Audiobook Review: Pucked Over by Helena Hunting

Pucked Over by Helena Hunting
Series: Pucked #3 (full reading order below)
Audiobook Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Length: 10 hours and 37 minutes
Narrated by: Rose Dioro & Jacob Morgan
Links: Audible • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
Source: I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong?

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

But casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to get pucked over.

I LOVED the audiobook of the previous Pucked book, Pucked Up, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Pucked Over audiobook! Especially since it’s Randy Ballistic’s story with Lily, Sunny’s best friend! I was so excited to see this player fall for his best friend’s girlfriend’s best friend – and Helena Hunting didn’t disappoint. Randy and Lily were wonderful characters, and their romance was as sweet as it was sexy. I didn’t completely love the narrators, but the story thankfully wasn’t affected by that. Fans of the series definitely need to get their hands on Pucked Over!

Lily has finally gotten out of a seven-year on-and-off again relationship, and she’s ready to find a rebound man to make her get over her ex. And what better man to fill the role than the ultimate player who’s a pro at casual sex? NHL player Randy Ballistic isn’t ready to give up his bachelor life, so when Lily wants to use him for some fun times, who is he to say no? The chemistry between them is hot and dirty, and it seems neither of them can quite keep their hands off each other. But with Randy terrified of love and commitment, and Lily not wanting to enter another relationship again, what happens when feelings start to get involved in their ‘casual’ relationship? Will they be able to overcome their fears and fight for something worthwhile?

I liked Rose Dioro and Jacob Morgan as Lily and Randy for the most part, though sometimes both narrators sounded monotonous and boring. Pucked Up has a much better narrator than Pucked Over does. As for the characters, I really enjoyed Randy and Lily. They’re both flawed, real, and relatable, and again, sexy as hell together. This is definitely the steamiest of the series, though I wouldn’t say it was quite as funny as the previous books. My one complaint is that I would’ve loved to see more of Randy and Lily actually together as a couple – there just wasn’t enough of them in love! The secondary characters are a blast, as usual, and Violet is as insanely funny as ever.  Helena Hunting has created a wonderful cast of characters for this series, and I really can’t wait for more from her!

4 hearts
lacey


Reading Order: Pucked series

Pucked by Helena Hunting   

#1 ~ Pucked: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Pucked Up: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Pucked Over: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Forever Pucked: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads

Here’s an audio excerpt from Pucked Over!


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Audiobook Review: Pucked Up by Helena Hunting

Pucked Up by Helena Hunting
Series: Pucked #2 (full reading order below)
Audiobook Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes
Narrated by: Joe Arden
Links: Audible • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
Source: I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review

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 absolutely LOOOVED this audiobook!!! I’m actually surprised by how much I adored Pucked Up – I tried reading the first in the series, Pucked, but could never really get into it. I thought that Helena Hunting’s sense of humor just wasn’t my thing, but boy was I wrong. I honestly couldn’t stop grinning or giggling while I was listening to the Pucked Up audiobook. I loved it!! Miller was a wonderful hero, Joe Arden narrated him perfectly – I seriously had a blast listening to this book.

Miller “Buck” Butterson is used to puck bunnies chasing after him left and right, and while he used to partake in them, he’s a one-woman man now… if only the woman in question believed it. Miller has been crushing on his teammate’s sister Sunny Waters for a while, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to make her believe that he wants her and only her. But the funny thing about life is that it never really goes your way, and every time Miller does something innocent, it’s blown way out of proportion on social media, which is what makes Sunny have doubts about him. The situations Miller gets himself into are actually pretty hilarious and over the top *cough* a spider bite on his balls *cough* but at the heart of it, he just hates that Sunny won’t trust him and believe him when he says that nothing happened. So what will it take for her to realize that she’s the only one for him?

Miller is seriously the sweetest, most adorable man ever. He’s a lot more sensible than his crazy sister (the heroine of book 1), thank god, but he’s still witty and humorous. I loved him so much! He’s so much more than the airhead jock that social media likes to portray him as – he’s serious about hockey and he’s super into charity and helping others. He’s humble about the philanthropic work he does, so much so that no one even knows this sensitive, caring side of him. My heart fell hard for this man, and even more so because of his love for Sunny. My heart ached every time she doubted his intentions and hurt him, but he really never gives up on winning her heart. He’s seriously perfect!

I’ve listened to Joe Arden before, but Pucked Up is definitely the best work of his that I’ve listened to. He embodies Miller wonderfully, and all the humor and sarcastic remarks came across really well. Pucked Up is only told in Miller’s POV, so there’s only the one male narrator, which I’m usually not a big fan of, but it totally worked here. If you love audiobooks that will make you laugh and smile, I can’t recommend Pucked Up enough! This is definitely an audiobook you need to use your credit on.

5 hearts
lacey


Reading Order: Pucked series

Pucked by Helena Hunting   

#1 ~ Pucked: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Pucked Up: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Pucked Over: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Forever Pucked: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads

Here’s an audio excerpt from Pucked Up!


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