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About L. A. Cotton
ANGSTY. EDGY. ADDICTIVE ROMANCE.
L A Cotton is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty mature young adult and new adult novels, L A 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 L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
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Carrie-Anne Trombley has always been invisible.
But behind her book smart, snarky attitude is a girl desperate to know what it feels like to belong.
Bryan Hughes has always been Mr. Popular.
But behind his goofball jock exterior is a guy desperate to know what it feels like to be wanted.
It starts with a challenge; one last school project before graduation.
He’s everything she hates to want.
She’s everything he wants to hate.
But there's no denying how much they get under each other's skin.
There’s just one problem ... the end of high school is right around the corner.
And their plans for the future didn't include falling in love.
* Reckless Games is a 35,000 word novella set in the Rixon High series. It was previously published in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology and has since been expanded.
Lily Ford has always been a wallflower.
But it’s senior year, and she wants nothing more than to try and push her boundaries and embrace the last year of high school.
Kaiden Thatcher has always been the star on the football field.
But now he finds himself in enemy territory forced to prove himself to his new coach and teammates.
It starts with a dare. Seven minutes of heaven in a boat shed. But it quickly turns into something neither of them saw coming.
He’s everything she should resist.
She’s everything he shouldn’t want.
But neither of them are willing to walk away because together, their demons seem that little bit easier to silence.
There’s just one problem ... Lily is the coach’s daughter.
And one hundred percent off-limits.
They say your first love leaves a mark.
For Calliope James it didn't only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.
He was her best friend.
Her first kiss.
Until one day, he wasn't.
Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he's not that boy anymore.
He's devoid of emotion.
Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn't always play by the rules.
Now he's the King of Steinbeck University and she's the new girl on campus ... and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.
Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.
On the Rebound is a 100,000 word standalone romance. Content is suitable for readers 17+
Peyton Myers has always been the life of the party.
But behind her smile and sass is a girl lost and alone, searching for her place in the world.
Xander Chase has always been on the outside looking in.
But behind his cool indifference and hard exterior is a guy afraid to open his heart to anyone.
When he saves Peyton from a tragic accident, their lives are entwined forever. But Xander's not the hero of her story... no matter how much she wants him to be.
She’s a girl with her whole life ahead of her.
He’s a guy who is drifting through life.
And although these two lost souls might be able to heal each other, there's one glaring problem. She's still in high school...
And completely forbidden.
* Tragic Lies is a 100,000 word standalone romance in the Rixon High series. It deals with some sensitive issues that some readers may find distressing, this book is recommended for readers 17+
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 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.
Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start.
But what started as her salvation soon became her worst nightmare.
After losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets.
Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing Jackson Pierce has ever done, and months later, he refuses to forget.
Because rising tensions with a rival town mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, he’s determined to protect her—at all costs.
Loyalty drove them apart, but will secrets piece them back together? Or tear them apart for good?
*Salvation and Secrets is the second book in Ana and Jackson’s trilogy. Due to mature content, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+
Felicity Giles has a list.
Lose her virginity. Meet her knight-in-shining-armor and fall in love.
Have the best senior year a girl can have.
The only problem? Her knight isn’t a saint, he’s a villain, and she’s pretty sure he’ll destroy her before ever handing over a piece of his heart.
Jason Ford has a plan.
Win State and go down as one of the most successful Quarterbacks in Rixon Raider history.
Head off to college and pursue his dream of being drafted to the NFL.
Avoid the girl under his skin. Felicity Giles, his stepsister’s best friend and perpetual pain in his ass.
She’s annoying as hell.
She’s a game to him, nothing more.
Until his arch-rival comes after him and the few people he cares about ... and Felicity gets caught in the crossfire.
And suddenly hating her feels a whole lot like falling in love.
Let the games begin...
Lo Stone should be used to change by now. It's been her life for the last year, but how much can a girl take before the cracks begin to show? She knew being with Maverick wouldn't be easy, but she didn’t anticipate her life in Wicked Bay becoming a game of deceit and lies.
Maverick Prince risked everything for Lo, but it was worth it to see her smile. Only now he's painted a target on her back and he refuses to let that happen. The only way to protect her is to do what Prince's do best—play the game and stick to the rules.
Even if some rules are made to be broken.
*The Wicked Bay Series is recommended for readers aged 17+ due to mature themes, language and content.
Hailee Raine only has to survive one more year.
One year of life in her football obsessed town.
One year of nauseating school spirit.
Just one more year of her cruel step-brother Jason; and his cocky, arrogant, football-playing friends.
She hates them. Especially, Cameron Chase, the guy she thought was different.
Cameron Chase has the world at his feet.
He has it all; good looks, talent, and the charm to go with it.
He has colleges lined up at the door, all wanting a piece of Rixon Raiders star wide receiver.
Until something threatens everything he's ever worked for, and only one person can quiet the war raging inside him.
But he's supposed to hate her; his best friend's sister.
She's trouble with a capital T.
Then Hailee finds herself in the middle of a football prank gone wrong...
And suddenly hating each other never felt so good.
When Ana revealed her suspicions to Jackson about the circumstances surrounding his father's death, she never expected it to be the catalyst for a series of events that could change everything.
It was supposed to save him, not push him away. But now Ana is left watching the person she loves more than anything, lose himself to vengeance.
Jackson has spent most of his life loyal to the man he calls uncle. But since learning that Marcus Donohue might have been responsible for the death of his father, Jackson is consumed with the need for revenge, no matter the cost.
Will the truth finally set Jackson free or will it ruin his last chance at happiness with Ana... and a life out from under the shadows of the Donohues?
*Tribulation and Truths is the final book in Ana and Jackson’s trilogy. Due to mature content, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+
A new angsty college mafia romance from USA Today bestselling author of the Rixon Raiders series.
Arianne Capizola is her father’s daughter.
Humble. Hardworking. Honest.
She’d rather spend her days helping at the local shelter than brushing shoulders with her vain and entitled classmates.
Niccolò Marchetti is his father’s son.
Dark. Dangerous. Deceitful.
He’d rather spend his days getting bloody in the ring than attending class and keeping up pretences.
When their paths cross at Montague University neither of them are willing to drop the walls they’ve spent so long building. But he can’t resist the girl with stars in her eyes, and she can’t forget the guy who saved her that night.
There’s only one catch.
Nicco isn’t Arianne’s knight-in-shining-armor, he’s the son of her father’s greatest enemy.
He is the enemy.
And their families are at war.
*Prince of Hearts in the first book in Nicco and Ari’s duet. Due to mature content that some readers may find distressing, this book is recommended for readers 18+