by Elizabeth Reyes
When two unlikely paths cross . . . compatibility seems improbable.
Adrift in a foul-mouthed world of ass kicking to survive life on the tough streets of Boyle Heights, Lila is anything but a refined girlie girl. Fighting tooth and nail for those she loves has left her with a chip on her shoulder as big as the gloves on her fists.
After years of being surrounded by glamorous glitzy women, Sonny didn’t even realize how much he’s yearned for someone of real substance. So, when he meets the unapologetic, sexy-as-hell Lila, her in-your-face candor awakens something in him he’s never felt before.
Despite Lila’s suspicions about Sonny’s intentions, the two begin a seemingly innocent, yet deliciously dangerous, online flirtation as his business keeps him away a lot.
The more their rapidly growing connection intensifies, the more Lila feels Sonny is too perfect to be true. But when she’s blindsided by the truth about who Sonny really is . . .
Compatibility suddenly feels impossible.
Yeah, if you’re into nerdy little bookworms with glasses so think they could see into the future.
I don’t think I’d ever felt the profound happiness I fell from just one of your kisses… Happiness is not a strong enough word. It’s kind of scary what I’m feeling.
She was just defending herself. It’s what you’re supposed to do. Granted, breaking your hand in three places because you’re beating on someone that hard is maybe going a little overboard.
Lila is my second time reading Ms. Reyes’s work and has earned her a spot on my permanent stalk/read list. Lila provided an interesting, thoughtful, and insightful read with subtle hits of humor, heavy hits of steam, and tons of drama. The characters were complex, well-drawn, intriguing, and endearingly flawed yet working toward betterment. The plot and storyline were entertaining, well-paced, engaging, and relevant. I relished the gradual yet positive evolution of the struggling main characters. Lila’s harsh life in the foster care system had turned her hard and bitter at a young age and left her with an explosive temper, short fuse, and a mercurial nature. She was extremely protective of her younger sister, Ali, who had been a frequent target of bullies due to her softer nature and someone odd appearance, and Lila quickly earned a troublesome reputation for violence and school expulsion in her sister’s defense or, more often than not, in seeking retribution, These tendencies and personal weaknesses continued to present her with challenges in adulthood, although she was not without awareness or insight into her own nature and attempted to be pro-active. However, once she catches the eye of an extremely handsome stranger, Lila’s life would never be the same.
About the Author
Elizabeth Reyes is a USA Today Best Selling Author of The Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, Fate and Desert Heat romance series.
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