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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  34,294 ratings  ·  4,062 reviews
With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn't interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet's misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he b ...more
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Published May 3rd 2015 by Helena Hunting
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Colleen Hoover
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this hilarious book in 2015. That was the same year Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner at the Miss Universe pageant. That doesn't have anything to do with this book, but I watched that moment on repeat like eighteen times.
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★ 1/2! Pucked, book 1 of 5. Steamy one-night stand with ice-hockey manwhore turns sexy, funny, romance & slight obsession with monster cock!

“I can’t wait to have my mouth on you again. I’m gonna eat you like I’m on death row and you’re my last goddamned meal.”

Books in the Pucked series should be read in order:
Book 1: Pucked - Alex & Violet
Book 1.1: A Pucked Holiday - Everyone
Book 2: Pucked Up - Buck & Sunny
Book 3: Pucked Over - Randy & Lily
Book 4: Forever Pucked - Alex &

Title: Pucked
Series: Standalone
Author: Helena Hunting
Release date: May 3rd, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Well folks, I'm grappling with two conflicting urges. On one hand, I have a deep urge to rant over this book and let my annoyance rip. On the other hand, I'm attempting to reign in my stabby feelings out of respect for the review copy I was gifted. I'm not one to gleefully let loose on a book and tear it apart, but there are times when I feel so frustrated with the
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-audios
4 stars

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I haven’t laughed this much while listening to an audio book in a while. Granted, a lot of the humor was immature and a little on the raunchy side, but still- very funny. If you love sports romances and you love to laugh, THIS is a book you need to read!

Violet Hall meets Alex Waters while going to a hockey game to see her step-brother, Buck, play. She’s not looking for anyone, but Alex finds her. Alex is the crazy good looking, playboy with a reputation, and team captain. Violet knows s
Helena Hunting
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
One filterless girl, one hot hockey player and a whole lot of ridiculousness.

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It’s 6:51 on Thursday morning, and I’m thirty seconds away from an amazing orgasm. Women everywhere should take a page from the man manual. Just b
Jan 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
☆I received an ARC via the book's publicist in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

I'm so sorry readers, please don't raise your pitchforks at me!

There was basically no story, no character personality inkling or development, and no romance growth at all.

I just don't get it. I LOVE and ADORE hockey romances but this one was painted with a male protagonist who had nothing going up there except his libido; and a female who is supposed to be an intelligent accountant but acts nothing more tha
Sleepless Readmore
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
If you date a hockey player, raise your glass.
If you don't, then raise your standards.
4 Dibs on the PUCKING Captain STARS

Alex and Violet

Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game ..►♫


HOCKEY BOOK? hmm .. sign ME UP! It's official .. these hockey books that I've read lately have ruined all other sports for me (APART FROM BOXING) .. I need me a hockey player STAT! The plot was not what I was expecting because I didn't read the description before diving into it. I was like oh great
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****

He’s such an enigma. I want these glimpses of sweetness and his awkward fumblings to be authentic, not a façade he wears to get women into bed with him.

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I don’t know why I waited so long to read this series and what possessed me to read the books out of sequential order. Even though you really can read each book as a standalone (except for Forever Pucked), because every installment is about a different couple, but all of the characters show up in each subsequent story. I ha
Stacey is Sassy
I didn't realise Canadian's sounded so Irish... 😉

This is the kind of audio that I really look forward to. I've read the story, know what's going to happen and I'm prepared for every bump in the road to happiness. I can relax sit back and enjoy the journey without stressing about background noises or my attention drifting. It doesn't always happen, but if there's a lot going on around me, I can sometimes get distracted from the storyline. In Pucked, I was able to follow along well, get a bunch of
Emma Chase
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pucked is a unique, deliciously hot, endearingly sweet, laugh out loud, good time romance! Already reread twice :))
Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
4.5 stars

I've been wanting to read Pucked for a long time, and I'm so happy that I finally did! It was the perfect read for me right now! Sweet, silly, and steamy af!! I loved it! ❤

|2.5 you're so pucked stars|

Blurb: 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 inferi
Mar 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Unpopular opinion coming...
I couldn't get into this book at all. For me, it was like there was no actual story, just bad sex scenes. I felt like it was really immature erotica with all the references to her "beaver" and his "wiener." The blurb seemed really interesting and I was excited to read this but once I started I was disappointed.

The characters were lacking for me and had no character development at all. I didn't like Violet from the beginning, she just seemed really judgmental, especial
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hockey Fans, Helena Hunting Fans, Hot, Romance
3.75-4 It Told You It Was In Your Face Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free- It's FREE!!!
We all have friends and relatives we love to hang know who I am talking about... They are the ones who come out with the craziest shit and just lay it out there for all to see. They have this way of doing and saying things you would NEVER, I MEAN, NEVER say... and do it so that it is natural and authentic to them. Sometimes it can get a little grating and over the top... but during the entire time you are w
3,5 Steamy Stars

One wild night changes the lives of Violet and Alex. Used to be a single girl by now, Violet doesn’t know what to do when mawhore anti-commitment Alex decided to chase her after their one night-stand. However, she has a rule of not get involved with playboys. However, Alex is persistent and starts to wear her off. But the life of a hockey player isn’t easy, there’s pressure, fame and everything that comes with it. Can Alex show Violet how good they could be together?


"I'm so pucked. There'd better be a support group for hockey hookers. I'm going to need it after tonight."

After reading Pucked, I realize that the title could not be more indicative of how I feel about this series. I am truly Pucked! And it feels good! Helena Hunting's text is loaded with humor and wit, colorful characters, sports action, and smoking hot sex! When you are looking for the sweetest kind of escape, what more could you be looking for?
"As the lone female among the throng of giant
3.5ish Stars

Overall I liked this little ditty but I'm skipping the in-depth review because what annoyed the ever loving crap out of me probably won't bother most folks.

Basically it all comes down to 81 mentions of the word "beaver" or a close incarnation. Oh, and 53 mentions of "monster cock" or "MC" for short. That's a whole lot of repetition for a book that doles out a meager amount of character development and awkwardly mumbles over the big time conflict of the story. I will give serious kud
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
I'm super duper late to this party, but I'm going to binge read this series and catch up. Therefore, look forward to lots of rambling reviews. LOL
I’ll try my best not to belabor the reviews, but I already know I’m going to love the books so much. This one was exactly what I needed at the moment. Funny, sexy, and sweet.

Here's the breakdown: Super sexy hockey player connects immediately with his teammate’s sister. They try to hide the relationship, but get outed in the most spectacular way. OMG,
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Do you fancy hot nerdy ice-hockey player? Hilarious heroine with no brain-to-mouth filter? Crazy inappropriate mothers, LOL moments and banters? This novel has it all.

Pucked is without the doubt the most entertaining adult contemporary story I have had a pleasure of reading. It is pointless to retell the storyline, you have to experience it yourself to understand its charm. However, I have a little warning for some of you – prepare yourself for plenty of sexy times. But contrary to other adult
Perry ★TBBSisterhood Blog★
5 stars

You know, while reading this, I never thought I'd end up adding it to my Favorites shelf. Then I finished it and I realized I'd never read anything like it. And that I couldn't put it down. And what it set to do, it did PHENOMENALLY.

Oh Helena Hunting, you crazy naughty girl you. I love you! Not as much as I love Alex Waters's MONSTER...

But holy hell, was this book everything I needed. I was on withdrawals after so much hockey goodness from Elle Kennedy's The Mistake and this hit the beav
Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
I somehow got my review for this book stuck on a French Kindle edition. It was only a couple of sentences, but still. Ugh. I decided to take the opportunity to completely rewrite it. I'm just putting this out there, so you know why you may have already seen me review this before. lol

I've been wanting to read Pucked for a long time, and I'm so happy that I finally did! It was hilarious, sweet, and steamy af!! I devoured it any chance I got. It literally hurt me to put it down. I'm officially in l
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

Without a doubt, this book is not for everyone, but the oddball humour made me laugh several times, and I was highly entertained throughout.

Violet Hall is the step-daughter of a sports scout and the step-sister of a professional Ice Hockey player, so she is very familiar with the lifestyles and reputations of the studs on the ice.

Alex Waters is the captain of the Hawks Ice Hockey team, and he is instantly drawn to Violet's awkward and quirky ways but it's up to him to convince h
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
This was a hilarious sports-themed romantic comedy that I completely enjoyed. Violet was such a funny narrator as the sister of hockey player, and stepdaughter of a hockey scout, and someone who after a bad experience, has sworn off hockey guys forever. Then she meets Alex Waters and they have instant chemistry. Lots of steamy times in this book, and the author has a hilarious writing voice.

Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.
Sarah Toussaint
Jun 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
Was I supposed to like this book...?

I'm sorry but this was an absolute, boring, empty-chemistry mess.

No redeeming quality whatsoever.

Hope the next one is better...
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
DNF at 45% SADLY! The hockey scenes rocked; the flow and flawless writing was great. However; there was no real story or character development. Also; the cheesiness and childishness of the heroine made our eyes roll. The hero was a contradiction and don't get us started on the repetitiveness of beaver, monstrous cock and other sexual connotations and innuendos. Such a shame as we were really looking forward to this one. By the looks of it we are in the minority so please give this one a go yours ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

"I'm so pucked. There'd better be a support group for hockey hookers. I'm going to need it after tonight."


*fans self*

This story follows Violet, who's sworn off hockey players after getting her heart broken, and Alex who's the incredibly sexy captain of her stepbrothers hockey team. Violet goes to one of the home games with her parents to support her stepbrother and then meets Alex at the bar. Their attraction is instant, which then leads to what was supposed

So, the book roller coaster'ed from 4 stars ... to 2 stars... to wtf kinda shit is this stars .... to I'm through with this shit stars .... to oh I'm pissing my pants laughing stars... to I hate this bitch stars... to just one more page and I'll DNF it stars ... to no-go marshmallow MMC.. to oh, that was funny stars.

What's What

There's no real plot here aside from a hockey dude wooing and groveling his way to love with the most spastic FMC I've ever read... All while surrounded by family and f
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a funny, sexy, and easy read. I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting (which is nice because I've been in a funk of 3ish star books). There were many times that I laughed out loud and my husband looked at me like I was to me that means it was successful!

Storyline: This is Violet and Alex's story. Violet meets Alex when she is attending her step-brother's hockey game with a new team. It is an instant attraction for both of them. After some witty d
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I pucking loved it! I seriously have laughed out loud so many times reading this one.

Alex is a the star hockey player for the Hawks with just as big of reputation for being a player off the ice as he does on the ice. But that doesn’t stop Violet from hooking up with him. In her defense it just going to be a one time thing, the last thing she wants is the reputation of a puck bunny.

Violet is freaking hilarious her inner thoughts had me laughing out loud. She says the things people secretly thin
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
3.5 Snuffie Stars

Oh this book...I spent half of my time belly laughing at the preposterously fun dialogue and the other half eye rolling at the quirky relationship that came about. This was definite fun....I liked it...But I also cursed at it, a lot!

Meet Violet Hall and Alex Waters...
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So completely mismatched it was times. Violet has been around hockey and money her whole life. She is no stranger to the lifestyles of the pro athletes especially since her step-brother is a pro hockey
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Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes everything from romantic sports comedy to new adult angst.

Other books in the series

Pucked (6 books)
  • Pucked Up (Pucked, #2)
  • Pucked Over (Pucked, #3)
  • Forever Pucked (Pucked, #4)
  • Pucked Off (Pucked, #5)
  • Pucked Love (Pucked, #6)
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