Pucked Love (Pucked, #6) by Helena Hunting

Pucked Love, the final sexy and emotional standalone in the NYT bestselling Pucked Series from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is available NOW!

 

Title: Pucked Love

Series: Pucked, #6

Author: Helena Hunting

Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: November 13, 2018

 

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As an NHL player, relationships haven’t been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that’s what happens when you require an NDA before the first date. 

Until Charlene. She’s like a firefly. She’s elusive, and if you catch her she’ll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty. 

I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.

But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.

We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most.

 

 

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Pucked Love (Pucked, #6)
by Helena Hunting © 2018

You’re turning twenty-six. It’s your champagne birthday, so we need to do something fun.” Violet bounces, making her boobs shake and my mimosa slosh perilously. “It should be themed! We can all wear leather chaps!”

“Could you be any more cliché?” I roll my eyes. “Just to be clear, Darren doesn’t own chaps.”

“Just a ball gag and a mask with no eye holes, according to Alex.”

And we’re back to my sex life. I knew I was getting off so easy.

I wonder if Darren is catching this kind of heat today. I seriously doubt it’s worse than what I’m getting since I don’t think his friends are likely to push his buttons, but I’ll have to ask when I speak to him next. I’m not sure when that will be, either. The message I sent about Gertrude was pretty straightforward and doesn’t necessarily require a response. Maybe I should’ve worded it differently.

Sunny raises her hand, like we’re all still in middle school and she’s waiting her turn to speak. “Wouldn’t a mask with no eyeholes be dangerous? You wouldn’t be able to see where you’re going.” Her eyes widen, and she looks around the room. “And what’s a ball gag?”

I honestly love that Sunny has grown up in this highly overinformed society and still manages to be innocent.

“Yeah, Char, wouldn’t a mask with no eyeholes be dangerous?” Violet props her fist on her chin and smiles. “And please, do explain what a ball gag is.”

“I’m not sure you really want the answer to that, Sunny.” Poppy gives me a look I can’t quite decipher.

Sunny twirls her hair around her finger. “Why not?”

“Where’s the harm in a little bondage-sex education? It’s not like Miller’s ever going to go out and buy either item for her. First of all, Alex would murder him, and secondly, I don’t think that’s Miller’s thing.”

Sunny’s face lights up, and she does jazz hands. “Oh! I think I know what Miller’s thing is!”

Lily grins. “Eating your cookie?”

“He really likes to do that, a lot. When my belly gets too big I’ll have to watch from the mirror.” She gets a faraway look in her eyes. “But he has another thing! Kind of like how you and Randy are always getting it on in bathrooms, except I think it’s a bit more sanitary.”

“And it doesn’t cause thousands of dollars of damage,” Violet adds.

Lily throws her hands up in the air. “That sink was already falling off the wall. It’s not my fault it broke!”

“That was one expensive orgasm,” I say.

“And Randy says it was worth every penny.” Lily’s smile is devious as she bites her knuckle, then turns to Sunny. “Anyway, back to Miller’s thing.”

Sunny wiggles around excitedly in her chair. “So Miller paints my toenails for me.”

“Miller’s thing is painting your toenails?”

“Yes. Well, no. I think he likes my toes.” Her fingers go to her lips, and she looks around the room, her cheeks flushing.

“Say what now?” Violet asks.

”Sometimes he kisses them.” She covers her mouth with her palm and says something unintelligible.

Violet sits forward in her chair. “Hold on a second, does Buck have a foot fetish?”

“Um, I don’t know.” Sunny looks worried now. “Is that weird? Is it, like, mask with no eyeholes kind of weird?”

 

 

 

Pucked Love (Pucked, #6)Pucked Love (Pucked, #6) by Helena Hunting
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

"I wonder if the ability to intuit brokenness in other people is a sixth sense only other damaged people are privy to. Like me and Charlene."

I was expecting #HockeyHunks and laughs, but that's not all Helena Hunting delivered. She served up some beautifully broken characters whose "broken parts sort of fit together." She made me feel their pain and their love for each other.

Unfortunately, as most of us have already learned, sometimes love isn't enough. Once you find the one, that doesn't necessarily mean you just get to sit back and enjoy your happily ever after. Sometimes, being fucked up keeps you from getting to the 'sit back and enjoy' part. Many times we get in our own way; fear is a powerful thing. Is it better to avoid love, rather than risking your heart?

He's been content to let her set the pace of their relationship. He didn't want to push, to put a lid on his firefly. He was afraid if he tried to capture her she would fly away. But, that doesn't mean he doesn't want more. He knows that she's keeping secrets that she's afraid to share. He knows that nothing she tells him will scare him away, but he doesn't know how to convince her of that. So, he just accepts what she's willing to give him.

They might have continued on like that indefinitely if her past had not caught up to her. Secrets never stay hidden forever, right? When her biggest fear finds her she must take inventory and decide if she's brave enough to reach for what she wants or if she's going to let it continue to control her. Fight or flight? Will she let her light shine and admit her love, or will she flee in fear? How long can she hide from her heart? And is that really possible with Violet as a best friend? Not likely with a bestie without a filter, right? Especially when that bestie learns that she's been keeping secrets from her too.

As we've all come to expect, the family/friend connections in the Pucked series are priceless and entertaining. They have each other's backs, but they are also the first to point fingers and tell tales. I can't get enough of their shenanigans and look forward to every opportunity to spend time with them. The line forms here...

 

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.

 

 

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