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Ruined Hopes

By: L. A. Cotton
Narrated by: Heather Firth,Jeffrey Holz
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Summary

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author L A Cotton comes an emotional enemies-to-lovers romance.

Angst...drama...friendship...and football. Will you survive senior year?

Ashleigh Chase has always had big dreams.

But when she wakes up in hospital with no memory of how she got there, her bright future dissolves around her.

Ezra Bennet has always felt like the odd one out.

But this time, he really screwed up and he has no choice but to face the consequences.

Forced to retake their senior year, Ashleigh turns to Ezra only to find him cold and cruel and determined to keep her at arm's length.

He's the guy she always wanted.

She's the girl who was never good enough for him.

But now there's a secret between them, one that she's determined to uncover.

She thinks she can save him. But she doesn't realize yet....

He's the one who ruined her.

©2021 L. A. Cotton (P)2022 L. A. Cotton

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Top 2021 read, Top 2022 Audio!!!

I read this last year and absolutely loves it, listening to it on audio, the narrators brought Ezra and Ashleigh to life, the emotions were so much more prominent it gave me goosebumps.

The enigma that is Ezra. He's anyways intrigued me,  quiet and withdrawn, Always watching, never taking part. I warmed up to him quite quickly  I absolutely love love love him.
Ashleigh, ive loved her for a while  but damn  my heart broke for her so many times for many different reasons.
Once I started I couldn't stop,  from cover to cover I read it in one sitting.
This book has it all and that's why I love this author, love, loss and heartbreak, anger, angst and confusion.
The emotions flowed off the page and hit me right in the heart.

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  • 21-05-22

Beautifully narrated, felt every emotion!

This is a lovely story of two souls feeling lost and hopeless but through the power of friendship, family, belief in each other and love, they fight to overcome life’s trials and tribulations and survive their senior year together.

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Ashleigh and Ezra

This is Ashleigh and Ezra´s story, it's a slow burn, which I love if done well and this one is good, still I would've wanted more development. The angst, chemistry, and everything within their relationship will keep you reading. I liked Ezra more than I expected, his past was a good surprise in the story development. These Rixon High characters are great, can't wait for the next book.

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Loved it

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Loved the audio, so easy to listen to.

I really enjoyed Ezra and Ashleigh story and it was a very slow burn book. If that what your looking for this book for you.

I am so excited for The twin stories, I think Arron might be my favourite but only time will tell.

Loving seeing their dad and mam being themselves in the book. I love a bonus story of how they felt with what happened. Maybe in group some day as a treat!

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Just wow!

This story was mind blowing.
I can’t even put into words how good it was.
And after reading it, listening to the audiobook was an even better experience.
The narrators were phenomenal! And I absolutely loved the storyline!
The chemistry, the passion and all the feelings were all around the place!
One of the best rollercoaster of emotions ever!
I gave it absolutely 5 stars!

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  • Sairaika
  • 21-05-22

A hopeful read!

She has always had big dreams...
He has always felt like the odd one out...

I will start by saying I really enjoyed reading this book though it was not my favourite and I will admit that I was tad bit disappointed with this book.

I love reading this author and I was so hyped up about this book but it did not live up to its expectations.

The trauma our heroine faced was powerful and heartbreaking. I am glad that things were able to work out.

The story and writing was phenomenal.

I am really looking forward to the next book.

Full of angst, trauma, pain, memory, accidents, consequences and love.

Perfect for readers of contemporary romances.

The narrators did an absolutely beautiful job of giving life to these characters - powerful and emotional.

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 15-05-22

Rixon High!

Ruined Hopes (Rixon High #3) is the next generation kids and I was excited to listen to Ashleigh Chase and Erza Bennet's romance. I love L.a. Cotton's writing style bringing vividly images and captivating moments. I was hooked from page one to the very end. Angsty moments intricately weaved into the pages. Character's are complex with compelling personalities. Chemistry, passion, secrets, and a whole lot more to love.

Dual narration brought to you by Heather Firth and Jeffrey Holz had brought out the story and characters to reality. Heather Firth's performance was unerring. Her inflection brought out Ashleigh's character and emotions. Her tone was age appropriate and smooth. Jeffery Holtz did great with Erza's character, however his female tone needs some work. I didn’t enjoy it. Heather had more parts, but both did great.

Excellent story and entertaining narration.

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  • darlene palma
  • 11-05-22

Amazing book and performance.

I bow down to Jeffrey Holz and Heather Firth. Their performance brought the angst on full-force. The narration made this great book by LA Cotton incredible. I could feel the push and pull, the heartache and love… absolutely everything. This was such an amazing audiobook.

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  • Valarie Gentry
  • 10-05-22

An Emotional Read!

I especially loved how Heather Firth and Jeffery Holz brought Ashleigh and Ezra to life. Their performance was simply phenomenal! Ashleigh and Ezras story was emotional and Inspirational! Their were times throughout the book I was in tears. I especially loved the slow build up of their relationship and how they both over came their own turmoil. I loved every minute of this story and was rooting for their happily-ever-after.

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  • Gail M. Coash
  • 10-05-22

Amazing

I honestly loved this story being able to hear it come alive this way was soo amazing. This story is one of my favorites!!! Highly recommend listening to this book.

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  • Stephanie Bourne
  • 04-05-22

Easy to Listen!!

This Audible book is easy to listen too as well as read along with! It brings the book to life and make the story enjoyable to follow! I love reading along to audio books! I am a fast reader, so sometimes I may miss something!! This story was so good reading alone but I fell more in love with Ashleigh and Ezra all over again!! You will not be sorry when you listen to this love story!! make your heart break and all the feels you want in a book Audible!!

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  • Stital
  • 03-05-22

"You only know you love her when you let her go"

Emotional, frustrating and redeeming, Ruined Hopes is a rollercoaster of feels.

Filled with raw emotion, trauma and strength of overcoming, this story had me shedding multiple tears, raging at the characters to pull their act together and open their eyes, and happily sighing as the slow burn of this book finally sparked.

With so much angst, secrets and baggage, perfectly captured in Heather Firth and Jeffrey Holz narration, Ashleigh and Ezra's connection is tested again and again throughout this story, but with such complicated and deep characters, it's impossible not to root for their HEA.

5 stars and an anchor