From USA Today bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a forbidden age-gap romance. Angst... drama... friendship... and football. Will you survive senior year?
Peyton Myers has always been the life of the party.
But behind her smile and sass is a girl lost and alone, searching for her place in the world.
Xander Chase has always been on the outside looking in.
But behind his cool indifference and hard exterior is a guy afraid to open his heart to anyone.
When he saves Peyton from a tragic accident, their lives are entwined forever. But Xander's not the hero of her story... no matter how much she wants him to be.
She's a girl with her whole life ahead of her.
He's a guy who is drifting through life.
And although these two lost souls might be able to heal each other, there's one glaring problem.
She's out of his league...
And completely forbidden.
* Tragic Lies is a 100,000-word standalone romance in the Rixon High series. It deals with some sensitive issues that some readers may find distressing, this book is recommended for readers 17+
My favorite Rixon High couple!!
I really LOVED Xander and Peyton’s story!! They were both so damaged from their pasts. Completely different circumstances, but they understood each other’s pain. He was her hero, rescuer, best friend and lover, but people were unaccepting of the age gap. She was 18 and he was 28. Personally the age gap didn’t bother me. If she was 16, that would have been different. But she was legal. The only thing was that they both had issues to deal with before having an easier relationship. Especially Xander. I FREAKING LOVED XANDER!!!! He’s definitely on my top list of book boyfriends!!! But Peyton was an amazing character too! They were both such complex characters and so well written!!! They’re my favorite couple in the Rixon High series!!!
Did not finish
I tried really hard to get through this book and just couldn’t
Romanticizes Trauma, Suicide and Abuse
Save your $5 and your time. not sure what the author was thinking with this one. It’s a lazy, calloused grab at an age gap / trauma bond romance?? It Romanticizes trauma born mental illness and suicide. Then uses adolescent trauma to justify grooming, sexual, emotional, mental abuse, and worst of all, victim blaming and shaming. All after a weak, shady disclaimer presented by the author at the beginning. Like the author trying to assuage their guilt and accountability for this thoughtless mess.