WICKED GAMES (Wicked Bay #4)


The fourth book in the bestselling YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton is LIVE!!!


 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… 





I received an ARC of Wicked Games by the very talented Author L A Cotton. In exchange for an honest opinion. This is my (mismousey) very honest opinion of her book.
Having read several of Ms. Cotton’s book’s already. This one is written in her tremendous style of intrigue, love and suspense. She has you at the edge of your seat( page). Wanting more and more of the story.
In this particular book Wicked Games- we find our main characters Maverick and Lo going through changes. Maverick is now away in college playing basketball. And Lo is left behind during her senior year at high school.( In order to beable to actually follow this couple and understand all the challenges they have faced. You will need to read the first books in this series.) Lo gets a job at a spots bar as waitress. Things at home are sorta hard for her. Along with having to handle the issue of her boyfriend being in college.
Back in college the Zack is the head of the frat and he likes to play games. Bad ones.But there is someone else that has been playing games with Lo. Who you ask and what happens?? These are the wicked games they play. And you need to read ths hot story!
I recommend this book to all young adults, who love a good contemporary romance. I give this a 5 mouse paw rating. Now what are you waiting for? Run and get your copy at the the nearest location today. Ms Cotton- I look forward to the next in the series. Got to have more of Maverick and Lo!




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“Maverick?” I gasped
at the sight of my boyfriend leaning against the hood of his car. “What are

He stalked toward me,
buried his hands in my hair, and kissed me. Deep and slow and full of unspoken
promises. Our tongues tangled together as he guided me against the side of his
car, pressing into me, showing me just how much he’d missed me.

“Maverick,” I
murmured, curling my hands into his t-shirt.

“Fuck, I’ve missed
you,” he breathed between kisses.

When he finally pulled
away and stared down at me with those intense eyes of his, my mind cleared.
“Why are you here?” I arched a brow. I wanted to believe it was because he
missed me and just had to see me but there was something glittering his eyes.

“I missed you,” he


His walls slammed up
and he narrowed his eyes. I let out a heavy sigh, able to see straight through
him. “Kyle told you, didn’t he?” 

“It should have come
from you.”  He gave me a pointed look that I felt all the way down to the
pit of my stomach.

“That’s not fair.” I
stepped back, running a hand through my hair. “I called last night to tell you
and you were—”

“Shit, I know.” He
tilted his face skyward and let out a long sigh. “This, me being away, it’s
harder than I thought it would be.” When his eyes met mine again, my shoulders relaxed,
the annoyance ebbing away. 

“I know. We both just
need to give it time.” I slid my fingers through his belt loops, pulling us
together. “And we both need to relax a little. I can’t freak out every time you
go to a party and you can’t freak out that I’m working here.” 

He stiffened but I
yanked harder. “Maverick.”

“I won’t pretend to
like it, because I don’t.” His dark gaze flicked behind us to Hitters. “But I
trust you, Lo, and I know you need this.”

“Thank you.” I leaned
up pressing a kiss to his jaw, but Maverick dipped his head, capturing my lips
in a breath-taking kiss. 

“Maybe we should take
this somewhere else,” I whispered. “Unless you have to get back to SU?”

“I don’t need to be
back until morning. You have me all night.” His voice was thick with need, and
it softened something inside of me.

“Perfect. I’ll text my
dad and let him know we’ll be at the pool house.” 

His eyes danced with
desire as he kissed me again and then opened the door for me. I slid inside and
waited for him. There was so much I wanted to ask but I didn’t want to ruin the
moment either. So I sat quietly while he drove us back to his house. 

“I can’t believe
you’re here,” I said as he pulled into the drive away and cut the engine. 

“I wanted to see you.”

“Wanted to or needed

“Both, I guess,” he
admitted, reaching over and sliding his fingers into mine. “I’m not going to
lie to you, Lo, I was pissed when Kyle told me about Hitters. But mostly, I was
pissed it came from him and not you.”

“Maverick, I— you’re
right. I should have told you. I should have made you listen. But Gus is good
people. And Sarah and Liam seem really nice. And it means I don’t have to be
there so much.”

His expression
softened. Maverick didn’t need me to spell it out for him, he knew how hard
things had been since Stella and Bethany had moved in a little over a week ago.
“Come on, let’s go inside. We’ve missed you.”

“We?” I asked as I
climbed out of the car. Maverick smirked, holding out his hand for me.

“Yeah, me and him.” He
dropped his eyes to his crotch and I rolled my eyes.

“Oh my god, you’re
turning into Kyle.”

“I thought you dug
that cocky humor he has going for him?”

“Gross.” I smacked his
arm. “That’s my cousin you’re taking about.”

“When you say it like
that…” Maverick grimaced and pulled me into the yard. The Stone-Prince house
had become my second home over the summer. Which was weird since I once hated
the place and everything it stood for. But now I kind of loved it. Not to
mention the fact it housed three of my favourite people. 

“Should we go inside
and say hello?” I flicked my head to the main house, but Maverick was already
pulling me toward the pool house. 

“We can say hello
later or in the morning.”

I couldn’t hide my
smile at that. Even if it was only a flying visit, Maverick was home and didn’t
want to waste a single second of it.






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.







Redemption and Regrets
by L.A. Cotton
Chastity Falls #4
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Suspense, Mystery


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Four years ago, I had everything. All it took was the snap of his fingers and he ripped it out from under me.

Betrayed, by my own father.

His enemies want me dead and old allies want me back in their ranks to help take what’s owed. And while I’m trying to figure out what I want, there’s her. The one I watch from the shadows, afraid to bare myself to her—the real me.

Hard. Cold. Deadly.

She should fear me—Braiden Donohue—but I’m not the only one keeping secrets, and I must discover what she’s hiding.

Before it’s too late.

Redemption will be afforded, regrets will be atoned.

Welcome back to Chastity Falls.




I received an ARC from the author LA COTTON in exchange for an honest opinion. This is Mismousey’s very honest opinion of her book REDEMPTION & REGRETS CHASTITY FALLS BOOK 4.

Now this mouse has to say – she has read all of the books in this amazing series. I was looking forward to this next book so much. Ms. Cotton did not let me down one bit. Nope not at all -matter of fact she surprised me with this storyline completely.

Having read all of her books – I know her writing her style. And in this book she is true to form with it. The author brought all of the emotions (love-hate- guilt-forgiveness-revenge-regret). Whereas the reader is not only able to read them but also feel them. Ms. Cotton has you held captive from the very beginning -when you open the book. You – the reader -are held hostage till the very end needing to know what happens next. You find yourself on the edge of the page – turning an turning to find out what happens till the very end.

The way in which these amazing characters are defined and detailed. You are able to visualize them right before your eyes. What about the scenes? My goodness- they are described so terrific and in such detail. The details are described so well. You are able to see the actual scene right before your eyes. Picture this – Branden being beaten so severely in a basement over and over again. That he can hardly stay upright on the chair. His face is a mess- yet he tells them nothing.   You are feel that you are a part of them.  Can you imagine seeing Braiden Donohue reuniting with his sister? Can you imagine Branden being beaten like that?

As our story opens – We find our main character Braiden Donohue just being released from prison. He is wondering if anyone will be waiting for him when he gets out. He doesn’t care – his own father turned his back on and grandfather has left him to rot in prison. When he is released – his kid sister Briony met him. Her and her boyfriend picked him up -took him back to their apartment.

Luke wants Braiden to come back into the fold. As soon as they get back to the apartment he goes to meet the guys and talk with them. They want to met with Braiden- so he goes back to get him. Before Braiden decides to rejoin he wants to think about it.

Braiden leaves town -Luke takes him to his ex-girlfriend apartment that she rents out. The only thing is he has to do is lay low an use another name. Braiden Donohue does not exist here at all. Here he is Braiden Kelly and he meets Cara O’Conner. Not realizing that she is the daughter of the man that killed his father- and tried to kill his sister -ordered the hit on him.

As our story continues Braiden falls in love Cara. But realizes that they can not be together. Her father will not allow it. O’Conner gives Braiden a choice. What will Braiden choose? Redemption or Regrets? This story has so many twist and turns .

It has held captive from the moment you open the book till very end of the end of the book. You are left wanting more and more of this gripping -moving-mind blowing story. At the en of the story you find yourself wanting more of Chastity Falls – asking is there going to be another book? OH PLEASE OH PLEASE SAY YES!!

I recommend this book this book to all readers. Especially those that love contemporary romance , suspense. Mismousey gives this book a firm rating of 80 of 5 mouse paws. Now RUN TO GOODREADS AND ADD IT TO YOUR TO READ LIST -THEN JUMP ON OVER TO AMAZON AN GET YOUR COPY  OF THIS TERRIFIC-AMAZING-GENIUS BOOK TODAY!!!

Now read further for the interview that I had with L.A.Cotton . Mismousey is sure you will enjoy it.

Today we have the pleasure of having with us the amazing very talented AUTHOR LA COTTON. I am very honored to have here with us this morning-to discuss your latest book. REDEMPTION & REGRETS CHASTITY FALLS BOOK 4. I have followed this series from the beginning to now. And I am so looking forward to this discussion. With that being said- May I call L. A. ? And I see from your bio that your from a small town in the middle of England- your mum of 2 little people. With all the recent events that have taken place over in Europe recently. How has it affected your life? and your as a writer?

L A – Honestly, I’m not entirely sure how to answer this question. Recent events in Europe were tragic and heart breaking, but similar events are happening all over the world every day, and as a mother of two small children, I fear what the future holds for them. Of what the world will be like when they grow. I want to believe that good will prevail but I’d be lying if I said these weren’t scary times.


Mousey–Have you always known you wanted to write? Who or what influenced you to write?

L A – I have only been writing for a little over two years, but I have always been creative. I kept a diary as a young girl and enjoyed writing letters to my friends, that kind of thing. But I have always loved to read. It is something that has stayed with me through my life, and when things got a little too much a couple of years back, I turned to books. I was reading a book by Kelly Elliot (her Wanted series) and had a lightbulb moment of ‘could I do this?’ I started plotted Fate’s Love and two years later, my ninth book is due for release.


Mousey–You write a wide selection of book for both the young adult and the adult. How did you come up with these books??

L A – Hmm, I’m not sure. Fate’s Love (my debut novel) was very loosely inspired on true events (it is definitely NOT biographical, but there are elements of truth in there). And the other two books in that series were created from the characters themselves; they had stories to tell. Chastity Falls was the series I wrote to push myself as a writer. To write something a little grittier and darker. Lucky Penny started out as my attempt at an epic love story – I’m not sure it ended up that way, but it’s probably my favourite project so far. I just adore Penny and Blake’s story. And my last release, a collaboration with my good friend Jenny Siegel, was another attempt at pushing my comfort zone. Even though I’m nine books in, I still feel like I’m finding my flow and learning my craft … so who knows what will be next.


Mousey–When you created the characters in this Chastity Falls series, did you base them off of anyone?

L.A – Nope. Everything about the Chastity Falls world is fictional – except for places (Oregon etc) Chastity Falls was my first attempt at really building a whole world around the characters, but I guess I used archetypes for certain characters. For example, the outspoken but loyal best friend (Elena) or the self-assured douchebag bad guy (Braiden).


Mousey–Do you have any favourite characters in your books? If so who??

L.A – Oooh, this is always a tough one but staying true to previous answers, my favourite character to date is Keefer from Love’s Spark. He was so much fun to write. I also really enjoyed writing Elena from Chastity Falls and Marissa from Lucky Penny (both kick ass best friends).


Mousey–Having read all 3 books in your Chastity Falls series, I am totally at aw with them. You have me captured from the moment I have started reading them. Tell me, what are your plans for this series?? Is this the last we see of Chastity Falls?

L.A – I went into writing Redemption and Regrets being certain it was the end. Now … well, now it’s more of a ‘hold that thought’. I don’t have any plans to write another book in the series, but who knows. We might see more of the gang in the future.


Mousey–How can your readers connect with you -stalk you like me the mouse ?

L.A – I’m fairly visible on social media. Readers can find me regularly posting on my facebook page: and I try to keep my website up to date:


Mousey–Do you have any projects/ books in the works that you can tells us about?? Book signing coming up?

L.A – Right now, I’m trying to figure out where I want to go next. I have at least three stories in my head all vying for attention – it’s exhausting (and a little crazy). I anticipate whatever does come next will be angsty and full of tension and drama … maybe it’s my mood! LOL.


Mousey–Is there anything that you would like to tell your readers?




L.A. – Thank you. For buying my books, getting in touch, spreading the word … it really is all about the readers. That’s why we authors do what we do. I love writing. I love creating worlds. But most of all, I love knowing that someone connected with my words. So thank you.



I have so enjoyed having you with us today here on Mousey books. Loved chatting with you , your books are amazing. I have to have the next one in the Chastity Falls series with REDEMPTION & REGRETS. For all of my followers out there. YOU HAVE TO GO GET REDEMPTION & REGRETS, also LUCKY PENNY  as its a HOT READ and a MUST READ. You will find them both on AMAZON and make sure to add them to YOUR TO BE READ LIST ON GOODREADS READING LIST.


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About L.A. Cotton

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Contemporary romance and romantic suspense
… written with feeling

L.A is author of contemporary romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful reads full of angst, tension, twists and turns. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. 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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Joy Mathers has spent the last three years numb. From her past, her present, and her inevitable future. She was supposed to escape the deadbeat town of Chancing, but now it’s her prison, and she couldn’t leave…even if she wanted to.

For the last two years, Dawson Spencer has been holed up in some of the worst corners of the world. He’s seen things no man should ever see, and thought nothing could ever shock him. Until he returns to Chancing and discovers everything has changed in the town he once called home.

He thought Joy was away pursuing her dreams. She thought Dawson was never coming back. And while their connection might still be there, Joy isn’t Dawson’s anymore, and it would be better—safer—for everyone if he walked away. But walking away isn’t an option for Dawson, not this time.

He gave up everything to protect her once … and he’ll do it again.

Author’s Note: Contains adult content including references to domestic abuse and drug abuse. Recommended for readers 18 years and over.



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L.A. Cotton

Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved three thousand miles across state to escape. The memories…the whispers…the pain. 
 Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn’t smiled in almost sixteen months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt…her loyalty, Ana can’t deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her. With Jackson by her side, Ana wants to believe she can heal and move on. But she isn’t the only one living a lie, and the small private Academy has secrets of its own. All is not what it seems, and Ana is about to find herself in a tangled web of lies; fighting for survival, again. 


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Lucky Penny 
L.A. Cotton
Contemporary Romance
November 30, 2015
I was his lucky Penny. He was my light in the dark, hope in despair. Our bond was one of survival, friendship…first love. 
But then we were ripped apart and Blake Weston became the memory I turned to when everything else in my life fell apart. 
Seven years later, a summer working at Camp Chance is supposed to be my fresh start. Beautiful scenery and the chance to better the lives of foster children – kids like me. But when my eyes land on him across the fire, time stands still and feelings come rushing back to the surface. I thought I’d moved on, tucked him away in my heart. One look into his soulful blue eyes and I know I’m wrong. Blake Weston can heal the broken parts of me. Restore my hope. Love me. 
It’s our second chance. A sign we are supposed to be together. 
Isn’t it?
I was twelve when I survived the accident that killed my parents. Fourteen when I survived the devil. And sixteen when I survived a heartbreak of the worst kind. 
But in my twenty-three years, Blake Weston might just be the first thing I won’t survive. 
“Blake …” The next words lodged in my throat. What was I supposed to say here? I didn’t do this—I didn’t bare myself to people. Let alone to the one person who had known me so well once upon a time.
“Don’t, Penny. Not tonight, just enjoy this. Just this.” His thumb rubbed circles along my hand.
Finding comfort in his words—no matter how cryptic—I allowed myself to let go. At that moment, I wasn’t broken Penny trying to find the right words to say to the guy who had once been my world. I was just a girl lying next to a boy watching the stars.
Blake sighed quietly as if he was about to say something more, but when his body relaxed again, I knew the moment had passed. Maybe some things were just too hard to say—better left unsaid. Life had taught me never to take for granted the good moments because they always ended. And no sooner than we had lay down in the grass, Blake let go of my hand and rose to his feet.
“We should probably get back.”
“Okay,” I said unable to meet his eyes.
The buzz I had felt earlier following Blake into the night ebbed away and was replaced with something much more unsettling. Was this his way of saying goodbye? We still had a little over a week left; there was still time, and we were both returning to Columbus. It was goodbye but not forever. I hoped.
The short walk back to cabin row was awkward, and I fell into old habits, hugging myself tight. Blake seemed just as tense, his hands jammed in his cargo pockets and his hood still pulled up over his head. The path started to widen like the pit gnawing in my stomach. The lost me wanted to flee back to the cabin, close the door, and hide away from the emotional turmoil warring in me, but the stronger me—the me I had become thanks to Camp Chance—didn’t want to leave things like this.
“Blake …” I paused and turned to face him. “I don’t want to-”
Blake closed the distance between us and stood almost toe to toe with me. His eyes locked on mine and he stared down at me; full of unspoken promise, his gaze sent my heart into overdrive. “I shouldn’t have waited so long to do this.” His hand brushed along my jaw and into my hair drawing me close to him. He leaned down and covered my mouth with his own.
And I let him.
My body didn’t just fall against him; it melted. His touch. The feel of his lips moving against mine. How did I ever let myself forget this? Force myself to forget? His smell. The way he tasted as his tongue licked the seams of my lips before parting my mouth.
Since my first kiss, at the age of fourteen, I had kissed only three other guys: Bryan, Michael, and Cal. Bryan made me cry because he didn’t understand my anxieties, Michael was patient and kind as we explored my boundaries, and Cal made me feel nice. But none of them came close to making me feel the rainbow of emotions I was experiencing wrapped in Blake’s arms.
I didn’t ever want it to end.
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