The Trouble With You - L. A. Cotton

The Trouble With You

By L. A. Cotton

  • Release Date: 2019-06-19
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
Score: 4.5
From 89 Ratings


From the author of the Wicked Bay series, comes an angsty YA/NA enemies-to-lovers romance. Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready … The Raiders are coming!

Hailee Raine only has to survive one more year.

One year of life in her football obsessed town.
One year of nauseating school spirit.
Just one more year of her cruel step-brother Jason; and his cocky, arrogant, football-playing friends.
She hates them. Especially, Cameron Chase, the guy she thought was different.

Cameron Chase has the world at his feet.

He has it all; good looks, talent, and the charm to go with it.
He has colleges lined up at the door, all wanting a piece of Rixon Raiders star wide receiver.
Until something threatens everything he's ever worked for, and only one person can quiet the war raging inside him.
But he's supposed to hate her; his best friend's sister.

She's off-limits.
She's trouble with a capital T.

Then Hailee finds herself in the middle of a football prank gone wrong...

And suddenly hating each other never felt so good.

The Trouble With You is the first book in The Rixon Raiders series. All books in this series can be read as standalones!

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


  • Secrets can lead to sweet surprises

    By Moonlight579
    Awesome book! Ive always lived her books an this one has topped the charts again!! Live the beginning of the new series she always leaves us wanting more. Haliee and Jason have a troubled relationship. Its toxic. The sister/step-brother combo are at each other’s throats with pranks that are awful it hurts. When things come to light its life changing. I love the way I never saw the twist coming. It kept me on my toes. Its great to see how she added in the setup for her next book!! I cant wait. No cheating and a HEA. Enjoy!!
  • Wow

    By sexy_panther
    This is a amazing read that will have you hooked all the way throughout this book. This was a read that I wasn’t able to put down because was whiting to ,know what would happen next. This is a fast pace moving story that will have you glued to each word and feel the flow of the words that will have you hooked to this new series. I cane wait for the next book in this series.
  • “You’re oxygen and he’s drowning”

    By Reading_junkie28
    Oh my lord, this book will have you in your feels. I loved Hailee and Cam’s story. This book is so much more than I thought it would be. Hailee is a strong, beautiful girl about to turn 18. She has a love for art and HATE for football, especially Raiders. For the past six years she has been tormented and bullied by her step brother and his two best friends but they can’t break her, they won’t break her. She has walls built so high their antics will NEVER get in until Cam. Cam was the one Hailee thought was different when she first moved to Rixon but he quickly proved her wrong. Now he’s the boy she can’t stop thinking about and the looks he’s dishing aren’t his usual. Cam has his dreams at his finger tips. Senior year and then college ball with his best friend. He wasn’t suppose to feel the way he does, he wasn’t suppose to want the one girl whom has been off limits. When something threatens all his dreams of ever coming a reality he can’t ignore that she is the one person he finds himself needing. “She kept me sane in the quiet moments, the moments where my thoughts turned dark and went to places I didn’t want to be.” If you love young love, angst, bullying, pranks and HS alpha football drama this book is for you. This book will leave you breathless and wanting more, so much more. Jason story is next and it can’t come quick enough!
  • Addicting

    By Mamma5Star
    Cam and Hailee have sparks from the beginning. Mostly due to anger and tears or torture but when times get tough they get to see how much they need to be together. It was an amazing angst filled story that I couldn’t put down.
  • Warning* addictive*

    By Ksd0101
    This was a first Read by this author for me and I am Now a fan! Enemies to lovers, or a bully romance trope, is one of my favorites! I highly recommend this book! The story line was great and addictive! Great characters and can’t wait to read about the other characters in future books!
  • Great high school drama

    By Ebbie~Author Groupies
    The Trouble with You is the first book in the Rixon Raiders series. This book started the series off with a touchdown. It is everything I look for in a YA romance: football, school rivalry, angst, drama, friends to lovers, and cocky guys. I loved the characters. The female lead is Hailee Raine, her step brother, Jason, is the quarter back for their high school football team. They don’t get along and always play pranks on each other. Jason has even been know to involve his friends in these pranks. Cameron is one of his best friends and he seems to enjoy making Hailee cringe. Hailee hates Cameron and the way he treats her. Then Hailee gets into a football prank gone wrong and the guys, especially Cameron, have no choice but to help her. He knows she’s off limits and that she’s trouble because of her step brother. They say the line between love and hate is thin. Cameron and Hailee have to figure out how to handle all those feelings. Hailee is a great heroine, she is strong and doesn’t take crap from anyone, she is loyal to a fault, pretty, sweet and sassy. Cameron is everything you’d want in a high school football player; cocky, sexy, and a little misunderstood. This was a quick read for me. I literally couldn’t but this book down and stayed up way too late to get to the end. This book can be read as s standalone but I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.
  • So addicting

    By lillyant
    Once you start just can’t stop reading. It’s high school senior year for Hailee, her best friend Felicity, her step brother Jason and his two best friends Cameron and Asher. Hailee is a beautiful, talented, strong and tough girl and survived all the pranks that Jason and his best friends had pulled on her for the past six years. Jason, Asher and Cameron are part of the school’s football team, Raiders. Jason is a star quarterback and Cameron is the wide receiver. Hailee doesn’t have many friends or go on any dates since Jason had declared her to be off limits. Cameron has feelings for Hailee but can’t express his feelings because of his friendship with Jason. It was a love hate relationship between them. Will Cameron and Hailee overcome their issues? This is the first book of this series. Can’t wait for the next book!
  • Sports romance + enemy to lover + best friends sister ❤️❤️❤️

    By Cade_Mommy
    My first read by LA Cotton, definitely won’t be my last. It was some of my favorite romance genres all rolled into one. Sports Romance + Enemy to lover + Best Friend’s sister! The author shoved so many angsty and slow burn moments into this book that I felt like I needed a cigarette when they finally did the deed....I don’t smoke. I LOVED this book so much, I can't wait to reread it when I get my paperback in! Hailee is strong and feisty, never backing down from a fight! Her and her step brother have a rivalry unlike any other I’ve ever read about. She takes his punches standing up and is already forming a plan in her head as it’s happening. It’s not just him that she has to deal with though. Being a Rixon Raider, he basically has the entire football team at his disposal when it comes to torturing his “sister”. His right hand man is none other than Cameron Chase. The chemistry between Hailee and Cameron is undeniable; they barely touch and heat spreads like wildfire between these two. You can feel the heat leap off the pages and can’t help but get excited for what’s to come. Cameron at one point has to choose whether to keep playing football and get a scholarship OR do what he can to help the people he loves. I love the choice he makes, I can see the man he will become because of the choices he makes during the difficult times of his life. The twist at the end, I saw it coming but wasn’t sure when it would happen. Glad it ended that way and excited for the next book in this series. Even though this is a series, you could definitely read it as a standalone. I’m a serious book series junkie though, I need them more than I need tacos....and that’s saying a lot!
  • Must Read

    By bluvsbooks
    Its official - my heart is now property of the Rixon Raiders and the girls they love to hate. An enemies to lovers, angsty, emotional read that has you cheering “5 star read” from the football stands. This story takes place in a town where the high school football players are treated like Royalty. Hailee and her best friend Flick want nothing to do with her step brother Jason and his best friends Cameron and Ash. Hailee is artsy, tough, free spirited and hates football. Cameron is a football star and popular. And for the past six years they have been waging a war against each other by bullying and pranks. "He loved nothing more than to piss me the hell off and I loved nothing more than spending my days plotting my sweet revenge." Cameron continues to push away Hailee and his feelings for her while Hailee has become hardened because of the bullying. They should hate each other. "He was my step-brothers best friend. A Raider. Not to mention, he was one of my tormentors. Cameron Chase was everything I hated." I loved this love- hate, angst filled relationship between the Main characters. I also loved the sub characters and the football scenes that have you in the game! Hailee's loyalty and love for her best girlfriend is so real. Camerons bond with Jason and Ash is like a brotherhood. Family secrets and issues are revealed and will have your heart breaking for them. "I never wanted to break you," I confessed."I only wanted you to see me" Many plot twists and layers unfold and every character is written perfectly. You cant put it down! Looking forward to the next in the series! "You're a Raider now" I am "proudly waving my homemade signs" for Cameron #14, Asher #42, Jason #1, Hailee (Sunshine), Felicity and of course author LA Cotton!!!!

    By Dondah
    This book!! GAH!! I WANT TO SCREAM IT OUT TO EVERYONE “READ THIS AWESOME BOOK!!” I was really excited about this book!! I love L.A.’s writing!! I knew it would be awesome!! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!! Then...I...did!!! 😮 I could NOT stop reading!!! This book is sooo good!!! Cameron is such a honey (after he’s done being mean)!!! Jase is such a poop (cruel and hurtful)!!! Asher just goes with the flow, so he can be a honey or he can be a poop (meany). Depends where things are flowing at the time. I don’t want to strangle him, but sometimes I want to slap him. Speaking of slapping, sometimes I wanted to slap Hailee upside the head. I mean there’s a reason she hates football, but Cam is out there....why aren’t you watching him?? But anyway, I’m not going to tell you all about the story. You have the summary and you should enjoy reading the book without knowing everything that’s about to happen. That’s why I avoid reviews sometimes. But I need to say BE PREPARED TO BE SUCKED INTO THIS BOOK AND NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!!! YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT!!!!