Happy 4th Of July! Today on A Diary Of A Book Addict we have one of my all time favorite authors Lila Felix!
Anguish was the status quo, until she walked in.
Breaker James Collins is confined in a prison of his own making. Scarred doesn’t begin to define his hell since finding out his girlfriend had cheated, stolen, and lied two years ago. It led to a single event—one that would blacken his days and his nights from then on. Since then, he hasn’t left his house, crippled by fear of people and any social interaction.
Ashland talks too much and has the voice of a meth-laden prairie dog, or so she’s always been told. She’s been called annoying and irritating all of her life and gave up on having friends for a long time. College has given her a new lease on a social life and she’s embraced who she is. But now she’s waiting for the one guy who can take her breath away and put up with her antics.
A simple note pinned to a corkboard will lead Ash right to Breaker’s solitary world and she will learn that just because a guy doesn’t fit her ideal, doesn’t mean she won’t fall head over feet in love.
5 of 5 Breaker James and Ashland
Lila Felix has done it again! Man she never ceases to amaze me by her writing. I swear with each book she gets better and better because I open up to the first page and I am instantly HOOKED! My heart starts pumping fast the adrenaline kicking into over drive because I know I am in for one hell of a roller coaster ride! In AngiSH we get to see a love story unfold right before your eyes. You get the good the bad and the ugly and then the ultimate is the ending which I will not say because HOLY BREAKER JAMES you are the man! I give kudos to Lila for AnguiSH because she did something very unique with this story and that is the main character is a guy who is the broken one to the point where he can't see straight. I loved how Lila introduces us in the prologue to Breaker and everything that happened to him to make him who he is and why. God I just loved it because you don't get to see the breakdown of a guy often because it is always skimmed over but no way Lila brought it to the front and proceeded to bring it home!
Breaker James is broken. He was in a relationship that he thought was going good and then went south really fast. The girl broke his heart and in his anger he had a massive panic attack. He had been having them all along but small ones so he thought it was just stress until he found out the truth about his then girlfriend Holly. Once Breaker had the massive panic attack and landed in the hospital he stopped going out. As a matter of fact Breaker stopped living. He no longer went outside or went to school or went out with friends. He started doing everything from the confines of this house. His mother feed up with his antics decides he needs a maid because the house is a mess and it is not helping him. So she puts up an add on campus to see if she can get a live in maid for Breaker. At least that way he can live in a clean house instead of the filth he is living in not helping his panic attacks.
Ashland is not your average college girl. She has suffered some things in her life and she is an awkward girl. She talks to much and she annoys the hell out of people. Her only true friend is her roommate whom she is going to have to leave soon because her father's business is not doing well so she has to move out of the dorms. Desperate to find an apartment Ash looks for a job and stumbles across the add for a live in maid. She is excited because she will be able to save money if she gets the job and still stay in school. Her dream is to be a Veterinarian and she is determined to see it through. When she goes to the interview Breaker does not open the door for her at first and his mother threatens him to open the door. When he first sees her he is captivated by her looks and her smell. But he is weary because of his panic attacks. He knows no good can come from liking a girl like Ash but he has his fantasies.
At first when Ash starts her job Breaker is a total ass to her and she takes it in strides. Soon Ash is breaking down all the walls Breaker has put up and he slowly starts to see that the panic attacks can be minimal. As their friendship grows so does their love for each other and what unfolds in this book is the most beautiful love story I have ever read. Lord I cried like someone died that is how much I loved loved this story! Thank you Lila for giving us Breaker James! He is the man!
About the Author:
Lila Felix lives in the swamps of Louisiana with her husband and three boisterous children. She loves coffee, anything cinnamon and loves to cook. She is a big roller derby fan. When she's not writing, she's watching 80's movies, reading, and collecting duct tape.
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