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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 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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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 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.

30 review for Pucked Love

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*

    L O V E D!! I never this day would come but....Lance has been topped. I didn’t see it coming, but I’m in so much love with Darren!! He’s my new number #1 Helena Hunting BBF! ❤❤ A couple things, I’m really digging these Audible exclusive releases! If you’re a Romance package subscriber, they’re included. Eeeeeeep! Back to the book! There a few things that really elevated this book above the rest for me. The hero, Darren, is what I’d label as relationship challenged. He’s never engaged in a normal ( L O V E D!! I never this day would come but....Lance has been topped. I didn’t see it coming, but I’m in so much love with Darren!! He’s my new number #1 Helena Hunting BBF! ❤️❤️ A couple things, I’m really digging these Audible exclusive releases! If you’re a Romance package subscriber, they’re included. Eeeeeeep! Back to the book! There a few things that really elevated this book above the rest for me. The hero, Darren, is what I’d label as relationship challenged. He’s never engaged in a normal (by society’s standards, not mine) relationship. Everything has to be his way. Charlene challenges him from the very beginning. Both characters have some type of baggage that needs to be worked through. Those types of stories are always of particular interest to me. And last but certainly not least, Darren is sexy AF. The relationship is HOT! Plus...just look at that cover. Holy Covergasm! Am I Right? Helena Hunting’s signature wit and comedic talent is on full display. The OTT moments we’ve come to expect from her books are all there and well placed. And, we get to catch up with the old gang! Everything about this one is solid and well executed. Pucked universe fans will LOVE it! Recommended!

  2. 3 out of 5

    Helena Hunting

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NOW AVAILABLE in AUDIO Audible → https://adbl.co/2uinxBu Amazon US → https://amzn.to/2GfBwMb iBooks Audio → https://apple.co/2KWfdS9 PREORDER the eBook & Paperback iBooks → https://apple.co/2IzemWD Amazon US → https://amzn.to/2KHKHbl CA → https://amzn.to/2lT5U7i AU → https://amzn.to/2Npt4if UK → https://amzn.to/2MKIwEE Kobo → http://bit.ly/2u2nrhi Nook → http://bit.ly/2NnyFpj Paperback → https://amzn.to/2HBUvRK Google Play → TBA Prologue NDA Coffee Date Charlene I breathe into my palm to check for freshness. I brushed my teeth less than ten minutes ago, but I pop two Altoids anyway. Fresh breath is crucial. I crunch down and spread the fiery-cold bits over my tongue. The burst of mint makes my eyes water, so I have to dab at the corners with my sleeve and breathe through my nose to avoid making it worse. Darren Westinghouse is picking me up for a coffee date. The Darren Westinghouse, Chicago’s NHL right wing and the most mysterious man in the league. There are loads of rumors about him. His dating history is unclear and based mostly on speculation and conjecture. I’m excited to get to know the man behind the intense, stoic mask. My palms are sweaty, and my panties are inappropriately damp as I wander around my kitchen. My reaction to anxiety is weird. And rather inconvenient. I’ve already changed my panties once in the past half hour. “It’s just coffee,” I scold my crotch. It doesn’t seem to matter, though. She’s preparing for all possible scenarios. I introduced myself to Darren when I went with my best friend, Violet, to an away game. He was gentlemanly and sweet, offering to walk me back to my room. I went in for a goodnight kiss that turned into an epic make-out session. We kissed like teenagers until my lips were raw. It took a week before they finally stopped peeling. Today I’m wearing shiny gloss that tastes like cotton candy—my hope is that Darren likes the flavor and will want to kiss it off more than once. I smooth my sweaty palms down my jean-covered thighs. I’m going for casual—except under my jeans I’m wearing a nice pair of lacy panties, just in case his hand happens to find its way into them. My bra matches, of course. I check the time. It’s nine forty-nine in the morning. He’s picking me up at ten, but those eleven minutes feel like they’re taking an eternity to pass. I mentally scroll through the approved topics of conversation: obviously hockey, weather, my job, and my college experience are all approved. I’ve learned that it’s best to give people the barest of facts and then shift the topic away from the really personal stuff. People usually love to talk about themselves, so it’s not all that hard to do. At nine fifty three I do another breath check and startle as my doorbell chimes. “He’s here!” I whisper-shriek to no one. Or maybe I’m addressing my anxious vagina. I take two deep breaths and count to three before I open the door. I’m still not adequately prepared for the vision taking up my front porch. Darren’s in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt—so different than the suit he was wearing the last time I saw him. His short hair is styled neatly, and his hard, icy blue eyes move over me in a casual sweep that I feel everywhere. Darren is intense. He’s lightness and darkness fused together. And he’s unearthly beautiful. It’s a lot to process. A half-grin tips his mouth and quickly becomes a disarming full smile that transforms his face from severe to stunning for as long as it lasts. “Hi.” It’s almost a moan it’s so breathy. “Hello, Charlene.” I have tingles below the waist from those two words. “Hi.” I’m repeating myself. Not smooth. “I’m a little early,” he says. “I hope that’s okay.” I snap out of my Darren-induced daze. “Yes! Yeah, of course. Just let me get my purse.” I turn, prepared to grab it from the kitchen, when I realize it’s already hanging from my right arm. “Oh, never mind. Looks like I’m all set.” I hope he doesn’t think I’m a complete idiot. I shrug into my coat with Darren’s help—so courteous—grab my keys from the hook, and step out onto the porch. It’s a crisp morning, but the sun is shining, so it takes the edge off the chill in the air. Darren is ultra-polite, opening the passenger door and helping me in before he rounds the hood and takes the driver’s seat. We make small talk as we drive toward the water. I’m a little surprised when Darren pulls into a Starbucks and heads for the drive-thru. This isn’t quite what I had in mind when he proposed a coffee date. I figured we’d go to some quaint, cozy little café and stare into each other’s eyes. “I thought we could go to the park.” “Oh, sure. That would be great,” I say. Parks can be romantic. Especially since it’s kind of chilly today. Maybe he’ll have to put his arm around me to keep me warm. I can totally get on board with that. Once we have our coffees, Darren drives to the water. He parks the SUV, but leaves the engine running. I assume we’re going to get out and stroll the boardwalk, but instead we stay where we are and chat while we people-watch. Also not what I was expecting, but he smells great, so I guess I’ll take it. He’s a quiet guy, so I end up doing the majority of the talking. Instead of rambling about myself, I regale him with Violet stories, which make him chuckle—a sound I like a lot. After an hour or so, during which my stomach starts to grumble since I was too nervous to eat this morning, he shifts to face me. He skims my cheek as he sweeps my hair over my shoulder. I lean into that touch, willing him to lean in, too. And he does. His thumb rests against that soft spot under my chin. “I would like to kiss you,” he says. “I have coffee breath.” “As do I.” I consider offering him a mint, but decide I don’t care. I tip my chin up. “Okay then.” His smile is soft and warm, in stark contrast to his hard features and icy eyes, and his lips feel like silk against mine. I have no idea how long we kiss, but it’s enough that my neck starts to get a kink. He finally pulls back, those icy eyes heavy with the same lust that’s ruining my underwear. “Would you like to have lunch with me?” In my head I turn lunch into extended foreplay, but either way, spending more time with him is on my yes list. “Definitely.” “Great.” That smile of his makes another appearance, shorting out all the connections to my brain and redirecting the energy to my lady bits. He reaches into the backseat and retrieves a messenger bag. He then produces a file folder with my name printed neatly on the front of it. Well, that’s kind of . . . odd. Although that seems to be the way this date is going: nice, but odd. “What’s that?” I ask, the lust and excitement I was feeling a few seconds ago transforming into anxiety. “A non-disclosure agreement,” he says breezily, as if he’s telling me the name of a flower. I’ve signed plenty of non-disclosure agreements during my time at Stroker and Cobb Financial Management. It’s necessary when working with famous hockey players and managing their finances. But unless I’ve read this whole thing incorrectly, Darren isn’t going to ask me to manage his finances. At least I hope he’s not. “I’m sorry, why would a non-disclosure agreement be necessary?” His brow furrows, making the sharp lines of his face even more severe and slightly ominous. “Because I’d like to have lunch with you.” I surreptitiously place my hand on the armrest, near the door handle. Just in case. “You need a non-disclosure agreement for lunch?” He runs his hands down his thighs. “I’d like to take you to my house.” “For lunch?” “Yes.” “Is lunch code for something?” I get more of his furrowed brow. “Code?” Maybe the rumors about him are true. Maybe he really is some kind of Dom and he’s looking for me to be his next submissive. I’m not sure how to feel about that. I’ve read all the Fifty Shades books, and sure, some of that stuff sounds like a fun time, but I don’t like to sign contracts for anything outside of work and banking. Even then, it makes me uncomfortable. “Yeah, like, is lunch a code word for some kinky sex games or something?” His furrow turns into an arch, and a slightly sinister smile tugs at the corner of his sinfully sexy mouth. The same mouth that was recently suctioned to mine. “No. Although I’m certainly not opposed to kinky sex games if that’s what you’d prefer in lieu of lunch.” I pick up the folder, which he’s left on the dash between us and flip it open. The agreement is several pages long. I glance at Darren and raise my own eyebrows. “Take your time. I can wait.” He smiles again, but it seems more like a grimace. I scan the contents. It’s incredibly thorough, with a whole bunch of clauses. There’s even one pertaining to a credit card and a budget for clothing and lingerie. What in the actual fuck? I close the file folder and pass it to him. “I’d like you to take me home.” He grins widely and produces a pen. His smile is so pretty I almost forget why I want to go home. Then I remember the pre-date paperwork. I hold up a hand. “No, you’re not understanding. I’d like you to take me to my house, not yours. I’m not signing an NDA agreement for a lunch date—especially this type of NDA.” That smile of his drops, and he blinks rapidly, fingers tapping against the manila file folder. “But I thought we were enjoying each other’s company.” “We were. But there’s no fucking way I’m signing this, so if you want to have lunch with me, you’ll have to do it without an NDA.” He’s clearly experiencing some conflict over this because he stares at me long enough that my skin grows hot before he finally says, “It’s meant to protect us both.” “It’s not a condom, Darren. It’s an NDA. The next thing I know I’ll have some kind of tracking chip and I’ll be tied to your bed.” He tips his head to the side and seems to be fighting a smile. “Would you like to be tied to my bed?” “Not if I have to sign an NDA.” “And if you don’t have to sign an NDA?” The answer to that question is still no, I think, but I shrug, because even him asking makes things happen in my panties. “I’m a very private person, Charlene.” “So am I. Doesn’t mean I make all the people in my life sign an NDA because of it. If you want to have lunch with me, you can do it without asking me to sign away my rights.” He regards me for several long, intense moments in which I have to fight to hold eye contact. Jesus, I’m nervous. “Okay, no NDA,” he finally concedes. “But I have rules for dating, Charlene.” “So do I, and we can discuss them over lunch.”

  3. 5 out of 5

    Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer

    *****FIVE STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} I kiss her, and my whole world seems to come together and fall apart at the same time. She’s everything. She’s all the missing pieces I need to feel whole. The ”Pucked” series is my absolute most favorite sports romance series of all time. I will always put Helena Hunting in the highest regard for creating Alex ”Super MC” and Violet Waters. All of the characters are incredible, but those two will forever hold a special place in my heart. But *****FIVE STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} I kiss her, and my whole world seems to come together and fall apart at the same time. She’s everything. She’s all the missing pieces I need to feel whole. The ”Pucked” series is my absolute most favorite sports romance series of all time. I will always put Helena Hunting in the highest regard for creating Alex ”Super MC” and Violet Waters. All of the characters are incredible, but those two will forever hold a special place in my heart. But I can’t deny that I have loved every couple’s journey and couldn’t wait to finally get to Darren and Charlene’s story. They’ve always been in the background and seemed a bit mysterious to me, so it was a pleasant surprise that their story was filled with so much heart and that I even got a little emotional towards the end. This is the last installment of the series. It’s so very hard to have to say goodbye. I don’t want to do it. I know there will be several re-reads in my future. What makes this series special, aside from how the Heroes worship the women they love, are the amazing friendships between all of them. Through thick and thin they are there for each other. These are some of the best supporting characters I’ve come across in a series and I have treasured every moment that I got to spend with them. Here are my overall ratings: Hero: 5 Heroine: 4 Plot: 5 Angst: 4.5 Steam: 5 Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5 PUCKED LOVE releases on November 13th! Get ready to fall in love with yet another amazing couple and enjoy all the fun and heartfelt moments with all your beloved characters from the previous installments! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lVtrVi AppleBooks: https://apple.co/2IzemWD Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/PuckedLove Kobo: http://bit.ly/2u2nrhi Nook: http://bit.ly/2NnyFpj Audible: https://amzn.to/2IWTNPI Paperback: https://amzn.to/2lWZ0yd

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cristina | CristiinaReads

    ➳Helena Hunting, the queen of rom-coms has done it once again in this drool worthy, kinky, and beyond creative romance novel... ➳Keeping this short and sweet... I am not the biggest fan of audiobooks, but the fact that I was able to finish this one and enjoy it to its fullest is beyond surprising to me. I was hesitant to dive into it but knowing Helena Hunting and the love I have for her, I could not pass it out. All the kink, the intimacy, the witty banter between both couples made laugh, enjo ➳Helena Hunting, the queen of rom-coms has done it once again in this drool worthy, kinky, and beyond creative romance novel... ➳Keeping this short and sweet... I am not the biggest fan of audiobooks, but the fact that I was able to finish this one and enjoy it to its fullest is beyond surprising to me. I was hesitant to dive into it but knowing Helena Hunting and the love I have for her, I could not pass it out. All the kink, the intimacy, the witty banter between both couples made laugh, enjoy, cry, and swoon over them. Thank the heavens that Helena has decided to continue this series, because it never gets old! ➳Follow Me On: Blog ♕ Instagram ♕ Facebook ♕ Twitter

  5. 3 out of 5

    Karen Mc

    SQUEEE!!! This is one of my most anticipated 2018 books—in the top 5 or 3!!! I just need MORE of The Pucked series now!!! I have a feeling Charlene and Darren’s story may be the hottest pucking Pucked book ever. Bring it, Helena! Bring it now, please!!! ❤ SQUEEE!!! This is one of my most anticipated 2018 books—in the top 5 or 3!!! I just need MORE of The Pucked series now!!! I have a feeling Charlene and Darren’s story may be the hottest pucking Pucked book ever. Bring it, Helena! Bring it now, please!!! ❤️

  6. 4 out of 5

    Corina☞BookTwinsReviews

    This story must have been my most highly anticipated PUCKED novel yet. Darren and Charlene were THE most mysterious couple in this entire series. We've known them for years now and had our suspicions, ideas and expectations. They were the couple that everyone wanted to read about. I'll just mention Mr Grey and the pearl necklace. :D I'm happy to report that the story far exceeded my expectations. I loved Darren. He might just be my new favorite PUCKED hero yet. It was amazing to finally read their s This story must have been my most highly anticipated PUCKED novel yet. Darren and Charlene were THE most mysterious couple in this entire series. We've known them for years now and had our suspicions, ideas and expectations. They were the couple that everyone wanted to read about. I'll just mention Mr Grey and the pearl necklace. :D I'm happy to report that the story far exceeded my expectations. I loved Darren. He might just be my new favorite PUCKED hero yet. It was amazing to finally read their story. Getting Darren's POV was the icing on the cake - oh and yeah he was narrated by  Sebastian York - SWOON!!! But not only did I get Darren's story I got Charlene's too. I've only been able to get glimpses of their relationship. Mainly teasers of naughtiness ala Mr Grey. But finally all my questions were answered, and may I say WOW -  I did not see that development coming. Charlene and Darren had hidden depth. They struggled with their own demons and doubts. But the way Darren treated Charlene was beyond anything I anticipated. She was his QUEEN!!!! I was blown away by him. His inner thoughts made me SWOON!! I'm not kidding when I say he is my new favorite. He was just so perfect. The most perfect boyfriend EVER!! What I loved most about this novel, was that we jumped into a relationship that was already established. Seeing D&C's thoughts after being together for two years was fascinating. They knew each other so well, but still kept so much of their feelings and worries to themselves. PUCKED LOVE was way more than I could have imagined. It was also so very different than expected. A great kind of different, but still different. It was a quick and easy read. SEXY!!! Definitely sexy and oh so funny. The girls made me crack up non-stop. They were even funnier than the guys. I envy their friendship, easy banter and loyalty that they demonstrated at every turn. PUCKED LOVE is truly an amazing standout novel in one of my most favorite ice hockey series.  Oh, and that cover is the BOMB!!!! I'll be buying a copy ASAP when it goes live. There is just something about that guy that makes me SWOON!!! ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For more of my reviews: My Blog: Book Twins Reviews Facebook Blog Page Twitter Subscribe to Blog

  7. 3 out of 5

    Wil Loves Books!

    Overall, I didn't love this book but I also didn't hate it. I guess disappointment would be the key word when it comes to this one because I definitely was looking forward to it. Now, it can easily be that is not the book and just me and what I expect from a book, and I might as well be in the minority for this one. I won't go into a rant, or I'll try not to. I love this author, she can write some fantastic books, especially the angstier ones. The Pucked series has been hit or miss for me. I str Overall, I didn't love this book but I also didn't hate it. I guess disappointment would be the key word when it comes to this one because I definitely was looking forward to it. Now, it can easily be that is not the book and just me and what I expect from a book, and I might as well be in the minority for this one. I won't go into a rant, or I'll try not to. I love this author, she can write some fantastic books, especially the angstier ones. The Pucked series has been hit or miss for me. I struggled with Pucked, even though I've enjoyed it more the more I revisit it. I disliked Pucked Up a lot, and I absolutely loved the heck out of Randy's (Pucked Over/Under) and Lance's (Pucked Off) books. Those were amazing, so amazing. With that said, I was looking forward to this one. I mean Darren and Charlene are this enigma that has been in the background for the majority of the other books. What's the deal with them, how did they get together? So yeah, the anticipation was strong. I mean, we got some info on Pucked (I'll go back to that later) but not enough. So imagine my surprise when the book picks up and we're two years into their relationship. Wait, what? Really? And the worst part is that there are no flashbacks or real explanations as to what's going on. So, for me it's a timing issue. Either this book should've come out after Pucked or Pucked Up or it needed some serious flashbacks. Obviously I'm not a fan of books that just suddenly drop you in the middle of an ongoing relationship, especially without flashbacks. Is hard to relate to the characters and hard to connect with them, also hard to follow the story and the motivations behind the character actions. You either are or aren't. I had a hard time understanding that these characters would've never had some of these conversations in the previous 2 years since it still sounded that they had a pretty steady relationship. I also kept questioning the why now? and why the sudden 180 other than to fit the story to the timeline. And this brings me to my next issue. This book was highly inconsistent with certain things mentioned in previous books, mainly Pucked. I kept questioning certain things because I was sure I remembered different things from Pucked. After I read this I immediately jumped into the Pucked audio and I was definitely right. Certain things about Charlene are described differently and also certain things that Charlene tells Violet about Darren I guess are not true anymore? I'm confused, on Pucked Charlene tells Violet "He's the sweetest man alive. He's close to his family" "I want to have his little hockey babies" "He's got to be the most romantic man I've ever met". So yeah, that was in Pucked. In the beginning of Pucked Love Darren is none of that. And I won't spoil you the drama and the bombshells in PL, but they are definitely inconsistent with Pucked. So yeah. The sex scenes are few and far in between, there's a lot of mentions of them having sex but not descriptive scenes, if that makes sense. For a couple that had always been rumored to be into kinks and stuff, that was just weird to listen. I was just expecting something else. Overall, I didn't get much in the feels department and couldn't connect with Darren or Charlene. Seems like a lot was thrown in there either for shock value or just to make it fit with the story. The character development was just not quite there, they both still felt like background characters while we got caught up with the rest of the gang. While Violet also takes over in this one (when does she not?) she's tolerable. LoL. So overall, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I guess I just expected more but then again Pucked Off was a really though act to follow. It's a shame because it's the last one in the series. If you're a fan of the series I'm sure you will enjoy this one, especially the catching up with the side characters. I'm still a huge fan of this author though and can't wait for what she'll bring next!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Olga therebelreader

    This story was ok and likeable. I liked the humor very much. The sex scenes for the most part were up to par and hot as hell. I liked Charlene, she was a quirky fun heroine and I enjoyed her kinky sex games with Darren. What it lacked for me was substance. I really needed a bit more development regarding the characters and the plot. I would definitely recommend it, as it isn't a bad book. In short: Hero 4/5 | Heroine 4/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 3/5 | Writing Style 3/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 3/ This story was ok and likeable. I liked the humor very much. The sex scenes for the most part were up to par and hot as hell. I liked Charlene, she was a quirky fun heroine and I enjoyed her kinky sex games with Darren. What it lacked for me was substance. I really needed a bit more development regarding the characters and the plot. I would definitely recommend it, as it isn't a bad book. In short: Hero 4/5 | Heroine 4/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 3/5 | Writing Style 3/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 3/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 | Darkness 0/5 | Humor 4/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 3/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 2/5 | Pacing Fast | Action 3/5 ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 3 out of 5

    Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)

    Oh “Shite McCockslap”. (BAHAHAHA LOVE IT) Stick a fork in me, I’m done, so done! Darren and Charlene are literally everything right now, just everything. ARC received in exchange for an honest review I just want to put this out there, the Pucked series is legit THE BEST sports romance series you’ll EVER come across hands down. Each book and their characters burrow deep into your heart and soul and leave a permanent mark. A mark that will never ever be erased or forgotten because they’re simply tha Oh “Shite McCockslap”. (BAHAHAHA LOVE IT) Stick a fork in me, I’m done, so done! Darren and Charlene are literally everything right now, just everything. ARC received in exchange for an honest review I just want to put this out there, the Pucked series is legit THE BEST sports romance series you’ll EVER come across hands down. Each book and their characters burrow deep into your heart and soul and leave a permanent mark. A mark that will never ever be erased or forgotten because they’re simply that phenomenal. Ok so Pucked Love is book 6 in the Pucked series and is Darren and Charlene’s book. From the start of the Pucked series I’ve been desperately waiting for Darren’s story, he’s always been the dark horse, the silent one, the private one and Pucked Love finally opens up his world and we’re able to understand exactly why he is the way he is but not only do we get to find out more about Darren but we finally get the background on Charlene, to say I wasn’t expecting what came with her would be a HUGE ASS understatement because WOW. Mind freaking blown. Darren and Charlene’s story has been a whirlwind of emotions and that’s just putting it lightly. My heart damn near shattered near the end, my emotions were all over the place. The heartbreak and pain they’ve both dealt with makes your heart ache for them. The main thing I loved in this book was the way Darren cares for and protects Charlene. He’ll do anything for her, it’s so damn adorable watching this awkward man speak out to his friends about their relationship. “I’ll never put the lid on your jar.” Pucked Love is the last book in the Pucked series and I’m having a really hard time wrapping my head around that because I never want it to end. I already want more from all of them. Alex, Violet, Miller, Sunny, Randy, Lilly, Lance, Poppy, Darren and Charlene and the little munchkins are the perfectly imperfect family that I wish I had. Helena Hunting is legit the queen of romcoms. She never EVER fails to make me laugh and this book was just as funny as the ones before it. Helena is the kind of author you keep coming back to. You can’t just stop at reading one book you HAVE to read them all, you can never get enough. The time and effort she puts into all of her books shows every single time and that’s one of my absolute favourite things about this author. Pucked Love was fun and sexy with a whole lot of angst which makes the perfect kind of book. Kudos to helena for bringing life to Darren and Charlene’s story because it was a huge ass hit for me and just to quote Alex because he was on point and I’m an emotional mess right now “I don’t know whether to pat you on the back or punch you in the face.” Lol. Start the series here: #1 Pucked #1.1 A Pucked Holiday #2 Pucked Up #3 Pucked Over #4 Forever Pucked #4.1 Area 51: Pucked series deleted scenes & outtakes #4.5 Pucked Under #5 Pucked Off #5.5 Get Inked

  10. 3 out of 5

    Heroesinbooks

    Beyond 5 Firefly Stars I have loved every book in this series. Each couple have been so well written and the stories have gripped me. This was the book I was desperate to read. This was the book that blew the others out of the water. Ms Hunting creates magic when she puts pen to paper and Pucked Love is pure romance with all the sexy and the humour you would expect mixed in with some poignant moments. Darren and Charlene are my Top Book Couple of the year so far. No spoilers here ( the written bo Beyond 5 Firefly Stars I have loved every book in this series. Each couple have been so well written and the stories have gripped me. This was the book I was desperate to read. This was the book that blew the others out of the water. Ms Hunting creates magic when she puts pen to paper and Pucked Love is pure romance with all the sexy and the humour you would expect mixed in with some poignant moments. Darren and Charlene are my Top Book Couple of the year so far. No spoilers here ( the written book is coming out in November - I listened to this as it released on audiobook) but suffice to say it explores the relationship and dynamic between Charlene and Darren. The point where this book starts is where they have been together for two years. Don’t let that mislead you though - at times it is very clear they still have a lot to learn about each other. One aspect of it that I loved , is that it also looks at both Darren and Charlene’s individual relationships with their closest friends. It isn’t all ‘couple’ focused. There are little twists in the story that surprised me - often about other characters. It is laugh out loud funny. It is kindle freezer moments worthy level of sexy. It is truly poignant in places - and crazy! It is so beautifully, awkwardly, perfectly romantic. Darren is a bit slow on the romance uptake but when this gorgeous , hot hockey player catches on ...well, he leaves the other guys standing. You could read as a stand-alone but I think you would get much more from it if you read this amazing series. HEA? Yes Cheating? No

  11. 4 out of 5

    MELISSA *Mel Reader*

    REVIEW TO COME 5 She’s Everything Stars! (ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR) -Darren is intense. He's lightness and darkness fused together. And he's unearthly beautiful. -His severe beauty is more than I can handle sometimes. -I need to know she's mine and that no matter what happens at the end of the season, that's not going to change. -"I only need you. You are all I want, Charlene." -"Only you make me feel this alive."

  12. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    ~I am going in!!!!!~So excited for more PUCKED LOVE!~ *ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review! For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Have been begging and begging Helena for this book! This is my #1 on my anticipated 2018 book list!! I cannot wait to see what my Darren is into and the true meaning behind the pearls!! 🤤 Can't wait to see if Ballistic stays my favorite or if it's Darren for the win!! 💋💋💋

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

    ***AUDIBLE REVIEW*** Fair warning, I don’t listen to audible, but there was no way I was waiting to get my hands on Darlene!! I needed them, and guess what I loved it. I love the narrators, I adore Charlene, and Darren was fantastic. Charlene and Darren are not anything what I was expecting, they were more. These two are broken and damaged, and I love the they find a home within on each other. These two exemplify how a family isn’t just blood but a group of people who come together of their choos ***AUDIBLE REVIEW*** Fair warning, I don’t listen to audible, but there was no way I was waiting to get my hands on Darlene!! I needed them, and guess what I loved it. I love the narrators, I adore Charlene, and Darren was fantastic. Charlene and Darren are not anything what I was expecting, they were more. These two are broken and damaged, and I love the they find a home within on each other. These two exemplify how a family isn’t just blood but a group of people who come together of their choosing to care and support one another. They also show that love isn’t about controlling or suppressing likes and desires but exploring and supporting them. These two are complete and utter perfection. Everything from their banter to their steamy moments to their sweeter interactions made me swoon. You think you know what Pucked Love is about. You don’t. It is so much more. Yes, Helena Hunting still provides us with the humor that made us fall in love with the Pucked series. We get to revisit all the couples we have grown to love. We get one final visit with the crew that has embedded themselves into our lives and hearts. It was written in such a way that I felt like coming home, and I never ever wanted it to end. With every amazing series filled with unique and interesting characters, there is a mix of happiness and sadness. Pucked Love is everything I could have wanted for the final book in this series, and yet, there is still that sting of sadness because it is over. I wanted to sit a reminisce with these people about the good times, the hardships, the romance, and the friendship. So, savor this book. Savor each word, each chapter, and each emotion. You will want to keep every single moment you can with this clan that has taught us the meaning of home and family.

  15. 5 out of 5

    SinfulSoul_

    I am so horny for this book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    We're back in the #PUCKED world! Darren and Charlene. We've obviously already met them and wondered about them in the previous books. In the prologue we see how they had their first 'date'. Charlene was supposed to sign an NDA about their relationship, but she didn't want to. So they started dating without one. And now two years later that might come back to haunt them. Because suddenly all the guys on the team know about their slightly kinky private life.... And both Charlene and Darren are extrem We're back in the #PUCKED world! Darren and Charlene. We've obviously already met them and wondered about them in the previous books. In the prologue we see how they had their first 'date'. Charlene was supposed to sign an NDA about their relationship, but she didn't want to. So they started dating without one. And now two years later that might come back to haunt them. Because suddenly all the guys on the team know about their slightly kinky private life.... And both Charlene and Darren are extremely private about not only their sex lives, but also their pasts and their families. eeeep - back with all those adorable and hilarious Pucked people! I just love them! Darren and Charlene are a bit different from them all though. They're not as open and talkative and crazy happy. They both have secrets in their pasts that they don't want to share with anyone. Not even with each other. Both have had difficult childhoods, which is why they're both a little complicated when it comes to relationships. But Darren is learning - he wants to spend his life with Charlene. But Charlene is still too scared. She doesn't want to hope for something foreverish with Darren. He has to work really hard to convince her. And he does, in the most adorable ways. ☺ I really loved reading this book. I loved seeing crazy Violet again and the others. But Darren and Charlene. They're difficult to 'read'. I couldn't decide if I didn't like them of if it was just all written a bit ... heartless? I never really felt any real feelings for and from them in the beginning. Which could come from their weird pasts, but it could've been written a bit more emotional. We don't really see how they fell in love - they've been 'together' for two years already. Ugh, I don't even know what I want to say. ☺ And Charlene. She's so weirdly submissive with Darren. Again it has to do with her past, but I just didn't love-love her. BUT - maybe I was just in a weird mood while reading this book. I really loved reading it. I just wanted a bit MORE! More emotions. More Charlene-is-in-love-with-Darren-and-we-actually-see-it. The poor guy is so in love with her and she seems so cold. But of course she's not.. but still. Ugh! ☺ I also wanted more sex! There's SO much talk about sex and kink and whatnot, but the real explicit scenes are missing! Of course there IS sex in here, but not as much as there should've/could've been! ... it was a Pucked book, so I loved it. Just because you have to love these books. And I really loved Darren and Charlene. But maybe they should've gotten a book away from this series. Maybe D+C from the previous books should've gotten a funny, sweet and sexy final Pucked book and the D+C from this book could've gotten a complete standalone Dramance with more background and more falling in love and more drama and more sexiness! I would've SO loved that book too! ANYWAY - Pucked Love wasn't bad - I really adored all the people and the fun and exciting happenings. But it was just a bit too much of some things and a bit not enough of other things - if that makes any sense! ☺ But with the epilogue and everything, it was a realyl great final book in the Pucked series! ♥ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    ❤I love this series ❤      ❤️I love this series ❤     

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    All throughout Helena Hunting’s Pucked Series, she has provided small insights and brief details about who Charlene and Darren are as individuals and as a couple, and because of the limited information given, readers don’t really know these two characters very well. I mean…it’s clear that Charlene and Violet as well as Darren and Alex share incredible friendships and that they’ve both found a small group of friends who have become their family, but other than those facts and the random conversat All throughout Helena Hunting’s Pucked Series, she has provided small insights and brief details about who Charlene and Darren are as individuals and as a couple, and because of the limited information given, readers don’t really know these two characters very well. I mean…it’s clear that Charlene and Violet as well as Darren and Alex share incredible friendships and that they’ve both found a small group of friends who have become their family, but other than those facts and the random conversations that reveal a few more interesting tidbits, much about Charlene and Darren’s pasts and presents remain unknown, so heading into Pucked Love, I was beyond ready for Hunting to give me the dirt on both Charlene and Darren and gain so much needed information to fully picture exactly who these two characters are. And BOY does Hunting give readers a complete character sketch of both of them, and despite the fact that I could have never imagined how messed up Charlene and Darren’s back stories would be or how their childhoods could singlehandedly be what’s preventing them from going ‘all-in’ with each other, Pucked Love delivers one amazing story that proves just how perfect Charlene and Darren are for one another and how their separate broken pieces fit so well when they are molded together. My first piece of advice for readers heading into Charlene and Darren’s story is to not go into the story with any preconceived notions about them because regardless of what readers think they know about the hero and heroine, they’re not even close because what Hunting has provided readers with when it comes to Alex and Violet’s best friends only skims the surface of who these two characters are; the truth about them can only be provided through reading their story, told through their own perspective, and now that I’m finished with Pucked Love, I can unequivocally say that Charlene and Darren are right next to Violet and Alex as my favorite Pucked series characters. Even though Charlene and Darren have been together for two years and have been friends with the other couples of the series for that time, both of them as well as all of their friends are more than aware of the fact that their relationship is not like the others, and while the opening scene of Pucked Love doesn’t bode well for Charlene’s friends’ counterparts’ views on Charlene and Darren’s connection, what they witnessed doesn’t shed the kind of the light on Charlene and Darren that the guys think it does, but it is the catalyst for the changes that begin to take place with these two extremely private and independent characters. Darren Westinghouse is an intense and stoic man - one who prefers to live out of the spotlight and in a carefully constructed environment where he is in complete control. No one, not even Alex and especially Charlene, knows all of Darren’s sides because he only shows them what he wants them to see and anything that’s too personal, too messed up, or too extreme gets locked away in a place that he would much rather never dwell on again. But with the expansion draft, the playoffs, and a few unexpected encounters, Darren is going to need to bare all of his secrets and hope that once the truth is told that Charlene will still stand by him because even though he never truly acknowledged it, he loves Charlene with everything that he is and he refuses to give her up. Once everything is laid out in the open, readers will understand just how amazing of a man Darren is and they’ll have a newfound respect for the man who lived through a messed up childhood that distorted his perception of everything associated with relationships and still managed to be a kick butt friend and hockey player and a more than giving and loving boyfriend even if his ways of showing it are rather unconventional. I’ve always been intrigued by the close relationship that Charlene and Violet share. They seem like polar opposites but they’re each other’s constant and that will never change. Charlene’s childhood was just as jacked up as Darren’s but on opposite ends, and once Charlene’s truths are told/revealed, it’s more than clear as to why Charlene thrives on stability and independence and prefers to move forward with constancy, which means she doesn’t handle change well nor does she want to talk about her feelings or be vulnerable around anyone. The perception people have when it comes to Charlene is important to her; she doesn’t want to be seen as weird or different, even though that’s exactly who she is, and while there’s nothing wrong with Charlene, she cannot handle anyone knowing about her past because she’s afraid it will leave her with no-one and nothing. I have to admit that Charlene’s hesitancies and refusal to change the dynamics of her relationship with Darren frustrated me way more than the backwards steps that Darren took, but that doesn’t mean I don’t understand why Charlene was so afraid; it’s just that Darren was more than trying and I just really wanted them both to see themselves as worthy of the other. Hunting’s Pucked series is not just about the love between a couple; it’s also about the bond that is formed amongst friends, and in Pucked Love, it’s clear that the friendships that Darren has with his teammates and his small group of friends as well as the connection Charlene has with the women who she considers her tribe are crucial to their lives and responsible for helping both Darren and Charlene to see what they could have with each other if they’d only allow everyone in. I absolutely LOVED EVERYTHING about Pucked Love! The thoughtful and sexy storyline, the strong friendships, the laugh out loud situations, the heartfelt moments, and the unique insights into who Charlene and Darren were and are. Sebastian York and Stella Bloom were perfect narrators for the story; they perfectly capture the hero and heroine’s idiosyncrasies and the mind games they have with themselves due to everything that has happened to them in their life. The Pucked series is one of my favorite sports romance series of all time, and it’s due to Hunting’s storytelling, the way she crafts her characters, and her ability to create storylines that are full of steam, sass, and scandalous moments;) 5+ Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  19. 3 out of 5

    Lisa

    Review to come

  20. 5 out of 5

    ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

    Audible version It seems like we have been waiting forever for Darren and Charlene's story, so I am glad that I do audio books, as I don't know if I could wait another few months knowing the story is out here. I adored #Darlene's story. I knew theirs was going to be a complicated story from the snippets we had gotten in the previous books, and it was that. However it was also it was less complicated than I had imagined. The story is sweet and sexy and heartfelt. I love that the rest of the Pucked l Audible version It seems like we have been waiting forever for Darren and Charlene's story, so I am glad that I do audio books, as I don't know if I could wait another few months knowing the story is out here. I adored #Darlene's story. I knew theirs was going to be a complicated story from the snippets we had gotten in the previous books, and it was that. However it was also it was less complicated than I had imagined. The story is sweet and sexy and heartfelt. I love that the rest of the Pucked ladies are a big part of Charlene's story. They just had me laughing and wanting to be part of their group. I have been reading the Pucked series since the first book came out, impatiently awaiting for each book to come out. however now it feels like it is all coming to an end, and I am not sure how I feel about it. Please don't end this on us Ms Hunting. I will always want more.

  21. 3 out of 5

    Bex | TotallyBex.com

    Listening to this book reminded me of exactly why I love Helena Hunting and just how much I have missed these characters. It's a phenomenal ending to a fantastic series, one that seemed to get better with each and every book. I love how the tone of the books turned heavier and more emotional as the series progressed, leading up to Darren and Charlene's story, the final installment of the Pucked series—and she really did save the best for last. tl;dr: Even if you aren't an audiobook listener, grab Listening to this book reminded me of exactly why I love Helena Hunting and just how much I have missed these characters. It's a phenomenal ending to a fantastic series, one that seemed to get better with each and every book. I love how the tone of the books turned heavier and more emotional as the series progressed, leading up to Darren and Charlene's story, the final installment of the Pucked series—and she really did save the best for last. tl;dr: Even if you aren't an audiobook listener, grab your earbuds and give this FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC book a listen! You're welcome. You can thank me later.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    The much anticipated final installment of the pucked series is finally here! Charlene and Darren are everything we wanted and a bag of Doritos! ;) They have been in a happy, although alternative, relationship for the last two years. That might change when concerns on Darren being traded to another team comes up. Darren and Charlene both have many secrets from their past that suddenly resurface and not in a good way. Can these two stay together or will anxieties and poor communication get the bes The much anticipated final installment of the pucked series is finally here! Charlene and Darren are everything we wanted and a bag of Doritos! ;) They have been in a happy, although alternative, relationship for the last two years. That might change when concerns on Darren being traded to another team comes up. Darren and Charlene both have many secrets from their past that suddenly resurface and not in a good way. Can these two stay together or will anxieties and poor communication get the best of them? Told in Dual POV; this is such a wonderful romantic comedy and the whole pucked gang is back with all their hysterical antics!

  23. 3 out of 5

    Brandi

    You know you’ve been curious to see what’s up with Darren and Charlene. We all have. And now, seven—god is it really the seventh book—later, you get to see behind the scenes to Charlene and Darren’s relationship. What’s with that pearl necklace? What about the Doritos? So many questions and we’ve gotten exactly zero answers. Until now. That’s right. Pucked Love has all of the pressing answers. And you’re not going to believe them until you read them for yourself. Plus, I’m not going to spoil thi You know you’ve been curious to see what’s up with Darren and Charlene. We all have. And now, seven—god is it really the seventh book—later, you get to see behind the scenes to Charlene and Darren’s relationship. What’s with that pearl necklace? What about the Doritos? So many questions and we’ve gotten exactly zero answers. Until now. That’s right. Pucked Love has all of the pressing answers. And you’re not going to believe them until you read them for yourself. Plus, I’m not going to spoil this slice of Pucked perfection, so just go read the book. You’ll be happy you finally have the answers. You’ll be happy to see Alex, Miller, Randy, and Lance. You’ll be happy to see Vi, Sunny, Lily, and Poppy. You will be happy this book exists. Because it’s good guys. And I don’t mean good, like a glass of wine after a long day. I mean good like a glass of wine, a foot rub, and a hot bath after a long day. Yes, it’s all those things. It’s perfect. The perfect story for two imperfect people. Helena Hunting keeps getting better and better. Every time she releases a book, I grab it. Every time she gives me characters to love, I fall hard. And every time, I become a little more smitten, a little more gone, a little more everything for these characters that mean so much. The new characters, the old characters, the characters we haven’t even met yet. All of them have a special place in my heart, but none quite like Darren and Charlene. Charlene is 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. So I don’t trap her. Not for long, anyway. I might enjoy watching her burn for me, but in the end I always set her free. Over and over, I let her fly away, even though it goes against every instinct I have.

  24. 3 out of 5

    Anas Attic Book Blog

    Pucked Love (Pucked Series Book 7) by Helena Hunting 4.5 Stars Narrated by Stella Bloom and Sebastian York 7th (finale) in a series, standalone couple but shouldn't really be read alone. Being the 7th in the Pucked Series, I don’t need to say much about Pucked Love by Helena Hunting because if you are a fan of the series you are going to read it either way. And when you do, you won’t be disappointed, I thought it was a great end to the Pucked Series. It’s pretty unique to read a book about a r Pucked Love (Pucked Series Book 7) by Helena Hunting 4.5 Stars Narrated by Stella Bloom and Sebastian York 7th (finale) in a series, standalone couple but shouldn't really be read alone. Being the 7th in the Pucked Series, I don’t need to say much about Pucked Love by Helena Hunting because if you are a fan of the series you are going to read it either way. And when you do, you won’t be disappointed, I thought it was a great end to the Pucked Series. It’s pretty unique to read a book about a relationship that has been going on for two years. Darren and Charlene’s relationship has been glimpsed throughout the series, they were just the kinky couple, but we never really got to know them. As we learn about them in Pucked Love, we see how truly different their relationship is from their friends (the other couples from previous books). After two years, it’s like they are still stuck in the “just started dating” phase. They both want more, but each is afraid to drive the other away with that want. "Charlene is 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. So I don’t trap her. Not for long, anyway. I might enjoy watching her burn for me, but in the end I always set her free. Over and over, I let her fly away, even though it goes against every instinct I have." Learning about both of their broken childhoods, it’s no wonder they are the way they are. They don’t know what a healthy relationship is. Darren is so sweet, and his ignorance on what to do with those feelings both broke my heart and made me fall in love with him. “She’s my favorite everything, really.” Both of them are so private, we never realized how they kind of held themselves apart from the rest of the crew, and I liked that we got to know them more as their friends did. Charlene and Darren are both kind of a mess, but together, they work, if they just gave into it. Sigh, I loved Darren. He had so much to learn, but he was such a good man. “It’s always going to be me and you, Charlene. Whatever you need, I’ll be that for you.” I think my favorite part about this book, (besides the amazing epilogue) was the friendships between the whole crew. We spend a lot of time with all the couples from previous books which made for a great finale to a wonderful series. Likes: •How we learned about the characters with their friends •It’s unique to read about a couple already established. •Darren is so sweet! •I loved Char Char’s mom! She cracked me up! •I laughed a lot during the book, even though there was still lots of emotion. •A perfect end to the series with lots from all the other couples. •An amazing epilogue. Dislikes: •I didn’t finish with a WOW and wanting to yell from the rooftops. I really loved it, but it wasn’t my favorite of the series, perhaps because we never had the moment they meet. The Narration: Sebastian York and Stella Bloom were amazing. I loved her, especially! The Down & Dirty: Pucked Love was really a wonderful end to the Pucked Series. I normally will not go this far into a series, but I love that Helena didn’t release them so close together that I was able to keep up. I will be sad to say goodbye to the Pucked characters, and I was so glad we got to visit them all in Pucked Love. I loved the way we really got to know the final two in the group of friends, and how we got to understand why they were so messed up. Pucked Love was as much about friendship as it was about love, and let me tell you, I totally want to hang with these friends! Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4 Heat, 5 Narration Purchase Pucked Love by Helena Hunting Audible Exclusive Until November 13, 2018 Preorder:

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shabby -BookBistroBlog

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Helena has done it consistently and this is the 6th time she's done it again!!! I wanna do the cheesy "eeeeeeeek.....this is the best book....she's done it again.....cant believe what I read" except this would all be true!! Her books are laugh-a-thons with a lot of heart. You cannot walk with these characters and NOT fall head-over-heels in love with them. Diehard friendships and super strong bonds of brotherhood define this family of lovable weirdos- Violet & Alex Super MC, Lily and Randy Ba Helena has done it consistently and this is the 6th time she's done it again!!! I wanna do the cheesy "eeeeeeeek.....this is the best book....she's done it again.....cant believe what I read" except this would all be true!! Her books are laugh-a-thons with a lot of heart. You cannot walk with these characters and NOT fall head-over-heels in love with them. Diehard friendships and super strong bonds of brotherhood define this family of lovable weirdos- Violet & Alex Super MC, Lily and Randy Balls Ballistic, Poppy & Lance, Sunny and Miller, they've all been my friends from book 1 and I still love reading about them regularly. But the lickable creamy stud-muffin here is Darren Westinghouse. He's darkly dangerous charm and hidden talents of passion. A walking sex on legs hockey player with Chicago NHL. Master of hunkalicious body and an all encompassing heart, he's stuff dreamy book boyfriends are made of. This book is a daring flight into Pucked Family lives with no seatbelts on!!! The story flies high, turns on its head, does loop-de-loop. Makes you dizzy with abundant love, unbridled passion and unseen dangers. There's oodles of all three ingredients in this heart touching romance as Darren Westinghouse & Charlene Hoar (H is silent) are in the middle of a relationship of sorts The first chapter shows you more of Char-Char than you bargained for...or ALL of the Chicago NHL team for that matter. Her Wheel of Fortune is gawked at by all and as private as they wanna keep their sex lives, the "pussy" cat is out of the bag. What follows is a true laugh-fest with generous visits from veterans like Violet, Lily, Poppy, Sunny and some newer ones like Momma Domme Whensday, Rod & Cherry and of course Robbie and Sidney with Daisy & Skye. All gather together, laugh together, celebrate together and got each other's backs. In all this jumbo party of sorts, there's moments of solitude, of self doubts, of broken pasts and monsters that still chase them. Darren is intense and focused. On his game and Charlene, but he's emotionally stunted too..... tho not a social idiot!! But bottom line- he doesn't wanna lose her and that scares him to death!!! I feel as I've tried to build a house of cards on the precipice of a mountain While Char is on a back foot. With love blossoming and families growing all around her she feels as if she's on the Outside.... Alone! Her love comes from weirdness and instability ready to fall apart at first signs of reality. Emotions are trapped in a jar with a lid screwed on tight. But life is full of surprises from unexpected quarters as they say. "sometimes the most broken Souls find each other as if they're missing pieces exist in another person." "Sometimes we shut ourselves off from the things we need when we are afraid to lose them the most. we are all kind of broken and we all need a little saving sometimes" And the Prince swoops in to save the princess from the evil master of THC and carts her away to his castle full of Leather & Lace and vases and vases of Yellow flowers! Oh.....how romantic😍😍😍 "For all the years you spent with no doors of privacy I spent the same amount of time locked away from the world. Love and dependency were imprisonment. I'm afraid to be trapped again"!!! "I'll never put the lid on your jar" Omg could Darren BE anymore swoonworthy!!!!!!! Major heart eyes should be inserted here! Pick up this book to revisit old relationships and some new ones Dick Dickless Daddy and laugh hard till you cry and cry till you laugh again. 5 stars for fireflies on the water #BookBistroBlogApproved Follow us on : FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookB... Blog -https://bookbistroblogcom.wordpress.com Blog -https://bookbistroblogger.blogspot.com Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/BookBistro Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/BookBistroBlog

  26. 3 out of 5

    Garden Of REden

    REVIEWED BY JENN Pucked Love by Helena Hunting “Sometimes the most broken souls find each other, as if their missing pieces exist in another person.” Sigh... I feel like I've been waiting for Darren and Charlene's story to be told. I've been so curious about all that had not been said, I was eagerly anticipating what was finally going to be out in the open. I was not disappointed The first thing that struck me was how distinct the voices of Darren and Charlene were. It never felt like Hunting was REVIEWED BY JENN Pucked Love by Helena Hunting “Sometimes the most broken souls find each other, as if their missing pieces exist in another person.” Sigh... I feel like I've been waiting for Darren and Charlene's story to be told. I've been so curious about all that had not been said, I was eagerly anticipating what was finally going to be out in the open. I was not disappointed The first thing that struck me was how distinct the voices of Darren and Charlene were. It never felt like Hunting was the one telling the story. Darren and Charlene's personalities were at the forefront in the dialogue, both inner and spoken, and it was really easy to fall into their thoughts. It brought so much more authenticity to the story. I might be in the minority here, but I really liked that we picked up their story in the present, and not doing a rehash of the last two years. I wanted this story to go forward, and I'm really glad we got that. Darren and Charlene each have seriously messed up backgrounds. One person bringing that kind of baggage into a relationship is enough of a road block, but two people? Yikes! But Darren… oh my Darren. Sometimes, one person loves enough for both of them, and that's what we got with Pucked Love. Darren was the perfect book boyfriend. He fancied himself someone who was relationship stunted. But once he realized that a life without Charlene just wasn't possible, he turned on the swoon. Darren made my soul sigh and my heart flutter. I just couldn't have loved him more. Charlene never really stood out to me throughout this series. I always thought of her the mysterious one. But her personality really shined through in this book. I wanted to reach through the pages and hug her pain away. She gave so much of herself to everyone else, there was little left over for her. And when she finally broke, I broke right alongside her. There were moments in this book that had me laughing so hard, I was still laughing a few chapters later. Pucked Love was exactly the send off I needed for my guys and their girls. I could read about them forever, but I'm really satisfied with where we left them.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dali

    Tons of laughs and sexiness!!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chloe reads

    4,5 Pucked Love stars “It’s always going to be me and you, Charlene. Whatever you need, I’ll be that for you.” Maaaaan, how I fucking LOVED Darren and Charlene 's story. I love this book, I love the characters, I love the couples, I love the writing, I love the author. I just LOVE everything about this series. I'm SO sad it's come to an end. I can't believe this is actually the last book in the series. I may have even shed a few tears... I'm gonna miss them all so, oh so fucking much. (Ful 4,5 Pucked Love stars “It’s always going to be me and you, Charlene. Whatever you need, I’ll be that for you.” Maaaaan, how I fucking LOVED Darren and Charlene 's story. I love this book, I love the characters, I love the couples, I love the writing, I love the author. I just LOVE everything about this series. I'm SO sad it's come to an end. I can't believe this is actually the last book in the series. I may have even shed a few tears... I'm gonna miss them all so, oh so fucking much. (Full Review To Come) Pre-Order this bad boy TODAY: iBooks → https://apple.co/2IzemWD Amazon US → https://amzn.to/2KHKHbl CA → https://amzn.to/2lT5U7i AU → https://amzn.to/2Npt4if UK → https://amzn.to/2MKIwEE Kobo → http://bit.ly/2u2nrhi Nook → http://bit.ly/2NnyFpj Paperback → https://amzn.to/2HBUvRK The Pucked series: ➜ Alex & Violet's story ➜ Miller & Sunny's story ➜ Randy & Lily's story ➜ Alex & Violet book 2 ➜ Randy & Lily book 2 ➜ Lance & Poppy's story ➜ Darren & Charlene's story

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    I never thought I'd use the word precious when it came to Darren Westinghouse, but he's so precious I can't even stand. I'm not going to put my full review here because I know there are so many people who don't do audiobooks and are waiting for the ebook to come out in the Fall so I don't want to spoil anything, even inadvertantly, for them. But suffice it to say, I loved this story! It was so much more than I could have ever imagined! Ms. Hunting will have you laughing your butt off one minute a I never thought I'd use the word precious when it came to Darren Westinghouse, but he's so precious I can't even stand. I'm not going to put my full review here because I know there are so many people who don't do audiobooks and are waiting for the ebook to come out in the Fall so I don't want to spoil anything, even inadvertantly, for them. But suffice it to say, I loved this story! It was so much more than I could have ever imagined! Ms. Hunting will have you laughing your butt off one minute and then holding back the tears the next. Darren ranks right up there with Lance and Randy for me. Pure Pucked Perfection! (view spoiler)[I will say this about the narration- it was fine. I know there are so many people who love SebYo's voice, but I'm not a big fan. I found him to be very monotonous, and he butchered Lance's voice. But Darren's character is so compelling that I kind of "tuned out" the voice, if that makes sense, and just enjoyed the story Ms. Hunting wrote. (hide spoiler)]

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jill M

    This was my first audio book. I didn’t have the patience to wait months for the e-book. I thought listening I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the story but that wasn’t the case. If nothing the narrators made it that more enjoyable. I have been anticipating Darren’s book but never thought I would be blown away. Helena has a way of pulling you in and capturing your attention from beginning to end. She has a witty sense of humor that she mixes in with the sexy, sweet times. I loved everything abo This was my first audio book. I didn’t have the patience to wait months for the e-book. I thought listening I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the story but that wasn’t the case. If nothing the narrators made it that more enjoyable. I have been anticipating Darren’s book but never thought I would be blown away. Helena has a way of pulling you in and capturing your attention from beginning to end. She has a witty sense of humor that she mixes in with the sexy, sweet times. I loved everything about this book. These characters are a family and I love the togetherness they have. It’s one of my most favorite series. I am going to need Helena to give us another book in this series, even if just a novella because I can’t let these characters go.

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