Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny
Book 4, Taking Shots
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Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I'm just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.
Confession #2: Ryder "Ox" Maddox's deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I'm powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.
Confession #3: I can't stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it'd be to cross lines with him.
Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.
Confession #5: If I'm not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I'll be totally pucked.
Each book in the Taking Shots series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Getting Lucky Number Seven
Book #2 Anatomy of a Player
Book #3 Crazy Pucking Love
Book #4 Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny
This is book #4 in the Taking Shots series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To not read a spoiler, and to understand this really great series, I recommend reading in order.
Lindsay has come a long way to not be like she used to. Ryder threatens all this because he is still part of the "hockey life" she has left behind her. As their attraction heats up and she needs his help to cement her future, she struggles with whether she is doing the right thing.
Ryder wanted Lindsay from first sight. He found her beautiful, smart, and completely amazing. Winning her over and not being a threat to her new life is a challenge. He is never one to not get what he goes after.
This series rocks! Each book just gets better and better. If you love sports, romance, laughter, and an HEA - this series is a must read!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publisher.
***5 ‘Locking You In’ Stars***
The cover was definitely a lure but the hook was the fact that the jock was the tutor and I just had to see how it would all play out and holy h*ll did I devour this book! I had to force myself to put it down and get workstuff done. It was sweet, smexy, funny and brought out all the feels as I fell into adoration (and at times frustration) with Lindsey and Ryder.
I adored Lindsey from her first confession. She didn’t sugar coat anything when it came to who she was as a puck bunny, her reasons she stepped away from it, and who she saw herself as now. In fact it was blunt and at times harsh, which was refreshing but had her pigeonholing herself in a whole new way. I loved her wit, sass and heart.
Ryder was all kinds of sweet, smexy, charming and unassuming in a lot of ways. He wasn’t blind to how people viewed him, but he didn’t let it go to his head. His tenacity was a huge draw for me, but so was how observant he was and how he poured all of himself into attaining his goals.
From the very beginning I had a general knowledge of how Ryder and Lindsey’s journey to their HEA would play out simply from the title. I knew the past was going to cause problems, but it took me a bit before I figured what the catalyst would be and I was like “whoa”. I was hoping I was wrong, and quite honestly I was hoping that they wouldn’t have to deal with it all, because I loved them together. Their interactions were sweet and funny and a fluidity about their interactions, even when the sexual tension was ratcheted up, that drew me in and had me rooting for them, even when the bomb was finally dropped. That was honestly painful and I was totally on #Team…, but I loved how everything worked out in the end.
This is my first book ever by Cindi Madsen and I absolutely loved it! The writing was engaging, the pacing was good and I really enjoyed the dual first person POV’s. The couples/characters from the previous books are a part of the story but this can be read as a standalone without feeling like you’ve missed out on something important. I thought all the supporting cast of characters were written well and added depth to story without taking any of the focus away from Lindsey and Ryder, and I will definitely be on the lookout for the next in the series as well as finding spots in the TBR list for the author’s other books.
~ Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~
Love on the ice!
I really enjoyed this read. Lindsay is a senior in college and was all about cozying up to the hockey players earlier in her college career, until she made the mistake of falling for one of them and he broke her heart. Now she stays far, far away from that crowd. When Ryder meets Lindsay, he is drawn to her, but she wants nothing to do with him. When he ends up getting her attention by tutoring her in math, he is hoping he can move out of the friend zone.
Ryder and Lindsay were easy characters to like. I found myself rooting for Ryder and hoping that Lindsay would give him a chance. I loved the hockey boys and the close friends that Ryder had. I loved how the girls instantly took Lindsay into the fold. It was a great group of friends that made the book so enjoyable. What I loved most though is that in a way Ryder and Lindsay both saved each other. Ryder found out there is more to life than hockey and Lindsay found out that she really didn't want to be alone and it was OK to let people into her life. This was a good read.
- Category: New Adult
- Published: May 08, 2017
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 344 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, Taking Shots