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Bad Saint (All The Pretty Things Trilogy #1) by Monica James

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All The Pretty Things #1
Monica James
Dark Romance
May 6th, 2019
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I was kidnapped on my honeymoon by three masked men.

Blindfolded.
Bound.
Destination unknown.

I was told to stay silent and abide by their rules. But they didn’t realize I wasn’t a victim…not anymore.

The open sea was my backdrop for nine torturous days. During that time, glimmers of my fate were revealed by a man with the mysterious chartreuse-colored eyes. He should have scared me, but he didn’t.

He intrigued me. And I intrigued him.

He punished me when I didn’t listen, which was every single day. But beneath his cruelty, I sensed he was guarding a grave secret.

I was sold.
And in a game of poker, no less.

My buyer? A Russian mobster who likes to collect pretty things. Now that I know the truth, I only have one choice.

Sink or swim.

And when one fateful night presents me the opportunity, I take it. I just never anticipated my actions would leave me shipwrecked with my kidnapper.

He needs me alive. I want him dead.

But as days turn into weeks, one thing becomes clear—I should hate him…but I don’t.

My name is Willow.
His name is Saint.

Ironic, isn’t it? He bears a name that denotes nothing but holiness yet delivers nothing but hell. However, if this is hell on earth…God, save my soul.

Megan’s Review


“I just uncovered the name of my American captor… Saint
Ironic, isn’t it, that someone who bears a name denoting nothing but holiness can deliver nothing but hell.”

From the first moment I laid eyes on Bad Saint by Monica James I just knew I had to have this book in my life. Bad Saint looked and sounded so amazingly suspenseful and dark, something I was definitely looking for. I can confirm that it was better than I could’ve ever expected. I was captivated from the very first moment and I could not put this story down. It was such an addictive and intriguing story of secrets, lies, darkness, emotional heartache and beautiful intense moments full of passion. This was a sit on the edge of your seat rollercoaster read that was as angsty as it was dark. Days later and I’m still thinking back on the tumultuous journey that Monica took me on and I’m so thankful for the dark and disturbed path she carved out for us.


“We have bonded over the most heinous circumstances, but somehow, under the horror, I’m stronger. I could have surrendered to the darkness, and I almost did.”

Willow… wow, how fierce is she? Willow is probably one of the most kickass heroin’s I have read in a really long time. I was drawn into absolutely every aspect of her; her willpower, her strength, her integrity, her independence and her promise to never be anyone’s victim.

Willow is captured on her honeymoon by three men; 2 Russians and an American and this is where she meets the enigma Saint. During this dark and twisted journey Willow begins being drawn more and more towards the dark and tortured anti-hero who captured her and their connection between one another is intense and full of unbridled passion and lust. While Willow knows she should be fighting to survive, she is torn between craving her freedom and craving for Saint.


“When I was “normal,” I never wanted someone as much as I want her. I don’t know what to do because each day, the thought of letting her go evokes a possession I thought long dead.”

Saint is by far the best anti-hero I have ever read and while at times I wanted to punch him, just like Willow, I was drawn to him in the most fascinating way. He is a man shrouded by so much mystery and guilt and the more I read about him, the more I understood his reasonings and I found myself feeling quite sympathetic towards him. His powerful connection towards Willow and their electrifying chemistry almost made my kindle spontaneously combust, it was seriously off the charts hot. I positively and irrevocably adored Saint and one of the things I loved most about him was his possessiveness and his alpha male hotness, he is seriously hot enough to make anyone weak at the knees. You want to read a book with the perfect anti-hero, then look no further than Saint, he has it all.

Bad Saint captivated me instantly and I was automatically catapulted into the dark and disturbed world that Monica had skillfully crafted through her intense plot, her mesmerizing and beautifully articulated words, which I felt right down to my very core, and the characters she created who made this story the mysterious and captivating journey that it was. I wait with bated breath for Volume two of this epic trilogy to see how the story of Willow and Saint progresses. I thank the immensely talented Monica James for bringing Willow and Saint into my world as this is one unforgettable story that all lovers of dark romances should one click.