Things are out of control for the Sinclair boys! With two already in the NHL, Jace Sinclair is ready to follow 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 that I can be. It's my one and only love.
That is until I see her against a tree with a guitar.
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 don'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 know until it was too late. But Jace wants to know. He wants me. And that scares 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 know that there is no way out of the zone when you are being Hooked by Love.
Fans of sports romance, hockey romance and romance in general will not want to miss Hooked by Love by author Toni Aleo. This is book number three in her Bellevue Bullies series and tells the story of the youngest Sinclair brother, Jace.
Jace missed out on entering the draft last season because he was recovering from an injury. He's back and starting his senior year as Captain of the Bellevue Bullies, his goal - to have an amazing season enter the draft in the #1 position and play in the NHL with his brothers. His agenda didn't include falling in love, but from the moment he sets eyes on Avery all bets are off.
Avery is finally on her own and no longer living in the shadow of her hockey playing brothers. She is going to college and pursuing her dream of making it in the music business. She has no plans to fall in love, but suddenly finds herself head over heels in love with Jace Sinclair. Her past still haunts her, but Jace's love makes her feel whole and loved for the first time in her life. She's got secrets and some of them are not easy to share even with the one who holds your heart. Will those secrets and her past keep her from the amazing love that is destined to be her future?
I gave Hooked by Love 5 Stars and declare it the perfect hat trick for the Bellevue Bullies series. At 548 pages this book is worth every single penny. The pages are packed with a well paced story, full of twists and turns, intense character development and I found myself quickly becoming attached to Jace and Avery. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down and I read the entire story in one sitting. I ran the full gamut of emotions, I laughed, cried, wanted to punch a few people (namely Avery's family) and had butterflies in my tummy.
This is a stand alone book (however I do recommend reading the first two book in this series first, these are characters you will love to revisit and it makes their banter and interactions even more hilarious and endearing). The Sinclair brothers are a tightly knit family, so the older two brothers play a big part in Jace's story. I loved getting to know their sister Lucy a little more in this book and I really hope that she gets a book next, she's a single mom deserves the happily ever after I know Toni Aleo can give her.
To sum it up... this booked was FABULOUS and quite possibly my favorite in this series to date... Jace is pretty awesome.. just ask him :)