Title: Tribulation and Truths (Chastity Falls Series Book 3)
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: NA Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 20th
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.
“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.
Title: Tribulation And Truths
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Series (Chastity Falls #3)
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Tribulation and Truths is the third book in the Chastity Falls series, so while the author does a fabulous job of integrating past events into the new book, it’s recommended that you go back to the beginning and read the two previous books before this one so that you enter this one knowing all the players and where they stand.
At the end of Salvation and Secrets, Ana reveals a truth to Jackson that irrevocably changes him forever. That what he has spent his life believing about his father, and the way he died was a lie. Changing his relationships with people he believed to be family, as well as his relationship with Ana in the process.
This book picks up right where that one left off—in the aftermath of that truth and what Jackson then chooses to do about it.
What I love about this series is that just when you think things are finally about to even out, that maybe, just maybe this couple and them as individuals will be able to move on from everything that they’ve already had to face and beat, another bomb gets dropped, another piece put into play and BAM, we’re knee deep in the suspense again. One minute happy and swooning over how sweet and amazing Jackson and Ana are together, and the next, biting our nails wondering what their fate will be.
It’s this style of writing that gave me one hell of a book hangover at the end of the last book and did the same thing again here. As I stated in the previous review, L.A. Cotton has ruined me. Lol. The level of feels I had in this, both bad and good ones was insane and even with the time in between finishing this and reviewing it, I still feel it. I feel these characters and their struggles. Its equal parts insane and awesome and I love it.
Now, where would a story be without the characters? In this case, the three I’m touching on being the three that stood out the most to me in this.
Jackson Pierce. Wow. I didn’t think I was ever going to reach a point where I was ready to give up on him, my love for him probably just as powerful as Ana’s, but in this book, with some of the things he did, I gotta say, I wanted to turn around and hit him with the book. Or rather the kindle that I was reading said book on. LOL.
The problem when I’m reading (well not really a problem per say) is that I look at the character motivations as they’re doing things I don’t like, which in the end makes me sympathize and understand the things they do when all I really want is to hate them and beat them with books.
Jackson, I understood what he was doing. Why he felt he had to pull away in order to achieve a better ending for him and Ana. It all made sense to me even though I wouldn’t have taken the same steps he did, or treated the people around him the way he did. By the time it was done, I didn’t want to hit him anymore, but God. I did for a while. This is one book boyfriend that frustrated the hell out of me. (Love you Jackson!)
Ana. My ballsy heroine. The one that despite knowing that dealing with Marcus was basically dealing with the devil, knowing full well what he was capable of, still stood tall and stood by her man, even when he was pushing her away in an effort to keep her safe. This was the Ana that’s been present through all three books, but that was only shown in small little intervals as she gained her strength back from what brought her to Chastity Falls to begin with, and recovering from what she went through with Jackson in the first and second books. It was so awesome to see. She was overcoming her issues, with the help of her friends and the love of Jackson and becoming stronger for it. It’s not often I connect with the heroines in books, I tend to lean toward the men, but in this series, in this book with Ana I did. She was what kept me grounded when I wanted to beat her other half.
Last but not least. Marcus. I’ve got a thing for twisted characters and especially like it when they’re written in a way where you just love to hate them. This guy, the games he was playing with people much higher up on the food chain, the twisted way he dealt with his family along with what he orchestrated with Jackson’s dad, was the epitome of sadistic jackass. He was the perfect dark counter to the light that was Jackson and Ana (along with their friends). Witnessing him get what was coming to him drove me with this book even more than Ana and Jackson did. And by books end, I was quite content with the way it all played out. *claps*
For what the author was tackling with this series, combining multiple genres, the pacing was amazing. There were moments in this where it did slow down a bit, but not enough for me to say that it dragged at any point. Point A got to Point B nicely, everything wrapping up rather well by books end and like the others I’ve got to say, with the way the book flowed, it was over a lot faster than I was expecting. Not because it was short, or not enough detail was given, but because it was just executed phenomenally.
This is one book where each title holds true to what takes place in the book, so just like this one says, there will be tribulations for everyone in Chastity Falls, and also a whole boatload of truths. I felt that title all the way through, so kudos to the author on that. Another neat execution.
All of the answers that I was after through each of the books was wrapped up and answered here and while I won’t go into specifics, there was a happy ending too and one that I was more than a little ready for. Even with the little nugget I found once their story was finished.
I’m probably gonna be in a minority when I say this but…Bring on Braiden. I am so ready! <3
If you’re a fan of suspense driven books, ones that keep you on the edge of your seat, but also contains solid characters and just the right amount of romance—true love—then this book is for you. The series really. It was all of this and so much more. Sometimes, I even felt like I wasn’t reading a book but thrown right into a television show, with the way these books read. It was worth every moment spent.
My thanks to the author and all those involved for letting me read an ARC of this before official release.
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.
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