Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Caught in a Jam by Lila Felix


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?

4.5 star review by Jennifer Skewes 

The Love and Skate series by Lila Felix just keeps getting better and better.  I loved Nixon in Down N' Derby and could not wait for his story.  And once again Lila Felix does not disappoint. Now Falcon is still my #1 but Nixon is a really close 2nd.  Don't get me wrong I love all the boys of the Black family, but Nixon is just amazing!

We last saw Nixon traveling across the country helping Maddox look for his dad, but since then he has experienced his own loss.  He lost his mother in the most unthinkable way and has used alcohol, drugs and women to help deal with the pain.  But one day as life throws yet another curve ball his way he answers the door to find that one of his "one night stands" is now pregnant with his child and she wants nothing to do with it.  Nixon decides to straighten out his life and get back on track and take care of his daughter.  His daughter, Scout, is now 3 years old.  Nixon has become a responsible father whose daughter is his number one priority.  He has given up on dating, drinking and drugs.  But there is one person that is always on his mind and her name is Journey.  

Journey and Nixon were best friends growing up, but she left to go to college years ago, leaving Nixon behind.  She has gone from one bad relationship to the next and is now back home trying to move on from her last relationship.  Journey has always thought of Nixon and realized after failed relationships that Nixon is the one she was meant to be with, the person that she truly loves.  But it's been a few years since she has seen Nixon and not sure how he will react to seeing her after all this time.  As fate will have it Nixon and Journey are connected in a way that is unexpected.  Journey has a chance encounter with Scout and comes to the conclusion that Nixon has moved on, and as much as it hurts she also knows that she needs to see him and tell him how she feels.  When Journey and Nixon finally see each for the first time in years, will Journey finally tell him how she feels about him?

Nixon is sweet, caring, smart, witty and very sexy.  He has put all his efforts into raising his daughter and has given up any social life that he had.   But he wouldn't change it for the world.  His relationship and the way he is with Scout is so adorable.  She is a mini Nixon and you will completely fall in love with her.  Nixon has always loved Journey, even when she was dating loser after loser and crying on his shoulder afterwards.  Unfortunately for him she only saw him as a friend and nothing more.  But that never stopped the feelings he had for her.  But now he has the chance to finally be with Journey, but his daughter comes first and the only way he can be with her is if she is all in.  Journey realizes how much she missed being with Nixon and it took her moving away to realize that she loved him.  That Nixon was always the guy for her.  She is willing to give it her all and be with him.  But giving it her all means accepting him and his daughter and the baggage that goes with it.  Will journey be able to handle it and will Nixon get his happily ever after with the only girl he has ever loved?

Journey and Nixon were so amazing and cute together.  The way she fell in love and took care of Scout was adorable.  They took it slow for Scout's sake, which I loved but they both realized how much they loved each other and how much they wanted to be together.  Nixon has been raising his daughter for the past 3 years with the help of his "brothers" and their wives and now he is bringing a new woman into the family.  So it is only natural that some may be a little wary of her in the beginning but she fit in perfectly.  Scout loved her and some of the scenes with her were adorable.  I loved that the Black family was still just as involved.  As always they came together as a family and were always there for each other.  There was a particular scene with Nixon and Storey that melted my heart.  Did I mention how incredibly sweet and sexy Nixon was?  Well he is and between the relationship and bond he has with his daughter and the love he has for Journey he will have you swooning.  Caught in a Jam is another wonderful journey into the world of the Black family.  I honestly love this series. Lila Felix writes in a way that you feel like you are a part of this amazing family.  You will love Nixon and Journey's story and want nothing more than for Nixon to finally get the whole family that he deserves.  Another wonderful job by Ms. Felix!


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