Monday, February 25, 2013


By : Lila Felix
Published By : Lila Felix
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital for review, 224 Pages


Blurb : Goodreads

On the rink she’s tough, she’s a leader, she’s fast and she’s the epitome of a rebellious girl. But Nellie’s been hurt, only once, but it was enough to make her look at life through different eyes and off the rink she’s a timid girl who loves with no pretenses.
A long time ago Owen Black was betrayed by the girl he thought he loved and the guy he called his best friend. The anguish set off a domino effect of negativity in his life and he never has fully recovered. He meets Nellie Forrester and thinks he can let it go for her.
But how can you love someone when the wounds from your past are still wide open?

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle: 

Big thankyou to Lila Felix for my review copy of Love and Skate, I love the cover it gave me a nice visual for Nellie.

Nellie and Owen are two people who have individually had their hearts broken by an ex. This story is told in alternating pov’s, which I enjoyed.

Nellie claims a different hair colour when the mood arises. She attracts Owen’s attention wearing smurfette blue...... and he is blown away.

I had never seen her before and I couldn’t for the life of me comprehend why. She was drop dead gorgeous with the most perfect pair of legs not to mention she had hair the color of a smurf’s ass.

I really liked Nellie’s style. She is a roller derby captain and she skates to win, often ending in injuries. I would have loved the roller derby to have been more in this story as it was an awesome idea for a character.

I found Nellie to be an eclectic character. Tattooed, pierced, works at Cindi’s Indie Bookstore, Captain of her roller derby team, doesn’t put out for the guys, goes to College and is a good student.

She works hard and plays harder.

Owen is big and muscle packed, he sports his own tattoos and piercings, and is studying to be a Marine Biologist. He comes from a very loving family of boys and parents who love each other. You really feel how much in this book, but they needed to sort some things out.

Owen blames himself. His past affected him greatly.

Nellie has her own family issues, namely her mother. I loved how well connected Nellie was with Sylvia.

I have my eye on Falcon too. I think he may have a story to tell us. 

Owen and Nellie both love with all their heart, and sometimes that isn’t enough.

“Tonight is the most beautiful I have ever seen you. And I’ve been blown away by your beauty a couple of times already.”

As the reader we watch these two sweet characters work through their demons and hope for that HEA. Their love is careful and hesitant but then it can escalate and ride a wave that comes crashing down.




Despite the odds, Reed Wolfe is making it, by the skin of her teeth. Her dreams and aspirations will have to wait until she can get on her feet. Because right now she’s homeless and churning on a downward spiral.

Falcon Black is existing. Not living, not thriving, just jutting along a path. But when he finds Reed, he can’t resist the urge to help her, lighten her load. But Falcon tends to go overboard, over the line, crossing boundaries he never thought he would and risking her trust in the process.

Can she accept his love or will it end up smothering her?

For the love of Blogger I could not get the image for the book # 2 to upload to blogger!

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  1. Roller derby. Brings back happy childhood memories for me. Its the reason why I learned how to use skates.

    1. I was an ice skater! Wet bums! Hows it going?


  2. Love the cover. Nellie looks and sounds like a girl that I would want to be friends with. Glad you enjoyed!

    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. This sounds great! I love the cover and the visual of Nellie. The idea of the roller derby. It's brutal and competitive and I'd love to read about a girl who loves it. Too bad it isn't more focused on in the book, but that's okay. Owen sounds like he more than makes up for it ;)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction


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