I have loved every one of the books in A. Zavarelli’s ‘Boston Underworld’ series and ‘Saint’ was no exception. This book was great! I can’t get enough of these Irish guys!
‘Saint’ is the story of Rory and Scarlett. If you’re like me, you probably only had a vague recollection of who these two were at the beginning of the book. If that’s the case, don’t sweat it. A. Zavarelli did a good job of re-orienting readers to the characters and how they tied into the story.
Scarlett is not your ordinary heroine. I was equally terrified and impressed by her. She was a total badass! She is out for revenge and she is a force to be reckoned with. If you’re expecting a submissive, mild-mannered female leading lady, you’re in for a big shock with Scarlett!
Rory is just an all-around nice guy. He’s tough and sexy, but he has this kind of laid-back personality that draws you in. He was so patient and protective of Scarlett that I couldn’t help but love him. He was swoon-worthy.
As Scarlett’s past is revealed, it becomes clear why she now preys upon wealthy, entitled men. She wasn’t always the predator that she is now. One night years ago left her forever changed when she was brutally gang-raped. Set up by her own boyfriend, used by him and his friends, and then left for dead, she has now dedicated her life to seeking vengeance.
Rory wants nothing more than to claim Scarlett for his own. He is infatuated with the beautiful man-eater, but refuses to let her use him and then write him off as just another guy that wants her only for sex. He is persistent and won’t give up until he can call her his.
No matter how hard Scarlett tries to push him away, she can’t shake Rory Brodrick. When he continues to unwittingly botch her plans, she decides to use him as a means to an end. After all, he just won’t go away.
When Scarlett’s past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself relying on Rory more than she had ever anticipated. Time and time again, he comes to her rescue. He’s made it his number one priority to save Scarlett from herself, even if she doesn’t realize that she needs saving.
This was a great story from beginning to end. Scarlett and Rory did not follow the typical relationship trajectory, and that kept it interesting. It was nice to read a book with a tough as nails heroine and a hero that can respect that. Although this wasn’t my personal favorite book in the series, it was great. In fact, every book in this series has been wonderful. I highly recommend this series.