Crazy Pucking Love
Series: Taking Shots, #3
Author: Cindi Madsen
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult, Sports Romance
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
I just met the girl of my dreams. Megan Davenport is funny and smart, and she’s as much of an insomniac as I am. She’s also my team captain’s little sister, which I only found out after our passionate kiss. Megan is completely off-limits—her brother makes that very clear—and I know better than to think I can keep a relationship going during hockey season anyway. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be late-night friends, right? The only problem is, love makes you do crazy things, like breaking all the rules.
If you read my blog at all, you know I’m a sucker for a new adult hockey romance with a shirtless guy on the cover. Add in a forbidden romance with a teammate’s younger sister on a blurb and that ups my excitement two-fold. So now you know I was super-duper excited to read Crazy Pucking Love — especially because I’ve never had the chance to read anything by Cindi Madsen before. I’m so happy to have found her hockey romance series!
Crazy Pucking Love was so well written. I really enjoyed the dual points of view. It made Megan and Dane feel like real people. I adored them both. Their thoughts and feelings reminded me so much of being a college student. I could easily empathize with their doubts and concerns. I loved the way their relationship began and how it progressed throughout the story. Underneath all of their fears, they had such a strong emotional connection and amazingly hot chemistry. The ups and downs they went through made their journey so much more meaningful.
My only issue with Crazy Pucking Love was the characters’ back stories. I liked them, but they were never clearly presented. There were so many layers to what Megan and Dane had experienced in their pasts. Bits and pieces were given away, but I never felt like I got the whole story. Their histories either a) deserved more time than they got or b) needed to less complex.
Overall, Crazy Pucking Love was an entertaining hockey romance. I loved the entire cast of characters and I’m really looking forward to going back and reading the first two books in the series. I would definitely recommend Crazy Pucking Love to college hockey romance fans.