On The Rebound (Steinbeck U #1) by L.A. Cotton #Review

Title: On The Rebound

Author: L.A. Cotton 

Series: Steinbeck U #1

Release Date:  December 15th 2020

Length:  383  pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Delesty Books

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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They say your first love leaves a mark.

For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.

He was her best friend.

Her first kiss.

Her everything.

Until one day, he wasn’t.

Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore.



He’s devoid of emotion.

Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

Now he’s the King of Steinbeck University and she’s the new girl on campus … and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.

**** My Review ****

Every time I read a book by an author who is new to me I try to keep my expectations low so that the thrill is greater. And L. A Cotton has managed to leave me breathless this time. Her writing high jacked my thoughts from the very beginning, giving me everything I love in a book and more. Surely, I’ve read lots of amazing YA angsty romance, but this one here left me gasping for air and on the edge of my seat till the end, lifting this genre to a whole new level.

Trying to survive and start a new life after a tragedy that can break even the strongest among us. Calli ends up at the same college that hew estranged brother attends. The last thing she needs is to come face-to-face with the boy who once was her everything. Her best friend, her first kiss, her first true love, and first heartbreak. And now that boy is a man dark as hell, and twice as hot. A man whose words cut like blades and whose actions crush her heart…. Is she strong enough to survive all that? What hurts the most is being tortured without knowing why. Will she ever discover the truth?

For the better part of the book, I was struggling to figure out what was going on. Where all that hatred came from? Can they tame that insane attraction? Trying to make the puzzle pieces fit together and believe me this author didn’t make it easy and I loved that. I also loved Calli, this amazing young woman who doesn’t give up because of heavy weather. And Zach… OMG…he’s a hero you love to hate and hate to love. He had me questioning my sanity and my morals as I was slowly falling in love with this jerk that no father would like around their daughters. I literally wanted to get in the book and punch him, then I wanted to cuddle with him…. And those two together, the agonizing push and pull, the hysterical bantering, heartbreaking truths, and off-charts chemistry are absolute perfection and amazing gift of this incredible author.

 To say I was nailed to the pages from the very beginning is such an understatement. I literally couldn’t put the book down, I loved every single moment of this emotionally charged and unpredictable journey, full of twists, misdirection, and half-truths. The plot is so sharp and unique with the perfect amount of angst, drama, and heartbreak. And the epic love story in the middle of all that drama is more than perfect.

If you’re looking for a book that will leave you unable to step away from the story and more than willing to return to the pages one more time, then this is it. It is the perfect choice for you.


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Read the prequel to Zach and Calli’s story, Trick or Treat, An ‘On the Rebound’ Prequel Story, available FREE here!

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****About the Author****

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON 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 LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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