Title: The Second Jam
Author: Lila Felix
Source: eARC from author for review
*This is Book One of the Love and Skate spin-off series.*
For months, Cyrus Black has been in hiding. After ruining his cousin’s chances of college, he goes from job to job, from place to place, making sure he doesn’t have to face them—or himself.
Beatriz Morales is set. She has a plan, a schedule, and a dream. Life has thrown her a few curve balls, but nothing keeps a derby woman down.
She’d never admit it, but she’s stretched too thin. Something has to give.
Love doesn’t just choose a person to see our strengths—sometimes love chooses the person we trust with our weaknesses.
The choice is hers.
I for one am glad to be back in the derby world we all came to know and love in the LOVE AND SKATE series. Now the Black kids will have their time to shine. They are all grown up and ready for the real world. A world full of derby bouts, bruises, and hairy situations.
Nellie and Owen's son, Cyrus, has cut himself off from the family after a terrible downfall went down. A downfall that will grip at your heart strings when it is revealed. But Cyrus is definitely one of those characters that will stand out throughout the coming series ahead. Just like Owen did. Just like Falcon did as well. Readers are going to fall in absolute love with him and his laid back personality. Laid back...but oh so swoon worthy and sexy.
And not only will readers love Cyrus...but hearts are going to fall for Beatriz too. She is a no nonsense, take action kind of gal. A tough cookie. But deep inside she is full of love and has a giving heart. I loved her from the start! I loved her attitude and her spunk. Cyrus is definitely going to have his hands full with her.
The plot will pull you in, if the mere fact that this is a spin-off of one of the greatest stories ever told hasn't already. I was heartbroken for what the characters go through and even had to wipe a few tears away during a special time between Nellie and Beatriz. My heart was so full of emotion reading this wonderful read. Oh yes, it was good to be back.
THE SECOND JAM is a drop what you are reading kind of read! I wholeheartedly recommend it to any and all who love a sweet, clean story that will have you hooked from the start. Felix is a genius when it comes to romance and will have you swooning after her characters in no time flat. 5 Brilliantly Done Stars!