Contemporary Romance

Review: A Lie for a Lie – Helena Hunting (All In #1)

Rating 4 Stars

What’s the book about?
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.

My Review
After being accepted for an arc of a Secret for a Secret (All In #3) earlier this year and absolutely loving it, I knew I had to go back and pick up the rest of this series. I’m so glad I did! I thoroughly enjoyed A Lie for a Lie and found it to be the perfect introduction to this spin-off series from the Pucked series.

It begins by showcasing the hero and heroine’s past meet cute and subsequent relationship that develops over the summer in a small Alaskan town. As you can imagine, there was a heavy emphasis on the ‘cute’ in ‘meet cute’ and as the reader, I loved watching these two dance around each other. While there is a genuine relationship development, there are several white lies between the couple so you could tell that as much as they liked each other (and they did immensely), it wouldn’t be love until the lies were known and overcome.

Fast forward a year later and a chance encounter (fate?) brings the hero and heroine back together. This time though, all the lies are laid bare and the two characters need to learn from their mistakes and re-establish trust. The result? Falling in lurve – and so many hilarious and swoony moments for readers!

As always, Helena Hunting delivered another great sports-based romantic comedy that had me in stitches. It was so great to revisit several characters from the Pucked series and I loved how it seamlessly flowed into this new series. I can’t wait to see what happens and who we meet next!


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