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 and Monsters was my first book to review this year and I was so honored to have been able to receive a copy from Saffron Kent. All of her books I have read in the past were so emotional and five stars, so I knew this one would be just as amazing.
We start off with Evie and Abel being introduced at the beginning as young school age kids. Both of them do not have the best home lives and they quickly turn to each other for comfort and love. The town they live in labels Abel as the town “Monster” because of who is parents are. But Evie befriends him any way and feels quite sad for him since he has no friends and no one wants to be around him. As the young couple ages into young adults they are still so in love with each other and at times have to struggle to make very grown up decisions. While reading this book you see their love grow and grow into obsession with each other, which is not always a good thing. They both have to struggle with demons of their past while also thinking of their future together.
Both Evie and Abel are some of my favorite characters and ones I will not soon forget. The reader gets so invested in their relationship and there were times I was yelling at my kindle because of what this couple has to go through. You can tell Saffron really writes from the heart and her characters are unique. This book was so much more than just a love story, it is also a story about relationships, and the ups and downs of loving someone you are told not to love. And in the end it is also a story about loving yourself. Saffron will continue to be one of my top favorite authors and I am so happy she wrote this beautiful story for all to read.
of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World. Saffron is a big believer in love (obviously). She believes in happily ever
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.
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