Filthy dirty shag fest, and taking down some bad guys too!
If you’ve read the first two books in this series, Resurrection and Rebellion, you know this is a reverse harem romance between one girl, Harlow (a.k.a. Lo) and four members of The Sainthood. It is every bit as steamy as the first two books and more. Harlow is in love with all four guys and they each love her, and two of the guys are even attracted to each other. So there is a lot of love going around. This book is sizzling hot and I would give it a heat index of more than 5 flames if 5 wasn’t the limit. Either way it is scorching hot and definitely lives up to all five flames 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.
There are also triggers in this book. We know that Saint’s father Sinner is the leader of the Sainthood and he is engaged to Harlow’s mother Giana. Sinner has given her bruises in the past but Giana insists she is fine and can take care of herself. We also know from the last book that Sinner has taken Lo into the Sainthood but she has yet to be initiated. Sinner planned to take Harlow for himself and share her with some of the Sainthood board members as her initiation but there was an emergency at the time so he had yet to make that happen but still plans on it.
There was a lot going on in this book in addition to all the steamy scenes. There was a lot of action since Harlow and the guys were still trying to bring Sinner and the corrupt guys in the Sainthood down. They are being helped by Diesel, who is the guy that Harlow’s father trusted who has been training her for combat since the time when she was kidnapped by Sinner at 13 years old. Lo has had a physical relationship with Diesel in the past so it is funny to see how possessive and jealous Saint gets around Diesel.
Saint doesn’t just get possessive around Diesel but really any other guy as well, like Harlow’s friend from school and Bryant Eccleston, the guy who is working with the Sainthood while spying on his old crew the Arrows. There are also a few times when Harlow is outrageously possessive of her guys as well. I am not sure that I like those scenes though. I don’t mind if a girl is as possessive as a guy, but Lo gets downright gang banger street chick with some girls and it isn’t a good look for a woman. I realize they are only 18, but still it is one thing to be strong and stand up for yourself and another to act like a total thug and beat down on someone for making the mistake of hitting on your guy.
Those few scenes aside, I really liked the storyline about bringing down Sinner Lennox. He is shown more than once to be cruel, ruthless and an utter waste of space on this planet so it is a great story. The character development is terrific, even for the supporting characters. Though especially the main characters. The four love interests each have their own backgrounds and characteristics.
Saint is the leader of their group of five and the son of Sinner (Neo Lennox). He grew up without a mother, told by Sinner that she abandoned him as a baby because she never wanted him. Though Sinner never showed any love for him. Galen is his cousin and Galen’s mother is an alcoholic and drug addict who constantly retreats from the world. He has to spend all his money paying for her home and upkeep and has to keep a full-time nurse to take care of her.
Theo was Harlow’s boyfriend years ago prior to joining the Sainthood, so they have a deep connection. His parents disowned him when he joined the Sainthood even though he has kept up his grades and hasn’t gotten into any legal trouble. Caz is the happy go lucky guy of the bunch and he is bisexual. Though all four guys are in love with Harlow and vice versa, Caz has the hots for Theo. Theo has only ever been with women but is interested in Caz as well, though tormented about it. So there are a lot of hot looks and a bunch of sexual tension between those two. I really enjoyed this book and the entire series. I will probably read it again at some point.