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Art of Loyalty

(Stern Family Saga #4)

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In life there are things that will never leave you and loyalty that can never be broken.

As a boy, Vincent Stern suffered abuse that continues to haunt him long after the physical scars have healed.
His hatred turned into a need for revenge.

That need turned into guilt that would never leave him, creating a darkness in his life, festering and tormenting his mind.

But with all
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Laura- BookBistroBlog
Art of Loyalty (Stern Family Saga #4)
By Monique Orgeron
3 Stars

There is one thing with reading this series that you can count on…Catherine Stern is a head strong woman who never backs down when it comes to protecting her family. She has raised her boys to be loyal and then when the time came, their wives to be just as loyal.

As we dive into Vin’s (Vincent) story, we see that his life from a young age has been full of turmoil. One that you wouldn’t wish upon anyone! Now as he has grown, his loyalt
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 Tania
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Art of loyalty is the 4th installment of the Stern family saga.

Vincent Stern is dark and mysterious in many ways.
In this book we get a look into his tormented past and how became the person he is today.
Brittnay whom we met in Art of seduction is a smart, sassy high class escort who has become some what a daughter to Catherine.
She is the only woman to hold Vin's interest.
They have so many hurdles to overcome but will that be enough to keep his demons at bay.

That ending oh my that ending!!
3.5
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Angela
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Each one of the books in the Stern Family Saga keep getting better and better! This story is about Vin and Brittany. Both characters have been in previous books, and each one has a very interesting backstory. I really liked how Monique wrote this book. She didn’t start if off where the previous book ended. This story in written over a range of time and incorporates the other storylines within pages, but focuses on the story of Brittany and Vin.

Vin definitely has a dark history that has been slig
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Wendy Livingstone
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in this phenomenal series, and each book just gets better and better. We have been introduced to Vincent and Brittany in previous novels, and it is now time to hear their stories! Sexy and broody Vin was always a mystery previously, and it is heartbreaking to learn how he is haunted by his past. Brittany is strong and feisty, and had also got a rough background. I loved the entertaining banter between these two. This talented author had written another phenomenal story, w ...more
Norma
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

This story of the matriarch's son Vin is gut wrenching. Everything he's been through his whole life will have you in tears with your heart breaking for him. I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read Catherine's story next.
Rebecca Austin
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-author
This is a series and while the book can be read as a stand-alone, it is better read in order to understand more of the characters better.

Vincent Stern has been raised by Catherine for years and is treated as one of her son's. He is the quieter one and tends to stay away from all relationships due to his own troubled past and the way he grew up before Catherine took him in.

Brittany Duplantis is a high-priced escort that was once involved with Vincent's brother, Gabriel. She has a set of rules th
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Carla
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carla's Five Star Review

Art of Loyalty is the fourth book in the Stern Family Saga, and it is Vincent and Brittany's story. While I recommend reading the other books in this series, this can be read as a stand alone.

Vincent aka "Vin" had a childhood filled with horror and abuse. He finally reached his limit and did what he had to in order to stop the abuse. He thought going to war would help him keep his nightmares at bay, but it only made them worse. Because of these nightmares, he never sleeps
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Nicki White
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been this series from the start. Book 1, 2 and 3. The one thing they all had in common besides being amazingly written was that Vin remained a bit of mystery to the readers. While present, his role was the broody silent sexy type. Finally, Monique Orgeron has given her readers the chance to fall in love with Vincent.

This book was written slightly different than the previous books, while the other could easily be read as a standalone Art of Loyalty while not require it is highly recommende
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Jennifer Pierson
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lord have mercy, these Stern men are completely yummy, but they sure do make questionable douchey decisions on the way to the yummy stage, and Vincent Stern is no different. He found a woman that he's had his eye on, but boy did he mess up more than once, big time. Brittany won't do anything to mess up her relationship with the Stern matriarch, even at the expense of her own happiness. And yet, these two bring out the peace in each other. That's it folks, that's all that I'm giving away, but kno ...more
Sarah  - A Woman & Her Books
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The series continues with Vin's story; his story was the most troubled of all. Vin was a tortured soul right from birth. His story just breaks my heart apart for the situations he has endured. More secrets are revealed as the story continues to indirectly gives us Catherine's and William's story. This author can make you feel so many emotions ranging from hatred to love, anger to sorrow. There was one scene in particular that just had me laughing out loud.

This series has strong male and female c
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Pat Freeman
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What A Family ❤

This is not a standalone novel. Monique Orgeron has created the Stern Family Saga about her son’s and their wives. This is Vincent’s story, the quiet one who is a little mysterious . His life was only touched upon in the first three book

Vin is the enforcer of this mafia family in New Orleans that controls all of Louisiana. He is loyal to a fault to his family and especially his adopted mother, Catherine. In this book we find out the terrible things that happened to Vin during his
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Dianna Little
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Art of loyalty is Vin Stern's book and it is book 4 in the Stern Family Saga. Vin has had a horrific past and he has closed himself off from every possible feeling. He does what he has to do but never thinks that he is worthy for anything good in his life. Hes quiet and just watches what goes on. Catherine Stern the matriarch of the family know different. She sees good in Vin and takes him in as part of her family. Brittany on the other hand had been dealt a shitty hand also but she chooses her ...more
Sunny Shelly Reads
3.5 Stars

There is a whole lot going on in this book, the 4th installment in the Stern Family Saga. Vin has some dark secrets, and is quite a damaged soul. He has some major demons that he's battling, and Brittany, the high-class escort/protogee of Vin's adoptive mother Catherine, seems to be the only person who has been able to make him feel at peace.

But we all know that secrets don't stay buried forever, and the ghosts of the past have a way of working their way into the present. Especially in
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Chikap09
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg. I don't even know where to begin with this book. I've been eager to read Vin's story since the very first book. And let me tell you, Monique Orgeron did not disappointment! This is seriously her best work!!!
Vin is the family enigma who quietly sits in the background doing what needs to be done to protect his mother, brothers, and their wives. He has many secrets that he's hiding because he doesn't want anyone else to bear the burden that he feels needs to be carried alone. These secrets hav
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Beyond The Covers Blog
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every book in the Stern series by Monique Orgeron is better than the one before.  The latest is Art of Loyalty and follows the final Stern brother of Catherine's mafia family, Vin.  We finally get to find out how Vin became the man he is today and why he does what he does for his mother, Catherine.  He's the man that Catherine sends when she needs/wants someone to be taken out of the picture carefully and quietly.  He has always been the man behind the scenes taking care of every kind of situati ...more
Amy  Crull
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I gotta say when I was starting this book, I was very unsure about Vin being with Brittany. Obviously from the other books I knew already who she was and what she did. As I delved more into the story and got to see why she did it, my heart broke for her. She's not a bad person at all. She's got a good heart and helps bring the light into Vin's darkness. These two aren't wine and roses. There's a lot of hurdles they have to jump in order to be happy. Some with themselves and some with other fa ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Art of Loyalty by Monique Orgeron is book Four in the Stern Family Saga. This is the story of Vincent Stern and Brittany. I have read the previous books (and loved them) you can make this a standalone book but it does coincides with some of the other books.
Vin has a awful childhood from day one never to get better until he did something to stop the abuse. But he still suffered the bad memories with dreams that kept him from a peaceful sleep. Then he met Brittany (we met her in book 1 Art of Sed
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Jolene St Germain Triggs
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Wow another GREAT book from this author! I could not put this book down. I loved Vin, the poor tortured soul with SO MUCH emotional baggage! I just wanted to give him a damn hug so bad through most of it! Brittany too! They were both SO broken, it broke my heart! This was the fourth book in the series, but you could totally enjoy it as a stand alone. Vin's past had been such a mystery, I'm so glad this book answered some of my burning questions, now I can't wait for Catherine's book to answer th ...more
J
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this series in an author group on Facebook. Wow! I review very few books. I only do reviews for books with a compelling story, great characters, and few spelling/grammatical errors. The story kept me spellbound! Ms. Orgeron writes about a family in this series who are strong and loyal to each other. The women are just as alpha as the men! No wilting flowers! These women along with their men rule New Orleans. In most novels you can predict what is going to happen next, expect the unexpect ...more
Laila Viking
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A sexy at times dark alpha male and a strong sassy woman. Both part of this amazing read. It is the fourth book in the series about the Stern family.
It has got well described characters and they develop nicely through the story. They are likeable and relatable at times. Chemistry is great and their passion over the top. Nice storyline and plot.
Vin has things from the past that hunts him both in dreams and when he is awake. He has been raised to be loyal and strong but he has not had the best ch
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Nancy George
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Art of Loyalty
By: M. Other in
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Vincent knows that loyalty is a huge thing in the life that he lives. He is loyal to Catherine Stern and she has always taken care of him. As he sees each of his brothers fall and find the women they are meant to be with he wonders what life has in store.

Brittany is happy with her choices in life. She takes care of those she loves. She does everything her way. What more could a girl want?

What happens when Brittany and Vin collide? Fireworks that is What.

My take
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Claire M
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is MY Stern Man!!

I have been waiting on Vin's book ever since book one in this series!! And finally I got my hands on him!!
What can I say Vin is HOT oh so HOT!! I love each and ever Stern in their own way and I would defend Gabriel to any one because he was just an typical Alfa male, but in parts of this book I could have slapped him!! (I still love him tho)
Vin has always had his eye on a particular girl but when he has his chance he fecks up!
Brittany would do anything not to mess up her r
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Monika
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 starts, you MUST read the book
Vincent (Vin) Stern had a horrible childhood, drug addict mother and even worse father, demons from the past doesn’t let him accept the happiness and love, he is loyal to his adopted mother and brothers.. But can he open his heart to love?
Brittany is an escort, she chosen this path to help her family financially, she build the walls around her heart to avoid emotional involvement.. Job is job, she is not ashamed of what she does and she doesn’t need a boyfriend i
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Tara Horowitch -Sexy Book Divas
Art of Loyalty is the fourth book in the Stern Family Sage. We all know Vin and Brittany from the previous books and we all feel in love with them both.

Vin captured my heard in all the other books and finally we get to know his story and it’s not one we all expected. It’s dark and it’s heart breaking.

Brittany, we all know and love and also get to know her story. She stole my heart in this book for sure. Seeing a new side of her was great, specially bc we got to see who she really is. A great s
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Denise Scott
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read series but please start with book 1 Art of Seduction to get the most out of it .
This is about Vin who was brought up as a brother in the family story . He has suffered years of abuse and is haunted by his past . Totally loyal to Catherine and his brothers in the Stern family . Brittany is a woman who Vin is attracted to who should be off limits but they can not stay away from each other . There are twists and turns that you don’t see coming . This family has strong women wh
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Gretchen Chasse
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Only Ms Orgeron could make me root for a HEA between an escort and mob enforcer! The fourth in the series, this is the story of Vin the adopted son of Catherine Stern, a quiet man with demons and secrets of his own. This is the story we've been waiting for. As we learn more about Vin, we learn of his growing interest in Brittany a high end escort on the Stern family pay role. Brittany is the last person you would expect as a love interest for one of the Stern boys but as you get to know her more ...more
Charlotte Coles
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Vin you melt me!
Well yet again Monique has delivered with book 4 in the stern family saga.
I dont think I have ever enjoyed a series of books as much and in which you Fall in love with all of the family. Book 4 Vin and Brittanys story does not dissapoint either. Although I struggled with the start to get into this story I was soon sucked in. I found myself shouting at my kindle for them to get their acts together. I felt getting to know Vins background was important and boy were there some twi
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Chasidy
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Art of Loyalty is the fourth book in the Stern Family Saga. Vin captured my interest from the very first book and I could not wait to get my greedy hands on his story. After all, I claimed him books ago. ;)

Vin is everything I wanted and so much more. Monique did a fabulous job with his story. For a man who is always quiet and in the background, he has so much to say. In true Monique fashion, Vin’s story comes with the twists and turns we never saw coming.

I devoured Art of Loyalty just like I hav
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Wendy Livingstone
This is the fourth book in this phenomenal series, and each book just gets better and better. We have been introduced to Vincent and Brittany in previous novels, and it is now time to hear their stories! Sexy and broody Vin was always a mystery previously, and it is heartbreaking to learn how he is haunted by his past. Brittany is strong and feisty, and had also got a rough background. I loved the entertaining banter between these two. This talented author had written another phenomenal story, w ...more
Sharron Brown
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Vin's story the quiet Stern brother who's presence has been felt throughout the Stern Saga. Vincent Stern who as a child and adolescent suffered the most unimaginable abuse. His role in the family is as quiet and as dark as he is. Finally has a voice and what a story. No longer a man of mystery. The development of his relationship with Brittany, who has her own heartache and works as an escort so her family can survive, is the woman that gives him the peace he has never had.
This series g
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Other books in the series

Stern Family Saga (6 books)
  • Art of Seduction (Stern Family Saga, #1)
  • Art of Forgiveness (Stern Family Saga, #2)
  • Art of War (Stern Family Saga, #3)
  • Art of Survival: Part One (A Stern Family Saga Book 5)
  • Art of Survival: Part Two (A Stern Family Saga Book 6)