Jude Sinclair here, hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies and lover of all ladies. Hockey's in my blood, and not to sound full of myself, but I'm good at it...really good. The draft is within my reach- it's mine to take- but that's not the only reason people know my name. They know me because of my way with women, They know the score, and I aim to please. I just tend to stay away from all repeat performances. In other words, I don't do relationships beyond my family and friends. I'm happy with life. However, I should warn you that my story and how I see it playing out is about to change due to a certain redhead on campus.
She's beautiful. Stunning. Breathtaking.
She's my game changer.
He's trouble from the moment I see him. I don't know what I'm thinking, but from the moment I meet his gaze, I'm his. It's a scary feeling.
I've never trusted anyone outside my aunt and uncle- and even that took months. I didn't have it easy growing up. My mom was usually strung out, and she didn't give me a second thought. Drugs and the men who paid her were more important to her. It was horrible, but I'm stronger today. Because of my past, security is what I need most. Money assures me that I can take care of myself today, tomorrow and next month. I don't want to ever be hungry or go without again, so I work hard for every penny.
Oh, by the way, I'm Claire Anderson. I;m a hard studying sophomore at the University of Bellevue, dancer for the school dance team, and a burlesque dancer at a club, but that's my secret.
You may think you know how our story ends, but you have no clue. It's not easy falling in love. At first it may seem so, but when is anything worth having ever won without a fight?
Especially when you're boarded by love.
Boarded by Love, the first novel in Toni Aleo's Assassin's spin off series, the Bellevue Bullies, stars our heroine, Claire Anderson. Claire Anderson is the niece of Phillip Anderson, Nashville Assassins superstar.
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This is one of my favorite excerpts:
"You know, everyone always talks about sparks and fireworks when they kiss a guy- I hadn't ever felt that way before, but I do now. But sparks and fireworks really don't do the way he kisses justice. It's more like a bomb, a nuclear one, because when I pull back, I'm actually dizzy."
I am a self-admitted Toni Aleo super fan, if she writes it I read it, and 99.9% of the time I LOVE it! Boarded by Love was no exception. I gave this book 5 Stars, it is a great start to a new series and proves to me that Toni not only writes one hell of a sports romance, she also gives a new feel to the world of new adult books as well. I can't wait for the next Bellevue Bullies book!
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nashville Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, and Blue Lines (releases this summer). When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she's probably going to her husband's and son's hockey games and her daughters dance competitions, taking pictures, scrap booking, or reading the latest romance novel. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children and a bulldog.
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