Book Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting


Title: Pucked
Author: Helene Hunting
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Sports
Length: 315 pages
Rating: 5 stars


With a famous NHL player for a step-brother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation many hockey stars come with. She’s smart enough to steer clear of those hot, well-built boys with unparalleled stamina. That is until she meets the legendary team captain—Alex Waters.

Violet isn’t interested in his pretty, beat-up face, or his rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s previous misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes more than just a hot body with a face to match.

In what can only be considered a complete lapse in judgment, Violet finds out just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants. But what starts out as a one-night stand, quickly turns into something more. Post-night of orgasmic magic, Alex starts to call, and text, and e-mail and send extravagant—and quirky—gifts, making him difficult to ignore, and even more difficult not to like.

The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.

Grace Review


Never in a million years would I complain about too much hockey smut, especially given my previous obsession over hockey fan fics. All of these recent hockey releases are like the cherry on an ice cream sundae. BUT, I had to wonder going into this book, whether the sports theme has gotten stale. While this book follows the common theme of a reformed hockey bad boy, the author puts a hilarious twist to the theme, making it original. And it is now one of my favorite sports themed romance books!

“I should tell you I’m in love with your tits,” he says while doing that nuzzle thing again.
“You can date them if you want.  They like bras from Victoria’s Secret.”

Side note: This sounds crazy but I think this is the first book I’ve read with titty fucking.  Weird.

The humor that is throughout the story, is a bit crude, but it’s in a Will-Farrell-stop-making-me-laugh-or-I’ll-piss-my-pants kind of way. Violet and Alex are all kinds of awkward, and I kept thinking, these two are really weird, but somehow, they make it all work to their advantage, making them very endearing. Violet often has the diarrhea of the mouth problem, which is off-set by Alex’s stakerish tendencies. And I can’t forget about Violet’s various nicknames for Alex’s MONSTER COCK, later shortened to MC. MC is the house, bringing the paaaaaiin!!! Like really, Violet often had trouble walking properly after they had sex.

. . . it’s right there, between my ass cheeks.  Sliding and . . . huh, it doesn’t feel bad at all.  Regardless, the MC will never fit there.  The connection between my mouth and brain are faulty, as usual, and I shout, “Exit only.  It’s exit only!”

She briefly also refers to his junk as Snuffie, after the make believe Sesame Street character. The reasons behind the nickname are so absurd it had me rolling, but let’s just say, Canadian men are often uncircumcized. Don’t ask how I know this.

Anywho, this story had a nice twist. While Alex might come off as a hoebag in the media, the truth is a bit different. This is not one of those I-sleep-with-a-puck-bunny-a-day (or three) books until THE ONE comes along. Alex isn’t as bad as the media portrays him to be. He just never sets the record straight. Unfortunately, his way of dealing with the media comes back to bite him in a big way, nearly ruining everything.

There are too many hiliarous scenes to count, but these were some of my favorites:
*The waxing accident.
*Violet’s mom, Skye, and her awkward meddling and oversharing.
*Locker room sex followed by a teammate’s request for a sex tape.
*Alex’s mom, Daisy, and her big ass hair.
*Super MC and the cape.

“Oh!  Oh God!  I’m suffocating super MC!”


On top of all the humor, the author shows off her roots as a Canadian. Not only does she clearly understand the game and the puck bunnies within the scene, but she makes several references to her homeland – Tim Horton’s and the uber popular Canadian band, The Tragically Hip. I personally had never heard of them until a couple hockely players were tweeting about them.

The only thing I didn’t like about reading this book . . . .my stupid life getting in the way when all I wanted to do was read this book.

This story is fresh and fun, with laugh out loud moments and hot (wishing Violet and Alex would make a sex tape) moments. I loved the story from beginning to end, along with the crazy cast of characters. This is a MUST READ for anyone enjoys laughing. More specifically, this book is for anyone who is not a prude, and if you are, well, I’m not sure why you are following me . . . .

– Grace

*An ARC was received for an honest review.



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  1. I think it was my first titty fucking book too! I keep saying I need a smut book bingo card so I can mark off all the firsts 🙂

    Pucked was fab, it made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion

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