Monday, September 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Striking by Lila Felix and Rachel Higginson

Blog Tour: Striking by Lila Felix and Rachel Higginson



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.~Goodreads

Striking is perhaps one of the few times I understood the meaning of the connection between the two love interests. Lila Felix and Rachel Higginson did a wonderful job

demonstrating the connection between Stockton and Cami. I didn’t shake my haed at Cami when she talked about not being able to live without him. Because I understood. I think I fulle grasped what Stockton meant to Cami and vice versa.

Cami starts out as a self destructive cry-for-help self entitled brat. But is that what she really is? How much of that is to blame on her upbringing? You can’t blame a hamster for acting like a hamster. So though she wasn’t the most lovable person I found I had a bit of a soft spot for her. And she was so eager to please that you couldn’t stay mad at her for long.

Stockton is another story. He is sweet, protective, loving, caring. He wants nothing more than to provide for his family. And in the process he has had to grow up quickly and has carried around quite a lot of misplaced guilt. And somewhere in there he started to be a real jackmouth to certain blonde newcomers. And though he has made a 180 it took my a minute to fully warm up to him. But now that I have he is a great guy.

This book has some great secondary characters and some bad ones but they all serve a purpose so just keep trucking when the going gets tough. Willa in particular is awesome. The rest of the factors were good too, the writing style, the language. There were a lot of suggestive comments and innuendos that I could have lived without but overall, a good read.


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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