Series: Taking Shots #3
Genres: New Adult, Sports
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Crazy Pucking Love is the third book in the Taking Shots series and I have to say it is by far my favorite. Megan Davenport made her first appearance in Getting Lucky Number Seven as a teenager living with her aunt after her parents’ death and her brother away at college. She gets in some trouble looking for attention. Now years later it’s time for Megan to start college and it just so happens that she will be attending Boston College with her brother Beckett. Megan is glad to leave where she grew up to have a new a start but one thing that hasn’t changed is her insomnia.
After being left alone at her first college party Megan decides to play darts and it turns out that it is going to change her life at Boston College. After Megan hits a cute guy in the head with a dart she doesn’t expect it to turn into an evening of fun and getting to know each other, but as the night starts to come to an end she wonders if she will ever see Dane again. When he walks her back to her dorm she gives him her number but as the days pass and he doesn’t call, Megan feels like she lost the one person who really understood her.
Dane Kowalski is turning a new leaf after he played a part in almost destroying his best friend’s relationship last year. He has been staying away from women but after meeting Megan he knows nothing can come from it but he can’t stay away, until he finds out that she is the younger sister of his teammate, Beckett. Megan off limits but Dane is enjoying being friends with her. Not only are they in the same class but also he has trouble sleeping. As their friendship grows and feelings start to run deeper Dane knows that he will mess it up but he can’t stay away from the smart, beautiful woman who he has grown to know.
Crazy Pucking Love was your typical New Adult romance with more than one trope that had me hooked. Cindi Madsen brought the right amount of ice time to this sports romance, but what really drew me in was Megan and Dane. They are so different but yet they have a lot in common which I loved. Dane wasn’t my favorite character in the previous book but by the end of Crazy Pucking Love he really did redeem himself and I found myself falling in love with him right alongside Megan. I really loved seeing Megan all grown up from when she was first introduced in this series and she showed more confidence and growth from her teenage self.
Already I love the Taking Shots series and Crazy Pucking Love sealed the deal. There are more characters I can’t wait to read about and I hope Ms. Madsen keeps this series going for a while. The best part of Crazy Pucking Love is that you don’t even have to like or love hockey to enjoy it.