Puck Me Baby: A Steamy Bun-in-the-Oven Romance

· Bad Motherpuckers Book 4 · Self Taught Ninja
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"You're going to be a daddy."

Looking up into Alexi Petrov’s dark eyes as I break the news, I’m scared out of my mind. This man is the most terrifying defender in the NHL, and if it weren't for my sporty new baby bump, I probably wouldn't believe we hooked up that night. (Yes, I’ve sworn off margaritas for life.)

But the Alexi who goes to my doctor appointments, moves me into his guesthouse, and cooks me so many gourmet meals I look like I'm carrying twins? He isn’t scary at all.

He’s sweet. And intense. And so sexy I want to smear him with honey and lick it off every inch of his powerful, protective, oh-so-swoony-worthy body.

But that’s not a part of our relationship anymore. We’re friends who intend to raise a child together. That’s all…



There’s no way I can be just friends with Amanda Esposito.

She’s everything I want in a woman—strong, sexy, compassionate, a little bit wild—with curves for miles and a smile she smiles just for me.

But no matter how much I want her, I don’t know if I’ve got what it takes to be that guy—the one with his heart on his sleeve. I learned the hard way that love can get real ugly, real fast.

But when my new family is threatened, I realize how much I want this woman and our baby in my life for the long haul, and how hard I’m willing to fight for them.

They say I’m a dangerous man to cross on the ice, but they haven’t seen anything yet… 

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122 reviews
Jeff Roberts
October 13, 2017
Puck Me Baby by Lili Valente is the fourth book in her Bad Motherpuckers series. This sports romance is yet another heartwarming, steamy, romantic addition to Lili's collection of novels. Alexi and Amanda's story is a result of a single night of passion that resulted in a connection that couldn't be denied. Despite having no idea who her fabulous night of passion was with, Amanda keeps scouring the streets looking for the strange Russian nesting doll mailbox to no avail. It seems to her that fate wants her to raise her child as a single mother and she is okay with that. Her disastrous relationship prior to that blazing night was enough to keep her happily out of the dating pool. Until she faints in the parking lot at her best friends wedding where her sex-god was the best man. Alexi had given up hope of ever seeing his beautiful stranger again. When she is at his best friends wedding they make eye contact and while he is trying to communicate a conversation is needed, she takes off shortly after the reception begins. Giving it up to go home he finds her passed out in the parking lot. The ambulance ride where he insists on going along is an even bigger shock when she reveals to the EMT that she is pregnant and the conception date is a perfect fit for their night together. From awkward meet-again-cute to over-protective hockey-god maleness this book runs the gamut from hilarious to emotional with ease, never losing sight of the romance this book spans Amanda's pregnancy and her budding relationship with Alexi. A must-read author for me with another fabulous book to solidify her status.
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Tami T.
October 13, 2017
Puck Me Baby is Lili Valente's newest addition to her fantastically sexy and romantic hockey series, Bad Motherpuckers. Yeah, with a series of that name you'd never believe how truly lovable and sweet her heroes are, but there is no denying that they most definitely are. Adding to it strong and courageous women who melt the heroes' hearts and you have an outstanding series which I just cannot get enough of. From book one I was completely hooked, and Ms. Valente continues to keep my attention time and again, page after page, chapter after chapter. And Alexi and Mandy's story fits perfectly into this series. They are destined to be together and from the moment they meet their hearts are truly entangled together forever. As their story is revealed and they endeavor to find their way including their exchange of letters and texts, this book left me with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat as I experienced the unwavering love they share. Love love love Alexi and Mandy's story and am definitely hoping for lots more from Lili Valente of this series as I'm not sure I'll ever want to say goodbye to these Bad Motherpuckers.
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Kara Hildebrand
October 13, 2017
Puck Me Baby is the fourth book in the Bad Motherpuckers series. I love this series. So hard. Lili Valente is one of my go-to-authors. I know she's always going to entertain me with her fantastic words, her lovable characters, her humor and in this case, hockey! This series has everything you'd ever want in a sports romance. Humor, lust, friendship, love and hockey. We've known Petrov for a while now and he's big, sexy and scary. But I knew there was something absolutely fabulous going on inside him. He's not scary, he's sweet, sensitive, loving and funny. He's a bruiser on the ice but a lover outside the rink. When a mind blowing one night stand disappears only to show up at a friend's wedding as the maid of honor. It turns out to be less than six degrees of separation! He's so happy to see Amanda again. They had a connection and he wasn't happy she just vanished. But now that she's here again, he thinks a repeat is necessary. Mandy has some news for Alexi. She isn't sure how he's going to react, but he changes all the rules when he's sweet, attentive and wants to be a part of hers and the baby's life. He's cooking for her, loving on her and he's there for her when she needs him. They laugh together and they complement each other. Mandy is so funny! I loved her texts with Diana. Can the stoic, sexy hockey player and the sweet, funny nurse make it work? Or will there be too many obstacles in the way? I loved this story. Alexi is so swoonworthy! He's big and yummy and I loved his accent. Amanda is bada! She's smart, funny and loves to eat! I hope there's many books still to come for these Bad Motherpuckers! I return each elbow jab and sweaty glove in my face, shouting obscenities in every language I know—I’m fluent in three, but profanity-fluent in five. “Since the moment you crawled out of my bed, all I’ve wanted to do was to get you back in it. I dream about your body.” I nip her earlobe before murmuring into the shell of her ear, “About you hot and wet and riding me.” “You have this way of making totally benign things sound…absolutely filthy.” “Is that on purpose, Alexi?” she asks, looking up at me through her long, dark lashes. “Or are you accidentally naughty?” I hold her gaze as I shrug. “I’m not sure. But I’m happy to keep having hard, deep, all-night-long conversations with you until we figure it out.”
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About the author

Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic and optimist at heart, she can’t resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win.


When she’s not writing, Lili enjoys adventuring with her two sons, climbing on rocks, swimming too far from shore, and asking “why” an incorrigible number of times per day. A former yoga teacher, actor, and dancer, she is also very bendy and good at pretending innocence when caught investigating off-limits places.


You can currently find Lili in the mid-South, valiantly trying to resist the lure of all the places left to explore.


Lili also writes super naughty books as L. Valente.

Visit her at www.lilivalente.com 

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