Genres: Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 13, 2017
Format: eBook, Audiobook
I am in love with Lili Valente’s stories! I actually read this one before Hot as Puck, and so out of order, but I love this troube of babies. And no she wasn’t keeping it from him. Why do I love baby troupes? I just don’t know, but I do!
Driving a lot this year I have been starting audio books and then coming home buying them in eBook and then finishing them. This was no different. Why change it when this is how I discovered the author!
Puck Me, Baby is actually the 4th book in the Bad Motherpuckers series. While I read this out of order, I wasn’t overly confused. There were some characters I felt had a story, but never lost. So take it with a grain of salt if you are like me and don’t like coming into the middle of a series.
Alexi Petrov and Amanda Esposito have one of those one night stands off the pages of this book. Amanda is drunk, Alexi didn’t realize it and they had a passion filled night. When the sun rose the next day Amanda snuck out thinking that would be the end of it all. Oh, no. Now she is pregnant and doesn’t know who he is and can’t find the mailbox she remembers from his house. How is she supposed to contact him?
Alexi has one of those nights he remembers. He felt a connection to a woman who ghosted him. Now he sees her at his friends wedding and then loses her again. Deciding to go home he finds her about to faint in the parking lot. He is ever the galant knight in shining armor and calls an ambulance….only to find out he is going to be a daddy.
That’s the surprise at the beginning of the story. Two people who don’t know each other creating a life. Alexi isn’t going to let her disappear again, so he makes alpha like demands on her when he sees where she is living, the harm she can get into and how he wants to be in this woman’s life. But one thing is holding him back. He’s been down this road and holds a secret that could harm his baby and the woman carrying the baby.
Amanda isn’t in a great place at the moment. Dumped by her boyfriend who turns out to be married isn’t the highlight of her life. Then not being able to hold down a nursing job for long, she struggles to just pay the rent on a dumpy apartment. She’s already in love with the baby in her belly. Very independent, she won’t let Alexi do things for her or even tell her what she can do when she is being silly.
These two have a lot of chemistry, but also a lot of secrets that can come crashing down. Throw in a hockey player who goes out of town a lot, a nurse working a temp job, and a pregancy that can take a turn neither are expecting. It made for a heartwarming story of love, and the harm words can do to someone. And having a baby on the way made this all the more enjoyable even for the dark moments that bleed in. Now I have to go back and start the series again…well I actually read the first book before I wrote this review….so that review got written first.
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