Title: The Sinner and the Saint
Series: Ellery Mountain: Book Eight
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Length: 148 Pages
At a Glance: The Sinner and the Saint is another entertaining story in the Ellery Mountain series. It’s always fun to be reunited with the previous couples throughout this series, and to watch as their camaraderie welcomes Nick and Ben into the fold.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Army medic Ben Rockwell is in Ellery to work with the Veterans Center creating a new specialist unit for post trauma care. Desperate to make amends for battlefield decisions he regrets, he is focused on the unit and nothing else. Until some stranger moves in next door and throws him a curveball. He’s no hero, even though everyone says he is, and the lies burn inside him.
Leaving drama and chaos in his wake, Nicholas Merrick fled London and is hiding out in his friend Jason’s house, until everything back home dies a death. The choices he made in his life were to keep his best friend safe, but as a result everyone sees him as the bad guy.
When these two meet, the attraction is instant. Can they ever be their true selves, and find love as a result?
Review: Thanks to his good friend Jason, Nicholas Merrick, a wealthy British actor, has found a hiding place in Ellery, Tennessee. Nicholas is hiding from the paparazzi, thanks to a scandal he himself concocted to help his best friend. Jason owns the mini-mansion where Nick is hiding—which Nick has forgotten to let anyone know.
Dr. Ben Rockwell served as an Army medic in the Afghanistan war. He had to make some very difficult choices during the war and now suffers from his own form of PTSD, especially guilt. He has made himself as comfortable as possible, living in the small town of Ellery and working at the hospital. He only has six months left in Ellery, but before he leaves, he has big plans for an additional hospital to aid Veterans who’ve returned home. Ben also happens to reside in the small guest house on Jason’s property. When Ben notices some strange goings-on at the mansion, his military expertise kicks in. And a naked Nick is confronted by Ben and Officer Finn.
Nick and Ben continue to have some very…interesting…run-ins, which lead to another awkward situation. The arrangement they agree on sparks many different emotions and a sharing of their own personal lives.
The Sinner and the Saint is another entertaining story in the Ellery Mountain series. It’s always fun to be reunited with the previous couples throughout this series, and to watch as their camaraderie welcomes Nick and Ben into the fold. Nick and Ben are two very opposite characters, and it was heartwarming to see how well Nick adjusted to Ben, especially with his PTSD issues. I’ve read all the books in this series and can’t wait to get my hands on each new installment as it’s published, remembering how much I’ve enjoyed the stories and each new cast member. The Ellery Mountain series is another great addition to RJ Scott’s body of work!
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