Saturday, March 2, 2013

Blog Tour: How it Rolls by Lila Felix - Review, Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for How it Rolls (Love and Skate #2) by Lila Felix.  The tour is hosted by Mandy at I Read Indie.  You can check out the rests of the stops on the tour here.  My stop today features a review, and a tour-wide giveaway, which you can enter below.  Thanks for stopping by!



Title:  How it Rolls
(Love and Skate #2)
by: Lila Felix
Published:  February 11, 2013
Synopsis:  Despite the odds, Reed Wolfe is making it, by the skin of her teeth. Her dreams and aspirations will have to wait until she can get on her feet. Because right now she’s homeless and churning on a downward spiral. 

Falcon Black is existing. Not living, not thriving, just jutting along a path. But when he finds Reed, he can’t resist the urge to help her, lighten her load. But Falcon tends to go overboard, over the line, crossing boundaries he never thought he would and risking her trust in the process. 

Can she accept his love or will it end up smothering her?

My Thoughts:  How is rolls is such a great romance.  To look at the cover of the book and see this guy with a Mohawk and tats, you would think he was some tough rebel guy, but in realty Falcon Black is one of the sweetest guys ever.  He may have a rough exterior, but he has a heart the size of Texas.  After being wounded by an old girlfriend, Falcon has pretty much given up the dating scene, throwing himself into his work.  He's a business and accounting major, and is very good at it, managing the books for his family's restaurant and his bother and sister-in-law, Owen and Nellie's book store.  Nellie is also Falcon's best friend.  When Falcon finds out Nellie has hired a new employee, Reed Wolfe, and prepares to have Reed fill out the necessary paperwork, the last thing he expected was to see a girl, much less a beautiful girl, a girl that immediately captures his heart.

What Falcon doesn't know, is that when Reed sees him, she is crushing on him big time also.  Reed is 18 years old, has tangerine orange hair, and has grown up in foster care ever since her parents died when she was 11 years old.  At the age of 18, when her foster parent's could no longer get money for her, she was kicked out on the street.  Now, barely scraping by, she is too proud to tell anyone that she doesn't have anywhere to live, and is also very cautious about getting too close people.  Despite all of this Reed and Falcon grow closer, the attraction between them undeniable.  Falcon's biggest "drawback," if you can call it that, is doing too much for people he loves, and though he is very careful, he really goes overboard with Reed.  He tries to keep things on the down low, but secrets always have a way of coming out, and when Falcon confesses something he has done for Reed, it pushes her over the edge and she runs.  The question is will she every come back?   

I really love How it Rolls.  It is such a sweet romance.  Lila Felix has the theme of he roller derby going in this book, with Reed joining Nelli'es roller derby team, which I really enjoyed.  Of course Nellie is a hoot and keeps you laughing also.  I just fell in love with Falcon.  I love a guy with tats, but a Mohawk and pierced tongue have never been my thing, that is until I got to know Falcon, and it totally works for him.  He is such a hottie.  I liked the way the relationship progressed between Falcon and Reed.  Even though it was a instant attraction, the love and romance grew over time, and the romance was really sweet.  The story progressed at a great pace and is told from mainly Falcon's point of few, though there are several chapters from Reed's point of view also. 

This is the second book in Lila Felix's Love and Skate series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.  If you love romance, then How it Rolls is a sweet, clean, feel-good romance with a different and creative twist.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.  

Links for Lila Felix:

Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads

How it Rolls:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble

Love and Skate:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble



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14 comments:

  1. This is the second glowing review I've read for How it Rolls. It really seems that Felix did a great job w/the romance and the characters. Great review, Ellen!

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    1. I was really surprised by this book ( in a good way). It wasn't what I was expecting at all and I really enjoyed it.

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  2. thanks for helping in the tour!! great review!!

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    1. Thanks for having me. I really enjoyed it.

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  3. Awesome review! I have her books on my TBR list :)

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  4. I love this review! I have both of these books and I am so excited about reading them now. I agree that the cover on this one is deceiving, I would never guess that the guy on the front was a sweetheart. :)

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    1. I hope you love them. Can't wait to hear what you think. I would have never guessed by the cover what an awesome guy Falcon really is either.

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  5. I read perchance and loved it!

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    1. I haven't read that one yet, but I plan to. Glad you loved it.

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  6. Haven't read any of her novels but have a few on my to read list (: would love to read this one!!!

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    1. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more of her novels.

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  7. I did purchase Emerge a while back but haven't read it yet.

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    1. I haven't read that one yet either, but I hope to soon.

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