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Series: Taking Shots
Published by Entangled Embrace on May 8th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Sports
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Also in this series: Crazy Pucking Love
Also by this author: Cinderella Screwed Me Over, Ready to Wed
Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I'm just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.
Confession #2: Ryder "Ox" Maddox's deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I'm powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.
Confession #3: I can't stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it'd be to cross lines with him.
Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.
Confession #5: If I'm not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I'll be totally pucked.
I’m a fan of pretty much all Madsen books. She writes characters you can relate to, and root for even when they are being hard headed.
I adored Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny. Lindsay has turned her life around in a year, and despises hockey players after getting her heart broken by one. Except, she’s being tutored by one seriously hunky hockey player because Math is the devil. She’s not exactly thrilled in the beginning to be getting help from Ryder, but she doesn’t have much choice if she wants to graduate. She’s constantly toeing the line between possibly falling for him, even though he’s a hockey player, and trying to keep her distance so that she doesn’t fall back into her old habits.
Ryder is a genuinely good guy. He has a crush on Lindsay, and will do whatever it takes, even tutor her, to get her to talk to him. I love that he steps up for her even when she doesn’t think he should. He’s playful with her, and tries his best to show her that she’s more than her past.
I think what I loved so much about this book is that we aren’t what our past defines us as. I mean, we’ve all done some pretty stupid things we might not be proud of but that doesn’t speak for who we are today. I also like that it shines a light on how judgemental we can be as women. Not only of others, but of ourselves. We are entirely too harsh on ourselves.
Overall I loved this book. There is fun, witty banter, some swoony scenes, and attraction that can’t be faked. If you like hockey, sports romance, or just fun characters, this is a book to pick up.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Contemporary Romance Challenge
- 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
- 2017 New Release Challenge