Gods & Monsters
by Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018
an artist. She was his muse.To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil’s spawn, a boy who never should
have been born. A monster.To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts
and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates
before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.
Despite her family’s warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met
in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn’t.
Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.
Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.
But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of
choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those
mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.
NOTE: This is NOT a paranormal or a priest romance.
Gods & Monsters was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018, and truthfully, going in I had no idea what this story would entail. All I knew was that Saffron A. Kent had a fan in me after falling in love with The Unrequited—I loved everything about that book and her writing! So after the blurb release for Gods & Monsters, she seriously captured my attention.
“The weird phenomenon that happens when we’re around each other has only grown. It’s like our senses are fused.”
This book was a lot of things I wasn’t expecting. It was emotional, forbidden, and had some dark undertones that threw me in a slight tailspin. It also had the off the charts heat that we’ve come to expect from Saffron!
“Our kind of love. A love that is the stuff of legend. A love that people will write stories about years after we’re gone.”
Gods & Monsters is told in three parts. If you were to ask me which part was my favorite, it’d hands down be Part 1. It was pure innocence, curiousness, longing, and acceptance between a young Abel and Evie. We get to see their friendship blossom into more, and Saffron did such a wonderful job conveying those young angsty feels through her words.
“Loving Abel like this is not a sin. Loving Abel Adams might be the purest and truest thing I’ll ever do.”
Gods & Monsters was a beautiful coming of age story of heartbreak, healing, and redemption. This story wasn’t an easy read at times. Abel and his Pixie’s love was the furthest thing from easy, so telling it, or reading it won’t and shouldn’t be easy. Saffron has easily become one of my favorite romance authors who throws the taboo or forbidden into her stories. She does an incredible job with turning those lack luster or frowned upon topics into brilliance.
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after, the butterflies and the tingling. But she also believes in edgy, rough
and gutsy kind of love. She believes in pushing the boundaries, darker
(sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.
The kind of love she writes about is flawed just like her characters. And she
hopes by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as she does.
Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.
She is represented by Meire Dias of Bookcase Agency