Friday, 30 January 2015

L.A. Cotton - Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls #1)

*Contains mild adult themes
**Review by Susan

Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved three thousand miles across state to escape. The memories…the whispers…the pain.

Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn't smiled in almost sixteen months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt…her loyalty, Ana can’t deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her. With Jackson by her side, Ana wants to believe she can heal and move on. But she isn’t the only one living a lie, and the small private Academy has secrets of its own. All is not what it seems, and Ana is about to find herself in a tangled web of lies; fighting for survival, again.

Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

This is the first book of LA Cotton's I've managed to read yet but Loyalty and Lies has been a great easy read!
The 19 year old freshman arrives at Chastity Falls with a few demons hanging over her but keeps these hidden from all of us and all the friends she meets.  But she does befriend her room-mate. And their friendship is just what was needed....

"...Just like that, I knew I had found a friend. A true friend. And some of the cracks started to fill in.  Mend. A tiny price of the brokenness in me was healed."

Friendship, guys, alcohol and studies. The usual student lifestyle carries on around her but the demons that haunt her cause her such immense grief but one guy (Jackson) will be the making of her. 

As she allows herself to feel again and recognise the love she feels. Letting someone else in and learning how to accept that.  

"The heart wanted what it wanted, and it seemed my heart had been captured and ignited back to life..."

For me she truly "loves" him when she discusses the demons within her. Her past and what she ran from. Their relationship is tested and with a disapproving extended family for Jackson. The pair have a lot facing them.  

A brilliant start to LA Cottons Chastity Falls books and I can't wait to read the next installment to see where it goes. I need to know the pair get some happiness!  

A lot of football and some characters I struggled to keep up with but overall a lovely easy read :) 

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Get your copy of Loyalty and Lies here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good but almost like something I've read before


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