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striking coverAuthor: Lila Felix, Rachel Higginson
Title: Striking
Published On: January 10, 2014
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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.


First I want to talk about things that I liked about the book. This book has features that I really enjoy in a book – including having chapters that are written in the point of view of each the main characters. This is only the 2nd book I have read, that I can recall that is written by two different authors. Such amazing talent these ladies have. The words flow together to me flawlessly, you could not tell it was written by two different people. I find that really cool. Before I ever read a book written by different authors, I always thought it would not make any sense and would not flow since each author has their own style. The next thing that I really like about the book is the way things are described. It’s done so well I can just picture Stockton and Cami in mind mind.

Even though I was liking the book and the story from the beginning. I have to admit at first I did not like Cami at all. I did not really care for Stockton also. Cami seemed so selfish and bratty it rubbed me the wrong way. Stockton seemed so distant it made it hard to like him. As I got to know them more I began to like them.

As I was reading on, I started to actually feel for Cami. It brought tears to my eyes when she called her dad wanting to talk and he told her “You know, you never see how you’re the problem, how you’re the one causing all the conflict” This really made me feel for her because it gave me a glimpse into how she must be feeling. Was her being bratty and selfish because others expected her to live up to their standards and did not see her for the person she really was? Also as I moved further in the story, I began to see the sassy side of her and I liked that. One of my favorite Cami quotes is “I could just punch myself in the ovaries for it.”

The ending of this book was very satisfying!

I would defiantly read more books written by these two lovely ladies!

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