PUCKED OFF by Helena Hunting: Book Tour – Review & Excerpt

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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.

MICHELLE’S REVIEW

Omg omg omg

Lovers. I love the entire PUCKED series from Helena Hunting but this might be my favorite.

Lance’s story was nothing I expected and everything I wanted. It was pure perfection.

First of all. Let’s be clear. I love Randy Balls. But Lance. Lance might be stealing my heart. He’s so vulnerable and manly all rolled into one. But it’s he vulnerability that makes me fall in love with him.

And Poppy. You know how we feel about strong heroines and Poppy is one. The thing I love most about her is that she could be a weak and delicate flower but she’s not and it’s amazing. She has her own vulnerabilities but she’s the calm and the strength Lance needs.

This book is of course sexy and you get to see the whole Pucked gang. But beyond all that it’s just such a beautiful story. I can’t even express to you how much I loved it. Just read it.

 

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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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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ROYALLY MATCHED by Emma Chase: Book Tour & Review

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Royally-Matched-3D-bookSome men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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MICHELLE’S REVIEW

Emma Chase just doesn’t disappoint.

I am absolutely in love with this series. First off- I’m obsessed with European royalty. So this series has basically been what I have always dreamed about happening to me- marrying Prince William or Prince Harry. But now I have Prince Nicholas and Prince Henry to lust after.

You can read my review of ROYALLY SCREWED which is Nicholas’ and Olivia’s book and is amazing.

But Henry’s book was so fun and so surprisingly sweet- I just could not put it down. I expected it to be a hilarious Bachelor- Royal Style- rom com but it was so much more. Henry finds himself drawn to Sarah Titebottum (best name ever) and her quiet beauty and strength.

Lovers- if you like strong heroines- you will love Sarah. I’m obsessed with her. Obsessed.

And Henry is fun and sexy and so so sweet- you’ll love him too.

There were just so many elements of this book that I loved but I want you all to experience them yourself. So get on this series if you haven’t already!!

 

 

 

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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MACK DADDY by Penelope Ward: Book Tour & Review

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They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?

So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy.

I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.

They didn’t know about our past.

He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.

Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

And soon I might be breaking all the rules.

Author’s note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel.

 

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MICHELLE’S REVIEW

So lovers- I love second chance romances. I mean there is no one in my past that I want to reconnect with but I like the idea of a second chance romance when I’m reading.

So I was super excited about MACK DADDY. Let’s be clear- anytime a DILF is involved in something- my ovaries go “boom.”

There are a lot of things I loved about this book. First of all, I liked that we got the development of the relationship between Mackenzie aka Mack and Francesca aka Frankie. I loved seeing their background and the way they came to be. It was a true friends to lovers story and I loved that piece of it.

I did struggle a bit with some of the choices around Frankie’s relationship that she already has when we meet her. I feel that she took some advantage of a really good guy when she did not have to.

There was some SERIOUS drama towards the end and it was super interesting and for me unexpected. My only complaint was that it felt a little rushed to me and I would have liked more of that.

The build between these two is definitely a slow burn but it’s totally worth the wait. Frankie and Mack are overall really likeable characters and I really enjoyed the story.

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.

Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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