Slay Ride (Saint Brothers Book 1) by Davidson King

SLAY RIDE introduces us to the Saint Brothers in this dark yet heartfelt holiday romance. Get ready for a past paced thrilling tale of two people fighting for love under not so easy circumstances. 

From the blurb:

Christmas is a time for joy, family, and friends to gather around the tree and fill their hearts with love. Unfortunately, there are some people who don’t deserve happiness during the holidays.

Mason keeps to himself. His best friend, JJ, is the only one he chooses to be close to, plus his job keeps him busy. Excitement isn’t something he needs or wants in his life. One night, that all changes when he’s cornered, and his life is threatened. His saviors? Well, they turn out to be just as dangerous, and the mysteries surrounding them soon flip Mason’s world upside down.

Gabe and his brothers spend their lives making sure those who deserve death get what’s coming to them. The one person they never see coming is Mason. What for them should have been a simple rescue turns into even more chaos than they ever thought possible.

Enter the Saint brothers’ dark and twisted world on a slay ride that will have you on the edge of your seat, swooning for the bad boys, and trying to survive the fall of revenge.

**This was originally a short story that was part of the Christmas Anthology O Deadly Night Vol 1. It has since been expanded to a full-length novel. No Cliffhanger!

Molly Otto's Review:

When you are looking for an author to write morally gray characters with high paved action and unfathomable love when they find your person, Davidson King delivers every time.

The Saint Brothers are so caring for each other, it is no surprise that once they find their match, they will do anything and everything to protect them. They just have a deep, beautiful, caring bond. I need to see more from this family! Yes, there are still all the beautiful, dark, and twisted people. Non-stop action, but this story has an underlying sweetness to it as well.

Is Slay Ride your typical Christmas story? No. Is this a Davidson King style Christmas story? Yes. So just go in knowing its darkness mixed with love.

Rating: 5 Stars

Lori C's Review:

Mason is a loner, with the exception of his best friend JJ. After his parents died, JJ’s family took him in and cared for him. Now, as an adult of means, he owns his apartment and works at his favorite place: Books and Bistro. JJ convinces him to go out to a Christmas party, and that is where the story all begins. He meets Gabe at the bar and waits for him, but he never returns. As he gets to his car, he is accosted and dragged into an alley. Before the worst can happen, Gabe and his brothers rescue him. That saying out of the frying pan and into the fire, well, that gives you a hint of what is to come. 

Why did I like this story? What makes it worth reading if the trigger warnings make you pause? I liked the element of vengeance that Davidson King wove through the story. Mason was saved before he was raped and by Gabe, his hotty from the club. His would be attackers? Well, they won’t be doing that again. Did he know what this would bring him? Nope, he was not prepared for the ride that was to come. I think that intensity and suspense of what could happen is what drew me in. In real life, there is no tit for tat, the bad guys often get away with their awful behavior, and the innocent get squished and hurt. Yet in Slay Ride, we get the alternate version. The bad guys get what they deserve, and the Saint brothers? Well, you’ll just have to read for yourself. I’m glad I read past the tw’s, I found a gem worth reading and rereading. Slay Ride gave me a sense of peace by the time it was over.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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