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.
Off-Limits is the first story I’ve read by LA Cotton but not the first time I’ve stumbled across Cotton’s name in recommendations. So when I saw an opportunity to read and review Cotton’s latest book, I jumped at the chance.
Off-Limits is about shy, anxious Lily, whose father is the high school’s football coach, and talented football player and man-around-campus Kaiden, whose father is enemies with Lily’s father. Lily and Kaiden are very different people with different experiences, but these opposites really complement each other well.
Basically, Cotton did a really lovely take on the classic Romeo and Juliet tale but still maintained an original quality about the story that was entirely her own. While the story was centred on the main couple and really focused on the development of their relationship, there were several great side characters and I’d love to see more from in the future.
Unfortunately, the whole story in general didn’t really resonate with me and I can’t really put my finger on why exactly. However, I could still appreciate Cotton’s writing style and the beautiful story she created. I would definitely be interested in going back to the original series that this series is a spin-off from and seeing both how this series has grown and how it will continue to develop in the future.
Overall, I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys YA sports romance and romantic dramas. I’ve seen a few people class Off-Limits as New Adult (NA) but I would say it’s definitely more in line with YA in both age and mentality. Even though this story wasn’t really for me, I think Cotton did a great job in what she delivered and I’m glad to see so many other great reviews for this book.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Candi Kane PR for the arc in exchange for an honest review.
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