Saint by Sierra Simone
I can’t have Elijah Iverson. I can’t have him because he’s my older brother’s best friend. I can’t have him because I broke his heart five years ago; because he’s now engaged to someone else-someone kind and dependable who deserves his whiskey eyes, his soft mouth, his fierce intellect. I can’t have Elijah because I’ve chosen God instead. The Bell brothers, though . . . well, we don’t exactly have the greatest track record with vows. But I’m determined to do this monk thing right-to pledge myself to a cloistered life and spend the rest of my years in chastity and prayer. But now Elijah’s here. He’s here and he’s coming with me… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Child sexual abuse by a priest mentioned
- Suicidal ideation recounted
- Alcohol consumption
- Death of a sister from suicide
- Death of a mother from cancer recounted