Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready … The Raiders are back for one final play!
Mya Hernandez has scars.
The kind that run deep and leave marks.
Rixon is only supposed to be a temporary place to hide, but it's quickly becoming something more.
She's almost certain it has nothing to do with the blond-haired, blue-eyed football player who makes her laugh. Who makes her believe in fairy tales again.
Even if she knows her life is destined to be nothing more than a tragedy.
Asher Bennet has secrets.
Not the scandalous kind, but the ones that fester, slowly eating away at your soul.
On the face of it, he's Mr Popular, always down for a party and causing a little mayhem.
But on the inside, he just wants someone to see him. Really see him. Too bad the one girl who sees past his facade has already friend-zoned him.
It's probably for the best though.
She's everything he wants but can never have.
Until Mya's past and Asher's present collide in ways neither of them saw coming.
And suddenly the thing you need most is the very thing you're supposed to hate.
The Harder You Fall is the third book in The Rixon Raiders series. All books in this series can be read as standalones!The Trouble With YouThe Game You PlayThe Harder You Fall
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog The Harder you Fall by L. A. Cotton is the third and final play for the Rixon Raiders series and what a way to end a series. Ms. Cotton held nothing back with this one. Drama, love, hate and moments I didn't see coming. This story is so well written that I was pulled in and sped right through the story. In this installment, we get Asher and Mya’s story. Asher is the happy go lucky party guy that everyone can count on for having a good time. But what’s on the inside, behind all those walls, can't stay there forever. We met Mya in the previous books but don't know too much about her. Well, let me tell you that Mya has seen the ugly side of life and is trying to move on, (I hope it's ok to say that without giving spoilers). When Asher and Mya's worlds collide in the best possible ways, it also brings the darker side. Just from Ms. Cotton's synopsis of the book: And suddenly the thing you need most is the very thing you’re supposed to hate. I Love it!!! Amazing story. It can be read as a standalone but SOO much more enjoyable reading this series in order. I highly recommend it.
Mya Hernandez came to town with one thing on her mind, to stay under the radar and take this time staying with her aunt to heal her broken heart. She has her reservations about starting a new school knowing she may no be welcomed with open arms, but fortunately she quickly makes a couple of new friends. And also catches the eye of one of the Raiders star football players... She is not ready to start a new relationship or date anyone, but Asher Bennet just keeps coming around and her heart seems to think she should give him a shot... no matter how much her head disagrees! The Harder You Fall is a heart wrecker... it's words will give your heartstrings a good tug, bring you to tears, and steal the breath from your lungs. These two wounded souls carry a lot of emotional baggage and have had a rough go at life, so this is a bit of a heavy story line. So, it was quite uplifting to watch them find a bit of happiness in one another, the connection they have is instant and it brings them a sense of peace they have never known. I absolutely adored these two, their story really stirred up the feels, but it left my heart so happy in the end. If you like stories heavy on angst and emotion then I have no doubt that you will love this one, it pages are brimming with the good stuff to give your heart a nice little squeeze! Highly recommend!
ANGSTY, EDGY, GUT WRENCHING, and OHHH SOOOO ROMANTIC!!!!! It’s so bittersweet, the ending of the Rixon Raiders series. Each book just made me love it more and more. The characters are written with such depth, I loved to love them and loved to hate them!! The Harder You Fall is the perfect ending to a phenomenal series!!! OMG, this book!!! Asher and Mya are my favorite love story!! It’s so real, so raw and just sooo beautiful!! Two totally different kinds of people whose souls were exactly the same. Soulmates through and through!!! LA, as long as you keep writing these amazing stories, I will keep buying and reading them!!! I’m looking forward to more of Black Hearts Still Beat!!!