Ryder (Sinners and Saints Book 1) by Piper Davenport
Dogs of Fire Spin-Off…
My search is my singular focus. I don’t have time for distractions.
Then she walks into my world without warning and I am suddenly lost.
But I won’t yield.
Not to her, not to anyone.
However, I will have her, and I will have her despite her innocence.
18+ for language and sexual content…
*Previously titled, A Nun Walks into a Bar*
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a new and improved revision of Piper Davenport’s “A Nun Walks Into A Bar”. I’m kind of ashamed to admit it, but I didn’t read the original version. I looked at the cover, and the title, and assumed it wasn’t something I would be interested in. I mean, really, a romance novel about a nun?!? How in the world could that be an interesting story? But, I should have known better. Having read (and loved!) all of the other books by this author, I should have known that there would be an amazing spin that would grab me and not let me go until the very end of the story. As the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover, but I did, and let me tell you, I totally missed out! This book is amazing! I caught hints of some of the characters in the last Dogs of Fire Book, Road to Grace, where they made a few cameo appearances, and I was intrigued enough to jump at the chance to read this edition. I was not disappointed, and totally loved Sadie, Ryder, and all of this misfit bunch!
Sadie was brought up in the nunnery, under the care of her Aunt (who happens to be Mother Superior) after her parents died in a vehicle accident. A crazy turn of events leads to her taking shelter from the elements in a bar, where she meets Ryder, the owner. Sparks fly, even though it is forbidden for them to be together (She is a nun, after all!) Ryder has a shady past that he is very secretive of. Things heat up when his past comes back around, and leads to all kinds of crazy happenings!
I love, love, loved this story! Sadie is just innocent enough that she still has a glass half full outlook on life. I love how protective Ryder is. They are simply amazing together! I loved meeting her friends, and his “crew”. I’m totally looking forward to seeing more of them! This book was full of laughs, action, and, most importantly, family. All of the characters share a connection that made for an amazing story, fun and full of emotions!