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.
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Holly’s 4.5 Star Review
I am a big fan of Lila Felix’s work so of course I was very excited when I saw she was co-writing Striking. This is the first I’ve heard from Rachel Higginson but I will definitely be looking out for her books from now on. Striking is a fantastic book that had me hooked from page one. Told in dual POV we get inside the heads of both Cami and Stockton, and I absolutely loved them both.
Cami seemed like your typical rich, spoilt princess so stick her in a field full sheep and she’s bound to cause some comedy moments, and boy did she! She had me laughing plenty but she also tore at my heartstrings. People – especially her father – were horrible to her and I found myself crying along with her. She was at her best around Stock. I loved seeing how they interacted.
Stockton was perfect! I don’t think you will be able to read this and not love him. He’s just one of those characters that steals your heart right from the start. He’s such a great guy!! He’s been through a lot as well but he works his butt off to provide for his family and his. community.
About the last 30% didn’t seem to flow as good as the rest of the book which was a shame but it didn’t take away from the fact that the book and the story and the characters were all great. This is the first book in its series and I can’t wait for book #2.
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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.