Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Release Blitz + Giveaway + Review: The First Time is the Hardest by L.A. Cotton

Title: The First Time is the Hardest
Series: Austin Brothers, Book One
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 6, 2016
Review Source: IndieSage PR

Mila Austin and her best friend, Lucas Gennery, made a pact: graduate college, return home, and start the rest of their lives … together.

One phone call changed everything.

Now, Mila is back in Radeno, Texas, lost and alone with an ache in her heart eased by the one person she shouldn’t get close to—Lucas’s older brother, Ryan.

Grief bonds them, tethers them in a way Mila didn’t see coming, and when it’s time to let go, she’s not sure if she can.

Because finally letting go of Lucas could mean losing Ryan as well.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but the first time is the hardest.

This is a sweet love story that captures your heart, in more ways than one. A story that shows that your heart is not only capable of healing, but finding love that you never knew existed.

Lucas was the only man that Mila loved. He was her heart and soul and everything in between. When Lucas died, so did Mila. She didn't know how she would function. She didn't know how to go on. Looking to her brothers for comfort helped, although it didn't heal. Mila didn't think that would ever happen. She and Lucas had plans. They were going to grow old together. This was not in the cards.

The day of Lucas' funeral, Mila had to escape. She couldn't breathe and she needed to escape. The very last person that she expected solace from, was Lucas' older brother, Ryan. He was a boad boy. He left home at an early age and he never looked back. He wasn't the golden child and as a matter of fact, his mother let it slip that she wished it was he that died and not Lucas.

Ryan was hurting. His brother was the only one that he could rely on. He actually, was the only one that Ryan ever loved. How can he go on without Lucas? Can Mila fill that void? The two soon realize that they are good for one another. However ... will each family approve? Ryan is not the ultimate man that anyone wishes for Mila. Will they overcome the odds? Will they find comfort in each others arms?

The First Time is the Hardest is a short and sweet story. As the series debut novella, I would say that she did a bang up job. So many emotions throughout the pages. I read this in one sitting, because I needed to know where the road would lead. Be sure to one-click today and read Lucas, Ryan and Milas story; it is definitely one of a kind!

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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