When the family dog trots in with my diaphragm in its mouth - in front of my date, his parents, and his adorable little girl - you would think I'd hit rock bottom.
Let's back this up a sec....
Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger's NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend...until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was "stepmom" material.
AKA, not me, apparently.
The problem? I'm crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We're still friends, after all, and friends don't let friends fake it alone.
Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws' house, or in a hotel room where we're sharing one very small, very squeaky bed.
I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive redhead. So what if she's beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I've ever known?
I don't want to fall in love. I really don't. The whole "pretend girlfriend" thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time.
But when it comes to Laura?
Hell, maybe I'm just not cut out for faking it.
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Funny and Sweet Hockey Romance!
Yes! This was a really entertaining romantic comedy that was sweet and laugh out loud hilarious! It was both a friends to lovers and second chance love story, with a generous portion of hockey thrown in for good measure. The characters were realistic and there was a perfect balance between the swoons, steam, and angst.
When Laura's diaphragm becomes a victim of the dog and is then given a proper burial in the yard. I loved Brendan's in-laws and how open and loving they were in this situation. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to lose your child, yet remain supportive and accepting of your son in law and his future relationships. The secondary characters in this book were amazing!
When Laura and Brendan lock themselves in the closet inside Laura's childhood room. It went from incredibly sexy to mortifying in the most humiliating and crazy way! Laura's parents were awesome!
I also really enjoyed the epilogue and how big of a role Chloe played throughout the entire book. It was realistic and heartfelt.
I really liked the female narrator, but I felt that the male narrator spoke a little too slowly for my liking. It didn't detract from the story, but I enjoyed his narration more when I sped it up to 1.25x.
LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!!!!
I get so excited when I get to listen to a new Lili Valente book. This book was amazing and I could not put it down. It was Sexy, Funny, Dirty and Romantic. It was everything. Lili's style of writing is unique and always seems to pull me in right from the very beginning. The characters are well developed and I loved Laura and Brendan's Love story so much, and Brendan's little girl Chloe was so damn cute. Sexy Motherpucker can be read as a standalone but it is also part of a series. I highly recommend you listen to Hot As Puck, you will not be disappointed.
- Jeanmarie Messina