Hot as Puck

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente Book Summary

The NHL's biggest bad boy is about to fall for the virgin next door…

I am the world’s biggest dating failure. We’re talking my last date went home with our waitress kind of failure.

But I have an ace in the back pocket of my mom jeans—my sexy-as-sin best friend, NHL superstar forward, Justin Cruise. 

Justin owes me favors dating back to seventh grade, long before he became a hotshot with a world famous…stick. So in return for my undying platonic loyalty, all I want is an easy-peasy crash course on how to be a sex goddess. 

How hard can it be?


I have never been so hard in my life. 

The things I want to do to my sweet, kindergarten-teaching, mitten-crocheting best friend Libby Collins are ten different kinds of wrong. Maybe twenty. 

But I’m a firm believer in teaching by example, and by the end of our first lesson, we’ve graduated to a hands on approach to her sexual education: my hands all over her, her hands all over me, and her hot mouth melting beneath mine as I prove to her there isn’t a damned thing wrong with the way she kisses. 

Give me a month, and I’ll transform Libby from wall flower to wall banger, and ensure she’s confident enough to seduce any guy she wants.

Problem is… the only guy I want her seducing is me.  

Hot as Puck is a sexy, flirty, friends-to-lovers Standalone romantic comedy from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente.

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente Book Reviews

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- Hot as puck4 star

Yes! Omg yes!! So good!!!

- Good but feel like an element is missing4 star

I enjoyed this but I feel like the feelings part on either side was rather sudden and her feelings for him wasn’t as fully explored as his feelings for her in the end especially with her lack of experience, otherwise it was good read. I found myself very interested in what happens next.

- Absolute Must Read!!! Great book5 star

Hot As Puck is just WOW. So sexy, in your face funny, and the characters just leap off the pages for me. Libby is young, sweet, funny, so awkward, and so neurotic she drove me a little bit crazy as she decides to sign up for a sex ed course with none other than her sexy professional hockey player best friend Justin. Their assumptions about how the other person feels had me yelling at the book, you cannot read this book and not fall head over heels in love with them. Her characters have great human flaws, she drove me crazy and kept me laughing and enthralled the entire time. This is my second Lili Valente book I’ve read and she is my new addiction. I love the way she writes. She definitely deserves all five stars.

- Hot as puck4 star

I’m not a sports fan at all but it seems like all the hockey romances are hot. I haven’t read a bad one. This one is where Justin and Libby are friends who become lovers romance. It is sweet romance with humor and steamy love scenes. Definitely an enjoyable book.

- Fun! Enjoyable!4 star

In general a fun romantic comedy. I enjoyed it and it was a nice getaway from the dress of life. Worth reading. Okay I read it again.

- Hot As Puck5 star

Funny, sensual and great characters! It didn’t only center on the hockey career, book focused on being a Kindergarten teacher as well. I liked that, usually it’s just mentioned in passing. The characters were relatable and at times, funny. I enjoyed this book.

- Hot as Puck4 star

Delightfully romantic read.

- 4 stars4 star

Short, sweet, sexy, and funny!

- Is it 'hot as puck'?2 star

When anything has only good reviews you should be skeptical. 😒 Libby & Justin has been friends forever but the words from some outsider make her question him (but not directly of course)nice friendship. I'm just not feeling this author anymore. The plots reel me in & then it's corny, cheesy, schmaltzy bs. It's a way to pass the time & that's about it 💆🏻

- Amazing I would read it again and again5 star

The book is well written and I can’t wait to buy the next one.

- Hot as puck5 star

Loved the characters in this book. The sex scenes were great and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.

- Omg love it4 star

It was Soo good and interesting!!!

- Hot as Puck5 star

Too cute. I toughly enjoyed reading it!

- Hot as Puck5 star

Love the reveal!! Awesome!

- Sexy and Funny5 star

Fun flirty romance. Friends to lovers. Good secondary characters.

- Hot as Puck4 star

Very entertaining

- satisfactory4 star

I really enjoyed the book. Sadly, there were a few times I didn’t enjoy. Like the political garbage being thrown in. Personally when reading a romance I like to focus on the romance not on gun violence and what the country is going to do about it. However the book didn’t have much of the political crap to make me dislike it. Just enough to be annoying while reading it

- Hot and funny and sexy5 star

Loved this book!

- Friends to lovers - 5+++++ stars5 star

A Review of Hot As Puck by Lili Valente Friends to lovers - 5+++++ stars When we meet Justin Cruise, he is celebrating his 28th birthday and has just broken up with his girlfriend after she tried to coerce him into proposing to her soon so she could plan their wedding for the next summer or else she would look into other options. As a hockey player for the Portland Badgers, he is not interested in anything long-term other than his team. With a multi-million-dollar contract, beautiful loft, and his health, he just wants to enjoy his life and friends. Libby Collins and her older sister Laura lived next door to Justin as children and she has been friends with Justin since she spent months teaching him how to crochet when he was homebound with mono. Libby had to be home schooled until the ninth grade due to a severe stuttering problem, which also caused her to be extremely shy and introverted. After seeing Sylvia storm out of Justin's birthday party, she decides to ask her best friend for a favor—to teach her about sex and flirting with guys. This is such a sweet and innocent love story that both Justin and Libby will learn from. I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between these two characters and how they learned so much about each other, even though they already knew things about each other that a lot of other people couldn't know. And the honesty they kept front and center in their relationship was awe inspiring. This author knows how to give you all the 'feels' that you want in a couple. Favorite quote: "How have I been her friend for so long without finding out if her hair feels like silk? Friends should know those things about each other, right? Maybe?" **Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**

- Review: Hot As Puck5 star

Hot as Puck by Lili Valente is the first new standalone in her new collection of hockey stories. This book focuses on the friends-to-lovers story of Justin and Libby. Justin the hot as sin hockey player and Libby the innocent kindergarten teacher. Two friends who have known each other AND been best friends since 7th grade, these two are clueless about the passion they have for each other until the exact moment they're not. It is like an awesome meet-cute when they've already met. Minimal on drama and angst but with enough tension to keep it VERY interesting, this story is romantic, sweet, steamy, and heart-warming. Well-written and well-paced. I absolutely love when my must-read authors keep on proving exactly why I love them so hard! Enjoy!

- A Must Read5 star

Justin is a hot, sexy hockey forward with a reputation as a lady killer. It’s not that he’s bad at relationships, he’s just not good with anything more than short term. His best friend, Libby, is a kindergarten teacher who loves baggy clothes because comfort for the win. So when she shows up at Justin’s Birthday party in skin tight clothes, he can’t stop thinking about how sexy she is. Then she propositions him for no-strings attached sex lessons. What more could a guy want? Of course it can’t be that simple and feelings get involved like always, since there is no such thing as no strings attached. Can Justin prove to Libby that she should be with him? Lili Valente is the queen of sexy romantic comedies. Hot as Puck had me laughing out loud at times. Of course there are super steamy parts as well that are sizzling hot! I really enjoyed this book and didn’t want it to end. Although that is becoming the trend whenever I read anything by Mrs Valente. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic comedies, hockey, sexy heros, and/or sweet heroines.

- HOT HOT HOT5 star

Hot as Puck is sweet, romantic and HOT as HELL! Justin and Libby have been friends since high school. She was the school geek and well he was the hot jock. They became really good friends when Libby taught Justin how to crochet when he fell ill and needed something to pass his time. Years later... they are still the best of friends. Justin is now a successful NHL player and has his pick of woman. Relationships... he's had them, but when things get too serious he is ready to move on. Libby is a lonely, unexperienced kindergarten teacher. Her last serious relationship ended up dumping her and becoming a priest. So her self esteem and sexual inner goddess, non existent. Libby is tired of being the babbling fool who stumbles on her words when trying to talk to man she likes. She wants someone with experience to teach her how to be and feel sexy, to channel her inner goddess. Who better than Justin, the man she trusts with her heart and soul. Justin has never looked at Libby as more than a cute friend. But when she comes strolling into his birthday bash wearing a tight little number, well he can't get that image out if his head. When Libby proposes a plan for Justin to give her lessons in dating and sex, he is a bit reluctant at first. But when they agree to no strings, "Friends with Benefits", it's a win/win for both of them. What neither of them expected is to fall for one another. Justin and Libby are afraid that what they each are feeling is one sided and will not be reciprocated. They are also afraid that revealing how they feel may destroys their friendship, so they keep their feelings to themselves. Will Justin and Libby find the strength to share how they really feel for one another before it is too late? How will it effect them and others around them? Hot as Puck had me swooning, laughing, crying and cheering. I LOVE FRIENDS TO LOVERS ROMANCES. Libby and Justin's connection and chemistry was off the charts. I felt connected to them from the very start. It was refreshing to see both Libby and Justin's vulnerabilities and how they each complemented and completed the other. Like two broken hearts mending one another to make one. Well written Lili Valente, you keep awing me every time. I can't wait for Brendan and Laura's story in Sexy Motherpucker.

- WOW!!!!5 star

Wow!! Lili Valente did not disappoint me in her new book Hot as Puck!! It was a sweet story I could identify with. Libby is a shy kindergarten teacher with a best friend that is a professional hockey player. Libby and Justin shared so much growing up next door to each other. Justin is a hot bad boy and when things get crazy in his life with women he always turns to Libby for help. Libby is always there for him but when Libby realizes she has failed miserably at dating she asks Justin for help to overcome her sexual issues. Well, they solve it alright!! I loved every word in this book and look forward to the next book in the series!

- 5 Mother Pucking Stars5 star

The title says it all. Hot As Puck is seriously hot as puck!!! This is a hot, sexy, sweet, friends to lover romance. Justin and Libby have been friends since she was 13. Justin is an NHL bad boy who is sexier than sin. Having known Libby and been close friends with her he's seen it all. But on his 28th birthday, he sees a side of Libby that he just cannot stop thinking about. Libby is a kindergarten teacher by day, crochet fool by night. She's awkward, sweet, and at her age shouldn't be the shy wallflower that she is. She can't talk to men and when she does she ends up making a fool of herself. But what happens when you ask your best friend to help you be sexy and get a guy? Can they continue to stay friends or will the lines blur? When the lines blur will they stay friends with benefits, go for the long term, or will everything be to damaged? Find out today. This is one scorching read that you will be hooked from the first page.

- 5 Stars just not enough. Fantastic romantic comedy!5 star

Well the queen of sexy romantic comedies has totally outdone herself once again. Often times as I read one of Lili Valente's novels I think to myself “she won't be able to top it,” and then she gives us Hot As Puck which left me completely overwhelmed and full of contentment. In Ms. Valente’s usual style, has delivered a fun and entertaining story which is brimming with laugh out loud moments and replete with steamy, hot and sexy romance as well. Justin and Libby have been best friends for years sharing a platonic connection through family and, well, crocheting. But when Libby decides she is tired of her failed attempts at dating, she knows that Justin is her answer, determined that he is the only one who can help her transform from a sweet kindergarten teacher to a sexual goddess. Although hesitant to cross that line with Libby, Justin reluctantly consents to be her teacher, both agreeing they will not let it affect their best friend status. But as the lesson begins it sets both of their libidos aflame and they suddenly realize that their bond extends far beyond mere friendship. But both Justin and Libby are afraid to tell the other how deeply and quickly their emotions are growing for fear of hurting the relationship they already share, especially if Libby’s sister ever finds out what they’ve been up to. Will Justin and Libby be able to find the courage to share their true feelings for each other before it’s too late? Well I fell hard and fast for Libby and Justin. Their bantering through texting as well as their face to face interactions made me giggle. Even now as I’m writing this review I have a smile on my face as I think back on their story. Not to mention the oh-so-hot and sweltering escapades they share together on the couch, in the bedroom and pretty much everywhere else. Their connection to one another goes so much farther than friendship, and it was so much fun reading this book and watching them both discover how deep their bond truly goes. I’m hoping we get a chance to revisit Justin and Libby with future stories as the support characters were just as fun to spend time with. Lili Valente has definitely scored many, many goals with Hot As Puck and has certainly earned a solid five stars, though honestly it deserves many more.

- Lives up to it’s name!5 star

Lili Valenti remains Rom Com royalty with this latest book which is aptly titled as it is most definitely hot as puck!! I really loved this book! Between the storyline, the laughter, the sexts, the sexy times, and just Justin & Libby, well you get the gist, I loved it all!!!! Justin is a super hot and sexy hockey player who get this, knits! Not only that but he poses on social media with his knitted items. Sometimes with just his knitted items, wink wink. He is an amazing player both on and off the ice. Libby is an adorable school teacher who does not have much experience with men, she is very innocent especially in Justin’s brand of off-ice activities. They have been friends for years though so she finally asks Justin to help her get some experience. Of course this arrangement goes so well that soon there is more than just a friends with benefits vibe happening and real feelings are involved. Will they go their separate ways once her lessons are finished? Or will they make a go as a real couple? You need to find out in this 5 star Rom Com from the amazing Lili Valenti.

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azziccc007 - Love this book5 star

Loved the writing and overall story !

PYRL.xx - So sweet and goofy5 star

I loved this book! Justin is so sweet and goofy, it’s a really refreshing change. A hot hockey player who also crochets and ain’t ashamed or attempts to hide it? Love!! The way the author writes is something I haven’t seen before. The descriptions of feelings and emotions are new and outrageous. On top of it all, the chemistry is hot! I recommend this book if you are into hockey romance but want something a bit more unique and quirky. You’ll be guaranteed a few laughs! Book can be read as standalone.

colin3913 - Puck4 star

Good read Families in stories are all different

Anon88888BB - Loved it!!!5 star

Great read!

Buffgirl1 - Hot!!4 star

4.5 Hot Stars 📚

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Soy Luna is an Argentine drama television series developed by Disney Channel Latin America. The series premiered on 14 March 2016 in Latin America on Disney Channel, and is currently in its third season. Character appearances Main characters Luna Valente Portrayed by Karol Sevilla, Luna Valente is the titular character, she is a sweet and kind girl from Mexico. Luna loves her family and friends. With talent and determination, Luna can do anything she puts to her mind. She is the daughter of Lili Benson and Bernie Benson, but was adopted by Monica Valente and Miguel Valente. Matteo Balsano Portrayed by Ruggero Pasquarelli, Matteo Balsano he is one of the main characters. Matteo is a very...

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