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My Cruel Salvation

(Fallen Saint #3)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Don’t miss the final exciting and romantic chapter in Devlin and Ellie’s love story.

He’ll keep her safe, no matter the price.

Investigative reporter Ellie Holmes has uncovered billionaire Devlin Saint’s dark and dangerous secrets, and he has both stripped away her protective armor and tamed the wildness within her. Bound by a shared past and the hope of a blissful future, t
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Published May 18th 2021
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Dangerous. The word bursts into my head, co0loring my emotions. He's the danger I've been courting all my life."

Wow! What a way to NOT ease into a nice, sweet ride off into the sunset happily ever after. This story is the true definition of romantic suspense. There's love and there's WTF? I loved every twist and turn, every hill and valley, and most especially every surprise that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Devlin is a broken badass. My favorite kind of character. His past and his pa
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
Ohhh yes! Mr. Devlin Saint is quite the man and I was excited to go back to his world. There is a lot happening in this story and I didn't want to put this book down. There's danger to both Devlin and Ellie, but this time, they're a team and they work together and look out for each other. The danger is always lurking around them and creeping their way. They don't know WHO it is, but because of who Devlin is, they know they have to watch their six. And this only makes them stronger together. I lo ...more
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I was torn whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I wish I can give it 3.5 stars.

Alex always has knew his father was a bad man. He knew from a young age that to overcome his dad he had to become more vicious than him. We have learned this is the previous books. Alex has done some bad things but he also sacrificed to save the one he loved.

This book repeated alot of the same thing from the story line in the past previous books.
It was hard to for it to grab my attention in the beginning. It breaks my he
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Just when we didn’t think that their story could get any more complicated – the rest of the secrets come out. It was only a matter of time but that doesn’t make it any easier to stomach. On a night that should have been something amazing not just for Devlin but for DSF as well, turns into a monster of a night where his identify is leaked, outed and what he’s worked his adult life for is on the end of being ruined.

We know Devlin and Ellie are not the type to shy away from confrontation – they are
Hello again, Devlin Saint – you swoon worthy hot alpha hero!


Devlin and Ellie pick up after the cliff hanger ending of My Beautiful Sin. Most of this story revolves around finding out who leaked the bombshell exposing Devlin’s true identity as Alex Leto, son of the infamous bad guy Wolf. That unveiling results in a few of Devlin’s close associations being murdered in a revenge plot against him. While he and wing-man Ronan are investigating various leads, they come across a pretty significant bet
Sandy S
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars--MY CRUEL SALVATION is the third instalment in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult FALLEN SAINT erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on former police officer turned investigative journalist Ellie Holmes, and billionaire investor Devlin Saint. MY CRUEL SALVATION should not be read as a stand alone as if picks up after the events of book two MY BEAUTIFUL SIN.

SOME BACKGROUND: Ten years after the death of her uncle Peter, former police officer turned investigative journalist Ellie Holmes
FS Meurinne
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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This book concludes the Fallen Saint series, Devlin and Ellie's story. You finally get the answers you needed and uncover all the truths behind the story. This was a story full of suspense, secrets, drama and steam. Devlin is a character you will fall in love with, his past is not easy and comes out to play, while trying to protect Ellie. A great finish to a story that kept me on edge and had me reading non-stop. Bravo 5 stars!

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Franci Neill
5 It All Comes Full Circle Stars!!

Well, this is the end of this newest trilogy by Ms. Kenner and talk about revelations that had my head spinning!! I knew Devlin and Ellie weren’t going to have an easy time getting to their ultimate HEA and let me just tell you, there’s some secrets that come out and machinations of others that truly had me gasping I was afraid that maybe, just maybe it wouldn’t all work the way I wanted it to. But I know Ms. Kenner wouldn’t do that to us so I kept reading a
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Devlin Saint completely swept me away. I love so many of Kenner's characters, but Saint made his way in and got under my skin. I was hooked and a sucker for him. So I can totally relate the spell he has El under. And I suppose vice versa ;)

My Cruel Salvation was the third and final book in the Fallen Saint series. This story has it all!! Yes to romance and chemistry, but to put the cherry on the top, you get the suspense, angst, and all the heart pounding moments. It was almost like watching

Debbie Hanson
Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
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My Cruel Salvation
Fallen Saint #3
J. Kenner

That was a series ending to end all series endings. One again Ms Kenner takes us on a thrilling ride right through the very end. Once again, I find myself saying “ I thought I had it all Sussed out, then boom, everything I thought I knew is wrong, and I’m going in another direction”. Devlin and Ellie have always had a complicated relationship, with secrets, and old lives there are constant surprises, some that aren’t good. But now that Devlin ha
Mom's Guilty Pleasure
May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“ can be ripped away, and pain can go beyond what’s safe. But trust … Trust is the most intimate thing of all.”

...calm before the storm...action pounding chapters...all the emotions are still racing through me as I wrap my head around this story...

“Even if me walking away right this minute could take that target off your back, I wouldn’t go. You’re mine,”

Just a few things that were expertly sprinkled and woven into this amazing read... Contro
Virginia VanSaders
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book and series was out of this world!!

This is the final book of the series for Devlin & Ellie, and what a great story it is. Through all the trials and tribulations Devlin goes through to separate himself from being his father’s son since he takes over the business, everything blows up in his face all the time. But he’s still a dangerous man. Ellie goes through her own trials and tribulations, but there is no denying she can’t get over Devlin, even though she knew him as Alex when they wer
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy to be able to read the next instalment in Devlin and Ellies life and I wasn't disappointed! Back in February book number 2 left me on a cliff hanger and although with this book I was a little concerned I wouldn't remember everything that had happened, as with book 2 Julie Kenner nicely recapped things at the start without me feeling like things were being repeated.

So this book centred on the fact that Devlins secret was out and the world now knows he is The Wolfs son, which puts h
Erin Lewis
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of My Cruel Salvation (Fallen Saint #3) by J Kenner  

I have been waiting for what seems like forever for the conclusion to Devlin Saint and Ellie Holmes’s story. Please note if you haven’t read the previous books then STOP. To really enjoy this story you need to have read the previous two books. Ms. Kenner writes a strong story that drew me in and had me hooked from the first to the last page.

Ellie and Devlin have finally uncovered everything they need to know about one another and
Jackie Wright
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the conclusion to Devlin Saint and Ellie Holmes story and you do need to read the previous books before picking up My Cruel Salvation. I was so excited for this book and it didn’t disappoint, it was everything I expected and so much more, it’s the perfect conclusion.
Devlin and Ellie think they know everything about each other and are looking forward to the future but as you would expect from Ms Kenner there is always another twist, another bump in the road that you don’t see coming. So
May 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is one of the few books by this author that I didn’t really enjoy. I just kept putting it down. This book does wrap up Ellie and Devlin’s story and there are no unanswered questions in the end, which is great. Also the main plot of Devlin and dealing with his past, that story is great. It’s all the extra stuff going on. Some of the extra stuff which makes it a little too over the top for my tastes could have been more streamlined. I found the dialogue, especially when Brandy was involved in ...more
Rhonda Brant
Apr 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this is an author that has been one of my go to authors for some great steamy, exciting books, and I will admit that the first two books in this series didn’t exactly thrill me with keeping my interest, but OMG, this book hits all of the must haves on my list to keep me completely engaged! Devlin and Ellie have finally hit that point in their relationship where they are happy and trust each other, but then the inventible hits and things go south. This story had so many twists and turns in ...more
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, it wrapped everything up perfectly. So, Devlin's secrets are being revealed to more people than he ever wanted, and enemies are coming from all over. And still, you just don't know who to trust. This series has made me suspicious of everyone! Ellie and Devlin have so much heat between them, it breaks up the chaos they're dealing with. I mean, these two are spicy and such a strong pair.

This was action packed, especially the last thirty percent. Things got super crazy and I wa
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
The revelation of Devlin’s father shakes up Devlin and Ellie’s world. There is more scrutiny that they have to face. Add to this more mysterious revelations and attacks on them. Through all of this, we get flashbacks to Devlin’s childhood with his father which I loved since I got a better understanding of everything he endured at the hands of his father. Devlin and Ellie show how well they work as a team and that together they are stronger. The mystery of who is after Devlin kept me guessing and ...more
May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Final Score - 5 Stars!!!

What a conclusion!

I have to say - Nikki & Damien, Jane & Dallas, and now there is Ellie & Devlin. J. Kenner just keeps giving me couples to admire and adore the ends of the Earth and back again. #couplegoals

I was so excited for this book and a bit nervous I wouldn't get to read it in time, but once I started - I couldn't stop! It did not disappoint either. It gave me all that I wanted and questions were answered! And the mystery person? Solved that one after the first 5
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided for honest review***

You need to read the first two books on this series - this is not a stand alone. It is well worth the three book read however!!

Devlin and Ellie’s story comes to a thrilling conclusion in My Cruel Salvation. This series as captured my attention right from the start and even though it feels like I’ve been waiting forever for the last book, that is a good thing. Although months passed between releases, I found myself checking how close answers were. And J Kenne
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is the third book in the Fallen Saint series and it concludes Devlin and Ellie’s story. It is not a standalone and picks up from the previous book. Devlin is doing everything he can to remove himself from his father but with things constantly going awry, it is not that easy especially when he is the man in charge. Ellie is dealing with her own obstacles but she cannot forget the boy she once cared for and is craving Devlin. As the two disclose their feelings about each other, the danger int ...more
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Move over Damien Stark, there's a new heart throb in town. Just when Ellie and Devlin's lives get back on an even keel, there are forces at work to make sure the path will never be smooth. As Ellie and Devlin are on their way for Devlin Saint to receive a humanitarian award, someone decides that now would be the perfect time for Devlin's secret past to be exposed. But instead of causing his downfall, Devlin comes forward with the story of his father, his past and the atrocities that shaped him. ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
When his parentage is leaked right before he is supposed to receive a humanitarian award, Devlin Saint looses more than just the prestige of an award. He looses his safety and puts those in his circle in harms way. With retribution for his sins in the forefront of his father's cronies mind, Devlin needs to keep Ellie safe while at the same time find those who want him dead and end the powerplay once and for all. Will the better man win? Or will Ellie become the bargaining chip that will bring hi ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
My Cruel Salvation by J. Kenner is book Three in the Fallen Saint Series. This continues the story of Devlin Saint and Ellie Holmes. So, you really should start with the previous two books: My Fallen Saint and My Beautiful Sin before starting this one. In addition to that reason, this has been a great series and I would hate for you to miss it. This is one of my go to authors when I am looking for a really great story that takes me into 'their' world. This book will be their path finial path to ...more
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 3 in “Fallen Saint” series.
Devlin Saint and Ellie Holmes have been through so much in their lives. They are finally together after 10 years of separation but, outside enemies and buried secrets are trying to keep them apart. Devlin’s parentage has been revealed/ leaked without warning which paints a target on his and Ellie’s backs by “The Wolfs” former allies and enemies. Devlin doesn’t know how he ever survived so long without Ellie in his life so, they are both done testing fate.
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Alex and Ellie is on there way to a reward show because Alex won for Humanitarian services but it has been leaked that he is the wolf’s son. Everything is going so fast and suddenly he is in danger but most of all Ellie. They know that she is his soft spot and now they want to take away the once he loves. He will do everything to keep Ellie safe and to clear his name. Will he make it or is he going to loose her ? This book was so fantastic and so exciting. I just couldn’t put it down. Another fa ...more
Sharon  in SF
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a thrilling conclusion to Devlin and Ellie's hard fought relationship! Through all the horrors, heartbreak and secrets of their past, they found their way back to one another and fought to regain trust. Devlin held so many deep secrets that you could literally feel a great weight taken off his shoulders whenever El was close at hand.
Someone from his past does not want to see our couple live out their happily ever after, and the threats are coming closer and closer. Just when they think they
Laurie Franco
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What an ending! After his parentage comes out, all he’ll breaks loose and Devlin is trying to do as much damage control as he can. This book has us lose one character I liked and one I liked to hate lol. I will say the “bad guy” was NOT a surprise to me, as I kind of had a feeling that’s where the story was going, but the ending was still phenomenal. Great ending and hope to see more of Devlin, especially since he and Damien have some things in common when it comes to discreetly fighting crime!
Jean Roth
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book of Fallen Saint Series. Do you love drama, romance, suspense, mystery well this book has all that waiting for you.

Devlin and Ellie have gone through everything you could possibly think of, and then some. And there love is even stronger then ever now.

Both of them has loss so much and it's hard to believe there still alive. From house fire, cars chases, kiddnapping, people trying to kill them both or their family and friends. There still fighting strong. I don't think anyth
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New Y

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