My Darling Arrow; St. Mary’s Rebels #1
(A standalone within a series)
by: Saffron A. Kent
This unrequited, doomed love story completely put a spell on me. I was enraptured by the intense story of Arrow and Salem, so totally addicted to the poetic words that Saffron Kent wrote that I was slain over and over again by this heartbreaking book until she put me back together again.
Salem has secretly loved her sister’s boyfriend, Arrow, for eight years. Eight years that she harbored the shameful secret in which she feels has warped her witchy heart. You see, not only does Salem believe her name is witchy, but her eyes turn up in a witchy way, and her heart is twisted to love someone else’s love. Only a witchy person could do these things and fate her to a doomed unrequited love.
The deep given grief over the state of Salem’s fate, from the very start of the book, is heavy. The remorse over her feelings, over the state of her doomed life is felt so deep, it is an ache that she carries with her throughout the entire story. A constant ache that she wears like armor, but one that Arrow is drawn to when he returns back home.
You see, Arrow has always been a perfectionist. A person with high ambition that never strayed from distraction. However, his life has currently imploded and his perfectly crafted life is out of alignment. He’s angry, he’s volatile, and he’s drawn to Salem’s presence. He doesn’t understand it, but he’s willing to take her imperfections, her very essence and wring her until she’s dry and he feels normal again.
Resigned to her fate, a fate given to her by her birth name, Salem gives herself to Arrow for however long he will have her. She does everything not out of spite, or revenge, or unkindness. She truly sees herself as having only one purpose in life and that is to fill in the cracks of Arrow’s life. She wants him whole. She wants him fulfilled. She wants her Arrow back.
What neither of them realize is that Salem originally fell for a completely different man. The Arrow she gets to know now has worldly experiences and time on his side. They both want to get back to something before, but as they come together (combustible, gorgeous, and decadently) they are becoming so much more.
My Darling Arrow is intense from the beginning to end and the story will stick with me for a long time to come.
I shouldn’t be writing this.
It’s not as if I’m ever going to send you this letter and there are a million reasons why.
First of all, I was sent to St. Mary’s School for Troubled Teenagers – an all-girls reform school – as a punishment for a petty, totally inconsequential crime. Not to ogle the principal’s hot son around the campus.
Second of all, you’re a giant jerk. You’re arrogant and moody and so cold. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t even like you.
But strangely your coldness sets me on fire.
The way your athletic body moves on the soccer field and the way your powerful thighs sprawl across that bike of yours, make me go inappropriately breathless.
But that’s not the worst part.
The worst part is that you, Arrow Carlisle, are not only the principal’s hot son.
You also happen to be the love of my sister’s life.
And I really shouldn’t be thinking about my sister’s boyfriend or rather fiancé (I overheard a conversation about the ring that I shouldn’t have.)
Now if I can only stop writing you these meaningless letters that I’ll never send and you’ll never read…
NOTE: This book is a standalone and DOES NOT contain cheating.