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Son of Saint

(SONS #1)

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4.64  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  72 reviews
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 g
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Published (first published February 14th 2018)
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Dianne
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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, feel
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Mimiorphee
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I've been intrigued by Deacon since I met him in Kailee Reese Samuels' other books, so of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to learn more about him!


Through flashbacks, interviews and present scenes , Deacon's personality reveals itself little by little. I don't want to say to much because it would be so easy to spoil the experience! He has that darkness inside of him and at the same time he yearns to find his tribe. His evolution from the sixteen years old he was to the master he is beco
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Son of Saint is another fantastic read by this author. This is my favourite of this authors so far. I’ve prob said that before but she has this knack to amaze me each time I read a book from her.

In Son of Saint we get Deacon Cruzs story. We met him in Raw and I was super happy to hear his story. As well as reading more about familiar characters such as Sal Raneiro we get introduced to some new characters as well.

I cannot praise this author highly enough. This book pulled on all my emotions. I
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Joy Westerfield
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why is it we are not allowed to give Books more than a 5 star rating? If we could, I would give this book 10+! It tells the story of Deacon Cruz, who we were introduced to in Raw. And Sal Raneiro, who needs no introduction if you are a follower of Juliet and SOS and The Ride Series. It tells the story of how these two Alpha males became friends and the journey it took to get them there. Throughout this book many questions were answered and new ones brought up. This book is at times funny, dark, ...more
Energy
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deacon, the son of Saint, hits the spotlight in this book. Introduced in Raw, Samuels brings us back to where it all starts for Deacon. Parents from opposing clubs and step-son to a monster, Deacon tries to forge his own path in life. Yet with so many different hands at play, his life, for the most part, is on a pre-calculated trajectory.
Samuels writing style was different for this book, weaving the past and present together, and then alternating with various characters we have come to know in
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Natalie Miernicki
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deacon Cruz, DAMN he is one hot, hot complicated but definitely HOT man! Born of his mother's affair with the president of a rival MC club he is a tough and ruthless biker with a troubled past. This story takes us on Deacon's journey of self discovery and it shows him how life and loyalties truly can set us on path we never thought of before. Very well written this book was a triumph of miss Kailee's ingenious and very creative mind, the characters are so well rounded you believe every moment an ...more
Kathleen R.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition




I've been a long time fan of Kailee Reese Samuels' mostly because she has a very interesting spin on a popular throbe ever since the release of 50 Shades series by EL James. BDSM isn't very well received on the most part - too many think that submission is almost equal to rolling on to your back and giving the other person whatever they want, bordering on abuse. Kailee Reese Samuels takes that subject, shows her readers the potential and the effect that this lifestyle has on an individual
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Ana Rita
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let's get down to business... I'm so freaking happy that this lady has a new book. I love her writting and I'm always eager for more.
Kailee Reese Samuels is a genius. Not only can she write some heartfelt and intense stories as well as some steamy and raw ones. I'm addicted to her writting and I can't get enough.
Son of Saint is her latest release and tells Deacon's story.
Deacon was known to us after appearing in Raw and I wanted to know more about him since then. I had so many questions...
I'
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Mona Livsey
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kailee
Ever meet an author who drags you into a storyline, rips out your heart, but leaves you begging for more??
Let me introduce you to the Amazing Kailee Reese Samuels, not only is she an Incredible Writter, but an All together Incredible Story Teller.
Here she introduces us to Deacon Cruz, another “Bad Boy” in her wonderful world. But is Deacon really a “Bad Boy” or just another misunderstood young man? Here you follow along the lives of the Key Masterminds behind a powerful Groupon men. Their lives
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Coco.V
Jan 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
An old lady from Delirium MC.
The president from Reckless Rebellion MC.
Merge between the sheets in one hot, illicit affair.

An unexpected pregnancy.
And the birth of a son – Deacon Cruz – torn between two clubs.

To be a ruthless outlaw or a charming gentleman, Deacon ignites a wild reaction everywhere he turns. From childhood with his mother, Trudy, to running away at sixteen, he remains allied to both good and evil with his own brand of spiritual wicke
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Nerdy
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovable Chaos

Son of Saint is the perfect addition to the Sugargrove saga. Kailee Reese Samuels once again nails the dark, kinky romance. It’s a high octane thrill ride with a surprising, but welcome, lightness.

This ride with Deacon and the gang invites you to see old characters and answers questions about how they came to be who they are in present day. The lovable chaos between Sal and Deacon is downright hilarious, making this reader snort and he-haw more than once. I will not leave out that t
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Lisa Reynolds
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't feel right only giving this a 4 star. I'm sure if I would have read the other books this characters were first in, it would have been great. I was trying to figure out what I missed. I really want to read the other books and then come back and leave a new review when I'm more with the characters. I mean the book was great but I was kind of lost to why. I don't know. I loved the other book I read from this author so I was excited. So let me get back on this review for you. But I did find ...more
Gwen Shafer
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is about Deacon Cruz. Very interesting book from beginning to end. I will admit I did have a hard time reading this one that is why it took me so long to finish. It is intense and interesting book don't get me wrong was just difficult for me to get into. Deacon is a very unique character and has a unique story line. It is about Deacon finding himself and seeing how he became the person that he is. A good interesting book.
Elaine Holcomb
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ust the name Deacon makes me sigh, add in Sal and lets not forget Dom.. straight to tingles!! If you've read most of Kailee's books you know Sal and we met Deacon in Raw, and let me tell you that man... swoon worthy... looks, attitude, and damn does he love his woman!! But this book takes us back to his beginnings, his parents (if you want to call them that) from two different MC's and all the abuse thrown his way and how he decides to take on his life. This is also a story with Sal's start, how ...more
Em Dorsey ~ Two Darlin Dolls and a Book Review ~
“We are not tucked away, fearful orphans—abandoned, alone, and small as together, we become the shadow looming over the face of pure evil.”

To say that this book was on my highly anticipated list would be a huge understatement. I couldn’t wait to get my greedy hands on it. Son of Saint is the epic introduction of Deacon and Sal’s friendship. We are given insight on how the unholy trinity between Dominic Gennaro, Lucas Salvatore Raniero and Deacon Cruz was formed. While Dom is present throughout t
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Robyn Corcoran
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deacon Cruz is a complex man but how could he not be after the upbringing he had and really his conception as well. Complicated seems to be his life, throw in a mix of extreme violence and crime, add a touch of love from his mother and a heap of lust and you have his story...or do you? Did I mention he was complicated?

This story returns to his youth and gives readers his background history, what helped to shape him as well as insight into his two friends Sal and Dom. I have to say at times I di
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Katie
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
Son of Saint
By Kailee Reese Samuels
5 stars

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

If there is one thing I love in a book is a complicated but hot as anything male lead and that is exactly what I got with Deacon and Sal in Son of Saint! I am usually a big fan of romance and happily ever after so I thought it was time for a change – and I definitely got that with this book! I don’t know how I haven’t read anything by this author before but her books are now definitely going on my TBR l
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Jennifer Pierson
Kailee Reese Samuels has a very original writing style that no one will ever duplicate, and in my opinion, is the reason her stories will always stand above cookie cutter type romance, as they are brilliantly different, not to mention highly addictive. And Son of Saint is another example of what I just stated above. This is the backstory of Deacon Cruz, the man that we met in Raw. He was raised in a rough world of gangs, clubs, and mobsters, as the son of legend, but raised by a rival. His journ ...more
Gemma Pritchard
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on behalf of Amo's book corner.

Oh wow another brilliant book from one of my unicorn authors no matter what Kailee writes I know I'm gonna love it.

Son of saint is Deacon's story, we first met him in Raw and after reading that book I couldn't wait to read to about Deacon's back story. We get to see the man he becomes and his life which is colourful to say the least. We get to see some old characters from previous books in the series make a fantastic return especially one of my favourite D
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Joanne Walker
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing read, If you have read Raw...your going to LOVE Son of Saint!!
Emotional and at times a dark read, it will pull at your heart strings and hold you captive from the first page.
From the moment you start reading Samuels takes you on a journey of heartache, suspense and drama, that will eat away at your soul!!
Son of Saint enhances every emotion you ever felt while reading Raw and doubles it!!
I found the secondary characters held more influence in this book than it’s predecessor, givi
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Joyffree
A bit confusing at times
The fact that despite feeling a bit lost-It took me until the end to figure out -somewhat -where everyone was and exactly what was going on - I found myself thoroughly engaged and absolutely captivated
The characters- both main and supporting- were intense - complex - this is a plus in my book when I read
The numerous plotlines interconnected - each unique but still dependent on the events of the other for completion
The storyline does jump back and forth introducing the ch
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Domini
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok I’m a little torn about this review, I really like Kailee and I think she has some amazing potential.
Son of Saint can be read as a standalone but for me in all honesty I was lost for most of the book as a lot of characters are from and have obviously developed relationships from her other books. This made it difficult to read and understand some of the plot to a certain point.
About half way through I found my groove for a bit but was still a tad confused at times.
There was however no denyin
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BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
Amount of sex 3 / 5
How explicit 2.5 / 5
Story 4 / 5
Overall: 4 / 5

Son of Saint is not your typical MC/Mafia romance. This story is more of a giant puzzle, and I was determined to piece the story together. The book can be read as a standalone, but I very highly suggest you read the other books in the series. I was a bit lost, wanting desperately to understand each of the characters backstories.

Son of Saint shows the growth of Deacon Cruz, the son of two rival MCs. I was fascinated to learn about De
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Book-Lovin-Momma
Deacon is such a good guy, it was great to finally get the story of his early days. He’s the real deal, sexy hot and loyal to the core. He’s also had his wild days, and his horrible excuses for parents didn’t help at all. We find out how he and Sal meet and build up a tight friendship that survives the test of time. We meet other characters along the way that we’re familiar with too. This is a beautiful look at a man who has given his all for those he loves. Though there’s definitely sex in this ...more
Nicki Healey
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kailee Reece Samuels does it again with another great read. "Son of Saint" is fast from start to finish. This is the story of one man trying to survive his heritage, his circumstances and sometimes his family. Deacon Cruz is a loving son, a caring and loving friend and a man trying to find his way in a world he doesn't always understand, or want to be a part of. He learns more about his sexual needs and learns to take people as he finds them and not on how society dictates he should perceive the ...more
Tianna Croy
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you read any book from Kailee, be prepared to have your mind blown. She has such a complicated intermingled group of characters. You can't learn about one without it leading to another. I think the way Kaci set things in motion shows you the mind set of this author. I loved Deacon, he's a bit of an enigma in this world. The result of an affair between two MC the father known as saint sure isn't , and the monster step dad from hell should leave this man an evil sob. While he can be somewhat ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gail
Son Of Saint Growing up on the Delirium M/C Compound Deacon and his friends knew the In's and Out's of the Club life. The death of a friend can change you. Deacons mother was a stable part of his life and claimed he was always a perceptive child and knew who was not good.Deacon was the result of an affair between his mother and Victor "Saint" Cruz. Freedom from jail and a request to get outta town has him trying to find his way and discover who he really is.He is torn between two M/C's and tryin ...more
Megan Alexis
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
KRS has this splendid way of dragging you into her vast, complicated, intriguing world of characters. She entices you to trust, and get on this ride, but once you are on you can't get off. It's okay though because every word she breathes and every tale she weaves brings you closer to something wonderful. She doesn't Disappoint in Son of Saint. This story takes you on a journey of trust and love, betrayal, loyalty, HOT as heck men. *seriously snap me out of reality and put me in a big ole Sal, De ...more
Gail Lacroix
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Growing up on the Delirium M/C compound Deacon and his friends learn the in's and out's of the life.Deacon was the product of an affair between his mother and Victor "Saint" Cruz. You follow Deacon on a journey of self discovery to find out who he really is. He's torn between to M/C'S that he is the rightful heir to,he will have to find out were his friends and others in his loyalties lay.

Love that Kailee has brought Sal from her other stories in as Deacons friend,and that you get a deeper look
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Natalie Johnson
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deacon Cruz who we met in Raw was raised by one man, the son of another. Rival club members and a step father who was evil.

Sal Raniero appears in this story as well and you will recognize him from previous stories by Kailee Reese Samuels. This is the story of how they met and how they became friends. If you liked these characters previously you definitely won’t want to miss this book!

It is filled with two Alphas and lots of intrigue, drama and you won’t be able to put it down! I highly recommen
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