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Pucked Up

Written by: Helena Hunting
Narrated by: Joe Arden
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Miller "Buck" Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed-up front teeth. After five years in the NHL, deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies, Miller has decided he's ready for a girlfriend. A real, nonbunny girlfriend to take on dates and not jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he's found that woman in his teammate's sister. Except, unlike team captain and all-around nice guy Alex Waters - who happens to date his stepsister - Miller's media reputation as a manwhore is well earned. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn't know the first thing about relationships or the time and effort they require.

Miller learns - eventually - that if he wants to make Sunshine "Sunny" Waters fall for him, he's going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.

©2015 Helena Hunting (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Should have had 2 narrator's

I would like to start with the comment that the book itself was ok, but the narrator was terrible at portraying the woman's part that it made me hate the woman and in turn not really enjoy the book at all, I didn't even finish it.
I will say the narrator did a great job on the guy character though, just wish it had a his and hers voices.I definitely don't waste my money on anymore of these books with a single narrator, however I would buy them to read myself , I think that would be better in the future .

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Buck Butterson for the win!!

Helena Hunting is the master of the romcom. Miller and Sunny are the most lovable couple and the banter between Miller and his sister Violet is epically hilarious! Joe Arden is perfect as Miller. Loved this audio!!!

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  • Angelica Quintero
  • 2016-05-21

Perfect audiobook to embrace the Yeti

What did you love best about Pucked Up?

*SIGH!* I love all the Pucked Men but my favorite of all of them is Miller. He is sweet and perfect! I love the way he loves. What started as a revenge move, more like a thought because once he spend a little time with Sunny he knew she would be the girl he wanted to be his girlfriend, quickly moved into something more meaningful and challenging for him. He had to change a lot to prove everybody he was worth Sunny’s love and I’m so happy he could accomplish it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviously Miller couldn’t do it all by himself, he had the help of Queen Violet and his best friend Randy. Love all my beloved Pucked Characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the conversarion with Miller and Sunny af the end, the conversation that solves the drama!! *Not saying, it's a spoiler*

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Embrace the Yeti

Any additional comments?

Joe Arden has the perfect voice for Miller. It’s smooth and slow. It has the strength of Miller’s personality but also shows the vulnerability of Miller’s in certain situations in this book. Joe’s inflexions for Sunny were so great, translating her sweet personality and when they were having sex, it was so sexy and perfect. I seriously loved this audiobook as much as I loved the book. 100% Recommended.

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  • Smitten with Reading
  • 2017-05-27

B rating...

My Review:
Overall: 3.5
Performance: 4.5
Story: 3.0

This is one of those books. Overall, I enjoyed listening to it...with one major exception. I really did not like Sunny, especially as the book went on and she didn't change her attitude at all. Miller deserves so much better!! He's such a nice guy with incredibly rotten luck. Sunny was too immature, and he really needed someone better...who could actually respect him. Because as this book is written, I cannot accept that their HEA will ever last past the next online photo blowup. Ugh...seriously.

But I did LOVE Miller's character and thought the narrator did a fabulous job. The entire book is told from Miller's pov and I LOVED that. While this particular book didn't work for me, I am really enjoying the series overall, so I did grab the next one in the series. I just hope the couple is better matched than they were in this one.

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  • bookbruin
  • 2018-10-17

Hello Yeti

This was another laugh out loud romcom by Helena Hunting with amazing narration by Joe Arden. He was perfect as sexy and slightly clueless Miller. Normally I love having dual POV in books, but this time having the entire book in Miller's POV was an added bonus. Joe Arden captured Miller's unique blend of sexy and vulnerable and also voiced the female characters wonderfully as well.

The story was hit and miss for me. As much as I loved Miller, he really did make some questionable decisions that had me rolling my eyes. It was the heroine Sunny though that almost tanked this one for me. She was sweet in a deer in the headlights sort of way, but her immaturity and lack of communication with Miller were beyond frustrating. Miller is in no way perfect, but he was trying. Sure he stumbled, but I liked his character growth throughout the book. Sunny on the other hand, repeated the same mistakes over and over again. I understand these characters are young and are still finding their way, but I never truly felt the connection between them and couldn't figure out what flipped the switch for Miller to go from a bunny lover to monogamy. There just didn't seem to be a lot of substance between them, besides physical chemistry. The best part of the book was definitely Miller's relationship with Violet (though the Yeti jokes were a little over the top) and I also liked getting to know Randy and Lily better. Alex unfortunately acted terribly in this book and I was proud of Violet for standing up for Miller. I'm really hoping Alex redeems himself as the series goes on. Honestly, I'm not even sure Sunny and Miller's happy for now ending will even stick since I'm not sure Sunny has really changed. Overall, this was an enjoyable listen thanks to Joe Arden, but all the back and forth, jealousy, and insecurity got old pretty quick.

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  • Daniele
  • 2017-03-20

I might be in the minority, but I enjoyed this better than the original Pucked.

I have to say I delayed on this story, because as much as I loved Pucked, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy Buck's book. I didn't know if I would be able to be attracted to Buck, commonly referred to in Pucked as "the Yeti". The image in my head wasn't exactly all that hot! But I really do think I enjoyed this book even more than Pucked (even though that one had me laughing my butt off). Who knew that Buck was going to be Mr. Sensitive? Sonny was a little bland as a character, but the storyline was good and I loved meeting Randy in this book and can't wait to dive into his story next.

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  • Deborah Boyd
  • 2018-12-17

Hero awesome Heroine Sucked

I love Joe Arden but even his narration couldn’t get me to finish when I realized Sunny was going to be the heroine. I thought for sure the quiet girl that helped clean his face at the beginning might be the love interest.
I just don’t like Sunny as a main character. The author just doesn’t write Sunny in a favorable light.

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  • Ndulgent Bloggrs
  • 2017-03-16

No Puck Up Here

Romantic comedy at its best! Just like book one in the series, Pucked Up was laugh aloud funny with quirky characters and flirty dialogue. The addition of some more serious issues grabbed at my heartstrings. Then add in the hot sexy romance and the book was perfect. Pure entertainment with the talented narrator... this book was no puck up.

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  • Heather M Cantrell
  • 2016-05-11

5 thumbs up

I'm actually in love with this man! I expected this book to be from 2 first person points of view, but just being from his made it different.....and wonderful!

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  • marlene
  • 2016-05-07

Love it!!'

I really love it!! The story was perfect and the narrator was Who sold it. Great voice Joe Arden!!

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  • JC
  • 2019-01-21

First Book I Was Cheering For A Breakup

The heroine (Sunshine? Stupid name) was the MOST whiney and pathetic character I've read in a long time. I was actually hoping they would stay broken up. Who doesn't understand how pictures and social media are rarely accurate accounts of what really happens. Especially when it comes to famous people. I get it that Buck has a past of being a man whore but he's done everything he could to make sure Sunny knows that he is only into her. But every time a compromising picture is posted with Buck as the subject, she automatically assumes the worst starts crying and whaling and telling Buck she can't deal with it. Even after she promises to have some trust. Her brother has had the same kind of misleading photos posted to social media and she knows what it did to him. So if you're so weak that you can't even wait to ask what happened before you lose it, then why have a relationship with someone so high profile. I was actually cheering Buck to walk away for good. And when her brother did the same jumping to conclusions after what he went through and attacked Buck, Buck should have filed assault charges.

It's good that this book wasn't the first one. If I had read this one first, I wouldn't have read anymore.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 2018-02-07

MORE HOCKEY...PLS

Ok, so I gave it a day before I reviewed this book. I liked it but there were just some parts that really had me wondering why?
I really do understand drama in books, but sometimes I feel like there is just TOOOOO much drama.
The wittiness and funniness helps make up for all the dramalama

Sunny is a very insecure girl and what I don’t understand is why she doesn’t just TALK to Buck? I can’t tell you how many times I said out loud, JUST TALKKKKKKKKK TO HIM!!
I really am torn because other than that I really liked her character.

Buck does need to take more responsibility for some of the things he did. Having a backup phone would be one. For someone who does have a “disability”, it would just be smart. I say that in quotes because he has overcome it and though it is hard for him he is managing it.

Now this is under sports because he is a Hockey player, but I believe he played like one game and it was at the end of the book…. Why? I wanted team interaction, I wanted game plays… I feel like we kinda get gipped.

I really want to keep going in this series but I don’t have high hopes for the rest of them.

LOVED the narration! I am a fan of Joe Arden because he can not only do male voices, plural, but he can do a female tone that doesn’t make me want to rip my ears off. :)

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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