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Meet the infamous Ross, black sheep of the family and bully extraordinaire.

I drink too much, smoke too much, screw around. I've hurt people, been in and out of prison. I'm a bastard, a beast. I'm a bundle of joy.

I mean, my own dad tried to kill me, what does that tell you?

Then again, my dad did kill my mom, so maybe it isn't just me. Who the hell knows. The world sucks and
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ebook, 441 pages
Published November 25th 2019
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Dilek VT
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first Jo Raven book and I will most certainly read more from her

As far as I know, this is a stand-alone book but this book’s hero was mentioned about in Wild Men series, as he is the half-brother of the two heroes in that series. I didn’t read that series and I didn’t feel as if I was missing anything but now that I like Ms. Raven’s writing, I may try that series

Ok, so let’s talk about this book: NO SAINT.



Ross was a bully at school and Luna was one of his targets. He didn’t do
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Anna Valsa
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars
A little tiring with all the drama, but it was very good story.
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Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I'm not actually sure where to start with this one. I both liked it and didn't like it and talk about a confusing emotion for me.

First, this is my first Jo Raven book. Nifty, right?

You definitely can read this as a standalone and not have any idea what went on before. That gives this a huge mark in the pro column for me. That said, maybe it would be necessary so you have some sort of emotion about Ross before the book. I don't know. But keep
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Lisa
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh man. I've been waiting what feels like forever for this book. I was so curious what kind of story Ross would have, and man he is rock bottom. Having the heroine as a former bully victim of his is surprising and not, considering he's kind to no one so who else could it be?
I was totally sucked into the writing and cried some. This was really good. Emotional and hot, with some surprises and a hard to redeem hero.
Duetro
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the few "bully romance" books I've read that didn't leave me horribly rage-filled in the end. I have really high standards for grovelling in these types of books, and I rarely if ever read one where I think the bully has earned forgiveness.

With Ross, the poor dude spends the entire book getting the shit kicked out of him. He's still in their small town, having alienated almost everyone. Because of that, he can't shop at the local drug store; the guy who runs it is the father of one of the
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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Between 4 & 4.5 Stars.
I have been a huge fan of this author for a very long time. It needs to be said because I might be a little biased. She hasn't written a book that I didn't love. Her heroes are so damaged and broken. Their pasts are some of the most horrific I’ve ever read. Jo Raven is not afraid to cross boundaries. Her books are not for you if you're looking for a sugary read. I guarantee your heart will break and you will be so angry. So, so angry for what her heroes have suffered.
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Tasha Talks Books Blog
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story of Ross and Luna, totally took my heart and soul and ran with it. If you are easily broken this is not the book for you. If you do not like some triggers, this may not be the book for you. If you are looking for an author who is consistent with just taking you to another world and making you feel like you have never felt before. If you do not mind reading a story that is about real shit and can make you want to jump through the mf'ing book and f someone up... This is totally the book ...more
Erika
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure what to think about this. I hate enemies to lovers books, I hate bullying stories, I never understand how you can fall in love with someone who has hurt you so much. And I hate Jo Raven because I really loved this book! I was expecting something different, I thought I would find a Ross willing to change, meeting a new girl, I didn't expect one of his victims, and somehow, it actually works.

Luna is a strong character, she was hurt, but she is also a smart woman with a good head over
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Barbara
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW what a story. The author gave us the perfect mix of emotions with this one. I am not a fan of books that Bully as I don’t condone it at all, which of course Ross is. As I read along, I learned his actions were a direct result of his upbring. But still I had little empathy for him. But when the one girl that he troubled the most, could see some good in him, I knew I was missing something. Boy was I right. This was not an easy story for me to read, as the main characters were so broken and ...more
Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
Ross, Ross, Ross, Ross, ROSS. This man! Oh my goodness. I have followed Ross through Jo Raven’s stories since his first appearance and I didn’t like him. We kept following him, seeing him pop up from time to time and a little more was shown to his personality, I started to feel intrigued by him. By the end of Dark Child, I needed more. I am SO so happy Ross got to tell his story, and let me tell you, he broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. Oh this guy is so broken!! Like seriously, so ...more
Susanne Scott
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s great to have Jo Raven back. Her writing is so raw and real and you can’t help but be drawn in. I’ve followed the story of Ross throughout all the previous books he’s been in and I have to admit that I never in my wildest dreams thought I could change my opinion of him and find myself rooting for him to get the girl and to make the change to improve himself. That is a total credit to Jo and her amazing writing. It’s also a really great life lesson to never judge someone solely on their ...more
Megan
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"Once you've made up your mind about something, once you've believed it. Knowing the truth, can it change the past?"

It's been awhile since I've read a Jo Raven book (I know there is something wrong with me ) and I forgot how beautifully broken and honest her characters are; how she gets you right in all your feels every single time & No Saint was no different. From beginning to end you feel every single thing that these two go through. Every emotion (good or bad), the grief, the guilt, the
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Alicia Harrietha
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jo Raven always seems to know it out of the park for me and No Saint is No Exception. I was a bit jaded on Ross at first, he was a menacing man that bullied and didn't give a single care in the world to anything or anyone. HE even did the most damage to Luna and yet through it all she saw the best in him and pushed him to start seeing the better man inside himself. Luna is a super strong heroine in this book and I really appreciated that. She too has been broken and together her and Ross try and ...more
Cali Gals
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lovely read that stays true to Ms Raven’s style of writing. Yes I am addicted too it. She definitely keeps the angst high and tortures our hero. Add the amazing and beautiful heroine you get a true story about redemption. It also keeps the right about of sexy. Wink. Happy Reading.
Anita
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's been a long time coming for this story and it was well worth the wait! I have been addicted to Jo Raven's books since I first started reading them at the beginning of 2017. I love her writing and am looking forward to her future books!!!
Kristina Simkins
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! The author done a fabulous job with this one. The details and emotions she used were amazing. No Saint is a dark and heart wrenching story this will pull at every single one of your heartstrings.

He and his friends bullied Luna in high school. He had his reasons and even he knows they were stupid and not an excuse and didn’t make what he did right. She left town because of her bullies only to return three years later to find out so much has changed, the biggest one being that Ross is now the
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Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
Big on angst, this enemies to lovers story will tug at your heart strings and make you full head over heels with the bad boy. Ross is a complicated mass of emotions that will bite if anyone gets near. Luna is like a moth to the flame, curious and empathetic to the broken man she now meets when retuning home after being driving away by his nasty actions.

The myriad of feelings felt, hits both characters with great force and their story proved to be captivating, emotional tug of war. I felt their
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Alicia
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 blisteringly bright stars for this fabulous book! It is an epic story of the power of love and redemption, of the depths to which a person can sink when they hate themselves. It caught me up immediately as I had no idea how Jo was going to bring about the changes in Ross that would make him, even vaguely, acceptable. But, my goodness, she does. He truly suffers for his ascension from the hell of his past and present in order to find a way out into the light. And Luna is the key, the light.
I
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Fran Zoch, LSoR
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love how Jo Raven has her men who are not all good and perfect her guys are tortured, souls who need the good thing in their lives which ends up being a good woman and in this one we have Ross the bully who is now the one being bullied and then he has Luna she was one of his bullying victims and then turns into the one person who Ross needs more than anyone else
Victoria pearce
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My favourite book so far this year. Definitely a must read.
Ana Rita
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't describe how I was feeling when I started reading this book. It was a mix of emotions all at once. On one hand, I was happy and delighted to have another book from this author but on the other hand, I was nervous. But don't negatively see this.
I was nervous because of the main character. If you had read The Wild Men series, the 5 books published until now you can imagine how I was feeling but if not I advise you to read them first. You won't regret it.
Jo Raven has given me some of the
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Jessy
DNF @ 55%

Yes, I'm rating 3 stars a book I DNFed. Just hear me out.

I was a bit hesitant going into this book, because I'm not a fan of bully romance AT ALL. In my opinion they usually glorify/romanticize abusive behaviour and I just don't understand the heroines panting after guys who were so horrible to them (see my reviews for Never Sweeter, Bully and Vicious).

However, this was not my problem with this book, as we're never actually shown the bullying the heroine suffered at hero's hands. And
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Cassie May
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
Getting a new Jo Raven book after what the author went through in the last year felt like an early Christmas present. I admit, my heart already beat for Ross ever since we learned about his past in Dark Child. Nevertheless this book can be read as standalone and I promise, you'll enjoy it.
This book ripped me a part in the very best way a book can rip someone apart. More than once did I shed real tears which is highly unusual for me while reading
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Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex – 3.5 / 5
How explicit are the sex scenes – 4 / 5
Story – 5 / 5
Overall: – 5 / 5

WOW!

I am in complete awe right now, and I’m trying to figure out how No Saint is the first book that I’ve read from author Jo Raven. Seriously! This book rocked, and let me tell you, I ignored everything that I needed to do. I even stayed up way too late and finished it in a day, and it was worth every yawn the following day!

No Saint tells the story of Ross and Luna, and I loved every minute of it. I have
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Fictional Bookboyfriends -Lainey
Jo has done it again with another Heartbreaking, Angst filled emotional Love story.

Wow, what a roller coaster of a ride NO SAINT took me on,
So Many emotions were felt during this read. My heart broke so many times but Jo mended it every time.

Ross was a someone I loved to hate in previous books, he was a bully that took pleasure in humiliating others. He wanted Luna but needed for anyone in his path to feel the mental or physical agony he lived with on a daily basis and it gave him Pleasure to
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Louise
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven't read a Jo Raven book for about a year and I had totally forgotten just how badly she can torment her boys. I have read a lot of books and I honestly think Jo torments like no other author.
I wasn't sure how she was going to sell me on Ross but she sure turned him from bully to break my heart in no time. Even knowing this is a work of fiction I still can't help but hurt for Ross and the life he endured and while I don't condone bullying at all you can kind of forgive him.
I really
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Lofty
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4*
Luna has returned home after 3 years however she was not looking forward to it after the bullying that caused her to leave.
Ross was always the towns mean bully head of the gangs never knowing the childhood he had was the main cause of this.
He can’t believe it when Luna returned to town, he’s not the person he was before but people never forget.
I loved how Luna still had such a good heart & was quick to defend her own.
Ross was certainly not the person I expected and felt the story portrayed
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Renee Mancini
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the book but did anyone else get skeeved out that he never got a shower? I mean yeah he cleaned himself in the river but idk. And then when he had that wad of cash toward the end...like why didn’t you use some of that to turn the water on. I GET he didn’t care for the house bc of his Dad...but at least pay the water bill to get cleaned...then sleep on the porch if you have to. Ughh idk I just was grossed out every time they had sex and knew he was dirty like 95% of the time.
Rebecca Ann
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No Saint grabs your heart and holds it tight, has all the feels through Ross and Luna's internal battles with themselves and each other. As they finally find their happiness you can't help but smile! Well written from beginning to end, Jo knocked it outta the park! And the prequel, King of Bullies, she'd some great light and perspective to the start of their journey!
Stacy Jo
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Why why do you do this to me?!? Love love love and I really hated Ross for sooo long!!!! Now Finn? And I have so many guesses who he is!! I can’t wait girly!!
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