Sunday, 19 April 2015

LA Cotton - Salvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls #2)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan

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.

I was eagerly awaiting the second book in the Chastity Falls Series by LA Cotton and it didn't disappoint.  

The relationship between Jackson and Ana tense after returning for their second year. Despite their best efforts of avoiding one another they would be pushed together in more respects than one. It didn't make it any easier to read.  

"Jackson didn't look over in my direction...the way he positioned himself to have his back to me burned through me like acid on an open wound."

Ana seemed like like an empty shell of herself and found herself struggling emotionally. But would Jackson worry she would resort to what she did all those years ago?  

The family alliance is what keeps Jackson and Ana apart but how long for?  With Ana on a research mission will she discover something she shouldn't? God I was on tender hooks!

"I'd fallen for Jackson Pierce...and become an enemy of his family. Did that make me an enemy of his enemies as well?"

What I thought was going to be a typical "freshman/college" romance with book 1 is far from it.  
Sex, drugs, violence, family allegiances, secrets, love and heartbreak. It has it all!  

*I would warn that there is reference to self harm*

"I was a broken girl trying to hold it together every single minute of every single day.
It was exhausting."

Ana has grown so much from the first book and I can't wait to see where her and Jackson's relationship will go. Will Jackson succeed in causing the destruction someone caused him many years ago? I really enjoyed this book and it got my reading mojo back!  
Can't wait to read more from LA Cotton and this incredible refreshing series.

You can keep up with LA Cotton and news about her books on her FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

Get your copy of Salvation and Secrets 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.

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