Wicked Saint (Sinners and Saints, #1)
GEMMAHe stole my first kiss… and now he thinks everything else is his.I said no to the one person no one at this school dares to refuse.Now I’m targeted by jealous girls, guys that compete to be the first to “break the prude”, and by him. After one kiss, the king of the school hunts me down like I’m a conquest to win. He’ll have to fight harder than that, because I’m no one’s trophy.They all want a piece of me, but I will not bend or break for them.LUCASNo one refuses the king.One case of mistaken identity and a hasty kiss turned my world upside down.The new girl refused me. Not only that, she threw down the gauntlet. That won’t stand. No one ever says no to me. This school is mine and she’ll learn her place as a loyal follower or her life is going up in flames.I’ll make her say yes. She’ll be screaming it before I’m finished breaking her.Warning: Wicked saint is a dark new adult high school bully romance intended for readers 18+. This book is part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.

Wicked Saint (Sinners and Saints, #1) Details

TitleWicked Saint (Sinners and Saints, #1)
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ReleaseJan 1st, 2020
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GenreRomance, Young Adult, High School, Contemporary Romance

Wicked Saint (Sinners and Saints, #1) Review

  • Dora Koutsoukou
    January 1, 1970
    3 sA YA bully romance read, well written and paced. Overall, I wasn’t fond of Lucas, whose behaviour was inappropriate and inconsistent with his feelings. One day he was loving and tender and the next a total arsehole who went away too far after he had sex with Gemma. The ending was very short and rushed. 3 🤔😦😔⭐️sA YA bully romance read, well written and paced. Overall, I wasn’t fond of Lucas, whose behaviour was inappropriate and inconsistent with his feelings. One day he was loving and tender and the next a total arsehole who went away too far after he had sex with Gemma. The ending was very short and rushed.
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  • Jypsy
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Enticing Journey for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Wicked SaintBy: Veronica Eden *REVIEW* I always try my best to find redemptive qualities in unlikable characters and the stories containing them therein. Wicked Saint crossed a line for me personally that should never be crossed. The story is a high school bully romance, and the synopsis was intriguing. The heroine, Gemma, has endured an attack and almost rape in the past Thank you Enticing Journey for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Wicked SaintBy: Veronica Eden *REVIEW* ☆☆I always try my best to find redemptive qualities in unlikable characters and the stories containing them therein. Wicked Saint crossed a line for me personally that should never be crossed. The story is a high school bully romance, and the synopsis was intriguing. The heroine, Gemma, has endured an attack and almost rape in the past causing her to upend her life and move. For me, this attack is not something to take lightly. This teenage girl is scarred for life and suffering from trauma. The hero, Lucas, Gemma meets at her new school. Blah blah blah, etc. He attacks her, not rape, but still, seriously? Lucas calls what he does to Gemma a prank. Veronica Eden takes every girl's nightmare and makes it light, fluffy and humorous, the worst offense is treating this subject like it's okay. It gets worse, though, when Gemma sleeps with Lucas-she's a virgin. He claims to have feelings for her that he didn't understand or whatever, but he's come around and wants to be with Gemma,etc. You know how it goes. The next day at school he's with another girl, bragging about his conquest, showing pictures he took-are you serious!? He does this after saying he had feelings for Gemma. Lucas is supposed to be the reformed swoon worthy hero, but he's a grade A a**h***. Readers should admire Lucas by this point, but if you admire this guy, then you condone his behavior. He treats Gemma like garbage and humiliates her, but it's fine. Gemma should be strong, intelligent, and in control. She is none of those things and definitely not an inspiration for girls. Why write her this way? I don't get it. Does Lucas apologize and make things right? No-his apology is like expecting a blow me away, major unbelievable category 5 hurricane and getting a light breeze instead. The characters are pathetic and not likeable in the slightest. The story is just wrong. It's wrong to make attempted rape and kidnapping okay. It's wrong to make losing your virginity a light subject. It's wrong to make a guy humiliating a girl and treating her like trash okay . It's wrong to have said guy offer a pointless apology which the girl accepts. It's wrong to portray a young girl as weak, gullible, spineless and stupid, especially after a physical assault. Everything is wrong. Don't read this book. Don't encourage the it's okay attitude.
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  • Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
    January 1, 1970
    Wicked Saint by Veronica Eden is a new story by a new to me author. This is a high school bully romance where you definitely question whether there's any good in the leading man for a while. And you also question whether the leading lady should have her head checked for falling for him. But then again I think that's also a good sign of a well written bad boy or anti-hero. And it's one of the things you come to expect from this romance trope. This story had a pretty solid plot and flow to it. I Wicked Saint by Veronica Eden is a new story by a new to me author. This is a high school bully romance where you definitely question whether there's any good in the leading man for a while. And you also question whether the leading lady should have her head checked for falling for him. But then again I think that's also a good sign of a well written bad boy or anti-hero. And it's one of the things you come to expect from this romance trope. This story had a pretty solid plot and flow to it. I felt it held my attention very well. I wasn't really sold on Lucas until the end, but there were hints of goodness along the way which I appreciated. Gemma was a likeable character. I often felt bad for her and the things that happened not only in the past but also the present. But the moments of defiance and spirit she showed kept things entertaining. Overall this was a good story and I would be interested in reading the next book in the series.
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  • ReadingInPyjamas
    January 1, 1970
    "No one refuses the King."Wicked Saint is the first book in the Sinners and Saints series, but it can be read as a standalone. This was the first book by Veronica Eden, that I’ve read and I usually find high school romances overly dramatic, but this one was a total delight.As a bully romance, the situations presented were realistic and relatable and I enjoyed the writing style, it was easy to follow and engaging. The action was fast-paced and there wasn’t a dull moment throughout the whole "No one refuses the King."Wicked Saint is the first book in the Sinners and Saints series, but it can be read as a standalone. This was the first book by Veronica Eden, that I’ve read and I usually find high school romances overly dramatic, but this one was a total delight.As a bully romance, the situations presented were realistic and relatable and I enjoyed the writing style, it was easy to follow and engaging. The action was fast-paced and there wasn’t a dull moment throughout the whole story. It had the right amount of angst, drama, hot moments and sexy banter.Lucas Saint is the most popular kid in school, he’s the quarterback that every girl wants to be with and all the guys look up too. He’s rich, arrogant and entitled, that’s why when he kisses Gemma by mistake and she rejects his attention, it becomes his mission to make her one of his conquests and prove to everyone that nobody says no to him. But that kiss between them sparks something else in Lucas's heart, a feeling of longing and excitement and chasing after Gemma becomes an obsession because even if he bullies her every day, there’s something about her that also makes him want to protect her. Gemma is the looner type, always keeps to herself and doesn’t want to be around people. She and her twin brother are both seniors and they just transferred to this new school and all she wants is to graduate and pursue a career in photography. But this isn’t going to be easy for her when Lucas is trying to turn her life into a living hell."You just destroyed any shred of hope that I'd give you mercy. You're mine until I've bled you dry."I loved both Gemma and Lucas. She is feisty, and spirited and hardheaded, and doesn’t cower when she’s being bullied, she fights back. And Lucas is really sweet underneath his bad boy demeanor. His possessiveness and protectiveness towards Gemma was heartwarming. Don’t get me wrong, Lucas is style a prick most of the time, but I really liked seeing him lose his mask when he’s friend wasn’t around and he could be himself. The chemistry between the two of them was off the charts, the build-up and anticipation were amplified by their constant bickering, and when they finally got together they were explosive. Also, the secondary characters were interesting. I am intrigued by Alec and his constant angry state of being, and there’s also something between Devlin and Blair that I can’t wait to know more about. I’m totally looking forward to reading their book.All in all, it was a solid story, and I recommend it to those who enjoy high school romances with darker notes.*Thank you Enticing Journey Book Promotions for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*
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  • Sally Mieske
    January 1, 1970
    I’m loving the Bully Romance genre right now! Wicked Saint is my read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. It has all the drama and angst you crave before falling in love with the bully. There are some triggers in this story, so be sure to read the warning. Other than that, it doesn’t seem like too dark of a story. Gemma is the new girl at school just trying to keep her head down and get through senior year. Lucas is the most popular boy in school and quarterback for the football team. I’m loving the Bully Romance genre right now! Wicked Saint is my read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. It has all the drama and angst you crave before falling in love with the bully. There are some triggers in this story, so be sure to read the warning. Other than that, it doesn’t seem like too dark of a story. Gemma is the new girl at school just trying to keep her head down and get through senior year. Lucas is the most popular boy in school and quarterback for the football team. Gemma ends up on Lucas’s radar after a case of mistaken identity. Basically it’s be his, or be bullied. I liked this story, it kept my interest from start to finish. I would have like to see a little more character development from side characters and more dialogue in general. Some of the timelines felt a little off at the start of a couple of the chapters-I did read an arc so maybe this will be fixed? It has no bearing on my rating, though. I can’t wait for the next book with Devlin and Blair!
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  • Kimberly Garner
    January 1, 1970
    Great book. This is a mature YA bully romance. Lucas is a total jerk, the bullying in typical fashion goes way too far. There is redemption in this book, and hate, loathing, love, and steamy times. Gemma isn't afraid to give as good as she gets, and I like that. The character of this girl is pretty strong. The world is filled with snotty teen brats, and this book for sure shows it. Told in dual pov, this was an engrossing book that had me flipping pages to see what would happen next.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    Disgusting Wow I couldn’t even finish this book. Shame on this author. You take a girl who was almost raped and then harassed enough to make her move to multiple schools BUT make her totally okay with the ‘hero’ assaulting her and kidnapping her (he calls it a prank - her brother even went along with it). AND you make it to where she has no issue whatsoever with it and likes it???? Gross
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  • Jessica Javens
    January 1, 1970
    Something missingHigh school /college romance is probably my favourite genre. I've read so many and there are some fantastic ones out there but this definitely had something missing. I never warmed up to the male lead in this book, there wasn't enough of his softer side shown for me to find him likeable. In fact I spent most of the book strongly disliking the character. I read to the end but its not one that I would read again.
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  • SCBookAddict
    January 1, 1970
    Addictive - I couldn't put it down!High school bully romances are quickly becoming my new favorites.Veronica Eden delivered an awesome story!Gemma is the new girl at school. Her goal for her senior year was just to lay low and blend in with the shadows. That goal was obliterated when the most popular guy mistakes her for someone else and kisses her - and takes her first kiss without permission. After that kiss, Lucas wants more of Gemma. Gemma refuses. Lucas isn't used to being told no and Addictive - I couldn't put it down!High school bully romances are quickly becoming my new favorites.Veronica Eden delivered an awesome story!Gemma is the new girl at school. Her goal for her senior year was just to lay low and blend in with the shadows. That goal was obliterated when the most popular guy mistakes her for someone else and kisses her - and takes her first kiss without permission. After that kiss, Lucas wants more of Gemma. Gemma refuses. Lucas isn't used to being told no and things quickly escalate. The more they interact with each other, the more they learn about each other and themselves. My heart went out for Gemma. She held her own but Lycas was determined to do whatever was necessary to get her to pay attention to him. This story does have potential triggers so beware.
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  • K.
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first time reading anything from this author, and I really enjoyed this book, I found this to be well written, and the characters to have great chemistry, and the story kept me engaged until the end. This is the first book in the Sinner and Saints series, and the story of Lucas, and Gemma. Lucas is the "King" of the school, and Gemma is the new girl, and when she rejects him after he kisses her by mistake, she becomes his target. This book was intense, emotional, dramatic, and steamy. This is my first time reading anything from this author, and I really enjoyed this book, I found this to be well written, and the characters to have great chemistry, and the story kept me engaged until the end. This is the first book in the Sinner and Saints series, and the story of Lucas, and Gemma. Lucas is the "King" of the school, and Gemma is the new girl, and when she rejects him after he kisses her by mistake, she becomes his target. This book was intense, emotional, dramatic, and steamy. I can't wait to read more from this author.
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  • Adanna
    January 1, 1970
    I've read a lot of bully romances, and this it's not 1 of them. Lucas was nothing but a narcissistic asshole.
  • P
    January 1, 1970
    Ok? So this one is tough. I liked this one for what it was (a “bully” romance) and I understand what that entails. The problem really occurs at about 80%. The story was good. He had come around and realized that he just wanted her and had feelings for. The issue is that he is a fake person and lacking the confidence to be himself, it wasn’t really a turnoff until the next part. The day after she gives him her virginity, she shows up at school and he is in a big crowd showing off with his Ok? So this one is tough. I liked this one for what it was (a “bully” romance) and I understand what that entails. The problem really occurs at about 80%. The story was good. He had come around and realized that he just wanted her and had feelings for. The issue is that he is a fake person and lacking the confidence to be himself, it wasn’t really a turnoff until the next part. The day after she gives him her virginity, she shows up at school and he is in a big crowd showing off with his friends. He has his arms around another girl and when our heroine says she doesn’t want to go to a party he asks that girls to be his new cuddle buddy. She texts him to ask what the hell, and he says she will have to get used to the girls, it’s not his fault etc. His inner monologue reveals that he didn’t think it should be a big deal but wanted to see her jealous. But that’s all bs. Allowing everyone to think that he didn’t give a crap about her and that he would go screw another girl is just wrong, he would flip if another guy did the same to her. The next scene at lunch shows that he took a picture of them when she was naked and sent it to his friend showing that they had sex and he won the bet. Just no. This is supposed to be AFTER he decided that he didn’t care about the bet and that he just wanted her. The absolute worst part is that he never makes any of this right. There is no grand gesture or just plain old flowers and sucking up. Nope. She gets attacked by one of his friends (heroes fault because he led him to think that he didn’t care about our heroine and could have the “sloppy seconds”) and decides during the attack that the hero is a good guy? He saves her and that is enough. What really led me me into pissed off territory is the completely unrealistic portrayal of what happens when she tells him that she was attacked and almost raped once before by a family friend. There is nothing from him. I think the author says there was a tightening of his back muscles. There is no conversation. He doesn’t say that he is sorry. He has no come to Jesus moment when he realizes how terrified she must have been when he kidnapped her. He didn’t finally understand why she reacted the way she did when he kissed her the first time. NOTHING! This was a huge event for the heroine, she spent the entire book having flashbacks for Pete’s sake! The author did a horrible job bringing this all together. This author obviously has some talent, but these issues should have been obvious. With a few tweaks and a well placed paragraph here and there we could have had an aloha hero that makes you swoon. Instead we were left with an entitled douchebag who somehow still gets the girl. The ending also took a strong heroine and made her look so weak! I hate that! Where are the beta readers? They need to do more than say “this is so good, just a comma here” etc. one of themshould have said “ooohh this is really bad, if he’s going to do that his apology needs to be epic!” Or “hey, her attempted rape is a huge deal, that conversation should be more prominent based on how much of the book focuses on it. He should probably have a guilty moment based on what he did before.” Its amazing how a few bad paragraphs can take a 4/5 star book down to a two. Hoping for better in the next book. Honestly I will probably skim around before I commit to reading it, I need to make sure this crap doesn’t happen again. I value my time too much!
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  • Meander - Read & Roam
    January 1, 1970
    My Rating: ***3/4Type:StandaloneGenre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Bully romances, YANarration: Dual POVPrimary Characters: Gemma & LucasSource: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARCI voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.Wicked Saint is the first book in the Sinners and Saints series, but it can be read as a standalone. This was the second book by Veronica Eden, that I’ve read.As a bully romance, the situations presented seemed realistic for US region schools My Rating: ***3/4Type:StandaloneGenre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Bully romances, YANarration: Dual POVPrimary Characters: Gemma & LucasSource: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARCI voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.Wicked Saint is the first book in the Sinners and Saints series, but it can be read as a standalone. This was the second book by Veronica Eden, that I’ve read.As a bully romance, the situations presented seemed realistic for US region schools (All my knowledge is from books as I’m not from US/Europe region and I’m come from totally different cultural background).Lucas Saint is the most popular kid in school, he’s the quarterback that every girl wants to be with, and all the guys look up too. He’s rich, arrogant and entitled, that’s why when he kisses Gemma by mistake, and she rejects his attention and becomes the centre of attention in doing so. Lucas finds this as a challenge and fights for her attention. Gemma is the new girl in that school, she is just trying to keep her head down and get through senior year due to her own set of problems which caused her due to the attention she seeked in the past. But that unexpected mistaken kiss from Lucas puts her on the centre stage. Due to this she is bullied in the school by both boys and girls. Gemma loved fighting with Lucas even when she was scared. She also made some very irrational decisions in the book, but it goes to show she is an 18 yr old which is acceptable for age sake.I rated it low because I struggled to find the connection b/w Gemma and Lucas and Alec was totally absent for majority of the scene. If some bet is going on about my twin brother/sister and not even warning the other is little too much to accept for me. This story had a pretty solid plot and flow to it. I felt it held my attention very well. I actually loved Gemma’s Parents, who have put her first and changed her schools when she asked for it. It was refreshing and felt natural. The secondary characters were amazing. I m intrigued and waiting for Delvin and Blair’s story.This book was a fast paced, steamy and nice writing style- it was easy to follow and engaging. Overall this was a good story and I would be interested in reading the next book in the seriesmeander23.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/re...
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  • thehotmesslibrary
    January 1, 1970
    Wicked Saint is one of those books that you binge read because it is just so good! The story looks at Gemma and Lucas’s relationship. Gemma and her twin brother are new to school after leaving their last place due to an incident that happened to her. After having her first kiss stolen by Lucas at a party, she puts him in his place but doesn’t realise that she has gone up against the king and he is going to reign holy terror onto her.Lucas is the all star at school, football player, jock, golden Wicked Saint is one of those books that you binge read because it is just so good! The story looks at Gemma and Lucas’s relationship. Gemma and her twin brother are new to school after leaving their last place due to an incident that happened to her. After having her first kiss stolen by Lucas at a party, she puts him in his place but doesn’t realise that she has gone up against the king and he is going to reign holy terror onto her.Lucas is the all star at school, football player, jock, golden boy, but underneath lies something more than just football. When he steals a kiss from Gemma, he thinks that he will be able to wrap her around his little finger but doesn’t realise the resistance that he is going to come up against. With the help from his buddies and the rest of the school, he is certainly going to make Gemma bow down to him!This book was a fast paced, steamy, can’t put down read. The relationship that Gemma and Lucas have borders on obsession and almost cruelty from Lucas’s side. He just doesn’t seem to understand how strong Gemma is and what she has been through previously. There are some redeeming characteristics to him in the sense that he is all out for Gemma (even though he doesn’t often go about it in the right way), but he is her protector, tormentor and saviour all-in-one and it was entertaining to watch the back and from from these two characters.The only thing that read different for me was the characters ages as they felt older in my mind then they were on paper (school seniors) and some of the things they get up too nearly made my eyes pop out of my head :pThe secondary characters are amazing in this book and I’m intrigued and excited to read their story. If you like bully romances. Enemies to lovers with an amazing story and lots of steaminess in between then this book is the one for you! ARC received for a fair, honest and sometimes long review 😊More of my reviews can be found on my blog: https://thehotmesslibrary.blogspot.com
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  • Mindy Reader
    January 1, 1970
    4 bright stars!!! I love this refreshing take on a high school bully romance! Let me start by saying yes this is kind of a dark romance so read the blurb and the warnings. After saying that I also need to follow up by saying I don’t consider it to be that dark of a read. IMO it’s not nearly as dark as I Dare You by Shantel Tessier. I would almost put it more on the level of Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy. This is a YA high school romance and our characters actually act their age for the 4 bright stars!!! I love this refreshing take on a high school bully romance! Let me start by saying yes this is kind of a dark romance so read the blurb and the warnings. After saying that I also need to follow up by saying I don’t consider it to be that dark of a read. IMO it’s not nearly as dark as I Dare You by Shantel Tessier. I would almost put it more on the level of Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy. This is a YA high school romance and our characters actually act their age for the most part. This author gives us a more realistic feel for our 18yr old hero Lucas. Yes he and his friends rule the school but they are not omnipotent gods. These guys don’t have the police force in their back pocket and judges on speed dial.🤦🏼‍♀️ Lucas orchestrated some pretty ruff “pranks” against the heroine and he certainly did not come off as a nice guy. I loved to see his progression throughout the novel. It was also ironic? maybe to see that even these guys had some lines they didn’t cross.🤨 Gemma was a pretty kickass heroine with a nice amount of vulnerability. She loved fighting with Lucas even when she was scared. She also made some very irrational decisions in the book but it goes to show she is an 18 yr old kid who still has some growing up to do. I do wish we got to see a bit more of her progression throughout the story.There are some explicit sex scenes in this story. They were fairly steamy but I would have enjoyed seeing a little more “variety”. I was surprised when Gemma’s past did not really make an appearance, I thought we would see a showdown(sorry I’m being vague but trying not to spoil).🤭 Overall I enjoyed this dark romance and am anxiously awaiting Devlin’s story. There has to be a reason that he is acting like such an ass around a special someone.😉ARC Review
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  • Lauren Townley
    January 1, 1970
    Veronica Eden? Yeah, I won’t be forgetting that name any time soon!Wicked Saint is the first book I’ve read by this author and I have to say, although it took me quite some time to actually form a connection with both Lucas and Gemma, I did really enjoy their story.There are secrets, situations and reasons that aren’t fully explained until a lot later on. I literally have no limits, but I can appreciate that there are a few touchy scenes here and not everyone will be on board.I think the flow of Veronica Eden? Yeah, I won’t be forgetting that name any time soon!Wicked Saint is the first book I’ve read by this author and I have to say, although it took me quite some time to actually form a connection with both Lucas and Gemma, I did really enjoy their story.There are secrets, situations and reasons that aren’t fully explained until a lot later on. I literally have no limits, but I can appreciate that there are a few touchy scenes here and not everyone will be on board.I think the flow of the story was great - the characters are kids and Gemma isn’t willing to fall at Lucas’ feet which I loved. If you want insta love, you won’t find it here. I wasn’t really sure about Lucas’ possessive streak right at the start; it seemed odd. In saying that though, you can’t help who you fall for or your feelings. He obviously had this immediate connection that I didn’t pick up on right away. I definitely grew to love him though! Something else I loved was Gemma’s backbone! She’s a strong girl and tries her hardest to ignore all the crap going on around her.I have to admit, I’m desperate to get my hands on Devlin and Blair now! Stuck up rich boy and quiet broke girl? It’s going to be awesome!
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  • Jennifer Pierson
    January 1, 1970
    I went into Wicked Saint with the knowledge that it was a bully romance, but the anti-hero (no I'LL NEVER call him a hero) Lucas was just an evil SOB. I never felt any feeling for him except rage & murderous thoughts. Gemma was a heroine who was strong at first, but somehow she became a doormat at the end in my opinion, as she should have just throat punched Lucas many, many times. Lucas has an inner monologue that shows he caught feelings for her, but after that, he went out of his way to I went into Wicked Saint with the knowledge that it was a bully romance, but the anti-hero (no I'LL NEVER call him a hero) Lucas was just an evil SOB. I never felt any feeling for him except rage & murderous thoughts. Gemma was a heroine who was strong at first, but somehow she became a doormat at the end in my opinion, as she should have just throat punched Lucas many, many times. Lucas has an inner monologue that shows he caught feelings for her, but after that, he went out of his way to really torture her anyway, after they hooked up. I won't tell you the ways, but they were so bad that I'm STILL ENRAGED! I could have handled things a lot better (though I don't believe I ever would have liked his douchebag a**) if it was during the bully portion, but maybe it was always supposed to be a bully portion cover to cover?! The writing was good, kept my attention, while Gemma was a strong girl until about 75 % to 80% to where I went next level pissed off to be honest. Lucas deserves NOTHING GOOD in his life, and he should have been stuck alone for his actions. Anyway, whether I'm in the minority or not, I make no apologies, so hit that one click button for your own opinions because different strokes for different folks!
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  • Clare Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    A new school but this year its going to be different. She's going to fly under the radar. Blend in rather than stand out.She had it all planned out then a case of mistaken identity and his lips upon hers changed it all.She wasn't who he thought she was but still she would be his. He's the alpha male, the king of everything she will bow down to him.Or else.....What a read!! I couldn't keep up with all the drama and excitement!The sexual tension between them was off the scale hot, and their A new school but this year its going to be different. She's going to fly under the radar. Blend in rather than stand out.She had it all planned out then a case of mistaken identity and his lips upon hers changed it all.She wasn't who he thought she was but still she would be his. He's the alpha male, the king of everything she will bow down to him.Or else.....What a read!! I couldn't keep up with all the drama and excitement!The sexual tension between them was off the scale hot, and their chemistry was amazing. What an utterly addictive couple! Gemma is so feisty and fiery she's perfection! Lucas on the outside is such an alpha douche, but on the inside hidden behind his ivory mask he's the opposite and that's the part of him I fell in love with.They dance together like no other, and the games that they play had me glued to my spot. Nothing and no-one was going to make me move until they were no more.Veronica is a new to me author and wowsers what a book to lose my cherry on! I cant wait to read more of this series!
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  • Melissa Mendoza
    January 1, 1970
    4 Wicked Stars!! What a refreshing take on the bully romance genre!! Totally loved it!I won't lie, I've fallen down the bully romance hole... and while a lot of the books are the same, this one just hits you differently!! I really loved the refreshing take that Veronica took on this book! It will capture you the minute you start reading and by the time you get to the end you won't want it to be over!! What a great start to the series!! I can't wait to read more!
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  • Ga Books LoverX
    January 1, 1970
    I still have not gotten enough of the bully romance train that readers have been hopping on, Veronica Eden brought a whole new level to the game with a sexy alphahole and a heroine that does not just roll over and people walk over her. There are levels to these characters which was very entertaining to read and also really good at setting up the next book to peak your interest and going to pre-order the second book right after finishing Wicked Saint!All in all if you want layers in your bully I still have not gotten enough of the bully romance train that readers have been hopping on, Veronica Eden brought a whole new level to the game with a sexy alphahole and a heroine that does not just roll over and people walk over her. There are levels to these characters which was very entertaining to read and also really good at setting up the next book to peak your interest and going to pre-order the second book right after finishing Wicked Saint!All in all if you want layers in your bully romance with an interesting premise and characters, Wicked Saint is one that you should definitely check out. I am a huge fan and will definitely be on the lookout for Tempting Devil- 4.5 outta 5 stars from me!PS: Thank you to Veronica Eden and Enticing Journey Book Promotions for allowing me an advanced copy of the book to read and review honestly!
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  • Deepthi Nhattiala
    January 1, 1970
    ARC review: I signed up for the ARC and dug into the book with an open mind and it was a nice read. Unlike Unmasked Heart, this is a full length novel. The hero is an alpha a-hole and the girl was a spitfire which adds more excitement to the book. What I wanted was a bit more depth for Lucas’s character but somehow Gemma’s compensate for that. It would have been nice to bring in a bit more family dynamics for both Lucas and Gemma. I am all for bully romances so I expected more bullying, what do ARC review: I signed up for the ARC and dug into the book with an open mind and it was a nice read. Unlike Unmasked Heart, this is a full length novel. The hero is an alpha a-hole and the girl was a spitfire which adds more excitement to the book. What I wanted was a bit more depth for Lucas’s character but somehow Gemma’s compensate for that. It would have been nice to bring in a bit more family dynamics for both Lucas and Gemma. I am all for bully romances so I expected more bullying, what do I say, I m twisted like that!! 😅. The novel has picked our interest for Devin and Blair and has paved the way for their story. Except for a few grammatical mistakes I couldn’t fault it. Looking forward to Devin’s story. Though there is a trigger warning given in the blurb, this book is pretty safe so bring on more bullying Veronica 😉.
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  • MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Review by: Jennifer(4.5 stars)So one reads the blurb and thinks just another bully romance, and while yes, this is just another bully romance, this turned out to be better than most. Gemma is the new girl in school, and this time she is not going to let the in crowd get to her. That is what she is going to keep telling herself, because somehow she caught the attention of Lucas, the king of the school, and she is refusing to bow to his wishes. The sooner Lucas realizes that she is not one of Review by: Jennifer(4.5 stars)So one reads the blurb and thinks just another bully romance, and while yes, this is just another bully romance, this turned out to be better than most. Gemma is the new girl in school, and this time she is not going to let the in crowd get to her. That is what she is going to keep telling herself, because somehow she caught the attention of Lucas, the king of the school, and she is refusing to bow to his wishes. The sooner Lucas realizes that she is not one of those girls, the sooner they can all move on with their lives. But what Gemma doesn't realize is that Lucas is set on making her his, anyway he can. Who will break first? This was a really good story that just sucks you in. I couldn't get enough and am ready for the next in this series. This had me going through all the feels. I give this 4.5 stars, I felt that Alec needed to grovel more.
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  • Melissa Gloria - Meli’s Books and Coffee
    January 1, 1970
    Veronica Eden is a new to me author, but she has my full attention now. Wicked Saint grabbed my attention from the get go. Lucas, the handsome popular leader who is arrogant as hell with the I get what I want mentality, but I was here for all of him. Gemma and her twin brother Alec moved with their family for a fresh start. Gemma wanted to leave behind the bad memories and start new. Keeping her head down and getting through her senior year of high school was her main goal. Little did she Veronica Eden is a new to me author, but she has my full attention now. Wicked Saint grabbed my attention from the get go. Lucas, the handsome popular leader who is arrogant as hell with the I get what I want mentality, but I was here for all of him. Gemma and her twin brother Alec moved with their family for a fresh start. Gemma wanted to leave behind the bad memories and start new. Keeping her head down and getting through her senior year of high school was her main goal. Little did she showing up to a party to get her brother was going to turn her world upside down. The connection and chemistry between Lucas and Gemma was fire!! These characters were fun to read and I can't wait to read more in this series!! I'm ready for Devlin!!
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  • Jenifer
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first book by Veronica Edens and after reading the blurb and finding out it was a dark bully romance, I dove in head first!!I loved the premise behind this story, that everything started over a case of mistaken identity. Lucas was a grade A bully, but he got more than he bargained for when he mistakenly kissed Gemma, who gave it just as good as she received it!! The story flowed smoothly and we saw the characters grow and develop, but I was hoping for more groveling from Lucas after This was my first book by Veronica Edens and after reading the blurb and finding out it was a dark bully romance, I dove in head first!!I loved the premise behind this story, that everything started over a case of mistaken identity. Lucas was a grade A bully, but he got more than he bargained for when he mistakenly kissed Gemma, who gave it just as good as she received it!! The story flowed smoothly and we saw the characters grow and develop, but I was hoping for more groveling from Lucas after everything went down. I was also hoping to see a little bit more from Lucas’s POV as far as a back story goes, but overall I really enjoyed this story! I cannot wait to read the next one!
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  • Veronica Eden
    January 1, 1970
    Wicked Saint, Sinners and Saints #1 - A Dark New Adult High School Bully RomanceWicked Saint is the first of four interconnected enemies to lovers stories in the Sinners and Saints Series.If you like weak pushover heroines and nice guys this one ain't for you, but if you dig strong women and smug antiheroes, then you're in the right place! Hold onto your hearts, because these guys aren't above stealing.Each book is part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.Sinners and Saints series:#1 Wicked Saint, Sinners and Saints #1 - A Dark New Adult High School Bully RomanceWicked Saint is the first of four interconnected enemies to lovers stories in the Sinners and Saints Series.If you like weak pushover heroines and nice guys this one ain't for you, but if you dig strong women and smug antiheroes, then you're in the right place! Hold onto your hearts, because these guys aren't above stealing.Each book is part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.Sinners and Saints series:#1 Wicked Saint#2 Tempting Devil#3 RB (Book 3)#4 SW (Book 4)
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    Great readI actually really liked this book. I liked Gemma and how she tried to stand up for herself and not let people bring her down and I liked Lucas possessive side. There was just two things i didn't not like. One her brother is seriously the worst brother ever and she forgave him way to easily. Two they totally glossed over the fact that Lucas made a bet about sleeping with her and she apologized to him for over reacting. They made it seem like it was a misunderstanding. Like no girl make Great readI actually really liked this book. I liked Gemma and how she tried to stand up for herself and not let people bring her down and I liked Lucas possessive side. There was just two things i didn't not like. One her brother is seriously the worst brother ever and she forgave him way to easily. Two they totally glossed over the fact that Lucas made a bet about sleeping with her and she apologized to him for over reacting. They made it seem like it was a misunderstanding. Like no girl make him work for it ! That totally did not go with the strong girl she was in all of the book. Other than that I really would liked to read a second book for them.
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  • Honestly Honest Bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    All I am going to say about this book is that while I LOVE a good redemption story, there was absolutely nothing redeeming about the characters in this book. Even her brother was a super awful person, he just stood around and continued to watch inappropriate things happen to her with no consequences!? And the main male character with his disgusting male friends? Great job writing hateful characters, but went too far with their actions and nothing to redeem any of them. The main female, do you All I am going to say about this book is that while I LOVE a good redemption story, there was absolutely nothing redeeming about the characters in this book. Even her brother was a super awful person, he just stood around and continued to watch inappropriate things happen to her with no consequences!? And the main male character with his disgusting male friends? Great job writing hateful characters, but went too far with their actions and nothing to redeem any of them. The main female, do you have zero self respect? I try not be to harsh with my reviews, but I'm so disappointed that I even read this book.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Wicked Saint by Veronica Eden is book One in the Sinners and Saints Series. This is the story of Gemma and Lucas. Lucas is the popular jock who is rich and of course everyone wants him or looks up to him. So when he mistakenly kisses Gemma and she turns into a hard no he is taken back. Of course he can't fail or have anyone say no to him so he is on a mission to show she just as easy as the other. Only problem is that the more he proving this he is finding he can't help but have strong feelings Wicked Saint by Veronica Eden is book One in the Sinners and Saints Series. This is the story of Gemma and Lucas. Lucas is the popular jock who is rich and of course everyone wants him or looks up to him. So when he mistakenly kisses Gemma and she turns into a hard no he is taken back. Of course he can't fail or have anyone say no to him so he is on a mission to show she just as easy as the other. Only problem is that the more he proving this he is finding he can't help but have strong feelings for her. This is the ultimate bully romance where the alpha male is a mean but very protective of his lady. Enjoyed their story.
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  • Marrybooksreadathon
    January 1, 1970
    Original ratings: 3.75-4 stars I'm gonna be honest I'm really having a hard time getting connection with Gemma & Lucas no matter how dirty talking Lucas is, it's just off!I felt like the character of Lucas is so confuse he's hot and cold, Ultra possessive and of course a douchebag bully, thinking thatHe's one of those guys that is a gift of God to women! And I'm so disappointed how Gemma easily forgives him after what bullshit he pulled out. No grovelling or whatnot!The only part of the book Original ratings: 3.75-4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐I'm gonna be honest I'm really having a hard time getting connection with Gemma & Lucas no matter how dirty talking Lucas is, it's just off!I felt like the character of Lucas is so confuse he's hot and cold, Ultra possessive and of course a douchebag bully, thinking thatHe's one of those guys that is a gift of God to women! 🙄And I'm so disappointed how Gemma easily forgives him after what bullshit he pulled out. No grovelling or whatnot!🤬The only part of the book that I did like is the bonus Epilogue tbh.
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  • Angelina
    January 1, 1970
    What an amazing read! This author is new to me, but the blurb for Wicked Saint had me hooked and boy I wasn't disappointed. I loved this 5 star read from beginning to end and couldn't put it down as it was so addictive. It's one of those books that you don't want to end. I've been unable to stop thinking about Wicked Saint whilst at work today and have been left with a massive book hangover! I aleady have the second book of this new series pre-ordered and I rarely ever pre-order a book, but What an amazing read! This author is new to me, but the blurb for Wicked Saint had me hooked and boy I wasn't disappointed. I loved this 5 star read from beginning to end and couldn't put it down as it was so addictive. It's one of those books that you don't want to end. I've been unable to stop thinking about Wicked Saint whilst at work today and have been left with a massive book hangover! I aleady have the second book of this new series pre-ordered and I rarely ever pre-order a book, but there's no way I'm missing book 2, which I really wish was out already lol
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