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Wicked Beginnings (Wicked Bay #1) By L A Cotton Blog Tour & Review

 

 

 

Wicked Beginnings (Wicked Bay #1)
BY L A COTTON
The first book in a brand new YA/NA crossover series from the author who brought you Chastity Falls
Lo thought moving to Wicked Bay was the worst of her problems, but as life begins to unravel around her, she’s going to find out it’s only the beginning…

 

 

*** BONUS SCENE ***

 

“Ugh. Do we have to go in there?” Macey groaned
pausing at the kitchen door.
“Let’s just get it over with.” I raked a hand over
my head just as my cell vibrated. Macey shot me as curious glare as I read the
incoming text.
“I need to take this,” I said flicking my head to
the door. “Go play nice.”
“Jerk,” she mumbled under her breath and
disappeared into the kitchen. My fingers flew across the screen, texting Luke
back. Message sent, I slipped the phone into my pocket.
Gentry collared me the second I joined them. “And this
giant here is Maverick.” His voice was cheery. Light.
What a fucking sham. He clapped me on the back and I
stiffened at the fake display for our new houseguests, his brother and niece.
My eyes landed on the man across the island. The resemblance to Gentry was
uncanny and although it was misdirected, I couldn’t help the flare of anger I
felt at the stranger. And then my gaze slid to his daughter … and fuck …
no!
It couldn’t be.
It could—
I glanced over at Kyle and that motherfucker grinned.
Fuck.
It was her. The girl from the last summer. I remembered … my
body remembered.
Double fuck.
She was different somehow. I saw it as my eyes swept over
her. Long dark hair hanging around her face like a shield. Soft lips. Lips I’d
tasted. But it was her eyes. Guarded and wary, they held a darkness I wanted to
know.
Jesus.
Gentry had warned me to stay away from his niece. Asked me
to play nice, but to leave babysitting duties to Kyle and Summer. What a
fucking irony. He couldn’t have known that I knew her—it was impossible. But
here she was standing in my kitchen. My house. Breathing the same air as me.
Shit.
Gentry nudged me into action and I stuttered out, “hi,” as I
shirked him off and folded my arms over my chest, a storm of emotions rumbling
in my chest.
How the fuck had this happened?
Me and Stone were going to have serious words later.
Her eyes left mine, raking down my body. Looked like I
wasn’t the only one who remembered. Things just got a whole lot more
complicated. I’d planned to heed Gentry’s warning—to ignore the new girl. Even
if she was family.
A little bit of puke rushed up my throat and I swallowed it
down. She was family. My step cousin and I’d almost … but it was okay. We
hadn’t. And it wasn’t like we were blood-related. It was totally fine. If it
ever did come out—which I’d make sure it never did—it wasn’t like we knew what
we were to one another.
Her blatant appraisal of me continued and I raised an
eyebrow at her when she finally reached my face. The color drained from her
cheeks and she dropped her gaze. And damn if it didn’t sting. When she peeked
back up at me, I schooled my expression. I couldn’t let her see the effect she
was having on me. Not here. Not now.
Not ever, a voice whispered.
She was damaged, broken. She didn’t need me crashing into
her life. And I didn’t need her messing things up for me any more than they
already were. No. We’d just have to forget that night last summer ever
happened. But from the way she was trying not to look at me, and the way my
dick stirred in my shorts, I knew it wasn’t going to be that straightforward.
Gentry cleared his throat, breaking our stand-off. “Now
everyone’s present, I’d just like to say how happy we are to have you both
here…”
Her eyes flickered shut. She didn’t want to be here just as
much as I didn’t want her here. This was bad—for everyone. So even though I
remembered—even though I wanted to pick up where we left off all those months
ago—I had to force it down. To ignore it.
I had to stay the fuck away from Eloise Stone.
For all our sakes.

 

 

 START THE SERIES…

AMAZON | IBOOKS | KOBO | NOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am an LA Cotton fan so when I saw a new series coming out I said please, thank you and added it to my TBR! Of course she did not let me down with this bad boy.

 

Eloise (“Lo”) lost her mother and brother in an accident and slowly fell into a downward spiral. Her father decided it was time for a fresh start so they moved from England to California. For the time being they would be living with her uncle and his family until their new house was ready. She wasn’t exactly thrilled with the idea but she definitely wasn’t expecting two of her step-cousins to be so wicked. Never mind the fact that that one of them just so happens to be the boy she met when she visited Cali last summer. However, the other two are nice to her and she manages to make friends quickly. One boy in particular tends to want more than a friend’s status with her while another one completely gives her the creeps. Lo can also tell something is going on with her father as he’s barely around and when she finally finds out why…sheesh…how much can one girl take in such a short period of time?!

 

Maverick (“Rick”) is hot, dark and broody. Something has clearly made him that way but we don’t know what it is…yet. When he sees Lo again he acts as if: a. He doesn’t remember her or b. He doesn’t want to. Yet at the same time it’s clear as day he doesn’t want her to be with anyone else either. And when these two are put in the same room you cannot deny the attraction between them. Now whether he wants to entertain that or not is something you will have to find out. You can also tell something is going on with him and Lo’s uncle. Whenever they are near each other the tension is palpable. I know there will be more to this storyline and I can’t wait to delve into it.

 

So what happens when you throw a new girl into school who has the attention of a few boys and particularly the most popular boy in the school? Said boy who pretty much every girl in school wants especially one in particular. Oh and did I mention secrets? Yes secrets…secrets between friends…secrets in the family. Again I ask you…so what happens?! DRAMA! YES FOLKS DRAMA! LOTS OF IT! SQUEE! Can you tell I’m a fiend for it? Gimme, gimme, gimme!!

 

I sat down the other night and read this book from front to back. No breaks. You won’t want one either. But then there was an unfortunate truth. I was done! AND NOW I NEED MORE! I am so happy I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from this author however now I’m greedy and I want the next one ASAP! Like right now. STAT! Pronto. Arriba! PLEASE?!!

 

 
 
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A 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 L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

 



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