Mini Reviews: Mister Tonight, Runaway Road, & Pucks and Penalties

Mister Tonight
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
Publisher: Kendall Ryan Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a standalone romance about a swoony single dad and the new neighbor he falls for.

Last night was the most embarrassing night of my life.

I was that girl.

You know, the highly intoxicated chick celebrating her thirtieth birthday with her two best friends—who are happily married. And the more I drank, the more I wanted to do something reckless to celebrate.

By reckless, I mean the sexy and alluring man dressed in a business suit standing near the bar. You know his type—tall, dark, handsome. I was sure he was out of my league, but I’d had just enough alcohol that things like that no longer seemed to matter. I’m not fat, mind you, but you can tell I like french fries, so there’s that.

He took me home, and I enjoyed the hottest birthday sex of my life. Well, until it came to a screeching and rather unwelcome halt.

There’s nothing quite like being interrupted mid-ride with a little voice asking, “What are you doing to my daddy?”

Just kill me now . . . or so I thought.

Come to find out, the man I rode like a bull at the rodeo is my new landlord.

My thoughts:

Mister Tonight was a great read for someone who has been having a hard time focusing on books lately. It was a fast-paced romance on the shorter side. Everything about it was fun and sexy. There was also a lot of funny and awkward moments. The MCs were ones I loved and rooted for. Hunter was a single dad with an adorable 4 year-old who wasn’t so sure about the woman she found in her dad’s bed. He was kind and patient. Kate was a commitment phobe who found herself in an hilariously unfortunate situation. Maddie was an adorable 4 year-old, who wasn’t quick to warm up. The three of them lit up the page in an entertaining way. This might just be one of my favorite Kendall Ryan books yet.

Special thanks to Kayla @ Books and Blends for pointing me in the direction of this book!

Runaway Road
Series: Runaway, #1
Author: Devney Perry
Publication Date: March 6, 2020
Publisher: Devney Perry LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

Londyn McCormack didn’t have a typical childhood. She ran away from home at sixteen, escaping parents more interested in drugs than their daughter. She doesn’t have loving siblings or an adorable pet. Her only family is the five other runaway kids who shared her junkyard home.

Life pulled them all in separate directions, taking her to Boston. For a short time, she thought she’d found something permanent. But after a devastating divorce, she’s running away again, this time to find a lost friend.
She’s driving across the country in her convertible. As a teenager, the rusty car was her shelter. As an adult, it’s her ride to freedom.

Except one flat tire derails her trip. Her life collides with Brooks Cohen. They walked away from the first crash. The second might destroy them both.

My thoughts:

When it comes to Devney Perry’s books, I’m expecting a certain type of emotional impact. Most of her contemporary romance books pack a punch to the feelings. Runaway Road didn’t have that emotional punch I was expecting. Despite a heavier background for Lyndon, the MC, Runaway Road actually felt like a lighter read. It was this fun, accidental, insta-lust stop on a road trip that ended up being more than planned. I enjoyed the feel to the story and had a good time reading it. Was it my favorite Devney Perry book? No, that will probably always be Letters to Molly, and that’s okay. Runaway Road still fit my mood and delivered a good romance.

Pucks & Penalties: Pucked Series Outtakes & Deleted Scenes 2.0
Series: Pucked, #6.5
Author: Helena Hunting
Publication Date: March 30, 2020
Publisher: Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Sports, Novellas

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

An extensive compilation of outtakes, deleted scenes and a crossover novella from The Pucked Series, which now includes:

ENDORSE THIS: An Area 51 invasion outtake in which Alex once again tries to persuade Violet that he should go where no man has gone before. And likely never will. Also includes Alex & Violet inspired outtakes such as Weiner Warmers: a Holiday Outtake, Let’s Make An Alex Jr, Pretty Eyes (a Pucked-Good Luck Charm crossover), MILF in Training, and Kick Stand Kid.

From PUCKED OFF
A Valentine’s Day love note, a series of deleted, never before seen scenes from the cutting room floor of Pucked Off and a special birthday outtake.

From PUCKED LOVE
The original Prologue that didn’t make the cut in Pucked Love and a Valentine’s Day letter from Darren to Charlene guaranteed make you swoon.

Area 51: Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
Originally published in 2016, this compilation of outtakes and deleted scenes features Alex and Violet ridiculousness, lost chapters from Pucked Up, and alternative POVs from our sexiest, horniest hottie: Randy Ballistic.

Get Inked: A Pucked Series and Clipped Wings Crossover Novella
Worlds collide when the PUCKED crew decide it’s time to commemorate their love of hockey with a team tattoo and pay a visit to Inked Armor, the renowned Chicago tattoo studio where master artists Hayden Stryker and Chris Zelter ply their trade. Ink cherries will be popped, cupcakes will be consumed, and the hazards and enhancements of boob bling will be pondered.

NOTE: * Pucks & Penalties contains over 90 000 words in outtakes and deleted scenes, as well as the full Get Inked novella. Pucks & Penalties was previously only available at signings.

My thoughts:

Pucks & Penalties was a look back at characters I didn’t realize I missed so much. It was fun — and crazy because these people are just shy of being nuts — to read. I really loved getting to spend some more time with the gang. I didn’t realize I needed it, but I did.

20 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Mister Tonight, Runaway Road, & Pucks and Penalties”

  1. Mister Tonight sounds interesting, I might have to put it on my future TBR. I still haven’t read Letter’s to Molly yet I need to get on that soon!! <3 Great reviews 😀

  2. Oh my goodness, I love the sound of Mister Tonight. The synopsis alone grabbed me but the way you talk about the two main characters has me really wanting to pick it up. A sexy, single dad? Swoon! 🙂

  3. Glad you enjoyed all of these for the most part. I just recently read my first book by Devney, but I think I want to finish that series first before moving on. I read Pucked, but I wasn’t in love with it, so it’ll be a while before I continue. I need to read Mister Tonight still, and I’m excited to now.

    1. Yes, I would read Perry’s series before moving on. Pucked wasn’t my favorite in that series. It actually takes a while for Violet to grow on you. I really loved some of the other couples. You just have to remember that things are going to be kind of nuts at times. I’m glad you’re excited for Mister Tonight. I know you’re a fan of Ryan’s.

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