Series: Taking Shots
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: Anatomy of a Player, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny
Also by this author: Anatomy of a Player, 12 Steps to Mr. Right, Taking Care of the Target, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny, Until You're Mine, Christmas With You: an anthology
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.
Crazy Pucking Love is another wonderful read from Cindi Madsen. I discovered her a few months ago when she released Anatomy of a Player and I was in love! Her writing is witty and funny and so very true! Her characters are relatable and I really want them to get their HEA.
Megan is new to Boston College. She graduated high school early so she could escape her home life, living with an aunt after her parents death. Her brother already attends school at BC. Megan is a bit of a quirky bird and she is determined to let her nerd flag fly and not pretend to be someone she isn’t any longer. I adored that aspect of her personality! College is suppose to be this time to find yourself, reinvent yourself, or just plain experience life and Megan is planning to take advantage.
Her first night at BC, she meets Dane at a party and they hit it off. He gets some of her quirky allusions and she just loves that about him. Dane has returned to BC after holiday break and has been making some major life changes. He doesn’t want to be a douche canoe any more. He wants to be a good person. Seriously, how can you NOT love that??
The problem? Turns out Megan’s brother is the captain of the BC hockey team and Dane is a player on the team. Its a rule: you don’t date teammates sisters. Also, Dane has some baggage (crazy ex, family drama, etc). Megan also has some family drama. So, Dane is determined to stay away from Megan for multiple reasons (they are so different, he doesn’t want to hurt her like he did his ex, she is Beckett’s sister…) but Megan doesn’t really want that at all. She likes him and keeps putting herself out there.
The book isn’t groundbreakingly original. Its a story you have heard before. What makes me love Crazy Pucking Love is the way Madsen tells the story. Her characters are realistic and dynamic. Her story telling is well paced and laced with humor, raw emotions, and the classic ‘who am I’ college student life experiences. I liked Megan’s ‘list’ that she was trying to accomplish. Its a bit of a college to-do list on how to find yourself and become a fully functional adult. Its a bit heartbreaking if you think about it, but its also very heartwarming. If you enjoy NA romance, you need to pick up this series. While you can read this book as a stand alone, books 1 and 2 are WONDERFUL so you will want to read them as well!
- POV: Dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: best friend’s/teammate’s sister
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: Stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, no epilogue « Hide Spoiler