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Peek Inside Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny

Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny. But after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Unfortunately, if I want to graduate college, I’ll need the help of Ryder “Ox” Maddox—my sexy, hockey-playing tutor. The closer we get, the harder it is to remember why I need to stay away. If I’m not careful, I’ll fall for Ryder, and then I’ll be totally pucked.

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Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I’m just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.

Confession #2: Ryder “Ox” Maddox’s deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I’m powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.

Confession #3: I can’t stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it’d be to cross lines with him.

Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.

Confession #5: If I’m not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I’ll be totally pucked.

Praise

"Hilarious and sexy! I was either smiling or swooning... If getting a guy like Ryder Maddox means being a puck bunny, sign me up." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Gina L. Maxwell


5 Stars: "Ryder. Oh My Swoon. He has his eyes on Lindsay and is pulling out all the stops to win her over. Their journey was sooo much fun to read." - SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews


5 Stars; "Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny was everything I hoped it would be based on its title. It was a great college hockey romance that fans of sports romances will love. I did" - A Novel Glimpse


4 Stars: "Fun, flirty, sexy... a sweet hockey college romance!" - TJ Loves to Read


5 Stars: "...this book was hilarious. Love a good puck bunny story. This is fast-paced, sexy, funny and sharp. I loved all the characters and the story as a whole." - That Wild Soul


5 Stars: "I loved every word of this book, especially the end. This whole series is great." - East Coast Book Chicks


4 Stars: "A+ for this flirty and fun read. As usual, Ms. Madsen delivers time and time again." - Katrina B., Goodreads.com review


5 Stars: "I'm in love with Ryder...and Hockey players in general... Pick this up to read as part of the series or if you're reading just as a standalone. Quick, witty, and hot!!" - Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie


5 Stars: "This book made me gush, made my heart swell and made me smile from ear to ear. A fantastic hockey romance that will leave you buzzing." - Book Smacked


4 Stars: "This book will have you laughing and swooning over Ryder. I loved it." - Once Upon a Romance 


5 Stars: "I read this book in one sitting, couldn't put it down." - Konny, Goodreads.com review


5 Stars: "This story was so much fun to read, it had me laughing here and there, blushing a time or two, and saying "ahh!!" more times than I can count..." - Red's Romance Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633759640
Series: Taking Shots, Book 4
Release Date: May 8, 2017
Page Count: 344
Imprint: embrace
Genre: contemporary, new adult, sports romance
Tropes: opposites attract

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By Dali May 08, 2017

Happy Book Birthday!

Fun, flirty, sexy... a sweet hockey college romance!
“Just slip.” I reached up and ran my thumb across her bottom lip, my blood pumping hotter at her sharp exhale. “I’ll catch you.”

After wasting too much time pursuing hockey players and one in particular who broke her hea... ...more

By Jen May 12, 2017

3.5 Bye Bye Bunny Stars

“I’m not afraid of you, Lindsay Rivera. And I don’t give a damn who you used to be—just in case you were worried.”


Lindsay Rivera’s come a long way since her puck bunny days. The college girl who once made aggressive flirting with anything in hockey pads a competitive sport... ...more

By Alex May 12, 2017

3.75-4 stars

The best book in this series and actually The reason why I read this series.
By the way, it can be read as standalone.

I HATE SL*T-SHAMING!
I LOATHE DOUBLE STANDRADS!
I SUPPORT WOMEN!

I like anti-heroines, I like different heroines and I like “bad” girls.
This one wasn’t bad or really anti.... ...more

By mells_view May 08, 2017

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This was my first read from Cindi Madsen, and it won't be my last!

Confessions of a former puck bunny, was a fun hockey romance with characters that were fun and easy to like! Lindsay is a girl who spent most of her first years of college worried about guys, and hockey playing guys to be more spe... ...more

By Jessica May 16, 2017

HOCKEY ROMANCE. Seriously, need I say more?

Lindsay Rivera is no stranger to hockey players. In fact, she spent the beginning of her college career hanging all over them. When she meets her first heartbreak, though, Lindsay realizes she doesn't want to be anything like her mom and depend on men h... ...more

By Mandi May 18, 2017

This is my first time reading Cindi Madsen and I found this book to be overall pretty cute. Maybe a little predictable with the drama at the end, but it has a good guy hero which always makes me smile. This read pretty good as a stand alone although I did feel like I missed out on some supporting... ...more

By Michelle May 18, 2017

ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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Sweet, endearing, and fun!!! Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny b Cindi Madsen was your feel good book that made you laugh, smile, and swoon. I really enjoyed the story line of this book as it explores a young woman finding her way and ca... ...more

By BookSmacked April 25, 2017

I had to get this book partly based off of the title but also because I really enjoyed the other books in this series.

So the very beginning of this book has me all smiles. Lindsay's has sworn off the Hockey men and is focusing on her schooling, Ryder has other ideas and he was relentless in his... ...more

By Grace April 29, 2017

3.5 stars

If you haven't follow me or our blog for long, you might not know of my prior life as a puck bunny. Now, before you freak out about that revelation, let me be clear that my puck bunny life, follows the innocent definition of the term, a woman who enjoys hockey and finds the players attra... ...more

By Valerie May 06, 2017

I have so loved this series. It has all the good stuff! Hot hockey players, real characters that make me feel right along with them, and a great story make them all great. But this one...this one had a little more.

So yeah there's a hot hockey player but he's Ryder. And Ryder is just the best hock... ...more

By Alison May 08, 2017

I really enjoyed Crazy Pucking Love so I jumped (several times) when I saw this book was available on NetGalley.

Lindsay Rivera used to be a Puck Bunny, chasing after any and every ice hockey player for meaningless hook-ups until she got burned and realised that, despite her best efforts, she was... ...more

By K. April 24, 2017

Actual Rating 4.5 Stars!!

I love Cindi Madsen’s Taking Shot’s series. I have read every single one and can’t get enough of them. The storylines flow, the characters are real and have some depth to them. Each book follows a different couple, but the characters do crossover. Yes, this could be read... ...more

By Books, Coffee & Passion May 07, 2017

Lindsay Rivera is a former puck bunny who got her heart broken by a hockey player, so she changed her behavior and she’s going out of her way to avoid all things hockey. Especially hockey players. Because like an addict, she knows she might relapse, so she just wants to move on by severing all he... ...more

By Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) April 14, 2017

Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

I couldn't resist reading Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny. The title and the idea of a former puck bunny confessing her sins really appealed to me. Plus, the book was fro... ...more

By Jennifer May 07, 2017

Lindsay used to be a puck bunny, but after being hurt, and really taking a serious look at herself, she decided to swear off hockey, and hockey men, to concentrate on graduating college. Of course, this had made her a person who never lets herself have fun anymore, and she's okay with that. Her w... ...more

By elizarey May 18, 2017

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When I saw the title of this book I knew it would be right up my alley. I love reading books about a character that is usually deemed as a bad person/slut in other books.

Lindsey is a former puck bunny she lived and loved the lifestyle until she fell and got hurt by a player she also... ...more

By Pamela April 12, 2017

The story, told in dual POV, follows former puck bunny Lindsay, who has curbed her puck bunny ways for the last year and has no intention of relapsing. Everything hockey is off limits. Sadly Ryder "Ox" Maddox, defensemen for the college hockey team did not get the memo, and he is relentless in hi... ...more

By Emily April 28, 2017

**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC Publishing, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book is told from both points of view and is the forth book in the series, however as i have not read any of the other books can confirm that it can be read as a stand al... ...more


Confessions of a former PB (Puck Bunny) is book 4 in the Taking Shots series but you can read it as a stand alone. The former PB is Lindsay, the editor of the school paper. The hockey player is Ryder aka 'Ox'. Lindsay and Ryder are pretty different. She is about to graduate; he is a sophomore. S... ...more

By Bec April 30, 2017


Lindsay Rivera has decided she'll never fall for another hockey player again, but there's something about Ryder 'Ox' Maddox that dares her to take a chance. Especially since he doesn't give up on pursuing her easily when she's told him repeatedly he'll never stand a chance of winning her over. Ho... ...more



I've been around the hockey romance book block a few times and have never seen a former puck bunny's perspective. What a fresh and fun story! Sweet and sexy, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny is a slow burn of a romance that oozes angst and pounds with passion!



Ryder and Lindsay's explosive elect... ...more

By Siobhan May 09, 2017

Actual 3.75 stars.

Confessions of a former puck bunny by Cindi Madsen is an entertaining, funny, sexy, sweet romance that will appeal to those who love a good hockey romance with a college backdrop.

Having just read Crazy Pucking Love (and enjoying it) I was intrigued to learn more about the enigm... ...more

By Caroline May 04, 2017

This was a fab, NA sports romance.

“Lately I’d had to remind myself of the hard lessons I’d learned more than usual, because for some reason, Ryder Maddox had set his sights on me, and the guy was intense with a side of intense.”

Lindsay Rivera is a former puck bunny – she was addicted to the hocke... ...more

By Diane May 11, 2017

Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny (Taking Shots #4) by Cindi Madsen Cindi Madsen’s CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY is a winning addition to the Taking Shots series.  Former puck bunny and school newspaper editor of the Heights, Lindsay Rivera, has sworn off hockey players.  However, persisten... ...more

By Harlie May 17, 2017

Read a hockey book they said. You’ll love it they said. Don’t worry that you burned that t-shirt when you worked for the Dallas Stars and you don’t read hockey romances because it sets up triggers for you. Keep an open mind and just read. I’ve read Ms. Madsen before so I’m confident in her abilit... ...more

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Cindi Madsen

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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