ARC Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting

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ARC Review: Pucked by Helena Hunting
Book Info

Released: May 3, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 300

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“In the author’s effort to make a hilarious book, I think she went too over the top with the crass humor and gave me a headache rather than making me laugh.” ~ Under the Covers

I feel like I should note that I was a big fan of Helena Hunting’s Clipped Wings series and while the LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE didn’t ring all my bells I was still willing to give PUCKED a shot. If you know me then you’re probably aware that I’m not prude and joke about cocks and all those things regularly. However I found the humor in this book to be a little crass. Hunting diverts from everything else she has written and has penned this ridiculous, fun-loving and dirty story for her readers. Unfortunately for me, I can’t say I enjoyed it as much as her other books.

As someone who has a step brother in the NHL, Violet is well acquainted with the playboy athlete reputation so she keeps away from the players. But Alex Waters, legendary team captain and total hottie sweeps her away and after a night of smoking hot sex, Violet finds that she needs a time out to get her emotions under order.

Written from Violet’s POV, PUCKED is absolutely ridiculous from the very first page. Hunting doesn’t let up on the humor until the very end. But whereas others found the heroine to be funny and charming, her narration really got on my nerves. I felt like the humor was very forced and if Violet was a real life person, I think she would give me a headache. She seemed all over the place and with the other kooky characters in book, it was just too much craziness and not enough balance for my liking.

But that isn’t to say I didn’t like the hero, Alex. He’s dirty, sexy and since I’m a big sucker for abs, it was easy to like him. I just wished the author had toned down Violet’s craziness enough to allow readers to appreciate him.

In the author’s effort to make a hilarious book, I think she went too over the top with the crass humor and gave me a headache rather than making me laugh.


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About Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. She writes all things romance – contemporary, romantic comedy, sports and angsty new adult. For more info on Helena and her books, visit


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  1. I had the same thoughts! I read this after seeing so many good/great reviews for it. Violet didn’t work for me. Her POV seemed like a 13 to 15-year-old boy most times as far as her humor and even how she acted about some things, not that of a recent college graduate who is working as an accountant. I finished the book because of Alex. I really enjoyed him and even most of the secondary characters.

  2. Pardon me, but I disagree. I loved this book and I could not stop laughing till the end. I loved Violet and Alex, their banter, their humor and their craziness. Sweet and hot at the same time. Thanks for your review, anyway.

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