Blog Tour - 2023, New Adult, Sports Romance, Year of Releases - 2023, Year of Reviews - 2023

Blog Tour – Ice Burn by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: January 10

Ice Burn (Lakeshore U, #1)

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rixon Raider series comes a brand new sports romance series. Lakeshore U, where hockey is religion, and the players are gods. Are you ready to fall in love with a Laker?
When Dayna Benson moves home, she doesn’t expect to feel so torn. On the one hand, she’s glad to be back in Dupont Beach. But it means parting ways with her boyfriend and facing ghosts she thought she’d left behind.

Enter Aiden Dumfries.

Arrogant. Angry. With enough attitude to freeze over Lake Erie, he’s determined not to let anyone help him.

When he finds himself exiled to the small coastal town after a scandal that could ruin his hockey career before it gets started, his plans for summer break are dashed.

He’s Lakeshore U’s bad boy on the ice. She’s sunshine, smiles, and something that feels a lot like hope.

But can Dayna melt Aiden’s heart?

Or will she end up burned?

* Ice Burn is a standalone introductory novel set in the Lakeshore U series.

Grab Your Copy Here!

Meet L.A. Cotton

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!

2023 New Release/Release Day, New Adult, Sports Romance, Year of Releases - 2023, Year of Reviews - 2023

New Release – Ice Burn by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: January 10

Ice Burn (Lakeshore U, #1)

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rixon Raider series comes a brand new sports romance series. Lakeshore U, where hockey is religion, and the players are gods. Are you ready to fall in love with a Laker?
 
When Dayna Benson moves home, she doesn’t expect to feel so torn. On the one hand, she’s glad to be back in Dupont Beach. But it means parting ways with her boyfriend and facing ghosts she thought she’d left behind.

Enter Aiden Dumfries.

Arrogant. Angry. With enough attitude to freeze over Lake Erie, he’s determined not to let anyone help him.

When he finds himself exiled to the small coastal town after a scandal that could ruin his hockey career before it gets started, his plans for summer break are dashed.

He’s Lakeshore U’s bad boy on the ice. She’s sunshine, smiles, and something that feels a lot like hope.

But can Dayna melt Aiden’s heart?

Or will she end up burned?

* Ice Burn is a standalone introductory novel set in the Lakeshore U series.

Grab Your Copy Here!

Meet L.A. Cotton

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life. 

To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!  

Review
Book Reviews, New Adult, Sports Romance, Year of Reviews - 2023

Review – Ice Burn by L.A. Cotton

Ice Burn; Lakeshore U #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: January 10, 2023

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Sports/Opposites Attract Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
I was not expecting this book to be as sweet as it was. I’m totally in love with the beginning to this new Lakeshore U series and I can hardly wait to see where the rest of the series goes.

Both Aiden and Dayna have been living in place where they are trying to escape their pasts. Dayna has been grieving her brother and Aiden has been trying to outrun his father’s history. On paper they shouldn’t work, but in person they bring out the best in each other. It was a great relationship to watch blossom.

Their relationship is certainly not one without hardship, but in the end they are the kind of couple that others strive to be. I love how sweet Aiden really is, given how Dayna is his first real relationship and while she did have a long term boyfriend before him, she wasn’t exactly in the right headspace until Aiden landed on her beach. I can’t wait to see them pop up as the series continues. I’m completely smitten by these two.

Synopsis:
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rixon Raider series comes a brand new sports romance series. Lakeshore U, where hockey is religion, and the players are gods. Are you ready to fall in love with a Laker?

When Dayna Benson moves home, she doesn’t expect to feel so torn. On the one hand, she’s glad to be back in Dupont Beach. But it means parting ways with her boyfriend and facing ghosts she thought she’d left behind.

Enter Aiden Dumfries.

Arrogant. Angry. With enough attitude to freeze over Lake Erie, he’s determined not to let anyone help him.

When he finds himself exiled to the small coastal town after a scandal that could ruin his hockey career before it gets started, his plans for summer break are dashed.

He’s Lakeshore U’s bad boy on the ice. She’s sunshine, smiles, and something that feels a lot like hope.

But can Dayna melt Aiden’s heart?

Or will she end up burned?

* Ice Burn is a standalone introductory novel set in the Lakeshore U series.

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Cover Reveal – Ice Burn by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: January 10

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rixon Raider series comes a brand new sports romance series. Lakeshore U, where hockey is religion, and the players are gods. Are you ready to fall in love with a Laker?
When Dayna Benson moves home, she doesn’t expect to feel so torn. On the one hand, she’s glad to be back in Dupont Beach. But it means parting ways with her boyfriend and facing ghosts she thought she’d left behind.
Enter Aiden Dumfries.
Arrogant. Angry. With enough attitude to freeze over Lake Erie, he’s determined not to let anyone help him.
When he finds himself exiled to the small coastal town after a scandal that could ruin his hockey career before it gets started, his plans for summer break are dashed.
He’s Lakeshore U’s bad boy on the ice. She’s sunshine, smiles, and something that feels a lot like hope.
But can Dayna melt Aiden’s heart?
Or will she end up burned?
* Ice Burn is a standalone introductory novel set in the Lakeshore U series.

Pre-Order Your Copy Here!

Add to Series to your Goodreads TBR List! 

Meet L.A. Cotton

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!  

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Blog Tour – These Defiant Souls by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: October 25

A brand-new story from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, set in the angsty and gritty Darling Hill series.

 

Celeste Rowe is lucky.

 

At least, that’s what everyone thinks. Rich, beautiful, and smart, she has it all.

She knows one thing though: the heart is a treacherous thing.

It wants what it wants. You can try to fight it. Ignore it. But in the end, it’ll ruin you.

Zane Washington is doomed.
 

At least, that’s what it feels like. Poor, cynical, and desperate, he’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.

He knows one thing though: the heart is a treacherous thing.

It wants what it wants. You can try and resist it. Avoid it. But in the end, it will break you.

On paper, they couldn’t be more different. But Celeste and Zane are about to discover that, sometimes, the very thing you shouldn’t want, is the only thing you need.

And maybe it’s time for love to defy the odds. 
 
*𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

Buy Your Copy Here!

Meet L.A. Cotton

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!  

2022 New Release/Release Day, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – These Defiant Souls by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: October 25

A brand-new story from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, set in the angsty and gritty Darling Hill series.

 

Celeste Rowe is lucky.

 

At least, that’s what everyone thinks. Rich, beautiful, and smart, she has it all.

She knows one thing though: the heart is a treacherous thing.

It wants what it wants. You can try to fight it. Ignore it. But in the end, it’ll ruin you.

Zane Washington is doomed.
 

At least, that’s what it feels like. Poor, cynical, and desperate, he’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.

He knows one thing though: the heart is a treacherous thing.

It wants what it wants. You can try and resist it. Avoid it. But in the end, it will break you.

On paper, they couldn’t be more different. But Celeste and Zane are about to discover that, sometimes, the very thing you shouldn’t want, is the only thing you need.

And maybe it’s time for love to defy the odds. 
 
*𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

Buy Your Copy Here!

Meet L.A. Cotton

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

To learn more about L.A. and her books, visit here!  

Review
Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – These Defiant Souls by L.A. Cotton

These Defiant Souls; Darling Hill #3
(#3 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: October 25, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Opposites Attract/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Angsty and raw with lots of teenage emotion. It’s opposites attract at its best.

Zane is a wounded animal, in theory, lashing out at everyone around him, well, everyone except his Grams. His Grams his is entire world, the woman who raised him when his mother left, his father leaving before he was ever born. With his grandmother’s failing health Zane isn’t looking toward the future knowing he will take care of her the same way she took care of him. With all of his friends soon heading off to college he knows he will be left behind and seeing someone like Celeste who has both parents, money, and a future…he lashes out, over and over and over again. If he only didn’t want her while he was also trying to get rid of her maybe he wouldn’t feel so terrible.

Celeste’s life isn’t all roses and sunshine. Money doesn’t instantly make everything better, nor does having two parents, they actually have to care. She is alone with no one to really talk to for most of the book and I felt for her numerous times. Celeste is probably the strongest female character I’ve ever read. As much as Zane tries to bring her down or push her away, she stays strong and never gives up or really inwardly puts herself down. I was constantly in awe of her. Personally I would have walked away numerous times, so I admired her courage to be so strong.

These two were more than grumpy/sunshine…Zane is so full anger, but he doesn’t know how to release it except when Celeste is near. She really just wants to help and pretty much can’t stay away, which is why she finds herself back in his presence over and over again, and a lot of it isn’t the attraction, but the basic need to help another human being.

I was a tad disappointed in some of the people in Celeste’s life as the story played out, but as the story came to a close I was happy at how everything turned out. I’ll be excited to see who comes next in this series because there are a few possibilities and just like with other Darling Hill characters, I’ll need updates on how everyone is doing.

Synopsis:

𝗔 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝘆 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝙐𝙎𝘼 𝙏𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗟 𝗔 𝗖𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗻!

Celeste Rowe is lucky.

At least, that’s what everyone thinks. Rich, beautiful, and smart, she has it all.

She knows one thing though: the heart is a treacherous thing.

It wants what it wants. You can try to fight it. Ignore it. But in the end, it’ll ruin you.

Zane Washington is doomed.

At least, that’s what it feels like. Poor, cynical, and desperate, he’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.

He knows one thing though: the heart is a treacherous thing.

It wants what it wants. You can try and resist it. Avoid it. But in the end, it will break you.

On paper, they couldn’t be more different. But Celeste and Zane are about to discover that, sometimes, the very thing you shouldn’t want, is the only thing you need.

And maybe it’s time for love to defy the odds.

* 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘡𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦 …
💔 High School Romance
💔 Enemies to Lovers / hate-to-love-you vibes
💔 Football / School Rivals
💔 All the Angst

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Blog Tour – Missed Notes by L.A. Cotton

MISSED NOTES (Rixon High #5) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: August 23rd

Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance/Brother’s Best Friend

Book 5 of the Rixon High series (standalone)

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Http://Books2read.com/rixonhigh5

Start the series FREE for a limited time!

Books2read.com/rixonhigh1

Add to Goodreads:

https://bit.ly/MNrixonhigh5

Blurb:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional brother’s best friend romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Sofia Bennet has always imagined a bright future ahead of her.

But sometimes, life has other plans, and suddenly, you’re walking a different path.

Cole Kandon has always sacrificed his dreams for others.

But sometimes, you have to go after them, consequences be damned.

While Cole is finally ready to fight for what he wants, Sofia is coming to terms with a revelation that changes everything.

He wants to be there for her.

She doesn’t want to burden him.

But they need each other more than they realize.

Senior year just got a whole lot more complicated, and with emotions running high, is their new relationship enough to save them?

Or will their love song fade out before it hits the final note?

Read Kay’s Review: Missed Notes

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:

Website: https://www.lacotton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton

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New Release – Missed Notes by L.A. Cotton

MISSED NOTES (Rixon High #5) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: August 23rd

Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance/Brother’s Best Friend

Book 5 of the Rixon High series (standalone)

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Http://Books2read.com/rixonhigh5

Start the series FREE for a limited time!

Books2read.com/rixonhigh1

Add to Goodreads:

https://bit.ly/MNrixonhigh5

Blurb:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional brother’s best friend romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Sofia Bennet has always imagined a bright future ahead of her.

But sometimes, life has other plans, and suddenly, you’re walking a different path.

Cole Kandon has always sacrificed his dreams for others.

But sometimes, you have to go after them, consequences be damned.

While Cole is finally ready to fight for what he wants, Sofia is coming to terms with a revelation that changes everything.

He wants to be there for her.

She doesn’t want to burden him.

But they need each other more than they realize.

Senior year just got a whole lot more complicated, and with emotions running high, is their new relationship enough to save them?

Or will their love song fade out before it hits the final note?

Read Kay’s Review: Missed Notes

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:

Website: https://www.lacotton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LACottonReadersGroup

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorlacotton

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorlacotton

B+M: https://bookandmainbites.com/authorlacotton

Goodreads: http://geni.us/T95Lbk

Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/lacotton

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Review – Missed Notes by L.A. Cotton

Missed Notes; Rixon High #5
(#5 within a series)

Publication Date: August 23, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/Sports Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Soooo many tears….I needed deep breaths and pauses just to keep reading.

We can all admit that teenage hormones amplify everything to the extreme, add in something that will alter the course of your life and it becomes an overload to any teenage system.

It’s probably why I love reading new adult books so much, the emotions are heightened, the actions are amplified, and everything is just bigger.

Cole and Sofia are thrown into a situation that very few teens have to face and given Sofe’s battle, it’s one that the author tackled with grace and a bucketload of tears.

Both Cole and Sofia have had a crush on one another for quite some time, but neither told the other nor reciprocated, due to one big obstacle…Aaron Bennet. He is Cole’s best friend and Sofe’s twin brother. He’s always been wedged between them and neither knew how to get around the big guy, but when things finally start happening in Sofia’s life that make it nearly impossible for Cole to look the other way they decide it was time for both of them to tell Aaron about their feelings and begin living their truth.

Without giving away the experience, I’m just going to say this; Cole is probably one if the best boyfriends in this series. Prepare to fall hard, but know that this story is also heartbreaking, not because of dumb teenage mistakes, or misspoken words, it’s on a totally different level when it came to pulling on my heartstrings. Family plays a big part in the book, not that they haven’t before, but I love how close these kids are to their parents and how the original Raiders have stayed close to make it one big family as the years have gone by.

This book will require lots of tissues so be prepared and stock up. I could have used wipers for my eyeballs so I could continue reading through the tears.

Missed Notes has one of the most emotional storylines, but the book was well worth it.

Synopsis:
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional brother’s best friend romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Sofia Bennet has always imagined a bright future ahead of her.
But sometimes, life has other plans, and suddenly, you’re walking a different path.

Cole Kandon has always sacrificed his dreams for others.
But sometimes, you have to go after them, consequences be damned.

While Cole is finally ready to fight for what he wants, Sofia is coming to terms with a revelation that changes everything.

He wants to be there for her.
She doesn’t want to burden him.
But they need each other more than they realize.

Senior year just got a whole lot more complicated, and with emotions running high, is their new relationship enough to save them?

Or will their love song fade out before it hits the final note?

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Blog Tour – Broken Ties by L.A. Cotton

BROKEN TIES (Rixon High #4) by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: May 19th
Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance/Childhood Friends to Lovers/Best Friend’s Brother
Book 4 of the Rixon High series (standalone)

AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Amazon US: amzn.to/3EQpNnj
Amazon UK: amzn.to/39c3SLv
Apple: apple.co/3rWfzMX
Kobo: http://bit.ly/3MBebr7
Nook: bit.ly/3MvVHYR

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/BTrixonhigh4

Blurb:
From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Poppy Ford has been in love with her best friend forever.
But she’s firmly in the friend zone and fears she may never get out.
Aaron Bennet has been dreaming of a football scholarship forever.
But he’s not the Rixon Raiders star player, and he never will be.

While Aaron is focused on proving himself, Poppy is hoping he’ll finally wake up and see what’s right in front of him.

He doesn’t want to lose his best friend.
She doesn’t want to lose senior year to a boy who doesn’t want her.
But fate has other ideas for them.

And when hearts get broken and dreams get shattered, will their friendship be strong enough to survive?
Or will the ties that bind them finally unravel?

Read Kay’s Review: Broken Ties

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
Website: https://www.lacotton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton
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2022 New Release/Release Day, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Broken Ties by L.A. Cotton

BROKEN TIES (Rixon High #4) by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: May 19th
Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance/Childhood Friends to Lovers/Best Friend’s Brother
Book 4 of the Rixon High series (standalone)

AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Amazon US: amzn.to/3EQpNnj
Amazon UK: amzn.to/39c3SLv
Apple: apple.co/3rWfzMX
Kobo: http://bit.ly/3MBebr7
Nook: bit.ly/3MvVHYR

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/BTrixonhigh4

Blurb:
From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Poppy Ford has been in love with her best friend forever.
But she’s firmly in the friend zone and fears she may never get out.
Aaron Bennet has been dreaming of a football scholarship forever.
But he’s not the Rixon Raiders star player, and he never will be.

While Aaron is focused on proving himself, Poppy is hoping he’ll finally wake up and see what’s right in front of him.

He doesn’t want to lose his best friend.
She doesn’t want to lose senior year to a boy who doesn’t want her.
But fate has other ideas for them.

And when hearts get broken and dreams get shattered, will their friendship be strong enough to survive?
Or will the ties that bind them finally unravel?

Read Kay’s Review: Broken Ties

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
Website: https://www.lacotton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton
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Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Broken Ties by L.A. Cotton

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Broken Ties; Rixon High #4
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: May 19, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Sports/New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A super, angsty slow burn between two best friends.

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to fall in love with not only your best friend, but the best friend that is so interwoven into the fabric of your lives that your parents are best friends, your friendship circle consists of each others friends, that everywhere you turn there is another reminder that if you take that leap and allow your heart to fall and it doesn’t work, there is no escape from the heartache? Yeah…that is the very precipice that Aaron Bennet and Poppy Ford stand upon.

Broken Ties is full of angst. A back and forth that if I was a teen, I’m not sure my own heart would have survived.  Aaron and Poppy grew up together, their parents are best friends, so these two have literally been side by side and formed their own deep friendship. It is only as they reached their teenage years, as the added hormones and body changes arose that feelings started to change, but neither really said or did anything until their senior year. It’s a preverbal straw breaking Poppy’s back that finally springs her into action and she decides that she is no longer going to wait on the sidelines for Aaron to notice her as more than just a friend as her senior year passed her by.

Poppy decides to go out with another boy who has shown interest in her. Finally deciding she’s had enough of waiting around for the one boy she’s ever loved to take notice of her. Eli is nice, sweet, funny, everything she could want, except at the end of the day he’s not Aaron. Doing her best to make the most of her last year in high school she’s determined to enjoy it, even if Aaron drives her crazy with his whiplash.

Does he take notice? Yes and no. He’s always noticed her, but remember my first paragraph. He has a really hard time with separating Poppy the girl he grew up with from the girl he is in love with. Aaron is a good kid and he really wants to do what is right, but sometimes the right thing is more of a detriment to his greater good. Aaron’s senior year is not going like he expected and I love this side of the story that shows even with the best parents, decent grades, the right extra curriculars, and doing all of the right things that even what looks perfect on paper, well…sometimes not everything is actually perfect. L.A. Cotton never fails to bring a very real aspect to every story and this part of Aaron’s life is very relatable.

Lastly, it’s hard not to mention the moments on page with Jason Ford, Poppy’s dad, as he definitely has a special bond with his baby girl. Practically every time he was in the story I was weeping.  As a coach and father, Jason always has the best intentions of those around him whether he was with his daughter or doling out advice for Aaron. Every moment he popped up really made me miss my dad something fierce. That’s a rare treat and I appreciate Cotton for bringing him to life.

Broken Ties is another wonderful addition to the second generation of Rixon High and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Synopsis:
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Poppy Ford has been in love with her best friend forever.
But she’s firmly in the friend zone and fears she may never get out.

Aaron Bennet has been dreaming of a football scholarship forever.
But he’s not the Rixon Raiders star player, and he never will be.

While Aaron is focused on proving himself, Poppy is hoping he’ll finally wake up and see what’s right in front of him.

He doesn’t want to lose his best friend.
She doesn’t want to lose senior year to a boy who doesn’t want her.
But fate has other ideas for them.

And when hearts get broken and dreams get shattered, will their friendship be strong enough to survive?

Or will the ties that bind them finally unravel?

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2022 Excerpt/Teaser, Year of Releases - 2022

Excerpt Reveal – BROKEN TIES by L.A. Cotton

BROKEN TIES (Rixon High, #4) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: May 19th

Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance/Childhood Friends to Lovers/Best Friend’s Brother

Book 4 of the Rixon High series (standalone)

Add to Goodreads:

https://bit.ly/BTrixonhigh4

PREORDER IS AVAILABLE!!!

Amazon US: amzn.to/3EQpNnj

Amazon UK: amzn.to/39c3SLv

Apple: apple.co/3rWfzMX

Kobo:  http://bit.ly/3MBebr7

Nook: bit.ly/3MvVHYR

Excerpt:

I was in a special kind of hell. The stage lights glared down on me, making beads of sweat form along the back of my neck as Principal Kiln droned on about school spirit and unity and the heart of Rixon High—the football team.

The room erupted with cheers and catcalls and Zara lapped it all up as she stood beside me, preening in her crown as if it was the real damn thing.

“Aaron.” She grabbed my hand and hissed, “Can you at least look happy to be here.”

I flashed her a sarcastic grin, so over her bullshit. But I would never forgive myself if she went after Poppy because of me.

She tsked, rolling her eyes at me as she waved at her friends standing up front.

Jesus. Cole and Ezra were right. I never should have agreed to this.

My gaze began to wander, searching for Poppy. After we’d come back inside the gym, we’d gone our separate ways. But I hadn’t been able to stop myself from stealing glances at her all night. Even as she talked and laughed with Eli. Especially as she smiled at him and all the interesting things he no doubt had to tell her. Sofia looked more than happy chatting to his two friends.

I wanted to go over there and hang out with them. Not Zara or half the cheer team or even the guys from the football team.

I wanted my sister and my friend.

My Poppy Star.

But I was Homecoming King, and everyone wanted a piece of me.

Even if the crown was fake and the King was a failure.

Blurb:

From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Poppy Ford has been in love with her best friend forever.

But she’s firmly in the friend zone and fears she may never get out.  

Aaron Bennet has been dreaming of a football scholarship forever.

But he’s not the Rixon Raiders star player, and he never will be.

While Aaron is focused on proving himself, Poppy is hoping he’ll finally wake up and see what’s right in front of him.

He doesn’t want to lose his best friend.

She doesn’t want to lose senior year to a boy who doesn’t want her.

But fate has other ideas for them.

And when hearts get broken and dreams get shattered, will their friendship be strong enough to survive?

Or will the ties that bind them finally unravel?

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:

Website: https://www.lacotton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton

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Cover Reveal – BROKEN TIES by L.A. Cotton

 

BROKEN TIES (Rixon High, #4) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: May 19th

Photographer for Paperback Cover: CJC Photography

Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance/Childhood Friends to Lovers/Best Friend’s Brother

Book 4 of the Rixon High series (standalone)

 

Add to Goodreads:

https://bit.ly/BTrixonhigh4

 

PREORDER IS AVAILABLE!!!

Amazon US: amzn.to/3EQpNnj

Amazon UK: amzn.to/39c3SLv

Apple: apple.co/3rWfzMX

Kobo:  http://bit.ly/3MBebr7

Nook: bit.ly/3MvVHYR

Blurb:

From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Poppy Ford has been in love with her best friend forever.

But she’s firmly in the friend zone and fears she may never get out.  

 

Aaron Bennet has been dreaming of a football scholarship forever.

But he’s not the Rixon Raiders star player, and he never will be.

While Aaron is focused on proving himself, Poppy is hoping he’ll finally wake up and see what’s right in front of him.

He doesn’t want to lose his best friend.

She doesn’t want to lose senior year to a boy who doesn’t want her.

But fate has other ideas for them.

And when hearts get broken and dreams get shattered, will their friendship be strong enough to survive?

 

Or will the ties that bind them finally unravel?

 

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

 

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:

Website: https://www.lacotton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton

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Blog Tour - 2022, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – These Dead Promises by L.A. Cotton

THESE DEAD PROMISES (Darling Hill Duet book 2)

by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: April 19th
Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

THE DARLING HILL DUET IS NOW COMPLETE!!!

AVAILABLE NOW!!!
http://books2read.com/thesedeadpromises

FREE PREQUEL!!!

These Dark Hearts: A Darling Hill Prequel is AVAILABLE NOW!
eBook: books2read.com/TheseDarkHearts
Audio: bit.ly/TheseDarkHeartsAudio

START THE DUET WITH #1, THESE DIRTY LIES!
books2read.com/thesedirtylies

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/deadpromisesGR

Blurb:
Phoenix Wilder is fighting.
For the girl he loves and the future he isn’t sure he deserves.
But he’ll do it for her.
His Birdie.
His anchor.
The only girl ever to see him for who he really is.
Harleigh Wren Maguire is trying.
For the boy she loves and the future she thought was stolen from her.
But she’ll do it for him.
Her protector.
Her heart.
The only guy to ever make her feel worth something.
But Harleigh and Nix will have to figure out what they want and what they’re willing to sacrifice before they can chase their dreams of a better life.
Because sometimes love isn’t enough.
And the promises they made could end up nothing more than bittersweet memories.

* 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘦𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

Read Kay’s Review: These Dead Promises

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
Website: https://www.lacotton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton
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2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – These Dead Promises by L.A. Cotton

THESE DEAD PROMISES (Darling Hill Duet book 2)

by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: April 19th
Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

THE DARLING HILL DUET IS NOW COMPLETE!!!

AVAILABLE NOW!!!
http://books2read.com/thesedeadpromises

FREE PREQUEL!!!

These Dark Hearts: A Darling Hill Prequel is AVAILABLE NOW!
eBook: books2read.com/TheseDarkHearts
Audio: bit.ly/TheseDarkHeartsAudio

START THE DUET WITH #1, THESE DIRTY LIES!
books2read.com/thesedirtylies

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/deadpromisesGR

Blurb:
Phoenix Wilder is fighting.
For the girl he loves and the future he isn’t sure he deserves.
But he’ll do it for her.
His Birdie.
His anchor.
The only girl ever to see him for who he really is.
Harleigh Wren Maguire is trying.
For the boy she loves and the future she thought was stolen from her.
But she’ll do it for him.
Her protector.
Her heart.
The only guy to ever make her feel worth something.
But Harleigh and Nix will have to figure out what they want and what they’re willing to sacrifice before they can chase their dreams of a better life.
Because sometimes love isn’t enough.
And the promises they made could end up nothing more than bittersweet memories.

* 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘦𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

Read Kay’s Review: These Dead Promises

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
Website: https://www.lacotton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlacotton
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LACottonReadersGroup
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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – These Dead Promises by L.A. Cotton

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These Dead Promises; A Darling Hill Duet #2
(#2 within a duet)

Publication Date: April 19, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Duet/New Adult/Dark/Enemies-to-Lovers/Sports Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

It’s a beautiful story of strength and love and what love can do with the right person by your side.

I loved how the second half of this duet delved deeper into the emotional ties between Nix and Birdie. Just because Phoenix and Harleigh reconnected at the end of book one didn’t mean everything was fixed and all the emotional mess, future problems, or family issues in their lives were magically fixed.

Don’t get me wrong, I love HEA’s just as much as the next person, but sometimes when I read a book like this, it’s a reminder that love doesn’t instantly solve all your problems. Instead when love is right, with the right person, they will stand by your side through thick and thin while life may still be rocky.

While Phoenix and Harleigh knew they wanted one another, making it happen wasn’t exactly easy. They lived on opposite sides of town where stigmas ran deep, which was just the tip of the iceberg.

Harleigh was still working on her mental health and just because Nix was back in her life didn’t mean she was instantly fixed. Where they lived and who their family was was just another added another layer of complications for both of them.

This book was emotional and touching for so many reasons. I loved that Cotton didn’t shy away from the hard issues while still keeping their love front and center.

Teenagers feel things deeply and super intense and every time Nix and Birdie came together their intensity leapt off the page.

Nix especially couldn’t contain what he felt Birdie, it flowed out of him, but he also was restrained and sweet. His intensity was mesmerizing to read. I loved what these two overcame to be together and in the end only made them stronger.

I’m looking forward to continuing watching their growth in future books as I see their love only growing and getting stronger as the years go by.

Synopsis:

Phoenix Wilder is fighting.
For the girl he loves and the future he isn’t sure he deserves.
But he’ll do it for her.
His Birdie.
His anchor.
The only girl ever to see him for who he really is.
Harleigh Wren Maguire is trying.
For the boy she loves and the future she thought was stolen from her.
But she’ll do it for him.
Her protector.
Her heart.
The only guy to ever make her feel worth something.
But Harleigh and Nix will have to figure out what they want and what they’re willing to sacrifice before they can chase their dreams of a better life.
Because sometimes love isn’t enough.
And the promises they made could end up nothing more than bittersweet memories.
* 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘦𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+
These Dirty Lies (Darling Hill Duet #1)

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Excerpt Reveal – These Dead Promises by L.A. Cotton

 

THESE DEAD PROMISES (Darling Hill Duet book 2)

by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: April 19th

Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

 

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Excerpt:

“You came for me,” she whispered.

“Well yeah, you’re my girl, B.” I’ll always come for you.

Silence settled between us, but it was lighter now. Strained but lighter. The need to fix this, to fix her still burned through me, gnawing my bones like acid. But there was no magic cure, no quick antidote for this. It was a part of who she was. Just another part for me to love, to understand and cherish.

Because all of Harleigh’s parts, even the broken ones, made her who she was today. And there wasn’t a single inch of her I didn’t adore.

“How are you feeling? About the game?”

I gazed down at her. “It’s just a game, Harleigh.” You’re more important.

“We both know that’s not true, Nix. It’s your chance to get out of this place. This life.” Exhaustion clung to her words making them heavy.

“Can I tell you something?” I whispered.

Harleigh turned to me, putting us face to face. “Anything.” She smiled. A small uncertain smile, but it was enough.

Enough that I said, “Going to college… leaving The Row… playing for Albany U… it all fucking terrifies me.”

“It does?” No judgment shone in her eyes, only mild surprise.

“Yeah. It freaks me the fuck out.”

“But you’re so good, Nix.”

“Here. I’m good here. But it’s college, B. What if I don’t fit in there? What if I’m not good enough?”

What if I was the boy with the sad life story? The outcast? The charity case?

She leaned up, touching her head to mine and inhaled a shaky breath. “Isn’t it better to have tried than to always wonder what if?”

A small chuckle left my lips. “You make it sound so easy.”

“You’re good enough, Nix.” Her eyes drilled into mine, the flecks of dark green hypnotic. “And you’re worthy. You deserve this. You deserve a shot at something good, something better.”

“You do too, you know? You deserve the world.” And I wanted to give it to her.

“I can’t see that far yet.” She dropped her gaze, leaving a cold chill in my veins.

“Birdie, look at me.” I angled her face to mine. “If you can’t see it yet, I’ll see it for the both of us.”

 

 

 

Blurb:

Phoenix Wilder is fighting.

For the girl he loves and the future he isn’t sure he deserves.

But he’ll do it for her.

His Birdie.

His anchor.

The only girl ever to see him for who he really is.

Harleigh Wren Maguire is trying.

For the boy she loves and the future she thought was stolen from her.

But she’ll do it for him.

Her protector.

Her heart.

The only guy to ever make her feel worth something.

But Harleigh and Nix will have to figure out what they want and what they’re willing to sacrifice before they can chase their dreams of a better life.

Because sometimes love isn’t enough.

And the promises they made could end up nothing more than bittersweet memories.

 

* 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘦𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

 

 

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

 

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Promo Blitz – These Dead Promises by L.A. Cotton

THESE DEAD PROMISES (Darling Hill Duet book 2)

by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: April 19th

Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

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Blurb:

Phoenix Wilder is fighting.

For the girl he loves and the future he isn’t sure he deserves.

But he’ll do it for her.

His Birdie.

His anchor.

The only girl ever to see him for who he really is.

Harleigh Wren Maguire is trying.

For the boy she loves and the future she thought was stolen from her.

But she’ll do it for him.

Her protector.

Her heart.

The only guy to ever make her feel worth something.

But Harleigh and Nix will have to figure out what they want and what they’re willing to sacrifice before they can chase their dreams of a better life.

Because sometimes love isn’t enough.

And the promises they made could end up nothing more than bittersweet memories.

* 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘪𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩’𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘦𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘋𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 17+

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Blog Tour – THESE DIRTY LIES by L.A.Cotton

THESE DIRTY LIES (Darling Hill Duet #1) by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: March 15th
Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

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Release Date: April 19th
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Blurb:
From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton comes a brand new angsty and gritty romance duet.

Harleigh Wren Maguire is broken.
At least, that’s what it feels like, a puzzle whose pieces no longer fit right.
She knows one thing though: never trust your heart.
It won’t lead you right, it’ll trick you. Betray you. And in the end, it’ll kill you.
Phoenix Wilder is angry.
At least, that’s what it feels like, eating him up inside.
He knows one thing though: never trust your heart.
It won’t fix things, it’ll break them. Taint them. And in the end, it’ll destroy them.
Once upon a time, Harleigh and Nix were everything to each other. They shared their secrets, their hopes and dreams.
But things are different now.
They’re different.
And maybe everything they remember was nothing but a lie.

Read Kay’s Review: These Dirty Lies

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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New Release – THESE DIRTY LIES by L.A.Cotton

THESE DIRTY LIES (Darling Hill Duet #1) by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: March 15th
Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

AVAILABLE NOW!!!
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Release Date: April 19th
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Blurb:
From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton comes a brand new angsty and gritty romance duet.

Harleigh Wren Maguire is broken.
At least, that’s what it feels like, a puzzle whose pieces no longer fit right.
She knows one thing though: never trust your heart.
It won’t lead you right, it’ll trick you. Betray you. And in the end, it’ll kill you.
Phoenix Wilder is angry.
At least, that’s what it feels like, eating him up inside.
He knows one thing though: never trust your heart.
It won’t fix things, it’ll break them. Taint them. And in the end, it’ll destroy them.
Once upon a time, Harleigh and Nix were everything to each other. They shared their secrets, their hopes and dreams.
But things are different now.
They’re different.
And maybe everything they remember was nothing but a lie.

Read Kay’s Review: These Dirty Lies

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – These Dirty Lies by L.A. Cotton

59125486. sy475

These Dirty Lies; Darling Hill #1 
(#1 within a duet)

Publication Date: March 15, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Friends-to-Enemies-to-Lovers/New Adult Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Angsty and emotional, grab the tissues for the first part of this raw, heartfelt story.

Harleigh and Phoenix (Birdie and Nix) live in a town divided by wealth and poverty. Extreme living on both sides, but at one time these two enemies, now living in opposite worlds, were best friends until one fateful night changed everything.

I was torn about Nix through most of the story, which also made for super angsty reading. He shifted back and forth between being obsessive over Birdie and being an angry teen. It totally pulled at my heartstrings, while also making me hate him at times. I loved it!

Birdie was a mystery which took some time to unwrap. She begins the story with a dark cloud hanging over her head, but what is wrapped up in all that darkness we, the reader, can only speculate. Again, so much angst, it was super delicious!

Birdie is broken, but so is Nix. There is no telling if they will ever be whole even if they can forgive one another.

L.A. Cotton is known for her new adult, angsty books, but this may be her angsty-est one to date!

Synopsis:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton comes a brand new angsty and gritty romance duet.

Harleigh Wren Maguire is broken.

At least, that’s what it feels like, a puzzle whose pieces no longer fit right.
She knows one thing though: never trust your heart.
It won’t lead you right, it’ll trick you. Betray you. And in the end, it’ll kill you.

Phoenix Wilder is angry.

At least, that’s what it feels like, eating him up inside.
He knows one thing though: never trust your heart.
It won’t fix things, it’ll break them. Taint them. And in the end, it’ll destroy them.

Once upon a time, Harleigh and Nix were everything to each other. They shared their secrets, their hopes and dreams.

But things are different now.

They’re different.

And maybe everything they remember was nothing but a lie.

* These Dirty Lies is the first book in Nix and Harleigh’s duet. Due to mature content that some readers may find distressing, this book is recommended for readers 17+

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EXCERPT Reveal- These Dirty Lies by L.A. Cotton

THESE DIRTY LIES (Darling Hill Duet #1) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: March 15th

Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

 

Add to Goodreads:

https://bit.ly/dirtyliesGR

 

FREE PREQUEL!!!

These Dark Hearts: A Darling Hill Prequel is AVAILABLE NOW!

eBook: books2read.com/TheseDarkHearts

Audio: bit.ly/TheseDarkHeartsAudio

 

PREORDER IS AVAILABLE!!!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3uMWQWl

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Apple: https://apple.co/3gPcaJL

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3gEPNqC

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Excerpt:

Harleigh wasn’t one of them. She wasn’t. But my eyes weren’t deceiving me. She was standing right fucking there. The same girl I’d always known and yet different somehow. I needed to get closer, to see her eyes. Her expressions. To hear her voice. It wasn’t something I wanted to do. It was something I needed to do. Like breathing air or drinking water.

Without it, I wouldn’t be able to rest.

To survive.

I wouldn’t be able to move the fuck on.

But I couldn’t exactly scale the fence and stroll up to them and ask for five minutes of her time. If she saw me. If they saw me…

No, I’d have to be patient. Bide my time and wait for the right moment.

They disappeared into the house and disappointment curled in my stomach, my mind running wild with scenarios about the guy. Who was he? How did he know Birdie? How well did he know her?

Anger bubbled in my chest, burning me up on the inside. I’d always thought of her as mine. Even when I hadn’t been old enough to realize what that word meant, the connotations it held.

Mine.

Mine. Mine. Mine.

Except she wasn’t mine now.

Maybe she never had been.

Blurb:

From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton comes a brand new angsty and gritty romance duet.

 

Harleigh Wren Maguire is broken.

At least, that’s what it feels like, a puzzle whose pieces no longer fit right.

She knows one thing though: never trust your heart.

It won’t lead you right, it’ll trick you. Betray you. And in the end, it’ll kill you.

 

Phoenix Wilder is angry.

 

At least, that’s what it feels like, eating him up inside.

He knows one thing though: never trust your heart.

It won’t fix things, it’ll break them. Taint them. And in the end, it’ll destroy them.

Once upon a time, Harleigh and Nix were everything to each other. They shared their secrets, their hopes and dreams.

But things are different now.

They’re different.

And maybe everything they remember was nothing but a lie.

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

 

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

 

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Cover Reveal - 2022, New Releases

Cover Reveal – DARLING HILL DUET by L.A. Cotton

DARLING HILL DUET by L.A. Cotton

Cover Design: Kirsty-Anne at The Pretty Little Design Co.

Genre/Tropes: High School Romance/Childhood Friends/Enemies to Lovers/Football Romance

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Blurb:

From 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘛𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 and 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 bestselling author L A Cotton comes a brand new angsty and gritty romance duet.

Harleigh Wren Maguire is broken.

At least, that’s what it feels like, a puzzle whose pieces no longer fit right.

She knows one thing though: never trust your heart.

It won’t lead you right, it’ll trick you. Betray you. And in the end, it’ll kill you.

Phoenix Wilder is angry.

At least, that’s what it feels like, eating him up inside.

He knows one thing though: never trust your heart.

It won’t fix things, it’ll break them. Taint them. And in the end, it’ll destroy them.

Once upon a time, Harleigh and Nix were everything to each other. They shared their secrets, their hopes and dreams.

But things are different now.

They’re different.

And maybe everything they remember was nothing but a lie.

THESE DEAD PROMISES #2

Release Date: April 12th

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About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Blog Tour - 2021, New Adult, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – RUINED HOPES by L.A. Cotton

RUINED HOPES (Rixon High #3) by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: November 16th
Genre/Tropes: Enemies to lovers, sports romance

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Blurb:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional enemies-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?
Ashleigh Chase has always had big dreams.
But when she wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, her bright future dissolves around her.
Ezra Bennet has always felt like the odd one out.
But this time, he really screwed up and has no choice but to face the consequences.
Forced to retake their senior year, Ashleigh turns to Ezra only to find him cold and cruel and determined to keep her at arm’s length.
He’s the guy she always wanted.
She’s the girl who was never good enough for him.
But now there’s a secret between them, one that she’s determined to uncover.
She thinks she can save him. But she doesn’t realize yet…
He’s the one who ruined her.

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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New Adult, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – RUINED HOPES by L.A. Cotton

RUINED HOPES (Rixon High #3) by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: November 16th
Genre/Tropes: Enemies to lovers, sports romance

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Check out the other books in the Rixon High Series!

Blurred Lines available for FREE!
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Start the series with OFF-LIMITS #1 for

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TRAGIC LIES #2
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Reckless Games #2.5
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Universal: http://books2read.com/rixonhighnovella

Blurb:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional enemies-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?
Ashleigh Chase has always had big dreams.
But when she wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, her bright future dissolves around her.
Ezra Bennet has always felt like the odd one out.
But this time, he really screwed up and has no choice but to face the consequences.
Forced to retake their senior year, Ashleigh turns to Ezra only to find him cold and cruel and determined to keep her at arm’s length.
He’s the guy she always wanted.
She’s the girl who was never good enough for him.
But now there’s a secret between them, one that she’s determined to uncover.
She thinks she can save him. But she doesn’t realize yet…
He’s the one who ruined her.

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
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Review
Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Ruined Hopes by L.A. Cotton

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Ruined Hopes; A Rixon High Novel #3 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Unrequited Love/New Adult/Enemies to Lovers/Sports Romance

Author: L.A. Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Bring on the water works. Super angsty with a super slow burn romance burning the entire time. Ruined Hopes will test your drama limits while pulling on every heart string.

Ezra Bennet is a foster child that came to live with the Bennet family when he was eleven years old, but the damage to Ezra’s emotional and social skills were already damaged. However, Ashleigh Chase saw something in the lost boy and never once gave up on wanting to be his friend, until they were older and those feelings changed, at least on her side, into something more.

Ashleigh wakes up in a hospital with the last school year gone from her memory. The car accident she was in caused a TBI taking those memories and her entire world to shift and change. As she watches all of her friends leave for college she’s stuck repeating her senior year of high school along with the boy who also has changed over night. Ezra was never easy, but he has become almost cruel in pushing her away. Ashleigh’s life has already changed so much it truly breaks her heart to lose the one person she thought would always have a special place in her heart, but perhaps it’s time to finally give Ezra what he wants…freedom.

Ruined Hopes is a slow, slow burn. Trust me, the water works will fall when Ashleigh and Ezra get to the heart of the matter so don’t throw your book in the build up to get there. Their love is worth the struggle.

The family dynamics, the friendships, the entire struggle for everyone involved in both of their lives…it’s all gut wrenching and beautiful at the same time. It’s a wonderful addition to the overall series and lovers of the Rixon world will really enjoy it.

Synopsis:

Ashleigh Chase has always had big dreams.

But when she wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, her bright future dissolves around her.

Ezra Bennet has always felt like the odd one out.

But this time, he really screwed up and he has no choice but to face the consequences.

Forced to retake their senior year, Ashleigh turns to Ezra only to find him cold and cruel and determined to keep her at arm’s length.

He’s the guy she always wanted.
She’s the girl who was never good enough for him.
But now there’s a secret between them, one that she’s determined to uncover.

She thinks she can save him. But she doesn’t realize yet…

He’s the one who ruined her.

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Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases, Year in Releases - 2021

Excerpt Reveal – Ruined Hopes by L.A. Cotton

RUINED HOPES (Rixon High #3) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: November 16th

Genre/Tropes: Enemies to lovers, sports romance

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Excerpt:

“You’re high.”

“Soooo fucking high. Jude had some good shit. I can’t feel my face. Here.” He grabbed my hand and pressed my fingers to his cheeks. “Can’t feel a thing.” Ezra smoothed my fingers up and down his cheeks. “You can touch me, and I can’t feel a thing. It’s the only way…” His eyes stared right into mine, two amber pools bewitching me.

His fingers curled around my pointer finger and dragged it over his mouth, along the seam of his lips. He bared his teeth, nipping the pad gently, sending a thousand tiny shivers through me. I smothered a whimper, not wanting to break whatever spell he’d cast. Because I knew this wouldn’t be happening if he wasn’t high and Carrick hadn’t tried to force himself on me.

“You’re touching me,” he said, a strange reverence in his voice. As if he couldn’t quite believe it. “You’re touching me and I don’t feel a thing.” A soft sigh slipped from his lips, making my stomach curl. In that moment, he sounded so content, so at peace, it put a lump in my throat.

“What happened to you, Ezra?” I whispered even though he’d closed his eyes.

“Bad things, buttercup. Bad, bad things.”

Blurb:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional enemies-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Ashleigh Chase has always had big dreams.

But when she wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, her bright future dissolves around her.

Ezra Bennet has always felt like the odd one out.

But this time, he really screwed up and has no choice but to face the consequences.

Forced to retake their senior year, Ashleigh turns to Ezra only to find him cold and cruel and determined to keep her at arm’s length.

He’s the guy she always wanted.

She’s the girl who was never good enough for him.

But now there’s a secret between them, one that she’s determined to uncover.

She thinks she can save him. But she doesn’t realize yet…

He’s the one who ruined her.

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:

Website: https://www.lacotton.com

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Ruined Hopes by LA Cotton

RUINED HOPES (Rixon High #3) by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: November 16th

Genre/Tropes: Enemies to lovers, sports romance

Alternate Paperback cover:

Photographer: Daniel Jaems

Model: Louis Russell

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TRAGIC LIES #2 AVAILABLE NOW!

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Add to Goodreads:

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Blurb:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes an emotional enemies-to-lovers romance. Angst… drama… friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?

Ashleigh Chase has always had big dreams.

But when she wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, her bright future dissolves around her.

Ezra Bennet has always felt like the odd one out.

But this time, he really screwed up and has no choice but to face the consequences.

Forced to retake their senior year, Ashleigh turns to Ezra only to find him cold and cruel and determined to keep her at arm’s length.

He’s the guy she always wanted.

She’s the girl who was never good enough for him.

But now there’s a secret between them, one that she’s determined to uncover.

She thinks she can save him. But she doesn’t realize yet…

He’s the one who ruined her.

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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