Salvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls #2) by L.A. Cotton #Review

Amazing characters, gripping story and a pace that continuously moves, keeping you firmly planted on the edge of your seat with no lulls or incidents that didn’t need to be there and you’ve got the recipe for a definite 5* read and this one achieved that and more.

This is a definite recommend for anyone who likes some suspense, mystery and intrigue in their life, on top of romance and characters you just can’t help but feel for and swoon over.

Title: Salvation and Secrets

Author: L.A. Cotton

Series: Chastity Falls #2

Release Date:  January 29th 2021 (first published April 14th 2015)

Length:  307 pages

Genre: YA Fiction

Publisher: Delesty Books 

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

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.

Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing Jackson Pierce has ever done, and months later, he refuses to forget. He can’t. Because rising tensions with a rival town mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, he’s 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 and Secrets is the second book in Ana and Jackson’s trilogy. Due to mature content this book is recommended for readers aged 17+

**** My Review ****

I believe everyone who has read Loyalty and Lies, the first part of the story about Ana and Jackson, have been looking forward to this sequel to their story. And believe me, the author does not disappoint at all with this mixture of drama and romance, angst and suspense.

Her new beginning took her to a new environment and new people. Seeking a little peace to heal her wounds was what she wanted, but she came across Jackson. A boy who managed to shake her to the core, awakening feelings that were too strong to ignore. But the few moments of happiness and complete surrender ended up too quickly. She lost him too. And all the hiding could not help, she is here again in Chastity Falls after 4 months. Seemingly strong, yet so weak, Anne sees Jackson again. And do all those lies hide truths that will bring them together again?

The author again manages to weave an intriguing story that pulls you into her world from the very first pages. What particularly amazes me is its ability to keep the suspense level quite high. No matter how hard you try to predict and guess what will happen next, the author still manages to shock you and leave you utterly surprised in certain parts. Ana and Jackson are still the same characters we met in the first part, but with even greater depth and layering. In this part, we have a complete insight into Jackson’s thoughts which further makes it easier for the reader to connect with the character and understand the reasons for his actions. I believe we are all shocked as we turn the pages and become aware of the torture Jackson endures from his brother. We also become aware of the weight of lies and secrets, watching the veil slowly rise from Anna’s eyes. They both desire each other so much, but the obstacles are sometimes too great.

There are some pretty steam sex scenes in this book that will make you blush. The chemistry between Jackson and Ana is off the charts. And the tender love is becoming stronger and stronger with each chapter, but the road to happiness for this couple is not an easy one.

With interesting main and secondary characters, a gripping storyline, and enough twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end, this series is a must-read for anyone who likes some suspense, mystery, and intrigue in their life, spiced with enough romance and lust. Can’t wait to read the final part of their story.

****About the Author****

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life. 

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