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    Saturday, 25 February 2017

    Blog Tour: PUCKED OFF by Helena Hunting

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    Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!


    Pucked Off by Helena Hunting


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    ***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.

    Excerpt:

    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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    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    In the essence of full disclosure, I haven't read any other book in the Pucked series.


    I'm not really sure why I didn't start this series yet. I adored Helena Hunting's Clipped Wings series and I've had this latest series sitting on my TBR. I just didn't make my way to it until now.


    Besides, I always love to support authors from my 'hood and I'm embarrassed that I failed to represent. I love the #6six


    So anyhoo, I absolutely loved Lance and Poppy, not to mention the characters from the previous books who popped up in this one. Yes, I will be going back to read their stories. Lance was an NHL defenseman known as Lance "Romance" Romero with a terrible reputation and a tragic past. Throughout this story he was trying to separate himself from this past. And yet it still lingered. He also had some inner conflict, believing that he wasn't worthy of goodness, especially Poppy. She was a really good girl and although she could see his darkness, she was also able to recognize all of his light.

    "I wanna deserve you. Why can't I find a way to deserve you?"

    Their chemistry was intense. The author left us in no doubt of their attraction and connection to one another. She gave us a hero that was perfect in his imperfection and a heroine that could love him in spite of his perceived flaws and help to mend this once broken man. I couldn't get enough of Lance's brogue. Gah!! I love a Scottish accent!! I also enjoyed the ending because it gave me the sweet that I needed, but I still wanted more of a glimpse of how this couple navigated their new life together. It was an emotional, sweet and steamy romance that had me rooting for this couple from the start!!

    Release Date: February 21, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 3.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone - Book 5 of the Pucked series

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    About the Author:

    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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