Title: Savior of Regrets
Series: Verona Legacy #4
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2021
Savior of Regrets: A Mafia Romance
Caitlin O’Connell hides the scars of her past.
Lost. Alone. Afraid.
When she wakes up in the hospital, broken and bruised, Caitlin has no choice but to accept help from the Marchetti crime family… and the one guy she never thought she’d see again.
Matteo Bellatoni wears his heart on his sleeve.
Loyal. Determined. Devoted.
Watching his best friends find love has left him wondering if he’ll ever have that… especially, since he’s pretty sure he already let his soulmate slip through his fingers.
When Matteo and Caitlin’s paths cross unexpectedly, all those feelings come rushing back, and he’s determined to prove to her that some guys are worth the risk.
All is not what it seems though.
Caitlin isn’t the woman he thinks she is, and her secrets might be too big for Matteo to overcome. But he won’t give up without a fight. Even when the past catches up with her and threatens the family he loves so much, Matteo refuses to let her go.
Because he lost her once…
He won’t lose her again.
* Savior of Regrets is a 80,000 word story set in the Verona Legacy world. Due to mature content that some readers may find distressing, this book is recommended for readers 18+
“M-Matteo?” Her eyes flickered open. “What time is it?”
“Late. Everyone already went to bed.”
I nodded, offering her my hand. “Let’s get you into bed.”
Without argument, Caitlin took my hand and I led her down the hall to her room.
“Where will you sleep?” she asked around a yawn.
I pulled back the covers and flicked my head for her to get in the bed. Pulling off her hoodie, Caitlin slipped into the sheets and nestled down.
“I’ll see you tomorrow,” I said.
The word echoed through my skull. My eyes found hers in the dark, and she smiled. “Matteo, will you please stay with me?”
Without a word, I yanked off my sweater and shucked out of my jeans, climbing in beside her. Caitlin burrowed into my side and laid her hand on my breastbone. “Thank you,” she whispered. “For everything.”
I pressed a kiss to her hair, hardly able to wipe the smile off my face. “You’re worth it, Tink. I hope you know that.”
A beat passed, and another, and Cait still didn’t answer.
“Cait?” I gently shook her. Nothing.
She was out for the count, curled into my side like she belonged there.
It was disarming, the deep sense of peace I felt having her close. We didn’t know each other, not really, not beyond the surface. Yet, I felt tethered to her in a way I couldn’t explain.
I wanted to hold her like this every night and wake every morning to her green eyes and blinding smile.
I wanted her—plain and simple.
But as I closed my eyes, and allowed myself to fall into oblivion, I couldn’t help but feel like I was one breath away from losing her.
Caitlin finds herself in a dangerous situation from which she doesn’t see any way out so she perseveres until it reaches a boiling point. When she finds herself injured and requiring medical attention, she never expected that it would bring Matteo back into her life. They may have only had one night together but it was a night that remains in the forefront of both their memories and now all her attempts to protect him from her life may be for naught.
Matteo is close to his family, a great friend and when it comes to those he cares about his loyalty and what he will do for them knows no bounds. He knows that Caitlin feels alone and out of options, but he is determined to show her that he is the one person she can count on to be there for her no matter what.
Caitlin shows how strong and resilient she is while Matteo shows that there is nothing he won’t do to protect her and show her that the only place she needs to be is with him. Not only do we get to see the relationship between Caitlin and Matteo unfold but we also get to catch up with all the other characters we know and love.
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Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult
novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive
stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being
a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. 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.