Crazy Pucking Love (Cindi Madsen)


I just met the girl of my dreams. Megan Davenport is funny and smart, and she’s as much of an insomniac as I am. She’s also my team captain’s little sister, which I only found out after our passionate kiss. Megan is completely off-limits — her brother makes that very clear — and I know better than to think I can keep a relationship going during hockey season anyway. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be late-night friends, right? The only problem is, love makes you do crazy things, like breaking all the rules.

I read this book with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so check out her blog in the next few days to check out her review of this book.

I requested this book because of that blurb, also, it’s a Hockey NA Romance, and I usually love those, so it was a no-brainer. I haven’t read the previous two books in the series, and even though it is said that each book is a standalone, and you don’t necessarily have to have read the other ones to read this one, I have to say that I think I would have liked it better if I had. There is a huge delay on the full story of Dane, and the events of book 2 are heavily mentioned during the book, and I have to admit that I felt a bit lost sometimes.

The writing didn’t blow me away, I have to say. It was ok, but that was it. But the dual POV was well done, and the main characters’ voices were very distinct. The pacing was not great though, and it made the book slow and kind of boring.

So, now let’s talk about the characters a bit, because this was my main problem with this book. I kind of wanted to like Megan, but I just couldn’t connect with her… She had been through a lot, and I felt for her a bit, but I felt like those events were never fully explained. I applauded the fact that she wanted to be more herself and not care what other people thought – good for her – but then she goes and puts her wants and dreams on hold for a guy she just met, and it felt just so so wrong.

Then we have Dane… Yeah… not a fan of his either. Again, I understood where he came from, but also again, those reasons weren’t totally fleshed out or truly resolved. This guy felt a lot of guilt, and so he decided that he wasn’t good for Megan and so they couldn’t be in a relationship, except that they are, and then he goes and does some stupid things, she forgives him, he does it again, and so on… God, it was exhausting!

Their relationship was kind of sweet, and I did see the connection and the chemistry, my only problem with it was their indecisions and how they dealt with the fact that they wanted and felt different things.

I did not like their main conflict at all, it was just a huge NO for me. I couldn’t understand how Megan was willing to put herself on hold, and while I understood why Dane did what he did, it still felt wrong.

Overall, I thought this book was OK, I had a few issues with it, and it was slow, so I think it might not appeal to every romance lover. But the connection between these two is good, I just wish it had been explored slightly differently. I’m on the fence about reading the rest of the series though, because I’m kind of curious, but at the same time, not really up for a disappointment…

Celebrating the Little Things Tag


Hello people, it’s saturday and that means it’s time for another tag! I wasn’t exactly tagged for this one, but I saw it on Kat’s blog, Life and Other Disasters, and decided it was a good idea to do it :).

Who was your very first follower (if you can find out) tag them and give them a shout out!

Oh wow, so I started blogging a long time ago, and I started out blogging about TV shows, mainly. With that said, my first ever follower was Sway, and they’re not blogging there anymore =/.

What was the last milestone you reached?

Even though WordPress didn’t give me a pretty announcement about it, I just reached 1600 wordpress followers, and I’m so happy about it! It wasn’t that long ago that I reached 1000, so it’s crazy to see that number growing every day.

What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us! If you can find out.

My first ever post was a kind of introduction, Obsessions, and it was January 5th of 2013… I feel old. But my real first post was actually about Caroline from the Vampire DiariesI’m not girly little Caroline anymore. That was so long ago… I don’t even watch the show anymore.

Who was your most recent follower, tag them and give them a shout out!

My most recent follower is Nikki @The night is dark and full of books, THANK YOU!!!

What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!

My last post was a review of Steadfast by Sarina Bowen, and the first person to click that like button was Megan @Bookslayer Reads, THANK YOU!

How many months have you been blogging for?

I have been blogging for 3 years and 11 months… yeah, almost 4 years… GOD! Time flies!!!

Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out.

Yep! I talk to a few people on the regular, though there are 2 bloggers that I call friends. I think I talk to them more than my non-virtual friends, eheh. Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Kat @Life and Other Disasters. Your girls ROCK!

Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

The last tag I did was The Stationary Book Tag and it was created by Sam @RiverMooseReads, well done you!

Have you any social media related to your blog? 

I sure do! Go follow me everywhere!

twitter  facebook  goodreads  instagram  bloglovin  tumblr

Last but not least …. Just give thanks to all your followers.

Guys, seriously, a huge THANK YOU! I don’t think I would have done so well and been blogging for so long if it weren’t for you. You guys make me want to keep doing it, each time you like or comment something, each time we interact in any way, it makes me want to keep doing it, and it makes me feel connected with other likeminded people. So a huge thank you to you all :D.

And I’m done with this tag. You guys should do this one, although I’m not tagging anyone specifically, but you should do it either way, it’s a way to acknowledge your followers and let people know more about your blog and yourself. Do it!