Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth, and he was drafted into the NHL during his first year of college. After five years of deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies across the Continental US and parts of Canada, Miller is ready for a girlfriend. A real girlfriend of the non-bunny variety. One he takes on dates and doesn’t jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.
Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike Alex Waters, center, team captain and all round nice guy—who happens to be dating his step-sister—Miller’s manwhore reputation is well earned, and not blown out of proportion by the media. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about having a girlfriend. But he’s determined to make it happen.
What he doesn’t take into account is the amount of time and effort relationships require, or that constantly letting bunnies take selfies with him to post all over social media isn’t going to win him any points in the boyfriend department. Miller learns—not so quickly—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.
PUCKED UP has been on the top of my to-be-read list from the moment Helena Hunting announced she was writing it. Reading PUCKED had me on a book high for a very long time and whenever I think of hilarious romance books this is the first book I recommend to people. So when Helena Hunting says she’s giving Miller “Buck” Butterson his own story I’m jumping up and down; ready to get to know more of him.
PUCKED describes Miller as a self-centred man-whore, whose thoughts all revolve around sex and food. Infamously named the Yeti, Violet had readers thinking he is shallow, irresponsible and butt ugly. But the Miller “Buck” Butterson in PUCKED UP is none of those things. HE IS EVERYTHING AND MORE!
Expecting the book to have a similar feel to PUCKED, I was shocked and equally impressed with the direction Hunting chose to go with in PUCKED UP, as she provides readers with an unexpected but appreciated serious undertone. As Miller sets out to be with the girl of his dreams. His past continues to creep up on him and make everything harder then it has to be. With a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It seems like Miller will never get his happy ever after.
With appearances from Violet and Alex, PUCKED UP shares in Miller’s already established relationships and introduces us to a few more faces that will hopefully make appearances in future PUCKED SERIES novels. PUCKED UP is the perfect combination of “theres a time to laugh and a time to be serious”. Hunting has paired Miller’s hidden insecurities with his jovial and quirky personality to introduce to me my next book boyfriend of 2015.
Miller “Buck” Butterson – Let the swooning begin!