Redemption and Regrets
by L.A. Cotton
Chastity Falls #4
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Suspense, Mystery
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.
I turned to look at her and our eyes connected, locking on each other’s. Her cheeks flushed with color and I liked the way it looked against her pale skin. Cara dropped her eyes for a second before they flickered up to my mouth.
“I was pissed when you tried to save me earlier. I don’t need saving, Braiden.” Her eyes didn’t move from my mouth as she spoke, and my heart slammed against my chest over and over.
Cara might not have needed saving … but I did.
I inched closer to her until our noses almost touched. “I’m not the good guy, Cara,” I warned her.
She should stay away from me. I was no good for her. People got hurt around me. I hurt people.
Cara closed the gap, pressing her lips to mine. For those first few seconds, I froze, unable to move. But like a small spark igniting a fire, I became lost in the feel of her mouth moving over mine, and somewhere deep inside me, a switch flipped. Hooking an arm around the curve of her waist, I pulled Cara flush to me, causing her to yelp into my mouth. Our tongues clashed, fighting for control. I could feel her anger and frustration with every lick and touch. She was taking her shit out on me, and I was more than happy to oblige. She tasted too fucking good to stop, like coffee and strawberry bubble gum. I dug my fingers into her waist, needing her to be closer as our lips explored and nipped and dueled for dominance.
“God, I knew we were the same. I knew you understood me,” Cara murmured into my mouth. But I heard her. I heard every damn word, and they hit me like a bucket of ice water.
“Stop, we have to stop.” I released my hold on her and pulled away, putting some space between us. The flush in her cheeks had spread down her neck and I wanted to taste her right where her jawline met the underside of her ear, but I couldn’t.
This had gone far enough. Cara thought we were the same.
We were nothing alike.
She was just a girl seeking independence, wanting to break away from her father’s rule and live her own life.
And I was the guy fathers warned their daughters about.
We all wondered what would become of Braiden. Would he spend his years locked up plotting his revenge or would he decide to move on with his life? Now we have answers. And many surprises. I thought that Cotton did a great job at bringing us Braiden’s side of the story, and not making him instantly loveable, but making us hate him a little less. While there are still some things I would have liked to see addressed, I felt that I got some closure that I wouldn’t have had without this book. The surprise at the end was pretty cool too 🙂 I liked Cara’s character a lot, and found myself rooting for her more than anyone else. For anyone who is a fan of Chastity Falls, you absolutely must read this book! If you’re new to the series, start with Loyalty and Lies to avoid spoilers.
The rest of the series:
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About L.A. Cotton
Contemporary romance and romantic suspense
… written with feeling
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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