Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Clipped by Love by Toni Aleo

Clipped by Love by 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.


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 am a big fan of Toni Aleo’s books and I love her Assassins and Bellevue Bullies hockey series.

Clipped by Love is the second book in the Bellevue Bullies series. The book can be read as a stand alone, but you are introduced to the Sinclair brothers in the first book, Boarded by Love. Jude, Jayden and Jace Sinclair are three brothers who play hockey for the Bellevue Bullies team at Bellevue University.

The main characters in this book are Jayden Sinclair and Baylor Moore. Jayden is the middle brother.  Jude is the oldest and has been drafted into the NHL by the L.A. Kings. Before Jude starts his NHL training with the team he decides that the brothers should take a trip to Florida to have fun before he leaves. While Jayden tries to have a fun time, he is very pre-occupied with all he has to do. In addition to hockey and school, he also has a job so he can help his mother out with her bills since their father has left.

Baylor is the only child of former hockey great River Moore. She is determined to be the best female hockey player and be drafted into the NHL. She keeps to herself and doesn’t allow herself any distractions from her hockey game.

Jayden and Baylor are immediately attracted to each other and push each other to be better players. There are issues that Baylor has that don’t allow her to open up as much as Jayden does. She has a past that makes her very afraid to allow herself to fall for anyone. She also can’t afford anything derailing her chances for the draft.

This book is awesome! It is so emotional. There are times that you laugh and then times you want to cry. You get drawn into the story with relationship between Baylor, Jayden and the secondary characters. They have obstacles to get past, but in the end, you will love the story.

I loved how you get to see the other characters from the Assassins series in the Bullies books. It’s great how Toni updates her readers on how things are going with them.

I loved this story and would definitely recommend reading it!

I’m also looking forward to reading the next book with Jace!


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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