When the Saint Falls (Westbrook Three, #1)
Thatcher Michaelson is a bully. Arrogant. Cruel. Ruthless. And the most attractive guy I’ve ever laid eyes on. He’s the rebel of Westbrook high, and I’m merely the annoying goody two-shoes he dubbed the saint. There must be something wrong with me. After nearly two years of dirty looks and constant humiliation, I’m still crushing on the guy who hated me on sight. Then he kissed me and instead of the ice-cold gaze I was accustomed to, I saw passion burning behind his dark molten eyes. Violet St. James doesn’t belong in my world. Good. Kind. Pure. She’s everything I’m not.She doesn’t just look like an angel, she is one. And I’ve fought every impulse to make her mine.But all my efforts went up in flames the second I tasted her sweet lips. My inability to stay away has changed everything. She’s determined to break down all my walls, but my little saint doesn’t understand the consequences of her actions. She tells me she’s not afraid of the fall.But she should be.

When the Saint Falls (Westbrook Three, #1) Details

TitleWhen the Saint Falls (Westbrook Three, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 16th, 2020
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, High School, Contemporary

When the Saint Falls (Westbrook Three, #1) Review

  • K. Moore
    January 1, 1970
    This was a beta read and oh my gosh ... you know when you pick up a book to read and then smash it in a few hours? This story was great, and Amber should have sent it to me as an ARC. LOL, although I probably wouldn't have taken it as an ARC because I don't have a lot of free time for reading and my preferences normally lie in the thriller genre. I also generally suck with written reviews - as you can see. I'm now hooked and want the rest of the books in the series :)And this was just a beta This was a beta read and oh my gosh ... you know when you pick up a book to read and then smash it in a few hours? This story was great, and Amber should have sent it to me as an ARC. LOL, although I probably wouldn't have taken it as an ARC because I don't have a lot of free time for reading and my preferences normally lie in the thriller genre. I also generally suck with written reviews - as you can see. I'm now hooked and want the rest of the books in the series :)And this was just a beta read!Readers of high school bully romance styled books will love this one.
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  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    January 1, 1970
    This was a pretty good introduction to this new to me author. When the Saint Falls is a Bully/Enemies to Lovers romance set in high school. While that's not my favorite setting, since I prefer my romance to have everyone eighteen or older, it was pretty well done. I liked the steady pace of the story and how there wasn't really ever a dull moment. I liked that the back and forth between the two main characters and their romance wasn't overdone. And I absolutely loved the best friends. I'm so This was a pretty good introduction to this new to me author. When the Saint Falls is a Bully/Enemies to Lovers romance set in high school. While that's not my favorite setting, since I prefer my romance to have everyone eighteen or older, it was pretty well done. I liked the steady pace of the story and how there wasn't really ever a dull moment. I liked that the back and forth between the two main characters and their romance wasn't overdone. And I absolutely loved the best friends. I'm so happy they will be getting their own books and I certainly plan to check those out.Overall, I really liked this story. It wasn't heavy in the angst, just enough to keep things interesting. And I appreciate that it wasn't super heavy with the steam given the age of the characters and setting of the story. It's one I would recommend as a good read.
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  • Elzbieta Zarow
    January 1, 1970
    Normally I don’t read books with teenagers as I already feel too old for them. But when I found an ARC in my mailbox (which I forgot I signed for) I couldn’t leave it like that. I stared right away and read almost whole book at once. I didn’t know I needed this book! It’s fresh and romantic and reminds me of my teenage years (I’ve read it on my 21st birthday so it was like a birthday gift for me ). I’m really surprised how mature these characters were!! I don’t think that younger people are as Normally I don’t read books with teenagers as I already feel too old for them. But when I found an ARC in my mailbox (which I forgot I signed for) I couldn’t leave it like that. I stared right away and read almost whole book at once. I didn’t know I needed this book! It’s fresh and romantic and reminds me of my teenage years (I’ve read it on my 21st birthday so it was like a birthday gift for me ❤️). I’m really surprised how mature these characters were!! I don’t think that younger people are as dumb as some authors create them. Violet has strong personality and I love that she’s not that innocent, naive girl I was expecting her to be. I also like Rebel but not really liked his decisions which I found really annoying. They didn’t suit his character.Recently I realised that I like supporting characters more than the mains. So my heart all went towards Arwen!! She’s the badass girl I always wanted to be. I can’t wait to read book about her!! I love writing style of the author and would love to read more of her books! (Sorry for my English, it’s not my native language and I’m still learning)
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  • Crystal Blanton
    January 1, 1970
    I devoured When The Saint Falls. The push and pull between Rebel and Saint and the electrical charged that was created whenever they were together kept me begging for more. This is different from what the author has written before but oh so good in all the best ways. I love a great enemies to lovers storyline and she knocked this one out of the park. And then the side characters are to die for! I'm so excited they will be getting their own books as well.One-click this one right now.
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  • Kimberly Garner
    January 1, 1970
    A great book that I really enjoyed. I really thought the characters had depth, lord knows they had secrets. The author has great world building, and amazing characters. I was hooked for the get go. I read this book rather quickly, and it is not a short book, I just couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoyed angst ridden mature YA books.
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  • Emma (Emlovesreading)
    January 1, 1970
    First time read from this author and I have to say I enjoyed it. My go to when it comes to books is bully romances. I love them. So this tells the story of Thatcher & Violet. Thatcher isn’t your typical rich, popular bully. No he’s more complicated than that. He’s been through stuff that hard made him the way he his. And poor Violet is on the end of his wrath simply because he wants her but doesn’t want to give in to it. Violet is sweet and doesn’t realise that Thatcher bullying her because First time read from this author and I have to say I enjoyed it. My go to when it comes to books is bully romances. I love them. So this tells the story of Thatcher & Violet. Thatcher isn’t your typical rich, popular bully. No he’s more complicated than that. He’s been through stuff that hard made him the way he his. And poor Violet is on the end of his wrath simply because he wants her but doesn’t want to give in to it. Violet is sweet and doesn’t realise that Thatcher bullying her because he’s attracted to her. I enjoyed this book because I liked that Thatcher was a bit more complicated in his reasons for being the way he is. I’m also excited to see that their will be another 2 books in this series. Arwen & Coles story which I’m really looking forward to. I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Have Coffee Need Books
    January 1, 1970
    Oh Lord in Heaven. This book has me in love with every one of the characters except for the hero -- and it’s not like he sucks. Truth is Thatch is just not as impressive as the others. And boo-hoo for him. I guess that might be a backhanded compliment to A.D. McCammon. I love all her Westbrook peeps, but the hero is Laa-aime. “We’re told as little girls when a boy is mean to you, it means he likes you, but that’s total bullshit. There must be another explanation. Here’s to hoping it’s not one Oh Lord in Heaven. This book has me in love with every one of the characters except for the hero -- and it’s not like he sucks. Truth is Thatch is just not as impressive as the others. And boo-hoo for him. I guess that might be a backhanded compliment to A.D. McCammon. I love all her Westbrook peeps, but the hero is Laa-aime. “We’re told as little girls when a boy is mean to you, it means he likes you, but that’s total bullshit. There must be another explanation. Here’s to hoping it’s not one that makes me want to be homeschooled.” - VioletViolet is a wallflower, in every way you could mean the word. The only person who appears to be able to see her is her bully, and she wishes she could drop off his radar.And Thatcher Michaelson is an insecure King of a Crap-pile he’d instead not rule. Wealthy, entitled, and feared, if not respected, because he’s certainly earned his reputation, he is more regretful about it than he is proud. Sadly, someone has to take on the dirty jobs; Thatcher and his best friends: Cole and Arwen have been meting out punishments for years. But Violet is mistaken in thinking Thatcher has it out for her, sometimes you gotta be cruel to be kind.“‘I’m fine, mom. Jesus.’‘Oh shit … did I interrupt you? You know that’s nothing to be ashamed of. A little self-exploration is healthy.’‘Oh my god, mother! Boundaries!’”The thing I loved most about When the Saint Falls is A.D. McCammon empowers the females in this damn book. Violet is no shrinking … well, violet. Her mom Josie is endearing as hell and seeing her struggle to do the correct mom-thing with a girl who, until the present, never needed a mom figure was sweet and often hilarious. It is hard when the shift happens, and you stop raising your parents.“Arwen heads down the hall toward her next class, groaning with contempt as I follow behind her. ‘For the love of goddess, Thatcher. Saint is perfectly capable of getting on a bus.’”And then there is Arwen. Arwen. Sigh. A.D. McCammon, you confused my heart, and somewhere in the middle of this book, I was so very undecided as to who deserved Violet it was chaotically bouncing from Cole to Thatcher to Arwen. I almost needed When the Saint Falls to become an RH quadrangle of complicated love connections just so Violet could have it all. I wasn’t sure Thatch would get on board, and I was all for you, making Violet a romance buffet of yummy options.“Then the strong, badass Arwen does something I never thought I’d see: she cries, well … it’s only a couple tears, but I’m totally counting it. ‘Great … ‘ She uses her free hand to dry her face. ‘Now I’m getting all emotional. I can be such a boy sometimes.’And just so reviewers can understand what is so fantastic about Arwen: she is charming, confident, and I think the boys admit somewhere in this book that she taught them how to behave like men. She definitely has the biggest pair out of the three of them.“Awww …’ I pull her into a hug. ‘You do care.‘Stop it. You’re getting feelings all over me.’This story is a medium burn, slightly bully-ish romance. The POV alternates between Thatcher and Violet, which allows the reader a better understanding of the characters, and dynamic in the backstory. I do caution that there are triggering events addressed in When the Saint Falls, and you should go into this knowing that A.D. McCammon writes Violet and Thatcher’s story pregnant with subtext and piped in unflinchingly honest results of sexual abuse. The end of book comments promises two more Westbrook books for Arwen and Cole, which I can’t wait for. This book is a rockstar.
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  • Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    4.5This is the last book I read in 2019 and it was the best way to bring it to a close.I have read all of A.D. McCammon's books and while this is definitely different than the others I have to say, it is truly bringing out her writing in the best way possible. I have seen her level of writing grow with each book, but this book has surpassed anything I could have expected from her. In her other books, she tended to shy away from the sexy times, which is fine but man oh man in this book she did 4.5This is the last book I read in 2019 and it was the best way to bring it to a close.I have read all of A.D. McCammon's books and while this is definitely different than the others I have to say, it is truly bringing out her writing in the best way possible. I have seen her level of writing grow with each book, but this book has surpassed anything I could have expected from her. In her other books, she tended to shy away from the sexy times, which is fine but man oh man in this book she did not and I can say she did it well! Not too much, not too little. I wasn't sure how this book was going to go once I started I was sucked in and didn't come up from my kindle until I was done. The characters were engaging and interesting. We get to see the change and growth which I love seeing. The side characters are still stuck with me and I can not wait to read Arwyn and Cole's stories.
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  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    I Received this ARC from Author for Honest Review.I Give this Book a 4.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 5.No Major Spoilers.HEA(?): Yes! Though I do wish there was a future epilogue rather than a ‘present’ one.That was the only thing was a bit of a let down.Drama: 4/5Heat: 3.5-4ish/5Romance: 4/5Suspense: 3.5-4/5Bully: 3.5/5, it did come to an odd halt, that kinda left me a bit ehh... when he rescinded his protect over her and I was expecting the repercussions to be a bit severe but it was rather I Received this ARC from Author for Honest Review.I Give this Book a 4.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 5.No Major Spoilers.HEA(?): Yes! Though I do wish there was a future epilogue rather than a ‘present’ one.That was the only thing was a bit of a let down.Drama: 4/5Heat: 3.5-4ish/5Romance: 4/5Suspense: 3.5-4/5Bully: 3.5/5, it did come to an odd halt, that kinda left me a bit ehh... when he rescinded his protect over her and I was expecting the repercussions to be a bit severe but it was rather dull. So in my opinion that bully quality isn’t dark or as strong as I would’ve liked or expected.This was highly enjoyable read and I will most definitely be reading this book over and over again, I also highly recommend this book.I cannot wait for Arwen & Cole’s Books!! :DLove them Both!I’m looking forward to reading more from this Author! :D
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  • Serena Weigand
    January 1, 1970
    Let's start with I won an ARC of When the Saint Falls on a fan page. This was the first book I read by A.D. McCammon and let me tell you I was hooked right from the Preface. Saint and Rebel that's what the main characters Thatcher and Violet call each other. Violet is considered a goody two shoes and from the moment Thatcher sees her he wants her but doesn't believe he's good enough for her so he does everything in his power to keep her away by bullying her. Violet even though Thatcher is a Let's start with I won an ARC of When the Saint Falls on a fan page. This was the first book I read by A.D. McCammon and let me tell you I was hooked right from the Preface. Saint and Rebel that's what the main characters Thatcher and Violet call each other. Violet is considered a goody two shoes and from the moment Thatcher sees her he wants her but doesn't believe he's good enough for her so he does everything in his power to keep her away by bullying her. Violet even though Thatcher is a bully to her she can't deny that she's attracted to him too. After two years of torture and one kiss later Thatcher realizes that keeping her away isn't so easy anymore but he's done things he doesn't want her to find out about so even though he wants her he still won't give in. Can Violet convince him that she's worth giving in? Will Thatcher let down his walls and let her in? Guess you'll have to read this amazing bully romance to find out!
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  • Clare Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    From the moment the rebel met the saint he knew she was different. There was a reality about her that few others displayed.He crashed into her life literally and then made it hell, but still she saw more in him than his behaviour towards her.True colours will always be revealed sooner or later, the question is what will happen then...?Wowsers what a read! A bully with a twist, and an innocent with a hidden strength. I loved that this was different to other reads of this genre.The cat and mouse From the moment the rebel met the saint he knew she was different. There was a reality about her that few others displayed.He crashed into her life literally and then made it hell, but still she saw more in him than his behaviour towards her.True colours will always be revealed sooner or later, the question is what will happen then...?Wowsers what a read! A bully with a twist, and an innocent with a hidden strength. I loved that this was different to other reads of this genre.The cat and mouse games, along with the chess board moves had me thoroughly excited!There's so much to love about this but to say exactly what is to spoil part of the story. Just know that my heart was stolen and passed between the characters like a present in the pass the parcel game! I've read A.D McCammon before but this is by far my favourite of hers, and I cant wait for Arwens story!
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  • Sally Mieske
    January 1, 1970
    Im really loving this high school bully romance genre. That is what lead me to this author and she didn’t disappoint. This is her first time writing a bully romance and she knocked it out of the park. I read this book in a day, I couldn’t put down. I had to know if Thatcher was going to get his girl. I love Violet and Thatcher. Thatcher was attracted to her on her first day in his school. He doesn’t believe he is worthy of her, so the bullying begins. Violet is Thatchers complete opposite. She Im really loving this high school bully romance genre. That is what lead me to this author and she didn’t disappoint. This is her first time writing a bully romance and she knocked it out of the park. I read this book in a day, I couldn’t put down. I had to know if Thatcher was going to get his girl. I love Violet and Thatcher. Thatcher was attracted to her on her first day in his school. He doesn’t believe he is worthy of her, so the bullying begins. Violet is Thatchers complete opposite. She is sweet and kind, and totally attracted to her bully. Can Violet make him see that he is worthy? Will Thatcher get his his girl? You will have to read to find out 😉I voluntarily read an arc and this is my honest review
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    While I love a push and pull romance, there was something off about this one. Thatcher didn't really bully her either, I didn't get where his power "king of school" thing came from. Also the author kind of skipped over all the 'bad' things he did. I was getting really tired of him telling her "I'm obsessed with you, yet I won't pursue anything with you because I don't deserve you". Also both his best friends just fell in love with her and automatically became her best friends and then they sort While I love a push and pull romance, there was something off about this one. Thatcher didn't really bully her either, I didn't get where his power "king of school" thing came from. Also the author kind of skipped over all the 'bad' things he did. I was getting really tired of him telling her "I'm obsessed with you, yet I won't pursue anything with you because I don't deserve you". Also both his best friends just fell in love with her and automatically became her best friends and then they sort of snubbed him? Like those are some shitty ass friends, mate. I wanted to love this book but I found it okay. I will pass on reading the next two.
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  • Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    How can such an obvious dick and asshole hold my heart? I wanted to hate Thatcher, gah did I want to hate him. He didn't make it hard. But Thatcher is so much more than what he projects to people. He's vulnerable as well as badass. He's soft as well as tough. He's a huge mix of opposite emotions that you can't help but fall for him. And Violet? She's the absolute thing he needs. She has such a huge heart. For her to still forgive and want Thatcher after everything he did proves that. When The How can such an obvious dick and asshole hold my heart? I wanted to hate Thatcher, gah did I want to hate him. He didn't make it hard. But Thatcher is so much more than what he projects to people. He's vulnerable as well as badass. He's soft as well as tough. He's a huge mix of opposite emotions that you can't help but fall for him. And Violet? She's the absolute thing he needs. She has such a huge heart. For her to still forgive and want Thatcher after everything he did proves that. When The Sant Falls captures beautiful writing, stunning characters and emotion that scream five stars!
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  • E&A Book
    January 1, 1970
    Best bully romance this year. I could not put this book down. Thatcher was completely swoon-worthy & broke my heart thinking his past was to dirty for his love interest Violet. He made her life miserable from the day he met her, just to keep her away. Violet is the sweet new girl, who can not figure out why Thatcher hates her so much. With one kiss the whole dynamic between the two of them changes. It was fascinating watching them push and pull at each other while falling in love. Their love Best bully romance this year. I could not put this book down. Thatcher was completely swoon-worthy & broke my heart thinking his past was to dirty for his love interest Violet. He made her life miserable from the day he met her, just to keep her away. Violet is the sweet new girl, who can not figure out why Thatcher hates her so much. With one kiss the whole dynamic between the two of them changes. It was fascinating watching them push and pull at each other while falling in love. Their love story is messy, but in the end it was so worth it.
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  • Angela Hillier
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked these set of character’s.The story grabbed me from the beginning and I found myself making time to sit and read to get to know what happens next. You get little tidbits of what’s to come in the next two books which I’m definitely going to read. The sex scenes where hot and sweet. The angst and teenage pain was real and I’m looking forward to see what happens next.It’s my first book from this author and I was lucky enough to get an early copy for my honest opinion. I really liked these set of character’s.The story grabbed me from the beginning and I found myself making time to sit and read to get to know what happens next. You get little tidbits of what’s to come in the next two books which I’m definitely going to read. The sex scenes where hot and sweet. The angst and teenage pain was real and I’m looking forward to see what happens next.It’s my first book from this author and I was lucky enough to get an early copy for my honest opinion.
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  • CK
    January 1, 1970
    Incredible book! It’s a romance that’s full of intricacies and depth. Just when you thought you knew the characters well- violet and thatcher - you don’t. Such depth that’s not typical of a ya romance. Loved it and can’t wait to read more in the series!
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  • K
    January 1, 1970
    I was hesitant when I read the synopsis of A.D. McCammon's next release. The premise is quite different from what she has previously published.But I took a chance, I dived in headfirst, and I wasn't disappointed. McCammon's classic raw emotion, combined with a new sexy side, will leave readers breathless. I know I was.Looking forward to book 2!
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  • Stela
    January 1, 1970
    It's a sweet and refreshing story that made me remember my teen. It was a pleasure reading it and I'm glad I discovered it.
  • E.K.
    January 1, 1970
    I love Amber's writing, and am so happy she tried her hand at YA Contemporary Romance. There's nothing that gets me more excited than a good high school bad boy romance. I loved Amber's previous works and this was no different. There was excitement, there was butterflies, there was a sweet and just as equally dangerous feeling romance, and there was a little mystery. Saint and Rebel burned through the pages. I couldn't put this book down and finished it in a day and half, little people demanded I love Amber's writing, and am so happy she tried her hand at YA Contemporary Romance. There's nothing that gets me more excited than a good high school bad boy romance. I loved Amber's previous works and this was no different. There was excitement, there was butterflies, there was a sweet and just as equally dangerous feeling romance, and there was a little mystery. Saint and Rebel burned through the pages. I couldn't put this book down and finished it in a day and half, little people demanded food 🤷‍♀️, if not I would have finished it in a day. 💗 I cant wait to see more in this series. Never stop writing Amber. 💗
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  • Coleen Devlin Leszczynski
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so good. I read it in 2 days. I was unable to put it down. Thatcher and violet have a love hate relationship that is relatable to anyone who has been in a high school relationship. I fell in love with both of them right from the start. I can’t wait to read more from this author!!
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  • Katja
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first book from A.D. McCammon but it won't be the last. I really liked this book and characters were interesting. I liked Thatcher and Violet together. They were so good for each other. Of course not everything about Thatcher were good but he had his reasons. I like how his friends Cole and Arwen became friends with Violet and I can't wait to get their own stories. I'm curious about them.*ARC for honest review*
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  • Spunky N Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's Review~~~~~~~~~~Awesome Book A.D. is one of my favorite authors. This book was absolutely worth the read. I can’t wait for the next book. Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~Awesome Book A.D. is one of my favorite authors. This book was absolutely worth the read. I can’t wait for the next book.
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  • P
    January 1, 1970
    Good read! I really liked this book. I loved that Thatcher was not the typical hero or anti-hero, he was in a class of his own. I love the friendship between he, Arwen, and Cole. I found it refreshing that one there was a girl in the group, who wasn’t catty, and wasn’t interested in either of them. I loved how much they embraced Violet and were ready to be her family as well. I loved that there was no ow/om drama. Technically she did go on a date but it wasn’t a big deal. I loved that he hadn’t Good read! I really liked this book. I loved that Thatcher was not the typical hero or anti-hero, he was in a class of his own. I love the friendship between he, Arwen, and Cole. I found it refreshing that one there was a girl in the group, who wasn’t catty, and wasn’t interested in either of them. I loved how much they embraced Violet and were ready to be her family as well. I loved that there was no ow/om drama. Technically she did go on a date but it wasn’t a big deal. I loved that he hadn’t been with anyone since he had met her, or at least by my math it was. At the beginning (the same day he met her) he said that he had no plans to be with anyone after what he had been through, and later says it had been since “last year”. The 18 months between the prologue and start of the book, was between sophomore and junior year as well as two calendar years. Anyway, long story short, I think that’s what the author was meaning. A few things kept this from being a five star read for me, even though I did love it. There were so many behind the scenes things that happened but weren’t completely explained. There was all of this vengeance and taking over the hierarchy that happened and it’s only alluded to, not explained. What really disappointed was that the author had Thatch write threes really long detailed letters explaining what he had went through, but only let the reader see the first line. To me that was a little bit of a cop out. These details were never completely given to us in flashbacks or anything. I also kind of hated that we saw no resolution to Thatchs aweful home life. Maybe some of these things will be cleared up in the next book? I hope so, but either was this was worth reading and I can’t wait for Arwen’s book!
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  • ~Misty~
    January 1, 1970
    Thatcher and Violet Thatcher has a past. One he detests. One that makes him fell unworthy, but at the same time is the reason he is who he is. Everyone wants to be him or wants to be with him " In high school, you're either the hunter or the prey. It's all about survival. The bottom of the chain is brutal." Violet has always been on to not care about what anyone says. She mainly stays to herself. Always polite. The good girl, never breaking rules and striving hard to make good grades. "You're Thatcher and Violet Thatcher has a past. One he detests. One that makes him fell unworthy, but at the same time is the reason he is who he is. Everyone wants to be him or wants to be with him " In high school, you're either the hunter or the prey. It's all about survival. The bottom of the chain is brutal." Violet has always been on to not care about what anyone says. She mainly stays to herself. Always polite. The good girl, never breaking rules and striving hard to make good grades. "You're into her because shes different than the rest of us. She's innocent and kind. She doesn't try to fit in or impress people. She is who she is without apology and zero fucks given." Her freshman year a bump into Thatcher decided her fate, bullied in a way he could only do. Never truly going out of his way, but still accomplishing it. "I refuse to be a toy you keep in the box on a shelf. If you want me, you'll have to play with me." Fast forward a few years later and everything changes. Thatcher, Cole, and Arwen ( The Westbrook 3) come full force into her life. Find out all their shenanigans. The whirlwind of love and friendship that awaits you inside these pages is something I could not stop reading. I read this in one sitting and wanted more. These characters will funnel their way into your heart and mind and you will not want them to ever go away. When The Saint Falls is a wonderful read. " She turns all the darkness from my past into nothing more than shadows. "
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  • Jennifer Pierson
    January 1, 1970
    I can't get over how much bully stories are so addictive, especially since I'm not normally down with the High School crowd in my books. When the Saint Falls is the dark(ish), bully/enemies to lovers type of story which gets my intense emotions out to play havoc. I don't care how much rage I come into, if any author can bring it out, I'm giving them a great rating because that's talent to me. This story was fast paced, intense, and never slowed down, so I didn't put it down even once. Like it I can't get over how much bully stories are so addictive, especially since I'm not normally down with the High School crowd in my books. When the Saint Falls is the dark(ish), bully/enemies to lovers type of story which gets my intense emotions out to play havoc. I don't care how much rage I come into, if any author can bring it out, I'm giving them a great rating because that's talent to me. This story was fast paced, intense, and never slowed down, so I didn't put it down even once. Like it was too hard to physically put the kindle down to even use the restroom. Our heroine is Violet St. James, who is seriously a saint, while our hero/anti-hero is Thatcher Michaelson, the bully. He's been bullying her for a couple of years, and still, she harbors a crush on him, because somehow she is mature enough to look past the surface. Would I have done that?! Absolutely NOT, but I'm no Saint. He's tried to stay away from her, but they have such chemistry that all bets were off when said chemistry wouldn't be denied any longer. Like with a lot of bully romance, there are twists (these are next level) coming out of the woodwork, so while these kids were in High School, I still dropped a ton of f-bombs. This is a very addictive read, so now, I must go back & read the previous books in this series! In conclusion, hit that one click button to experience the intense chaos for yourselves, as I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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  • Behind Closed Doors Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Amount of sex 2 / 5How explicit is the sex scenes 2 / 5Story 4 / 5Overall: 4 / 5When Saint Falls is the first book in the Westbrook three series written by author A.D. McCammon. This bully romance takes place in high school, and it tells the story of Thatcher Michaelson and Violet St. James. This gripping story quickly grabbed my attention, and it became almost impossible to put down!In this story, Thatcher is a sophomore, and he’s the most popular guy at school. While heading to class, he Amount of sex 2 / 5How explicit is the sex scenes 2 / 5Story 4 / 5Overall: 4 / 5When Saint Falls is the first book in the Westbrook three series written by author A.D. McCammon. This bully romance takes place in high school, and it tells the story of Thatcher Michaelson and Violet St. James. This gripping story quickly grabbed my attention, and it became almost impossible to put down!In this story, Thatcher is a sophomore, and he’s the most popular guy at school. While heading to class, he literally bumps into Violet, who just recently moved into town. She is so pretty, and Thatcher is taken with her, but he doesn’t let it show. He has a lot of baggage, and instead of trying to get to know her, he proceeds to make her life difficult. For the next year and a half, Violet has a tough time at school, and even though Thatcher is a bully, she’s still attracted to him. Then out of nowhere, he kisses her, and things start to shift between the two. When Saint Falls is a great story, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series! I’m hoping it’s Arwen’s story!Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Copy.
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  • Shayla
    January 1, 1970
    I have received this book as an ARC. This is the first book I have read from this author, but I definitely won't be the last! This booked had me hooked from the first chapter. I could not put the book down and finished it in a day and a half. The book is set around high schoolers, and has some bullying in it, nothing to extreme. This author has such a way of writing that I felt like I was literally in the book feeling the same way the characters were. Violet, the main female lead, she was so I have received this book as an ARC. This is the first book I have read from this author, but I definitely won't be the last! This booked had me hooked from the first chapter. I could not put the book down and finished it in a day and a half. The book is set around high schoolers, and has some bullying in it, nothing to extreme. This author has such a way of writing that I felt like I was literally in the book feeling the same way the characters were. Violet, the main female lead, she was so innocent, but not in a naïve way. I really liked her character she was so loving, and understanding, and she defiantly wasn't a push over, and stood her ground. Thatcher, I have a love/hate relationship with him. There were quite a few parts in the book I wanted to yell at him to open his eyes. But when he eventually does, he is such a caring person under his bad boy persona. I love their relationship. I would definitely recommend this book!
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  • Shia
    January 1, 1970
    “I’ll come for you and you’ll regret it.”A heartbreaking story of a bully falling for the wallflower. What sweetness surrounds your first love!!! My heart tore open so many times as it became overflowing with emotions of these two lovers. I have no words that could ever justify the masterpiece such as this and am extremely ecstatic that we get to return to see Arwen and Cole’s love stories. Saint and Rebel could not be more perfect nicknames for this couple - a compilation of all my favorite “I’ll come for you and you’ll regret it.”A heartbreaking story of a bully falling for the wallflower. What sweetness surrounds your first love!!! My heart tore open so many times as it became overflowing with emotions of these two lovers. I have no words that could ever justify the masterpiece such as this and am extremely ecstatic that we get to return to see Arwen and Cole’s love stories. Saint and Rebel could not be more perfect nicknames for this couple - a compilation of all my favorite tropes definitely describe each name and I wanted Violet to be ruined by Thatcher and vice versa. It was devastating to learn of Thatcher’s past and I wanted to seek revenge on behalf of what he went through. Highly recommended romance! Full to the brim of innocence, honesty and youth of what’s to be expected of finding love so young and fighting for it with all the angst and hormones of being a teenager. “But you Saint... you make me reckless.”
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  • Kandace Denys
    January 1, 1970
    “𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕕𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕥 𝕗𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕒 𝕣𝕖𝕓𝕖𝕝?”She’s a good girl. He’s a not so good guy. But the chemistry between them is undeniable.Thatcher is hooked the first time he lays eyes on Violet. Unfortunately for her. Because he wants her in all the wrong ways.Violet isn’t scared of him, or anyone else. She’s not here to deal with nonsense, she just wants to pass her classes and the time.Can I just say that I really enjoyed reading a book that had involved parents, at least “𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕕𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕜 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕥 𝕗𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕒 𝕣𝕖𝕓𝕖𝕝?”She’s a good girl. He’s a not so good guy. But the chemistry between them is undeniable.Thatcher is hooked the first time he lays eyes on Violet. Unfortunately for her. Because he wants her in all the wrong ways.Violet isn’t scared of him, or anyone else. She’s not here to deal with nonsense, she just wants to pass her classes and the time.Can I just say that I really enjoyed reading a book that had involved parents, at least somewhere? When Saint’s mom steps in, I gave her a full on round of applause. When her dad was there to make sure his boundaries were known, I cheered. It was a refreshing take on a bully romance.I loved the side characters, and the growth in the mains, as well as the friendships developed throughout the book.Definitely a 5 star read.
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