After reading Jude and Claire's story I couldn't wait to see who would be next. I was really excited to find out that Jayden was next. I really liked him in Jude and Claire's book he seemed like a great guy and he is. What I didn't expect was Baylor, this girl had me wanting to wrap her up in a hug one moment and smack some sense into her the next. Baylor is a very driven and intelligent young lady. She and her dad are so close and have such a strong relationship. It was wonderful to see. I just kept waiting for Baylor to see and believe in herself the way Jayden and everyone else that loved her did. I am a Supernatural fan so the references to the show and characters was fun for me to read.
I loved Jace and Markus. Jace is a great little brother to Jude and Jayden as well as a true friend to his team mates. Markus surprised me with being Baylor's closest friend. He is really interesting and I hope he gets his own story someday. He would be awesome to read about.
I know some people will be opinionated about Baylor and her dad's choice for her long term goal of playing in the NHL. I personally thought it was a great goal and would love to see any qualified woman get her chance to play professional in the NHL. I admired Baylor's drive and commitment to make her dad, who was also her coach proud. I was happy to see Baylor start to find a balance between living her life and working for her dream because in the beginning she was so focused and stressed about being the best that she was missing out on real life experiences of friends, family and love.
My favorite quote between Baylor and Jayden has to be "Why is it a constant competition with us?" from Baylor and Jayden answers, "'Cause it's us, and I wouldn't want to compete against anyone but you, Baylor Irene Moore." They both bring out the best in each other in all aspects of their lives and that is the real secret to how they work. This could be my third all time favorite Toni Aleo book. I still have to say Taking Shots which was the first book I read will always be my all time favorite and Empty Net will always be my second but Clipped by Love will have to join them as one of my favorites that I will go and read again and again.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.