Hot As Puck by Lili Valente

Title:  Hot As Puck

Series:  n/a

Author:  Lili Valente

Genre:  Romance, Hockey

Blurb:   The NHL’s biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…

I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

How hard can it be?


I have never been so hard in my life.

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.

But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.

Hot as Puck is a sexy, flirty, friends-to-lovers Standalone romantic comedy from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente.

Thoughts:  I really decided to just take a chance on this book – typically I am not a big fan of first person POV’s.  However, this book featured one of my favorite troupes, the friends-to-lovers theme, so I was ready to give it a shot anyway.  From the start, I was already a little hesitant, largely because I just couldn’t get into the characters and I just didn’t ‘feel’ the book at all.  The POV didn’t help here either, as I felt most of it came across as rambling.  Then we get to the whole idea of Justin being a ‘knitting hooker’ – which I have to say threw me for a loop.  And if you happen to be thinking of little old ladies sitting in a rocking chair with knitting needles – yes, it is that type of knitting.  Okay, still not a deal breaker – I love when authors throw characters into roles typically held by others of the opposite sex.  The fact that he does it to assist people in the community?  That is definitely worth a swoon-worthy sigh.  Libby, however typically dresses like a bag lady – definitely in need of that makeover.

Largely, it just became an issue with the POV and a distinct lack of attachment to the characters and the story. 

Most of that is, however, my own personal taste – so, take my review with a grain of salt and if it feels like a book that would interest you then its probably worth the shot.  Just wasn’t for me.

Rate:  C

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