By Romance 8765
I really enjoyed the book. Sadly, there were a few times I didn’t enjoy. Like the political garbage being thrown in. Personally when reading a romance I like to focus on the romance not on gun violence and what the country is going to do about it. However the book didn’t have much of the political crap to make me dislike it. Just enough to be annoying while reading it
Hot and funny and sexy
Loved this book!
Friends to lovers - 5+++++ stars
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.
"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**
Review: Hot As Puck
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!
A Must Read
By Brittany Strickland
Justin is a hot, sexy hockey forward with a reputation as a lady killer. It’s not that he’s bad at relationships, he’s just not good with anything more than short term. His best friend, Libby, is a kindergarten teacher who loves baggy clothes because comfort for the win. So when she shows up at Justin’s Birthday party in skin tight clothes, he can’t stop thinking about how sexy she is. Then she propositions him for no-strings attached sex lessons. What more could a guy want? Of course it can’t be that simple and feelings get involved like always, since there is no such thing as no strings attached. Can Justin prove to Libby that she should be with him?
Lili Valente is the queen of sexy romantic comedies. Hot as Puck had me laughing out loud at times. Of course there are super steamy parts as well that are sizzling hot! I really enjoyed this book and didn’t want it to end. Although that is becoming the trend whenever I read anything by Mrs Valente. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic comedies, hockey, sexy heros, and/or sweet heroines.
HOT HOT HOT
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.
Wow!! Lili Valente did not disappoint me in her new book Hot as Puck!! It was a sweet story I could identify with. Libby is a shy kindergarten teacher with a best friend that is a professional hockey player. Libby and Justin shared so much growing up next door to each other. Justin is a hot bad boy and when things get crazy in his life with women he always turns to Libby for help. Libby is always there for him but when Libby realizes she has failed miserably at dating she asks Justin for help to overcome her sexual issues. Well, they solve it alright!! I loved every word in this book and look forward to the next book in the series!
5 Mother Pucking Stars
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.
5 Stars just not enough. Fantastic romantic comedy!
By Singing Secretary
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.
Lives up to it’s name!
Lili Valenti remains Rom Com royalty with this latest book which is aptly titled as it is most definitely hot as puck!! I really loved this book! Between the storyline, the laughter, the sexts, the sexy times, and just Justin & Libby, well you get the gist, I loved it all!!!!
Justin is a super hot and sexy hockey player who get this, knits! Not only that but he poses on social media with his knitted items. Sometimes with just his knitted items, wink wink. He is an amazing player both on and off the ice.
Libby is an adorable school teacher who does not have much experience with men, she is very innocent especially in Justin’s brand of off-ice activities. They have been friends for years though so she finally asks Justin to help her get some experience.
Of course this arrangement goes so well that soon there is more than just a friends with benefits vibe happening and real feelings are involved. Will they go their separate ways once her lessons are finished? Or will they make a go as a real couple?
You need to find out in this 5 star Rom Com from the amazing Lili Valenti.