REVIEW – A LIE FOR A LIE (All In, #1) by Helena Hunting


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.



*****Patty’s Review*****
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I caress the edge of her jaw and sweep my thumb along the contour of her bottom lip, enjoying the anticipation before I drop my head and touch my lips to hers. A million memories come flooding back at her soft whimper and the bite of her nails against the back of my neck. And just like every single other kiss that’s had the intention of becoming more—and even the ones that didn’t—it starts out sweet. She tastes the same, feels the same—but better. She feels like mine and home and love.




Helena Hunting is the Queen of sports romances! I am incredibly excited about her new ”All In” series. Not only was ”A LIE FOR A LIE” filled with angst that hurt so good and heart-racing steaminess, it also reunites us with most of the unforgettable characters from the ”PUCKED” series. If the rest of the books are as good as this one, I have no doubt this spin-off series focusing on the newly formed NHL team in Seattle is going to become a fast fan favorite. I guarantee that readers are going to fall pretty darn hard for ROOK “RJ” Bowman! If you’re as crazy about romances with sexy Hockey players as I am, you are in for a delicious treat with RJ and Lainey’s second chance love story. I devoured this book and wish that I could go back to the beginning and read it all over again. It was just that good!!




Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

Nothing I can say will do the book justice. Just know that this is one you will want to drop everything for on October 15th!!

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