Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review - LILA by Elizabeth Reyes

Lila (Boyle Heights #1)

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.

The first in my new series "Boyle Heights." A spin off of 5th Street. Will feature character crossings from other series'. Stay tuned to find out who Lila's love interest will be. ;)

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4 of 5 Stars

I first found Elizabeth Reyes with the 5th Street Series, so when I found out she was doing a spin-off I was all over it. As will all of her other books, the characters were easy to connect with and she draws you into the story. The book is filled with complex issues, humor and adventure, there never seems to be a dull moment.

Lila has had to be strong not only for herself but for her little sister for so long now it has become second nature. Boxing has never been on her radar, in fact she stayed as far away as possible thanks to the strains it had put on her family. When she finds herself working at the 5th Street boxing gym she decides training might give her an outlet for her anger. She loves the people she has become friends with at 5th Street. When she is approached by the owners of 5th Street to step onto Ladies boxing, she is very torn.

Sonny has gotten used to the life of fame but he has always felt that women only wanted him for that fame. Like many famous athletes he had come to believe he wouldn't find the right woman. When he see Lila at the bar, he is drawn to her, when he discovers she has not idea who he is, that draw is intensified.  

Will Lila give boxing a go? Can Lila and Sonny move past the misguided truths and see if they have what it takes. Will stardom and fame get in the way of something that could be wonderful?

Looking forward to what is coming next in the Boyle Heights Series.

*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***

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