Release Blitz + Review: Tribulation and Truths by L.A. Cotton
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: NA romantic suspense
Release Date: August 20th
Synopsis: 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.
Excerpt: “It’s my best shot. Only one of us is walking away from this and right now my upper hand is that Marcus thinks it will be him.”
Dennis stepped off the cage and blew out a long breath. “She doesn’t know, does she?”
“No. It’s for the best. Ana thinks we’re planning how we move forward on this together.”
Over the last couple of weeks, the pieces of the puzzle had slowly been slotting into place, and more and more I was realizing it was something set into motion a long time ago.
“If shit goes south, I need to know you’ll protect her. Even if it means getting her out of Chastity Falls. She’d never leave if I asked her to, she’s stubborn and she thinks we’re in this together.”
I hated lying to Ana, but it was better for her to draw her own conclusions than for me to admit that only one of us could walk away from this—Marcus or me. It would crush her. I couldn’t do it to her. To us.
“You know I will, but does it have to go down like this?” Dennis’ Adam’s apple bobbed and the desperation in his voice caught me off guard. “Is there no other way? Maybe we could go to someone for help?”
Scrubbing a hand through my hair I leaned back against the lockers and said, “This is the only way. We both know it. This is exactly the way Marcus planned it.”
The door swung open and the rest of the team filed in. I threw Dennis a look that I hope conveyed my gratitude.
I owed him my life.
I just hoped I didn’t have to pay up.
Review: Tribulation and Truths is the third book in the Chastity Falls Series by the lovely L.A. Cotton. Since I have read both book one and two, I was provided the opportunity to read an early copy in exchange for my honest review of this one. This third novel picks back up with Jackson and Ana moving into a new house on the edge of Chastity Falls. Jackson must abide by Marcus now, since he has agreed to take Braiden’s place within the family business. He feels that this is the only way that he can find a way to get both him and Ana out of Chastity Falls—for good. Marcus begins giving him more responsibility, which is meant to be a test of sorts. He is always trying to test Jackson’s loyalty and apparently, everyone knows that Jackson is well respected—just like his father. When Jackson learns of a secret that Marcus has been keeping away from the rest of his ‘business partners’, he becomes completely obsessed with finding out the truth—even if that means that he pushes Ana to the brink of breaking…again. The only way that they get out of this alive is if they know the truth, so Jackson feels that his decision to hold those that he loves the most at arms-length is the best possible solution until the end. Will all of the battles that Jackson and Ana have fought over the past couple of years be all for nothing?
My favorite characters in this third book are Dennis and Frankie. Dennis is the loyal friend to Jackson and agrees to assist with protecting Ana. His loyalty runs deeps and I really enjoyed reading about his character. I would love to read more if the author decides to write about Dennis and his struggle through the life that he has been given. Frankie is the other character who seemed very cold and heartless at first, hanging back in the shadows and never showing his face. However, once Jackson talks to him a little more, he discovers that he has his ticket out of Chastity Falls…if everything goes according to plan. Frankie is smart, honest, loyal, and was a very good friend of Jackson’s father. One of my least favorite characters in this story is Briony. The author does a wonderful job of creating the ultimate ‘bitch’ complex for this character. She has taunted Ana in the past and continues to do her best in this one too. Overall, the characters really fit their parts well and the pace was nice and steady.
I would recommend this novel to those who have read the first two in this series. Since this is not a standalone, it would be very confusing and difficult to read without knowing the previous struggles and life-altering situations that the characters have already faced in books one and two. The author has so much creativity bundled into all of her books, which left me unsure as to how Jackson and Ana would attempt freedom until the second half of this book. Tribulation and Truths deserves five stars because it is original, entertaining, suspenseful, and I just couldn’t put it down. I am looking forward to the fourth in the series which will hopefully come out early 2016.
|Other Books In the Series:|
Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls Book 1) – Amazon
Salvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls Book 2) – Amazon
About the Author: Swoon worthy and heart stopping New Adult Romance. L.A is author of the Fate’s Love Series and Chastity Falls Series. Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with writing. 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.You can connect with her at:
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