Release Date: March 30th
Tropes: Opposites attract, Sports romance
Angst… Drama… Friendship… and football. Will you survive senior year?
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.
“I can’t breathe,” I cried, tears trickling down my cheeks. “I feel like I can’t bre—”
Large hands cupped my face, dark-gray eyes pinning me in place. “You’re okay, Lily. You just need to breathe.”
“I-I can’t, I can’t—”
His mouth crashed down on mine, swallowing my shriek of surprise.
Kaiden Thatcher kissed me.
He was kissing me.
I let out a shuddering breath as he fixed his mouth over mine again, kissing me harder. Kissing me until I was breathing his air.
I’d never been kissed before, not like this. Never like this. The panic coursing through me slowly melted away, replaced with molten lava. I was on fire, burning from the inside out as Kaiden’s tongue gently pushed past my lips and curled around my own.
One of his hands found its way to the back of my neck, anchoring me to him. Grounding me. I didn’t know how to kiss or what to do, but my body knew. It knew, and as Kaiden kissed me harder… deeper… it responded. It unfurled like a flower reaching for the sun.
I didn’t even know I’d reached for him, but when he finally ended the kiss, touching his head to mine and drawing in a sharp breath, my hands were locked behind his neck.
“What was that?” I whispered.
“A distraction… did it work?” His mouth curved with an uncertain smirk.
“Yeah, I think it did.” Aware we were still tangled up in one another, I let my arms fall to my sides. He took the hint and stepped back, putting some space between us.
“You were having a panic attack?” he asked, and I found no judgment there.
“Yeah, it happens sometimes.”
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.