Title: Wicked Saint (Sinners and Saints Book 1)
Author: Veronica Eden
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐3/4
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Bully romances, YA
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Gemma & Lucas
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
I 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 series