Blog Tour Review: Tragic Lies (Rixon High #2) by L.A. Cotton

Posted June 11, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

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?

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:  Tragic Lies (Rixon High #2) by L.A. CottonTragic Lies by L.A. Cotton
Series: Rixon High #2
Published by Delesy Books on June 8, 2021
Genres: NA Sports Romance
Pages: 440
Source: Candi Kane PR
Format: E-galley
My Rating: four-stars


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 Review:

I enjoyed this book mostly. Although I’m not really a fan of books where the guy is older. Not that he was a lot older, but it was still a bit more than I’d prefer. However we still had all the angst and feelings that were in the last book as well. It makes complete sense why Xander won’t give in to Peyton’s overtures, or even his own feelings for her. He is like 10 years older than her, so with her only being 17, going on 18, it is something that is frowned upon. Especially with him working at a high school. But the coach that is a jerk to him, man I’d like to see that guy get what’s coming to him in a future story.

You can see the differences between Xander and Peyton whenever their with her friends, friends who include his own niece. So obviously that is weird for her. But Peyton has been through a lot. I can see some people having a problem with certain things she tries, however I get why she felt the need to try them. I definitely think it is possible for someone to then realize that even though they might understand someone’s reasoning after trying it, they don’t want to do it themselves. I felt bad for Bryan too. I really hope at some point he will get his HEA, whether it is with the girl in this story that likes him, or someone else. He was a good guy. I liked how Peyton decided to take charge of her life too. It was realistic and definitely a good thing to show that can be a positive thing for some high schoolers. Not everyone has to be on the exact same college and career path as everyone else is, or as is made normalized.

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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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