Puck Buddies


By Tara Brown

They say not to judge a book by it’s cover, right? But how many of us do that? #GUILTY

What do you think of when you see this cover? To me, I expected a happy little teenage love story… Like the Princess Diaries meets The Mighty Ducks. Or like my 90s favorite, The Cutting Edge. What I got was more like Gossip Girl meets Youngblood…

Sami Ford is a wealthy New York socialite who lives life in the public eye. She is a total princess. Matt Brimley is an up-and-coming hockey god. She’d be into him if he acted like he remembered the night he kissed her…. The best and worst night of her life.

I was not expecting this book to be so…dark. These characters are jaded. Like I said, I was expecting light and fluffy. That’s what I was looking for while under house arrest forced to stay home with a horrible case of vertigo.

I wasn’t expecting so many uses of the F word…. or the ubiquity of casual sex. But it was playoff hockey time and I enjoy any hockey romance so it was worthy of my time.

That said, I’m not sure I liked Sami or Matt very much. My favorite character seemed to be Matt’s cousin who kept telling him he was being an idiot! Since finishing the book I’ve read some of the Goodreads reviews. Apparently this is a prequel to another book, Roommates, which people liked. I didn’t love this one, but I definitely liked it enough to check out the sequel.

Three stars!



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