Monday, May 8, 2017

Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen ~ Release Day, Review & Giveaway

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 have so loved this series.  It has all the good stuff!  Hot hockey players, real characters that make me feel right along with them, and a great story make them all great.  But this one...this one had a little more.

So yeah there's a hot hockey player but he's Ryder.  And Ryder is just the best hockey player.  He plays defense and his muscles far exceed my expectations! Hehe.  He may have carried Lindsay and there may have been stairs involved.  BUT what I really loved about him had nothing to do with the sexy bod.  He doesn't take no for an answer.  He feels something for Lindsay and he fights for what he wants.  AND he's good at math.  Yep, I totally fell in love with him.  The hockey player with a back-up plan.  The math major who tutors on the side trying to win the editor of the college paper.  Yeah, he captured both of my passions in one.  (I have a math degree.  I was the editor of my high school paper.)  Yep, he was just about perfect.

And their story?  It's not predictable at all.  Lindsay led him a marry chase and I enjoyed every minute of it.  

Lindsay is trying to make some changes in her life.  I'm really glad because I wasn't a fan the last time I ran into her in a book.  She's gone to "former" status on the puck bunny front.  And she's doing a really good job of avoiding the hockey scene.  Definitely proud of her.  Only issue is Ryder has other ideas.  He can't seem to get her out off his mind.  

I enjoyed the banter between these two as tutoring led to fun with paintball and Shakespeare.  Hehe...gonna have to read it to get the deets on those games.  But I will tell you that it was all so much fun.  I enjoyed every page.

While they tried to stay on separate sides of a line, they struggled to actually do that.  And because of the struggle, things don't have the same feel as a typical romance.  Instead it followed a more natural path that included love and felt oh so real.

I enjoyed seeing all the couples I've read about before (though you can certainly read this stand alone) and I'm sorry to see the series end.  

This is the good stuff.  Anyone who loves sexy hockey players need this book NOW but really anyone who loves a good romance will want to one-click this one as soon as possible.


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  1. This sounds like so much fun! I adore hockey and keep meaning to grab this series. Great review!

  2. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny just sounds so good just from reading the blurb. If you love hockey players and romance, then this is one to read. I loved all the teasers, the cover is hot, and I'm adding this one to my list of must reads. Thanks for the review!

  3. I don't think I've read book about hockey or have anything to do with hockey but the synopsis sounds cute and it sounds like it'll be fun and entertaining :):)

  4. I think Confessions of a former puck bunny sounds like a great read. I haven't read anything about hockey before, so this would be a first!