Cheater and the Saint (Lili’s Quickie Review)

Title: Cheater and the Saint
Author: Jaclyn Osborn
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 12th 2018
Genre(s): New Adult
Page Count: 272 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Monogamy is unnecessary punishment. At least, that’s what Leo Cartwright thinks. He’s cheated on every boyfriend and girlfriend he’s ever had. Not because he can’t keep it in his pants, but because he’s never met anyone who made him want to. He’s happy bed-hopping his way through life, never committing and never settling. When the fall semester begins, he moves into his dorm room with the intent to party his way through his sophomore year, all the while refusing to face the demons of his past.

Saint wants a real connection with someone, but being a major introvert and having social anxiety makes it difficult. After an incident in high school turned his world upside down, he’s sworn off all parties and all fun. The only thing he cares about is getting through college and making something of himself. That is until he meets Leo, the carefree playboy who he wants to punch one moment and kiss the next.

Forced together as college roommates, Leo and Saint bash heads a lot. Saint loves organization and quiet, while Leo is messy and loud. The two men couldn’t be more different, but the connection between them grows stronger every day. The party boy and the bookworm; a tale of early morning arguments, funny banter, and sexual tension that sets the pages on fire.

*Cheater and the Saint is an 80k word gay romance with playful banter, heartwarming romance, and two men who can’t keep their hands off each other.*

Cheater and the Saint was a pretty low angst and enjoyable read.

-College roommates

-Opposites attract

-Hurt/Comfort lite

-Character growth

-Nice relationship development

-Moderate steam

-Strong HFN

I would’ve rated higher if:

  1. Leo didn’t act so juvenile at times. He annoyed me a tiny bit.
  2. I wish some the dialogue wasn’t so cheesy. It reminded more of high school than college. Or maybe I’m just old.

Cheater and the Saint was my first time reading this author, and I’ll read more of her stuff in the future.

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant
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