Hot As Puck

Hot As Puck

by Lili Valente
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Hot As Puck by Lili Valente

The NHL's biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door...

I am the world's biggest dating failure. We're talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans-my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous...stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

How hard can it be?


I have never been so hard in my life.

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.

But I'm a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we've graduated to a hands on approach to her education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn't a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

Give me a month, and I'll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she's confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is... the only guy I want her seducing is me.

Hot as Puck is a sexy, flirty, friends-to-lovers Standalone romantic comedy from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544754307
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 402,600
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn't be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich's red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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Hot as Puck 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous 11 days ago
This was a very good hockey romance. I enjoyed it immensely.
Anonymous 18 days ago
I was a nice read..easy funny and very entertaining
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 4 months ago
Sexy as h-e-double hockey sticks! Great characters, personalities and storyline. Can't wait to read the remainder of the series.
Anonymous 4 months ago
So sexy yet laugh out loud funny! Loved using the male pov so much great couple great story
Anonymous 4 months ago
A little fast on the love part. A good read and will buy the next book in the series
Anonymous 4 months ago
A great storyline. The building of the relationship was awesome. Both characters were great. Loved the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories where they’ve been friends for years and one brings way more sexual experience to the table. Love it can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Please keep writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of sex and great friendship
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book about love and friendship
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite so far! Laugh out loud funny and oh so sweet! Cannot wait to read Lauren's story.
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This is my first book by this author and WOW it is a HOT book. If sex scenes are not your thing them do NOT read this book but if you love a scorching HOT book like I do, then you will LOVE this book. It is a sweet, hot and fun book featuring two besties who become lovers. Justin Cruise is HOT!! He really is not a manslut what he is is a serial monogamous dater. On the nght the book starts is his birthday and he and his live in girl friend break up that night. She is just one of many that he dated and got bored with. His two besties are sisters, Laura and her younger sister Libby. At the party Libbey is all sexily dressed and she confesses to Justin she needs help finding and keeping a guy. Libby is a sweet, kind and nerdy kindergarten teacher who has foot in mouth disease whenever she meets a guy she likes. She likes this guy at work ALOT but she can't say two words to him without humiliating herself. So she asks Justin to give her pointers.... Meanwhile Justin has just noticed how hot Libby is dressed and he is trying to remember they are NOT friends with benefits. But in an effort to help Libby he eventually agrees to be her LOVE coach. And thats when the fun starts. Justin is beyond hot and sexy and he gets the hots for Libby and vice versa. I totally LOVED the hot sex scenes and how Justin and Libbey never really noticed each other sexually before but now they can't resist the other. This was a really great, sexy story and I really loved all the characters.
therocknmama More than 1 year ago
Holy Pucking Sock Puppets!!!! Justin and Libby are so hot and funny and quirky, that this book made me laugh long and loud so many times. A hot hockey player who can knit... he makes sock puppets and I can barely make a barbie sized scarf. A sweet kindergarten teacher who wants to learn to be naughty and score the guy of her dreams, just not the hockey player best friend..... until she realizes that she wants his "sock puppets" all for herself. Lili fleshes out her characters in such a way that you feel as if you truly know them and the story sucks you right in. Lili has a way of fleshing out all of the characters, even secondary characters that give you a preview of where the next book in the series could be going. I say this about all of Lili's books...this is the best one that I have read, and it's true....her books just keep getting better and better. She is a tremendously talented writer!!
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of Hot As Puck by Lili Valente Friends to lovers - 5+++++ stars When we meet Justin Cruise, he is celebrating his 28th birthday and has just broken up with his girlfriend after she tried to coerce him into proposing to her soon so she could plan their wedding for the next summer or else she would look into other options. As a hockey player for the Portland Badgers, he is not interested in anything long-term other than his team. With a multi-million-dollar contract, beautiful loft, and his health, he just wants to enjoy his life and friends. Libby Collins and her older sister Laura lived next door to Justin as children and she has been friends with Justin since she spent months teaching him how to crochet when he was homebound with mono. Libby had to be home schooled until the ninth grade due to a severe stuttering problem, which also caused her to be extremely shy and introverted. After seeing Sylvia storm out of Justin's birthday party, she decides to ask her best friend for a favor—to teach her about sex and flirting with guys. This is such a sweet and innocent love story that both Justin and Libby will learn from. I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between these two characters and how they learned so much about each other, even though they already knew things about each other that a lot of other people couldn't know. And the honesty they kept front and center in their relationship was awe inspiring. This author knows how to give you all the 'feels' that you want in a couple. Favorite quote: "How have I been her friend for so long without finding out if her hair feels like silk? Friends should know those things about each other, right? Maybe?" **Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Hot as Puck by Lili Valente is the first new standalone in her new collection of hockey stories. This book focuses on the friends-to-lovers story of Justin and Libby. Justin the hot as sin hockey player and Libby the innocent kindergarten teacher. Two friends who have known each other AND been best friends since 7th grade, these two are clueless about the passion they have for each other until the exact moment they're not. It is like an awesome meet-cute when they've already met. Minimal on drama and angst but with enough tension to keep it VERY interesting, this story is romantic, sweet, steamy, and heart-warming. Well-written and well-paced. I absolutely love when my must-read authors keep on proving exactly why I love them so hard! Enjoy!
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
Lili Valente's the perfect One-Click author for every mood you're in from Sexy & Adorable Romantic Comedy to BDSM Erotic. In "Hot As Puck" we are squarely in the Adorable and Sexy range and it's a delicious place to be. Lili Valente can write Alpha Anti-Heroes, Charming Flirty Heroes, and Humorous Alpha Heroes, she's that dexterous and they're all fabulous. "Hot As Puck" gives us Justin Cruise, a charming, flirty, funny, crocheting, hockey-playing Hero. In some ways Justin wants to settle down. But finding someone, as a professional hockey player. who wants him for him is going to be difficult. Justin is kind, honorable, comical, and so, so sexy. He grew up with, and remains friends with, sisters Laura and Libby Collins who were his next-door neighbors. The younger sister, Libby, taught him how to crochet when he was in high school and got him hooked. ;). Libby's the quintessential kindergarten teacher who wears comfortable clothes and items she's knitted or crocheted for herself. She's awkward and innocent. Her last serious boyfriend abruptly decided to become a priest while dating her; Libby's basically scarred. Whenever she finds herself talking to a man she could be interested in she internally freaks out. When Libby realizes that she and a man are actually flirting she starts over-thinking and ends up verbally pratfalling. Or literally face-plants. She subconsciously self-sabotages herself. No one realizes just how innocent Libby is, not even her sister. In desperation she goes to Justin for help. Lili Valente keeps the pace moving with fantastic humor, amazing sex, and adorably swoony romance. The storyline of friends to lovers is always a good one. Lili Valente describes how close and precious Libby and Justin's friendship is, the conflict in "Hot as Puck" is air-tight. "Hot as Puck" is wonderful and refreshing in it's simple romantic Friends-to-Lovers storyline. Lili Valente creates solid, charming, and lovable characters and a light romantic comedy. "Hot As Puck" isn't slapstick or non-stop belly laughs but it's giggles and smiles entertaining. The secondary characters are also tightly constructed. They are laying a firm foundation for subsequent installments in this Bad Motherpuckers series. Laura and Brendan are obviously the next couple and I'm hoping that Tanner Nowicki gets his own book as well. You think that Justin's crochet habit's just a kooky quirk, but as he says, "There's a method to his madness". Read to find out. To read the entire review please visit: This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed
SofiaAlmiroudis More than 1 year ago
Hot as Puck is sweet, romantic and HOT as HELL! Justin and Libby have been friends since high school. She was the school geek and well he was the hot jock. They became really good friends when Libby taught Justin how to crochet when he fell ill and needed something to pass his time. Years later... they are still the best of friends. Justin is now a successful NHL player and has his pick of woman. Relationships... he's had them, but when things get too serious he is ready to move on. Libby is a lonely, unexperienced kindergarten teacher. Her last serious relationship ended up dumping her and becoming a priest. So her self esteem and sexual inner goddess, non existent. Libby is tired of being the babbling fool who stumbles on her words when trying to talk to man she likes. She wants someone with experience to teach her how to be and feel sexy, to channel her inner goddess. Who better than Justin, the man she trusts with her heart and soul. Justin has never looked at Libby as more than a cute friend. But when she comes strolling into his birthday bash wearing a tight little number, well he can't get that image out if his head. When Libby proposes a plan for Justin to give her lessons in dating and sex, he is a bit reluctant at first. But when they agree to no strings, "Friends with Benefits", it's a win/win for both of them. What neither of them expected is to fall for one another. Justin and Libby are afraid that what they each are feeling is one sided and will not be reciprocated. They are also afraid that revealing how they feel may destroys their friendship, so they keep their feelings to themselves. Will Justin and Libby find the strength to share how they really feel for one another before it is too late? How will it effect them and others around them? Hot as Puck had me swooning, laughing, crying and cheering. I LOVE FRIENDS TO LOVERS ROMANCES. Libby and Justin's connection and chemistry was off the charts. I felt connected to them from the very start. It was refreshing to see both Libby and Justin's vulnerabilities and how they each complemented and completed the other. Like two broken hearts mending one another to make one. Well written Lili Valente, you keep awing me every time. I can't wait for Brendan and Laura's story in Sexy Motherpucker.
KaraS More than 1 year ago
I could gush all day about how much I loved Justin and Libby. This is a friends-to-lovers romance, but with a slight twist and the quirky humor we love in Lili's lighter books. Libby feels like she is a dating failure, so who better to teach her than her best friend who also happens to be a hot hockey player. What I liked about this one is that they really started out as strictly friends with no thought of being more. No hidden angst, etc. to get in the way. And once the hands-on lessons begin - holy puck! It is HAWT!! And as always - we get Lili's quirky side: "I'd felt like a lump of mashed potatoes in a room full of artisanal organic salad." Who hasn't been there, right?!? I think this sums up the beginning of the relationship - "...he's a shark and I'm a goldfish. Neither is necessarily better than the other, they simply exist in different worlds, different universes." This is a sweet read with lots of steam and humor.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book! Another winner by Lili Valente. The humor has to be my favorite thing about this book besides the characters. It's one of my favorite troupes friends to lovers. All I can say is Libby is a girl after my own heart. She likes cats and is a crafter. I just adored Justin. Libby and Justin are so adorable together. I liked his hobby he shares with his best bud. Of course being a hunky hockey player just adds to his appeal. I enjoyed the total rom com moment they had. My heart definitely happy sighed. The ending was just perfect for these two.
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
Holy smokes does this book have the correct title!! Because.......well, it's hot as puck!! Lili Valente has done it again with this book! I love her stories, they suck me in every single time and I don't want to put it down until I'm finished with it! This is a friends to lovers, one of my favorites! Justin is a hot hockey player (who has a few interesting hobbies that hockey players don't normally have) and his best friend is Libby. Libby has issues getting dates and Justin is going to help her with that!! Best laid plans and all that stuff! What happens when these friends discover there's so much electricity between them!!? This book had so much to offer!! There's awww moments, sweet moments and best of all hot as puck moments! Also, there's humor to top off this amazing book! LOVE IT!!!
Judy_Miracle More than 1 year ago
The title says it all. Hot As Puck is seriously hot as puck!!! This is a hot, sexy, sweet, friends to lover romance. Justin and Libby have been friends since she was 13. Justin is an NHL bad boy who is sexier than sin. Having known Libby and been close friends with her he's seen it all. But on his 28th birthday, he sees a side of Libby that he just cannot stop thinking about. Libby is a kindergarten teacher by day, crochet fool by night. She's awkward, sweet, and at her age shouldn't be the shy wallflower that she is. She can't talk to men and when she does she ends up making a fool of herself. But what happens when you ask your best friend to help you be sexy and get a guy? Can they continue to stay friends or will the lines blur? When the lines blur will they stay friends with benefits, go for the long term, or will everything be to damaged? Find out today. This is one scorching read that you will be hooked from the first page.
SingingSecretary More than 1 year ago
Well the queen of sexy romantic comedies has totally outdone herself once again. Often times as I read one of Lili Valente's novels I think to myself “she won't be able to top it,” and then she gives us Hot As Puck which left me completely overwhelmed and full of contentment. In Ms. Valente’s usual style, has delivered a fun and entertaining story which is brimming with laugh out loud moments and replete with steamy, hot and sexy romance as well. Justin and Libby have been best friends for years sharing a platonic connection through family and, well, crocheting. But when Libby decides she is tired of her failed attempts at dating, she knows that Justin is her answer, determined that he is the only one who can help her transform from a sweet kindergarten teacher to a sexual goddess. Although hesitant to cross that line with Libby, Justin reluctantly consents to be her teacher, both agreeing they will not let it affect their best friend status. But as the lesson begins it sets both of their libidos aflame and they suddenly realize that their bond extends far beyond mere friendship. But both Justin and Libby are afraid to tell the other how deeply and quickly their emotions are growing for fear of hurting the relationship they already share, especially if Libby’s sister ever finds out what they’ve been up to. Will Justin and Libby be able to find the courage to share their true feelings for each other before it’s too late? Well I fell hard and fast for Libby and Justin. Their bantering through texting as well as their face to face interactions made me giggle. Even now as I’m writing this review I have a smile on my face as I think back on their story. Not to mention the oh-so-hot and sweltering escapades they share together on the couch, in the bedroom and pretty much everywhere else. Their connection to one another goes so much farther than friendship, and it was so much fun reading this book and watching them both discover how deep their bond truly goes. I’m hoping we get a chance to revisit Justin and Libby with future stories as the support characters were just as fun to spend time with. Lili Valente has definitely scored many, many goals with Hot As Puck and has certainly earned a solid five stars, though honestly it deserves many more.
LaurenLesczynski2828 More than 1 year ago
Ohhh this book was so pucking good! Justin is a hot hockey playboy who is NOT ready to settle down. He does enjoy crocheting...yup you heard me right! Libby is a very inexperienced school teacher who just needs a boost of confidence. She also enjoys crocheting, and she taught Justin all he knows. These two have been friends forever, which is like the totes best way to start out with a hot guy if you ask me. Soooo anywho...they start up a little something-something and the next thing you know they done caught all the feels for each other. I know crazy right? Who would have thunk it? I mean will Justin take a chance on Libby, will Libby even give Justin a real chance...all these questions will be answered if when you read the book ;) As usual I can not wait for the next installment. #Ferdinand