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. I already have one foot in the draft and I’m ready. This is my last year in college–it’s basically a conditioning year to get me ready for the NHL, to further my game, and I have to be focused. But then, it’s also my last year to have fun and not give a damn before my life really starts. Which means I’m gonna run through every girl I meet. That’s my plan. Because my one and only love is hockey. It 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 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 I’ve watched my mom get broken by the person I call my father, 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.
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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. The thing is, I came to the University of Bellevue for one reason and one reason only. To make my dreams of being a singer/songwriter come true. To work in the industry and pay my dues. Become who I really want to be.
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.
Please note this review was previously posted 12/28/15 but is being reposted with the giveaway!
There is just something about hockey players that make them extremely sexy in my opinion; maybe it is the confidence they show both on and off the ice, maybe it is the assertiveness that transfer from the ice to real life, or maybe it is because they know how to handle their stick. Yeah I am going to go with all of the above. Is Jace is all of those things? Well you will need to read and find out. Jace says has no intentions of being a one woman man any time soon, well that is until he meets Avery and then just like his brothers, another one bites the dust and has found the one who makes them a better person. Avery comes from a hockey family herself and I could at times understand why she felt the way she did about hockey. I love how Jace and Avery were together, they really were the right ones for each other. Sometimes not everyone is what they portray to be.
I really loved Hooked By Love. I am a huge hockey fan in real life so when I find an author who not only loves hockey as much as I do, but also writes really great books about my favorite sport, well then this book whore is in heaven. If you are a fan of Ms. Aleo’s other books then I think you will enjoy not just Hooked By Love, but the entire series as well. I recommend that you all add this to your TBR lists!
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