October 13, 2017

Puck Me Baby

Bad Motherpuckers #4

Release Date: October 13th, 2017

Lili Valente



“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 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.

I don’t know if I’ve got what it takes to be that guy—the one with his heart on his sleeve—but for this woman, I’ll try.

Amanda and our baby are my future, my family, and I’m prepared to cross check anyone or anything that stands in my way. Even if that someone is the tough guy in the mirror…


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Kara's Review

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 badass! 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.”



Puck Me Baby is the fourth book in the Bad Motherpucker series by one of my go-to authors, Lili Valente. I always know that I will swoon, tear up and laugh while reading one of her books. This series is a group of standalone books that are connected by one hockey team. The Portland Badgers. If you read Puck Aholic then you got a little tease at the end about what happened between Alexi and Amanda. Yes! There was a baby made in the making of the book.
Alexi and Amanda haven’t seen each other since that night. A one-night stand that could never be forgotten. Alexi woke up to an empty bed and a few weeks later Amanda woke up to two pink lines. And now, almost three months after that night, they are in the same room. Shocked. They didn’t know they were only one degree away from each other this whole time. Then Alexi got an even bigger shock when he found out she was having his baby.
You would think he would be freaking out right? Nope…he steps up. He wants this. He wants her. He wants a family. But he also wants what is best for Amanda. And right now, that’s friendship. It makes sense. They don’t really know one another. Hell, they didn’t even share last names the night they met. He is determined to show her that he is in this for the long haul. That this was fate’s way of showing them that they are meant to be together. The three of them. He knows she is scared. He is too. He thought he found love once and it blew up in his face. Left him for dead. He truly believes Amanda is the woman he is suppose to jump in the box for. But, does she believe he is the one to show her what love truly feels like?
Awe…I loved this couple! Alexi is a badass on the ice but a protective sweetheart with an alpha side off it. He wants to take care of what’s his no matter the cost. He is definitely swoon-worthy both inside and outside of the bedroom. Amanda is strong, beautiful, and doesn’t just take his shit laying down. She fights for what she believes in even if it’s a bit dangerous. Together, they made me laugh, cry, and tingly. If you know what I mean, and I know you do.
Overall…it’s a fun and sexy addition to the series. It’s a story full of love, laughter, sexiness, and baby elephants.
P.S. Love the text messages.
“Then how on Earth did this happen?”
“I don’t know.” He brushes my badly-in-need-of-a-trim bangs from my forehead. “We just got lucky, I guess.”
“Jesus. This team gossips more than my grandmother and her quilting circle.”
“Don’t give Cruise any ideas,” Brendan says. “He’s already trying to make me learn how to knit.”
“That guy is pretty sexy when he’s making sure I’m fed.”
Alexi leans in to murmur in my ear, “Confession: that guy has noticed that good food makes your clothes fall off. He has ulterior motives.”

Other books in the series!

Hot as Puck

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Sexy Motherpucker

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Puck Aholic

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About Lili Valente:

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.

Visit her at www.lilivalente.com

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