Title: Grayson’s Vow
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #8
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Kira Dallaire is desperate.
Some challenges in life seem too hard to overcome. With little money, and even fewer options, the quick-witted and vibrant twenty-two-year-old needs to reinvent herself. Known for her generous heart and impulsive personality, she devises a survival plan, possibly her most outrageous idea yet.
Grayson Hawthorn is losing hope.
Some obstacles in life seem too hard to overcome. Betrayal definitely being one of them. With limited capital, and dwindling resources, he is attempting to resurrect his failing family vineyard, a self-imposed vow seemingly destined to fail. That is until a young woman enters his office with an outlandish, unexpected proposition impossible to refuse.
What begins as a temporary business arrangement, soon evolves into more as vivacious, spirited Kira challenges detached, arrogant Grayson to want more from life. To want more for himself. But as their wills clash and fiery passion ignites, they’ll realize that sometimes the past creates walls too difficult to climb, and that lies and deception rarely precede a happily every after.
As Kira and Grayson race toward their destiny, they will discover that some vows are meant to be broken, and others are worth risking everything for . . . even your very own heart.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY LIBRA.
If there’s one author that consistently delivers captivating, one-of-a-kind and breathtakingly poignant stories it is Mia Sheridan. With each new novel I fall a little harder, feel a little deeper and lose myself a little more to this phenomenal author’s scripted spell. Grayson’s Vow absolutely blew me away. Hooked from the very first page, Kira and Grayson’s story was enchanting, unexpected and overflowing with raw emotion. Their journey was smart, sexy and seriously sweet. They shared something powerful and real and I loved how easily their connection came to life before my eyes. I adored watching their relationship develop from the strangest of arrangements into something significant and without limits. Both burned by life and love, Kira and Grayson shared a push and pull that was ripe with delicious tension and addictive banter – making this book a decidedly entertaining read and the kind of novel I just couldn’t put down.
“People suffer all over the world, every day. But people triumph all over the world every day, too.”
Kira struck a surprising chord with me. Determined to not only start over, but to do so completely on her own terms, this heroine was prime for some fantastic character development. Mia Sheridan did not disappoint, transforming Kira from a stubborn, determined girl into a strong and confident woman that was worth investing in. Grayson also took my heart for quite a ride, slowly opening himself up and exposing the hurts of his past for readers to experience. I felt for this character in ways I couldn’t have imagined and ultimately, I found myself falling head over heels for the man who proved to be so deserving of unconditional and lasting love. Together this couple inspired beautiful change in one another. As they unraveled each other over the course of the story, we saw Grayson and Kira’s anger and mistrust towards the world evolve into a heart stopping passion and gut wrenching honesty that sparked, sizzled and left its mark.
“Because I suddenly understood that sometimes it’s right to meet in the middle, but sometimes, the simplest act of grace is to meet the other person where they are. That, that is love.”
The pacing of this book was absolute perfection. Mia Sheridan expertly balanced the slow moments where Kira and Grayson shared their pasts with the scorching hot instances of unrestrained passion, ensuring that this story not only flowed easily but was also entirely felt. As a huge fan of the fake relationship storyline, I loved the way Mia Sheridan turned this concept into something fresh and utterly unforgettable with Grayson’s Vow. There were so many layers and surprising twists to this tale that I found myself riveted to the page, anxious to find out what would happen next. Grayson and Kira’s world was made complete by the colorful cast of secondary characters who not only helped further develop our hero and heroine, but also added some much needed perspective, levity and heart to the story. Mia Sheridan’s writing continues to astonish me. Overflowing with heart-wrenching emotions, brilliant imagery, relatable dialogue and inimitable characters, her mastery of the written word unquestionably shines. Grayson’s Vow is yet another sparkling success for Mia Sheridan and an absolute must-read novel in the Sign of Love series!
I don’t know why I continue to walk away shocked at how much I love Mia Sheridan’s stories, yet somehow I do – every single time. I’ve just finished Grayson’s Vow and am in awe at how different the storyline is from her other novels, yet is filled with the signature style that is Sheridan’s work. She has such an innate talent in the way that she is able to build her words up and immerse readers that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get enough.
“’And by the way, my dear,’ Charlotte said, resting her hand on mine on the counter, a glint in her eyes, ‘forget the prince and princess. I always imagined the real story was between the witch and the dragon.’”
Grayson and Kira had such a fun dynamic to their relationship! The back and forth banter made me giggle and smirk, even when they were frustrated with each other. Furthermore, their broken personalities complemented each other perfectly and it made for such a heartfelt read. Also, I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty sure that their stubbornness is what did me in and made me fall head over heels. Grayson clung to his past, haunted by the memories of the place he called home, while Kira ran from her demons. That pride that filled each of them touched me in a way that’s not easily describable. There was something about each of their coping mechanisms that resonated within me. Watching them deal with their issues and wade through the murky waters ended up being somewhat cathartic for me and scars that I bear. Needless to say, they were perfection and I certainly soaked up every single second of them being together!
“It takes work, and faith, and a whole heart full of hope. It takes letting the pain in, too. Because the problem is, you can’t shut off one emotion without shutting off all your emotions. You have to feel the pain if you’re going to feel the joy.”
I’ve said it before and I will say it again; if you haven’t read a novel by Mia Sheridan yet, you are missing out! With vivid imagery and thought-provoking scenarios, she forces her way into your heart and soul with her words. Grayson’s Vow was filled with so many feels across the spectrum, but an overwhelming one of love shone brightest. I had the hardest time putting this book down and never wanted it to end (not that the notion is a surprise at this point). Sheridan has written another solid masterpiece and I’m anxious to see what she does next!
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Don’t miss the rest of the Sign of Love series:
Leo (Sign of Love #1)
Leo’s Chance (Sign of Love #2)
Stinger (Sign of Love #3)
Archer’s Voice (Sign of Love #4)
Becoming Calder (Sign of Love #5)
Finding Eden (Sign of Love #6)
Kyland (Sign of Love #7)
Midnight Lily (Sign of Love #9)
Ramsay (Sign of Love #10)
Preston’s Honor (Sign of Love #11)