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The Game You Play

Rixon Raiders, Book 2
Narrated by: Sarah Puckett, Wen Ross
Series: Rixon Raiders Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready.... The Raiders are back!

Felicity Giles has a list.

Lose her virginity.
Meet her knight-in-shining-armor and fall in love.
Have the best senior year a girl can have.
The only problem? Her knight isn’t a saint, he’s a villain, and she’s pretty sure he’ll destroy her before ever handing over a piece of his heart.

Jason Ford has a plan.

Win State and go down as one of the most successful quarterbacks in Rixon Raider history.
Head off to college and pursue his dream of being drafted to the NFL.
Avoid the girl under his skin. Felicity Giles, his stepsister’s best friend and perpetual pain in his ass.

She’s annoying as hell.
Quirky.
She’s a game to him, nothing more.

Until his arch rival comes after him and the few people he cares about...and Felicity gets caught in the crossfire.

And suddenly, hating her feels a whole lot like falling in love.

The Game You Play is the second book in the Rixon Raiders series. All books in this series can be enjoyed as stand-alones!

The Trouble With You
The Game You Play
The Harder You Fall
(coming soon)

©2019 L. A. Cotton (P)2019 L. A. Cotton

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Amazing Sports Romance!!

This book was amazing I love the level of angst it had. I loved the character development and the chemistry between them. I just really enjoyed this book. I have to go back and listen to the first book. The narration was done really well. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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Must listen!!

First of all I have read this book but listening to it made it even better. It got me more involved in the story! Chills!!


I love LA cottons books but this series has become my favourite which I wasn’t expecting with all the other good books.

Jason book is my favourite over Cam but it a close one. I just loved the whole switch around and felicity personality just was brilliant. I thought they went great together.

I liked the twists and the family within the team. The banter and the emotions. It a must read for me!

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Felicity and Jason

I absolutely love this series! This couple has some explosive chemistry and of course throughout the majority of the book Jason maintains his reputation. The ending is awesome! If you haven’t already fell in love with these characters, then you’ll definitely after this book. Sarah and Wen do an awesome job with the narrative and bringing this book to life!!
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Really liked it

I listened to book 1 which focused more on Hailee and her relationship with her stepbrother Jason so I was happy to be listening to book 2 in the series.
This book focused on Jason and Hailee’s friend Felicity, and again is a hate/love book and is told in both Jason and Felicity’s POV.
Jason is a player, and he disappointed me a lot through the book, he used Felicity so much and it angered me. What angered me more was Felicity put up with it even though she was crumbling inside!
BUT, we do see a softer side to Jason when he lets his walls down, which kind of redeemed him.
Overall I really liked it, it can be listened or read as a standalone book. The narration was great as was the story.
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Loved book 2 so damn much!

I really wanted to hear this book because I was looking for closure between what was up between Jace and Thatcher. This explains a lot into Jason’s attitude and actions. This book is full of angst again and New Adult romance is ripe for it!

Really, really enjoyed this book but I can’t wait for Asher and Mia’s story and hopefully Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross do the next book in this amazing series.

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The Game You Play

I love The Game You Play. It is a standalone but it is also part of a series so the characters are all interconnected and ones we met in book 1. This is Jason and Felicity's story. Jason is an unlikable bad boy throughout most of the story but, of course, L.A. Cotton makes us like him by the end. There is a lot of angst and drama in the story. If you loved book 1, then you'll love this one just as much. I'm looking forward to Asher and Mya's story in the next book in this series. Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross are both amazing narrators and did a wonderful job bringing this story to life.
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Love the Angst!

This second book can easily be listened as a standalone but I think it probably makes more sense with having read the first book. If you're in the mood for a super angsty and surprising YA romance (even as an adult) this is a fabulous listen. I ended up being surprised and definitely didnt see some of the decisions and reasoning for decisions coming. Very well written and filled my craving for some angst and drama!

These two narrators are amazing and the both gave wonderful performances that were perfect for this small town YA listen. Loved the collaboration!

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Just missed the mark

I really liked the first book in those series but I just couldn’t get over what an a** Jason was to felicity the whole time and I couldn’t figure out how she fell for him. I get the bad boy thing but ugh he was just such a jerk. If you like a bad boy romance you’ll defiantly like this one. Well written and narrated im just clearly not in a bad boy mood.

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Compelling!

The Game You Play by L.A. Cotton pulled me in immediately. I love compelling characters and Felicity and Jason were the ticket. They had incredible chemistry in this standalone listen. Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross were wonderful bringing the characters to life. They had realistic emotions, and are so talented. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for suggesting this awesome football rivalry listen! I loved it.

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My favorite, so far!!!

Gah!!! I can't get over how quickly I tore through this audiobook! Jason and Felicity were so hot together! Jason, oh Jason, he drove me batty at times but he's still so sweet and caring for those he loves. Felicity was quirky and fun. She is definitely one of those unique characters that you just can't help but to root for!! Enjoued this one a ton!

The narration by Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross was engaging! They sound fantastic together... Puckett can totally pull off a college girl any day!! Ross was a great Jason... he seemed to capture that aloofness while still coming off charismatic.

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  • bookbruin
  • 11-12-19

QB One is officially off the market!

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The Game You Play surprised me in a good way. After listening to the first book, I wasn't a huge fan of the hero (Jason), but I hoped for the best and dove in. I have to say that LA Cotton did a very good job redeeming this alpha a-hole. This is an angsty YA/NA romance, so don't expect rainbows and unicorns. Jason really lives up to his reputation for being a manwhore and world class jerk many times in the book and though I still don't love him, I do feel like I understand him and his motivations better. I didn't enjoy all the OW drama and that he still "passed the time" after things had already started with Felicity (even if it wasn't official and he denied his feelings/the connection). I liked Felicity and that she grew through the course of the book, but I do wish that she would have put her foot down more and not been a complete doormat for Jason.

I understand that this is YA/NA, so miscommunications and misunderstandings are par for the course, but the entire feud with Thatcher and his threats were a bit much. As I did in the first book, I often wondered where the parental supervision was and still feel like having this book series take place in college would have been a better choice. Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross did a wonderful job narrating and I really enjoyed all of the emotion they put into it. Puckett's performance was especially moving. I'm excited for Asher (and Mya's!) story next, especially after he was friend zoned by Felicity and his selflessness at the end of the book.

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  • Kylie
  • 15-12-19

This Series Is So Good

You will remember Felicity and Jason from the first book. Jason was the meanest from the first book so I was scared I wouldn’t be able to root for him. By the end I was fully behind he and Felicity and I can’t wait for the next book!

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  • Drifter
  • 06-04-20

QB finally gives love a chance!

I asked to receive this free review Audible book and wrote this unbiased review.
L. A. Cotton has written a high school romance filled with lots of angst, drama, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, revelations, and love. In other words typical feelings of high schoolers. Jason feels love is not for him and we will learn why. Felicity knows this but her heart can't help itself. Their road to love is a rocky one that is filled with twists and turns. You will feel like kicking some sense into Jason.

Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross are two extremely talented narrators. They draw you into the story by making you feel the emotions of these characters. I highly recommend this Audible book.

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  • FS Meurinne
  • 12-03-20

Fantastic one of my favorites

The audiobook was fantastic and totally recommend it Wen Ross is great and Sarah Puckett did a terrific job. This series has become one of my top favorite ones, Jason and Felicity, they have been getting at each other, their back and forth animosity, Jason always hurting Felicity, all the angst between them and the chemistry they can't deny, all the drama surrounding them, the twists and the angst will grab you and hold you until you are done. This is a perfect read for enemies to lovers trope lovers, I absolutely recommend reading the first one, and I can't wait for more from the author, a top favorite 2019 read!

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  • darlene palma
  • 11-03-20

Amazing

I loved the book when reading it but listening to these great narrators brought this book to life! I highly recommend this epic audiobook!

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  • @bookish_kayy
  • 11-03-20

Touchdown for QB1

Y’all, I think I spent about 85% of this book cussing Jase out!
Ok, now that I have that out...
I loved seeing Cam and Hailee all loved up, and sweet Asher holding back from shooting his shot, while encouraging the rest of the world to not mess things up. And I can’t wait for Asher’s book.
But Jase & Flick? When I got done yelling at him, my whole heart just pitter pattered over his sweetness that he kept tucked far far away.
His walls were high, but she scaled them like a champ.
This stuff right here? Absolute heart melting GOLD:
“I’d chase you to the ends of the earth. You’re mine, Felicity. Every single piece of you.”
A million stars. Seriously.
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  • Ariadna B.
  • 03-03-20

Awesome angsty, sports romance. 💗

This was such a great story. I wasn’t aware it was technically the second book in the series, but I don’t think I missed much. Regardless, the story was completely captivating and I found myself lost in it pretty quickly.

I am a lover of the angst factor and THE GAME YOU PLAY had plenty of it. Felicity and Jason were amazing. I just loved these two so much. Rooting for them was easy peasy and their love was just the stuff of romance dreams. Did I mentioned I loved them? Gah! All the heart eyes for these two.

Narration was performed by Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross and they were fantastic! Both brought all the emotions to life so beautifully. I really enjoyed everything about this audio. 5 stars.

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  • Reading_Junkie28
  • 29-02-20

You will Swoon❤️

Felicity & Jason are everything. Their story will suck you in and have you begging for more. I am utterly speechless! This book is hands down AMAZING. These words are filled with so much raw emotion they will have your gut turning. The angst will have you on the edge of your seat but the LOVE. The love will totally swoon you.

That audio was AMAZING and really brought the story to life! Can’t wait for Ashers audio to be released!

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  • Renee
  • 16-02-20

Great Listen

This is a sport romance about a cocky quarterback who has an attitude and a point to prove and a goal in mind. Gradate and get drafted in the NFL. His stepsisters best friend is nothing more than an annoying distraction. If you have read the first book then you know who Jason is and I am sure you were wanting his story. Well now you have it and it is well worth listening too.

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  • brenda l. moreno
  • 13-02-20

Loved it

I really enjoyed the narrators they are just awesome! The storyline itself was very intriguing and enjoyable. The characters were lovable and their chemistry was perfect. I recommend. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.