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Caught in a Jam

(Love and Skate #4)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  458 ratings  ·  47 reviews
I’ve loved her since we were kids. But loving someone gets tough when they don’t love you back.

Nixon Black has made mistakes. He made one mistake that would change his life forever. Now he’s working and in school—and he’s got a three year old. He gave up dating when Scout was born, but every night he retreats to another life in his mind, one he could’ve had with her.

Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Rebel Writer Productions, LLC
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Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
♥4-4.5 Stars!♥

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Lila Felix ‘Love and Skate’ series is one of my favorite sweet, ya series. These books always put a huge smile on my face. Just some really enjoyable reads!

Nixon and Journey were best friends growing up. He’s been in love with her for as long as he could remember. But she never felt the same. After every breakup, Nixon was there. No matter what happened, Nixon was there. When Journey went off to college with a boyfriend, it was hard on Nixon. Then his mom died. He was alone. He w
Shelly Crane
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books
Nixon, Nixon, Nixon.
Awesome name, awesome dad, awesome book boy.

This sequel to Lila's series Love and Skate was just as amazing, if not more so, than the rest of the series. Each book is another brother\cousin's story. All the men are family centered and know how to treat a girl. Nixon was no exception.

Nixon isn't cocky, but he knows that he's a good looking guy. He went through a bout of jerkfaceness (New word!) that isn't described in the book in real time, but talked about. He had been in lo
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, arc, romance
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Amanda (Hootie) Clark

I am usually a sucker for sweetheart stories. Childhood, High School or otherwise but Caught IN A Jam isn't your ordinary sweetheart story. Nixon Black has been in love with Journey Holt for a long time. And for a long time he suffered in silence with his unrequited love while Journey cried on his shoulder about every other guy that broke her heart. After years of waiting for her to come to her senses Nixon decides to move on and try to live without her but he has a constant reminder of just how
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I’ve hung out with the Black family, but hopping in between the pages was just like coming home again. While this is the story of Nixon and Journey, everyone in the family plays a part with some wonderful announcements along the way. But one Black in particular steals the show, and her name is Scout!

While almost everyone gets a dose of drama, it doesn’t get overwhelming. There are also a few scenes that are sure to melt your heart. And if they don’t, well you might want
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was another fantastic ride from Lila Felix!
It's another FABULOUS 5 star READ by Lila Felix. I absolutely love this series. Caught in a Jam is book 4 in the Love and Skate Series. I have to say that each book just keeps getting better. I love the Black family. What I love about this book and the series is that this book was based around Nixon Black and Journey, but we also got so much of the other family members. It was great that Owen, Nellie, Falcon, Reed, Maddox, and Storey played such a huge part in this story. Each one of these books ...more
Christine Woo
Did I like this book? Nope. Did I love this book? Not even close!! You wanna know why? Because I freaking MORE than loved this book!!!!!!! There are no words to describe how much this book is loved by me!!! Lila Felix is my most favorite author ever! Why?! Well, isn't it kind of obvious? She writes the wittiest and lovliest books. She comes up with words like fantastical (which I think is creative and boss in its own self) and she puts so much love and emotion into her characters! I have read ev ...more
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's hard for me to express and explain my love for Lila and the Love and Skate Series. Lila's stories get better and better every time. Her talent is really beyond words and I don't think I can do her justice with just a simple review.

But I'm gonna try *wink*.............

What I liked:

Oh, Nixon! Oh, Journey! I can't believe what two incredible characters these are!! I love them both so much!

Nixon and Journey have known each other for a long time AND Nixon has been in love with her the whole tim
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, k-unlimited
Cute little story. I love these roller derby ladies.

Journey may not be roller derby but she sure is part of their extended family by way of Nixon.

To my recollection Nixon was only briefly touched on in past books. I definitely remember Brandy and the baby. He really stepped up and Scout is amazing. That little girl has everyone wrapped around her tiny little finger.

I enjoyed Journey but she really did seem like more of a supporting character. blog~
I did know what to expect going into this book. I've never read a Lila Felix book before today. I really loved it. This book was part of a series and it was book 4. I chose to start with 4 before I like this typical story line. Yes I've seen it before many times but this one was a 5 stars for me. I absolutely love the main and secondary characters. Of course little Scout stole the show. Adorable! I will definitely backtrack now and read this series from book 1.
Ashley Ulsch
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful story about how life changes people, second chances and of course Black family values! I absolutely loved this book. Very different than the others but in a very good way.
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The Love and Skate series by Lila Felix just keeps getting better and better. I loved Nixon in Down N' Derby and could not wait for his story. And once again Lila Felix does not disappoint. Now Falcon is still my #1 but Nixon is a really close 2nd. Don't get me wrong I love all the boys of the Black family, but Nixon is just amazing!

We last saw Nixon traveling across the country helping Maddox look for his dad, but since then he has experienced his own loss. He lost his mother in the mo
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Soon after losing his mother, Nixon tried desperately to booze (among other things) Journey out of his life and straight out of his mind. But a twist of fate has a girl at his front door declaring he is about to be a daddy and she wants nothing to do with it. Nixon immediately straightens out his life and focuses all his energy raising his daughter. Life is full of Scout, school, and work. No time to indulge in dating and partying. No, those days are long gone now.

Journey has jumped from one lo
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nixon lost his mom and then he kind of lost himself also. Nixon started boozing, taking drugs, as well as sleeping around. This was Nixon's way of trying to drown out all the guilt, grief, and pain he has been carrying around since the fateful night his mother took her life. During this time Nixon also shuts out his best friend Journey who he has loved forever. Trouble comes knocking on his door and literally bites him in the butt. A girl he had a one night stand with claims Nixon is going to be ...more
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing

"Caught in a Jam" is a beautiful testament to the power of true love enduring all tribulations. Again, Lila Felix magically weaves us into the the lives of her character's so the reader deeply feels a full range of emotions. Because of Lila's incredible talents, I feel like a member of the Black family & not an outsider looking in. I hope if you read the "Love & Skate Series" (or any of her other brilliant books!) you'll feel the same way! Ok so lets talk about the book!!

Nixon Black *sig
Dawn Strickland
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nixon = Unconditional Love!

Caught In A Jam is the 4th installment of the Love and Skate Series by Lila Felix and centers around the loyal and lovable Nixon Black. Nixon has only every loved one girl....Journey, his childhood friend. After Journey leaves for college and Nixon loses his mother, he tries to lose himself. He uses alcohol and women to fill the void that Journey has left in his heart. This results in an unexpected blessing by the name of Scout, Nixon's daughter and the other love of h
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
I love Lila Felix's books! I always start a review of her books by saying that so I thought I'd stay with what works.
Speaking of staying with what works, that is exactly what Lila Felix does in her Love and Skate series. They all follow a similar formula, but that doesn't mean that her writing is formulaic at all. If all her books consisted of a story about some womanizing jerk who meets a sweet innocent girl that he falls instantly in love with only to spend the rest of the book either fondling
Lindy Lu Reviews
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the final books in the Love & Skate series. I want to give a shout out to the author Ms. Lila Felix. She wrote a fabulous series that told the stories of each of the infamous gorgeous awesomely sweet Black boys!! I loved every story but my favorite had to be the very first one the story of Owen & Hellie Nellie. This entire series had amazing names; the names of those Black boys could have you swooning in no time but then the girls they are paired up with that just makes it ...more
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-hdx
~Arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review~

5 Beautiful Stars

Nixon and Journey were best friends growing up. He has been in love with her for as long as he can remember, but she didnt share the same feelings. Nixon was always there to pick up the pieces and be her rock after every failed relationship. When Journey follows her boyfriend to college, leaving Nixon heart broken. Then his mom dies. Nixon turns to alcohol, drugs and any woman he could find. Until a one night st
Ashley Carr
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lila Felix freaking rocks! All of her books are wonderful reads that draw you in and keep you glued to the pages. This series just keeps getting better and better. First there was Owen and Nellie. And they drew us in along with the side characters. When the second book came out I couldn't wait for Falcon and Reed but also knew we would get more Owen and Nellie. Loved that book too. When book three came out I was freaking bouncing in my seat for more of all the past characters but also for Maddox ...more
Rain Tyndale
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Caught in a Jam is the fourth installment of the Love and Skate series. Nixon and Journey are a trip and the little spit-fire of a daughter Nixon has really brings so much light to the book. It is a roller coaster of a relationship for Nixon and Journey and Lila Felix kind of goes against her MO. In a lot of Lila’s books you can tell from the start that the relationship will work and everyone lives happily ever after -and I absolutely love it- but after Nixon and Journey’s history, hopes, and in ...more
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure and when I say pleasure I do mean pleasure, hahaha... Of reading this book before it was released. What can I say, I love Lila to pieces. My only gripe Lila... I need MORE! Love ya Darlin'

Nixon, Nixon, Nixon... Where do I even begin with you. This story pics up Nixon, who is a cousin of the Black brothers, a few years after him and Maddox return from their little trip out west. Nixon introduces us to his little girl Scout whom I just adore!! She has such the personality that y
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crack
Lila did not disappoint and has outdone herself again! I LOVED this book. I read this in one day and could not put it down. Nixon is so southernly perfect!! He has charm, brains, manners and wit...he's great! After losing his mom Nixon dealt with life by drinking and drugging and that eventually that caught up with him. Welcome Scout. Scout is ADORABLE!!!! Pint size female version of Nixon, I couldn't wait to see what to hear what she said next.

Journey is sweet but I'm kinda skeptical of her, m
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really love this series! These Black men are amazing! I loved Nixon! He was so sweet and such an amazing dad! He and Journey were perfect together. And Scout was the sweetest little girl ever! I loved everything about this. I think of the Love & Skates series so far, this is my favorite!We were introduced to Rex who the next book about it, but don't know very much about him. I can't wait!

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Aug 05, 2013 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Kara

Love and Skate (Love and Skate, #1) by Lila Felix How It Rolls (Love and Skate, #2) by Lila Felix Down 'N' Derby (Love and Skate, #3) by Lila Felix Caught In A Jam (Love and Skate, #4) by Lila Felix False Start (Love and Skate, #5) by Lila Felix
No cliffhangers
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Another great addition to the Love and Skate series. I was really eager to read this one as Nixon's story was so different from everyone else's. It took me a chapter or two to figure out what was going on but once I did I couldn't help but love the story. I think this one has been my favourite so far apart from Nellie and Owen's story in the first book. Journey and Nixon's story was great and Scout was just awesome. Who has a three year old that knows (sort of) how to say narcoleptic? Anyway, th ...more
Cheri Varner
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is what's been missing. This was a good read from her and I finally figured out what was wrong with the others (not that they were bad). The were too young for the emotion and connection that they felt- or at least to me they felt that way. In this book Nixon and Journey were adults. Yes, in their early twenties, but they were still adults. They had both experienced life that allowed them to be the mature individuals that we saw and the whole story finally just fit together. I loved it. I l ...more
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series, its got to be one of my fave ones out there.

The story of Nixon, Journey and Scout was a beautiful one and I dare anyone to read it and not fall head over heels in love with all of them....especially Scout!!!

These books are written with so much heart and passion, you cant help but fall more and more into each one as the series goes along...

Looking forward to Rex's story next
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