Monday, October 19, 2020

Book Release Blitz for Secret Puck by Rebecca Jenshak (Review & GIVEAWAY).....

Friends to lovers is a favorite theme of mine and it's what drives this New Adult romance between a young woman and her brother's teammate in a story that will captivate readers.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Secret Puck by Rebecca Jenshak, along with getting my impressions of it.  In honor of this first installment in the Campus Nights series make sure to visit the links below for the chance to win signed paperbacks and swag too!

Secretly hooking up with the team captain's sister was a bad idea. Would I do it all over again?
In a heartbeat.




Fans of Ms. Jenshak's Smart Jocks series will recognize some of the characters in this book, though this new release definitely stands strongly on its own.  The storyline may be familiar too but it kept my attention through witty banter and a likable couple whose relationship was both sweet and sensual.  There wasn't a lot of angst either which made this more of a comfort read that ultimately put a smile on my face.

Readers have met Heath Payne, a commitment-phobic hockey player in the previous series, and here's where he takes center stage.  He's a likable guy, down to earth, and though he doesn't always say the right thing, he never meant ill.  Though he's not big on relationships he's drawn to Ginny, the sister of his friend/teammate Adam, but tries to keep their interactions as just friends since Adam puts her off limits.  He has no intention of staying away from her so their early interactions are sweet and cutesy though teeming with sexual tension that they can't ignore for very long.  It's an entertaining journey for the two of them, one where he makes a few missteps that require moments of groveling, but by the end he definitely made good book boyfriend material.

Ginny was equally likable, ready to start living life to the fullest, and enjoyed getting to meet Adam's friends and teammates and to start making a place for herself.  She was especially drawn to Heath but kept their interactions friendly because of her least at first.  Their early interactions were cute with playful banter, but there was definite tension that had them ready to jump each other the more time they spent together.  Ginny seemed a bit younger than her years at the start which made their relationship feel like something out of a YA novel.  Thankfully things picked up both emotionally and physically as they grew closer in a relationship that charmed me.

From the first page to the last I found this a sweet romance with a likable main couple. There's not too much angst to mar the fun of their pairing, but there's not as much steaminess as I normally prefer either.  That doesn't diminish the story at all though since there's plenty of characters to keep the banter entertaining and that has me excited for the future.  Along with Adam, I'm left dreaming of more Maverick and Rhett in hopes that their stories will be told soon too!

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn't writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.



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