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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
Categories: Romance, Sports
4.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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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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  • Book Bruin
  • 11-12-2019

QB One is officially off the market!

Overall 3.5 stars Performance 4 stars Story 3 stars 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. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • Kylie
  • 15-12-2019

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! 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

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  • Shy G.
  • 05-10-2020

My Thoughts on The Game You Play

4.5 of 5 stars Book two of the Rixon Raiders series by L.A. Cotton was a whirlwind of emotion. I liked the way it was written for so many reasons. No full on flashback scenes or chapters. Instead telling me plenty to understand what had happened not only between Jason and Felicity but also certain aspects of Jason's past that are important to who he is now. I'll admit that while I loved Felicity pretty much from the beginning, Jason was sometimes frustratingly cruel and I often wanted Felicity to just wring his neck and maybe knee him somewhere he'd remember instead of fall for him. But he did eventually grow on me. I'm not sure he'll stand out as my favorite of these guys after this series is done but this book itself was well worth reading and will still have me coming back for more of this author. I had the pleasure of reading and listening to this book and one of the other things that kept me hooked to the story was the stand out narration. I loved Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross in this story. Both of them do a fantastic job of showing the right emotion for the moment whether it be sadness, happiness, anger or even disgust. There are reasons I've come to prefer having professional narration to experience my stories more and more and these two narrators are part of the reason.

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  • Mel @thevocalromancer
  • 13-09-2020

Angsty enemies to lovers with a swoony HEA.

Ahhhh. Jason and Flick. I was so eager for this story after finishing book one, and L.A. Cotton delivered! Jason is a tough character; he's a mess with a lot of issues. Felicity (Flick) is just driving him mad, but that's because he doesn't understand his feelings for her. The author reveals why he did what he did for Felicity. He's under alot of pressure and you learn about his intentions behind his actions. This is an angsty enemies to lovers romance filled with steam and drama, with awesome case of characters who you can't help but love. Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross are wonderful in this narration. I just loved it!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-2020

Excellent continuation

This is the first series, second book, I've read/listened to by L A Cotton. I loved this book even more than the first...and that is saying a lot! The characters have completely gained my heart and I'm completely invested in their stories! I cried, smiled, then cried some more. I look forward to the next book! Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross are excellent narrators. Their performances truly brought this book to life. They are two of my favorite narrators! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Jenn Bonfadini
  • 02-07-2020

Loved Felicity and Jason!

Book Two is just as fantastic as book one! I fell in love even more with these characters and the Rixon Raiders world that LA Cotton has built. A fantastic book, one filled with heartbreak and sacrifice, I hung on every word performed by Sarah and Wen. I adore these two narrating together! They are two of my favorites and a seriously dynamic duo. Loved it so much! Jason is a serious asshole, but I loved his transformation and the levels of him that you get to see as his layers are peeled away. So many feels in this one. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • michelle kettler
  • 16-04-2020

great series

Fantastic story. I really enjoy this series. I was given this book for a honest review and I can say you definitely want to read and listen to this series. Jason was a real A-hole in this first book and he starts out the same in thistle. Then when he and Fe start hooking up he begins to change his ways. He felt pressured to be the best and pushes and pulls poor Fe around. A few times I just wanted to scream. The audiobook was amazing. Love the narration. very complete and strong characters. I cant wait to complete this series. Looking forward to Ash.

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 16-04-2020

Property of a Raider

I loooved this book so hard!!!!!! Jason and Flick exceeded my expectations and beyond! Jason wasnt nearly as bad as I thought he would be. and the narration was AMAZING!!!! LOVED IT SO MUCH!!! *Audiobook Obsession Reviewer*

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2020

YA BULLY ROMANCE

This book was okay overall but I could not get over Jason's character. I was hoping for a better redeeming moment where I would see the light and the universe would be okay again. great performance as always, 🎧AudiobookObsession

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  • Drifter
  • 06-04-2020

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. 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

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  • 💜SarahBookNerd💜
  • 13-10-2020

a fab listen!

Just when u think a series cannot get better..... boom! It has angst and passion! Urgh amazing! the narrators where fab and drew you into the story!

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  • Dektolia
  • 22-07-2020

Stand alone story with great narration

The Game You Play is the second book in the Rixon Raiders series, but you don’t have to listen to the first one to enjoy this one. The same characters feature prominently in both books, but they’re a lot nicer in the second book. I actually want to go back to listen to the first book again to revisit the characters and an old event because I had a drastically more positive impression of them from this book. You know when you get to the twist at end of the movie The Sixth Sense, how you think back over the events to see if it could be true? The same thing happened in the second half of this book. I actually listened to a couple hours in the middle a second time trying to see if it made sense (the narrators are amazing, so I didn't mind listening to it again, though it totally did come out of nowhere). There were also a couple times at the beginning of the book, mainly in a character's thoughts, that pushed the boundaries of no means no, and I was disappointed that a coach in 2019 was insulting his football players by calling them "ladies". I would have liked to give story 4.5 stars. Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross are fabulous narrators and if I could give them more than 5 stars, I would. I always appreciate dual narrators for stories with dual points of view, and these two make a great team to bring the story to life. I almost never listen to audiobooks more than once, but i’ve already listened to the middle of this one twice and I would go back to listen to the first one again because it's another great performance by these narrators. #AudiobookObsession

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  • Lovingbooks1
  • 29-06-2020

Lovely story

I loved this story but I hated Jason in the beginning. Felicity had backbone although in the beginning I found her a little weak. No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings Good dialogues Secondary characters that had me yearning for their stories. Lots of feelings in this story and intense love scenes. Young love is scary, heartbreaking and beautiful. Narrators: I love these two, they are reading with such intensity and making the story and the characters come alive. The pronunciation is clear and NOT once did I feel that the sound was to sharp. Wonderful narrators 5 stars overall #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Nina B.
  • 08-06-2020

Book 2

I really enjoyed this book. I’m excited for book 3. I love the characters, even if Jason is a huge Jackwagon. There is more to him once he is uncovered. Sometimes it seemed odd to me that they were only in high school b/c of the drinking and sexual experience. Maybe I’m old school lol. The narration is great! I definitely recommend this series. 🎧audiobook Obsession

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  • Crystal
  • 18-05-2020

The Bad Boy Falls For His Good Girl

The Game You Play is the second book in the Rixon Raiders Series. I was hooked into this story, it flows nicely, it has drama, emotion, young adult, and football rivarly. All the things I like in my stories. The narrators Sarah and Wen did a wonderful job with the narration, and they brought the characters to life. I liked listening to them. Looking forward to listening to Asher and Mia's story next.

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  • ronigirl
  • 16-04-2020

The Game Is A Hit With Me👍

L.A. Cotton, you wrote a 5-⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ hit with this installment of "The Game You Play, Book 2 of Rixon Raiders Series." Jas and Felicity love story will be one I'll remember for a longtime. It was filled with so much RAW emotions and unforgivable pain, it enthralled me in wanting MORE of their story. It was intense and sexually CHARGED. "The Game You Play" is a Must-Read-Romance. Now, for our narrator's Sarah Puckett and Wen Ross. They are my 'Dream Team' of Audiobooks. If I see their names on the cover, I know I'm going to love it because of them. Sarah and Wen knows how to bring it to WIN it. They became Jas and Felicity to bring them to life. I freaking love this duet. You guys deserve every bit of these 5-⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!!! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧ronigirl

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 31-03-2020

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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  • Sarah
  • 11-03-2020

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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  • Mickey
  • 18-02-2020

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!! 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • R. Simons
  • 03-02-2020

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. 🎧 AudiobookObessionReviewer