Pucked

Pucked Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life Riley Silk captain of the Warriors Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High doesn t think life can be lived if love is present If there

  • Title: Pucked
  • Author: Rachel Walter
  • ISBN: 9781311682109
  • Page: 434
  • Format: ebook
  • Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life Riley Silk, captain of the Warriors Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High, doesn t think life can be lived if love is present If there s two things in life he knows to be true, it s that love causes pain and hockey is his ticket to a better life He s worked hard to maintain his Frozen Silk reputation in ordDoes life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life Riley Silk, captain of the Warriors Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High, doesn t think life can be lived if love is present If there s two things in life he knows to be true, it s that love causes pain and hockey is his ticket to a better life He s worked hard to maintain his Frozen Silk reputation in order to stay focused on his duties and goals.Audrey Jacobs, the Warriors number one fan, believes life can t be lived without love She can find love and beauty in the muddiest of situations Her best friend, Riley, is under a lot of stress at home, so she does her best to brighten his mood whenever she can.When lines cross and blur, they struggle to keep control of the simplicity their friendship once held With Audrey s outlook on life usually surrounded by light, the growing darkness of her doubts and insecurities threaten to deflect her toward the wrong path.Can she find her true self before her world burns around her When truths become lies, can Riley find the strength to fight his way through his own personal darkness that clings to his mind and soul Can he win this face off that life has dropped in his zone, or will fate take him out of the game completely Who keeps the puck Warning Several abuse topics are discussed in this story, which includes parental alienation, physical abuse, alcohol abuse, and mild drug abuse.

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    1. Full Review on The Blogcarolineandrus/blogLet me start by saying I hate sports. I don't "get" them and don't follow them. That said, I loved this YA sports romance! This book made me want to be a hockey fan. I mean, sports still bore me, but Rachel Walter made me feel like maybe I'm missing out on something.This is a sweet YA romance that takes place over a long period of time and is full of emotional turmoil - and not just the usual teen problems, real ones. I don't think you'll be disappointed [...]

    2. I received this book in exchange for an honest reviewI am still reeling from this powerful novel that dealt with some heavy issues. The heaviest being parental alienation. Parental alienation is defined as a form of emotional child abuse where one parent vilifies or belittles the other parent to the child to plant a seed of distrust or hatred toward the parent. Its intent is to destroy the present and future relationship between the child and the alienated parent.This book opened me up two very [...]

    3. Rating: 4.5 starsThis has been heart-breaking, mind-blowing, tear-inducing, soul-searching, chest-pounding story, where winter meets spring, creating a spectacular autumn that two bruised hearts call home. Aubrey Jacob is fire, spring, a blooming dandelion in the mud. Yes, mud Because Aubrey girl loves mud and muddin', and that's something that make her unique. Riley Silk is ice, winter, a frost that intensifies the ice surrounding his heart. Because Riley has been through a lot in the homefront [...]

    4. Absolutely loved this little gem of a book! It address a serious topic teenagers and even adults fall victims too, yet Rachel keeps the story light hearted and filled with emotions between two best friends that face the effects of parent alienation and come out stronger than before!This book is pure YA at its heart with a little of romance added to it! I'd highly recommend this book to ANY that enjoys YA fiction, best friend to lovers stories :)

    5. Audrey Jacobs is a good girl who is secretly in love with her best friend Riley, although she doesn't want to ruin their friendship, so she keeps quiet. Riley Silk is the captain of the Warrior's Ice Hockey team for their High School, and Audrey's best friend. He is sure of two things, hockey is his way out from a bad home life, and love only hurts people. As Riley and Audrey get older, the friendship line blurs more and more. That's all I'm saying, but know this, that the above is just the very [...]

    6. I believe my favorite quote of this whole book would have to be:"Life is like the weather. Rain, like our emotions, builds up along the streets of our hearts softening the earth of our souls, creating mud. Though messy, mud is the glue of our decisions. It cements our personal changes. Its not permanent, because when it rains again, you'll need to restructure, rebuild, change, and just our decisions in life, nothing lasts forever."How Rachel hit that on the nose I have no idea. To me this paragr [...]

    7. I received an ARC of this book.Even though this book is a YA, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It is well written and very much relatable. I recommend reading this book.

    8. I was totally entwined in this story; the love between two teens who are best friends is just the kind of story I can get involved in. I absolutely loved the angst and stresses that they go through. Throw in a bit of drama and an abusive parent and I'm on the edge of my seat, loving every word and breathing every emotion. I was hurting for the characters and reading faster and faster to find out how it ends. The writing was great, very intensive and exactly how you could envision the events that [...]

    9. 3.5At first, I thought this book is kind of cheesy. But the more I read, the more I become obsessed with the story. There are so many things going on in this one book, and I feel like I just went through a long journey. My heart was squeezing when I was reading Riley’s story. This book is a “ Love story” but it’s not only about boy and girl story. 最初、ライリーとトッドとオードリーの話の時は、ありきたりだなと思ったけれどそれもあっさり終わっ [...]

    10. I read this book as part of a challenge for Quirky Blind Date with a Book. This is my first book by Rachel Walter, and my first YA book in a while. I forget how much I love them!Audrey and Riley are best friends. The book takes us on an emotional journey over a couple years of their life there were a couple times where my heart was racing and my breaths were short. I loved watching their relationship evolve over the years!There is a HEA, but I want more about Riley and Audrey! This was my first [...]

    11. The cover was cute! The title was cute! The blurb was vague, but not off-putting. A spotty timeline and the fact that there was a POV character with no purpose other than building up the male love interest? No thanks. Giving a character one defining characteristic/trait/hobby isn't enough. You have to give them a personality as well as some sort of goal.

    12. AmazingBeautiful get truthful mind blowing take on abuse and anxiety.love at its most raw core. Everlasting love loyalty and genuine heart ache

    13. This is not a book I would normally read but I'm glad I did. I loved the characters and the writing and will be giving this to my teenage daughter to read because it was so good.

    14. **** 4 Cranky Stars ****"Life is like the weather. Rain, like our emotions, builds up along the streets of our hearts softening the earth of our souls, creating mud. Though messy, mud is the glue of our decisions. It cements our personal changes. Its not permanent, because when it rains again, you'll need to restructure, rebuild, change, and just our decisions in life, nothing lasts forever."This YA book packs a real punch. If you enjoy YA-coming of age stories, I highly recommend this one. It c [...]

    15. Lots of feels in this one! This is not my normal book type. But, I jumped on it when Wickedly Innocent Promotions did the book tour. Jennifer has yet to steer me wrong. And this was another time I was glad I took a leap of faith. Coming from divorced parents, this spoke to me. I could relate, as can so many of us, to one or more of the characters. Either as the kid from a broken home, the friend of one, or the friend of a friend and so on. All of those are here. There were a couple of times I di [...]

    16. “You are never alone.”- Rachel Walter, author of Pucked. Recently I read Pucked, a contemporary romance novel outlining issues that are often misunderstood or that we are oblivious to.Author Rachel Walter opens our eyes to an interesting, gut wrenching problem that takes place in most families around the world.Parental Alienation. If you’re like I was a few hours ago you have no idea what Parental Alienation is but, don't worry I will explain it.Parental Alienation is a form of emotional c [...]

    17. Pucked dealt with a really important and often overlooked issue in many families all over the world: Parental Alienation. Parental Alienation is a form of emotional abuse, where one parent seeks to alienate the other parent by damaging that parent’s relationship with their child. Pucked is told from dual-POV between Riley and Audrey. Riley and Audrey have been best friends since they were children but things start to become rocky between them. Riley starts withdrawing from their friendship, be [...]

    18. Definitely a YA novel with it's writing style and story line, Pucked is the story of Audrey and Riley. Audrey basically has the all-American family with her happily married parents and gaggle of brothers. Riley is her best friend and he comes from a highly dysfunctional home. His parents are divorced, he doesn't know where his dad is, his mother is a hot mess and is dating an abusive alcoholic, and Riley finds himself as primary caregiver to his six year old sister. Riley is basically in love wi [...]

    19. This book was not bad, but to clarify 3 stars means that I liked it and I did, but I did not really like it. There was nothing obviously wrong, I really liked the characters and it addressed the issue of Parental Alienation well. But I was not grabbed by it, not moved or enthralled in the story. To be honest, I thought the book was a bit long, and things moved a bit slowly. For reads of this type, if it is not extremely captivating I find it hard to maintain concentration and stay involved when [...]

    20. I received this book from Quirky Blind Date with a Book.I really enjoyed this story. The characters were very well developed, and I felt a deep connection with both Riley and Audry. There were a few parts where the story dragged, but overall it was an amazing story and one I'd read again in a heartbeat :)The hardships that Riley goes through with his family were heartbreaking, especially with what his mother did to his father. That kind of emotional abuse can leave lasting scars on people, and y [...]

    21. Audrey and Riley are best friends who both secretly both want more, but Riley's parents divorce and the awful chain of events that it sets off just won't allow him to believe in love. Audrey, on the other hand comes from a very loving and stable home. She tries to always be there for Riley even though he keeps freezing her out. When Riley finds out that things aren't always what they seem will he be able to open his heart and mind to the possibility of love? I loved this book for so many reasons [...]

    22. Rachel Walter has scored with her new book Pucked. See what I did there? Ya I know. But seriously you must read this book! Not only are the character captivating, but the message to help teens in the same situation is so powerful! Riley's story will pull you in and his friendship with Audrey is one that you feel deep within. I won't go much into the story because I feel it's one you should experience for yourself. The dynamic of all the characters blends well in a story that steals you for hours [...]

    23. Wow, I love books about hockey players and this didn't disappoint. It was totally different to all the others. The subjects it brought up really was dealt with very well and you couldn't help but want the best for them all.I loved Riley, even though he was dealing with a lot at home and himself, he didn't give up on his dreams and he was always there for his sister Hannah. He wouldn't give up or break any promises.I loved Audrey, she stood by her best friend Riley even though he made it hard for [...]

    24. when I got this book as part of a blind date with a book group I wasn't expecting to really get into a book about a high school hockey player but was pleasantly surprised. The story is of 2 friends with different home lives,she has a loving family and he has a broken home with an abusive and negligent mom where he learned love only gets you hurt,can they find their way together or will his past keep them apart? You must read this to find out.

    25. I think that the author did a great job of dealing with parental alienation and abuse without making the book dark and dismal. It was handled very delicately and appropriately.My rating would have been higher, but there was too much crudeness in the book, especially in the way the hockey players talk about Audrey. Yeah, I know that is probably realistic, but it doesn't mean I like reading it. :-)

    26. Riley and Audrey have an amazing friendship. They are always there for each. Yet, they both have feelings that they've never acted onThis story deals with some sensitive issues like domestic violence and child abuse. Touching storyline with amazingly written characters. It was a great read. I voluntarily reviewed this book and was not compensated in any way.

    27. Pucked is a beautifully written, heartfelt, touching story of love, pain and strength. It’s a look into the life of Riley, a boy from a broken home that shows things aren’t always the way they seem. Sometimes the people we trust to love and protect us the most, don’t always have our best interest at heart.

    28. This book was cute, easy reade main characters were in high school. It was hard for me to relate to them but the message of this story was good! A hard and real topic to write about. I read for a blind date with a book group online

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