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Review – Savior of Regrets by L.A. Cotton

Savior of Regrets; Verona Legacy #4 
(#4 within a series)

Publication Date: August 20, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Mafia Romance

Author: L.A.Cotton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



A hard won love story where monsters are slain, secrets are uncovered, and a story that reminds us how important family can be.

Matteo is a family man, raised to respect women, protect his sister, and wants a true love like his parents have sustained and like his cousins have recently found. Matteo wears his heart upon his sleeve and his bleeding heart gives him high marks as a great book boyfriend. I absolutely adore his sweetness mixed with his protective nature, loyal and true, he is the perfect fit for a woman like Caitlyn. I wanted to wrap Matteo in huge hugs throughout the entire book as this story is emotional. From start to finish Savior of Regrets is a brilliant love story filled with secrets, lots of character cameos (which I loved), and so many emotional moments.

There were lots of times I wanted to kick Caitlyn in the pants. She is a character that I felt for, her situation is horrible and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, but she is stubborn to a fault. She holds that stubbornness instead of opening up and it isn’t until her monster comes to play that things makes sense…so needless to say, Caitlyn has secrets. Dark secrets that she’d rather leave in the past, but unfortunately the past comes calling.

Matteo met Caitlyn about eight months ago and they shared an unforgettable night together. When fate landed Cait in Matt’s path once again he wasn’t about to let her slip through his fingers again and promised that he would do anything to gain her trust and make her stay, but more than anything he wanted her to stay of her own choosing and choose him because she felt the same about him.

To Matteo there is nothing more important than family, but the group dynamic is beginning to change between the cousins. Nicco is taking on more as a leader with his father’s health failing. Enzo’s darkness is still there, but his edges have smoothed out thanks to Nora and where does that leave Matt with his best friends, his cousins, his blood brothers moving forward and he always feels like a fifth wheel among them? Gah…I wanted to reach through the book and hug him so hard.

While you could read this book as a standalone, it would be better enjoyed reading the series in order, if nothing else I would at least recommend reading the prequel, Angel of Tears, (which is currently free) to understand the strong connection between Matt and Cait and the one night they share together.


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+


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