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Irresponsible Puckboy

By: Eden Finley,Saxon James
Narrated by: Iggy Toma,Alexander Cendese
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The worst part of being in love with my straight best friend is the fact he’s too oblivious to see it. 

Years of pining have left me exhausted, and I need a break from Dex. I need space to get over my feelings. But when his relationship falls apart and he turns to me for comfort, I cave immediately. 

If there’s one thing I hate more than being hurt, it’s seeing Dex struggle. I can’t leave him in a time of need, even if my friends say it’s my biggest downfall. 

They say Dexter Mitchale is my weakness, but if that’s true, I don’t want to be strong.

DEX

I’ve always been the dumb one. It’s what I’m known for, and usually I don’t let it get to me.

I have hockey, and I have my best friend, Tripp. What more do I need? To settle down? No thank you. Marriage? Hard pass. According to ex-girlfriends, that makes me “irresponsible”. 

But the solution I come up with to get over my fear of commitment might be my dumbest idea yet. Not only does it have team management breathing down my neck, but it puts a strain on my friendship with Tripp.

This PR nightmare could lose me the only person I’ve ever loved. Losing girlfriends is nothing. Losing Tripp? It’s not an option.

I’ll do whatever it takes to keep him.

©2022 Eden Finley and Saxon James (P)2022 Eden Finley and Saxon James

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Loved it!

Even better the 2nd time around in audio!

All the swoony feelings with this book!!! Tripp and Dex were absolutely adorable together. Everyone could see that clueless Dex and secretly pining for his best friend Tripp were head over heels for each other. Everyone but the two of them. They get themselves caught up in a series of mishaps and entangled in one PR nightmare after another, all while dancing around their feelings for one another. But oh was that dance simply glorious! It was so sweet, funny, swoony, and smoking hot! The build up to them taking their friendship to the physical level was fabulous! The UST was strong and when they finally gave in--cue all the butterflies.
I did struggle a bit with some of the actions the collective took initially to try and protect Tripp, it made my heart hurt for poor Dex. But it all worked out so wonderfully in the end I was able to forgive them. Once I got past that initial struggle, the book totally took off and I didn't want to put it down. There were just some wonderfully romantic moments, such tender intimacy between them, and just a deep connection--I could feel their love pouring off the pages. Another fantastic book from this author duo!

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Loved it!

I’m a big fan of the best friends to lovers trope as well as the sexual awakening trope and this one combined the two perfectly. I found this engaging, humorous, sweet and also the love scenes were steamy. I will certainly be checking out more books from these authors. Also the narration was really good as well, I loved it!

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Tripp & Dex

Sigh! I adored Tripp and Dex! In preparation of the third book in this series coming out I treated myself to a revisit of the series to date in audio. Iggy Toma and Alexander Cendese did such an amazing job bringing these two friend’s unlikely love story to voice. I loved how they conveyed the connection they had, and at the same time, their teasing and crazy shenanigans. I enjoyed this I much when I read it, and these two really pulled me back into their story with a fresh perspective. I had loved getting glimpse of these two when I read Anton and Ezra’s story, and I knew these two would get up to something crazy in their way to their HEA. Tripp is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Dex, and is a great sport about Dex’s overly affectionate ways. The Collective tell him he needs to distance himself from his straight bestie to protect his heart, but he’d rather have a hurt heart than miss out on spending time with Dex. Dex is adorably clueless about Tripp’s feelings and doesn’t give second thoughts to hopping into bed for cuddles with his gay bestie. The Collective try to run interference with Dex and Tripp in trying to protect Tripp’s feelings. They turn out to be pretty tone deaf to Dex’s, and I wanted to wrap him up in a big giant hug at points. I was ecstatic when Dex put his foot down to the Collective and told them he’d handle his heart himself. What ensues is these two getting themselves into a situation that neither one of them were prepared for…somehow. Cue PR disasters, old friends we love to visit with, and a DM message that changes Dex’s whole outlook on his bestie. I loved how their story went from friends to lovers as Dex discovered so many new feelings and moments with Tripp. I loved the witty banter, swoony moments and hot AF firsts with these two! They were wonderfully adorable and I so enjoyed their shenanigans and sexy times alike!

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Still can't get enough of this series

FINALLLLLLYYYYYY! I have been waiting for Dex and Tripp's book since they showed up midway through Egotistical Puckboy. Literally, the first thing I thought when they appeared on the page was "please tell me theirs is the next book" (and I am so pumped it is!!)

This is an incredible friends to lovers, my straight best friend, hockey romance. There are tropes upon tropes - some twists on fake relationship, marriage of convenience, forced proximity... *dreamy sigh* So much goodness all packed into one book.

My heart hurt so much for Tripp, who's been in love with his best friend Dex basically forever. Dex isn't always the brightest crayon in the box, but he's so dang HAPPY. He reminds me of a golden retriever - you know, the one who thinks it's still a puppy and doesn't realize it's fully grown and thus WAY too big to sit in your lap anymore, haha! The chemistry and tension between them is *delicious,* even when it seems like they're both in entirely different spaces in their heads. Irresponsible Puckboy is fun and flirty, and had me both laughing out loud and ugly crying.

Tripp and Dex's love for each other is fierce, and there are so many small, simple moments that just take your breath away. Take this excerpt, for example:

“I think … I think we need to start looking at us from the outside. If we’re ever going to make our relationships work, maybe we need to --” He takes a breath. “-- stop being so possessive of each other.”

“I’m not possessive!”

“Who do I belong to?”

“Me, but --”

He grins.

“Shut up.”

*dreamy sigh* That's right, Dex. Tripp belongs to you, and don't you let him forget it.

This is the second book in the Puckboys series, and while it can be read as a standalone the first book, Egotistical Puckboy is FANTASTIC and I highly recommend reading it (and reading it first as the leads of the first book are side characters in this one).

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LOL steamy goodness

Dex and Tripp are in my top 3 favorite couples. I love their story and the steam after the slow burn start was well worth the wait. Alexander Cendese and Iggy Toma are two of my favorite narrators and were perfect for Dex and Tripp. Now I need more dual narratored books from them because good writing + Toma + Cendese = THE hat trick of audiobooks.

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I hate doing this but

I just can't give this story a positive review. The whole premise is just so ridiculous and not in a charming "ohhh what a sweet potato he is" way. I can't even finish and seriously considered breaking my "you can't return audiobooks because Amazon sucks" rule . I like these authors and usually find their antics for the boys entertaining but this premise is just - no thank you.
The whole book is going to be Tripp "I love him and he can't know" over and over and over while Dex just skips along like like Laura Ingalls through the daisies ? Didn't get past chapter 6 because I refuse to spend 5 more hours annoyed that they can't just talk to each other even though they are together all the time - they'll probably end up on a vacation together and have to share a bed blah blah blah

so maybe don't take this review too seriously because I may not know what the heck I'm talking about 😉 I found Ezra to be completely unlikable in the first book and now this ... I'll just wait for the next series or book by each author .

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I’m loving this series.

I have enjoyed hockey for a long time but once I started reading this series as well as the other series I have enjoyed hockey even more. These two were an accident waiting to happen. It just amazes me how clueless Dex is. He has to be somewhat intelligent to play hockey with the different plays and knowing how to pull off scoring. It was one of my only hang ups for this story with the way he portrayed here as being so clueless. But they both are somewhat there anyways with the fake marriage. Though I think Tripp has a tingling thought in the back of his mind that this would be the only way to get Dex. It cute how this all works out. Can’t wait for Oscar story.

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Alexander and Iggy

Great story, love this group of men. friends to loves. Hockey romance. The great team of Alexander Cendese and Iggy Toma. love when they narrate together. this book is well worth the credit and your time to listen.

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Can never go wrong

Can never go wrong with narration from Iggy Toma and Alexander Cendese. And, of course, a book from Eden Finley and Saxon James. Also, for whatever reason I love hockey romances - which is weird because I don’t care for hockey IRL.

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  • 06-16-22

I wasn't buying it.

Nothing special. I was not sold on the straight man suddenly falling for a gay friend. The rest was the same as every other mediocre story I have read before. Both narrators did a good job.

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  • 06-27-22

Adorkable Himbos

Irresponsible Puckboy is book two in the Puckboys series. A MM sports romance with best friends to lovers and bi awakening tropes.

Dex is a complete goofball. The definition of dumb jock. Tripp is the somewhat level headed one that goes along with Dex’s shenanigans.
They’ve been friends since they started to play together. But Tripp is in love with his best friend.

When they become a PR nightmare from hell that’s where everything changes.
As always I love when Eden and Saxon team up to being us these sarcastic goofballs. It’s so hard not to love them, especially when one is a the human version of a golden retriever.

Because I loathe spoilers in reviews I won’t be giving away the plot here. I enjoyed the appearances of some collective favourites. Bringing their own brand of sass to the table. We also get a glimpse of Oscar in all his Puckboy glory. Looking forward to his story next. I can only imagine the fun we’re in for…

As always Iggy and Alexander slay with the audiobook. Honestly they are so easy to listen to and it's so refreshing to have them continue through the series narrating