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Bitter Sweet Heart

By: H. Hunting,Helena Hunting
Narrated by: Zachary Webber,Andi Arndt
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Summary

From the outside, I live a charmed life: hockey legend for a father, my own promising future in the league, a great family, awesome friends. It’s not untrue, but it’s not quite that simple either. My dad’s advice has always been to make hockey my number-one priority—at least until I make it to the pros.

So going into my senior year of college, I have a plan. I’ll put in the effort required to pass my classes, play hockey like my life depends on it, and avoid relationships. All I have to do is stay focused on the end game. It should be easy.

But when a woman literally floats into my dock, just before summer ends and my senior year begins, I can’t resist one last hookup. What harm could a one-night stand do? It’s not like we even exchanged numbers. Everything is fine until I run into her on campus. It’s a big school. I should be able to avoid her. Except she happens to be in my class. And she’s not a student. She’s my professor.

©2022 H. Hunting (P)2022 H. Hunting

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Loved this book as with all Helena Huntings books, but can’t do Zachary Webber constantly swallowing, normally he`s an exellent narrator.

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  • mnhockeymomreads- Heather
  • 02-09-22

Webber & Arndt are a dynamic pair!

When I saw these two were narrating it was an automatic purchase for me. These two can really make a book magical. This book is very emotional, and Webber and Arndt brought it all to life in this amazing narration.
Sometimes a book is so anticipated that once you get your hands on it, the book just doesn’t measure up. Well, friends. That is NOT the case with Bitter Sweet Heart. If you consider Alex Waters a book boyfriend of yours, his son, Maverick might bump him from the spot. Maverick Waters has the kindest old soul and is in the body of a college hockey star. He has the ability to read people, pick up on their emotions and he feels with every fiber of his body. Maverick takes on the role of caretaker with so many in his life, and the others he lets them see what they need to see. Clover starting a new life and new career finds the one man she shouldn’t be attracted to in her class. She is fresh off a toxic relationship and is finding her independence. She is so emotionally strong, very intelligent and independent. But when she and Maverick are together she shines so bright. They each bring out each other's best qualities and she has such a quiet gentle presence that brings a peace to Mavericks inner chaos. While he provides her the protection and encouragement to be her. Maverick and Clover have a magnetic connection that we feel as readers. They just get each other on a level that people dream of having with their partners. There is a fair amount of angst and barriers in this pair's way, and it was such a joy watching them fall in love. While the secretiveness of the relationship always adds an added layer of taboo I feel like it allowed these two to build a deeper bond therefore allowing them the foundation to move forward when others had their doubts.
While Maverick and Clover are definitely the stars of this book, I truly adored being able to see Violet and Alex through their children's eyes. Alex completely melted my heart, and at one point I had to put the book down so I could ugly cry. I love how Helena highlighted that parenting is hard, and just because children grow doesn’t mean they need their parents' love and support any less. Violet is a fierce protector of her babies, but still balances open communication, humor, and all the classic embarrassing moments that are so Violet. This is one book that you will want to read or listen to over and over. I will never ever hesitate to recommend this book….also, be prepared to reread the whole PUCKED series. If you are an audiobook fan, Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt are PHENOMENAL (as always) the emotion that Helena wrote poured out of this dou and it was so beautifully done.

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  • KookkaiSpoiledBratPrincess
  • 23-09-22

My heart is so full

Rollercoaster Ride
Love All Helena Hunting ( H Hunting ) books
I re-listened to this book

Thank you and can’t wait for many more books to come

“ Until the end of forever and whatever comes after “

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  • Elaine
  • 29-10-22

Maverick and Clover’s story - so good!!

Perfect! I love this series so much. It is not light and funny like the Pucked series, but you will find so many of those characters popping up in this one. Maverick and Clover’s story was so much better than I expected. The glimpses of him in Little Lies didn’t give to much insight into who he really was. This was such a great story of how every member of a family experiences trauma in a different way and how it shapes so much of their lives and interactions with each other.

There is some angst/drama but it was not heavy. The only tears were happy tears. Narrators were two of the absolute best, so can’t go wrong on that front. I am so looking forward to the next book - hoping it is BJ and Lovie. Still would love to see even more books about River, Quinn and some of the other cousins. I think all new books by this author will become automatic pre-orders for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Marie B
  • 14-09-22

Disappointed!

The only thing this book had going for it was the narrators. Couldn't finish it!!

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  • Booksandprime
  • 27-11-22

Loved!

Expected perfection and that’s exactly what this was. Narrators were amazing and Loved the story

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  • Jill Miller
  • 24-11-22

Bitter Sweet

After reading Little Lies I wasn’t sure how Helena could top it but there shouldn’t have been any doubts. Maverick’s story is just emotional as Lavender’s. This story was full of raw emotion and heart and quite the journey. Helena weaved a story that will pull on those heartstrings one minute and make you chuckle in the next. It will give you all the feels and more. I absolutely loved Clover and Maverick and everything about this story. I cannot wait for more of this second generation.

As usual it was a pleasure listening to Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber. They brought Helena’s words into my ears with the right emotion and heart making this a very enjoyable listen.

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  • SimpleGirl
  • 21-11-22

narration at its best

it's kinda long but i enjoyed every part of it. very seldom I read stories where there is a big age gap where the woman is older. The story is great and it teach lessons to both parents and children alike. The narration of course is superb. Andi and Zach never disappoint.

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  • MIllie Bonizio
  • 15-11-22

Surprise!

I’m not usually a fan of student professor books. They can be creepy And too predictable. But this book was different. I loved it. The storyline was great and as always, the narration by Andi and Zachary outstanding. I highly recommend this book.

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  • it socks
  • 06-11-22

Nothing like the Pucked Series

I didn’t finish it. I loved Alex and Violet’s story. It was hilarious and so witty and fun. This was absolutely NOTHING like it. It should have been marketed as a completely new series as the characters barely resembled themselves. It just droned on for hours and hours with the same conversations. I listen to romance for fun and escape. Not to listen to someone pick something to death over and over again. I finally gave up with two hours left. I felt like she was his mother and it was weird. The age difference didn’t bother me but he is 21 and the story sounded like they were in their mid 40’s in a midlife crisis. If you loved the original series this is not for you. I am not sure if H.Hunting is someone other than the original author but they don’t feel as if they were written by the same person. They can’t have been.

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  • Charlee
  • 19-10-22

BEST BOOK OF 2022 ❤️❤️

This book is everything I’ve ever wanted in a story. It’s hurts but it’s so healing, it’s hopeful and wonderful, it’s heartbreaking and joyful. Perfect writing and perfect narration. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart and soul for this beautiful masterpiece of love ❤️❤️❤️❤️