Redemption and Regret by LA Cotton: Review

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Posted April 12, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Redemption and Regret by LA Cotton: ReviewRedemption and Regrets by L.A. Cotton
Pages: 252
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Series: Chastity Falls #4
Genres: New Adult
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Penance and Promises
Also by this author: Salvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls, #2), Salvation and Secrets, Fate's Love, Tribulation and Truths, Penance and Promises, Wicked Beginnings, Wicked Rules, The Trouble With You, The Game You Play
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Four years ago, I had everything. All it took was the snap of his fingers and he ripped it out from under me.
Betrayed, by my own father.
His enemies want me dead and old allies want me back in their ranks to help take what's owed. And while I’m trying to figure out what I want, there's her. The one I watch from the shadows, afraid to bare myself to her—the real me.
Hard. Cold. Deadly.
She should fear me—Braiden Donohue—but I’m not the only one keeping secrets, and I must discover what she's hiding.
Before it’s too late.
Redemption will be afforded, regrets will be atoned.
Welcome back to Chastity Falls.

Redemption and Regret
L.A. Cotton

what i think

Back to Chastity Falls! Well, sort of. Braiden is out of prison and Briony and her new boyfriend pick him up and take him to Astoria. I still hate Briony. Like, a lot.

Redemption and Regret gives us Braiden’s story. He is fresh out of prison and finds himself back in a mob war. It sounds cliche but prison did change Braiden a bit. He is also now 26 and has grown up a little. He isn’t sure he wants to get in the middle of all the mob mess anymore. Being ‘Braiden Donahue’ isn’t what it used to be. While he is hiding out, he meets and falls for Cara. I really enjoyed her as a character. She is spunky and mouthy but she isn’t so tough its unbelievable (you know the girls I am taking about-the ones who are just TOO tough). Turns out she and Braiden have more in common than they could have imagined. While the love is there between these two, the world around them is pushing them in different directions. Braiden has to decide if he is going to join the war between the families or if he will choose Cara.

Redemption and Regrets was a great ending to Chastity Falls. Honestly, I wish it wasn’t over. I didn’t realize it was until I read the author’s note. But, I think it was a fitting end and while I would have been happier if Briony died, I am satisfied with the way the series closed out. It was not at all what I expected, but perfect at the same time.

And I can’t end this review without saying how much LOVE I have for this cover. I love all the covers for the Chastity Falls series, but Redemption and Regrets is hands down my favorite!

 

  • POV: Dual
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: Star Crossed lovers, ex con, mob
  • Triggers: attempted rape scene
  • Cliffhanger: no
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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if you liked

The Eagle Elite series by Rachel Van Dyken, The Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert, Fallen Crest series by Tijan…then you will probably like Redemption and Regrets!

where to get it

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*Books are NOT stand alones and must be read in order!
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L.A is author of contemporary romance novels ranging from sweet with just a hint of steam, to suspenseful reads full of angst, tension, twists and turns. 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.

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