June 08, 2015

Strike by Heather C Leigh ~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

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


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***

Review By: Kim

We all have regrets about our up bringing and maybe even hard 

feelings where our parents are concerned. But no one needs to be 

brought up the way Dax has been.

At 18, he's working through his last year of high school and 

working to keep his dad happy. Something he and his brothers have 

had to do from the time they were born. (Don't ask me where his 

mom is because all I got from the book is she was completely 


Bordering on abuse, Dax and his brothers are taught that fighting is 

a good thing. Using fists and rage to get ahead in life is the only 


4 ultimate rules. Must always be obeyed. And the fight must be 

won or there will be no reward. And the reward always involves 

getting naked with a woman. For an 18 year old young man....What 

a bargaining chip.

Kate has loved Dax from the age of 7. Now that she's older and a 

little wiser...Nope, he can still render her speechless.

But she's invisible to him. She always has been. Kate thinks she's 

plain and average and she plays soccer so she also knows her body 

is to 'sporty' to catch the eye of someone like Dax.

But then it happens and she completely captivates Dax.

There are trials. 

There is the life of an up and coming musician.

And there's trauma that takes Kate to a place she never thought 

she'd be.

But through it all, there's Dax and Kate.

Can they work through it all and come out the other side better?

Strike is a wonderful story and will touch your heart and make you 

gasp out loud.

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.

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About the Author:
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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