REVIEW – Zel (Deviants & Saints #1) by Shantaye Brown

Book Title - Zel (Deviants & Saints #1)

Author - Shantaye Brown

Stars - 5

Buy Link – AMAZON

This is not your typical love story. The questionable 'heroine' is not the victim, she's the bad-guy you'll probably love and hate... Depends on your sanity.

Asher stalked her because there was something about her that was undeniable, she's a mystery and he's drawn to her like nothing else, but nothing could prepare him for what he found.

Zel makes people's problems go away. She's cynical, aggressive and has no regard for human life, but when Asher crosses her path he becomes a problem she couldn't possibly 'make go away' as easy as the others.

Asher finds himself in way too deep when the lives of everyone he loves is threatened and he has to play the willing captive to keep them safe.

Zel has her own problems, someone wants her dead and they're not shy about it. They both won't be safe until she gets to them first.

Secrets unfold, lies are told and sacrifices are made. Consequences be damned.

Warning: Extreme violence, graphic sex, filthy Jamaican language and an overly aggressive and possessive heroine 18+



Wow where to start with this book? The minute you start reading you are placed right in the action with no explanation which just makes you keep reading I read this book in about 2 days it had me that hooked on the story. Although you start right in the action you don't find out what really happens in the beginning until further into the book and that just leads to even more unanswered questions. This book is about Asher who is an athlete who runs track and Zelina who is a hired killer. The two most unlikely people to ever end up together. Asher sees Zel at a diner where she is working a job and he becomes so obsessed with her that he even starts stalking her by following her home. Eventually he ends up in a whole lot of trouble and gets more than he bargained for when he's caught by Zelina. She's ready to kill him but her assistant tells her something interesting but again answers no questions only makes you as the reader ask more questions so she lets him live. They run away together and he learns things about her and himself. The sexual tension is so high and they don't even actually fuck until way near the end of the book, I've never wanted to get to the sex scene in a book so much in my life that when it happened I was relieved.  The books ends with some characters that we know nothing about being mentioned or showing up. The cliffhanger ending had me going "what? wtf? what just happened?!" a real mindfuck ending, the whole book is a bunch of questions that only lead to more questions I've never been so intrigued by a book before. A really great start to what i'm sure will be an awesome series.


Christine gives Zel (Deviants & Saints #1)

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