Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be?
In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material.
So it makes complete sense that Violet Hall can’t wait to nail him down to the matrimonial mattress and become Mrs. Violet Waters.
It’s so romantic.
Violet is totally stoked to set a date.
Eventually. At some point. Likely before the next millennium. Or when Violet stops getting hives every time someone brings up the wedding, and their mothers stop colluding on stadium sized venues. Whichever comes first.
I will forever appreciate the day I decided to give a book with a clever title combining hockey and sex a chance because the Pucked series has become one of my favorite romantic comedy series. As it was Violet with her verbal diarrhea and the outlandish antics that ensued when she began dating Alex that kept me laughing more often than not while reading Pucked, it is only fitting that we have returned to Violet and Alex in Forever Pucked. I should note that while you can get away with reading books two and three as standalones, you should at least read Pucked before reading Forever Pucked as it is the continuation of Alex and Violet’s story. That said, I strongly recommend reading all of the previous books first because Alex and Violet show up frequently in books two and three, so you’ll be missing out on some rather amusing scenes and helpful info if you skip them.
In an effort to de-stress Violet, Alex has put the kibosh on their wedding plans – specifically telling their mothers to leave her alone about it. Considering the stress-induced hives and moops that Violet keeps having to deal with, I found it rather sweet that even though Alex wants to marry her as soon as possible, it’s more important to him that she be happy and less stressed. As for Violet, she was promised a long engagement and she’s planning on a summer wedding – the year after next. But all that changes when Alex sustains an injury that could end his career…or worse. Being faced with the possibility of a future without Alex, Violet realizes that the possibility of public humiliation is nothing compared to not becoming Mrs. Violet Waters. Yet as serious as that all sounds, rest assured that Hunting brings plenty of humor, because even if Violet is committed to saying “I do,” it doesn’t mean that she can keep her mouth from running away from her when she’s nervous.
I absolutely LOVED this book! I found Forever Pucked to be just as funny as the previous books in the series. Violet’s obsession with the beaver and MC, as well as denying Alex access to Area 51, meant there were several scenes that had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes, and one that had me laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. I actually had to put my Kindle away for a few minutes so I could calm down. But what I enjoy about Alex and Violet is that while they can make raunchy jokes and have mind-blowing sex, they can be unbelievably sweet with each other. After witnessing the public humiliation that Violet suffered during her mother’s wedding, I will say that while it was pretty much what I expected had occurred and I can completely understand her aversion to having a large wedding, I was most surprised that the guys kept it in the cone. The actual wedding itself – yes, they actually tie the knot folks – occurred as I suspected it would, but was not at all what I actually expected … well, except for Violet’s crotch-seeking skull. I found the second ceremony to be classic Violet and exactly why I love her almost as much as Alex loves her. While Forever Pucked could easily serve as the series finale, Hunting does still have a couple of players – hockey players – that aren’t quite nailed down (lol), so I can only hope that she finds herself compelled to add to this hilarious group of friends.