“I am lost to him, and each second I spend with him, I fall deeper and deeper under this spell.”
Since devouring Bad Saint, I have waited with bated breath to see how the turbulent journey of Willow and Saint would continue with the second instalment, Fallen Saint and I was not disappointed in the least. This was in fact the perfect continuation to what has been an intriguing, passionate, heartbreaking, dark and all-consuming romance. Monica’s writing is flawless and captivated me once again with her gripping story lines and the characters that she has so carefully crafted. I was utterly enthralled from the very start and could not put this book down until the last word was read.
I’m actually not going to go into too much of the story as this is the second book in the All The Pretty Things Trilogy and I don’t want to unintentionally spoiler either Bad Saint or Fallen Saint. Both of these books need to be consumed spoiler free, so you savor every word and every twist and turn.
“You give me something to look forward to. You eclipse my darkness and make me want to embrace the light.”
My love for Saint knows no bounds and while I know I loved him in Bad Saint, nothing could have prepared me for how I felt for him in Fallen Saint. I fell for him hard, harder than I ever thought possible. He possesses so much strength, loyalty, courage. His love for Willow is so powerful, passionate and possessive. Saint is such a beautifully broken man that I just could not help but sympathize with. His need for redemption was nothing short of magical and I loved his desire for Willow and the length he would go to in order to protect and save her.
Willow is fierce, strong, determined and a truly inspiring woman. I found myself connecting with her on a level I didn’t even think was possible. She went through so much from the very beginning and the fight and spirit she possesses is exhilarating. This is one woman who, while staring death in the face, will not back down and will fight until the bitter end. She is definitely someone you want in your corner and is possibly my favourite heroine of all time. The intense and electrifying chemistry and passion that Willow and Saint possessed was nothing short of mesmerizing, sweet and positively unforgettable. A love like theirs will surely stand the test of time and will be powerful enough to save them both.
“I never thought there was an after… until I met you.”
Alek is an immensely intriguing character and I’m still unsure as to how I feel about him. While I view him as the villain of this story, there was something about this calculating and manipulative Russian mobster that I was drawn to. He is a complete enigma that I found near impossible to hate.
Fallen Saint captivated me instantly and I was drawn back into this dark, intriguing, heartbreaking and brutal world that Monica has created for us to devour. The intense plot twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat, with the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end. I was catapulted back into this dark world with no idea of what was to happen from one page to another, I had to fully prepare myself for any circumstance that may arise while my heart was literally beating out of my chest. I wait with bated breath for volume 3, Forever My Saint, and I’m unsure as to how I am going to pull through until I can know how the story of Saint and Willow is to conclude. One thing I know for sure is that, if it’s anything like Bad Saint or Fallen Saint, it is going to be absolutely epic.