Book Traveling Thursdays: A Favorite Bookish Mom

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Mother’s Day is on a few days… Choose a book with your favorite bookish mom”. I’m going with Good Boy by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen, the first book in the new WAGs series, because it has 2 amazing moms in it. Jess’ mom is awesome, but she’s a Canning, so we already knew she was awesome, but Mama Riley is just as great, and always super supportive of her wonderful boy.


Original (and only) COver:

At first I was a bit reticent about the covers for the new series, but now I really really like it. It fits well with the mood of the story.

Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Cindi Madsen)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | Bottom of my TBR

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.


Once again, read this book as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, though this time I finished it before she did, eheh, so check out her blog in the next few days to read her take on this book.

A while back I read the third book of this series, Crazy Pucking Love, and while I liked it, it didn’t blow me away or anything. I mainly had issues with the character’s back stories and the fact that I thought something was missing. I had no such issues with this one.

I thought the writing was way better on this one, and the dual POV worked way way better. Lindsey and Ryder had super distinct voices, so I loved the dual POV on this one. Also, Lindsey’s confessions throughout the book just made it all better.

I really liked both main characters. I loved Lindsey and I thought she was such a strong girl. I understood her fears and doubts, but I also loved that Ryder saw right through her and fought for his girl. Ryder was a pretty great character all on his own. I loved the connection and the chemistry between the two of them. The romance was sweet and strong, as it was based on a mutual understanding and thorough knowledge of each other.

The main conflict was predictable, but again, I felt it was understandable. And I was afraid for a little bit that Lindsey would try to put her dreams on hold, like Megan tried to on the previous book, but I’m glad that it didn’t came to that, and they found a perfect solution for both of them.

Overall, I really enjoyed this sweet NA hockey romance, and it made me want to pick up book 1 and 2 of this series. Give it a chance.