Title: Sexy Motherpucker
A Bad Motherpuckers Novel
Author: Lili Valente
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy/Hockey Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017
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.
A.K.A, 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 red head. 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?
Sexy Motherpucker is the second in Lili Valente's Bad Motherpuckers series but can easily be read as a standalone. I really love single dad stories so I definitely wanted to give this book a try. Overall, I enjoyed this quick, light read even though I did have a few issues in spots.
I liked Brendan and I sympathized with him. He's in a position that he didn't expect to be in and he's trying to make the best of it. I loved how he interacted with his daughter (and I thought she was adorable), how involved he was. Seeing Brendan realize his feelings for Laura was gratifying and definitely healing for this somewhat broken man.
Laura was a bit harder for me to connect with initially and I'm not sure why. She's quirky and fun, and head over heels for Brendan's daughter Chloe, but there was just something that had me taking a bit of time to warm up to her. I did eventually and I loved seeing her character grow and evolve in the book.
The chemistry these two share sizzled right away. They're given this second chance and have a bit of a slow burn to get back to what they'd had together before, but it was worth it. I rooted for this couple and wanted them to have their happy ever after.
The pacing of the book was good. I did have some issue with how some of the characters communicated with one another but I could overlook that for the most part. This book was a quick read, with more emotion to it than I was expecting, but it worked for these characters. Overall, I enjoyed this book and will look to read more from this author.
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.