Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pucked Up (Pucked #2) by Helena Hunting

Pucked Up (Pucked #2)
by Helena Hunting

ARC, Kindle Edition, 388 pages
Published October 25th 2015 by Helena Hunting

Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth, and he was drafted into the NHL during his first year of college. After five years of deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies across the Continental US and parts of Canada, Miller is ready for a girlfriend. A real girlfriend of the non-bunny variety. One he takes on dates and doesn’t jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike Alex Waters, center, team captain and all round nice guy—who happens to be dating his step-sister—Miller’s manwhore reputation is well earned, and not blown out of proportion by the media. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about having a girlfriend. But he’s determined to make it happen. 

What he doesn’t take into account is the amount of time and effort relationships require, or that constantly letting bunnies take selfies with him to post all over social media isn’t going to win him any points in the boyfriend department. Miller learns—not so quickly—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.


I gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars for Miller "Buck" Butterson for being awesome. I wish he's got a better girl friend than Sunny, more like Violet, who cares so much for him... but that's me... Maybe you have have some other things to say...

Hmmm... I really got a mixed feeling about this. It's not that I don't like the story, but it's just that it's like there's nothing in it. Maybe I don't put it on the right words... English is not my mother tongue anyway...

OK... I warn you all, maybe there will be spoiler ahead!

Meet Buck, his real name is Miller, Violet's stepbrother from the first book of the series. After spending a few times together and lots texting and talking over the phone with Sunny or Sunshine, none other than Alex's sister and Alex is Violet's boyfriend (or now fiancé to be exact) and also Buck's team mate in Hockey pro, Buck decided that he wanted a relationship with Sunny, with whatever the complication and consequences.

Between season of games, or a pre-seasons, the athlete have free time. Some of them partying hard to spend the time, some of them try doing something good, such as volunteering at sport camp. Buck did both, partying with friends and then he went to a sport camp in Canada, where Sunny lives, because he wanted to spend some time with her too.

I don't know what exactly Sunny's feeling, but I don't  she's being honest completely. She seemed to be just testing the water, if you know what I mean.

You know, there's a guy, a great guy coming at you and even falling for you, and because you're single, so nothing on the way, so why not, right? That kind of impression that I got from her. Then when there's something that she just didn't approved of, she just complained and doing nothing to get to know the situation or the problem is or even trying to work it out. She's just dragged old history of Buck and not even appreciate Buck's effort to solve the problem.

And then again added by lack of her own decision making, she heard suggestion a lot from her besties and her brother. She's an adult, she has to be better than that.

Of course in the end, eventually everything is in the place. It's very nice of Buck, to accept Sunny unconditionally. I guess Sunny just a lucky brat to have Buck :d

There a few things in the story that I don't even understand why they're there... for example the porno star neighbour, what's the deal? The whole drama with spider bite, poison ivy allergic, even with the hair removal cream...

Though there's also about Buck's plan to do after his time being a professional hockey player is up. Which I really think it's very nice.

Yeah... I guess the right words are the story is not touchy enough to be memorable.   
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