Five years. That’s a long time to go without talking to somebody, especially someone who was such a huge part of your life…
A letter from my first kiss and my childhood everything…from prison.
He may be nicknamed Saint, but this sweet, sexy biker most definitely has a wild streak. Hearing from him draws me right back into the Knights of Fury motorcycle club—the people I’ll always think of as family.
He’s still the only man I’ve ever wanted.
Each good, old-fashioned letter from my “prison pen pal” has my heart racing. Which is nothing compared to how I feel when Saint surprises me in person, as a free man.
I was just a kid the last time we saw each other, but the connection between us now is anything but innocent.
He’s the type of man who would do anything to protect his woman. And with my world crashing down around me, that’s exactly what I’m going to need.
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"What's wrong, Sky?" my dad asks as I step into the clubhouse with a sad face, my pink backpack dragging behind me. My body language screams defeat, and even I know it. "Bad day at school?"
I nod at my father. Technically, he's my stepfather, but considering I never knew my biological father, Hammer's the only father I've ever known. He started dating my mom when I was just a baby. My mother has never told me about who my real dad is, and I've always wanted to know. Especially since she's so secretive about it. I don't care too much, though. I have Hammer.
"I guess you could say that."
I've been finding it hard to make friends. No one wants to play with me because they know my stepdad is in a motorcycle gang. I'm not sure why they all hate bikers. I know and love every person in this clubhouse, and they are always nice to me. I don't live in the clubhouse, but we come here pretty much every day after school. Hammer plays basketball with me and my siblings, and is always there for me no matter what. Does it matter that he chooses to ride a motorcycle instead of driving a car, or a van, like most of the other parents? Not to me, but apparently it does to them.
"Tell me what happened," he murmurs in a calm tone, but I know Dad gets mad at anyone who upsets me. I'm the youngest of six, and everyone loves to baby me. I'm also the only girl. Yeah, I feel sorry for myself too.
I sit next to him on the weathered brown leather couch. Before I can say anything, my mother speaks for me. "She got into a fight and is now suspended from school." She looks at me in frustration. "I told you that you need to stay out of trouble, Sky."
I grit my teeth in anger. Anger that she doesn't understand what it is like for me. Anger that she's talking for me. Mom lectured me on the whole drive back here, and now she's going to get Dad on her side before I can even get a word in. "But —"
"Fighting isn't the answer," she continues, shaking her head in disappointment. "I know you've been raised with boys, but you're a lady, and ladies don't fight."
"Didn't you slap that woman at the cookout last month, Georgia?" Dad asks with a smirk, brown eyes alive with mischief. He runs his fingers down his dark beard and nods. "Pretty sure you did. In front of the whole club."
"I saw that," I add, lifting my chin.
My mother scowls, sending a death stare in my direction. "What have I told you? Do as I say, not as I do."
"Becky deserved it, Mom," I say, trying to explain, and wanting my dad to understand. "She said her daddy is dead and it's our fault. He was a policeman. How would that be our fault? So I called her a liar and hit her. She shouldn't be talking bad about my family."
Dad and Mom share a look, one I can't figure out.
My mom has always told me "Do as I say, not as I do," but I can't help it if I'm the way that I am. I want to protect myself and my family.
Dad gives me a big hug. I close my eyes and sink into him, knowing that I'm safe in his arms. "You're not in trouble, Sky," he assures me gently. "But you shouldn't get into any more fights, okay? You're at school to get an education, not to get into trouble."
"I know," I grumble. "I'll try not get into any more fights."
"Promise?" he asks, pulling away and offering me his pinky finger. "We know you are going to do great things with your life. Things far away from here. But to do that, you need to be good in school, and to keep your grades up."
I wrap my pinky around his and squeeze. "I promise. I'll be good."
Funny that I'd make that promise to him, but not to my mother.CHAPTER 2
"What are you doing here?" Saint asks as I step inside the clubhouse, frowning as he takes in my denim shorts and white top. "And dressed like that?"
I roll my eyes at him. I've known Saint for about three years now, and normally I'd think of him as a friend, just another one of the guys. Okay, that's a lie. I've always thought he was good looking — in fact, he's probably the hottest guy I know in real life — but it was always just in a "yeah, he's cute" type of way. But recently something has changed. My heart beats faster when he's around, and I want to look nice for him. I even put on a little makeup before I got here.
It's time I admit that I have a crush on Saint, a crush that is completely one-sided.
Before we could hang out and everything would be normal, but now I get nervous every time he's around, and I think it's because I'm now seeing him in a different light. I wish things would just go back to the way they were before, because we'd just chat, give each other shit or watch movies or something, but now I'm awkward around him and don't know how to act.
Let's add that he's five years older than me and a prospect for the Knights of Fury MC.
The MC my father is president of.
So basically, he's never going to see me as anything more than Hammer's daughter. I need to nip this little crush in the bud as soon as possible, because it's a huge inconvenience to my life.
"What do you mean, what am I doing here?" I ask him, brow furrowing. I walk into the kitchen, and he follows behind me, eating a green apple. "Isn't the party tonight?"
"The party got canceled. Georgia didn't tell you?" he asks as he takes another bite, white teeth flashing, then hops up on the countertop with me standing in front of him.
"No, she didn't," I reply, shrugging. "Oh well, where's Dad then?"
"He's got some business going on here today, which is why I'm surprised that you're here," he continues, pausing and studying me. "Your eyes look really green today."
I narrow said eyes. "Are you okay?"
He jumps down and leans over to put his apple core in the garbage, his body close to mine, but not touching. He's so much taller than my five foot five, and I have to look up to see his face. Blue eyes watch me. He's always watching. There's something about him, about the way he looks at me, like he can see into my soul. It's intense, and almost a little too intense. I wonder if he looks at everyone this way, if maybe it's just who he is. I look away, like I always do, and take a step back.
"I'm fine. How about you? How did your exams go?" he asks, now leaning back against the counter with his arms crossed against his broad chest. With his shoulder-length dark hair, olive skin and those piercing baby blues, it's no wonder he has so many girls after him. I've seen it with my own eyes, once when he took me to the mall, and any time we have a family-friendly party at the clubhouse that I'm allowed to attend. Like a moth to a flame, if Saint is around, he has women around him.
I hate it.
If jealously is that burn in your chest and that feeling of dread in your stomach, then yeah, I've got that. I don't say anything, though. I mean, I can't. Nothing has happened between us, and I'm a child compared to him. He probably doesn't even look at me like that; I'm sure my dad would kill him even if he did. I really hope he doesn't see me as a younger sister, though, because I already have more than enough older brothers than I can handle.
"I aced them," I reply with a wide, smug smile.
"Well done," he compliments, a grin playing on his full lips. "I'm sure it has nothing to do with the new phone Hammer promised you if you passed them all."
"Nothing at all," I reply with a straight face. "You know, it won't be long until I'm finished with school," I remind him, shifting on my feet. Before I know it, I'll be eighteen too. I wonder if that will make any difference to him. I sure as hell hope so. Maybe he will start seeing me in a different light. A girl can dream.
"I know," he replies, looking up at the ceiling. "What are you going to do then?"
While he's looking away, I take him in from head to toe. Dressed in all black, as usual, a V-neck T-shirt, jeans and boots. He has a leather cuff around his wrist, one I know doubles as a manly scrunchie.
"What was the question again?" I ask, licking my suddenly dry lips.
"Don't look at me like that, Skylar," he says with an expression on his face that I can't seem to decipher.
"Like what?" I ask, glancing down and taking a deep breath.
Before he can answer, my dad walks into the kitchen, empty beer in hand. "What you doing here, Sky?"
I purse my lips and turn to him. "What a warm welcome everyone is giving me today."
Dad grins and wraps a big arm around me. He's such a huge man, when I was little he used to remind me of the Hulk. "You know I love having you here. It's just that today we have the other chapter coming in."
"Is that why the party was canceled?" I ask, glancing between Saint and him.
Ever since I became a teen, my dad doesn't like me being here whenever anyone else outside of this chapter is around, so I usually just stay home. I live with my mom and one of my brothers, Brooks, who is closest in age to me, but still four years older. The two of us are like water and oil — we don't mix, and we never have. I have four other older brothers: Logan, Seth, Axel, and Smith. All of them, including Brooks, have the same father, some guy none of them talk to anymore. I have a different biological father; but no one knows who he is. Every time I've asked Mom about him, she has deflected and not given me a proper answer.
"Yeah, I told Georgia to tell you," he continues, making a tsk tsk noise with his tongue. "How did you get here?"
"Brooks dropped me off on his way to basketball."
Dad turns to Saint. "Can you give her a ride home?"
He nods. "No problem."
Dad kisses the top of my head. "I'll see you tomorrow, Sky."
"All right, Dad," I say, bummed about the fact there will be nothing going on tonight for me, no amazing food or company, I'll probably end up being home alone watching TV and binge eating pizza. I suppose I could call up one of my friends to come over and hang out with me, but it won't be as interesting.
Saint and I walk outside, heading toward his bike. I try not to get too excited, but he glances back at me, taking in my attire. "Yeah, let's take the car."
Damn it. I was looking forward to getting on his motorcycle, and it would have been for the first time. I've only ever ridden with my Dad or Temper, one of the other members of the MC, and no one else.
"Fine," I say with resignation, knowing I would have frozen my butt off if we had taken the bike.
He opens the car door for me, which surprises me, and waits until I slide in before he moves to the driver's side. I look up and into the mirror, fixing my long red hair and pushing it back behind my ear as he gets in.
"You look fine" he murmurs, not looking at me.
I close the mirror and eye his profile. "Thank you."
Tension fills the car, and I shift on my seat, swallowing hard. Saint starts the engine and turns on the radio. "Still listen to sheep music?" he asks me, amusement in his tone.
I roll my eyes. "Just because I like listening to the top fifty doesn't make me a sheep. It means I have good taste, because I happen to like popular music. What does that make you then? Liking non-mainstream music doesn't make you any better."
"It makes me a wolf," he replies, flashing his perfect white teeth.
At that very moment, "She Wolf" by Shakira fills the car, and I start to laugh, unable to stop myself.
He shakes his head at me and pulls out of the clubhouse parking lot.
He's more than just a wolf.
He's a Knight.
And that means so much more to me.CHAPTER 3
"Who is that with Saint?" I ask Brooks, scowling as I see the woman rest her palm on his chest.
"Why? She's hot, isn't she?" he says, smacking his lips together. "Saint always picks up the hottest chicks."
That is literally the last thing I want to hear. And I'm sure my brother knows it. He's such an asshole sometimes.
"She's just a hanger-on," I mutter under my breath, glancing over the yard, and then looking up at the sunset to distract myself. I don't need Saint to catch me sending daggers in his direction. It's my eldest brother's birthday party, and I need to focus on that and only that. "Where's Logan?"
"He's on his way," Brooks says, shrugging. "You know Logan. He only comes to these things because Mom makes him."
Not all of us embraced the MC lifestyle. Logan left the second he turned eighteen, and now we pretty much only see him on birthdays and holidays. I know he loves us — he just never fit in here at the clubhouse, and prefers a quieter, private lifestyle. And as he calls it, a less criminal one.
Our family is big, and complicated, but we try our best to make things work and include everyone, even if the birthday boy himself hasn't even shown up yet, and my crush is standing a little too close to some pretty brunette for my liking. I hate that it has to be that way, and there's nothing I can do about it. I'm younger than him, and he sees me as some kid. Yet when we hang out, there's just something there that makes me want to be around him. He shows a different side of himself to me, a side that the rest of the world doesn't see. Maybe it's one-sided, but I have to hope when I'm older, things will be different for us. If not for the brunette.
I decide to head back inside — ignorance is bliss and all of that — and help my mom with the food. "Who made these?" I ask, picking up one of the little mini quiches. "They look delicious."
"I did." She beams, standing up from the oven and turning to me. "I made everything except the cake. Can you call Logan and see where he is? I was thinking we could sing happy birthday to him the second he walks through the door."
It's kind of weird being at a birthday party without the birthday boy, so I agree to call him and see where he is, not that the men here need a reason to party. It will be nice to see Logan, even though he doesn't love being at the clubhouse. He always looked after me growing up, and I do love and miss him. I think because he was the firstborn child, my mom does seem to make more of an effort with him and hates that he has this new life without us. She tries everything to get him to come around more.
"How old is he today again?" I ask, wrinkling my nose and pulling out my new phone from my jean pocket.
"Twenty-nine," she replies, eyes widening. "Wow, I almost have a thirty-year-old."
I hit Logan's name and listen to it ring and go to voicemail. "He's not answering."
"Must be driving," she replies absently.
"Anything else you need me to do?" I ask her, looking around the kitchen.
I have a weird relationship with my mom. We get along, but at the same time we're not very close. We don't seem to understand each other or have any type of the connection I've seen some of my friends have with their mothers. I've always gotten the impression that she wished she had all boys, maybe because she seems to favor all of them. Either way, I'm definitely not her favorite child. In fact, I'm most likely her least.
Hammer makes up for it, though. He is always there for me when I need him, making sure I'm okay and spending time with me. He teaches me new things, laughs at my jokes and is slow to anger. I appreciate him more than he knows.
"No, I've got it under control, Sky. You can keep trying to get in touch with Logan, though," she says, her focus already shifting to whatever dish she's fussing over now.
"Okay," I reply, heading for the living room, and dropping down onto the couch, trying my brother again. When he still doesn't pick up, I expel a deep sigh and rest my head back on the velvet pillow.
"Come here to hide out too?" asks Temper, my dad's friend and the Vice President of the Knights.
"Oh my god," I groan, hand on my heart. "You scared the shit out of me, Temper. Jesus Christ."
He simply grins, arching his brow at me in an amused manner from where he's perched on the opposite couch. "You allowed to cuss now?"
I stick my tongue out at him. "I'm almost grown now, man. I can do what I want, when I want."
We both share a laugh, because we know just how untrue that happens to be.
"You're funny," he says, brown eyes smiling. "You know that? I don't know where you got your personality, because it definitely wasn't from your mother."
I laugh out loud. "Yeah, she's not the funniest woman I've ever met."
In fact, I don't think she's ever told a joke or made me laugh uncontrollably. That's more my dad's job, or even Saint's. Saint can be pretty funny when he wants to be, and has a quiet yet dry type of humor, which I can appreciate.
"I'm funny and cute," I add, batting my lashes slowly. "How lucky I am."
Temper throws a pillow at me. "Try that shit in a few years, and I'm sure you'll have all the men on their knees." He pauses, and then adds, "Actually, none of the Knights, but you know, other men."(Continues…)
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I've loved all of the books I've read from this author but this book felt almost juvenile in its dialogue. Obviously it's not because there are sex scenes but I felt like I was reading a book with teenage characters instead of grown adults. The story it's self was great and had be hooked. It's was an okay read.
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I have become such a fan of this author! I love how her MC books are tough and give you the grittiness that MC demands, but then there is this soft side to her guys. I just LOVE that. Sky and Saint’s story was full of twists and turns and up’s and down’s, but nothing that made it confusing. This is a well written story and a read that I just devoured. Sky, has lived an interesting life with her mother. I am not sure I have hated a mother character ever as much as I hated her. That is excellent character writing. I loved the MC bothers and Hammer, he just made me love him. He was the only father she had ever known and was ripped away by her vindictive Mother. Years of being away from the MC, did not diminish Sky’s feeling for Saint. She longed to be with him and reconnect with all of her MC family. Saint, decides to reach out one day and from that point on, Sky was on a mission to get back to the club. Leaving a job and best friend behind Sky heads back to the MC and also she is connecting with her older brothers. I really enjoyed the family connection she had with her brothers. All of them had suffered the same fate of being raised by the same mom. But for some reason Sky, was the one who was a pawn in her game with Hammer. Saint, sees Sky for the first time in years and that is all it takes, she is his. I want to tell you so much more, but that would be spoiling your chance to get to read this awesome story. The plot twists and just the fact that her mother is such a jerk, are all worth your time.
“He kisses me then, a sweet, gentle kiss. The kiss of a man who is going to enjoy the journey instead of rushing to the end.” Um, swoon!! This is a wonderfully entertaining, suspenseful book by Chantal Fernando. Sky grows up as the step daughter of the mc president. He might not be her biological dad, but to her he is everything. Her mother doesn’t give her the time of day or even seem to care about her. But Sky doesn’t care because she has Hammer. He’s always made it known that she is loved and wanted. She loves being around the mc, especially Saint. He may be too old for her, but her heart isn’t getting the memo. Years later at sixteen her mother takes her away from the only home she’s ever known, from the people she’s loves. After years of scrapping by, living the less than stellar life she dreamed of, she gets a letter. It makes her start to question her mother’s motives and what really happened that fateful night. Seeking answers puts things into motion that are both good and devastating. One thing is for sure, Saint is back and this time he isn’t leaving. The lead female character was strong, independent, and stubborn. Yet had an element of vulnerability that made her all the more relatable. We all make mistakes, it’s how we handle those mistakes that shows our character. Sky readily admits when she is wrong and it made me like her all the more. I enjoyed reading this book! This is a well written story with an intriguing plot twist. The author created interesting and likable characters experiencing events that emotionally pull your heart strings. I highly recommend making this your next read! I read an ARC of this book via Netgalley. My fair and honest review is voluntary.
I don't know it is just me, but I really did not enjoy reading this book. After reading the Wind Dragons this new first book that opens a new series seems to me like a joke. It is maybe for a more younger audience because I like something more solid to read. But in this book I found it lacking after in so many ways like Skylar and her life and creating a drama where there wasn't. Suddenly Saint writes her from prison and she starts suddenly to have a purpose in her life and going back in the city and reuniting with the Club. The Club that isn't at all real MC Club. After coming into the city there are just rainbow and roses for Skylar and the author wanted to create a dramatical twist but it was just predictable and more drama. The relationship between Saint and Skylar is also poor and had me more times eye-rolling. If she has a plan to write another book in the series I hope it will be better as this one. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for NetGalley
My feeling went so up and down through out this book! As a person who was adopted myself I can understand how Sky feels about Hammer as her dad. Just because someone is related by blood doesn't mean they should be your family nor do they always love you. Her mother is so evil and I just wish someone got vengeance for all she did to Sky and Hammer. Maybe in another book that can happen? This book I would recommend to anyone because it was that GOOD!
Saint by Chantal Fernando Knights of Fury #1 Fairly tame New Adult MC romance that begins a new series. Skylar and Saint had a connection when younger but as she was too young at the time nothing came of it. Later, when she returns to the area, the chemistry is still there and they act upon it. They have some ups and downs but they are not huge and easily solved. The main problem is Skylar’s very narcissistic and evil mother who creates havoc often and in sometimes deadly ways. There is a HEA for Skylar and Saint as this publisher promises for all of their titles. Did I enjoy the book? Yes Would I read more in the series? I think so Thank you to NetGalley and Carina Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
Saint by Chantal Fernando Begins a new MC series that has fantastic characters with a deep storyline. This should be the start of a wonderful new series. Kudos to this author. 5-star.
I have read my fair share of MC biker series but this one, I wasn't able to resonate with. The characters and their 'connection’ was just about nonexistent and the storyline wasn't intriguing enough to keep me at bay. There wasn't anything particularly interesting about this read which lead me to drop the series
Saint is not the first book I’ve read by Chantal Fernando nor is it even the first MC, but it is my least favorite. I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author until this one. Maybe this one just wasn't for me, but I really struggled to finish this one. When I picked up this MC, I was expecting this angsty, drama-packed novel, maybe even a forbidden/taboo romance, and the wit I've come to enjoy from Fernando. What I got was not that at all. The author seemed to play it safe with the first book in this new series. And that sharp wit to lighten things up occasionally was missing. Skylar was a clubhouse Princess. The man who raised her, Hammer, started the Knights of Fury from the ground up. Then we have Saint, a Prospect for the club. Skylar and Saint just had this connection, one that was not allowed given the age difference. Insert why I figured I’d get a forbidden/taboo romance. On to the angst and drama I expected. I didn’t get that either. You can’t have bikers without sin, even if it's just a little. Instead, we get what should've been some major drama that is more glossed over than dealt with. And the reason for that drama, once we find out, had me rolling my eyes. All in all this novel felt glazed at best when there could have been so much more. I don’t know if Fernando was playing it safe or got bored, but if you like MC romance with all the feels, this one missed the mark. That said, I will read other books by this author, but I think I'll be skipping this series given my experience with this first book.
Saint and Skylar were everything to each other during childhood. Skylar left with a mother nobody would want and Saint ended up in prison for a few years. She has been receiving letters from Saint in prison. One day he shows up on her doorstep and things start to get crazy. These two had chemistry that was slow burn but hotter than the sun. I really enjoy this authors books. I received a copy of this book via Netgalley and am voluntarily leaving a review.
This was my first Chantal Fernando's book, and won't be my last! This is one of my favorite MC stories! This is the first book in the Knights of Fury Series. Skylar and Saint's story is beautifully written, fast-paced and action packed. Their chemistry is strong. I love it all: the characters, the world building, the storyline. I love the happy ending and the Epilogues! Now, I'm looking forward for more books written by Chantal Fernando. If you like MC stories, and audiobooks, Saint is now available in audiobook. You don't want to miss it! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
OMG did I love this book! Totally new characters with a totally new and actually very refreshing storyline. This is not something that I have seen from this author before and I really enjoyed the way that she introduced this new series. Skylar is a pretty interesting character. She is young, but she is very aware of who she is, even if she still searching for her own niche in the world. But she definitely gets some hard truths thrown at her as the story goes on and shows just how much strength that she has. And boy does she have some inner strength. There were times in this story that I really teared up. The end … OMG … it broke my heart. The only thing that I was not happy with was the way the whole thing was handled in regards to one character. I so thought that there should have been more to happen to this character and I am hoping that later on down the line this person gets their own comeuppance! Overall, I was so impressed with this book and this new series that the author is introducing to readers. SAINT really kicks this new MC into high gear and the author is going to have to pull out all the stops to do better than this one … but I really think that she can do that! So, two thumbs way up from me and happy reading!!
From the moment they met Sky and Saint had a connection, one that could be felt bone deep, but with her younger age, and the fact that her father would kill him if he made any sort of move in her direction, Saint kept things purely in the friend zone. But now is a completely different story, five plus years have passed, and she is old enough to make her own decisions, and she wants a shot with him. He has waited a long time for her and he doesn't plan on letting anything or anyone get in their way. Little do they both know, danger is lurking, and Sky is their target. I have no doubt that readers will love this newest offering from Ms. Fernando! Within it's pages Saint comes brimming with heart-string tugging emotion that'll squeeze the heart in all the right places, and a touch of mystery that'll have you on the edge of your seat! I loved meeting this couple, their story had me mesmerized from beginning to end, and their chemistry was downright sizzling, I felt the heat between them simmering consistently page after page. This well crafted page-turner kicks off the new Knights of Fury series, and if this is any indication of what is to come, I know there will be more good reading up ahead. I highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it has everything you'd want in a story... and much, much more! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
3.75 stars-- SAINT is the first instalment in Chantal Fernando’s contemporary, adult KNIGHTS OF FURY MC romance series. This is MC member Thorn ‘Saint’ Benson, and Skylar O’Connor’s story line. Told from first person point of view (Skylar) SAINT follows several years in the life of Skylar O’Connor, from a ten year old girl who fell in love with an older boy, to a woman who struggles with her place in the family. At sixteen years of age, having never known her biological father Skylar;s mother pulled our heroine from the only man she ever called dad, a man who would sacrifice everything for Skylar’s life. At age twenty-one, tired of her mother’s secrets and lies, Skylar heads back to the place she calls home, including the man she has always loved. Enter MC member Thorn ‘Saint’ Benson. What ensues is the rekindling relationship and romance between Saint and Skylar, and the potential fall-out as Skylar becomes collateral damage in a war between MC clubs. For more than ten years Skylar had dreamt about our story line hero, a man she would promise everything and more but Saint’s past is about to be revealed, a past Skylar struggles to accept in the face of even more lies. The relationship between Skylar and Saint is a ‘second chance’ of sorts. At sixteen years of age, Skylar was ripped away from the people she loved but never stopped thinking about the day she would return. Leaving behind the only father she ever knew, and the boy that would one day be the man that she loved, Skylar left her life behind, and ventured towards her own happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top sexually graphic language and text. SAINT introduces the Kings of Fury MC: President Xavier ‘Hammer’ Dixon, Vice President Temper, Renegade aka Renny, and Wade ‘Dee’ Simpson; Skylar’s best friend Max; her brothers Logan, Seth, Brooks, Axel and Smith, as well as their mother Georgia O’Connor. SAINT is a story of betrayal, vengeance, second chances and love. The premise is engaging and captivating; the characters are sassy, colorful and energetic; the romance is steamy and hot. The level of angst is low; the MC lifestyle is mostly hidden from the reader-the usual dark and gritty violence remains behind the scenes or is only revealed a little at a time.
An awesome beginning of a new series filled with deception, betrayal and jealousy. Skylar O’Connor grew up in the Knight of Fury MC lifestyle with the members and Hammer as her mother boyfriend. Hammer treated her like a father with love and protection in which her mother was incapable of providing due to her egotistical actions. Skylar is lied to and taken from the MC family after her mother and Hammer ends their relationship at the age of sixteen. Fast forward a few years, she begins to receive letters from Saint but was met with unanswered questions and regrets as her mother was more distant than before. Her failures and struggles was a resolution to moving back home that resulted in secrets, lies and disappointment in her mother reason for moving away but Hammer love for her was unconditional. The mental deranged mother along with Saint past was a challenge to Skylar and Saint’s new relationship but it was worth the fight. IMO, Skylar should’ve stood her ground with her toxic mother. This was a fast-paced, twisted and great introduction to the new characters in the Knights of Fury MC the series will focus on. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Review Copy via Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Great start to an exciting new MC series from this author. Skylar and Saint are incredible characters and their journey to their HEA is a wild and emotional ride. When Skylar was sixteen and Saint was twenty one she was forbidden and completely off limits. Now five years later she is twenty one and the spark between them is still burning hot and undeniable. She's been away from the MC for five years and he's been in prison. Is this their time or will they be torn apart again? I definitely recommend you grab a copy of this one and find out. I can't wait for more from the Saints MC!
Saint is a surprise MC read that plays with the readers emotions and holds onto their heart. While I thought I was getting a gritty, dark MC romance what I really got was a sweet, family drama revolving around an MC. When I was reading this story (and I will be honest I don't like emotional stories), I was a bit upset as the kindness, caring, heart and love the characters in this book had for each other. I tend to gravitate towards the darker MC stories with no emotions and a lot of dark violence. However, after finishing and stepping back for a few days I am really happy that I had the chance to read this book and want more from this world… emotions and all. I thought the main character, Skylar was too childish and selfish at times and she was my biggest disappointment. After refection I realized that she is a product of her upbringing and cut her some slack. Now Saint on the other hand, was a heartfelt man who found love and held on. He was strong and bold but was nothing but caring and loving. Such a different man then I am used to liking. As I stated earlier, this book (to me at least) was more of a family drama with some MC thrown in. There was no really grit or darkness. I did get so attached to a few characters that I did cry at one point. I loved the way the story developed and grew and the ending both gutted me and had me swooning slightly. If I had one complaint about this story, it would be that I felt there were some gaps that the author could have filled in with more details. It felt rushed in places where I needed a bit more development to fully connect with the characters. I would have liked more of Saint and Skylar in their childhood relationship and more in the prison letters, if I am to be specific. Overall I am happy to have read this story and found my self a new author. I look forward to more from this world and can't wait to see who gets a story next. I received an ARC via NetGallery and I am leaving an honest review. #NewGallery #Saint #MCRomance #sweet
A Big Hit!!! This is the first of the Knights of Fury MC series and it was a total hit!! Skylar had grown up in the MC with the only father she ever knew who happened to be the Prez of the Knights. Hammer and Skylar had a great relationship while her mother was a woman who looked out for herself more than anything. At a young age Sky had a huge crush on Saint who was one of the bikers at the clubhouse but he knew that their 5 year age difference was something he didn’t want to mess with if he valued his life. Saint and Skylar did have a bond made from friendship though. At age 16 Sky’s mom and Hammer had a falling out with her mom taking Sky from the only family she ever knew. Five years later and its finally time that Sky goes back to the clubhouse to see why everyone who said they loved her never came to find out how she was doing. Sky had a rough life with her mother not helping one bit when she turned 18. Now back in the city and at the clubhouse she is learning many of the secrets that her mother had kept from her. Saint no longer has to worry about their age difference and those two take off from there. Their connection from earlier turns into so much more and the chemistry they had was hot! This story is full of twists and turns and has your heart both soaring and breaking. This was an excellent book that I couldn’t put down. Great characters and I can’t wait to read what’s next in this series!!
This is a brand new series by this author, and I was beyond excited to begin. I mean, really? Who can get enough MC romance?!? Not me, that's for sure! And I've read MC romance by this author before, and thoroughly enjoyed it. So I was absolutely sure that this series was going to follow along the lines of the other series, with hot alpha male bikers, and exciting story lines. Boy, did I underestimate this book! Yes, the alpha bikers and crazy circumstances were all there, but there was also that insta-love element that I absolutely adore, and Saint is a whole different breed of biker. This story has gone to the top of my favorites by this author! Skylar is one of the women who seem to always come out on top. No matter how bad life gets, she persists until things work out. After a childhood filled with an unknown father, a crazy inattentive mother, and brothers that aren't really in her life, things go from bad to worse. She looses the only bright spot in her life, her loving step-father and the MC that has always supported her. In the process, she is moved away from the only family she has ever known, including her teenage crush, Saint. Saint is one of those guys. You know what I'm talking about. An alpha male biker who knows what he wants, and does whatever it takes to get it. He lives life to the fullest, loyal to his biker brothers. He also always has Skylar in the back of his mind, as the one that got away. This book was emotional, and exciting, and had everything I look for in an MC romance. I enjoyed the lasting connection between Saint and Skyler, that wasn't even lessened by time, distance or interfering crazy folks. I couldn't help but fall in love with this couple, and I'm sure any other readers will feel the same way!
MC drama with an unexpected evil mastermind working to ruin everything that Skylar is working towards in her life. After being ripped from the only family she’s ever known Skylar is living day to day, working to make ends meet. One letter from her first crush changes everything and she is drawn back to the MC life not knowing who to trust and what to believe. Lots of romance, action, and emotional drama. I absolutely loved Saint, he really wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Sky. A quick, enjoyable read. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is my honest review.