Pucked Off (A Standalone Romance)

Pucked Off (A Standalone Romance)

by Helena Hunting
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Pucked Off (A Standalone Romance) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
Helena Hunting is a master at Romantic Comedy and the latest in The Puck Series is just as good if not better than the previous books. This was the one I have been waiting for Lance Romero's story, the man who seemed like he was never going to be tamed , I have loved this imperfect,flawed man from the first time I met him and I'm so glade he got his own book, his story needed to be told. Another beautiful, funny,intense,heartbreaking sexy addition to the Pucked Series. A must read
Anonymous 7 days ago
What clan are you or are you a little group of wanderers?
Anonymous 3 months ago
Books6565 More than 1 year ago
I've waiting forever for this book and it did not disappoint. This book is a bit different from the others in the series in that it is a bit more serious. It deals with childhood abuse and it can be hard to read about. But it also has the signature funny and ridiculous parts too. I loved the heroine and how patient and lovely she was. I felt for Lance and his issues of betrayal esp with Tash. Again I loved revisiting with old characters. The chemistry between the 2 characters were hot! I hope this series continues because I love the author's take on these group of hockey players and their loves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helena and this series are awesome!
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
“A must-read for any Helena Hunting fan!” •*¨*• ‘I’m terrified of being the sole point of her focus. But I’m so tired of the emptiness. I’m tired of the endless ache, and I’m willing her to be the one who can fix that for me.’ ♥ Lance ★¸¸.•*¨*•★Minor spoilers alert!!!★•*¨*•.¸¸★ Cover and chapter design: Hot ginger alert! I’m a fan of the font style for the title on the cover and the chapter headings in the e-book. I love the signature red color for the font as well. Seeing color inside an e-book always pleases me. •*¨*• Writing style: Dual POVs •*¨*• Dual formats read–Yes or No? Yes! •*¨*• I'm already a huge fan of Helena Hunting's writing talent across all romance genres and this sports romance series in particular. Lance's personal growth, spurred on in part to meeting and falling for Poppy, was very moving. It was astonishing to learn about his past dysfunctional relationship with his mother and Tash. Fortunately, Lance had a great support system that included his hockey buddies and fellow Mathlete Violet, his hockey team captain's wife. Once he opened up to them and to Poppy, he became a healthier individual that I couldn't help but love.I did lots of highlighting and bookmarking as I've come to expect from any Helena Hunting reading experience.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
This book was different from the others, it was sad at times, but it was good. I loved Lance, my god what he went thru, you wanted to hug him, and I hated Tasha, what a nut job. I also liked Poppy, it was was nice how they tied in background of how they previously knew each other. Loved reading about others, and how they were there for each other, like Violets relationship with Lance and Lilly'so advice. It was good..do not miss it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Pucked Series and this book is no exception. I loved Lance and Poppy's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I loved how sweet Lance was and how he was healed by Poppy . Great love story, great back story , very sad at times, but we needed to hear it.
Teewee125 More than 1 year ago
The best book of the series. From the first page I fell in love with Lance. My heart broke for him when we find out about his childhood and how he grew up. The incident with his brother was devastating. Tash was the cruelest of them all. All Lance was looking for was an us with her and she used his past against him and played with his head. She knew how to manipulate him. He always gave in because that was what he thought he deserved. Until he met up again with Poppy. Of course the memories of her were so buried in the back of his head along with his unhappy memories of his past. But no matter time or anything else if something is meant to be it will happen. From her first touch he knew she was special. After all she is the only person who could touch him and he wouldn't lose it. Every other women's hands felt like spiders crawling on him but with Poppy he felt peace and safety. Poppy was so sweet. He was her first kiss and she never forgot him. Don't we all remember our first kiss. You cannot always believe what you hear or read. According to social media and articles Lance was a pig. His life with the bunnies and women in general. But it isn't until you see what he is underneath that you realized they were fabricated stories. Yes there was some truth to them but not as exaggerated as they appeared. And it was mostly because of Tash. He did it for her hoping she would realize that he was enough for them to be an us. My heart actually hurt for Lance and what he went through. His relationship with Poppy was so special and pure. She made him realize that he was indeed worthy and deserved to be happy and loved. I hated to see this book end. Out of all the Pucked stories Lance is my favorite.
chatnoir More than 1 year ago
I love, love, love the Pucked series by Helena Hunting. I could go on and on about the book, and find quotes, but there are so many other reviews out there with all that jazz :) I'll simply say that once I read the first book in the series, I was a goner and there was no turning back. Each book is a standalone read, but each book builds has the characters from the previous books so you can see what they're up too and how they grow a bit. I love this because as I fall in love with new characters, I get to see what's going on with some of my favorites from the series. And Lance.... Lance is definitely a fan favorite. He's just a broken guy that meets his match, and when he does, you can feel the chemistry and magic between the characters. I won't mention who the heroine is, because if you're anything like me, you want to wait and read it for yourself :) I loved learning more about Lance and what made him ticked, and I enjoyed watching him fall in love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend it.
GinaMarie85 More than 1 year ago
Do I dare say Pucked Off just might be my favorite in the Pucked Series??? I really think it is!!! Helena Hunting how do you come up with this brilliance?!?! From the very beginning was hooked! Lance's story was just so heartbreaking but I loved reading about him overcoming his demons and wanting to strive to become a better man. Reading about his journey was beautiful. His nickname is Romance, some might see it because of his last name, Romero, but Romance fits him on a much deep level. Poppy definitely brought the romance out of him. He was so sweet and caring with her. It was hard not to swoon and swoon hard. I loved that the heroine and Lance had this backstory to their relationship. It was fun to read along while Lance put the puzzle pieces together on how they knew each other. Lance was very relentless on his perusal of the girl. Honestly, if I was her I don't think I could have said no either! The book was really fun to read! I loved their relationship. I loved watching it grow and develop. I love reading about the characters and how they grew and developed too. The story was well written and had an amazing storyline. It kept me interested from beginning to end. Well done Ms. Hunting!!! You blew me away with this book! FMR BOOK GRIND
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Helena Hunting is on a winning streak with PUCKED OFF, the fifth book from the Pucked series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’ve been dying to know more about what was going on between Lance Romero and Tash; finding out his side of the story shocked me. I love that he reconnects with Poppy in this story. This contemporary sports romance primarily takes place in Chicago. It is told from both Lance’s and Poppy’s point of view. I love Lance’s character. He is complex and unexpected. He has a dark past. He is good at hiding his issues. My heart really went out to him. I’m so glad he crossed paths with Poppy again. She is the perfect person to heal him, physically and mentally. I thought it was clever how Lance and Poppy met as kids. Poppy is about as sweet as they come. I appreciated that she ends up becoming Lance’s massage therapist. Tash surprised me. I liked her in the earlier books. I would have never guessed the issues going on with her. It goes to show to show how different a person’s true nature can be. I love how tight Lance is with his teammates and their girlfriends/wife. They are his family and look out for him. I love how the girls got involved with Poppy. Helena Hunting did an amazing job with this story. The characters are skillfully developed and believable. The plot was unique and intriguing. I LOVED the ending; it was very clever. This series just keeps getting better. I become more invested in the characters with every new book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading this book, I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into. This book was sexy, yet intriguing. Some moments even taking me out of my comfort zone. I didn’t really understand Lance or why he would tolerate a certain woman’s behavior. So, I had to keep reading and find out more. Overall, this book was a quick and easy read for me. The story was entertaining and intrigued me. I loved that Lance was flawed and that there was more to him than meets the eye. I think the fact that he wasn’t perfect, made him more relateable to me. I loved the mystery that surrounded Poppy. Lance knew there was something familiar about her, but he wasn’t too sure what it was. She entered Lance’s life at just the right moment and gave him all the sweet and good that he’s always wanted. She made him want to be a better man and just accepted him for who he was; demons and all. While Pucked Off is the 5th book in the Pucked Series, I do feel that this book can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. This book hit all the marks for a sexy and enjoyable read with the just right mix of drama and romance. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this book was certainly different than the others in the Pucked Series it was just as perfect. I kind of had a crush on Lance before and definitely do now. Another great one from Helena Hunting.
Amanda_Marie3 More than 1 year ago
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Helena Hunting's work. She's a fantastic story-teller. She can switch between genres like no other. And this book is a conglomeration of angsty goodness, sweetness, sexiness, and humor. It packs a whopping emotional punch and will leave you reeling in the best way possible. Lance is so, so broken. We only got a small taste of him in previous books, just enough to leave us wanting more. This book answers all your questions and then some. We get to see why Lance is the way he is and it's heartbreaking. We get to see the right girl walk into his life and completely turn it right side up. And I say that because Lance had a very skewed perception of himself and I feel that he was living upside down, so this girl rights all his wrongs. It's a beautiful, emotional love story. Seeing a broken boy find his redemption in life and love is the best thing ever. Lance is just plain amazing, and his girl is wonderful, in the way she is as a person and the way she holds strong on to Lance and helps him realize his self-worth. This is one of Helena's best books to date and I absolutely recommend it, a million times over. It can be read as a standalone, but I would strongly suggest reading all the books in the Pucked series because they are all fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a worthy book to read. Overcoming the hurts of our past isn't a popular topic but it's so worth it!
Tilly212 More than 1 year ago
This was absolutely brilliant! Lance was totally different to how I thought he would be, so much better too. Randy has alway been my absolute favourite but I have to say Lance has given him a run for his money! This series just gets better and better!
FS_Meurinne More than 1 year ago
The series is a must read for me, I absolutely love each of the books, but let me say that Helena Hunting took this book to a new level. Of course there is humor and drama, as always, but this time Lance Romero carved a new place in my heart. Epic story, I couldn't put it down, the heartbreak was real, the emotions were all over the place and it was just perfect!
CrystalsBookWorld More than 1 year ago
The Pucked series and The Clipped Wings series just have me hooked by Helena Hunting. I knew Pucked Off was going to blow it out of the water for me. I was excited to read Lance’s story, our favorite Scottie!!! I loved Poppy too (like the flower). Through Helena’s series and in Pucked Off you can not help but be emotionally invested. You feel like you are reading about your own extended family. I have not read through every book in this series. But I will make up for it and start one clicking on the ones I have missed. Pucked Off made me feel hurtfully happy. Yes I know that is not a REAL word, but this book inspired me a new emotion. And whoa you find out how much stamina these hockey players have. I loved it. You will fall for Poppy and want to be her friend. You wants to hold Lance’s heart and protect it. Something out there always brought these two together. There is an ugly past that you will read about. It is not pretty, but it is a reality. What a wonderful story! If you have been following the Pucked series, you want to revisit our favorite hockey men. If you are new to the series, that is okay too. Pucked Off can be read as a stand alone.
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Pucking Perfect! This book was nothing that I expected and so much more than I thought it would be! While I still firmly maintain that Pucked #1 is my all-time favorite in this series, Pucked Off stole my heart with its intense emotional experience. Out of all the books in this series, I think Lance is Helena Hunting's most well thought out and emotionally complex character so far. Lance certainly lived up to the nickname "Romance"! I was so completely in love with this story! It all came together seamlessly with clever plot twists, swoon worthy moments, heartbreaking memories, and the kind of feels that make your skin tingle. It was all kinds of sexy and passionate nestled within the strong emotional cocoon of the story.
sm0120 More than 1 year ago
This is going to be the most vague review I will ever write for a book I love so much. To start, take everything you think you know about Lance "Romance" Romero and throw it all right out the window. Go ahead, I'll wait... I knew there had to be more to Lance than just the crazy parties, the hook-ups with bunnies, and the unfortunate situation with Tash. But never in my wildest dreams did I expect what was to come in Pucked Off. I never expected the tears, the heartache, the anguish. I never expected to hate a character as much as I hated her. And I never, ever expected to fall so hard and so deeply for Lance Romero. Lance completely, utterly, and absolutely owned me, even as he destroyed me. He has more depth to him than you can even begin to imagine. Helena has seriously outdone herself with this book. It's everything you've come to love about the Pucked series, but so, so much more. "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention." ~ Sir Francis Bacon I feel like Sir Francis Bacon wrote this quote specifically for Pucked Off, without even knowing it. There are some books that deserves to be savored, and this for sure is one of them. I have so many quotes highlighted that I'd love to share but I honestly don't want to spoil anyone's reading experience. Pucked Off, Lance, and the wonderful heroine, will stay in my heart for a long, long time. "You're all the good things I didn't know I was missing."
LaurenLesczynski2828 More than 1 year ago
Fing Aye!!!!!!!! I mean....Helena Hunting you're a tricky B. Let me explain why...See I fell in love with Balls, yup Randy Balls is mine and I will not share him. Now you go an write Lance's story and make me fall in love with him...fall real hard, but see I am a loyal B and I will not give up Randy as my number one. Gaawwdd...sigh...Lance and his broken, Scottish, Ginger-self is so easy to fall for. When he says those heartbreaking words about not being good enough and not deserving things in his life it just makes you want to fix things and make it all better for him. Ohhhh and that accent...I mean it just gets you in the lady parts when he says yer & aye. He is so painfully vulnerable that you can not help but hurt for him. His words are so honest, his actions are so dishonest (before he meets Poppy). Poppy is so kind and sweet and understanding. You really can not help but fall in love with her personality. I mean the undeniable attraction between this two is HOT!!!!! Lance found home, when he found Pretty Poppy. This was such a good story I did not want it to end...like I won't be mad if they get a Novella so I can catch up and find out if they have cute little ginger babies ;)
MLupher3 More than 1 year ago
Stars: 4.5 stars My heart breaks and soars for Lance. After everything he has been through, he's finally found his happy place. She's sassy, sweet, and all around perfect for him. If only he would realize that he DOES deserve her. The emotions pulled from this book are extraordinary. Just like the previous books in this series, there's a humor to it, but this one is a little more serious. I highly recommend reading the other stories, but with this book it isn't a must. You can understand everything without them, but if read out of order, there may be some spoilers.