Blog Tour Review: On the Rebound (Steinbeck U #1) by L.A. Cotton

Posted December 15, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

Blog Tour Review:  On the Rebound (Steinbeck U #1) by L.A. Cotton

ON THE REBOUND, a brand new enemies-to-lovers sports romance from L A Cotton IS LIVE!

I received this book for free from Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review:  On the Rebound (Steinbeck U #1) by L.A. CottonOn The Rebound by L.A. Cotton
Series: Steinbeck U #1
Published by Delesty Books on December 11, 2020
Genres: NA Sports Romance
Pages: 383
Source: Candi Kane PR
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars


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.
Her everything.

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.


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My Review:

This is my first book by this author, but I seem to be reading a lot of new adult sports romances right now, so it is fitting right in. And I was sucked in right away from the very beginning. This book had so much tension and the author made it so I needed to know what happened between Calli and Zach from the very beginning, but she kept me hanging, in a good way, for almost the entire book it seemed. Even not knowing what had happened, there was something between the two that couldn’t be denied, and the intensity just jumped off the pages at me. There was a lot of hate, but so much lust. The scenes where they got together were so hot, definitely left me fanning myself while reading them! Poor Callie had not only her ex-boyfriend who had seemed to drop her with no reason, but she had a brother who was not much of a family member. And Zach was dealing with everyone putting him on a pedestal to replace his brother, but not necessarily getting to know him as a person.

In the end we got a little help from someone outside of the situation in a way, and I feel like that was the perfect way to do that. Even with how mean Zach was to Callie at times, there was one situation about halfway through that showed he really was a good guy, and made you see probably what his and Callie’s relationship had been like when they’d first gotten together, before that one defining moment.

Since this is part of a series, I am hoping we get Callie’s friend Josie’s story next. I’m not a big fan of her brother though, I don’t care for how he ended up dealing with things. And the whole not messing with a teammate’s sister is sooooooooooo maddening! Made me want to scream at the extremes they took it to. I was blown away by this book and how much I got wrapped up in it. I guess I have a new to me author to catch up on all the good stuff with!

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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