My soul is so freaking happy right now! I have been dying waiting for this book! I don’t know how much longer I could have held on!
…I’m being a wee bit dramatic, but what’s new.
A. Zavarelli has done it yet again. Saint (Boston Underground #4) was EVERYTHING! I mean seriously, this chick writes dark romance books like nobodies business. I just FLOVE it!
I’m planning on keeping this one as pretty as possible but don’t be alarmed if I get messy too. If I do get messy, remember that I FLOVE this book and Im not talking shit, I’m just having fun.
Let’s have a quick word for the author before we get going…
When going to war, there are three very simple rules one must abide by.
1.Know thy enemy
2.Be prepared to sacrifice.
3.Always wear good shoes
After all, revenge is a dish best served in stilettos.
I’ve got an eye for it, and nothing’s going to stand in my way.
Not even Rory ‘The Saint’ Brodrick.
He’s a fool if he thinks he can change me. By the time I’m through with him, I’ll make his mafia look like child’s play.
Cross me, Mr. Brodrick?
You better cross your heart and hope to die.
I’m a fighter. A hustler. A mobster.
I’ve seen a few things in my day.
But I’ve never encountered anything like her.
She’s a beauty with a beast of a heart. The poison apple I just can’t resist. And in her trail she leaves a wake of men crawling on their knees.
What she doesn’t know is that I like my women wild.
It only makes it that much more fun to tame them.
**This is a DARK mafia romance. A full-length standalone novel with HEA and no cheating.**
Let’s get messy…
Everybody needs that one friend who is down for whatever and is crazy as fuck. Everybody needs that one friend like Scarlett.
Some girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Some are made of venom and sin. When you open the chambers to their hearts, you’ll find- absolutely nothing within.
We met Scarlett in book one. She was one of Mack’s friends who apparently was a whore and on the streets working every night. But we find out in book three that not only is Scarlett not a whore, she robs men who are out looking for whores.
I knew I like Scarlett when she showed up at Mack’s fight in Crow. That’s when I fight got a glimpse of what a ride or die chick she was.
Scarlett’s life has not been easy, she’s been through a lot of shit. Her history has made her into what some might say a cold hearted bitch. That’s what some might say, I say she’s gangster as fuck and her and I would get along very well.
I don’t want to be a fool. Even a beautiful one.
It’s sad what happened to Scarlett many years ago and it still haunts her to this day and prevents her from moving on. It’s really heart breaking.
Now, Rory! I just couldn’t get enough of him! Rory wanted nothing more but to make Scarlett his. One thing he didn’t realize was how crazy she was and what it would take get Scarlett to stay.
Scarlett’s inner demons haunted her so much that the notion of someone caring for her was not an option.
Rory would get bored with me too, no matter what he tells himself. It’s only the chase that thrills him. And if I wasn’t fucking him over right now, he’d be fucking me over in only a few short months. No question about it. – Scarlett
Scarlett couldn’t be more wrong about Rory. Rory is amaz-balls and she doesn’t even know it. It’s a good thing over time she realizes that he’s not going anywhere and he can care for her in a way nobody else ever has… completely for who she is.
Rory is strong, both mentally and physically. But he has one fatal flaw. And that’s his caring for me. – Scarlett
Overtime, Scarlett starts to discover that she is capable of loving, which she never expected. She also knows that Rory cares for her so much more than she can understand. Does she choose to love him or does she choose to use his love for her, as a way to manipulate Rory? Remember the girl is fucked in the head.
I am in love with Rory! He’s my new book boyfriend! And my new book boyfriend doesn’t tolerate anyone disrespecting any woman he knows.
“This is how it’s like,” I tell him. “Ye came into our establishment. And ye touched one of our women without her permission. And that stripper? She’s also a mother. A damn good one at that. She works her arse off to put food on the table, believe it or not. It’s not for the love of your cock.” – Rory
Did I mention I love Rory? Yassss… a man who stands up for a stripper is always winner in my book. I hate people who talk down on strippers and escorts, it drives me mad. But this is not what made me fall in love with Rory, no that happened the first time he murdered someone for Scarlett.
I reach down and yank the knife from Scarlett’s thigh and I plunge it into his fucking throat, slashing through the artery. – Rory
That’s what the fuck I’m talking about! That is a panty dropping moment. Shit, I might even drop to knees first. 🙂
I know that sounds fucked up, but a man who is willing to murder for me is the sexiest thing ever. But don’t count Scarlett out because she’s just as willing to kill for Rory’s ass too, even if she won’t admit how much she cares for him to herself.
If the road to hell is paved with good intention, then I must be headed straight for heaven. – Scarlett
I’m no good for you. You only get one warning. – Scarlett
There was a shit ton of drama that ensues for Rory and Scarlett. Scarlett doesn’t want to put Rory in danger and at some point realizes that she can’t accomplish what she needs and have Rory too. She tries any and everything she can to push him away. And, OMG, does this girl try. There were moments where I wanted to smack the shit out of her but at the same time, I understood her thought process. I’m just happy that Rory was a strong enough man to understand her too.
As much as I was rooting for Rory and Scarlett, not everyone else was, especially Crow. When shit was going down there was no way Crow was sending Rory into some shit alone. No matter what he stood by his brothers side.
“When one of us goes to war,” Crow says, “we all go to war.”
For all of us Boston Underworld fans, we still get to how close everyone is. I want to be a Mob Wife!!! Like yesterday!!!
In the end Scarlett allows herself to love and be loved. She couldn’t image a life with Rory even if she tried.
All my yesterdays mean nothing if my tomorrows aren’t with you. – Scarlett
This one is a winner for sure. And… wait for it… it’s free on Kindle Unlimited or only 99¢ on Amazon. Go read the damn book and check out my review one the first 3 books.
Crow #1, Reaper #2, and Ghost #3.
Conner makes another appearance in this book and he has grown some balls! What! Yes!
I didn’t get too messy at all. Alright, TTYL!
8 thoughts on “A. Zavarelli Did it Again with Saint (Boston Underground #4) No Surprise Really”
Great review!!! I’ve heard so many good things about this. It’s definitely going on my TBR list.;-)
hey there great review! I have read the other 3 and wasn’t sure about this one but with your review I am putting on my list!
Hey there lady! Thank you. I just feel in love with this series.
I actually loved the series also but heard not great things about this one but after your review i’m totally reading it!
It is a just a little. It different from the others but it brings everything 360.
I just looked at the rest of your blog and I totally said I wish I could be a mobsters wife in one of my posts just the other day haha. I’m totally following your blog!