Monday 21 October 2019

✤ A LIE FOR A LIE ✤ Helena Hunting ✤ ALL IN #1 ✤ #BlogTour ✤

© Bianca Janeane

• 15 October 2019
• standalone hockey #RomCom
• Book #1 in the ALL IN series
• Book #2 will be out in January

5 Stars

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.

RJ/Rook was supposed to go fishing in Alaska with his brother. He needs these few weeks every year to get away from being a famous hockey player in Chicago.
But this year his brother needs to stay at home with his pregnant wife.
But RJ is still going. And he's not alone for long. On the flight he meets Lainey. She's so refreshingly adorable and so not a hockey fan. He loves that she doesn't know him. And he also loves that she needs his help surviving in the Alaskan wilderness.
But he's also not telling her his real name and profession ...
Let the fun times begin...




Another adorable and funny and sparky and sexy Helena Hunting romance!
I just adored RJ and Lainey!
I also loved the sexy Alaska cabin moments.☺
I just hated that he didn't tell her the truth. He didn't really lie lie, but he omitted. It's just so unnecessary. It should've been written differently. There's NO logical reason for him to lie. We immediately know Lainey is a sweet and genuine person and that she has NO idea about any kind of sport! So I really hated that he didn't tell her. BUT - without that we wouldn't have the unnecessary drama that follows once they meet again in Chicago a year later :/
And then the other 'secret' - I mean! If you don't already know what that 'secret' is once you're done reading the blurb, then I can't help you! It's way too obvious and Lainey always uses weird excuses to not let the reader know what that secret is until we finally find out about the 'surprise' around the middle of the book! Pfff.
Ugh, how I hate unnecessary drama. But romance novels seem to need those dramas. No idea why. With a bit of originality the story would be so much more beautiful.
Not that this wasn't a sweet romance, but it's just all so predictable! I hated that. But I loved ALL the other things in this book. The people and animals and the stars from previous book.
It was a really adorable love story.... that would've been more amazing with a bit more originality!
BUT - I loved it. Nuff Said. Can't wait to read the second book. I LOVE the cover guy of the second book. The guy on this one is a bit too crooked for my tastes. Like he went too many rounds in the boxing ring with his nose :/ Poor guy.

A LIE FOR A LIE was an adorable & funny & sexy wilderness/hockey/not-so-secret-secret romace! Run to your nearest amazon for your own RJ - this one is MINE!!!!

ARC received for an honest review

Another super cute story from Helena Hunting. I have missed being in her hockey world, and this was a great way to get back.

Lainey and RJ's story is full of attraction, dripping with lust - and halted by lies.

I didn't even read the blurb before I started reading this one - didn't need to lol.  However, if you do read the blurb, you could have a pretty good guess at what one of the lies is.  Or like me, you will guess some of it as you are reading along.  However that did not take away anything from my enjoyment.

Their story is a wonderful second-chance romance, with a few hurdles along the way. There was a bit of drama for drama's sake, however nothing was really OTT.

Were they lies? Were they lies of omission? Does it really matter at the end of the day.  Someone gets hurt either way.  It is the way that the hurt is dealt with that matters, right?

I liked that when things get found out, there was some serious grovelling, and our guy shows the man he really is, not what the world shows him as.

I loved seeing the Pucked boys and their families - Vi is still as funny AF as she every was, and I love every scene she is in.

I did miss the actually hockey in this one though - but that is just me!

I am really looking forward to the next book now.

Run out and grab yourself a copy of A Lie for A Lie - RJ is worth it!


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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.