Book Review: Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen
Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen
Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I’m just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.
Confession #2: Ryder “Ox” Maddox’s deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I’m powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.
Confession #3: I can’t stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training. And how fun it’d be to cross lines with him.
Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.
Confession #5: If I’m not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder. And then I’ll be totally pucked.
Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny:
I received an e-arc of Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way influenced my thoughts and feelings about the book.
This is Book #5 in the Taking Shots series. However you can read it as a standalone. I’ve been reading Cindi Madsen’s books over the last couple of years. And while this series it’s of high quality, it’s one of those that I can get through in a couple of hours and enjoy what I am reading. And that’s why I liked reading Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny.
If you’ve been around for a while you know that I like my sport books – you can even check out some of my favourite Ice Hockey books here. So I already had a sense of this book before I picked it up.
Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny follows protagonists Lindsay Rivera and Ryder “Ox” Maddox. One’s an Ice Hockey player and the other a former puck bunny who swore she would never fall for another hockey player again. But, Ryder is different and it’s taken Lindsay by surprise. Will she be able to lock her heart, or will this hockey player wrap her up in his world.
If you have read the previously books in the series then you would have meet both our protagonists before. But we see them in a different light in Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny.
Lindsay is a hard protagonist to get along with a times. She is very determined in what she wants from life. And while I love that, she does let her feelings get in the way. I connected with Lindsay a lot, in the sense of her career path and I loved that. The reader is able to see how much she wants to work in the industry and she would do anything to get there.
Ryder is different to the other male protagonists in this series and that alone intrigued me. I mean, yes he is a hockey player, but he was quiet and sensitive. I enjoyed this narrator and liked that he wasn’t the alpha male type. His passion for both Ice Hockey and Lindsay was adorable.
The romance was adorable. Like I said I loved how much Ryder cared for Lindsay and would do anything for her. Even getting turned down again and again. Lindsay is very hesitant about Ryder, but I love how he breaks her walls down and she starts falling for him slowly. It was beautiful at times and I just loved reading then together.
There was some very cliché moments in Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny, but I could totally see by it because of how much I enjoyed reading these characters. We get to see our previous protagonists and I loved that we got to see where they were on their journey.
Overall, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny is a fun read. Sometimes it’s emotional and you just want to hug Lindsay and Ryder, pushing them together. There were parts that annoyed, where I wanted to scream at the characters. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny explores the notion of finding love where you least expect it, family and friends and what it’s like to let yourself free. It’s fun, sexy and was just a good read.
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