Puck Me Baby
Bad Motherpuckers #4
Release Date: October 13th, 2017
“You’re going to be a daddy.”
Looking up into Alexi Petrov’s dark eyes as I break the news, I’m scared out of my mind. This man is the most terrifying defender in the NHL, and if it weren’t for my sporty new baby bump, I probably wouldn’t believe we hooked up that night. (Yes, I’ve sworn off margaritas for life.)
But the Alexi who goes to my doctor appointments, moves me into his guesthouse, and cooks so many gourmet meals I look like I’m carrying twins? He isn’t scary at all.
He’s sweet. And intense. And so sexy I want to smear him with honey and lick it off every inch of his powerful, protective, oh-so-swoony-worthy body.
But that’s not a part of our relationship anymore. We’re friends who intend to raise a child together. That’s all…
There’s no way I can be just friends with Amanda Esposito.
She’s everything I want in a woman—strong, sexy, compassionate, a little bit wild—with curves for miles and a smile she smiles just for me.
I don’t know if I’ve got what it takes to be that guy—the one with his heart on his sleeve—but for this woman, I’ll try.
Amanda and our baby are my future, my family, and I’m prepared to cross check anyone or anything that stands in my way. Even if that someone is the tough guy in the mirror…
Second chances. We all need them. And sometimes they come when we least expect them, and bring things that we never anticipated. A second chance for Alexi Petrov and Amanda Esposito doesn’t look anything like they expected, and offers so much more than they could have imagined, and comes at the time when they need it the most.
I am a longtime fan of author Lili Valente, and have absolutely fallen in love with her Bad Motherpucker series of romantic comedies featuring the sexy hockey players that make up the Portland Badgers and the women that they love. Quirky, hot, and always fun, these books both tug at my heartstrings and ratchet up the heat to 5-alarm status, making them the perfect feel-good reads.
Certainly as hot as the previous books in the series, PUCK ME BABY brought a whole new level of feels for me, incorporating issues into the storyline that I was not expecting, and that had me wiping away tears on more than one occasion.
Alexi immediately became one of my favorite Motherpuckers, showing amazing depth of character and emotion behind that heavy hockey defender scowl. And Mandy is what every leading lady should be, and which I’ve come to expect in Lili’s books. She’s strong, brave, and not afraid to do things on her terms, speaking her mind and demanding an answer, even when it’s not comfortable. These two were perfect for each other from the get-go, and I enjoyed every single moment with them.
This whole series of books are 5-star reads for me, and I happily recommend the lot of them. Although interconnected, they can be read as standalones, but why wouldn’t you read them all? PUCK ME BABY will steal your heart, have you crying happy (and sad) tears, and have you fanning yourself, sometimes all at once, and should most definitely be right at the top of your TBR.
Other books in the series!
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About Lili Valente:
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.
Visit her at http://www.lilivalente.com