Puck Me Baby - Lili Valente

Puck Me Baby

By Lili Valente

  • Release Date: 2017-10-13
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings


A red hot Standalone romantic comedy from USA Today Bestseller 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 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…


  • I Love This Couple

    By Ap2514
    After a crazy night of margaritas and dancing Amanda makes the risky decision to go home with the sexy, mysterious man who caught her eye. They spend an incredible night together but before things have a chance to get awkward Amanda sneaks off, without ever getting his name. Fast forward to a few months later at her best friend's wedding, where her sexy one night stand just happens to be friends and teammates with the groom. Now Amanda has no choice but to face him and let him know the exciting news...she's pregnant and he's the father. Alexi Petrov is known for being the most terrifying defender in the NHL but when he finds out about Amanda and the baby he becomes the world's biggest softie. All of his protective instincts kick in and he insists she move into his guest house where he can help her out and keep her safe. And maybe with enough time, convince her to give him a real chance at a relationship. I loved everything about these two and how their relationship develops. Watching Alexi faces his fears and take care of Amanda is so sweet and heartfelt. They are a perfect couple and fit in wonderfully with the Bad Motherpuckers series.
  • 5 Lovely Second Hand Stars

    By coffeegoddesstmk
    Second chances. We all need them. And sometimes they come when we least expect them, and bring things that we never anticipated. A second chance for Alexi Petrov and Amanda Esposito doesn't look anything like they expected, and offers so much more than they could have imagined, and comes at the time when they need it the most. I am a longtime fan of author Lili Valente, and have absolutely fallen in love with her Bad Motherpucker series of romantic comedies featuring the sexy hockey players that make up the Portland Badgers and the women that they love. Quirky, hot, and always fun, these books both tug at my heartstrings and ratchet up the heat to 5-alarm status, making them the perfect feel-good reads. Certainly as hot as the previous books in the series, PUCK ME BABY brought a whole new level of feels for me, incorporating issues into the storyline that I was not expecting, and that had me wiping away tears on more than one occasion. Alexi immediately became one of my favorite Motherpuckers, showing amazing depth of character and emotion behind that heavy hockey defender scowl. And Mandy is what every leading lady should be, and which I've come to expect in Lili's books. She's strong, brave, and not afraid to do things on her terms, speaking her mind and demanding an answer, even when it's not comfortable. These two were perfect for each other from the get-go, and I enjoyed every single moment with them. This whole series of books are 5-star reads for me, and I happily recommend the lot of them. Although interconnected, they can be read as standalones, but why wouldn't you read them all? PUCK ME BABY will steal your heart, have you crying happy (and sad) tears, and have you fanning yourself, sometimes all at once, and should most definitely be right at the top of your TBR.
  • A Sweet Surprise

    By Szmoromou
    Puck Me Baby is the fourth book in the Motherpuckers Series by Lili Valente. It stars Alexi, a defensemen for the Portland Badgers and Amanda, Diana's BFF and text buddy from Puck Aholic. Alexi has been burned and hurt by his last serious relationship. He is the broody, scary team mate that has sworn off love. That is until his one night stand, the hot and irresistible Amanda rocked his world. Leaving him without a trace, Alexi wonders about the beauty that shared his bed. That's until they bump into each other three months later at their mutual friends wedding. Both shocked at how close they are connected through friends, Amanda once again disappears. Disappointed that he once again lost her, Alexi is lost for words but soon discovers Amanda passed out outside. Their ride to the hospital reveals that Amanda is pregnant and indeed the child is Alexi's. Alexi has been given a second chance at fatherhood and is thrilled. Stepping up, he provides a safe home and security for Amanda who also has had her share of bad luck in the love department. As time passes, and although Amanda has requested they remain as friends, neither Alexi or Amanda can deny their connection from the start. Both want more, but their fears and past experiences keeps their hearts guarded. Alexi lets Amanda see the sweeter, tender and loving side that not many get to see. Soon Amanda finds the wall around her heart falling and she is more than ready to take a leap of faith. As things between Amanda and Alexi strengthen, a baby scare rocks their sweet little bubble. Alexi feels the guilt of a secret he has been carrying. When it is revealed, Amanda's is floored, her one rule was no lies. Distancing herself, Alexi is lost, hurting and missing the sweet, kind, big browned eyed beauty that found a place in his heart. Can Alexi win back Amanda? Will the baby survive? I just adored Alexi and Amanda. The letters and texts had me laughing, crying and hoping. Lili Valente once again has written another beautiful story with a strong, kind, selfless heroin and a alpha male with just the right amount of tenderness, sweetness and protectiveness. I love my Motherpucker men and women, can't wait to see what Lili has in store for us next.

    By Trishazg
    PUCK ME BABY By Lili Valente The story of Alexi and Mandy was riveting. I truly had trouble putting the book down to attend to other things. Their story is one of love, secrets, danger and most of all caring. It has it’s ups and downs with their story but this is what makes the book so exciting because I wanted to find out what happens next in every single chapter. I don’t give away any spoilers because I myself prefer to read the book and find out for myself what the story is all about. I will tell you that this book will keep your interest from Start to Finish and you won’t regret taking the time to read this book. I give this book FIVE STARS!
  • Review: Bad Motherpuckers 4: Puck Me Baby

    By @LisaHines711
    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.
  • Love love love Alexi and Mandy

    By Singing Secretary
    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.
  • I pucking love Alexi and Mandy!

    By Kara Hildebrand
    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.”
  • Puck Me Baby

    By Brittany Strickland
    Puck Me Baby is book 4 in the Bad Motherpuckers series but can be read as a standalone although I would suggest reading them all. This series has been fantastic and seems to get better with each book. I especially loved this one because of the secret baby aspect. Lili Valente is the queen of romantic comedies mainly because she doesn't just leave it at the comedy part. There are real issues that come up in these stories as well giving them just enought angst. Puck Me Baby may just be my favorite but I tend to think that about all of her books so it's really hard to decide. Although Alexi has a Russian accent so you know that adds bonus points! Throw in the fact that he went all in when he found out Mandy was pregnant with his baby and he is the bost book boyfriend! I can't wait to see what Ms. Valente comes up with next!