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.
WILL BRAIDEN CHANGE AFTER ALL THIS TIME?
I received an ARC from the author LA COTTON in exchange for an honest opinion. This is Mismousey’s very honest opinion of her book REDEMPTION & REGRETS CHASTITY FALLS BOOK 4.
Now this mouse has to say – she has read all of the books in this amazing series. I was looking forward to this next book so much. Ms. Cotton did not let me down one bit. Nope not at all -matter of fact she surprised me with this storyline completely.
Having read all of her books – I know her writing her style. And in this book she is true to form with it. The author brought all of the emotions (love-hate- guilt-forgiveness-revenge-regret). Whereas the reader is not only able to read them but also feel them. Ms. Cotton has you held captive from the very beginning -when you open the book. You – the reader -are held hostage till the very end needing to know what happens next. You find yourself on the edge of the page – turning an turning to find out what happens till the very end.
The way in which these amazing characters are defined and detailed. You are able to visualize them right before your eyes. What about the scenes? My goodness- they are described so terrific and in such detail. The details are described so well. You are able to see the actual scene right before your eyes. Picture this – Branden being beaten so severely in a basement over and over again. That he can hardly stay upright on the chair. His face is a mess- yet he tells them nothing. You are feel that you are a part of them. Can you imagine seeing Braiden Donohue reuniting with his sister? Can you imagine Branden being beaten like that?
As our story opens – We find our main character Braiden Donohue just being released from prison. He is wondering if anyone will be waiting for him when he gets out. He doesn’t care – his own father turned his back on and grandfather has left him to rot in prison. When he is released – his kid sister Briony met him. Her and her boyfriend picked him up -took him back to their apartment.
Luke wants Braiden to come back into the fold. As soon as they get back to the apartment he goes to meet the guys and talk with them. They want to met with Braiden- so he goes back to get him. Before Braiden decides to rejoin he wants to think about it.
Braiden leaves town -Luke takes him to his ex-girlfriend apartment that she rents out. The only thing is he has to do is lay low an use another name. Braiden Donohue does not exist here at all. Here he is Braiden Kelly and he meets Cara O’Conner. Not realizing that she is the daughter of the man that killed his father- and tried to kill his sister -ordered the hit on him.
As our story continues Braiden falls in love Cara. But realizes that they can not be together. Her father will not allow it. O’Conner gives Braiden a choice. What will Braiden choose? Redemption or Regrets? This story has so many twist and turns .
It has held captive from the moment you open the book till very end of the end of the book. You are left wanting more and more of this gripping -moving-mind blowing story. At the en of the story you find yourself wanting more of Chastity Falls – asking is there going to be another book? OH PLEASE OH PLEASE SAY YES!!
I recommend this book this book to all readers. Especially those that love contemporary romance , suspense. Mismousey gives this book a firm rating of 80 of 5 mouse paws. Now RUN TO GOODREADS AND ADD IT TO YOUR TO READ LIST -THEN JUMP ON OVER TO AMAZON AN GET YOUR COPY OF THIS TERRIFIC-AMAZING-GENIUS BOOK TODAY!!!
Now read further for the interview that I had with L.A.Cotton . Mismousey is sure you will enjoy it.
Today we have the pleasure of having with us the amazing very talented AUTHOR LA COTTON. I am very honored to have here with us this morning-to discuss your latest book. REDEMPTION & REGRETS CHASTITY FALLS BOOK 4. I have followed this series from the beginning to now. And I am so looking forward to this discussion. With that being said- May I call L. A. ? And I see from your bio that your from a small town in the middle of England- your mum of 2 little people. With all the recent events that have taken place over in Europe recently. How has it affected your life? and your as a writer?
L A – Honestly, I’m not entirely sure how to answer this question. Recent events in Europe were tragic and heart breaking, but similar events are happening all over the world every day, and as a mother of two small children, I fear what the future holds for them. Of what the world will be like when they grow. I want to believe that good will prevail but I’d be lying if I said these weren’t scary times.
Mousey–Have you always known you wanted to write? Who or what influenced you to write?
L A – I have only been writing for a little over two years, but I have always been creative. I kept a diary as a young girl and enjoyed writing letters to my friends, that kind of thing. But I have always loved to read. It is something that has stayed with me through my life, and when things got a little too much a couple of years back, I turned to books. I was reading a book by Kelly Elliot (her Wanted series) and had a lightbulb moment of ‘could I do this?’ I started plotted Fate’s Love and two years later, my ninth book is due for release.
Mousey–You write a wide selection of book for both the young adult and the adult. How did you come up with these books??
L A – Hmm, I’m not sure. Fate’s Love (my debut novel) was very loosely inspired on true events (it is definitely NOT biographical, but there are elements of truth in there). And the other two books in that series were created from the characters themselves; they had stories to tell. Chastity Falls was the series I wrote to push myself as a writer. To write something a little grittier and darker. Lucky Penny started out as my attempt at an epic love story – I’m not sure it ended up that way, but it’s probably my favourite project so far. I just adore Penny and Blake’s story. And my last release, a collaboration with my good friend Jenny Siegel, was another attempt at pushing my comfort zone. Even though I’m nine books in, I still feel like I’m finding my flow and learning my craft … so who knows what will be next.
Mousey–When you created the characters in this Chastity Falls series, did you base them off of anyone?
L.A – Nope. Everything about the Chastity Falls world is fictional – except for places (Oregon etc) Chastity Falls was my first attempt at really building a whole world around the characters, but I guess I used archetypes for certain characters. For example, the outspoken but loyal best friend (Elena) or the self-assured douchebag bad guy (Braiden).
Mousey–Do you have any favourite characters in your books? If so who??
L.A – Oooh, this is always a tough one but staying true to previous answers, my favourite character to date is Keefer from Love’s Spark. He was so much fun to write. I also really enjoyed writing Elena from Chastity Falls and Marissa from Lucky Penny (both kick ass best friends).
Mousey–Having read all 3 books in your Chastity Falls series, I am totally at aw with them. You have me captured from the moment I have started reading them. Tell me, what are your plans for this series?? Is this the last we see of Chastity Falls?
L.A – I went into writing Redemption and Regrets being certain it was the end. Now … well, now it’s more of a ‘hold that thought’. I don’t have any plans to write another book in the series, but who knows. We might see more of the gang in the future.
Mousey–How can your readers connect with you -stalk you like me the mouse ?
Mousey–Do you have any projects/ books in the works that you can tells us about?? Book signing coming up?
L.A – Right now, I’m trying to figure out where I want to go next. I have at least three stories in my head all vying for attention – it’s exhausting (and a little crazy). I anticipate whatever does come next will be angsty and full of tension and drama … maybe it’s my mood! LOL.
Mousey–Is there anything that you would like to tell your readers?
L.A. – Thank you. For buying my books, getting in touch, spreading the word … it really is all about the readers. That’s why we authors do what we do. I love writing. I love creating worlds. But most of all, I love knowing that someone connected with my words. So thank you.
I have so enjoyed having you with us today here on Mousey books. Loved chatting with you , your books are amazing. I have to have the next one in the Chastity Falls series with REDEMPTION & REGRETS. For all of my followers out there. YOU HAVE TO GO GET REDEMPTION & REGRETS, also LUCKY PENNY as its a HOT READ and a MUST READ. You will find them both on AMAZON and make sure to add them to YOUR TO BE READ LIST ON GOODREADS READING LIST.
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.