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A Saint's Salvation

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Corporal Nicholas 'Saint' Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.

Petty Officer Angelina Jones' life changed the moment
ebook, 101 pages
Published March 19th 2016 (first published February 10th 2014)
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Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nick and Angel's journey was amazing to watch. Their courage and faith is inspiring, the sassy banter is entertaining, and the love scenes are HOT!
Nick's family is a total hoot and I could just imagine myself sitting with them at the family barbeque. While the wise-cracks and love surrounded us.
A Saint's salvation gives you a look into the REAL life of our military personnel, from the perspective of a former Navy gunner's mate and mother of a Marine. You will see the real trials of faith and sen
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this book. It is so my weakness when two halves of one soul find each other. And Nick so deserves his HEA. What kind of woman sends a dear john letter to a warrior currently in battle. Why not just target his heart with an IED. But as it turns out, out there on the battlefield, when life totally sucked, Nick and Angel connected briefly, but definitely. Something about a near death experience helps you to cut through all the bull excrement. Going home for the Holidays to heal ...more
Beverly Ovalle
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Coming February 10, 2014!
Greg Maddock
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Was a good read. I enjoyed the banter between Doc and Nick. I would recommend it to my friends.
Tina Williams
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Love and Life Affirming Sensual Read!

I loved how A Saint’s Salvation is bursting with pride that we all have in our service men and women. It also highlights the many scars that they may bear, physically and emotionally, upon their return from active service, in what I feel is a realistic way and how important it is for them to reconnect with civilian life to aid the healing process.

At the start of the novella, the hero Nick has reached a low point, after receiving a ’Dear John’ letter from hi
T.E. Ridener
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I was given a copy of this novella by the author for an honest review**

So I just finished reading this about 5 minutes ago. I'm a fast reader and this was a novella, so it probably seems like I have super reading powers-not true. This book gave me goosebumps on more than one occasion. There isn't much I can say without giving it away, so let me put it this way.

Marine meets medic. Marine needs medic to heal his bruised heart. Marine saves medic and now she just HAS to save his heart. I literall
Molly Daniels
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nick is a Marine stationed in Afghanistan. Feeling the misery of serving in the sandbox and having had his heartbroken with the arrival of a ‘Dear John’ letter from his girlfriend back home, he’s in a rough place. Nick uses his body to shield an injured Marine as well as Navy corpsman Angelina Jones from a grenade attack landing both him and Angelina in the hospital. Petty Officer Jones, also known as ‘Doc’ among the Marines, has lost her leg and Nick comes to the realization that he could have ...more
Jocelyn Sanchez
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First off, I wanted to share with you all part of the dedication of this book. I don’t always read the dedication to a book, but this one was heartbreakingly true and has a powerful message. It’s a great way to start a book, such as this one.

“Thank you to all the men and women that have written that blank check for their lives to serve our country. They hand it over never knowing if it will be cashed in. I can’t think of a braver or more wonderful thing to do. Please remember not all of the woun
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3.5 Sweet Soulful stars
Wow I really enjoyed this very quick but satisfying read. As a Marine Mom myself the story really settled in a personal way into my soul. I felt so many of these emotions while my son was deployed and reliving them was pretty tearful.

But once I lost myself into the love story I felt a connection to the characters that gr
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not wanting to be his rebound girl after Marine Corporal Nicholas “Saint” Santiago receives a Dear John letter, Petty Officer Angelina “Doc” Jones tries to ignore the attraction between them. Saint is a Marine and all that it stands for, he is a guy that you can count on through thick and thin. He received the nicknames Saint and then Saint Nick from his unit. Doc is their Navy corpsman attached the Saint’s Marine unit. One day during yet another attack on their forward outpost Saint shelters Do ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A Saints Salvation is an amazing story that creates a journey that anyone Military and Civilian will enjoy.
Beverly conducts a mission that delves deep into heart ache, fear, doubt, and a follow up that opens a path into healing, growth and eventually love.
I really liked the exploration into a delicate topic that affects many soldiers and their families including the mental and emotional trials and the psychological issues that come with serving over seas and suffering the physical and ment
Boundless Book Reviews
I was provided a copy of A Saint’s Salvation and I really wanted to like this story; I really, really did.  Ultimately, I think it was a culmination of the story being written in third person, and the unrealistic feel that kept me from engaging.

It starts off with both, Saint and Angel, getting hurt and Saint saving her life.  They are together for a brief time in the hospital, where Saint keeps Angels spirits up.  Saint is redeployed and Angel is shipped back home.  For some random reason, Saint
Trish Jackson
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love Conquers All.
This is a very beautiful story about love, and how love can heal the mind, spirit and body.
Corporal Nick Santiago 'Saint' is at the lowest ebb a person can be. He's been deployed in Afghanistan way too long and now his girlfriend, the one he's been so true to, has broken up with him. Things couldn't get any worse—except they do.
The group is attacked and Saint throws himself on top of medic Angelina Jones, aka 'Doc', and takes some of the fire away from her. He saves her life bu
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nick earned his Dear John letter on his second tour. shortly after, him and his unit are caught in an attack and he finally realises that it wasnt his ex who he really wanted, it was the Doc. when a grenade is launched, Nick launches himself over Doc, and he himself is also injured.
they spend time together, in hopsital, but when Nick leaves, he has no contact with Doc, and moves on, joining a dating site. When his christmas leave to home involves a layover in Chicago, he sets up a date, so he c
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

3.5 Stars

A Saint's Salvation by Beverly Ovalle is a wonderfully sweet and surprisingly spicy short read. This book has so much depth packed into so few pages. We get a look into the not so glamorous reality of the military and the effects of tragedy.

I loved Nick's family and how they all related to each other. His pain and hurt was palpable. But, he was so strong and worked so hard to feel like a man, again.

Angelina could relate so well with Nick on how it felt to have a
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this from a blog tour, not heard of the author so was in for a pleasant surprise.

My Kindle time on this boom was saying 2 hours so not a very long book yet it seemed longer because of all the events inside it.

After receiving a Dear John letter and feeling really down about it he realises that its not because he's heart broken, but other emotions arise because of the break up.

He finds love in another quarter.

Just to say, this book is hot with the sex scenes and tastefully done I though
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Nick and Angelina! The closeness of Nick's family was wonderful. I loved Nick's heart and his love for his familia and especially his love for Angelina. I loved Angelina's strength and courage. And when they finally get together - Hot! I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read more! ...more
Connie McElfresh
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book for a fair and honest review. This book drew me right in and kept me turning pages. The emotions are very real. It is a novella and I think it would be an excellent start to a series.
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I dont think the men and women in the armed forces are appreciated and acknowledged as much as they should be. I love this story and I love the characters! Its a very good book!
Deb Diem
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Saint's Salvation is my first book by Beverly Ovalle. What a great surprise. Ms Ovalle has delivered a well-written book. Nick and Angel's story is loaded with drama, action, humor and spice. This wounded warrior book is a fantastic read and I look forward to reading more from Beverly Ovalle in the future. A Saint's Salvation is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

I purchased a copy of this book at a book signing.
Debbie Allen
Jun 11, 2021 rated it liked it
Spelling mistakes and Angel turned off the light. Turned over pulling the covers up. Two paragraphs later she does it again. Gets better as it goes.
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lovely military romance

Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

A Saint’s Salvation is about two people both in the same military unit back in Afghanistan. Nick Santiago received a Dear John letter from his girlfriend stateside and he’s feeling empty and rejected. He’d remained loyal to that image of one day having a loving relationship but his dreams are all but squashed with that one letter.

Nick’s had a connection with “Doc” Jones but never acted on it because o
Badass Lioness
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was pulled in by the 'Dear John' letter that Nick received and was messing with his head as a grenade explodes and changes everything. He tries to save Doc Jones, but the result is not quite what she expected. Both need time to recover. And they discover that they have feelings for each other, but neither is sure if the other feels the same. Nick's nickname is Saint, so this is the story of his salvation.

I really liked how both of them got the chance to get to know each other and be there for
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
*Dsclaimer: I received a review copy via Reading Alley for a honest review.

To be honest I dislike giving books low ratings and negative reviews. I wish I can give every book I read 5 stars & positive glowing reviews, but that's not always the case. With that said, it breaks my heart to have to give this military romance two stars.

A Saint's Salvation was hard for me to get into...maybe because it was so short (est. 52 pages). There wasn't much plot to the story and overall, the story was rough ar
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
*Disclaimer* I received this book from Reading Alley in return for a fair and honest review.

This is a short but sweet novella about a marine serving in Afghanistan. It is written by someone who clearly understands both the emotions and the jargon used, enough so that you can feel the tug on your own emotions as you read it.

Nick has to deal with a lot of things whilst on duty, not least receiving his Dear John letter from his 'girlfriend' back home. This is one of the things that makes him stop
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I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.

This is a short and sweet quick read about a couple of Marines. Nick the "Saint" as dubbed by his fellow squad mates has had his heart broken. He feels some feelings for his Doc in the squad but she rebuffs him. Doc or Angelina likes Nick but will not be his rebound guy. the two get caught in cross fire while partroling in Operation Enduring Freed
Angela Goodrich
So I learned something new about myself while reading A Saint’s Salvation ... I am not a fan of books in which the author tells me what is occurring, rather than showing me what is going on. By this I mean that rather than being inside Nick’s head and being “shown” his thoughts and feelings (e.g., Nick cleared his throat loudly, frustrated by her lack of her response), the author tells me what he is feeling (e.g., Nick felt as if he was unraveling). While narrative story telling is a perfectly a ...more
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I'm not even sure what to write - this story is beautiful and amazing! I simply loved it! Nick and Doc are so meant to be and are just incredible together. Nick rescues Doc but Doc is leery of starting a relationship. After time, they find each other but can they save each other? I loved how Nick and Doc went back and forth and the banter was great. Seeing the interactions with the other characters was great also - It was so moving to read about Nick's flight - that was so touching. Ms. Ova ...more
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sacrifice and Healing! A Heartwarming MUST READ!

"A Saint's Salvation" is the first book of Beverly Ovalle's that I have read. I found it on Ebooks Discovery and am SO GLAD that I did. She is a wonderful author and I can't wait to read about more of the Santiago's.

This is a heartwarming story of a Marine and Navy coreman who were both injured with the same grenade.

Nick, also known as Saint, is a marine who received a Dear John letter while he was deployed. He never thought that he would be able t
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Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she'd always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.

Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl,

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