Hot as Puck by Lili Valente

Available: Now

Type: Sports/Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

The NHL’s biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…

I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise.

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess.

How hard can it be?


I have never been so hard in my life.

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty.

But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses.

Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.

I am a sucker for a friends to lovers book and this was a very enjoyable, quick read. Lili Valente is a new author to me and I truly adored this book! I will be checking out more of Lili’s work!

Hot as Puck is the story of Libby, a quiet and shy school teacher and Justin, a gorgeous NHL hockey player who have been friends forever. To top it off, did I mention Justin is a knitting hooker?!? I love it!!

Libby is a cute kindergarten teacher who is truly not good with men. The one man she has messed around with became a priest. A priest!! That tells you exactly what kind of experience she has, hence the need for a little help from a friend.

Justin is famous hockey player who has skills on the ice and in the bedroom. A breakup with his girlfriend at his birthday party has Justin questioning what to do with life. Then everything is thrown upside down when his friend Libby shows up looking like a sex goddess, not the innocent girl he’s known forever. Gone is the “cute” girl he has had for years and Justin begins to see her for the woman she really is.

Justin gets the biggest birthday surprise of his life when Libby asks for a favor, and a big one at that. Libby wants dating and sex lessons from the master of the game. Libby desperately wants to be noticed by the guy at work she is crushing on and hopes that Justin can help her score. When Justin realizes he can help Libby out and actually get to touch her without this going anywhere dangerous, it’s game on. Being friends can’t possible change anything between them, can it?

“I don’t want to be friends with benefits or to keep this a secret or to help Libby grow confident enough to start a relationship with someone else. i want her to be mine.”

I loved the dynamic between Libby and Justin. They really just come together (in more ways than one) so well, it’s a fabulous story. Libby is so innocent yet when she is with Justin, her inner goddess just comes right out. Justin is completely and utterly smitten with Libby and cannot keep his hands off of her. He knows this cannot go on without someone getting hurt, but what is a man to do?

I love the friendship, the humor, the sports, the foreplay and most of all the sex. Throw a little hockey in there, and this is just an all-around great book!

I give Hot as Puck by Lili Valente 4 stars!

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