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.
Let me start by saying, Toni Aleo has done it again! Clipped by Love was amazing! I absolutly loved Baylor and Jayden. There story has quickly become one of my favorites. Baylor is a thick headed stubborn girl who happens to be a bad ass hockey player. Her world is turned upside down during a before season trip when she meets Jayden. Not in the way you would think either. He hurts her pretty bad, which is hard to do. From that day on neither of them are the same. They have made their marks on one another. This is made even more interesting when Baylor's Dad becomes the new coach of the Bullies. If only I could have seen Jayden's jaw drop when she takes her helmet off! These two start off as oil and water. Will these two ever get along? Are they destined to butt heads forever and miss out on something amazing?
Baylor does not make friends easily. Growing up surrounded by guys makes that difficult. She has always been the odd man out playing on all boys teams but, it has made her the amazing player that she is. It has been her and her Dad against the world. I think this is what makes her all over the place emotionally sometimes. She missed out on a mother figure and has played in male sports her whole life. She never got to be a "girl". I think that is why she sometimes acts selfishly. Her heart has been handled the same way.She has let one guy in and it ended disastrously. She guards her heart with extra padding so she doesn't get hurt again. Can Jayden change all that?
Jayden is perfect for her. The perfect mixture of insanely hot hockey player and sweet sensitive man. Their relationship takes time and is not without its challenges especially with them being on the same team. I loved it though. The first time they kissed left me in tears. Yes, they had been drinking but, it made my heart explode! It's the kind of kiss every girl dreams about with their handsome prince. Their romance is more then just sweet kisses and cute smiles though, trust me. It is fiery hot at some points! Jayden hasn't had it easy either with his family drama. He is trying though. I have to admit, he is one hell of a guy with an insane amount of patient's. Baylor is not an easy one to deal with sometimes. Honestly, I think I love him and would love to take him home with me and make him mine so....there's that!
This was a beautiful story and I absolutely loved it. I have been in a book funk lately and this one completely took me out of it. Leave it to Toni Aleo! I am hoping we get Jace's story at some point because it will be amazing! Once again, Aleo has blown my mind with hockey awesomeness! Please, please keep them coming!
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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