CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY is book four in Cindi
Shots series. The main characters in
CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY are all college age
like is typically the case for books in the "New Adult"
romance sub-genre, however the tone is generally a bit
lighter than most "New Adult" stories. Although this is
book 4 in a series, and I haven't read the previous
books, this works well as a standalone romance. College
newspaper editor Lindsay Rivera and hottie hockey player
Ryder "Ox" Maddox try to get a handle on their mutual
attraction while battling the doubts and insecurities
their parents have contributed to. The friendships,
humor, and wildly sexy encounters balance the drama in
this delightful hockey-themed romance.
Lindsay's mother and Ryder's mom and dad have not given
the best example of what a healthy romantic relationship
looks like. Lindsay's mom may love her daughter, in her
own way, but the unstable home life she provided Lindsay
coupled with her questionable relationships with men have
left Lindsay with a skewed outlook on love. The
cartoonish and amusing way that Lindsay flees at every
attempt Ryder makes at getting close to her only succeeds
in making Ryder even more beguiled by her. I like how
this story is told from alternating perspectives. Cindi
Madsen does a wonderful job of explaining Lindsay's hang-
ups and giving her complexity with a dash of silliness.
Ryder is a hero with the right blend of sweet and sexy.
This hockey player hero is realistically flawed but he's
also a guy who tries to do the right thing and realizes
when he messes up, and the way he totally falls for
Lindsay is nothing short of adorable.
CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY is about believing in
yourself and standing up for love. Cindi Madsen tells a
captivating story about a couple with believably
explosive chemistry together. Ryder's teammates add a lot
to this story without taking the focus away from the two
main characters. I look forward to going back and
checking out the previous books in this "Taking Shots"
series, and eagerly await Cindi Madsen's next book.
Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a
hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things
hockey. Now I’m just focused on finding a way to pass my
math class so I can graduate college.
Confession #2: Ryder “Ox” Maddox’s deep, sexy voice sends
fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I’m powerless
to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot,
surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.
Confession #3: I can’t stop thinking about how ripped
Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it’d
be to cross lines with him.
Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.
Confession #5: If I’m not careful, I might relapse and
fall for Ryder, and then I’ll be totally pucked.