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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Kay Stritesky

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Be prepared for this book to hit you in the feels. I personally wasn’t prepared for a book that so much related what I was going through and I try to stay away from those kind of books however this one was good. Each character is well developed and important to the story! The chemistry the between the characters can be felt off the pages and readers never want the story to end!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Katie Kearney

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You want a book that hits you in all the right places of the heart then one click this one. From the first chapter I knew I was in for a great read. Evan and Callie are totally going to steal every bit of your heart trust me and you’ll give it over willingly. The absolute only downside to this story was that it had to end but I’d read it over and over again easily. The characters are complex and relatable, issues that real people have to deal with on a daily basis are discussed and while not always easy the author does a wonderful job at it. I’d give more stars if possible but just know it’s even bit as amazing as the five stars I’m giving it. Highly recommended!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Beverly Finnie

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is so much more! Saved by Love doesn’t just fall into the romance category. It hits some potentially very heavy topics along the way. Mental illness being a big one. Autism being a big theme throughout as well. The way the author co-mingles these topics works beautifully. I loved this book, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it at first. Why, because when books are in a series I usually like to start at book 1. However, besides now having to go back and read the other, this book is just as fantastic as a stand-alone novel.
Callie and Evan both are damaged in their own way. Callie brings everything Evan wants and then some to the table. Unfortunately his mental instability is holding him back. Retiring extremely early in his NHL career, Evan struggles with severe anxiety. Anyone who suffers from anxiety and or depression can relate. You can also relate how being caught in one’s head holds you back. Which is Evan in a nutshell. Callie is the breath of fresh air he never knew he needed.
A small crush no big deal, or so Callie thought. However Evan doesn’t recognize her. Allowing them to get to know each other without anyone holding them back. A screwed up childhood Callie is preserving. Hoping she can rub off some of that success onto Evan.
Now I briefly touched on the autism theme, which is something near and dear to my heart. The way the author represents autism as a minor theme made me extremely happy, I even shed a tear at some points.
Don’t let this book pass you by because you haven’t read the ones that have come before it, you’ll be disappointed if you do. Jump in doesn’t matter that it’s book 7!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Torey Foster

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Saved by love is a story about two athletes. One is a man who’s dreams were ripped away from him when he was forced to medically retire from the NHL. As he tries to move on with his life, he gets a job training the women’s gymnastic team. There he meets Callie, a star gymnast who works hard and loves harder. She is a sweet girl who cares about everyone so when she sees how down on himself Evan is, she makes it her mission to help him realize his worth. Through this journey they form a love that helps their future.
I really enjoyed this book. It is a great love story that is well developed and makes you feel hope again right along with the characters. It is easy to lose yourself in the book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the stories in the series.

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Karyn Taylor

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Looking at the reviews before I read this book, it seemed that this is the story that so many people were waiting for. I was kind of worried that I may a bit lost by reading the 7th book in the series having not read any of the others but that was not the case. Although I can sense that there are other great stories that I now want to read, this book can be read as a standalone easily as the author fills any gaps there may have been.
I really need to read some of the other books by this author now as I absolutely loved Evan and Callie’s story. As someone who suffers badly with mental health issues I could relate to Evan so much. I just wanted to give that man a huge hug. The author does an amazing job of handling Evan’s mental health journey. I loved how she showed just how much the love and support of those around him, in particular Callie, allowed Evan to work through his issues.
This is so much more than a romance story, although I loved the romantic side of Evan, added to the fact that this is a very sexy story at times. Evan and Callie are amazing characters and I could have read about them for hours and hours.
Well worth the 5 stars!!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Jules Herbert

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I find it strange that for someone like me who is so NOT sporty how much I actually do love a good sports romance! I was drawn into this story from the very start and was held captive till the last word. This is the first book I have read from this author and it definitely will be the first of many for me I am sure. While I read this book in the series and fully enjoyed it I will however be going back to the very start of the series to read all the prior books to further enhance my understanding and enjoyment. I mean its the thing to do when you enjoy something so much right?
Evan and Callie are wonderful characters who held a place in my heart for the entire book. Evans battles with extreme anxiety rang true to me as mental health is dealt with on a daily basis in my own home. It was written with love and hope which is something we all need in our lives right??

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Julie Johnson

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A hockey player and a gymnast. Both are lost in different ways. Evan is dealing with a host of mental health issues while Callie is trying to find her way in the world after losing both of her parents and being raised by her sister. She desperately wants her brother-in-law to adopt her too.

This book focuses on several real-world issues and I appreciate the author tackling these. Some of them are more difficult than others! I think that’s my favorite part of this story, is how the characters aren’t your typical picture-perfect people. They are flawed and that’s what ultimately makes this story loveable.

While this book is part of a series, I read it as a stand-a-lone. I am guessing the previous books cover some of the other characters that we read about in this story but I did not feel at a loss while reading this one. However, I do believe that I will go back and read the previous books for more context.

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Lisa Helmick

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Whew! That was an emotional journey! Mental Health is a subject that can be touchy. This author did a wonderful job pulling me into the characters which then immersed me into their story. I enjoyed learning about the angst and stress these characters lived under and tried to overcome. Meeting the families add all the fun into the story but then as families do they add pressure and different stress to the main characters.

Overall there are many reasons to like and enjoy this story. I loved the two main characters and all they overcome. Saved by Love is the perfect title for this book. Give it a shot and prepare to be shocked and surprised.

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by Helani Kihe

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Saved by Love was a phenomenal read. It is book #7 in the Bellevue Bullies series. I’m gonna be honest….I never read books 1-6. I had just finished a book and was looking for something to read when I came across Saved by Love. The title alone caught my eye (I’m a sucker for a good love story). After reading the synopsis and some of the reviews I figured out I could read this like a standalone, I did, and I’m sooooo glad I did. It is such a good story!
I’m not gonna say too much since I don’t wanna give anything away. I will say is, the storyline is amazing, the characters are great and loveable, if you decide to read this be prepared for all the emotions!
My favorite thing about this book was the “Mental Health” issues. I have never read a book where the author allows the characters to openly say “Hey I have Mental health issues and It’s ok” or “I have mental health issues and I need help”. I feel like mental health is so important and needs to be talked about. I give the AUTHOR 2 BIG HIGH FIVES for touching on mental health related issues and showing how people struggle through them and how they can over come some of those.
I am definitely going to have to read 1-6 now!!!

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Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies Book 7) by Toni Aleo – Review by M Policicchio

Saved by Love (Bellevue Bullies #7)Saved by Love by Toni Aleo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is so much about this story to love. From the supportive family to the tender way the author handled anxiety to the understanding of Autism and so much more. This was my first novel in this series and by this author but I can see many more in my future.

Evan is hockey royalty. His father won multiple cups and is headed to the Hall. His mother owned a successful franchise but his sister owns the team. His twin and he were drafted to an elite team. Evan decides he doesn’t want to play anymore and retires only a few years after starting in the NHL. All Evan can do is think that his family is disappointed in his choices. Evan decides to go back to college and finish his degree.

Calli loves hockey and is familiar with who Evan is thanks in part to her brother-in-law being a NHL goalie. When Evan winds up being the athletic trainer for Callie’s gymnastics team, it gives her a chance to get to know Evan. Callie can’t stay away from Evan. Their connection is deep and instant. They start trying to be friends and it just goes from there.

There is so much that both Callie and Evan keep secret from the outside world. Each one has to be willing to let their walls down and expose themselves to make this relationship work. Can they do it? There seems like there are so many obstacles stacked against them.

Again, the way the individual issues, anxiety, cancer, Autism, overall mental health, family, trauma, are handled is amazing. I need to go back and read Nico and Aviva’s story. This author gained a loyal reader and I gained about 20 new books added to my TBR list. This story was great!!!! (in case I wasn’t clear about that before) Worth every minute!

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