Thursday, March 29, 2018



WICKED LIES (Wicked Bay #3)


The third book in the bestselling YA series from L A Cotton is LIVE!!! 

To celebrate L A Cotton is giving one lucky winner the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and  a Wicked Bay Bundle (including a signed set of paperbacks and series swag).


To the outside world, seventeen-year-old Kyle Stone has it all. A future playing the sport he loves, money and status, and his forever girl by his side. But Kyle’s good at pretending; hiding what he doesn’t want others to see. Because Kyle has secrets, the kind that can change everything.

Pretty, popular, and dating one of Wicked Bay High’s rising football stars, Laurie Davison is living the life most girls only dream about. But behind closed doors, she feels like a fake. Keeping up appearances is exhausting, and the one person she should be able to turn to is the person pushing her away.

They say love conquers all, but lies destroy. And when the truth comes out, hearts don’t only get hurt.

They get ruined.


Note: Wicked Lies can be read as a standalone but will be better enjoyed when read in series order


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Amazon/Goodreads Rating:  4/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating:  7/10

Wicked Lies is the third book in the Wicked Bay series and just like the other two books, I struggled with the first part of the book. It took  over half of it until I started getting really into the book and the storyline picked up. I was then unable to put it down. This one is Kyle’s and Laurie’s story whereas the first two are Lo’s and Maverick’s story.  It wasn't what I was expecting for the third book, because there are still more to Maverick’s and Lo’s story and I guess we're gonna get that in the fourth book in the series. There were some events that took place that focused on Maverick and Lo and I really miss getting those events from Maverick’s and Lo’s point of view, so hopefully that will be in the fourth book. Other things that I struggled with in this book were the fact that these are 17 and 18 years old rich kids in a Southern California really small town who have eluded to a mystery or lie as the author calls it in the book, but it didn’t add up to why it was such a major mystery/lie, thus the story is stagnated in this area.  The fact that the author is from the UK writing about American teenage kids in California might explain why I feel she doesn't do her research fully enough and uses words and phrases that are not what American teenage kids in California would be saying. There are words that are UK words according to my other book buddies that are from overseas. It takes away from the scenes having to stop and find out. If it wasn't for the last like 40% of the book I would not be able to give it the rating that I am because there is just way too much that I struggled with in the beginning of the book. I will be reading the next book in the series as I understand that will be the more of Lo’s and Maverick’s story and I see how she had more stuff leading up to the fall where I’m assuming the next book will be taking place.  I just hope that it doesn't take me about halfway into the book to really start getting interested in the book but I can say that the second half of her books are over the top wonderful reads allowing me to give it 4 star rating.



Edgy. Angsty. Addictive Romance.

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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