Love and Skate by Lila Felix
Synopsis: On the rink she’s tough, she’s a leader, she’s fast and she’s the epitome of a rebellious girl. But Nellie’s been hurt, only once, but it was enough to make her look at life through different eyes and off the rink she’s a timid girl who loves with no pretenses.
A long time ago Owen Black was betrayed by the girl he thought he loved and the guy he called his best friend. The anguish set off a domino effect of negativity in his life and he never has fully recovered. He meets Nellie Forrester and thinks he can let it go for her.
But how can you love someone when the wounds from your past are still wide open?
Review by Wendy: Looking at Nellie you would never know that she is a lonely, timid girl. She’s a tough roller derby girl with pink hair (well, at least today. It could be purple tomorrow. Who knows?) that isn’t afraid of anything in the rink. Unfortunately, her ex-boyfriend broke her heart and she can’t get past it. Maybe that’s because her mother won’t let her forget what she “let” get away and keeps rubbing her nose in it. Owen’s best friend ran off with his girl and that sent him into a tailspin. He eased the pain with tattoos, piercings and all that went with it. When the two meet they instantly are attracted to one another and within days they are in love. This is a sweet story and it involved just enough drama to keep me reading. I have been a mystery type of girl for a long time and I have recently stepped outside of my comfort zone and discovered that I do like YA romance. This one was a little too lovey dovey for me, however. I still enjoyed it and if you love HEA, then this one is for you! 4 stars!