Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Bad Pucking Influence by Michele Lenard

Now Available. Michele Lenard’s Bad Pucking Influence.

Thor meets Tony Hawk in this comedic, low-angst/high spice M/M romance about a serious hockey goalie who is drawn out of his shell by a bratty skateboarder, a dare involving cake, and a lesson in how to use joysticks—for video games of course.

On the surface, I’ve got it all. I’m the starting goalie and Captain of the Colorado Bulldogs hockey team. I’ve got more money than I know what to do with. I can count an entire team of elite athletes as my friends. And according to the pundits, I’m an eligible bachelor.

That's the image everyone sees, but it’s just a role I play. A part dictated by my career. I have to be just as perfect off the ice as I am on it since everything I do reflects on my team in some way or another. So, those questions I have about why I don’t crave sexual contact the way my teammates do–questions I’m afraid to ask with the world watching… I decided a long time ago it didn’t make sense to look for answers until after I retire.

Then I ran into him.

Tripp is loud, obnoxious, and full of confidence. Some people find his sass off-putting, but not me. I find it intriguing, and I admire his ability to be himself, consequences be damned. Apparently, I also admire the way he looks, since my eyes seem to linger on him longer than they should, and when he sets his sights on me…

Waiting for retirement to explore who I am seems like too big a sacrifice, so when Tripp offers to help me answer some of those questions about myself, I jump.

I'm tired of pretending to be Mr. Perfect… Tripp and his playboy antics might be just the thing I need to figure out who I am outside of hockey. The only problem is, everyone–including our mutual friends–see him as a bad pucking influence.

Bad Pucking Influence is a low-angst, high-spice M/M romance featuring a hockey player and a brat, not a hockey book featuring a romance. Fans of bratty playboys and gentle giants will enjoy this light-hearted, steamy yet touching love story.


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Bad Pucking Influence by Michele Lenard

Book 2
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It’s not just a jersey when you’re sleeping with the person wearing it.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Bad Pucking Influence pulled me in right from the start. I was captivated by Noah's lack of interest in sex and also by his fascination with Tripp. On the surface, it doesn’t seem like Tripp, a skateboarder and artist, would be matched with hockey star Noah but Tripp’s easy-going attitude to sex and his open mindedness make him the perfect match for Noah. I loved how Tripp gave Noah permission to explore and see what worked from him and to learn what he wanted.

This is a romance that gets a five-star rating just for the hotness alone. This story, particularly early on, has lots of incredibly tantalizing scenes. I loved the romance and experiencing the personal growth of both Noah and Tripp. About halfway through the story, there is an unexpected event that provided a change of direction and also an opportunity for our couple. I loved that the story was able to surprise me. I really enjoyed the way the story evolved and while there is some drama, there is not much angst.

I’m a huge lover of m/m ice hockey romances and Bad Pucking Influence was top notch. I adored Tripp and Noah, and I didn’t want their story to end. I had not read the first book in this series but as soon as I finished Bad Pucking Influence, I immediately purchased book one and I’ve pre-ordered book three. The author, Michele Lenard, has a new fan in me.



Author Bio

Michele Lenard. Romance Author.

MICHELE LENARD is a tomboy who writes contemporary romance (usually sports themed) that is both sweet and steamy. Her goal is to make you fan your face as you wipe a tear from your eye. Her books are part of a series but there are no cliffhangers so each can be read as a standalone. When she isn't reading or writing she enjoys the outdoors, something that pops up in her books from time to time.

Connect with Michele Lenard!

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