I was kidnapped on my honeymoon by three masked men.
I was told to stay silent and abide by their rules. But they didn’t realize I wasn’t a victim…not anymore.
The open sea was my backdrop for nine torturous days. During that time, glimmers of my fate were revealed by a man with the mysterious chartreuse-colored eyes. He should have scared me, but he didn’t.
He intrigued me. And I intrigued him.
He punished me when I didn’t listen, which was every single day. But beneath his cruelty, I sensed he was guarding a grave secret.
I was sold.
And in a game of poker, no less.
My buyer? A Russian mobster who likes to collect pretty things. Now that I know the truth, I only have one choice.
Sink or swim.
And when one fateful night presents me the opportunity, I take it. I just never anticipated my actions would leave me shipwrecked with my kidnapper.
He needs me alive. I want him dead.
But as days turn into weeks, one thing becomes clear—I should hate him…but I don’t.
My name is Willow.
His name is Saint.
Ironic, isn’t it? He bears a name that denotes nothing but holiness yet delivers nothing but hell. However, if this is hell on earth…God, save my soul.
**BAD SAINT is a DARK ROMANCE containing mature themes that might make some readers uncomfortable. It includes: kidnapping, captivity, strong violence, mild language, and some dark and disturbing scenes.
This twisted tale is not intended for the fainthearted. So, if you’re game…welcome to the madness.
"Sinful and compelling, Bad Saint takes you on a darkly romantic, emotionally tense ride that will leave you aching for more” - New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy
"Shipwrecked on a deserted island with a beautiful, tortured villain? Sign me up!" - K.A. Tucker, USA Today Bestselling Author of Ten Tiny Breaths
“Bad Saint is a dark and emotional romance that you are sure to love." NYT & USA Bestselling Author - Kylie Scott
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About the Author
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson. When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life. She is a bestselling author in the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K. Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
BAD SAINT is the first instalment in Monica James’ contemporary, adult ALL THE PRETTY THINGS dark, romance trilogy focusing on Willow Shaw, and thirty-three year old, Saint Hennessy. NOTE: Due to the story line content, there may be some trigger for more sensitive readers. Told from first person perspective (Willow) BAD SAINT follows in the aftermath of Willow Shaw’s abduction while on her honeymoon in Greece. Unaware that her husband had gambled and lost, Willow is the ultimate payment for indebted sins. At the mercy of her kidnappers Willow’s life is threatened on numerous occasions but for not the actions of one of her abductors Willow’s life would be forfeited, her body no longer her own. What ensues is the acrimonious relationship between Willow and Saint, and the fall-out as a storm lands our couple on a deserted island where Willow discovers there is more to Saint then she could have ever imagined. BAD SAINT is a story of secrets and lies; of sexual slavery, payment for a debt, intimidation, assault, recklessness and death. Frightened yet strong, willing to stand up to her captors Willow battles between her head and heart fearing life as she knows it is spiralling out of control. Monica James’ pulls the readers into an intense, raw and gritty story of payback and vengeance; of power and control; of repercussions, suspense, danger and more. The premise is tragic, impassioned and fascinating; the characters are strong, resilient, animated and energetic. BAD SAINT ends on a cliffhanger-you have been warned.
Monica James’ new release, Bad Saint, is an apt moniker for Willow and Saint’s story, and as the plot unfolds, readers learn how Willow became the fierce fighter that she is, why she refused to play the victim from the moment she was taken, and how her inner strength gave her the willpower not to break, even when that’s exactly what her captors demanded of her. Even though the events that happen to Willow on her honeymoon are truly frightening, they don’t quite capture the full gravity of her situation; there have been people orchestrating her abduction, working behind the scenes for reasons unknown to Willow and readers, to ensure that the kidnapping occurs exactly as planned and as her days of captivity head into the double-digits and small clues are provided as to why it occurred in the first place, what we do learn is that Willow’s kidnapping is part of a much bigger plan, and it seems that not even Willow’s main captor has a choice in what’s going to happen to Willow once she’s handed over to the man who bought her and who plans to make her his slave. Monica James masterfully explores the unusual dynamics of Saint and Willow’s relationship as he prepares to make her submit to his every desire and works to mold her into a compliant submissive. And while readers get the entirety of Saint and Willow’s story solely through her perspective, the additional insights that are provided at the beginning of each chapter help to provide much needed information from a person whose stake in this situation is more significant than anyone realized, and it’s these details that allowed me to see what both sides are fighting against and for and what that means for the bond that Saint and Willow are forming regardless of the fact that he’s to blame for her disappearance. The further into the story I got, the more questions I had and the more information I needed to unpack, so when I finally reached the end of volume one, the situation didn’t seem any less confusing, especially with what’s revealed in the last few pages, which means that I need volume 2 as soon as possible so I can figure out what the newest revelations mean for the angel and her ‘bad saint.’ 4.5 Poison Apples
Bad Saint By Monica James 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Release Date May 6 I am a newbie when it comes to Monica James’ writing. Bad Saint (All the Pretty Things book 1) is the first of her books that I have read. Saint and Willow had a tumultuous relationship. The dynamic between kidnapper and kidnapped had its ups and downs. Willow couldn’t get a proper read on Saint as his mood was all over the place. Willow has proven herself to be strong willed, courageous and determined despite how the odds were against her. Saint, may not have appeared to be just what his name states but in actuality he was more than just that. Dominant with a heart so loyal but is shrouded in darkness. He protected Willow as much as he was capable of allowing himself. This dark romance ends in a cliffhanger leaving me wanting more. Questioning what is gonna happen next. How will they get out of the predicament they currently are in. Monica has set the bait and has me hook, line and sinker. Looking forward to the next instalment in All the Pretty Things series. (Darlene P)
Well hot damn!!! This one was dark and hot and had me hooked! I loved that Willow is strong and fierce, and refuses to just roll over and cower. Saint is one of those guys you want to hate so bad but you can;t because he is just everything a dark hero should be. These two had me glued to the pages and I swear the next one better be coming quick cause i don't know how long I can wait before i start begging for more!!
Bad Saint by Monica James is the first installment her the All The Pretty Things Trilogy. Bad Saint is a dark read, twisted, deals with sensitive subjects and is certainly not for the faint of heart. Meet Willow Shaw. She's a young woman with a rough past, but now it seems fate smiles at her, not. She goes from bad to worse without knowing what happens to her and why. She becomes the abused pawn in a bigger plan and her only saving grace seems to be her abductor. Saint Hennessy is a man in his thirties, he's driven and has his own agenda, sorry not sorry, no spoilers here. Only so much, one of them fell in love, the other one tries to be ice cold and unaffected. Saint is the perfect antihero. I started reading and was immediatedly sucked into the story. The writing is excellent and I love, love the storyline and the characters. I love the author's contemporary romance novels, her heartfelt and gripping stories like the Sins of the Heart series and her Surrender series. Both are favorites of mine and now All The Pretty Things is one too. I can't wait to read the next book, Fallen Saint. I recommend the book and give 5 stars.