Title: Wicked Saint
Series: Sinners and Saints Book 1
Author: Veronica Eden
Genre: Dark NA High School Bully Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2020
He stole my first kiss… and now he thinks everything else is his.
I said no to the one person no one at this school dares to refuse.
Now I’m targeted by jealous girls, guys that compete to be the first to “break the prude”, and by him. After one kiss, the king of the school hunts me down like I’m a conquest to win. He’ll have to fight harder than that, because I’m no one’s trophy.
They all want a piece of me, but I will not bend or break for them.
No one refuses the king.
One case of mistaken identity and a hasty kiss turned my world upside down.
The new girl refused me. Not only that, she threw down the gauntlet. That won’t stand. No one ever says no to me. This school is mine and she’ll learn her place as a loyal follower or her life is going up in flames.
I’ll make her say yes. She’ll be screaming it before I’m finished breaking her.
I always say this whenever I read a book centered around high school students, but I'm damn glad my high school years weren't this angsty and stressful. I liked that Gemma refused to bow down to Lucas and his crew; she's already having a tough time with her family having to relocate right in time for her senior year of high school, who has time for his shenanigans? All she's about is staying behind the scenes and graduating (who can blame her)? Too bad Lucas didn't get that memo.
Lucas is the undisputed "king" of the school, and as such, whatever he says it taken as gospel, so when he has his run-in with Gemma, it's pretty much game on to make her life as miserable as possible.
Of course we know how these books inevitably end up turning out, but still, the process of getting to a potential HEA is all sorts of nerve-wracking. Gemma is the only one to see past the facade Lucas projects, but there are some events that happen that had me on the edge of my couch yet cringing while I was reading that threaten to derail whatever change in relationship status between them.
I'll admit I wasn't exactly impressed with Gemma's twin brother Alec, who seemed more concerned with his social status than his sister's wellbeing; even after the event that occurred a year prior and prompted the family to move. But, I did like how the book managed to wrap up the story, and I'm excited to read the next book and find out why there's so much animosity between Devin and Blair.