For those of you who might not know, I’m a little obsessed with Pucked and the Alex Waters Beaver from Helena Hunting, it’s not a healthy obsession, I’m starting to see beavers everywhere, and I don’t think there are beavers in New York City. And now I’m obsessed with Yeti’s and it’s all Helena Hunting’s fault, she’s got me thinking about Beaver/Yeti sandwiches…
Oh, did you want a book review about Pucked Up too? Well Pucked Up picks up where Pucked left off, but with a new pair of characters we met in Pucked – Miller “Buck” Butterson and Sunny Waters. Miller is a reformed (but not so bright) puck bunny addict trying to get the girl. However, a series of misfortunes happen to both of them, getting in the way of their union. These are the kind of things that would horrify you in real life, but Helena Hunting turns them into hysterical interactions that will keep you up at night reading, laughing and then towards the end, hoping they work things out.
For those of you who read Pucked (and you don’t HAVE to read Pucked first) you will get to see a bit more of Violet and Alex. Violet is well, Violet… Alex is the overly awesome older brother you always wanted, until you got him, and then you don’t want him anymore.
There are two things that will get out of this, a fear of nature and then you’ll fall in love with a Yeti. As an extra added bonus, we now know that in January we’ll have Pucked Over starting Randy “Balls” Ballistic. I haven’t read it yet, but I already know it will be a great way to start the year.
As a side note, I met Helena just hours after finishing Pucked Up and that did not influence my review at all, I seriously loved the whole series before I met her. But Helena was sweet and friendly and like a regular person who you would never guess comes up with the crazy antics that happen in the Pucked series. A cool woman and an awesome book is the prefect combination!
Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth. After five years in the NHL, deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies, Miller has decided he’s ready for a girlfriend. A real, non-bunny girlfriend to take on dates, and not jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.
Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike team captain and all-around nice guy Alex Waters—who happens to date his stepsister, Miller’s media reputation as a manwhore is well earned. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about relationships or the time and effort they require.
Miller learns—eventually—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he’s going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.
I did receive a copy of Pucked Up in exchange for an honest review.