Sainte wants more than anything to settle into his new life and start a future with Honey, but due to recent events in her life, Honey isn’t doing well at all. She’s gone down a spiral that she might not pull out of and her footing in the clubhouse is tenuous. Sainte knows he has what it takes to get her back on even ground, but she’s stubborn and it won’t be an easy task. He’s ready to take his place in the MC and with his family and he’s going to fit right in.
When Honey had her own book, I was willing to give her a pass on some of her behavior. She was sassy in a fun way, she knew right and wrong and she followed a strict moral compass. But lost in the grip of addiction, her morals are out the window, she’s salty because of a hurt that she had been over, and she can’t seem to let the past go because she’s too busy beating herself up. This is the face of addiction and Honey wears that strongly. It’s hard for me to want to continue to be her cheerleader considering how awful she got here, but her behavior is born from hurt and addiction, so it comes from a skewed place but she is capable of finding her redemption.
Sainte proves true to the man we met in Honey, he’s everything Cecil promised us and more. He’s strong and assertive, he knows what he wants and goes after it, he’s incredibly smart and he does his job well. when it comes to Honey, he gives as good as he gets, and while he loves that Honey is playful, when she’s being willful and argumentative, he holds his ground incredibly well. His place in the MC is cemented by family ties and how well he fits in and does his job.
There were a lot of fun surprises that came up in Sainte that involved so many characters we’ve come to know and love throughout the series. Amy has done a wonderful job of giving us the ending that ticks so many boxes of what we’ve come to know and want for the characters throughout this journey. Well done!