Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!
**ARC received from the author for an honest review**
Lance “Romance” Romero is HERE! I could not tell you how excited I was for this story! Ballistic has always held the #1 spot for me but I knew there was more to Lance than hockey’s playboy.
Lance’s past haunts him in ways I could never have imagined. Learning about the meaning for the ink on his back just..ugh..UGLY TEARS. And not only does he hold guilt and anger inside him for things that are NOT his fault but Lance believes he’s not worthy of finding true happiness.
Oh and our heroine…I can’t tell you who she is…that would ruin the twist that just pulls this whole tale together. But she is strong and sassy in a new way than what we’ve seen in the past. I truly saw shades of Hayden and Tenley that take me back to Hunting’s heartbreaking tone from the Clipped Wings series. Its not easy for an author to write a story that’s full of heartbreak that somehow still fills you with hope.
With all that…these two are…oh my god..just HOT! There’s an innocent passion between Lance and our new heroine that rivals the charmingly sweet Pucked Boys of ‘ole.
I cried, I laughed, I swooned, and I felt full of love reading our Unicorn’s story. I’m confidently stating this as one of my TOP reads for 2017….yeah..THAT GOOD!
Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance
***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***
I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”
I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.
Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.
I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.
At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.
I shouldn’t want her.
But I do.
I should leave her alone.
But I won’t.
Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.
He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.
I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”
He doesn’t move.
Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.
I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.
Sadly, he’s still hot.
He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.
I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.
I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”
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NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
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