REVIEW: Thoroughly Pucked by Lauren Blakely


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Two star hockey players and their best friend’s little sister in a runaway bride rom com!

Picture this. I’m about to walk down the aisle when the groom decides to drop this news on me – he wants to dial it down to just f-buddies.

That’s when my brother’s two pro-hockey playing buddies sneak me out of the church seconds before the wedding march begins. They whisk me away in a convertible and we hit the open road.

But what’s a runaway bride to do with a broken heart and a non-refundable honeymoon? Book an extra ticket and take a double honeymoon with two off-limits, totally charming, absolutely gorgeous star athletes who want to lift my spirits.

When we arrive there’s only bed in the hotel room.

And it happens to fit three. The goalie, the forward and me.

Looks like I’m about to get thoroughly pucked on my double honeymoon. Talk about lifting my spirits…

Thoroughly Pucked is a standalone hockey, brother’s best friends, runaway bride MFM romance with a guaranteed why-choose style HEA! No swords cross. This story is perfect for fans of Lily Gold, Emily Rath and Lauren Blakely’s Double Pucked!

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Lauren Blakely returns to her why-choose style, hockey romcom series with Thoroughly Pucked, featuring a jilted/runaway bride and her older brother’s two best friends. Lauren brilliantly combines heart and humor with a touch of forbidden allure as she tackles the contradictions of a bride who was left at the altar as she comes to terms with the fact that she feels more relieved than rejected while she’s on what should have been her honeymoon with her big brother’s two best friends. I listened to the audiobook, which narrated in duet by Samantha Brentmoor, Jason Clarke and Teddy Hamilton. Incredible performances were delivered by this cast who were as in-sync as the first line of a Stanley Cup winning NHL team.

Blakely brings it all together with witty writing and expert pacing that created a narrative that was both laugh-out-loud funny and sizzling with chemistry. The vibrant and endearing trio of characters each contributed to the chaos in their own hilarious and heartwarming ways. Navigating the uncharted territory of their unconventional romance, their love story was full of surprises as it unfolded and kept me hooked from start to finish.

A steamy and emotionally resonant hockey romance that defies convention, Lauren hit all the right notes in Thoroughly Pucked. Blakely turned the runaway bride trope on its head with a seriously sexy twist and a heroine making her way through the forbidden terrain of a love triangle with two of her brother’s best friends. The cleverly crafted dynamic between the characters made for an absolutely addictive, unputdownable read with as many heart-racing moments as there were humorous ones. Five smooches from me for Thoroughly Pucked by Lauren Blakely!

~Danielle Palumbo



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