Thursday, November 8, 2012

Love and Skate by Lila Felix

Goodreads description: 

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?

Mary's Review:

So, I know that y'all have seen my previous post of Lila Felix's other books, Emerge and Perchance, and how much I loved them.When she contacted me about this book I jumped at the chance.  However, there is a problem with this book that got me so upset at Lila.  I mean really upset!  Let me explain:  In Emerge she gave us Carlos and in Perchance she gave us Cooper.  Now, I was hoping to "downsize" my Fictional Boyfriend list.  Well, HOLY STARS Lila did not help with this goal of mine.  Because she wrote this amazing story and introduced me to Owen!! I swear Lila has such talented for writing amazing fictional boyfriend.

Best part of the book:  I love the whole story.  This is a very different read but with a great love story.  On the outside Nellie looks tough, with her blue hair, piercings and being a roller derby player.  However, she is not that girl at all.  She is sweet, kind and loves her friends.  The one thing that is missing is a boyfriend.  ENTER OWEN!! Oh, sexy, yummy OWEN!! I just love a fictional man with tattoos and  so sweet.  Owen  and Nellie both have a a lot of sadness in their past but still are both so kind. You can really tell they love and care for each other.  There are times when the past is too much.

Not so great part of the book:  *stomps foot* *crosses arms* *pouts* LILA MADE ME CRY! Right in the middle of my office at work.  I couldn't stop the tears!  Lila put a twist in the story I didn't see coming and I just busted into tears.  Just another reason why I should be upset with her! (I'm not really upset with her!  She is an awesome person)

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS:  This is a fantastic read and Lila Felix is such an talented and amazing story.  You will love this book and I cannot wait to see what she does next!

You can purchase the book here --->>> Love and Skate


  1. I'm looking forward to read it! :D
    Ahhhh,College takes my reading time!!

    1. I remember when college would take away from my reading time, too. =)

  2. Wasn't owen the best? Ugh! My stupid fat clogged heart!

    1. OMG!!! Hottie I love him ... like really love him!!!!!!!!!!