🏹💋𝓜𝔂 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓐𝓻𝓻𝓸𝔀💋🏹
𝓑𝔂: Saffron A. Kent
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Contemporary, New Adult, Forbidden Romance, Sports Romance, Enemies To Lovers, Angsty AF, Taboo Romance, Standalone
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: September. 16, 2020
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…
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• 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚋𝚒𝚍𝚍𝚎𝚗 𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎
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How could you NOT want to read this book?!?!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: My Darling Arrow, a contemporary, angsty, forbidden romance by Saffron A. Kent. Gahh this book. The blurb hooked me the very first time I read it and I think I may have signed up for an ARC like four times because I couldn’t remember if I had or not and I was dang sure not missing out on this one! I needed it quick, fast, and in a hurry! My Darling Arrow has a little bit of everything a romance reader loves, the forbidden aspect (sister’s boyfriend), a childhood crush, a tiny bit of an age gap, enemies to lovers, ALLL the angst, and of course… unrequited love. Not to mention the dirty talking alpha a-hole and the steam… oh my the steammm! 🤤🥵
❝𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑠 𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑏𝑜𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚. 𝐻𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑡𝑡𝑜𝑚 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑓 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑠.
𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑠.
𝐺𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑚𝑒.
𝑊𝑒’𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒. 𝑊𝑒’𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑜𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑑 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒.❞
When Salem was ten years old her mother passed away and she and her older sister Sarah moved in with a long time friend of her mother, Leah Carlisle, and her son Arrow.
Salem has been in love with Arrow since the first time she saw him at ten years old. But Arrow didn’t SEE her… he saw her sister.
Since then, Arrow’s only had eyes for soccer and Sarah.
❝𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑢𝑙, 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑤𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑.
𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐴𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑜𝑜𝑚.
𝑆𝑜 ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑟, ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔.❞
Eight years have gone by, Arrow’s a big shot soccer player in LA, otherwise known as ‘The Blonde Arrow’ and Salem… Salem is still in love with Arrow.
But after overhearing a conversation between Arrow and his mother, she knows she needs to get her witchy self away from the happy couple. So she steals some cash and takes off. She doesn’t get far though and when she’s caught she’s sent to St. Mary’s School for Troubled Teenagers—an all-girls reform school.
❝𝐼’𝑣𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑡𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑚, 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑚, 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑡.
𝐼’𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡𝑐ℎ 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ. 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑦 𝑡𝑜𝑥𝑖𝑐 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠.❞
When Arrow suffers an injury his life comes to a screeching halt. Now that he’s out of the game for the rest of the season his mom convinces him to come down from LA to the school she’s the principal of to be a temporary soccer coach while he’s recovering.
I’ll give you one guess of what school that is? You guessed it, St. Mary’s.
Now Salem is face to face with the love of her life and the object of her obsession, the same boy she’s moved mountains to stay away from for the past eight years.
But Arrow’s not the same sweet, perfect boy that Salem remembers… he’s broken, and Salem’s determined to fix him.
❝𝐻𝑒𝑦, 𝐼’𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑏𝑎𝑑.”
𝐻𝑒 𝑓𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑠 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑎𝑧𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑝𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡.
“𝐼’𝑚 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡,” ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑟𝑚𝑢𝑟𝑠. “𝑌𝑜𝑢’𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑠𝑒.❞
THAT’S IT! That’s all you’ll get from me regarding the plot of the story, it would be wayyy to easy to spoil it and I definitely don’t want to do that. This is just one of those ones you are going to need to check out yourself!
❝𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚, ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑠. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛 𝑚𝑒, 𝑐𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑒, 𝑠𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛.❞
Saffron Kent’s stories are original, emotional, steamy, and filled with so much angst that they’ll make even the strongest of romance readers tear up, My Darling Arrow is no different. I love that Kent’s heroines are usually the ones who pursue the male protagonist, you don’t see that happen very often in romance so when I do, I appreciate it more. I can already tell that this new world of St. Mary’s Rebels that Kent has created is only going to get better and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us. Oh and that playlist?! 😍
❝𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝐼’𝑚 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑔𝑢𝑦𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑜,”
𝐼’𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑢𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑜’𝑠 𝑎 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢.”
“𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝐼’𝑚 𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑦.”
“𝐼’𝑚 ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑, 𝐼 𝑔𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑟.❞
💙 (𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: Arrow Carlisle, has always been Mr. Perfect… perfect grades, perfect game, perfect girl, perfect everything. You know the type, every guy wants to be him, every girl wants to be with him. A perfectionist in every way, personal and career-wise. But that’s actually not who Arrow is at all, that’s who he’s been conditioned to be.
That person is ‘The Blonde Arrow’ but ARROW, well he’s not perfect at all. He’s broken. And Salem is the type of perfectly unperfect that he needs to help shake up his idea of perfect.
The character growth in Arrow throughout the book was my favorite part of the story, well besides Arrow’s dominant dirty talk and the steam (Priorities, #sorrynotsorry 🤷♀️) Don’t get me wrong, this new Arrow is broody, rude, and sometimes downright mean. Or in other words, he’s an a$$hole! But he’s so much more than that. He may act like a possessive caveman but he’s also the type of guy to write Salem notes because he knows how much it means to her.
When I first started this book, I had an idea of what type of guy Arrow was and I really didn’t think I was going to like him, I am happy to admit that I was completely wrong.
❝𝑌𝑜𝑢’𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑔𝑢𝑦 𝑟𝑢𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚. 𝑌𝑜𝑢’𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑔𝑢𝑦’𝑠 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑒, 𝑆𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑚. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢.❞
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Salem Salinger has never been ‘perfect’, in fact, she’s the farthest thing from it. She’s more of the wild and crazy mess type and can’t follow the rules to save her dang life. She’s rebellious, reckless, and a little bit witchy. But this quirky girl is also a sweetheart. One thing I really liked about Salem is how selfless she is. She didn’t try and break Arrow and Sarah up, in fact, she even tries to get them back together. Even if she couldn’t have him, as long as he was happy that’s all that mattered, even if it hurt her in the process.
Probably not going to be a popular opinion butttt, Salem wasn’t my fave heroine. 🤷♀️ Although she was extremely mature for her age, in the way that she thinks things through, etc. she was just too… I don’t even know. I really don’t know. I can’t explain it I just couldn’t connect with her. 😕 Maybe just a little too lovesick and needy? Although, I mean after getting to know Arrow, I could totally see why. LOL 😘
❝𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑏𝑒 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢. 𝑀𝑎𝑦𝑏𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑒. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑒, 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢? 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑖𝑟𝑒. 𝑀𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑡. 𝑀𝑦 𝑓𝑢𝑟𝑦.”…
“𝑊𝑒𝑙𝑙, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑔𝑜𝑡 𝑚𝑒. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑛, 𝑐𝑢𝑡-𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛 𝑝𝑖𝑒𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑒.❞
🔥🔥🔥🔥 𝓡𝓸𝓶𝓪𝓷𝓬𝓮 & 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶: Salem and Arrow aren’t perfect together, in fact, they are complete opposites but and it makes them perfect for one another. She’s light, he’s dark. She’s messy, he’s not. She’s his sweetheart, he’s her Darling. *sigh* Their love is messy, forbidden, chaotic, and totally complicated but they are exactly what the other needs and somehow it just works. As far as the steam… Ummm, did I mention Arrow and his dirty talking mouth??! Oh, I didn’t? Well, let me tell ya now, make sure you have a change of panties because this dirty talking alpha is HOT!
❥𝟚❥ 𝓢𝓮𝓬𝓸𝓷𝓭𝓪𝓻𝔂 𝓒𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓼: We met three of Salem’s friends and fellow residents of St. Mary’s, Wyn, Poe, and Callie. I’m interested in more of all three of them but Callie… I am really, REALLY looking forward to more of her and her dark, mysterious, gorgeous villain. Plus, I’m all about the baby mama drama and teenage angst so BRING IT ON!
❝…𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠, 𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑚. 𝑆𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑧𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙, 𝑒𝑝𝑖𝑐.❞
I am loving this new world and the characters of St. Mary’s, I can’t wait to read more from this group of St. Mary’s Rebels!
🌪𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: Nope, My Darling Arrow is standalone so it wraps up nicely in a sweet little epilogue AND an even better BONUS epilogue. BUT, it is part of Kent’s St. Mary’s Rebels Series, and after that sweet little epilogue wraps up Arrow and Salem’s story… Kent decides to add a little more torture to the mix and throws in a bit of dialogue between the characters of the next St. Mary’s Rebel’s installment!!! So, for that reason, I’m going to give this one two cliffy tornadoes. Come on 2021, I am already ready for Callie and Reed’s story, A Gorgeous Villian. Go check out that blurb you guys!!!
❝𝐻𝑒’𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝐴𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤. 𝑀𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐴𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑤.❞
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: Nope. I didn’t see anything that stood out to me as a trigger. Just because I know some people are really confused by the blurb and the forbidden part of the story and have chosen not to read My Darling Arrow because they think it’s something that it’s not, THERE IS NO CHEATING… well, let me rephrase that actually, ARROW DOES NOT CHEAT ON SARAH WITH SALEM!
❝𝐼 𝑘𝑖𝑠𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑘𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡.❞
𝓖𝓻𝓪𝓫 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓬𝓸𝓹𝔂 𝓽𝓸𝓭𝓪𝔂!
𝓜𝔂 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓐𝓻𝓻𝓸𝔀 𝓲𝓼 𝓪𝓵𝓼𝓸 𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓮 𝓸𝓷 𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓲𝓸!
If audio is more your style, then you’re in luck because not only did the e-book of My Darling Arrow release today but so did the audio!
Narrated By: Jason Clarke & Sarah Puckett
“You don’t like that? Guys looking at me”
I don’t know why I ask that but it simply comes out and his eyes narrow even more.
He bends down even further until the rim of his cap is grazing my forehead. Until his lips are so close that when he opens his mouth to reply, I feel him writing those words on my skin, “No”
I swallow, my heart banging in my chest. “Why?”
“Because I want you to keep being who you are. Who you’ve always been”
“W-What is that?”
“The little sister. The one who hangs out in the background and doesn’t get seen. The one who keeps her head down and doesn’t make a noise. And the one who definitely doesn’t demand my attention. So are you going to walk or do I have to make you?”
𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓻
Writer of bad romances. Lana Del Rey of the book world.
Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance.
More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden, and passionate.
Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News, and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.
She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.