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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Candi Kane PR Presents: Tragic Lies by L.A. Cotton; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review

He's not the hero of her story... no matter how much she wants him to be.

From bestselling author LA Cotton, comes a forbidden age-gap romance. Angst... drama... friendship... and football. Will you survive senior year?

A Rixon High Novel
by L.A. Cotton
Release Date: June 8th
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.
Genre/Tropes: Age gap, forbidden romance
Tropes: Opposites attract, Sports romance
#rixonhigh #lacotton #tragiclies #oppositesattract #sportsromance #candikanepr

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Candi Kane PR and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


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.


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My Thoughts:

Peyton seems to be emotionally broken.  You may be able to connect with her in one small way.  Xander doesn’t like hearing the word “hero”.  He’s dealing with a heavy heart so you may want to check out his brother’s story in The Trouble With You.   


This is a book that got me thinking.  How many times have you been hurting but put up a front around the people in your life?  That you say those two words they want to hear whether it’s true or not.  The author seems to know what a person in a lot of mental anguish will say and feel. 


It was one of the toughest reads for me.  It was like watching two trains and you couldn’t look away even if a train wreck was about to happen.  There’s a lot of emotional pain coming off the page and maybe a little too much for some.  For the longest time, I felt that we were reading two separate stories but Peyton’s felt more important.  The author does a good job at interweaving the two when the time is right.  It makes sense since they have more than one connection.   


I had no choice but to keep reading because I became worried for Peyton and wanted to see that the author found some way of turning her world around.  Xander has a family that cares but you almost feel like he seems to think he has to fight his demons alone.  This story is definitely a page-turner because if you don’t make it to the end then you won’t find out if our two stories ever become one.  And you won’t find out whose story is next. 

Check out the the other books in the Rixon High Series!

Blurred Lines available for FREE!


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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