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These Thorn Kisses (St. Mary’s Rebels #3)
Author: Saffron A. Kent

Table of Contents


These Thorn Kisses


Other Books by Saffron A. Kent



Reader's Extras

St. Mary's Crest

St. Mary's Lipstick Guide


Part I

 Chapter One

 Chapter Two

 Chapter Three

Part II

Chapter Four

 Chapter Five

 Chapter Six

 Chapter Seven

 Chapter Eight

  Chapter Nine

 Chapter Ten

 Chapter Eleven

 Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

 Chapter Fourteen

 Chapter Fifteen

  Chapter Sixteen

Part III

 Chapter Seventeen

  Chapter Eighteen

 Chapter Nineteen

  Chapter Twenty

 Chapter Twenty One

 Chapter Twenty Two

 Chapter Twenty Three

 Chapter Twenty Four

 Chapter Twenty Five

 Chapter Twenty Six

 Chapter Twenty Seven

 Chapter Twenty Eight

 Chapter Twenty Nine

 Chapter Thirty

 Chapter Thirty One

 Chapter Thirty Two

 Part IV

Chapter Thirty Three

 Chapter Thirty Four

 Chapter Thirty Five

 Chapter Thirty Six

 Chapter Thirty Seven

 Chapter Thirty Eight



    Deleted Scenes

  Bad Boys of Bardstown

    Soccer Nation


About the Author



 This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales, is entirely



 These Thorn Kisses © 2021 by Saffron A. Kent

 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission of the author except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.


 Cover Art by Najla Qamber Designs

 Cover Model: Jeff Kasser

 Editing by Olivia Kalb & Leanne Rabesa

 Proofreading by Virginia Tesi Carey


 December 2021 Edition



 Published in the United States of America



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(St. Mary's Rebels Book #1.5)


A Gorgeous Villain

(St. Mary's Rebels Book #2)


Medicine Man

(Heartstone Series Book 1)


Dreams of 18

(Heartstone Series Book 2)


California Dreamin'

(Heartstone Series Book 3)



A War like Ours


Gods & Monsters


The Unrequited



 Eighteen-year-old, Bronwyn Littleton is in love with a stranger she met on a summer night a year ago.


A stranger who was tall and broad in a way that made her feel safe. He had dark blue eyes that she can’t stop drawing in her sketch book. And he had a deep, soothing voice that she can’t stop hearing in her dreams.


That’s all she knows about him though.


Until she runs into him again. At St. Mary’s School for Troubled Teenagers – an all girls reform school – where she’s trapped because of a little crime she committed in the name of her art.


Now she knows that her dream man has a name: Conrad Thorne.


She knows that his eyes are way bluer and way more beautiful than she thought. And that his face is an artist’s wonderland.


But she also knows that Conrad is her best friend’s older brother. Which means he’s completely off-limits. Not to mention, he’s the new soccer coach, which makes him off-limits times two.


What makes him off-limits times three however, and this whole scenario an epic tragedy, is that, Conrad, Wyn’s dream man, has a dream girl of his own.


And he’s as much in love with his dream girl as Wyn is in love with him…


NOTE: This is a STANDALONE set in the world of St. Mary’s.



 To all the dreamers and artists who stay awake at night and create, so we can see the beauty in this world.

 And my husband, who encouraged me to pursue my dream and aim to live an extraordinary life. I love you with all my dreamer heart.



Official Spotify playlist


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 Conrad & Bronwyn

 St. Mary’s School for Troubled Teenagers



 Dream (n.):

 A mosaic of thoughts, ideas and images that run through your mind while asleep.

 Also, a goal or an ambition



 Broken Dream (n.):

 No such thing. Because dreams don’t break. They evolve and morph and grow as you grow. Dreams are what you make them.



 There’s a man I’m staring at.

 Let’s call him Mystery Man.

 He’s tall. And broad.

 In fact, he’s so tall and so broad that he’s bursting out of his clothes. He is.

 The black suit that he’s wearing can barely contain him. It looks like his shoulders, muscular and so totally sculpted, will bust out of his suit jacket. And that chest which appears rock hard and cut will tear out of his white dress shirt.

 That’s the first indication that he’s not from here.

 Not the fact that he’s quite possibly the most built and athletic man I’ve ever seen in my short sixteen and a half years of life. But the fact that his suit is clearly ill-fitted and outdated.

 Making me think that he doesn’t wear it often, or even if he does wear it, he doesn’t care about keeping up with the latest styles and fashions or the fact that his body is too large for it.

 How fascinating.

 To not care about such silly, superficial things.

 Actually no. That’s not the most fascinating thing about him.

 The most fascinating thing about this Mystery Man is his hair.

 It’s long.

 Well, long-ish.

 It not only curls at the ends, brushing and grazing the collar of that outdated suit jacket, but it also falls over his forehead. Some strands are even hanging down to his brows. And then there are strands that flutter over the side of his face.

 By this town’s standards, he totally needs a haircut and hair gel. A comb too, maybe.

 And I so very much don’t want him to get any of those things because God, I’ve never seen hair like that. I might have seen a physique like his — although I doubt that; no one’s as tall or large as him where I come from — but not the hair.

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