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Wicked Saint

(Sinners and Saints #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  2,976 ratings  ·  372 reviews
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 on
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published January 2020
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
I’ll just say that I can’t believe I actually even finished it and leave it at that.
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was ok

So this one is tough. I liked this one for what it was (a “bully” romance) and I understand what that entails. The problem really occurs at about 80%. The story was good. He had come around and realized that he just wanted her and had feelings for. The issue is that he is a fake person and lacking the confidence to be himself, it wasn’t really a turnoff until the next part. The day after she gives him her virginity, she shows up at school and he is in a big crowd showing off with his friends
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
Why can’t book boyfriends make mistakes like regular guys?

I went into this book with a few preconceived notions after reading some bad reviews and was actually quite pleasantly surprised that the bully in this one turned out to be such a great guy. I find it hard to believe that some reviewers have such a hard time attributing lifelike thoughts and actions to characters in books and always make things out to be social commentary on how men treat women.

So if a guy in a book is mistreating a woma
Tears Of Venus
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Wicked Saint - 1.5 smh ⭐️s
Tempting Devil - 5 🖤 ⭐️s

*schedules doctor’s appointment because my eyes are stuck to the back of my head*

Also, he called her sweetheart 41 times.


After subjecting myself to this

And in case you’re wondering

*eyes Devlin & Blair's book*

Feb 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
Thank you Enticing Journey for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Wicked Saint
By: Veronica Eden

I always try my best to find redemptive qualities in unlikable characters and the stories containing them therein. Wicked Saint crossed a line for me personally that should never be crossed. The story is a high school bully romance, and the synopsis was intriguing. The heroine, Gemma, has endured an attack and almost rape in the past c
Phuong ✯
#1 Wicked Saint ↠ 1.5 stars
#2 Tempting Devil ↠ 4 stars
#3 Ruthless Bishop ↠ 2.75-3 stars

Are bully romances getting more ridiculous by the year or is my tolerance level for BS just getting lower? (Don't answer, I know it's the latter)

This book is about Lucas Saint (H), the popular jock and king of the school and Gemma Turner (h), the new girl in school and a loner. Gemma has to pick her twin brother Alec from a party where Lucas mistakes her for someone else and kisses her. After that one kiss he
Rachel (LoverofTBR)
3 ‘Lancelot’ 🌟

Lucas Saint fights dirty. I’m going to have to sink to his level to fight back.

Wicked Saint was a typical NA bully romance.
An asshole misunderstood hero? ✔
A strong fierce heroine? ✔
Unnecessary OW drama to build plot? ✔
Asshole hero surrounded by more asshole friends? ✔
Misunderstanding trope? ✔

The story consists of Gemma, a new girl in town, who doesn’t fit in the popular crowd like her twin brother, Alec, does. Enter Lucas who becomes Gemma’s entitled tormentor after they kiss
Dora Koutsoukou
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it
3 🤔😦😔⭐️s

A YA bully romance read, well written and paced.
Overall, I wasn’t fond of Lucas, whose behaviour was inappropriate and inconsistent with his feelings.
One day he was loving and tender and the next a total arsehole who went away too far after he had sex with Gemma.
The ending was very short and rushed.
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
This was painful, and I mean it pained me to read this.
Out of all the characters in the book, the author couldn't make one person likeable. Like wtf is that?

Heroine: Gemma - doormat, doormat, sad doormat. She lets her brother's bff almost rape her, and she still begs for her brother's affections even though he took the almost rapists side. Girl, get a EFFING CLUE!

The brother: Alec, you don't deserve a sister, and a twin at that? You should have the family card taken from you!

The hero: Lukas? Luc
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was in a way like many of these "bully" romance books that I´ve read and mostly often enjoy. I did really like it even though it didn´t have anything "new" to it from other similiar books, but still good.
I must say that I´m really looking forward to read the story that comes after this one. I will be waiting for it.
❦ jazmin
“I really am some twisted king, keeping the kidnapped princess in a pretty cage.”

This was a decent book, but it was pretty similar to a lot of other NA High School series that are out there already. The first 60% was pretty much the same stuff that happens in all books like these, so I definitely enjoyed the rest of the book more.

I started this series for DevlinBlair so I didn’t have many expectations for LucasGemma. They were fine, nothing special but not bad either. But one this I want to
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
It's an alphahole high school bully romance.
The guy is a uber rich, jock, ruler-of-the-school, but deep down misunderstood jerk.
The girl is not "popular"... she's artsy... she's not catering to anyone... she has had bad past experiences with guys... etc.
She likes to "think" she doesn't take crap from anyone, but, of course, she does.
There are large plot holes as with most of these privileged high school bully romances.
(ie. parents are somehow never home... raging teen parties where no one in the
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Audiobook review. I knew going into this that the hero would do things that were going to make me mad. I live for that and Lucas lived up to the expectation. Gemma was great in the beginning. She went against the grain and stood up for herself despite a traumatic experience. However, I felt that giving in the way she did changed her.

By the end of the book, after the major climax, there was very little left of that strong heroine she started out as. Lucas had yet to truly grow in his development
Feb 16, 2020 rated it did not like it

Wow I couldn’t even finish this book. Shame on this author. You take a girl who was almost raped and then harassed enough to make her move to multiple schools BUT make her totally okay with the ‘hero’ assaulting her and kidnapping her (he calls it a prank - her brother even went along with it). AND you make it to where she has no issue whatsoever with it and likes it???? Gross
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
I want to cry, the hero was dumbass and heroine was weak. Best couple ever. I count 'CR-V' 20 times mentioned here. Well i knew what brand Gemma's car is. I didn't need to reminds it every single time right? And at least 33 times Lucas called Gemma "sweetheart"? YES Lucas, YES SHE IS YOURS. ...more
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
I had really low expectations going into this, first because it's absolutely littered with 1-star reviews, and second because everyone assured me the second book is WAY better. I actually only planned to read this one as a precursor to book 2, because the hero and heroine from that book have some interactions in this one and I didn't want to miss any of the backstory to their relationship.

At 15% into this book, I was still eyerolling hard. It seemed like it was shaping up to be the usual uber-cl
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 4.5

This was an incredible read. I loved the story. This was a bully romance story between Gemma Turner, our heroine and Lucas Saint, our hero. Their story began with bullying, which then turned into love and romance. Gemma is the new girl in town and has a twin brother, Alec. She was sassy, feisty and fought back against Lucas’s bullying. Lucas is the golden boy at the high school, who is entitled, and cocky. However, as the story continues, we start to see the gentle side to his
I'm gonna be honest I felt disconnected with Gemma & Lucas no matter how dirty talker Lucas is, it isn't working.

I feel like Lucas characterization are overplayed, he's hot and cold, ultra possessive and a jerk bully, thinking that
he's one of those guys God gift to women!🙄

I'm just so disappointed on Gemma how easily she forgiven him after that bullshit he did. No grovelling or whatsoever!

The only part of the book that i liked so much was the bonus Epilogue.
in the beginning i thought gemma was going to be one of my favourite heroines but i guess i was wrong. she did stand up for herself but gradually with time, she started being fine with things that weren’t acceptable and didn’t even confront lucus clearly about those.

most importantly i didn’t feel their connection. like at all. it was just him bullying her... i wanna know when he fell for her and not when he started lusting over her chile...
Feb 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
I've read a lot of bully romances, and this it's not 1 of them. Lucas was nothing but a narcissistic asshole. ...more
When I read the description for this book, I was wondering what the triggering part would be. Now this does deal with sexual assault as a triggering portion.

I was surprised how these characters were written with the added caution of the trigger warning. It took me a bit to get used to the character of Lucas. After realizing what happened to Gemma like in the first two chapters, I was just surprised how Lucas was throughout most of the book. It just seemed contradicting with the entire reason Ge
Ashley Barry
Sep 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ashley by: Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
I wish I had a bit more to say about this book than I do. It was a cute new adult, and all of the tropes within it were pretty standard.

Popular, rich football player becomes interested in the new girl and bullies her when she doesn’t fall in line. Cue an obvious power struggle between the two, add in a few male friends for the guy and a single female friend for the girl, plus one creepy guy, a bet, and you’ll get this story.

It definitely had a few more feel-good vibes to it than a typical new ad
I didn’t want to read this at first because I just wanted to get to devlinblair. I don’t regret reading this though, it wasn’t all that bad. Lucas and Gemma have their cute moments and I liked Gemma’s fiery spirit. I didn’t really like Lucas that much other than when he opened up to Gemma. I wish we got more insight on his love for architecture though because I found that interesting. It was only brought up in one of Lucas’ chapters and ended up being brushed aside for most of the story.

Kayla Brunson
I know, I know. This book is problematic, full of toxic masculinity, and girl hate. But I like trash books and this entertained me.

I liked our main character, Gemma. She was so snarky and was not afraid to stand up for herself. She went through some things in her past that left her with trauma and mistrust about guys. You couldn't help but root for her. Her brother pissed me off. He knows what she went through in the past but only cared about himself. He never once stuck up for her when the whol
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Wicked Saint by Veronica Eden is a new story by a new to me author.

This is a high school bully romance where you definitely question whether there's any good in the leading man for a while. And you also question whether the leading lady should have her head checked for falling for him. But then again I think that's also a good sign of a well written bad boy or anti-hero. And it's one of the things you come to expect from this romance trope.

This story had a pretty solid plot and flow to it. I f
Veronica Eden
Feb 09, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Wicked Saint, Sinners and Saints #1 - A Dark New Adult High School Bully Romance

Wicked Saint is the first of four interconnected enemies to lovers stories in the Sinners and Saints Series.

If you like weak pushover heroines and nice guys this one ain't for you, but if you dig strong women and smug antiheroes, then you're in the right place! Hold onto your hearts, because these guys aren't above stealing.

Each book is part of a series but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Sinners and Saints series:
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was basically just a typical na book. I didn’t feel connected to Gemma nor Lucas at all - they didn’t seem to have any connection other than sexual tension and their need to constantly attack one another.

The main premise of the book is the “boys rule the school” trope which is so overdone and tired now I think we need to put it to rest. The second half of the book was slightly better than the first but overall it was over dramatic and boring.
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it

tws: sexual assault (referenced throughout and graphic towards the end)

kinda nothing new to the na bully romance genre, but i'll give it the benefit of the doubt for the non-doormat heroine, commentary on sexual assault culture, and kinda soft romance
✨ Lucy ✨
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so good. Definitely one of the best dark new adult high school bully romance books I've read so far .
I loved Lucas , his need to control everything and everyone around him .
His ability of obtaining whatever he wants . Nothing can go past him and when Gemma arrived he was proven wrong.
Gemma was determined to walk unnoticed through all her senior year, but everything changed once the king spotted his queen . There was no way he would have let her fly away.
I enjoyed so much all about
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Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.

She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. S

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