Son of Saint
by Kailee Reese Samuels
My rating: 2 stars
An old lady from Delirium.
The president from Reckless Rebellion.
Merge. Between the sheets. One hot affair.
An unexpected pregnancy.
And the birth of a son torn between two clubs.
To be a ruthless outlaw or a charming gentleman, Deacon Cruz ignites a reaction everywhere he turns. From his childhood with his mother, Trudy, to running away at sixteen, he remains allied to both good and evil with his own brand of spiritual wickedness. His mother built him and his father defined him, but his friendship with Sal Raniero tests everything, forcing the uprising of a Deacon—playing for one—himself.
After meeting Deacon in RAW (Ride series book 3) travel back in time to his wild ways and discover the Son of Saint.
There is no romance here.
Son of Saint by Kailee Reese Samuels
We are dropped into a tale of a young man raised in the rough and brutal world of gangs, clubs and mobsters. Deacon grew up the blood son of a legend, raised by his rival. Without some sort of grounding background to identify who Deacon is and why we are getting bits and pieces of his life’s story, this is a slightly jarring read. Imagine trying to piece together a puzzle in the dark. That is how I felt reading SON OF SAINT by Kailee Reese Samuels.
Deacon’s story is told in fits and starts, feeling like just one more page would so often have completed a thought started. I still do not know Deacon, I was a voyeur to his sexual experimentation, his affinity for breasts, I witnessed his ability to bring pain and death, I heard brief snippets about his parents, but nothing gelled for me. To call this a standalone is misleading to readers who have no previous knowledge of a series this character is mentioned in.
Perhaps I was even more disappointed because I thought I would be getting another dark “bad boy” story uncovering a tarnished knight in shining armor, an anti-hero who melts one’s heart as another gritty, no-holds barred author writes.
I received an ARC edition from Kailee Reese Samuels through Book Funnel as part of a blog tour review!