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Loyalty and Lies

(Chastity Falls #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,633 ratings  ·  291 reviews
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Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved three thousand miles across state to escape. The memories…the whispers…the pain.

Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn’t smiled in almost sixteen months; not since t
Published January 30th 2015 by Delesty Books
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

Fans of Young/New Adult will no doubt love this tale of secrets and lies.

Savannah 'Ana' Parry has arrived in Chastity Falls to attend college far from home and the heartbreaking events that took her family away from her.

Jackson Pierce is the mysterious man who captures her attention and makes her smile for the first time in 18 months. The small town life she was hoping for is not what she gets when she realises that the Donahue family seem to be the rulers and she has unwittingly
L.A. Cotton
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I've been debating whether or not to leave a review for my own's a little weird, right?

This isn't so much a review, more a thank you. A thank you to the character's for doing their thing and telling me their story, a thank you to every one that has read the story, and a preemptive thank you to every one that will go on to read this story.

If you have read my first two novels, Fate's Love and Love's Spark, you'll know that Loyalty and Lies is my first attempt at stepping away from safe a

I was pretty engrossed in this one. She's 19, a college freshman (at a college that reminded me so much of Forks High school I was half expecting someone to turn bloodsucker) traumatised by a past we only find out about gradually. He blows hot and cold, pushing her away for her own sake then sneaking into her dorm the next.

I quite liked the mystery vibe in this, it kept me guessing and I was fascinated by the football team that seemed to hold the entire population of the town in its thrall. T
Stylo Fantome
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book was amazing. Such a departure from Cotton's other books, and so intense and interesting and twisty turny. I will admit, I am not the biggest NA/YA fan, not anymore, but this book had me from the get go. I mean, with a name like "Chastity Falls", you HAVE to be interested, I don't care who you are.

I loved the descriptions in the book, I could picture everything so clearly, like a picture was perfectly painted. I loved the development and the mystery and that feeling of "I have t

This is my second read of this book and I was even more gripped than the first.

Reading as part of a box set.

L.A Cotton has the amazing ability to help the reader picture every scene.

Chastity Falls is based around a college and with L.A Cottons description I was completely taken there.

The darkness of the place, the eeriness, a place swamped in secrets, lies and mystery that not only surrounded the town but the people and a family that hold power within the town.

Chastity Falls is so much m
Beatriz Perez
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow!! It's all I have to say after this emotion filled story. My heart hurts!! For Ana, for Jackson, for my poor heart that has been through the ringer!! I received a copy of this wonderful book from the author for an honest review, and I have to say, this was quite a surprise!! This is the first book I've read by L.A. Cotton, and I'm glad I did!! Great storytelling, well written characters, and such a well written book.

Savannah (Ana) moved cross country to scape her past. At
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review by the author via blog tour

Title: Loyalty and Lies
Series: Chastity Falls, #1
Author: L.A. Cotton
Source: eARC
Genre: Romance Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Date Finished: February 12th, 2015
Release Date: January 30th, 2015
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)
Point of View: First Person
Overall Rating: ★★★

I liked this book but didn't love it as much as I wanted too. I felt this book was on the borderline o
Shweta Choudhary

The cover first of all is very attractive and I could one-click it on the basis of cover only. This is the first book I have read by the author and I have to say she captivated me from the start till the end. She captured the emotion of the girl, Savannah from the start. You could literally feel the pain radiating from her and wanting to know what happened to her. When you get to her story I bet you will feel. My heart felt for and it was so sho
Lustful Literature

5 Banana Shake Stars

Secrets, everyone has them, problem is, if they are big enough they eventually get in the way of your happiness.

Running from tragedy, Savanah (Ana) moves across the country to head to what she believes to be her peace. A small quiet college town where no one will know the reasons she is running.

That is until Jackson walks into her life, and brick by brick, takes down the wall she has built around herself.

"Ana, I'm no good for you. Stay away."-Jackson

Sophia Holt
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Receiving ARC's from authors is such an honour and privilege. And i was so glad to have received an ARC for this book Loyalty and Lies.
I read it from beginning to end in one night. It had me hooked.
We meet Savannah, who has moved right across country leaving her past behind her ( i won't say what happens cause that would be giving too much away, and i totally dislike spoilers) She meets "Jackson" and for the first time in over a year, she starts to feel something. But can these two be together,
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. I must admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Loyalty and Lies, as I knew it was very different from Cotton’s other books which I read and loved.

Where as the Love’s Spark books were quite fluffy and didn’t have so much mystery and angst, Loyalty and Lies has all of that.

The cast of characters are all strong and well rounded. Most were very likeable, but there were a couple (Anyone with the surname Donohue in particular) who were so wel
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book of LA Cotton's that I have read and I absolutely LOVED it!!! I enjoyed the layout of the book. She gives you just enough information to keep you going for more. This hasn't even been officially released and I already want book #2. A must read. You won't be disappointed.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Tracy *To the point Reviews*
Love angsty stuff...

College romance based on the typical popularity trope of damaged lonely plain jane meets mega hot and popular dude from the inner sanctum of untouchable god-like echelons of the social constructs of school... you know the drill.

It was well written and interesting. But the character were a little OTT with the shit they did and how they pulled it off. The heroine was way too pathetic and the hero, way too somewhat naive?! Like, clueless of how his actions would have repercussio
Tiffany Readz
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a book of secrets L.A. Cotton has given us with Loyalty and Lies!

Savannah Parry is as far away from home as she can get, trying to run away from the past that haunts her daily. New school, new friends and hopefully new life. While wanting a single room in the dorms, she didn't get it and realizes it just may be a blessing in disguise. Ana's roommate Elena ends up being the perfect Yin to her Yang, outgoing and ready to party. After spending the last sixteen months in a painful haze, An
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book got my attention from the beginning. I was hooked. This book gets you from the opening. I wanted to know about Ana, who was she, why was she so far from her world and more importantly how the hell did she lose her everything.

Jackson, oh my word. He is our hero from the beginning. He is there to help on the first day of class. He is gorgeous, so handsome and helpful and we just lose our breath when he's around.

Eventually, he asks us to go out for coffee. We go but we have guilt. Guilt
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" But with that kind of solace came the memories. Like an unstoppable river they rushed into my mind, dragging me under with their strong current. Some comforted me, some terrified me...but every single one of them made my heart shatter"

Loyalty and Lies follows the story of Savannah and Jackson. Things have become too much for Savannah. She needs a fresh start, a chance to escape her past. So, Savannah decides to go to school three thousand miles away.

Chasity Falls is supposed to be her salvat
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I really liked this one; it was not your average love story. It reminds us that while there is always room for healing and love, it can be taken away just as quickly as it came.

While we can never outrun our past hurts, guilt of things that happened, and death… We all have the chance to let people in and start the healing process.

I really liked how the characters grow and heal each other. They both have a past that keeps them from opening up to the other completely. This makes it hard for them t
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Okay, so we got that ARC in exchange for an honest review and it's NOT hard at ll to write an honest review.
I think I started reading that book and it didn't take me long at all to be really glad that I am a blogger. I won't lie, in the last time we had a lot of ARCs that just made me reconsider accepting any for review, so when I started this book, I was prepared for another disappointment. Boy, am I glad that was NOT what happened.

The whole book strate
Pamela Lilley
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love American college drama and this is drama at it's best. Loved Savannah, she is so strong considering her past, which was not easy, starting afresh in a new town miles away from anyone who knows her and her upsetting secret. On her first day she grabs the attention of one of the most notorious boys in Chastity Falls, Braiden Donahue, unbeknown to her she also snags the attention of his best friend, Pierce. After snubbing Braiden's advances she has made herself a target with the Donahue family ...more
Nikki Arnold
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! Wow!! I swear every time I read one of L.A. Cottons books I am amazed all over again! Each book is a million times better than the last and no im NOT saying they are bad they are ALL amazing!! But they just keep getting better and better!! This book goes kinda back and forth with the feelings I wanted to scream sometimes saying what are you thinking go for it! Lol and then U think everything is fine and it changes she knows how to keep you on edge and I'm already dying for the second one ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon

***** 5 Cranky Stars *****

Loyalties and Lies is Book One in L.A. Cotton’s Chastity Falls Series. Fast paced and intriguing, this book is full of mystery, keeping the tension tight.

Moving from Florida to Oregon to escape the memories and pain of a tragedy, Savannah “Ana” Parry heads to college for a fresh start. Her criteria for colleges: the further away the better, which is the reason she finds herself at Chastity Falls Academy.

Enter Jackson, who has secrets of his own. His relationship with A
Joanna Brocklehurst smith
Holy WOW, with the amount of twists and turns in this book I think I may have suffered whiplash!!! Absolutely freaking AMAZING.
I don’t think ‘it’s complicated’ really covers the relationship in this book. Ana and Jackson are definitely an intriguing couple, hiding their relationship even though it sucks, seems to make it seem really romantic at times. Climbing in through windows was a great idea.
It has been written in such a way that you can feel what Ana feels which a big thumbs up for this t
Justine Mcfadyen
I was given an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review . I was very excited to be getting this book in my hands as I've read L.A. Cotton's previous books and loved them both . This was a hard story to read initially as I couldn't get to grips with the characters and just couldn't get the connection that I wanted , you know, the one that grips you tight and doesn't let you go until you've finished . I decided to put the book down for a while and come back to it in a week or so's time ...more
Candice Clifford
I really enjoyed reading this book! The book takes place at a college in Chastity Falls, Oregon. Ana is from Fort Pierce, Florida and she has come to Chastity Falls to have a "fresh start", but her clothes is not the only baggage she has brought with her. While out with her roommate at the first college party of the year, she meets a mysterious guy who helps her when she gets caught in a tough/scary situation. Little does she know that Chastity Falls is a city where family loyalties and lies run ...more
Rhiannon King
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW just WOW!!!! This book had me hanging on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I could not put this book down for love nor money. It had the right amount of angst to keep me hooked.

Well done on another fantastic book, I cannot wait for book 2 I need to know what happens next. Thank you :)
Vikki Love
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-reads
I received an arc copy in return for a honest review. This is the first book of L.A Cotton's that i have read, and it will not be the last. I loved this book. Once i started reading it i couldn't stop, i was captivated from beginning to end and was left needing, and wanting more.
It's one of my favourite books i've read this year.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
This was a super read. I was expecting a nice easy going read. But oh no! What I got was so much more. This is an intense read with plenty of angst.
The author did a great job of portraying the characters as real. Be warned of the cliffhanging ending but no fear as book two is out already.
My rating falls somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. There were parts I really liked and others I thought were weak. I see where the author was going with the story. Ana Perry is trying to hide. She finds a small college on the other part of the country in the west coast. Something tragic happened to her were she lost everything and she feels a lot of guilt. She wants to go to college and just be invisible, but at the first party she attends she catches the eye of the "leader" of the school, Braiden ...more
Kelly with Sugar Shack Book Blog
I received this book for an honest review from the author and boy I am so happy I had this amazing experience! L.A. Cotton has outdone herself with Loyalty and Lies and she will completely suck you into not just the story, but right into the characters.

We meet Ana who moves cross the country for college after a tragic event (I don't want to give anything away)and is immediately thrown into the chaos that is college life. I spunky roommate, classes, and of course going to parties. She eventually
Kirsty Turner
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for Sarah & Kirsty's Book Reviews

This beauty of a book sucked me in from the very first page and it didn’t let me go until the end. In fact I am still sucked as I impatiently wait for book 2! This book is completely different to L.A. Cotton’s other books so I was a bit nervous starting it but I absolutely loved it. Seriously, this was off the charts good. There are so many different characters and emotions in this book which makes it different to other books. I loved Savanah (Ana),
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