May 22, 2017
When the family dog trots in with my diaphragm in its mouth—in front of my date, his parents, and his adorable little girl—you would think I’d hit rock bottom.
Let’s back this up a sec…
Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger’s NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend…until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was “stepmom” material.
A.K.A, not me, apparently.
The problem? I’m crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We’re still friends, after all, and friends don’t let friends fake it alone.
Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws’ house, or in a hotel room where we’re sharing one very small, very squeaky bed.
I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive red head. So what if she’s beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I’ve ever known?
I don’t want to fall in love. I really don’t. The whole “pretend girlfriend” thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time.
But when it comes to Laura?
Hell, maybe I’m just not cut out for faking it.
Sexy Motherpucker is a Bad Motherpuckers novel. It’s a standalone, but we met the characters in Hot as Puck, and if you haven’t read that you need to stop what you are doing and go get it! Lili is one of my go-to-authors. Seriously. I would read pretty much anything she writes. Grocery list? Yes. Vacation packing list? You got it. I literally drop everything I’m doing just to start one of her books because I know I’m going to laugh so hard I cry, I’m going to get so hot and bothered, I squirm in my seat and I usually shed a tear or two. There’s always the perfect mix of angst, sexiness, humor, lust and love. I mean, what’s not to love about sexy hockey players? And especially Brendan, the sexy single father! We met Brendan and Laura in Hot as Puck. He’s a cranky veteran player with an eight year old daughter and she’s Libby’s sister and the PR rep for the team. There’s always been an attraction, but one kiss turned into a weekend in bed. Together. When it was over Brendan bailed and left Laura with a fractured heart. But, she’s strong and capable and she can do friends. So when Brendan asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend for the weekend, she’s not the only one who’s tested. Brendan can’t stop wanting her. He has his reasons for walking away and now he’s regretting it. Big time. Can he convince Laura to take chance on him? On his daughter, Chloe? I loved this story! The witty, sexy banter is everything. I literally had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard and I pretty much smiled the entire book. I’ve said it before, but Lili just knows when I need her books in my life!
She tastes like secrets whispered beneath the covers, and spices I don’t know the names for, and places I’ve never been but really, really want to visit.
“Sorry, I was thinking about how good you look in just jeans. Why do you ever wear a shirt? It’s really a sin to cover all that up, Daniels.”
“Well, sometimes I get cold,” I say, with a laugh. “And game time would be awkward half-dressed. I doubt the competition would take me seriously.”
Danger: Do Not Look Directly into These Dreamy Blue Eyes for Too Long or You Will Forget That I am Off-Limits, Not Interested in Romance, and Also Irritating as Fucking Hell.
Sexy Motherpucker is the second book in the Bad Motherpuckers series by one of my favorite authors. I know when I open a Book by Lili Valente, I will be in for a ride. It could be a sexy and light ride, a filthy twisted dark ride or something in between. This series has the perfect blend of sexy, fun, and filthy talk. If you read Hot as Puck then you might remember the cranky but sexy single dad Libby’s older sister Lauren. I knew something was brewing between these two…
Brendan and Laura had one wild weekend together full of orgasms, talks, and long walks on the beach. Then it was over. Brendan walked away. He wasn’t ready for what he knew Laura wanted and needed. A relationship. It wasn’t just him he had to think about. He had to think about his daughter Chloe too. He lost his wife three years ago and since then it’s only been him and Chloe. After his weekend with Laura he was scared. Scared of what could be. Also scared of what could happen if it didn’t work out. So they went back to being friends. Awkward friends but still friends. And then he asks her for a huge favor. One that could change everything. To be his fake girlfriend. For one weekend. But he also has other plans…
Laura was already halfway in love with the cranky, sexy, father of her favorite little girl when he asked for this ridiculous favor. She knew it was going to be weird. But they are friends and she would do anything for him and Chloe. Even if he breaks her heart all over again. It’s been four months since the first time around but it’s still fresh especially when they see each other almost daily and she looks into Chloe’s eyes. Ones like her daddy’s. If she is going to get through this weekend, then she has to give a performance of a lifetime. To act like a perfect girlfriend while also acting like she is over him. It’s only a few nights, how hard can it be? Very, very difficult especially when Brendan has plans of torturing her with his sexiness, sweetness, and mixed signals. Can they get on the same page before it’s too late?
I love Brendan, Laura, and Chloe! Brendan and Laura might have some obstacles to conquer but one thing is for sure…they both love Chloe like crazy! She is not a girl to be in the background. She is full of energy, sassiness, and road-trip bingo. She is one of my favorite little ones. And Brendan is one amazing single dad to her. They have fun but he will put the hammer down when he needs to. Anyway…back to this whole love thing. Brendan and Lauren’s chemistry is both beautiful and beyond hot. Their banter is fun. And the connection between all three of them is magical. Even if Brendan has a big butt (Inside the book humor).
Overall…Lili scored another goal with this one! It’s beautiful, hot as hell, and funny as fuck. It’s the perfect blend really. A wonderful addition to the series. I can’t wait for the next book.
There it is again—that loving, devoted daddy side of Brendan that makes my ovaries explode. I am helpless against it.
“Because I believe in pursuing excellence in all things,” I say, biting my lip as his grip on my wrists tightens. “Or at least all the things that matter.”
“I’m not ready to be this close to your parents.”
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.