ARC Review | Saint by Sierra Simone

58131787._SY475_Pages: 415

Goodreads Rating: 4.35 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 7th 2021

Publisher: Self published


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I can’t have Elijah Iverson.

I can’t have him because he’s my older brother’s best friend. I can’t have him because I broke his heart five years ago; because he’s now engaged to someone else—someone kind and dependable who deserves his whiskey eyes, his soft mouth, his fierce intellect.

I can’t have Elijah because I’ve chosen God instead.

The Bell brothers, though . . . well, we don’t exactly have the greatest track record with vows. But I’m determined to do this monk thing right—to pledge myself to a cloistered life and spend the rest of my years in chastity and prayer. But now Elijah’s here. He’s here and he’s coming with me on my European monastery road trip, and between the whispered confessions and the stolen kisses and the moments bent over an ancient altar, my vows are feeling flimsier by the day.

And vows or not, I know in my heart that it would take more than a good and holy monk to resist Elijah Iverson right now. It would take a saint.

And we all know that I’m no saint.

This is the third full-length M/M standalone in the Priest Collection, featuring Father Bell’s brother, Aiden Bell. You do not have to read Priest or Sinner to read Saint.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

I am late on the bandwagon and I apologize for being behind on my book reviews. We have the final Bell brother — Aiden Bell, a monk and when he sees his ex-boyfriend, Elijah Iverson, visited him, he questions his devotion to God. He also dealt with depression and it wasn’t his intention to break Elijah’s heart. However, Elijah is engaged to someone else.

There is a lot of unresolved issues between them. Elijah and Aiden surely have feelings for each other and test the waters if they want to give their relationship a second chance. There’s longing between them and while the sexy times are less compared to the first two books, it’s more character driven and I like the monks guided Aiden to his decisions. Not once they hold him back to what he truly feels and instead support his decisions.

The first half definitely dragged on but the second half is better. Overall, I enjoy it except for the (view spoiler) I recommend the audiobook btw. It’s good.


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