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#Review of Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (A Taking Shots novel) by Cindi Marsen w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @cindimadsen

Today we have the stop for Cindi Madsen’s Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny. Check out this fantastic new romance and grab your copy today!

About Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny:

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.

Read a hockey book they said.  You’ll love it they said.  Don’t worry that you burned that t-shirt when you worked for the Dallas Stars and you don’t read hockey romances because it sets up triggers for you.  Keep an open mind and just read.  I’ve read Ms. Madsen before so I’m confident in her ability to write characters that I will love but this is my first NA from her.  Boy, am I glad that I took a chance.

Ox and Lindsey are absolutely perfect for each other.  They had me swooning, laughing and at times, wanting to bop them over the head but nonetheless, I fell in love with them.  I can totally understand where Lindsey is coming from.  I saw puck bunnies first hand for 6 years when I worked for the Stars but Lindsey is self-aware of why she backed off and why getting involved with Ox would be a bad thing.  Lindsey grew up and evolved from the beginning of the book until the end.  Working as an editor for the school paper showed that she had more to offer about herself than she previously thought.

Ox is hot.  No doubt about it but he’s also a softie and a math nerd.  You knew?  I liked how he really pursued Lindsey.  He never gave up and he wasn’t all alpha about it either.  He didn’t realize why Lindsey didn’t want to go out with him but he knew that she was attracted to him.  Ms. Madsen developed their friendship first and then the romance.  Sure, there are smexy times but this book isn’t about that at all.  It’s about how two people can connect when one of them has sworn off the lifestyle.  Yes, being with an athelete (good or bad) is a lifestyle.  Lindsey just wants to pass her math class.

Ms. Madsen has sold him on her NA books.  Everybody kept talking about them but like Lindsey, I shied away because of the hockey angle.  I won’t be making that mistake again.  🙂


4.5 Harlies


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Catch Up On the Series!

Getting Lucky Number Seven

Anatomy of a Player

Crazy Pucking Love

About Cindi Madsen:

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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