A Lie for a Lie by Helena Hunting ~ Review & Teaser (@HelenaHunting)

This is a new series by Hunting, and it's a spinoff from her Pucked series. I have read most of the books in that series, so I was pleasantly surprised to see some of those characters again! Lainey and Rook were so much fun to read about, and I loved how vulnerable they both were!
A Lie for a Lie (All In, #1)
Title: A Lie for a Lie
Author: Helena Hunting
Series: All In #1
Genre: Sports Romance
Published: October 15th 2019

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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.

The Pucked series was my first introduction to Helena Hunting's work, and I was pleasantly surprised when I realised that A Lie for a Lie was a spinoff from that series! I do love a hunky hockey player, and pair him with a quirky Marine Biologist and we have the perfect match... don't we? ;)

I loved the way that RJ/Rook and Lainey met! It certainly was a comedy of errors, and Lainey bumbled her way through each situation she managed to get herself into. They had a special connection and even though they were from different sides of the continent I had hope they would be able to make a life together. However, a series of instances managed to separate them and they didn't cross paths until over a year later.

I liked how sweet and considerate Rook was towards Lainey. Throughout the whole book he was always putting her first and was always genuinely concerned about her well being. Lainey's past certainly shaped her into the person she was, however, she was working hard to be independent and that everything that she did helped her to become a stronger person.

Rook and Lainey's story wasn't an easy ride, but I enjoyed how they both worked hard to rekindle the connection they once had. The characters felt real and I thoroughly enjoyed the direction of the story. The introduction of characters from the initial series was fantastic and plunging back into this familiar world was so much fun. Hunting has built a world I love to be immersed in. I'm looking forward to more in this series, that's for sure!

I just loved the way that Lainey rambled when she was nervous!

She loosens the fabric around her throat, dragging in a long, deep breath. “Thank you. So much. Choking to death on an attractive man’s lap really isn’t the way I wanted to go.” She squeezes her eyes shut and pushes to a stand. “I’m so sorry.”

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“Well, I’m a big fan of all your flaws, and I think they make you more beautiful, not less.” “
Thanks. I think you’re beautiful too.” She cringes. “I mean handsome. You’re very nice to look at, with or without a shirt on. When I fell in your lap on the airplane, I remember thinking, At least I fell on someone nice looking.”
“Is that so?”

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NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.

Other reviews featuring Helena Hunting
Shacking Up series
Shacking Up #1
I Flipping Love You #3
Handle With Care #5
Pucked series
Pucked #1
Pucked Up #2
Pucked Over #3

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