Thank you to Lauren Blakley and her team for the advance reader copy of Puck Yes, the second story in the My Hockey Romance series.
This one just did not hit for me. It put me into a deep reading slump and if not for the fact that I wanted to review it I don’t know if I would have finished it.
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The hotshot new hockey player, the veteran team captain, and the woman they fall for when she becomes the new team mascot in a fake marriage hockey rom com!
When my ex trades me out for a better model—my boss—I don’t take getting screwed over lying down.
Instead, I get a glow up, not only landing a new job with the hockey team but also scoring the city’s hot new hockey player as my plus one to my ex’s wedding. Then, the sexy team captain starts flirting with me, too.
But one night after a win, I accidentally marry that intense new guy after the captain dares us to say I do. One dare leads to another, and I’m experiencing double the pleasure as I say puck yes to both players sharing me on my wedding night.
In the morning, when hubby and I are on our way to get an annulment, the team owner spots our rings and invites the new it couple to attend her upcoming charity golf tournament.
Looks like I have to fake it as Mrs. Hockey for the hockey season and the wedding season. There’s only one problem.
We’re not just a couple. Both guys want more of me.
And pretty soon I’ve got a bigger problem – I’m falling for my fake husband and my secret boyfriend at the same time.
Puck Yes is a standalone hockey, fake marriage, neighbors-to-lovers, spicy workplace MFM romance with a guaranteed why-choose style HEA! No swords cross. This story is perfect for fans of Lily Gold, Emily Rath and Lauren Blakely’s Double Pucked!
Check out my more detailed thoughts below…
- Characters: Ivy falls for both Hayes and Stefan in Puck Yes. When we meet Ivy she is quitting her job and throughout the book, she does go through some character development. Then there are the hockey players, Hayes and Stefan, with Hayes being the new guy and Stefan being much more of the suave cool guy. None of the three characters really stood out to me.
- Setting: The boys play for the San Francisco Avengers so the majority of this story is set there. There is a key exception which is obviously alluded to in the synopsis, they do all go to Vegas and 2/3 get hitched!
- Pacing: There was seemingly too much and not enough going on in this story. It was so spice forward I did not really get attached to the plot happening between those chapters. This also has too many tropes, which is something Lauren does every once in a while when she tries to stuff too much into this book. I did not really like the fake relationship aspect at all and would have rather had the three of them navigate coming together without that.
- Romance: So, I already said this book was spice forward and the quality of many of those scenes is why this is a three-star, rather than a two from me. Lauren has really got sex scenes nailed down and I enjoyed them. If you have read any of my other reviews it is my preference in poly romance for sword-cross, I want all the characters to really be together. Most of the issues with the pacing all over the place and not getting attached to the characters had me just not that invested in this throuple. Still suffice it to say, if you love poly hockey romance then you will probably get a kick out of this still.
Puck Yes receives three out of five stars.
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