REVIEW: Forever Pucked by Helena Hunting

forever-puckedAuthor: Helena Hunting
Series: Pucked #4
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Rating: 3/5
Source: ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be?

In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material.

So it makes complete sense that Violet Hall can’t wait to nail him down to the matrimonial mattress and become Mrs. Violet Waters.

It’s so romantic.

Violet is totally stoked to set a date.

Eventually. At some point. Likely before the next millennium. Or when Violet stops getting hives every time someone brings up the wedding, and their mothers stop colluding on stadium sized venues. Whichever comes first.

Heartwarmingly amusing, sizzling hot and a little bit on the emotional side.

Being engaged to the highest-paid NHL player has it perks and while Alex Waters sure is packing on all aspects that matter that Violet Hall loves every bit of it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to tie the knot. Not when their mothers seem to take “mothers know best” mantra by heart that they should have a say in every detail of the wedding. That is only when Violet finally faces her fear and set a date. And only if she stops getting hives because of it.

I didn’t like Violet’s personality and voice in the third book, Pucked Over, because it was very annoying and everything that came out of her mouth was all about her boobies. And how they are Alex’s weakness. But I’m glad to report that I kind of loved her here. Most probably because I saw another layer of her that I never knew I’d loved. She’s smart, she’s not a conceited bitch just because she’s engaged to one of the wealthiest NHL players, she’s so not a prima donna though she knows she could be, and most of all she’s grown into this woman who finally deserved Alex.

Because Alex Waters is a gem. Of the rare kind. And definitely a keeper. He’s still the man who loves to control things and would like to always go first in some areas of life but he’s really super romantic, thoughtful and a monster in the sex department.

While I really liked the entertainment and that I was pretty much satisfied of its lightness, Helena downplayed a few serious loose ends that needed to be tied up. Like she just skirted around the issue and never got to the end of it. Now I’m left wondering what happened there. Though the beginning of the story was sweet enough to me, it faltered in the end because it felt like rushed and the heart has been lost, the momentum gone. But maybe because I was hoping for a more unique wedding and I didn’t get that.

For the record, the attitude of both characters have been maintained until the end. That’s another thing, I think. Alex was still the same and that potential issue I mentioned above could’ve been a springboard for us to see more of Alex as a team captain, he appeared to be the flat type of character while Violet soared like an eagle because of her maturity. I think I was just expecting for them both to have obvious developments since Violet has done it so it’s only fitting that Alex has, too, right? Like grow together at the same time.

Overall, the book was still pretty enjoyable to read when you want the sexy times, hilariously funny moments, and weird quirks (so very weird but not disgustingly weird) without so much drama. It’s good to see the gang are back and never lost their sense of fun and disgrace all at the same time.

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