Pucked Over (The Pucked Series, Book #3) by Helena Hunting
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: When you go to “one-click” this book, and trust a BXTCH, you will, it actually doesn’t say anything about Pucked Over being a stand-alone novel. And I am here to reiterate to you, that it is NOT a stand-alone novel. Here’s the deal, hopefully by now you have read Pucked Up, which is the second book in this series. In that book we were introduced to the beginnings of Randy and Lily, a foundation of sorts was laid and Pucked Over is the building on that foundation. So, please do this series justice and read these books in the order in which the author wrote them and I’m quite sure intended. Each book seems to add to the ensemble”bility” (I understand that’s not a word, just go with it) of this series, which is turning out to be fantastic! So, read on BXTCHES!
In Pucked Over we’re going to be able to get in the heads of both Lily and Randy, as it is told through both POV’s.
Pucked Over is going to pick up at the charity hockey game that Miller and company put together in Pucked Up. At this point, Lily has not really had anything to do with Randy, other than in her fantasies and her stress level is certainly up knowing that she is going to run into him at this game. Well to say they run into each other is an understatement. Once again caught in a bathroom, Randy enjoys a feast of sorts that leaves Lily pissed, but wanting more.
Randy “Balls” Ballistic is dying to get more of Lily. He doesn’t do relationships, but is always looking for a bit of fun, and Lily is his kind of fun. After giving it a lot of thought and with a little encouragement from the girls, Lily decides that Randy would be the perfect rebound from Benji. You remember the dickface boyfriend who called Lily a bitch right in front of Randy, which then prompted Lily to stick her tongue down Randy’s throat? Yeah, him and what better way to get over an asshole than with a hot as balls hockey player, right? So, the rules are understood. They will have fun until it is no longer fun and if feelings get involved, it is over. Seems pretty simple, but is it really ever that easy?
Without giving away too much, here are some things you really need to understand about our hot couple. Lily comes from a single parent home. She was the result of a one night stand between her mother and her hockey player father. Because of this, her mother has black balled all hockey players regardless of their character. Also, her and her mother are not very financially stable, which requires Lily to work like crazy. Oh, and she is also a figure skater, well she was a figure skater, she now gives lessons. Now, as far as Randy is concerned, his uneasiness towards relationships can be contributed to his father, who was also a hockey player. However, he was also a hockey player who indulged in luxury of puck bunnies, ignoring the wife and kids he had at home. Being compared to his father, he feels that he will also take on his dad’s philandering ways and he refuses to do that to anyone. So, instead, he dates and as soon as it begins to get serious, he ends it. A girl who’s looking for a rebound and a guy who likes to have fun, sounds like a match made in heaven.
I fell in love with this series after the first book, Pucked and it has continued to pull me in with each addition. It’s now getting more and more difficult for me to pick which couple I have a hard on for the most. I did say in my review for Pucked Up, that I fell for Miller and Sunny just a bit more than Alex and Violet. Then along comes Randy and Lily and I’m not sure what to think or to pick any longer.
Well, let’s talk about the rest of the cast. Rest assured they are back and funnier than ever. There’s almost a story within a story in Pucked Over. We all know that Alex and Violet are now engaged and with the pressure from the mom’s, Violet is nearing panic attacks whenever the pending nuptials are brought up. The one thing that Violet has allowed is an engagement party, which turns out to be a very entertaining event. I feel like Violet just gets funnier and funnier as the series progresses and you are not going to be disappointed with her here, she is so funny/inappropriate that she is beginning to deserve herself another book. Miller and Sunny are in the beginning stages of their relationship and are as cute as all get out with their love for one another. Lance will also make some appearances and I’m hoping he is the focus of the next book, although I don’t know if I want Natasha (the trainer) to be his love interest of the girl who removed the dick from Miller’s face to be his focus, I know she was very minor in the grand scheme, I just feel that her story was significant. This series has a great ensemble who all add so much to the hilarity of each book and I love that the further into the series I seem to get, the more the ensemble not only grows in size, but grows emotionally as well.
Considering Pucked Over is a book about friends with benefits, it’s fitting that the sex here is off the wall or against it, whatever. Helena Hunting knows how to get right to the business and she knows how to set that business on fire. The sex in Pucked Over is by far the best in the series. I’m not sure if it’s because of the nature of the story or if Randy is just so fucking hot, refer to the cover for reference. Don’t worry, BXTCHES, it will have your toes curling over and over and over and over.
Once again, a book that I could not put down, which is not doing much to add to my running of “Mother of the Year”, but I’d rather get Pucked anyway. This series really has it all. The right amount of angst, mixed with humor, mixed with sex, sex, sex and you add in hockey, where can you go wrong. It provides the perfect escape from reality, which face it, we all need from time to time. The Pucked series is turning out to be one of my favorites and I cannot wait for the next installment. On a side note to Helena Hunting: I think I’m going to need a whole book that is focused on the wedding of Alex and Violet. I don’t think I’ll be satisfied to see it as part of a story within a story. I know it’s not all about me, but throw a BXTCH a bone, please and thank you.