Things are out of control for the Sinclair boys! With two already in the NHL, Jace Sinclair is ready to follow in his brothers' huge skates in the last Bellevue Bullies novel.
Jace Sinclair here, and I'm amazing. There is no other way to describe me. I am the leading scorer for the Bellevue Bullies, I'm the captain, and people love me: my family, my teammates, my coach, and the NHL. This is my last year in college - I already have one foot in the draft. Hockey keeps me warm even when it's freezing. It's always there when nothing else is. And it pushes me to be the best I can be. It's my one and only love.
That is, until I see her against a tree with a guitar. Avery. The last thing I wanted was to meet anyone. My heart is on the bench because of what happened with my parents, and I don't want that for myself. I don't want to be hurt by anyone. I can't give them that power. But my heart is begging for ice time, and I can't control it around her.
I've always been in the background. No one has ever had time for me, and that's fine; I've learned to cope. Coming from a family where hockey is life, the last thing I want is some big, burly hockey player charging at me. I don't have time for it, but Jace Sinclair isn't one to be deked around.
I didn't want to meet anyone. I didn't want to end up freezing the puck with him. It's not what I want. I have demons. I have issues. Living in the shadows, no one even knew until it was too late. But Jace wants to know. He wants me. And that scares me the living hell out of me.
We were so worried about what would happen if we fell, but we never thought what could happen in the process of falling. We never saw it coming. But it's here, and the repercussions are not pretty. We should have known that there is no way out of the zone when you are being hooked by love.
©2015 Toni Aleo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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I have over 500 audiobooks. Yes I got a badge for that. I love hockey. Played goalie for a girls floor hockey team. So if I get a chance to listen to one I go for it.
However not all books are created equal. You have a great story & ear bleeding reading. At times you get the Sebastian York reading a book I say book because there isn't my story in it.
I have Toni Aledo & Sawyer Bennett's books. I love them. So why am I giving this book her only hockey book a review? Well first I don't usually do reviews. That book has to reach down deep and grab my soul. Second I guess it's time for someone to remind her that dedicated fans will listen even if they loose that magic of the first 3. Then they get inspired and write a blow me away book again.
This story would have 5 to 14 stars if it wasn't for all the same phrase she used. "Sliding our noses" is extremely old. It's in all her hockey books. Man it really just bugged me. A perfect story wreck by all the same phases in all her books.
I grew up if you don't have anything nice to say don't do it. These writers have feelings & it takes nerves of steel to put yourself out there.
So all I really need to say & I hope the author hears this and comes up with new parts of kissing other than their noses sliding. I will buy the next book in the series. If the phrases haven't changed, I will sadly give up. That is how much it bugs me. Toni's hockey books are great as is her book called Civilized man. Lord above that book was fantastic.
Jace and Avery's story is awesome. It's my favorite out of the three Bellevue Series! they had the biggest endevour to face, still bummed with Clipped by love. I didn't like Balor's character. She made Jayden worked too hard and still working hard now supporting in NHL
"HOORAY for the Major Recovery"
I REALLY did not enjoy Clipped by Love, which was Book 2 of this series. HOWEVER, I have loved every other Toni Aleo book. So, I wasn't going to let that one experience ruin my love of fictitious Nashville hockey. I am SO GLAD that I didn't give up! I REALLY enjoyed Hooked by Love. The characters were extremely well developed, and every chapter and twist/turn that that characters took added to their story as opposed to merely stretch it out. The narrators, again, did a fantastic job. Definitely worth the credit!!
"Laughter and Tears"
I didn’t hate this story, but I don’t think I loved it as much as most people. Jace is a great book boyfriend, but something about the story was just a little off to me. I think it may have been how quickly things developed, especially closer to the end; and yet some other things never seem to be resolved. I laughed a lot and there were some really sweet moments as well. It is not a bad story by a long shot, I just wasn’t in love with it.
the narrator is too young. it is really too bad bc i loved the assasins series.
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