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Narration by Sarah Puckett and Jason Clarke.

Darling Arrow,

I shouldn’t be writing this. 

It’s not as if I’m ever going to send you this letter, and there are a million reasons why.

First of all, I was sent to this reform school as a punishment for a petty, totally inconsequential crime. Not to ogle the principal’s hot son around the campus.

Second of all, you’re a giant jerk. You’re arrogant and moody and so cold. Sometimes, I think I shouldn’t even like you.

But strangely, your coldness sets me on fire. 

The way your athletic body moves on the soccer field and the way your powerful thighs sprawl across that motorcycle of yours make me go inappropriately breathless. 

But that’s not the worst part. The worst part is that you, Arrow Carlisle, are not only the principal’s hot son. You also happen to be the love of my sister’s life.

And I really shouldn’t be thinking about my sister’s boyfriend or rather fiancé (I overheard a conversation about the ring that I shouldn’t have).

Now, if I can only stop writing you these meaningless letters that I’ll never send, and you’ll never read.

Never yours,

Salem

Note: This book is a stand-alone, and it does not contain cheating.

©2020 Saffron A. Kent (P)2020 Saffron A. Kent

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Cute HEA but unsure of the story line

I’m a little on the fence with this book. The HEA was cute & worth the book journey. There were some very steamy scenes as well! The main girl drove me a little crazy though as she constantly says ‘what?’ or repeats what he says like she never knows what’s going on. Narrators were great!

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I guess I struggled with the fact that he was with the sister for 8 years and she was legitimately obsessed with him from afar while he didn’t even give her a thought at all. At the end it all seemed cute & ended well but during the book I just found it cringy af and kinda creepy that she was so attached to someone she had never really spoken to. Also I really thought after their relationship became apparent to the school there would of been trouble considering he was basically a teacher and she was a student. But it seemed to be fine which I thought was unrealistic. But like I said above they get their HEA and it made me feel all the feels.

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 25-11-2020

I loved this SO much

This audio was SO GOOD.
This author is AMAZING.
Every single book gets better and better. I loved the narrators too.
thank you Wildfire Marketing!

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  • Maia
  • 26-11-2020

My Darling Arrow - Beautiful, Sweet and Crazy in L

My Darling Arrow by Saffron A. Kent is one of the most anticipated and my favourite books this year! I love everything about My Darling Arrow - beautiful and gripping love story, emotional hero and sweet heroine, and on the book cover you see Arrow himself.❤️ Narrated by Jason Clark as Arrow and his voice is divine. Sarah Puckett as Salem is also perfect. All Saffron A. Kent books are special and her writing style is fenomenal, because you feel like you are these heroes or heroines. All the feelings Salem and Arrow feel are so beautiful, raw, gripping, crazy in love, possessive and sexy. How they see or do not see each other is so beautifully written. All the feels are out there and while reading, I felt all of them - unrequited love, hope, courage to go out there, angst, hurting, being in love and so much happiness. I think I fell in love with Arrow and when he finally started to notice Salem, “oh my”. He was not very nice about it in the beginning and then he was also so much more... Arrow has so many layers and how Salem gets to know him from his other side - possessive, protective, emotional and completely in love.  Salem writes sweet letters to Arrow in secret and through the book you want to know, will he get them in the end. Salem's new friends in St. Mary’s school is also important to notice because each one will have their own story. I am so excited to see where these series will go. The next one A Gorgeous Villain, will be Callie's story. Thank you for creating these beautiful, forbidden and swoon-worthy romantic heroes/heroines and their love stories! If you love to read romantic, unrequited and hot love stories then I highly recommend My Darling Arrow and all other Saffron A. Kent super hot and amazing books. They are very special! 🧡❤️💜

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  • Fosterkit50
  • 26-11-2020

Rarely Rate DNF's

I rarely rate books I do not finish, which is probably a disservice to others, but I have to share my opinion on this one. I have really enjoyed books by this author in the past, like 5* ratings, but this was a good concept that should have been a short story. it is painfully strung out with redundant and ridiculously flowery dialog and very little forward movement. I reached the point where I could not listen for another second.

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  • AHagaReads
  • 09-12-2020

Loved it

I loved Salem and Arrow's story when I read but listening has made me love them more!
That Broken Arrow...his voice is smooth and sexy. You can hear his struggle with his version of perfection. And Salem...witchy, witchy Salem...that little rule breaker.
Again I was sucked into their story!
Thanks for bringing them to life!

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  • Jennifer Tanner
  • 07-12-2020

Forbidden love

This was an amazing story written by Saffron A. Kent,
The story itself had me hooked from the beginning, a forbidden love between Salem with her love letters and Arrow with his Denial. I felt the connection between them. Sarah Puckett and Jason Clarke did such a good job.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 03-12-2020

Beautiful Story!

My Darling Arrow is a beautifully written forbidden romance. Salem and Arrow's story is intense, slow paced, and emotional. They are opposites attract, and they share a strong chemistry. Arrow is a perfect anti-hero, alpha, cold, arrogant, and commanding. His story intrigued me. Salem is a wonderful character. She is young, and she is unsecure. Turns out she is strong, selfless, caring, supportive, and determined. I liked her. I loved to follow them in their journey. The story is told with both POV, which is great. I love the ending. This is a beautiful story. Jason Clarke and Sarah Puckett did a great job with the narration. I read it before, and I enjoyed the audiobook version.

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  • Jenn Amy
  • 01-12-2020

Angst and all the feels!

My Darling Arrow is signature Saffron!! Steamy, forbidden, ANGST and all the FEELS! The narration done by Sarah Puckett and Jason Clarke was PERFECTION! Their voices complimented each other and the passion and emotion in their voices I LOVED! Salem is sassy and sarcastic. She is passionate and slightly crazy. But she LOVES hard and has a huge heart. I loved her confidence and how she goes after what she wants without apology. She has loved Arrow for 8 years! Her love for him has been unrequited due to the fact that he is her sisters ex. After her latest act of rebellion she is sent away to a reform school. On the surface Arrow is the complete opposite of Salem, he doesn't take risks. He is a perfectionist and lives life with caution. But on the inside he is pure alpha with a dirty/filthy mouth and mind. He has had his world turned upside down and now deep down he is broken and hurting. Arrow ends up inside the reform school as Salem's coach and it's about to get even messier for him and his heart. Not to mention the fact that he and Salem are even more forbidden then they already were. This is a MESSY love story. It is beautiful and different. It is not simple or sweet but the angst, passion and undeniable chemistry between them is incredible and you cannot help but route for them. I loved the message of self discovery and a love so big you are willing to risk it all. Saffron has created a world I did not want to leave! I absolutely adore Callie and Reed and am DYING for their story next!

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 30-11-2020

Saint Mary's Rebels

My Darling Arrow (Saint Mary's Rebels #1) is lovestory about unrequited love with a all girls boarding school world with a forbidden romance trope and dabbles in a bit of sports. I absolutely loved the poetic letters written by Salem to Arrow. I wasn't a fan of Salem's sister Sarah and she never redeemed herself. Arrow's character was complex and I wish the author dove deeper into his personality. Salem's inner turmoil and thoughts were well vocalized. A new adult novel, first in the series and introduces other supportimg female characters in the school who will get have own book. I absolutely loved the epilogue. Looking forward to listening to the next audio in this series when available.

Jason Clarke, Sarah Puckett dual naration brought out the melancholy and beautiful heartbreaker of a romance. Uttlerly seductive and sensuous intonation of Sarah Puckett was perfect. Jason Clarke's deep baritone inflection is perfect for choice as Arrow. A flawless performance by two favorites.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-02-2021

On of the best books I have ever read

I loved the book. The characters are well thought out and the love scenes are hot but they add to the book. Don’t miss out on getting this one.

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  • Reading_Junkie28
  • 11-01-2021

ADDICTING!

Loved Salem and Arrow. The angst is HAF off the charts!!!! Loved the letters...absolutely AMAZING!! This book went on so many twist and turns I was on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t wait for what was next. A absolute MUST READ!!! I was lucky enough to get an audio copy and it was PERFECT! The narrators really brought the story to life.

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 06-02-2021

Excellent narration

My Darling Arrow is an intense engrossing story that will grab you from the start and not let go. This is a messy forbidden angst-filled love story that will give you all the feels.
Sarah Puckett and Jason Clarke did a fantastic job with the narration. They gave the characters their own voice and personality and brought out the emotions from them. Their voices were clear and understandable and it was a pleasure listening to them narrate this novel.

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  • Pamela Beveridge
  • 28-01-2021

My Darling Arrow

Brilliant book could not stop listening to it. Had me hooked from start to finish.

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 18-12-2020

Beautifully Sweet 💕

When I started this book I really didn't know where it could go... The synopsis had pretty much given no hope... Boy, I was wrong!!
I felt Salam's raw and slightly naive emotions as much as I totalling fell in love with the broken and beautiful Arrow!
The build, the back and forth, and the hint of forbidden made for one hell of a story! I really didn’t want this book to come to an end.. But knowing there are more in this series.... I CAN'T WAIT!!
The performance was 100% perfection 🥰 LOVE LOVE LOVE... 💕🖤🎧

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  • Kodie mackay
  • 15-12-2020

A toxic kind of love I'm all about.

My Darling Arrow is a Forbidden toxic kind of love I can't help but love. I fell hard for this angsty drama filled story the first time I read it but listening to it just makes the experience all the more special!.

It's like a multi trope lover's dream!.

Forbidden -
Sisters ex boyfriend.
Coach / student.
Slight age gap.
Hidden romance.

Salem has been in love with Arrow since she was young enough for him to not notice her. she pinned after him for years despite him being with her sister and knowing it was toxic. Not only for herself but all parties involved.
But she could not let him go. Her infatuation with him honestly at times drove me nuts but I also couldn't help but appreciate her dedication. She really did put the work in.

Arrow comes across as your typical jock bubble head at first. He has a mighty high opinion of himself and honestly it's easy to dislike in the beginning. Hang with him though, there is more than meets the eye to him. He's possessive, dominant and oh so sure of himself. but there is a sweetness under all the cocky.

These two are toxic with a capital T and yet I could not get enough of their angsty rollercoaster of a journey. the back and forth bickering and teasing only served to create tension so palpable I was on edge waiting, wanting .. needing more. I feel like despite their HUGE differences, they some how balanced each other out well. He held her accountable and she showed him that being imperfect has it's advantages. Their chemistry was undeniable from the beginning but the connection that blossoms between them as they grow and learn is a funky mix of sweet and fiery.

as a whole this book is a lot of dysfunctional but also so relatable. From the struggle of striving for perfection that's not possible to loving someone who doesn't love you back right away. it's chaotic, it's destructive, it's addictive and it's so emotionally driven I can't even.

it's not a perfect story and the characters are definitely not perfect but they made me feel. usually I avoid super angsty books but this just completely consumed me. Both Salem and Arrow have flaws and they aren't fixed right straight away. Their road to HEA is a turbulent one to say the least but the growth from both characters is huge and the ending was so satisfying.

To listen to their story and hear it exactly like it sounded in my mind just made it all the better. I loved reading this book but I loved listening to it more!.

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  • Jessie (A Bibliophile’s Desire)
  • 12-12-2020

All Encompassing Love

This story absolutely consumed me. As soon as I started listening I was immediately hooked by not only Salem’s character but Saffron’s writing and Sarah Puckett’s narration. Straight from the gate you know this is going to be fantastic audiobook. Saffron has a way with words that is almost poetic in nature, this being my first book of hers I’m not sure if it continues in her other titles but My Darling Arrow certainly brought out those old school romantic feels for me.

I’m already a sucker for doomed love so I was expecting to fall for this book quickly, I just didn’t think I would fall so deeply in love with their love that I’d feel Salem and Arrow’s pain right in my own heart.

Salem has secretly loved her older sister’s boyfriend for 8 years but never once did anything about it, besides writing a box of letters. Once she gets to the point where she can no longer trust herself she runs, landing herself at 18 in a reform school. Salem is SO hard on herself. Just because you aren’t perfect doesn’t mean you have no worth. Her character is drawn to the darker, grittier things in life which she is constantly shamed for. Salem’s infatuation and love of Arrow goes beyond the normal realm, she’s always been willing to tamper her own happiness for his. There was a point where I was really wondering if she would ever mature within her pain and then she does. And it is everything. Sarah Puckett was nothing short of amazing in her narration, elevating the emotional and inner turmoil to new heights.

Arrow, narrated by Jason Clarke, is a hero you instantly want to soothe. Raised to believe that he must be nothing short of perfection has molded him into someone who doesn’t even know how to comprehend emotion. He’s a robot. When all of that perfection comes tumbling down he finds refuge in the bad girl. The forbidden girl. The one who devours his anger and twists it into something new. I really, truly felt for Arrow’s character in this book. His outward menace and aggression all cultivating from a place he doesn’t even understand. I couldn’t help but want to love him too! His character grows immensely as well, by the end he’s recognized love for the insane, all encompassing emotion it is. His obsession for Salem comes full force once it hits and he loves her so hard. He fights for that love in the swooniest of ways that it will literally MELT YOUR HEART. Jason Clarke was the perfect casting choice for this character. He’s dives deep into Arrow’s aggressive mind and passionate thoughts with full on gravely, growly goodness then smoothes it over like only he can.

Not only does this book get filthy in the best ways it seeps under your skin and wraps around your heart. I wasn’t able to stop once I started. My Darling Arrow will hold you hostage. You’ll be craving every dirty word uttered from Arrow’s mouth and waiting with baited breath for what is to come next.

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  • Rubi Rodriguez (Rubi's Bookshelf)
  • 08-12-2020

Broken Arrow

So much angst!
This is one of my top favorites audios now!
While I did have issues with some things in the story it didn't take away from the storyline as a whole and I ended up loving this story so much.
Arrow can be a bit alpha and controlling but I learned to love his protective demeanor.
Salem...well there's lots to say about Salem but nothing bad. She and her witchiness put me under her spell.
I loved how they both healed each other without really trying.
I'll be thinking about this book for a long time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-2020

Another good book

This was another good book by Saffron A Kent. Jason Clarke and Sarah Pucket narrated brilliantly.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 02-12-2020

Bullseye!

In the mood for a forbidden romance? Saffron A Kent is a go to author. This story revolves around Arrow and Salem. Looking at Arrow from the outside, you would think he has the perfect life. He is a fantastic soccer player, now playing for the pros, and has a wonderful girlfriend. His girlfriend's sister has had a crush on him for years. Insecure and a little shy, she loves him from afar. Now times are changing. Both end up at St Mary's their story really begins. Arrow's arrogance and anger is shining through with a vengeance, and he can't keep away from Salem. Salem is much stronger, showing her feelings more openly. But what is really holding them back? Is it Arrow? What are his secrets? Is it Salem? Is she too young and clingy? Kent is a master at weaving the story. She lets us slowly learn of their history and what has brought them to this place. I became transfixed as I listened needing to learn what would happen next, And the letters, oh the letters! They are the most romantic part of the story. This love story is full of all the things that push my buttons! Boarding school and the friends they make, soccer which is the sport of choice in my house, loving your sister's boyfriend and falling for your coach! A few taboos to keep me entertained and a love story which is absolutely beautiful. My Darling Arrow hits the bullseye!

Sarah Puckett and Jason Clarke score a goal with their narration. I love these two narrators and I knew I was going to love this performance. Puckett is so good at the new adult angst. She builds up her characters with emotionally heart tugs and makes me love each one. As Salem, we got to hear her transform from young and insecure to adult and confident. Clarke plays the arrogant, broody Arrow with attitude. I loved it! He does it so well,then turns to the broken Arrow with ease. These two give us all the feels and heart tugs making us fall for Salem and Arrow. It's a performance you will want to hear!

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 30-11-2020

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What an absolute wonder this is on audio. Sarah Puckett really brought the messy, witchy Salem to life. I don't think anyone else could have narrated Salem but her. I really loved this. It was everything I've come to expect and love in books from this author. Messy, imperfect love written in the magic way that she does to make it perfect for my messy, imperfect soul. If you've never read a book by this author and you like 'em forbidden then I implore you to give Ms. Kent a try because you'll love her like I do. I volunteered to listen and review this and all opinions are my own.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 23-11-2020

Fantastic!

My Darling Arrow is the story of one woman’s unrequited love for her sister’s boyfriend. The words flow beautifully in this often heartbreaking and emotional storyline that’s filled with depth and feeling. Arrow and Salem are fantastic characters and sparks fly whenever they’re together. As the story unfolds we get to see their complexities as their relationship grows. Saffron A Kent is an exceptional writer who gets to the very soul of her characters. The narrators are fantastic and I highly recommend it!

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