Saturday, 29 August 2015

LA Cotton - Tribulation and Truths (Chastity Falls #3)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan & Stacey

When Ana revealed her suspicions to Jackson about the circumstances surrounding his father’s death, she never expected it to be the catalyst for a series of events that could change everything. It was supposed to save him, not push him away. But now Ana is left watching the person she loves more than anything, lose himself to vengeance.

Jackson has spent most of his life loyal to the man he calls Uncle. But since learning that Marcus Donohue might have been responsible for the death of his father, Jackson is consumed with the need for revenge. Even if it means hurting the people he loves, and going against everything he believes in, to uncover what happened.

Will the truth finally set Jackson free or will it ruin his last chance at happiness with Ana… and a life out from under the shadows of the Donohues?

Tribulations will be overcome, truths will be revealed. Welcome to Chastity Falls.





Susan
The third installment of Ana and Jackson, picking right up where we left off in book two. We see the outcome of Jackson's decision to get closer to the group of men for more knowledge not only of his father. But the details surrounding his death. He needed evidence.

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Since telling Jackson about the evidence pointing to the possibility that Marcus killed his dad, he had changed.  He'd become obsessed with bringing Marcus down.  And the best way to do that...was from the inside.
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But with the support of Dennis and Ana, he kept being told to unburden himself with what her was dealing with. With Jackson and Ana's relationship deepening in one sense, but also struggling in others.

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She has your back; you don't have to shoulder this alone.  You have her. Me. We're like one big screwed-up happy family.
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With Marcus bringing Jackson into the "Irish Mob", Jackson and Ana spend more time apart as he travels frequently to meet the boss, he would surely meet. Once best friends with his father and Marcus. But along with his other responsibilities at Chastity Falls, his responsibilities were growing as he stepped up to what was expected of him.

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Don't ever be scared of me. No matter what happens, what trials we face, know one thing. I'd lay down my life for you, Savanah Parry.
...Like a foreboding prophecy, his words haunted me.
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Ana struggled to understand Jackson and the grief he was going through but when new evidence comes to light, she understood. She felt his pain and longing for revenge. But what cost would that come at?

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I'd finally realised Jackson needed closure. He needed to lay his past to rest. One way or another, Jackson needed to cut loose his ties to the Donohue's.
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Jackson pushes those closest to him away...and this broke my heart. Not to mention Ana's. Although he loves her dearly, he knows he needs to do this for himself. To finally lay the past behind him. But Ana felt more dejected than ever.

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After everything we'd been through, we were supposed to face this together, and I really thought he was letting me in, but all he has been doing was preparing to push me out.
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But I don't want to say too much more....because I want you all to go buy and read this incredible book (and series!) because the characters are just brilliant. I think I feel a little maternal for Ana and Jackson as they have both grown so much despite all the obstacles in their way. This book had me hooked from the first page until the last. But, talking of the last page....LA Cotton?! What are you doing to me!? I need the next book now please!

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The delicate band was so much more than just a bracelet. It was our story. Two lives entwined into one.  Without its counterpart, there was no complete loop, no infinity symbol, just a broken link.
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Stacey
I loved this third installment to the Chastity Falls series (I would say final, but it's not - exciting!), so much so that at around 80% I didn't want to read any more because I didn't want it to end! But read it I did as I was still dying to know how it ended, if Jax & Ana got their HEA.

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Even in amongst the crazy, there would always be us. I had to hold onto that. I had to.
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As previously, the passion between Jax & Ana is palpable and when they were apart I was just itching for them to be together as they were both hurting so much.

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He was reaching out and clinging on for dear life. And I could be his buoy. I wouldn't let him drown.
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"Make me feel, Ana. I need you to make me feel."
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Also some other unexpected relationship surprises took place.

There was definitely a lot of tribulations in this book that made me curse and gasp out loud (making hubby jump!).

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Home was with the person you loved. The person you loved more than life. It was the guy sitting in front of me with a defeated look on his face. A guy who had already made his decision.
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I'm so glad the truth finally came out for everyone and that certain people got their comeuppance. LA did manage to keep me guessing with a few things too.

A definite 5 star read from LA and I just cannot wait for part 4!

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Get your copy of Tribulation & Truths here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.


Disclosure

Susan I was sent a copy of this book to review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.
Stacey I won a copy of this book and wasn't asked to write this review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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