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.