Cam. Alexei. Saint. They are three men, but their hearts are starting to beat as one. Cam is the motorcycle club president and Saint has been his right-hand man for a long time. While they have been in love with each other for years, it took Alexei to bridge the three of them together.
Saint had a traumatic childhood and he never knew he could be in love with one person and definitely never thought he could be in love with two, but that is where his life is heading. None of it comes easy to him and he struggles to vocalize his thoughts. Life in the motorcycle club is becoming more difficult as well. The men are loyal to the club, but don’t want to live in the middle of the violence that surrounds it. Cam has been trying for years to take himself and the club out of the trafficking route that used to roll through his territory and it’s getting harder to hold back the violence that is determined to follow his every move. Saint would willingly give his life to protect Cam and, with Alexei’s past connections, no one is safe and Saint knows Cam and Alexei are worth dying for.
Saint’s Song is the second book in the Rebel Kings MC series and is not intended to be read as a standalone. Cam, Alexei, and Saint’s story starts in Devil’s Dance and all of their backstory and the history of their relationship is there. I have read many of Leigh’s books and many are favorites, but I cannot seem to get into this series and I struggled some with the first book and that struggle continued here.
This book is billed as being from Saint’s POV and we do get that. We also get POVs from Cam and Alexei, which is needed and I liked the effect of the three viewpoints. But the connection between these guys doesn’t land for me. In the first book, we are told about the connection between Cam and Saint, but we aren’t shown much of their shared history. This book continues to draw on that history, but the way this series is presented misses the intended mark for me. Alexei also has a traumatic past. While he is not an official member of the club, he will protect them and he has the skills to do that. He’s an interesting guy, but I felt like I have read a story similar to his many times already and he didn’t stand out the way I would have liked.
Cam is struggling to do the right thing by the club. He doesn’t want the violence and he has inherited a lot of the bad blood between rival clubs. There are a lot of angles in the book and a good portion went into all of the rivalries and the violence that was sure to follow. I can’t say that any of it held my attention.
And that’s where I ultimately land with this book. I like darker books and characters with debatable morals and I like seeing three characters try to figure out relationship, but I couldn’t find the thread in this book to make it work for me.