Can two hearts be forged into one?
Cami Montgomery stole a car and smashed it into the front of a building in upscale Beverly Hills after a lousy date with the epitome of sleaze balls. The worst part, her parents are following through on threats after this latest plea for attention. Banished from her L.A. paradise and plunged into the Appalachian Mountains with her industrious aunt and uncle, Cami is about to find out how precious life really is.
Stockton Wright has been thrust into a hard life. He sacrifices everything to give his family and community what they need. He’s exhausted from life and work—and he’s only twenty four. What he needs is some change, and some sunshine. Even he will agree to that. He just doesn’t expect to find it in a stuck up, pompous, entitled Californian.
Cami bursts into Stockton’s life like wildfire, consuming all his thoughts and tangling him in her web. What starts out as a contentious rivalry evolves into a desire neither of them expected. When hammer meets metal, will they crack under pressure or be forged as one?
Cami and Stockton might just end up being exactly what the other one needs, but first their love will have to be drawn out in fire.
I went into this book expecting to find a lot of Overboard/Troop Beverly Hills style fish out of water hijinxs. And while there was some of that, at its core we find a poignant and sweet love story between two people trapped in their own purgatories.
I’ve been reading an increasing number of books lately that have been doing the his and her dual point of view and doing it well. This collaboration between Lila Felix and Rachel Higginson not only continues that trend but knocks it out of the park. Each point of view is written by a different author, but their styles blend together so well that if I hadn’t known ahead of time I don’t think I would have been able to tell you who was who.
“I’d been stupidly thinking about him all week and now I could just punch myself in the ovaries for it.”
I’d be very hard pressed not to spoil anything for you that hasn’t been teased out in the synopsis so I’ll just say. There will be laughter, there will be tears, things will probably get ugly. And that’s all just going to be from you while reading it!
Lila and Rachel are off to a wonderful start as this is just book #1 of the Forged in Fire series and this isn’t a book or series that you’re going to want to miss!
About the Authors
Lila Felix made the decision to write a book after being encouraged by friends. She is a stay at home mom to three wild children and three boisterous dogs and her high school sweetheart husband encourages her daily. Between writing books, she loves to read and watch sappy 80’s movies. Favorite things: ice cream, anything purple, roller derby and any kind of music she can get her hands on. If you’re looking for her, try looking in the swamp, she’s probably duct taping something under the shade of a Cypress tree.
Rachel Higginson was born and raised in Nebraska, but spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. But came back home to marry her high school sweetheart and now spends her days raising her big family. In those few spare moments she has, she is either reading or writing Young Adult Fiction.
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