Review: Loyalty and Lies by L.A. Cotton
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.
REVIEW: Loyalty and Lies is about a girl named Savannah (Ana). She has moved to Chastity Falls to escape the memories of her past. When she moves into her dorm, she becomes instant friends with her roommate and then quickly finds the other piece of her soul in Jackson. He has some secrets of his own which causes the relationship to become strained. Jackson is a Fallen which means that he is on the football team for Chastity Falls; however, his so-called family owns the entire town. Getting out of business to be with Savannah (Ana) may not be optional considering that the Donohue’s are willing to take down anyone who threatens their happy little town or turns their back on “family”. When I first started to read this story, I was a little surprised at how depressing Savannah’s character was. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was getting myself into by reading this book but I soon realized that I couldn’t stop. Her life and her scars were so captivating by the simple fact that the author wanted you to feel sympathy for her character. She wanted the reader to understand that this character had ultimately lost everything and was trying to cling onto any sign of life that would take away the numbness that she felt. Jackson was the gentle, playful, and loving man that had made her feel whole again piece by piece. I recommend this to my female club members because it is told from Savannah’s point of view. The author writes an incredible story that left me wanting to read the second of the series. I will be thrilled to read more into the lives of Jackson and Savannah’s relationship even though my emotions were on high toward the end. I found that I sympathized with Jackson a little more than I did with Savannah because of character placement. I give this book a five star rating because I really enjoyed being swirled up into this new world that the author created for her readers.
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 L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.