A LIE FOR A LIE by Helena Hunting

A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.


Pretty Little Liars
I always get a little tingle when I dive back into these stories featuring the hottest hockey players around! Rook was spectacular and I didn't expect any less from Helena Hunting. Ever since I started reading the Pucked series, I knew I'd be in for a heck of a lot more men to fall in love with and I am soooo in love with Rook! Don't get it twisted though... Lance Romero is still freaking MINE!!

Okay, so back to the oh so perfect Rook. He was charming, easy going, smart, funny, thoughtful, sensitive, and he had an enormous heart. From the start I decided that he deserved all that was good in the world and I sat back to enjoy his journey to happily ever after. And at first, I really liked Lainey. She was sweet and shy, reserved and unique, quirky and awkward and vulnerable. There's something about the vulnerability of a character that really grabs me and I was gripped. But then the secrets came and honestly, hers was the freaking WORST.

My skin burns.
My heart stutters.
I should tell him my own truth.
But for now we’re tied: a lie for a lie.

The thing is... I loved Rook so much. So much so that when I realized Lainey's secret, and because he was so amazing, I expected her to tell him right away. No delays. No exceptions. I get that the lie had to live on in order to drive the plot, but I was far from pleased. The second she saw him, she should have told him. And then, when he did find out and he wanted to step up and do the right thing, she balked. She had no right to treat him the way she did. If he were a deadbeat, disrespect him any which way you want. But that just wasn't Rook! What I really wanted to happen, from that moment forward, was for Rook to be like "alright, that's cool. So what's gonna happen now is I'm going to go to the courts to get an order for a paternity test. Once it's been proven that I AM the father, I'll be filing for joint custody. Good luck!" and then he'd go on his merry way to a happy ending with someone else. I get that that would defeat the purpose of this particular romance, but it would be fun. And real.

I enjoyed the heck out of this story. For Rook alone, I'd read this book time and time again. I found something magical within this author's words and I'd love to lose myself in them once more. If you love sweet romance stories full of heart and second chances, you'll be all in with this one!

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Synopsis
Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

About Helena Hunting
Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.

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