Monday, August 26, 2013

Rain's Reviews: Caught in a Jam by Lila Felix

Caught in a Jam by Lila Felix

Caught In A Jam (Love and Skate, #4)
I’ve loved her since we were kids. But loving someone gets tough when they don’t love you back.

Nixon Black has made mistakes. He made one mistake that would change his life forever. Now he’s working and in school—and he’s got a three year old. He gave up dating when Scout was born, but every night he retreats to another life in his mind, one he could’ve had with her.
Journey spent her formative years on the arm of any boy that didn’t expect anything out of her. She was hiding from the one person who did expect something in return—Nixon. Years after being cheated on and dumped for the last time, she takes a job at a daycare center where there’s a genius of a ginger haired girl whose last name is Black.
But the roles have been reversed and Journey is no longer Nixon’s first priority. Can he make room for the new Journey? And when he does, will he be able to forgive the old one?



Caught in a Jam is the fourth installment of the Love and Skate series. Nixon and Journey are a trip and the little spit-fire of a daughter Nixon has really brings so much light to the book. It is a roller coaster of a relationship for Nixon and Journey and Lila Felix kind of goes against her MO. In a lot of Lila’s books you can tell from the start that the relationship will work and everyone lives happily ever after -and I absolutely love it- but after Nixon and Journey’s history, hopes, and insecurities will they still be able to make it work?

This isn’t the first time we’ve met Nixon. If you’ve read Down ‘n Derby you started making a bond with him and got a glimpse into his romantic struggles. So you go into this book with a bit of background knowledge and in no time at all you absolutely love him. Mixon is so strong and responsible. He is that strong rock that any girl would need.

Journey’s had a life filled with a string of sorry excuses for boyfriends, lying family, and the rock of a friend that is Nixon. Journey is hopeful, and determined. She ets a wake up call and realises she wants more out of life than what she is giving herself. And when Journey sets her mind on something she will get it no matter what it takes.

Caught in a Jam may not be my favorite book by Lila but it still managed to steal my heart and play with it till the very end. You also get glimpses of the rest of the family through chapters in their point of view. This book was fantastic. So if for some reason you haven’t read this one or any of the series, stop depriving yourself and get on it!  


"Journey, look at me. I've been imagining you in my head all these years, here with me, when I allowed myself the indulgence, I don't want to waste a single second."

Scout: "Whats wrong, Honey? Did Daddy spank you?"
Nixon: "What? No! Honey is an adult, we don't spank adults."
"Well..." Maddox Chimed in.
Nixon: "I cut him off quick, "Don't say it Mad. Don't I have enough?"

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