Finally! The 7th (and final?) book in the series follows the most intriguing couple of all, Darren Westinghouse and Charlene Hoar. I must say Pucked Love was everything I wanted and totally not what I was expecting, in the best way. We finally learn what goes on behind closed doors and slowly learn what makes these two broken people click. And the pearls..... This story sucked me in from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. Another winner from Ms Hunting!
This whole journey, I wondered what Darren was like. All the brooding and secrecy mixed in with being a great friend to Alex. This story is as funny as it is scary and sad, Helena hunting manages to make it feel nearly light despite the hard bits the two have to conquer and find the one thing that bonds them, that makes them stronger. As a final instalment to this series, it delivered. I laughed and I hurt. And loved it. The quirky name will sure always make me smile. Plus the memory of Darren thinking the THC owner was 'doughy' 🤣
I have been quite unwell for some weeks and when I found this series each book has made my confinement to bed much more tolerable and i really enjoyed each book as they have connected with each other too. Great back stories so thank you.
Darren and Charlene are the couple that everyone who has read, or is reading this series, is waiting for right from the start. The glimpses of these two throughout the books, from all their friends POV's have made us want to know them and find out the truth about their relationship.
Let me tell you, this starts off with a bang, and it never really stops after that. Darren and Charlene, or as I like to think of them, Daz and Chaz (because, Straya), have so many layers to them. Both of them have been through quite interesting upbringings, and because of this, they're both a bit broken.
Darren was just hopelessly clueless for much of the book, even though he realised, or was starting to realise the depth of his feelings for Charlene. And Charlene herself was right there with him, but they both had so many things holding them back. They both need to face their fears and reality.
I love that whilst we got everything we wanted with these two, we also got so so much of all our other favourite couples. This was the perfect book to end this series, because it showcases how much of a family this circle of friends really are. They all have their own quirks, but they all love each other no matter what. It was great to see the progression of everyone else, as well as Darren and Charlene.
A lot of big things happen in this book, and Helena kept throwing me for a loop, with all these unexpected events and revelations. But honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. Move over Lance (and Poppy), Darren and Charlene might just be my new faves.
P.S. I will never have enough of this series, so Helena, feel free to write more of these fabulous characters ;-)