The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L. A. Cotton continues...
They thought the fight was over...
All Maverick Prince ever wanted was to play basketball in college. So starting for the Steinbeck Scorpions should be a dream come true. But not everyone wants to see him succeed. Just because you're on the same team, doesn't mean you play by the same rules.
Lo Stone thought her life was finally on an even keel. As if being a senior and having to think about her future isn't bad enough, she's a stranger in her own house. And the longer she goes without seeing Maverick, the harder it is to ignore the little voice of doubt whispering in her ear.
They thought the games were over, but the war is only just beginning...
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
4.5 stars of Wicked Goodness I'm not sure I can say that without sounding like I'm trying to be a surfer dude-ette. Yeah, I would take it back but...Kyle won't let me. He said something about screenshots being forever (or he would if he were reading this!) The Stone-Princes aren't an average family. They are not the Brady Bunch. No, they are a billion times better! There is snark, sarcasm, wit, and love. love - hate, love, and tolerant love. The Stone-Princes may be more than you can handle but I know I would consider helping bury a body to be a part of this family because once you are family...YOU ARE FAMILY! I have been a nervous wreck since LA Cotton released a teaser chunk of a random not so happy scene. I was angry. I went a little Hulk smash on my pillows. I even resorted to rocking in the corner because these guys are my family. I feel everything for Lo and Rick. I need their happily ever after. But LA Cotton likes to tease, taunt, and show you she's in control, so watch out for audible gasping, rage shaking, and the need to smack someone. All of those are signs that Wicked Games is under your skin. If these symptoms continue, you have two options: - keep reading and hope for the best - keep reading while kicking ass and taking names Nothing else will help. Symptoms may subside but arise at a later time when you are dwelling or taken back to the story. It is nothing to be worried about. However, if you are experiencing withdrawal or symptoms of separation anxiety, please consider hitting Barnes & Noble for paperbacks- no one will be able to take them away from you. This has been a public service announcement brought to you by... Okay, so it's a review. Sue me! Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Wow, this book really takes the reader on a journey. It left my head spinning & my heart twisting!! This could well be the last time Rick & Lo get their own full book so it made it even more pulse pounding Rick goes off to start at SU, finally out from under his father's blackmail His High School Coach had warned him that the Captain at his new team had a bad reputation but he's not too concerned. He's eventually bested all his enemies so he knows he can deal with him if he needs to. BUT he's different now, he doesn't want trouble, he just wants to play basketball & gain his degree Lo hates not having Rick with her. Stella & Beth are now living in her house & she can't bare to even think about liking them, it would feel like she was being disloyal & a betrayal, of sorts, to her late Mum & Brother!! Her relationship with her Dad is almost non existent now. And Caitlin Holloway is back ready to cause trouble as soon as School starts - sigh Lo loses herself somewhat in this book. It's raw, unsettling but oh so honest & beautifully written by the Author!! Anyone that has lost a loved one will understand this to some extent I think Rick actually makes some friends & being 'a new man' () he even opens up a bit They have a really solid basis for long lasting friendships, I believe He faces some extremely tough & ugly choices. They may even impact his relationship Kyle & Laurie make some hilarious & always supportive appearances. The 3 sisters, halves & step, make cameos. (Macey is clearly going through A LOT She seems to be in SO much pain & full of anger!) All of the parents, except Rick & Macey's Dad, thankfully, make appearances too. Wicked Games is a real page turner. It captivated me from start to finish. This series has been an absolute pleasure to read, I can't wait for more Debbie, 1970, UK
I have to admit, after reading the first couple of books in this series and seeing how Maverick initially was, I saw this book going in a completely different way. I really liked the way this author took it though. She made Maverick into the bigger and better person that he is. You can't help but be proud of him. You also can't help but love the way that he loves Lo. He's all in and completely devoted to her. Then there was Lo. My heart broke for her. She's been struggling throughout this whole series and to see her issues surface again; to see her fears and struggles is heartbreaking. She's such an amazing person that it's hard watching her fall. And that twist, I honestly didn't see that one coming. But I loved the outcome. I despise bullies and I love seeing them get what is coming to them. These two are perfect for each other. They love so deeply for each other and for their families. I'll be sad to see them go but I look forward to catching up with them in future stories about this family. *I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.*
I have said it with everyone one of these books....I typically don't read a lot of romance that is high school/early college, but LA Cotton's Chastity Falls pulled me in and Wicked Bay has continued the tradition! Lo and Maverick are back in Wicked Games and it's ohhhh so good! I love this world and these complex characters. You can see how Maverick and Lo have grown through the books, but they still have so much growth and healing to do both by themselves and as a couple. I loved this latest installment. I hope there is so much more to come in this world. The characters are complex and juicy and the writing sucks you in. I didn't want to put it down! I'm a Wicked addict! Bring on the next book!