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.
I knew I would love the Sinclair Brothers even more as we read more and more about them and this is so true. It was wonderful to see the relationships between the Sinclair family and specifically the Sinclair brothers. But while I'm talking about characters Baylor was certainly a unique female, and not one that you see a lot in hockey romances. So I loved seeing her grow and change a bit, but still hold tight to that goal and work hard for it. I couldn't help but cheer both her and Jayden on.
There were so many things that happened including Baylor and Jayden fighting for themselves and the NHL. It was something that they had to do a bit separately but also together and I enjoyed seeing this play out in Clipped by Love.
I have to say that there were lots of things I loved about this book, from the writing, to the characters, to the hockey. I can't think of one thing I did not enjoy in this book. Especially because we finally get to witness the wedding of Jude and Claire as well as see some familiar Assassins' faces.
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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