Title: Imperfect Saint
Series: All Saints Security Series
Author: Jess Bryant
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2019
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ “This one will be a Top Read of 2019 for me. It’s the kind of story you read with a smile on your face & an occasional tear in your eye.” – Michelle Claypot Reads
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ “This book is EVERYTHING!!!! I love all of Jess’s books. Her words make you feel everything …. But this book is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE EVER!!!!!!!” – Becca Whaley
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ “What an honest & real, sweet & swoon worthy, heartbreakingly beautiful read.” – Megan (Goodreads)
Millie Turner is a master at compartmentalizing. She’s put her past in a box and she doesn’t talk, or even think about it. She’s managed to avoid her cheating, lying, manipulative ex-boyfriend for months. Unfortunately, avoidance is no longer an option. Her brother is getting married and his Best Man is none other than the ex that nearly destroyed her.
She doesn’t trust herself to spend an entire weekend in his presence. Not on her own. She needs a date, a distraction, a buffer, someone to keep him away from her… but she never expected her savior to come in the form of a saint.
Hunter St. James has been fascinated by the mysterious Millie since the moment they met. Despite his efforts to get her to open up, she’s kept their relationship strictly professional though. When their boss asks him to act as Millie’s date for a big family event, it seems like the perfect chance to get to know the girl that’s been keeping him at arms-length.
He thought a weekend of playing lovers would be all fun and games but he soon finds out Millie’s more than just mysterious. She has secrets and her picture-perfect façade is just as fake as their relationship is supposed to be. Only the more he learns, the more he wants to know and the less their relationship feels like a lie.
Can Hunter convince Millie to trust him with the truth? And if Millie comes clean about her past, will Hunter still want a future with her? Neither of them is perfect but maybe that’s exactly what makes them perfect for each other.
*Warning – This book contains scenes that could be triggering to some, including discussion of domestic violence situations, and on and off page violence. If you are sensitive to story-lines that involve abusive relationships, please take care when deciding to read this novel. It is important also to note that these scenes do NOT involve the main hero and that our heroine finds her HEA and a healthy relationship with our hero after confronting her past. Still, caution is recommended to avoid triggers for some readers. *
A new sexy bodyguard series with the hunky St. James brothers! I love a good romance suspense and was thrilled to read the start of the series with the peace-keeper, middle brother, Hunter. He’s a former military stud with an easy going personality and serious skills as a security specialist for his older brother’s company. When his boss asks him to escort his crush, Millie, to her brother’s wedding he jumps at the chance to get close to Millie and crack her hard shell of professionalism. She’s closed off for a reason and Hunter wants to know what it is. Millie has a few secrets and needs a “boyfriend” for the wedding but her attraction to Hunter throws her off her game. He just too sexy and his take charge attitude to keep her safe has her falling. I liked to new Mills but the door mat old one was unbelievable for me. Her secrets were fairly obvious and the ex was just blah. I didn’t buy that her family wouldn’t have know what was going on or her reasons for staying so long with the evil ex. Hunter started out great but as the story went on he got into his feelings a little too much for a tough guy and when the ex boyfriend kind of got the best of him I was just about done. Lots of stupid behavior on Millie and Hunter’s parts and repetition in the story. I did like the St. James brothers, the crazy extended family and the All Saints Security group. The romance was sweet and sexy and Hunter was wonderful with Millie. The bodyguard/security part of the story was a letdown but I’m still looking forward to the next story in the series.
Jess Bryant is an avid indoorswoman. A city girl trapped in a country girl’s life, her heart resides in Dallas but her soul and roots are in small town Oklahoma. She enjoys manicures, the color pink, and her completely impractical for country life stilettos. She believes that hair color is a legitimate form of therapy, as is reading and writing romance. She started writing as a little girl but her life changed forever when she stole a book from her aunt’s Harlequin collection and she’s been creating love stories with happily ever afters ever since.
Jess holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is a lifetime supporter of her school and athletic teams. And why not? They have a ton of National Championships! She may be a girlie girl but she knows her sports stats and isn’t afraid to tell you that your school isn’t as cool as hers… or that your sports romance got it all wrong.
For more information on Jess and upcoming releases, contact her at JessBryantBooks@gmail.com or follow her on her many social media accounts for news and shenanigans.