Blog Tour for Clipped by Love by Toni Aleo with $100 GC Giveaway and My Review!

Clipped by Love
Toni Aleo

Contemporary Romance

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.

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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.

 

 

 

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My Review

 

 This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

Jude, Jayden and Jace Sinclair are taking a much needed vacation in Florida.  Jude will soon be heading to LA to join the Kings and Jayden and Jace will be back in Bellevue to attend hockey camp before classes start.

 

Hockey player Baylor Moore takes a much need break from training to go to Florida with her two best friends. Mandy and Delanie are her opposites and she always has fun with them.

 

When Delanie sets her eyes on a guy who has just been thrown in the ocean by two others, things are about to change.  Mandy is engaged and has no interest in hooking up with anyone and honestly Baylor has no real interest other than having some fun, which in her mind doesn’t included sex.

 

Invited to a party at the guy’s condo, they are asked to arrive early to hang out for a bit. They arrive to find them playing street hockey and of course Baylor wants in. Jayden gets her skates and socks and the games begin.  This passage is a favorite and is just a taste of the game.

 

Skating back a bit, her tongue comes out, wetting her lips as she nods her head. I’m completely in a trance, watching as her arms flex as she plays with the stick, her eyes still locked with mine.  “So I have to watch out for you then?”
“Maybe,” I say with a wink.
She perks her lips out, and hot damn, I can’t help but think she’s gonna kiss me as she comes toward me.  She has the look in her eyes.  The one that can cause damage, but instead, she takes the puck, going around me like a fucking pro and shoots the puck hitting the pipe smack-dab in the middle.
Speechless, I look from the net to the pink line where she is fucking standing and then meet her gaze.  She stands there like it’s no big fucking deal that she just scored from our pseudo blue line.  Did that just fucking happen?
“Wait, what just happened?” Jude asks, pointing from the net to her.
“I think she just fucking scored,” Jace says, his face full of shock like mine. “From the line.”

 

The party ends for them on a very bad note and figuring she’d never see him again she returns home to continue working toward her goal of being the first woman in the NHL.

 

But life loves to interfere with one’s immediate plans.  Baylor’s dad and coach informs her they are moving again to outside of Nashville.  He is going to be the coach of the Bellevue Bullies, Jayden’s team.

 

The dynamic between Jayden and Baylor is explosive and the story will have you turning the pages to see what will happen next. I couldn’t put it down. So definitely put it on your MUST READ list!

 

5 Contented Purrs for Toni Aleo!

 

Jude’s story is in Boarded by Love, you can buy it here: Amazon
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
 
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About The Author
 

Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty 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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