~Book Review~ “Rise” by L.A. Cotton


My Review:

Eva, Rafe and the rest of Black Hearts Still Beat are back in L.A. Cotton’s new release, Rise.  Rise picks up where Rush left off and should not be read as a standalone.

Eva takes her budding music career on tour with Black Hearts Still Beat to help out her parents financially after they are left buried in medical bills.  She knew things would be complicated and uncomfortable. She wasn’t sure why Rafe ghosted her, but she’s willing to make the best of things for the tour.

Even though they try to avoid one another, they just can’t.  and, ignoring their feelings for one another is almost impossible.  Rafe and Eva can’t stop the feelings they have for one another. But, Levi is the twist.  He cares about Eva too, and Rafe is caught in the middle. Why Eva seems to sooth Levi’s beast, no one knows, but Rafe can’t seem to take what he wants and leave Levi behind.

There is so much angst!!!  It’s a love triangle for sure, except Levi’s love isn’t necessarily romantic a this point even though it is definitely sitting between Rafe and Eva.  We also find out a bit more about Rafe and Levi’s childhood, which is dark and gives readers some clues into why their relationship is the way it is.

Molly is still awesome as Eva’s BFF!  Letty, her new assistant is pretty amazing as well.  Riley is definitely up top no good and Hudson and Damon add great depth to the story as well.

The angst and drama in this book come to a head when the band, specifically Levi, finds out that Eva was in remission for cancer and his world comes crashing down.  There is crazy fallout to be faced and major decisions that need to be made Of course, knowing book three is on the way makes the unresolved issues a bit easier to handle, but readers will definitely be left wanting more!  I know I was! 4.5 stars.





𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 (Black Hearts Still Beat #2), an 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡, 𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙨𝙩𝙮, 𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙠 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚  from bestselling author L A Cotton, is live!


𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸, 𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲.




𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 (Black Hearts Still Beat #2)



Audio Coming Soon


𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗲: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗲 (Black Hearts
Still Beat #3)
𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘭 8, 𝘱𝘳𝘦-𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸





𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘌𝘷𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘙𝘶𝘴𝘩: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 (𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵 #1)









Eighteen-year-old Eva Walker knew going on tour with Black Hearts Still Beat would be complicated.


She didn’t expect to find herself torn between two brothers.


One wants her but he walked away before.


The other needs her but she doesn’t understand why.


It’s only time before the truth comes out, and when it does, nothing will be the same for Country’s newest sweetheart and the black-hearted boys of Rock.






Angsty. Edgy. 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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