Review – Pucked Up by Helena Hunting

Review – Pucked Up by Helena Hunting

Pucked up






Synopsis 1


Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth, and he was drafted into the NHL during his first year of college. After five years of deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies across the Continental US and parts of Canada, Miller is ready for a girlfriend. A real girlfriend of the non-bunny variety. One he takes on dates and doesn’t jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike Alex Waters, center, team captain and all round nice guy—who happens to be dating his step-sister—Miller’s manwhore reputation is well earned, and not blown out of proportion by the media. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about having a girlfriend. But he’s determined to make it happen.

What he doesn’t take into account is the amount of time and effort relationships require, or that constantly letting bunnies take selfies with him to post all over social media isn’t going to win him any points in the boyfriend department. Miller learns—not so quickly—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.












It’s official, I’m a certified puck bunny. Helena Hunting what have you done to me? I’m addicted to beavers, yetis and pucks. Yes, I am absolutely addicted to the Pucked series.

To say I loved Pucked is an understatement of epic proportions, I can now add Pucked Up to that love. Any book that can have me snorting laughing within the first page (Flash Beaver!) is sure to become a favourite. When it continues to have me laughing and garnering some weird side eye looks because I’m turning beet red from laughing so hard, you know it’s a keeper.

This book is filled with some many unforgettable scenes that you will have a hard time not highlighting the whole book. I know I may have highlighted way more than I realised. But it’s so worth it. I can’t pick my favourite, there’s far too many, but this line had me cracking up.

“If you go down on me again you’re either going to have a callus on your tongue, or I’m going to have one on my cookie.”

When I stopped doing a happy dance because Pucked Up had landed in my inbox, I dived in and didn’t want to put it down. It had everything I wanted, laughter, yeti jokes, hot hockey players, snappy one liners, smoking hot sex, Violet being oversharing Violet and of course a jealous yeti. I couldn’t ask for more.

What I did get was a side to Buck that I didn’t expect and I absolutely loved it. I may have fallen a little in love with Buck before but now? Hello Thunder Stick!!!! It’s a race between him and Alex as to who I would jump first if they were real and walked in the room. When he says things like this to Sunny the heroine, how could you not love the big yeti?

“I hate it when the hooker bunnies are all over you, and I hate being jealous,” Sunny mumbles around my tongue. I back up until her face comes into focus. “You don’t need to be jealous. You’re the only one I want all over me.”

I know I’ve almost forgotten to mention Sunny, Buck’s gal, shame on me. She was so much fun and never quite what I expected. I will say that there is one scene where she stands up to over protective brother Alex that had me laughing so hard I dropped my kindle. Talk about awkward.

I can’t get enough of these characters. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Helena Hunting you have a huge fan in me. This is a definite 5 star read that should go on everybody’s TBR pile. It can’t be missed. Why would you want to miss a book that will leave you jonesing for your next fix and with a sore face form laughing so long and hard? Run, don’t walk to get a copy of this book.

I will leave you with a part of a conversation between Sunny and Buck that I couldn’t help but share because it’s so wrong yet right all at the same time.

“I’m the only person you’re seeing?” “It’s been me and my hand—and yours, when I see you.”  “Me, too.” She smiles, but it turns pensive almost immediately. “Well, mostly.” I tense, because what the fuck does that mean? Her eyes go wide, possibly at my expression. “I mean, it’s just been me, but sometimes I use . . . helpers.” “Helpers?” I have no idea what she’s talking about. It makes me think of little elves running around down there, rubbing her clit for her.





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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.


1 Comment

  1. I just finished “Pucked” and feel just as you do. Helena Hunting reigns supreme at funny. I wasn’t sure I wanted to read “Pucked Up” so soon after “Pucked”. The next book after a fantastic one is usually disappointing and I hate to be disappointed. But, your review has convinced me otherwise. I need to bite the bullet (or Buck, as it were), buy that puppy and watch Sunny and Buck play out their romance. Thanks for your thoughts on “Pucked Up”. They really helped.

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