Review – Salvation and Secrets – L. A. Cotton

Summary:

Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her undoing.

Four months after losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets.

Jackson Pierce knew he was playing with fire when he pursued the girl with pain in her eyes. But there was something about her and he just had to know more.

Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing he’s ever done, and four months on, he refuses to forget. He can’t. Rising tensions with Reibeckitt Valley mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, Jackson is determined to protect her—at all costs.

Loyalty drove them apart, but will secrets piece them back together? Or tear them apart for good?

Salvation will be earned, secrets will be unveiled. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

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Review:

Silver Stars 5

Where to start?

Cotton left the first book in the Chastity Falls series in such a place, I couldn’t work out where this book would take us. I was both nervous and excited when I opened the ARC (Thank you L. A. Cotton).

Ana… well, she’s not in a good place, and let’s face it. Who can blame her. Her heart has been broken again, and I’m sure she believes it can never be healed. Enter Paul.

In the first book, I didn’t take much notice of Paul (sorry), because he wasn’t integral to the story. He was just the friend who lusted after Ana. Well, in this book he really steps up to the plate. He becomes someone Ana can depend on, despite his feeling for her. They never get in the way, and he never takes advantage, even though he’s given plenty of opportunity.

Jackson. I shook my head at him, a lot. We get more of an insight into him in Salvation and Secrets because we get his point of view. We learn what makes him do the things he does. Sometimes I didn’t agree or quite understand, but he made his own choices for what he felt were the right reasons – protecting Ana.

I admit, I got irritated with Ana in places. Knowing the danger she’s in, why the hell is she walking alone, at night? Then, why isn’t she telling Jackson that she thinks she’s being followed. After all that boy has done for her, she doesn’t tell him stuff that could be important. Having said that… I also understand why she doesn’t tell him. See why I said irritated?

An excellent second installment to the series, and certainly leaves you wanting more after the twists and turns it takes.

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