Clipped by Love by Toni Aleo
Bellevue Bullies #2
Bellevue Bullies #2
Things are heating up for the Sinclair boys! With one already in the NHL, Jayden Sinclair is hoping to be next!
This has been the toughest year of my life. I watched my brother go into the draft without me, my mom got divorced, and the weight of my family’s issues is heavy on my shoulders. I feel like it’s my job to fix everything while working my butt off in school and trying to make my game better. I have to go into the draft. It will give my family the support they need, and it will prove that I’m good enough. But to get there, I have to show I can be the best captain for the Bellevue Bullies. The spot is mine—no one can take it. First though, Jude is making me go on a brother’s weekend. Innocent enough, I guess…until I see her. She’s the biggest competitor I’ve ever faced. Not only for my spot but also my heart. It’s hard to ignore someone like Baylor Moore.
I don’t lose. I can’t. My dad has bred me to be the best in anything I do. I am driven, I am smart, and I am going to be the first woman in the National Hockey League. No two ways about it. I’ve worked too hard. I’ve been through too much not to have what I want. I know I can do it. I will make my dad proud, and no one will stand in the way of that. That is, until I let him in. He scares me. He makes me feel. And he could very well be the one person who can make me want more than just to win.
We both have the same goal. Victory. But how do you compete against the person you want to win? It’s not easy. Love isn’t something you can control. It isn’t like a puck that can be handled by a stick. No, it has a mind of its own and does what it wants.
Neither of us saw it coming, and we really don’t know if there is a way to score, especially when you’re being Clipped by Love.
My Review: 5 Stars
I loved Jude Sinclair from Boarded by Love, but Jayden took over the top spot as my favorite Sinclair boy. He is sensitive, sweet, hard working, sexy, funny and doesn't take anything for granted. He has amazing skills on the ice (and off the ice *wink wink* LOL) but he works his butt off to keep them and improve them. He is not selfish, he encourages everyone on his team to be the best and off the ice he thinks with his head and heart, not his dick. He was just all around a great character. Baylor Moore was a hot mess. She was emotionally stunted because of past hurts, leaving her very closed off to personal relationships of any sort and very insecure but on the ice she couldn't be more confident. She is extremely attracted to Jayden, but threatened by his hockey skills and unsure of his pursuit of her. Jayden pursued her hardcore, but he did it subtlety. He knew when to press her and when to back off and let her come to him. With Jayden's leadership on the ice and his attention off the ice Baylor learned how to let people in and how to be more open. Jayden was a great character by himself, but Baylor brought out the best in him and he brought out the best in her. The book had just the right amount of drama, sexiness, humor and heart. I really enjoyed this book and it definitely goes into my top two by Toni Aleo.
About the Author
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.
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