ARC Review and Blog Tour for Heather C. Leigh’s Strike


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Meet Dax & Kate in the newest standalone in the Sphere of Irony Series.


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Dax Davies has one job to fulfill in the Davies household. Earn money at the family business. The problem is that the family business was illegal underground fighting.

From a young age, Dax and his brothers are groomed to become money earners in their father’s club. Broken bones and bruises are commonplace. Their father pits the brothers against each other to ‘toughen them up’ for the ring, using his rules to bend his sons to his will. His future is in the cage, not on stage where he dreams of making music.

Kate Campbell loves one thing in life. Well, two. Soccer and Dax Davies. Growing up in the poorest part of London, soccer is her personal escape from reality and from the fact that Dax doesn’t seem to know she exists. She figures if she can be good enough at soccer, maybe she can get away from Hackney, and leave the poverty behind.

Kate doesn’t plan on ever getting to know Dax as more than a passing acquaintance. In fact, she isn’t meant to go with her friend to Dax’s father’s business, but that one night changes everything.

***This is book 2 in the Sphere of Irony Series. It can be read as a standalone. This is a spin-off of the Famous Series***

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Excerpt. Dax and Kate’s 1st kiss. Kate’s POV.

Before I can blink, Dax’s huge, calloused hands are framing my face and his mouth brushes across mine. At first it’s just a whisper, a tease, the contact barely there. Then, I hear him inhale sharply and his lips press down forcefully, melding with mine, urging me to open up with quick flicks of his tongue. I melt against his solid body as he dominates the kiss, completely under his spell to do with as he wishes. It seems to go on and on—a small slice of paradise in this blighted spot of East London.

When he finally pulls back, greedily stealing a few more nips at my mouth, he closes his eyes and moans. “I knew you’d taste like heaven. You’re an angel, I just knew it.” His voice is so quiet I wonder if he meant to say it out loud.

Naturally, I stand there like an idiot, saying nothing… doing nothing. I’ve been kissed into complete stupidity.

Dax swipes the pad of his thumb over my damp lips. “See you at school tomorrow.” Without giving me a single hint of what he’s thinking, he turns and leaves. I touch my mouth, running a finger over the same spot Dax touched. My heart leaps into my throat, fluttering so fast I fear it may explode.

Great. I’m ruined. My first kiss and it was nothing less than brilliant. Dax Davies just ruined me for every other man from now until the day I die.

My Review

I hate rules. I really do. I understand their place, but sometimes they just suck. Dax Davies has grown up in a house filled with rules; but they are not enforced to better him as a person. Nope, they are there so that Dax’s Dad can create little money-making fighting machines. That dude is a prick.

Poor Kate must put up with everything the rules have done to Dax, and let me tell you, some of it ain’t pretty. Kate has crushed on Dax forever and when he finally see past the end of his nose to find this person who is beautiful inside and out, what does he do? Fucks it up of course!

At first, I thought Strike was going to be a cute little YA/NA with some cool rocker stuff mixed in. When will I learn my lesson and stop guessing? WHEN?! Strike is an impassioned adventure filled with personal growth, emotional upheaval, frightening circumstances, and the best “will they/won’t they?” I have read in a while. Heather C. Leigh has created characters so wonderfully flawed that you cannot help but connect with them deeply and that includes secondary and peripheral characters as well. I highly recommend Strike to anyone who enjoys being completely lost in a book. 4 cups.

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About the Author:

Heather C Leigh

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After growing up in New England, I currently live just outside Atlanta, GA.

I love the Red Sox and hate the Yankees.

I love hot, sexy romance novels, but hate long, drawn out misunderstandings as a plot line.

I love book series, but hate cliffhangers.

I love alpha males, but hate when they borderline on abusive.

Mostly? I love love love chocolate.

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