Love and Skate by Lila Felix
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?
I just finished reading Love and Skate, and I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVED it! I am a bit picky on giving out 5 stars, but this one totally deserves the 5 stars!
I just adore the characters Nellie and Owen. I loved how they met and how their relationship developed. Such a wonderful love story. My heart broke for them as Owen had to deal with his past and finally heal from it before they had their happy ending. I just adore how Nellie is not afraid of being herself and her wild crazy hair colors.
This book has something I love in books, it has the point of view of the two main characters. I love that with books because, I love to be able to see what each is thinking and feeling. For me that makes the book more intriguing because you get more than one point of view. When a book is in the view of only one of the main characters, that feels one sided to me. So I love getting the dual point of views.
I love so much that Nellie has a great relationship with Sylvia. So amazing that she found a mom in her, since she really did not have a good mom figure in her life. I love how Owen’s family takes Nellie in as one of their own and loves and accepts her for her.
WTG Lila, Thank you for such an amazing book!
(5 / 5)
This book should be rated PG for an abundance of make out sessions and cheesecake. Especially the cheesecake.
We get to enjoy the ride as Nellie and Owen, both broken in their own way literally collide into each others lives. Nellies tough girl exterior crumbled like a house of cards when Owen “The Giant” Black showed up in her life. And Owens lack of interest in anyone went right out the window when she caught his eye.
I enjoyed the dual perspective in this book, especially in the beginning as they kind of danced around each others lives, interested but not knowing who the other was.
Another thing I really loved about this book is Lila Felix always manages to create these vibrant family relationships good or bad. And the Black family is one of the really good ones. I can move in right? I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.
What didn’t I like? OMG do people really text like that? I wanted to run over, take their phones and spike them like I just made a touchdown!
A sweet romance, just enough drama to keep things interesting, and a whole lotta swoon? What’s not to love!?