Helena Hunting scores again with the third book in the Pucked Series, Pucked Over. This contemporary new adult hockey romance primarily takes place in Toronto (actually Guelph) and Chicago.
NHL star Randy Ballistic and Lily LeBlanc met/hooked up in book two, Pucked Up. Both are best friends of the main characters from that story, Miller Butterson and Sunshine Waters respectively. After being in a seven-year relationship Lily decides to have casual sex with all too willing Randy. The question is, will it remain casual?
I didn’t really like Lily at the start of the second book; I thought she was too hard on Miller and had ulterior motives. However, she admitted her lack of judgement and gave him a chance, which I respect. Ultimately, her character is not what I was expecting. I really like both Randy and Lily. Lily has had a tough life. She works hard and had to give up her dreams because of a lack of finances. Randy is tough on himself, thinking he is exactly like his father. I understand why he hid his injury, and I love how Lily handled the situation. I appreciate that Randy let Lily in and confided with her. The two are an interesting couple with great chemistry. Both characters grew in this story for the better. I love that the story is told from both Randy and Lily’s points of view. They are both pretty funny, and I loved their commentaries.
A lot of amusing things happen in Pucked Over. I love the side stories going on with the previous characters, for example, the wedding planning of Alex and Violet from book one. Violet really has no filter; she crakes me up.
Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.