REVIEW – Preston’s Honor by Mia Sheridan

Title: Preston’s Honor
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #11
Release Date: February 18, 2017

There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.

Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.

Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.

Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.

Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?

How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?

Preston’s Honor is another heartfelt, thoughtful, and emotionally charged Sign of Love novel from Mia Sheridan. Preston and Lia’s story was unconventional, to say the least, but the author had me completely hooked from the very first page. This couple shared something significant and tangible, but it was their utterly electric chemistry that initially captivated me. I could practically feel the sparks flying between these two characters, even in their younger years. I adored seeing that develop into something deeper and more substantial as we unraveled their lives together from childhood to the present. While Preston’s Honor was very much a second chance romance of sorts, it was also about going all in for the first time. Lia and Preston had that comfortable familiarity that pulls you in, but it was the pieces of their journey that were brand-new that kept me reading.

“My heart, it seemed, knew only how to beat for him, like the wings of a bird soaring through an endless sky.”

Lia and Preston felt fated in a way that was almost tragic as the story unfolded and yet Mia Sheridan never let the reader lose hope for a happily ever after. I particularly adored Lia’s personal evolution. She was flawed, vulnerable, and unsure for so much of this novel but her overall growth and transformation was absolutely beautiful. I appreciated the honesty with which the author told Lia’s struggles. She was genuine and relatable and easy to root for. Preston also experienced some great growth in this novel, although much of his personal development seemed to have occurred before Lia returned. My one issue with this book was how little we saw of the couple actually and solidly in a relationship. This led to many of the emotions in the story being expressed but not experienced, and it took away from my ability to really connect with and invest in the couple.

“Purpose. Contentment. Joy. To find those things, don’t seek happiness. Search instead for those who need your gift and give it away.”

As with the previous Sign of Love novels, Preston’s Honor was incredibly unique. There were so many intriguing components to this storyline that I was never quite sure where Preston and Lia’s journey would end up. Mia Sheridan consistently tackles bigger issues in the context of her love stories, and this book was no different. I truly appreciated the discussion about immigration that the author started with this novel. Preston’s Honor takes readers on a true rollercoaster ride as Lia and Preston go from friends to lovers to not-quite-enemies and back again. My heart was in a constant state of discontentment, desperate for this couple to get the happily ever after they both deserved. With its vibrant characters, endearing dialogue, and heartfelt emotions, Preston’s Honor is another fantastic story from Mia Sheridan.


If there is one thing I’m certain of in the book world, it’s that Mia Sheridan can write a gripping novel that will steal hearts and make readers swoon. Preston’s Honor intrigued me with the premise of a twin sibling rivalry over a girl and had me diving into the pages with high expectations. It’s a standalone novel in the Sign of Love series that made me laugh, made me cry, and certainly left me wanting to find my own community to be a part of.

“What happened when your words agreed to something but your heart couldn’t be swayed?”

Both of the characters, though they had known each other from childhood, had so much to learn about the other as adults. Preston loved Lia in his own way, as Lia had loved him in her own manner, but it seemed that they could never speak the same language of love. Each faced such large obstacles and thought that they had to endure them alone. The way that this played out made for such an emotionally charged read. Furthermore, the transformations from beginning to end were earth-shattering. They happened slowly, but with such a natural, realistic feel; I loved where they began, but I just adored where they ended up so much more. The only real downfall for me was a switch in Sheridan’s writing style. Traditionally, she has painted vivid scenes that pulled the reader into the world she created. However, due to the dynamics of the relationships and the interpretations of each other’s feelings (on all accounts), Preston’s Honor felt much more expository in nature. At times, Sheridan was telling the emotions rather than showing readers. While the story was still excellent and addicting, it left me unable to connect to the characters in the way that I have in the past. The last quarter of the novel was much more the style that I’ve become accustomed to and I found myself wishing that I had more time with both Preston and Lia in that regard.

“In some ways we’d lived out an entire relationship—the beginning, the middle, and the end—and in some ways we’d never had a relationship at all.”

There was something about the message of Preston’s Honor that hit really close to home for me. The story felt personal on so many different levels, but especially in the disconnected feeling that Lia endured. It was an incredible moment to see her find her place and in that instant, my heart felt so light and satisfied with the story because of how deeply that feeling resonated in my bones. Mia Sheridan astounds me that she is able to create stories that feel so different and unique to the rest of the series, but also to other books in the industry. She’s a fountain of talent and I can honestly hope never runs dry.


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REVIEW – Ramsay by Mia Sheridan

Title: Ramsay
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #10
Release Date: June 18, 2016

Lydia De Havilland is shocked when Brogan Ramsay suddenly reappears in her life. Several years before, Brogan was the son of her family’s gardener, and the boy she hurt and betrayed. But Brogan is no longer the quiet, sensitive boy she remembers. Now he’s a man—gorgeous, powerful . . . and seeking vengeance.

Brogan Ramsay can’t let go of the memory of Lydia tricking him cruelly, leaving his heart shattered and his family penniless. And now he’s back to destroy her family the way his was destroyed. There’s only one problem . . . the girl who wounded him so badly years ago is now a woman who still has the power to render him breathless.

Ramsay is the story of betrayal and wrath, of the strength of regret and the power of forgiveness. It is the story of the thin veil between love and hate, and how more often than not, when we seek to inflict pain on others, the heart we wound is our own.

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Mia Sheridan serves up a sweet, sexy second-chance romance with Lydia and Brogan’s story in Ramsay. From the start, the storyline intrigued me. Lydia and Brogan’s chemistry was obvious and the fire between them never ceased to burn. Their attraction and passion poured from the pages of this novel, ensuring my need to see their story through to the very end. There was so much history and so much hurt between the main characters that I wasn’t sure how the author could possibly untangle all of their emotions to get to a happily ever after. As always, I had nothing to fear because Mia Sheridan once again delivered a surprising and satisfying journey of love, loss and forgiveness.

“I’d wanted to apologize to him for so many years. I still carried it like a sliver deeply embedded in my skin.”

Lydia and Brogan were both beautifully complicated characters. I fell hard for Brogan and his incredible work ethic. I loved that he wasn’t afraid to struggle and reveled in the success he earned for himself. Admittedly, it was his unwavering loyalty to his family and friends and the kind heart he tried so hard to hide that really sunk me, and by the time all was said and done, I was completely smitten. I admired Lydia for much the same reason. Her devotion to her family and willingness to sacrifice for them warmed my heart, however there were times when her inability to see her brother for who he truly was really irked me. I liked Lydia well enough, but she wasn’t my favorite Mia Sheridan heroine by far. I wasn’t able to connect with her as completely as I have some of the author’s other characters and ultimately this kept me from wholly investing in the couple.

“Learn from your mistakes, but don’t let them define you now. Find forgiveness, for them and for yourself.”

Ramsay read a little slower for me and I would have liked to see more time spent exploring the emotional connection between Brogan and Lydia in the present. While this novel didn’t quite captivate me like the author’s previous work, her writing was as evocative and imaginative as ever. One of the things I can always count on from Mia Sheridan is the poignancy of her storytelling. Lydia and Brogan’s journey was unique, heartfelt, and incredibly genuine. I fell in love with the vibrant secondary characters almost as quickly as I did our hero and heroine and together they brought Mia Sheridan’s world to life with their witty banter, intense chemistry, and raw emotion. Second-chance romance fans will definitely swoon for Brogan!

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By now, you’d have to be living under a rock to not realize just how much I adore Mia Sheridan’s writing. It’s fresh and unique, with each storyline bringing something new to the table. Ramsay, like the other astrological-based novels, has easily stolen a piece of my heart that I will treasure for some time. A story of love and forgiveness, Brogan and Lydia’s second chance at love will definitely leave readers with some serious feels.

“I learned that every choice has an outcome and I learned that holding on to bitterness is a poison that eats away at you from the inside.”

The back and forth, push and pull feeling between these two left my head spinning on more than one occasion. Each was so unsure of the other, never knowing what to trust. What started out as a game ended up having high stakes with neither of these characters realizing just what could happen. I really appreciated being on this journey with the two of them and seeing them mature. Though they both had moments where I’d find joy in clunking their heads together, it ultimately ended up being for the best. Sheridan shone a light on the cost of not forgiving someone, and the repercussions and misunderstandings of that. She put them through so many obstacles that it definitely left me guessing what the actual end game would be.

“You have to find a way to release it, Brogan. The women, your choices, the shame, you have to find a way to let it go. Learn from your mistakes, but don’t let them define you now. Find forgiveness, for them and for yourself.”

I’ll admit that I did not take a liking to Brogan and Lydia the same way that I have to her previous characters, but the plot intrigued me nonetheless and kept me drooling for more. If you’re familiar with this author’s writing, there is no denying how incredibly talented she is. She is able to paint a picture, pull readers into it, and leave them drowning in emotions. I swear there is nothing this phenomenal author can’t produce!

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REVIEW – Midnight Lily by Mia Sheridan

Title: Midnight Lily
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #9
Release Date: March 1, 2016

Holden Scott is the prince of professional football. At least he was before he lost it all . . . or more to the point, before he threw it all away. Now he’s out of a job, out of the public’s good graces, and perhaps just a little out of his mind. So when a friend offers up his remote lodge in the wilds of Colorado, giving Holden some time away to get his life back on track, he can hardly say no. The last thing he expects is to see a beautiful girl in the woods—one wearing a white, lace dress who appears in the moonlight, and leaves no footprints behind. Is she a dream? A ghost? A product of his muddled imagination? Or something entirely different?

Midnight Lily is the haunting love story of two lost souls reaching for each other in the dark. A tale of healing, acceptance, and the worlds we create to protect our own hearts. It is a story of being lost, of being found, and of being in the place between.

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Once again, I find myself totally blown away by Mia Sheridan! Midnight Lily is all consuming and unlike anything I’ve ever read before. From the raw and gripping emotions to the ingenuity of the storyline, Lily’s journey held me captive from start to finish and continued to linger long after the final page had been turned. This is definitely one of those books you should go into completely blind, experiencing every nuance of this novel for yourself. Mia Sheridan kept my head spinning and my heart aching as I navigated this emotional rollercoaster right alongside the hero and heroine. Holden and Lily’s obvious connection, potent chemistry and uncertain future made for one seriously riveting read and I’m still in complete awe of every twist and turn this storyline took.

“It felt like my soul was sleeping, and I had no earthly idea what would wake it up again.”

From the moment I dove into this book, I knew that Midnight Lily would be something special. The premise was intriguing and the characters a bit mysterious, more than enough to capture my attention and hold it. However, I couldn’t have prepared myself for the deeply emotional and shockingly delicate direction this story would take. Mia Sheridan proves to be fearless as she tackles some serious issues with this novel, shining a light on the human condition in a way that is somewhat dark, a little bit scary, and unapologetically real. Lily and Holden’s journey seemed to give my own pain and grief a voice and by the time all was said and done, this couple had somehow delivered me to a place of peace and acceptance. I have to applaud the author for the beautifully bold and incredibly graceful way in which she told this unconventional love story. Midnight Lily is simply stunning.

“And for just that moment, we had found our very own world, and we lived in it joyfully.”

I had a few issues with how quickly things wrapped up and the role of certain characters introduced near the end of the story, but overall Midnight Lily was absolutely incredible. The magic of Mia Sheridan lies in her unparalleled diversity. Each book is a completely new reading experience, significant and unique in its entirety. Midnight Lily did not disappoint in this regard and yet, also maintained that inexplicable quality that makes this novel undoubtedly Mia Sheridan’s handiwork. From the poignant writing and enchanting imagery to the wholly unexpected storyline and carefully complex characters, Lily and Holden’s journey was everything I’ve come to love from this author and then some. Mia Sheridan explores love, loss and the power of the human mind in this thought provoking and beautifully haunting story.

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Wow – I finished Midnight Lily and honestly could not think of words to do this story justice. I’ve read plenty of other things from Mia Sheridan, but this book was nothing like I would have expected; it was so much more. The depth in character development and complexity of the storyline kept me turning the pages, aching to see how the author would come to a resolution. My mind was absolutely blown from Midnight Lily, with all its twists and turns, that I’m not even sure I have proper words to do the story justice.

“I wanted someone to save me. But I didn’t know what to do about that.”

If there is one thing I’ve come to learn, it’s that Mia Sheridan’s mind is a fountain of unique, fresh ideas. Midnight Lily was so inventive that I’m still struggling to truly process the plot. Though I can understand the polarized reviews on this particular book, nobody can deny just how incredible this woman’s writing is. She pens such a complex world that sucks readers in, time and time again. Though each story of hers is incredibly different from the one before it, Sheridan gives a voice to the perceived outcasts of society and I absolutely love her for it. The characters in this particular book are mind-boggling, yet I couldn’t help but admire their tenacity and courage for everything they both have gone through.

“…we don’t get to choose what we carry, but we do get to choose the grace with which we carry it.”

There is one shortfall for me when it came to Midnight Lily, and that was one of the side characters. I needed a bit more of an explanation or connection to her purpose in order to fully engage in the story. However, that does not mean that I didn’t fully enjoy this novel. I was blown away by the words on the page and continue to be even now. Midnight Lily will take readers on the ride of a lifetime, keeping them guessing at what will happen next. I felt blindsided so many different times, but only ever in the best way possible. Sheridan’s writing continues to evolve and she keeps surprising me so I can’t wait to see what happens next…I just know it will be fantastic!

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REVIEW – Grayson’s Vow by Mia Sheridan

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.

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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!

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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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REVIEW – Kyland by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Kyland
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #7
Release Date: January 24, 2015

Kyland by Mia Sheridan

Synopsis

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

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Mia Sheridan serves up yet another breathtaking novel in the Sign of Love series with Kyland. A poignant tale of loss, love and sacrifice, Tenleigh and Kyland’s journey was as unexpected as it was heart wrenching. Mia Sheridan explores humanity at its most basic in a world where poverty is commonplace, every day is a struggle for survival, and emotions like love and hope are dangerous and rare. From the first page to the last I was captivated – caught up in the vibrant imagery, colorful characters and lyrical prose of this story. I fell hard and fast for Tenleigh and Kyland, their inexplicable connection giving way to an addictive chemistry and sweet devotion that ruled my heart and left a lasting impression. The things that tied this couple together – their histories of heartache, fierce determination, and hard-earned success – made them utterly unique from any fictional pairing I’ve encountered before and ensured that I was wholly invested in Tenleigh and Kyland’s happily ever after.

“Sometimes my life felt so small. And I had to wonder why those of us who were given small lives, still had to feel pain so big. It hardly seemed fair.”

Tenleigh was a girl after my own heart. Her love of learning was something I could easily appreciate while her use of reading as an escape from the harsh realities of her life really hit home with me. I absolutely loved getting to know this shy and lovable girl, enjoying her close relationship with her sister and cheering her on as she worked towards a better life. Kyland was a little harder to peg at first, his seemingly cocky attitude difficult to make sense of and his relationships with other girls uncertain. However, as Kyland and Tenleigh got to know one another, I found myself in awe of the depth that Mia Sheridan gave these characters. Tenleigh’s family and their shared view of men had me curious while Kyland’s home situation and apparent desperation to leave their small town behind absolutely intrigued me. I adored getting to explore the complexities of these characters as their relationship developed and they came unraveled. I was surprised several times over by the truths they were able to share and the emotions these secrets stirred in me. Mia Sheridan did a phenomenal job at developing Tenleigh and Kyland, keeping me hooked on both their individual and joint growth and ensuring that they left an indelible mark.

“I wished I had known that it was dangerous for girls like us to pretend to be princesses. In that moment, dreaming of anything felt dangerous. Dreams failed, and when they did, reality hurt that much more.”

In true Mia Sheridan fashion, my heart was put through the wringer several times over before all was said and done. Tenleigh and Kyland’s story was not clean or pretty or nice. It was raw, gritty and unapologetically honest – the kind of story that doesn’t pull any punches and demands to be felt all the way through. Kyland struck me hard, making me think and feel in ways I never expected to. Mia Sheridan has an unparalleled gift for understanding the human condition and allowing her readers to experience every nuance of that insight as they read her stories. Kyland was certainly no exception and at times, I swear I could feel the hunger, cold and utter hopelessness that surrounded the characters of this book. Their plight became my own and by the time I’d turned the final page, I felt like I had truly learned something from Tenleigh and Kyland. With each new novel, Mia Sheridan continues to impress. Kyland exemplified this author’s gift for crafting socially relevant and undeniably enchanting storylines, capturing delightful personalities and genuine emotional upheaval, and delivering love in its boldest, purest and most unselfish of forms. Heartbreaking, captivating and full of feels, Kyland is another absolute must read from Mia Sheridan!

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I’m continuing to make my way through the Signs of Love standalones, and each time I think Mia Sheridan can’t top a release, she goes and leaves me in shock and awe. Kyland pulls readers into the mountains of Kentucky where she weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, sacrifice and hardship. The characters left their mark in my heart and the storyline was one that I could relate to on numerous levels. Though I have loved many novels from Sheridan, Kyland will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

“I think about how that little fire is hope. I think about how you have to keep it burning to get you through the hard times, the times that seem so painful you don’t want to continue on.”

Kyland and Tenleigh are two incredibly different personalities, yet are rooted in similar wishes and desires. I fell quickly for the tenacity and drive that they each presented, and I found myself only falling deeper as their journey continued. I admired Tenleigh’s desire to better the environment for those around her; she wore her heart on her sleeve and how can you not love a heroine who does that? Kyland was such a force of nature that didn’t want to let anyone in. He had been burned by the world, which left him focused on how to change his circumstances. There was something about him, from the very first look he gave Tenleigh that burned into me. I knew he had a story and I couldn’t wait to get each piece of it.

“I think that when enough time has passed, when you’ve survived that which you didn’t imagine you could, there’s a dignity in that. Something you can own. A pride in knowing the pain made you stronger. The pain made you fight to succeed.”

I will admit that this storyline resonated deeply with me, so I instantly formed a deep connection to it. From dealing with a sick parent to overcoming the obstacles that are out of our control, everything that this couple went through reminded me of how far I have come in my own life. It allowed me to relate to the characters and their plights in a way that I don’t often get to. I could feel my heart weeping in sympathy, creating a deep desire to hug these characters and tell them that everything would be okay. The ending was a bit abrupt for my personal taste, but Kyland was still a story that gave me all the feels.

“But if time didn’t heal all wounds, at least it made them bearable. And I’d survived.”

Mia Sheridan is honestly a literary goddess. Whether she’s writing about fictional cults, the recluse neighbor, or a coal-mining town in the mountains of the Appalachian, she transports readers in the most visceral way. The storytelling alone creates an experience in her books every single time. I’m kicking myself for waiting for so long to begin diving in, yet also incredibly glad that I can binge read them through. If you haven’t read a book by this talented author yet, she is a must, and I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

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REVIEW – Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Finding Eden
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #6
Release Date: October 5, 2014

Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan

Synopsis

When the world as you know it has ended, when all that you love has been washed away, where do you find strength?

When the new world you’ve stepped into is as isolating as the last, when your heart is broken, and your future is unclear, where do you find hope?

Finding Eden is a story of strength, discovery, forgiveness, and undying love. It is about believing in your destiny and following the path that leads to peace.

THIS IS THE SECOND PART, AND CONCLUSION, IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS (BECOMING CALDER SHOULD BE READ FIRST).

Bs Review

Mia Sheridan delivers the heart-stopping conclusion to Calder and Eden’s story in Finding Eden, a breathtakingly poignant and utterly romantic tale that will leave you irrevocably altered. Having been left emotionally devastated by Becoming Calder, I had no choice but to dive into this book immediately. From the very first page, Mia Sheridan had me addicted all over again and I was a goner, absolutely devouring this story. Overflowing with intense, raw emotion, Finding Eden broke my heart and put it back together repeatedly before all was said and done. Eden and Calder’s worlds are vastly different and years have passed since we met them as kids in Acadia, but their love beats even more strongly in the face of all that they had endured. Mia Sheridan perfectly captured the depth of this connection, making me feel every piece of Eden and Calder’s relationship as I continued on their journey.

“I know what it feels like when the person who’s your whole life is stolen from you and each day bleeds into the next in a blur of misery and longing.”

I honestly couldn’t imagine a more resilient and patient character than Eden. After everything she had experienced with Hector, she still exuded incredible strength while holding onto extraordinary hope. I absolutely adored the growth we got to see with this character over the course of this novel. Mia Sheridan did an exquisite job at transforming Eden through her various relationships and taking the small, unsure girl and turning her into a woman whose courage, intelligence and unfailing kindness burned bright. I especially adored Eden’s relationship with Molly. The more she acted like a typical twenty-something woman, the higher my heart soared. Seeing Eden thrive, working at something she was passionate at and surrounded by people who understood and loved her, filled me with a much-needed contentedness. Her grief lingered and her fears and insecurities were always just beneath the surface, but these qualities only served to make Eden that much more relatable and lovable.

“I was trying to live, I was. But, now you’re back, and I’m alive again.”

Mia Sheridan definitely put me through the wringer when it came to Calder in this book. If I thought he harbored hidden pain before, I really had no idea. Guilt, betrayal and grief made him into the kind of character that you just want to reach into the pages and hold onto. My heart bled for him as he dealt with the loss of Eden, the loss of the only home he’d ever known and the secrets Hector had revealed in the end. However, I have to applaud Mia Sheridan for the careful way in which she handled Calder’s emotional turmoil. While it was so completely devastating, he took that pain and turned it into something beautiful. I loved that he found a way to harness all of those feelings and it filled me with a sense of pride that he was able to find success in doing so. In addition to all of the angst, Calder also demonstrated an unexpectedly romantic side that swept me clear off my feet. His proclamations of love for Eden, his grand gestures and the genuine way in which he cared for and cherished her left me in a giant puddle of mush. Calder was every bit the tortured hero in Finding Eden and it was definitely a swoon-worthy look for him!

“Someone tried to tell me what my destiny was once. I knew in my heart it wasn’t true. It felt wrong. I don’t think other people get to tell us what our destiny is, Calder.”

This book… what can I say but that the overall storyline simply steamrolled me. Mia Sheridan is absolutely at the top of her game with this novel and the moment I finished reading, I wanted to start all over again. Every question I had, each piece of the puzzle fell into place over the course of Finding Eden. This book was everything Eden and Calder deserved in a happy ending and then some. Plus, Xander! Talk about an epic best friend. I think I fell in love with him as easily as I did Eden and Calder. Xander, Molly and the rest of the secondary characters rounded out this story perfectly, bringing a much needed lightness and sense of humor to this otherwise emotional rollercoaster of a journey. Paired with all of the unexpected twists and Mia Sheridan’s absolutely phenomenal writing and this is far more than a five star read. Finding Eden sparked such intense, visceral reactions in me that it became a one-of-a-kind reading experience. Mia Sheridan has an unparalleled gift with words and Finding Eden is the perfect example. This epic love story is an adventure from start to finish, a brilliant commentary on the power of finding love, family and a place to call home. Finding Eden is an absolutely must read!

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I’ve just finished Finding Eden and I have to say that the conclusion to Calder and Eden’s story was absolute perfection. Mia Sheridan has a knack for breaking your heart, filling each crevice with joy, and then finding ways to break it further. It’s a wickedly delicious cycle that I’ve come to expect from Sheridan and I honestly would not have it any other way. With each book I read from her, I fall more in love with her style, her characters, and the way that her mind translates emotion to the pages.

“Our souls clung to each other as much as our bodies did. And yes, there was healing.”

I have rode such an up and down rollercoaster while reading Finding Eden, and even Becoming Calder, that I’m having difficulty putting the experience into words. Sheridan forces you to immerse yourself in this world with no desire to remove yourself. Her imagery pulls readers in and truly envelops, enabling readers to see the scenes the characters are in, to smell the environment, and to feel every gentle caress or harsh shove. The book becomes a life of its own, which made for such a surreal romance. Even if a reader wasn’t captivated by the incredible plot, there is no doubt in my mind that he/she would be blown away simply by the phenomenal way this writer puts her thoughts to paper.

“Whether we’d been two college freshman, two farm hands, two gypsies— two anything— the falling in love part of our story would have been the same.”

Not only do Sheridan’s descriptions bring Finding Eden to life, but these personalities sneak up on you, and burrow into your veins, leaving pieces of their essence in your soul. They become those best friends who turn into family, people you care about and can’t help but invest in. I couldn’t imagine going through any one thing they went through, let alone the series of events that happened, and it truly made me not only love them, but admire them and root for their successes.

“You were victims. But don’t live like victims. Live like survivors.”

With each new novel I read from Mia Sheridan, I find myself falling more in love with her writing due to her immensely growing talent. I’m enjoying being transported to new worlds with new encounters and even having my heart get put through the wringer time and time again. Finding Eden was the end of Calder and Eden’s story, but because of the way they became a piece of me, their story will stay with me for quite some time. There was something about their friendship with Xander, the love they had for each other, and the devotion that they exuded that I found reassuring and illuminating. I can’t wait to see where Mia Sheridan will take readers next or how she’ll surprise us, but given what I know of her already, I have no doubt that I will be astounded, just as I was with Finding Eden.

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REVIEW – Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Becoming Calder
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #5
Release Date: October 5, 2014

Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan

Synopsis

There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.

In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.

In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers.

Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places . . . From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.

THIS IS THE FIRST PART IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS. THE SECOND PART, FINDING EDEN, RELEASES SIMULTANEOUSLY.

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Mia Sheridan has done it again. Becoming Calder is unlike anything I’ve ever read, delivering both breathtaking love and heartbreaking agony in one fell swoop. Calder and Eden’s journey was captivating, unexpected and overflowing with raw emotion – the kind of story that sticks with you long after the final page has been turned. From the very beginning, the pull between our hero and heroine was something special. They shared an untouchable connection that transcended the confusion and loss of control that surround them, easily enchanting readers with their pure and inimitable feelings for one another. As Calder and Eden fell in love for the very first time, I was right there beside them losing my heart with each stolen moment and whispered truth. I waited in anxious anticipation for each meeting of these two incredible souls and adored every sweet and steamy interlude that imprinted this couple on me just a little bit more.

“As long as we’re both under the same moon, we’ll always find a way to each other.”

Eden and Calder may just be some of my favorite characters from this author. Both courageous and incredibly fierce, their emotional transparency allowed them to steal my heart without hesitation. Mia Sheridan expertly utilized Eden and Calder’s sheltered upbringing to lay her characters bare. Raised beyond the constraints of prideful thought and shielded from any understanding of “normality,” Eden and Calder were frank with their feelings and unapologetic in their exploration of them. The resultant vulnerability was absolutely stunning and I found myself deeply connected to both characters in no time at all. I loved watching Calder and Eden come to life with one another, venturing into the unknown and making promises for a world they couldn’t possibly understand. Their innocence was utterly beautiful and incredibly addictive, making it impossible not to fall in love with and wholly invest myself in Eden and Calder’s hopeful hearts and kind souls.

“I will protect your sweet and hopeful heart. I vow to shield you from any ugliness in this world, and always be your shelter in the storm.”

It should be noted that Becoming Calder reads more slowly than most of Mia Sheridan’s other novels. She has a lot of world-building to do in Becoming Calder and that takes some time and patience on the part of the reader. While I understood the importance of establishing Acadia and the roles both Eden and Calder played amongst their people, I did find it difficult at times to reconcile my need to get to the heart of the story with the lack of action and overall slow pace. When all was said and done, I definitely appreciated the detail with which Mia Sheridan crafted our couple’s world, knowing that I couldn’t truly appreciate all that the characters had been through without first understanding the world in which they had been raised. Overall, the slow start didn’t so much diminish my reading experience as it made me incredibly anxious to get to the second book in Calder and Eden’s story.

“My love for Calder would serve as a mighty sword against Hector. There was nothing he could do to fight that, nothing he could do to enslave that. It was true and untouchable. It was ours.”

Once again, Mia Sheridan demonstrates an exquisite command of the written word. Her prose is poetic, her imagery vibrant and the emotional impact of this story incredibly powerful. Her writing is as beautiful as ever, words flowing across the pages in a stunning dance that both challenges and mesmerizes the reader until you’re left with no choice but to surrender to the author’s fictional world. Becoming Calder took me by complete surprise. This story was nothing like I had expected and yet it was somehow so much more. Not to mention that ending! I’m pretty sure my heart threatened to pound right out of my chest as I devoured the words that brought this book to a close, only to be left wanting so much more. Mia Sheridan has carefully constructed this enthralling storyline to keep readers guessing and I can’t wait to see where she plans to take Eden, Calder and Xander next. A true testament to the power of blind faith, unconditional love and unwavering hope, Becoming Calder is another must read novel from Mia Sheridan!

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Mia Sheridan has proven time and time again that she can write just about anything and have it seep into your bones. The way she is able to consistently invoke such high levels of emotion is astounding, and even though I shouldn’t continue to be surprised, somehow I am. I’ve just finished Becoming Calder and I’m sitting here in a tangled mess of sensations, having the most difficult time forming words. This book was addicting, maddening, and above all, utterly consuming.

“The thing is, Calder, it’s not always a choice who you develop feelings for. You’re playing with fire in more ways than one. Any fool can see the way you two look at each other.”

This author has a knack for incredible world-building, sucking readers into an unforgettable story. Becoming Calder had quite a large scene to set, so the beginning was a bit slower paced than what readers have come to expect from Sheridan. However, Eden and Calder’s romance was a bright ball of light, and once those rays started to seep through, there was just no stopping the explosion. The juxtaposition of the sweet girl who questioned things with the devout boy who blindly followed his faith was eye-opening and made for such beautiful transformations. From the very moment we’re introduced to each of these personalities, there was just something special that drew you in, creating a compulsive need to see how it would all end.

“You had to live every minute of the hard part in order to get to the good. Maybe that made it all the sweeter though. If you could just skip over the bad parts in life, the good parts would start to feel bland and emotionless.”

One of the things I admire most about Sheridan is her ability to transport readers to different worlds. In each book of the Signs of Love series, I am taken to a new place with new characters and a fresh storyline. Too many times when I get to the later books in a series, I start to feel like they’re similar plots and the book feels stale. However, Sheridan keeps surprising me, drawing me in, and only leaves me wanting more with the stories she has to tell. Becoming Calder was no exception, particularly with how different the settings were from her previous novels.

“I feel your lips on me, Eden. When I close my eyes, when I’m awake. I taste you. You are my first breath, and my last. I feel you, and I hope you still feel me, too.”

I’ll be honest and say that the blurb of Becoming Calder made me a tad bit hesitant to read this in the first place; yet, it delivered with its butterflies and heart racing moments. The sweet, slow romance that blossomed between the characters drives the plot forward while simultaneously burrowing into your soul. Readers will not be disappointed in this angsty delicious read that delivers in spades. I’m definitely not ready to leave this one behind yet, and am certainly glad that there’s another book to continue on with. Mia Sheridan has done it again, and I can’t wait to see where she brings this story in its conclusion!

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REVIEW – Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Archer’s Voice
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #4
Release Date: January 25, 2014

Archers Voice by Mia Sheridan

Synopsis

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer’s Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

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Every once in a while, a book comes along that marks you. Changes the way you see the world. Archer’s Voice is such a book. Mia Sheridan has gone above and beyond with this breathtaking story of loss, fear, love, and unrelenting hope. I have yet to meet a book couple quite as compelling as Archer and Bree. Their journey broke my heart and put it back together several times over before all was said and done, leaving me feeling irrevocably altered by their inimitable connection and deeply fated love. Mia Sheridan is a literary genius, capturing the incredible power of the human spirit and delivering the kind of written magic that wholeheartedly consumes the reader. I don’t know how she’ll possibly top this phenomenal story, but I’m a faithful fan from this book alone.

“I didn’t know enough to dream you, Bree, but somehow you came true anyway. How did that happen?”

Bree is the kind of heroine that just radiates goodness. Despite everything she had been through and the lingering scars that were left behind, she was unfailingly kind and full of compassion. Her strange friendship with Archer had my heart soaring and made me proud of the kind of person who could so boldly befriend such a unique stranger. Mia Sheridan wrote Bree with a voice that was timeless. She was warm, personable, and wholly relatable, allowing me to forge an immediate and irreparable connection with the character. In true Mia Sheridan fashion, I ached for Bree as her history and loss came to light, feeling deeply for the girl who had lost so much. I loved watching this character come into her own as she spent time in a new town and made friends with the locals. Each of these peripheral relationships helped to paint the stunning picture of who Bree was at her core.

“I want to be able to love you more than I fear losing you, and I don’t know how.”

Archer is definitely in my top five favorite book boyfriends after this novel. I’ve never met a character who was such a mystery and yet so easy to understand all at once. Archer’s limited world made him an enigma, while it also allowed him the powerful ability to understand life in its simplest terms and without the influence of popular opinion to sway his view. As Mia Sheridan allowed us a look into Archer’s past, I felt this character staking his claim on my heart. The heady emotions and gut-wrenching experiences that we got to explore through his point of view absolutely shook me. I felt more deeply for Archer than I have for any other character in a really long time and I loved every heartbreaking second of getting to know this incredible man. Mia Sheridan did an exceptional job at bringing this character to life without the excess verbiage so many characters require. It was Archer’s actions and the things that held importance to him that gave shape to Archer’s true character.

“I think love is a concept, and each person has an individual word for what sums it up for them. My word for love is Bree.”

Archer’s Voice was an effortless read. The story flowed easily, picking up the pace to build tension at all the right moments and slowing down when I needed to really just stop and feel. Mia Sheridan’s careful construction of this storyline made this unconventional journey absolutely sparkle and I had no problem investing myself completely from the very first page. As always, Mia Sheridan writes romance with a social conscience. Archer’s Voice not only highlighted the challenges of living with a disability, but it also spoke to the true nature of trauma and its lasting effects. The author incorporated these two elements in a respectful and genuine way that gave me all the feels and left me wanting more of this unforgettable couple. Mia Sheridan’s poignant prose, heartfelt emotions, and addictive dialogue was utterly captivating, leaving me no choice but to surrender myself to Archer and Bree and ensuring that Archer’s Voice is an absolute must read!

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You know when someone tells you to read a book immediately and you laugh it off, stick it on your TBR, and it continues to just fade away on the list? Then, one day, you finally open it up and start beating yourself up because you didn’t listen to your friends? Well, yeah…that’s me right about now. Archer’s Voice lived up to every ounce of hype, and even exceeded it. The feelings and emotions that Mia Sheridan evoked while reading this novel are indescribable and incomparable; so much so, that I don’t even know where to begin.

“Since I had met him, it had occurred to me that it would probably be amazing what we could all see and hear if we would just shut our mouths a little more, and stop trying to constantly hear our own voice.”

Both Archer and Bree had been put through so many obstacles as individuals that when they came together, I couldn’t help but love the recognition they saw in one another. The slow build of their relationship formed butterflies in my tummy and an overall feeling that I can’t pinpoint flowed through my veins. They were hesitant in so many ways and it produced an angst to their relationship, but not in a dramatic fashion. The words on the page weren’t just letters strung together; Sheridan breathed life into these characters and these scenes and that could be felt quite poignantly with every page turned.

“We had each reacted differently in a moment of terror, and yet we both still hurt. Maybe there was no right or wrong, no black or white, only a thousand shades of grey when it came to pain and what we each held ourselves responsible for.”

Though I’ve absolutely adored the previous books in the series, Archer’s Voice is unlike anything Sheridan has produced – or any other author for that matter. It is unique and profound, showing readers the power of love – an emotion that can transcend everything and speaks a language of its own. The characters are unforgettable and the emotions are breathtakingly real. As a reader, my heart ached with Bree and Archer, celebrated alongside them, and fell in love right with them. I couldn’t believe just how much Archer’s Voice touched my heart and honestly, the only thing I can really say is that it’s a must read. To readers who think that all the positive praise can’t possibly be real, trust me – it doesn’t even touch the surface of how fantastic this book is! If you haven’t clicked yet, RUN and do it! You won’t regret it!

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REVIEW – Stinger by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Stinger
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #3
Release Date: December 7, 2013

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Synopsis

Grace Hamilton was the girl with a plan. She knew exactly where her life was going and prided herself on always achieving her goals. It was who she was, and how she lived her life. She never stepped outside the lines, and never considered what she might desire and whom she was actually trying so hard to please. Until him…

Carson Stinger was a man who didn’t play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he didn’t care what others thought, and took each day as it came, no direction, no plan. He knew what women wanted from him and believed it was all he had to offer. Until her…

When circumstances forced them to spend several hours together, they walked away changed. But for two people who never should have meshed, overcoming the reality of their vastly different lives wasn’t possible. At least not yet…

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Mia Sheridan has once again blown me away! Stinger is a surprising story that will break your heart and make it soar while delivering the perfect balance of sexy and sweet. From the moment they met, Carson and Grace shared some serious sexual tension and an undeniable chemistry that absolutely sizzled. I was hooked on their sarcastic banter and delightful flirtations, loving the resultant push and pull as they tried to fight the unavoidable connection forming between them. Mia Sheridan doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the powerful emotions of this story and I found myself feeling every step of this journey. Stinger is part fantasy and part harsh reality, a potent combination of action and romance that is indescribably gripping. Mia Sheridan’s writing continues to wow me. Her colorful imagery, lyrical prose, and easy dialogue creating a voice that is fresh, fierce, and utterly addictive.

“And I really, really like how you make me feel– like if you looked at me every day, the way you’re looking at me right now, I could do anything, be anything, be more.”

The character development in Stinger is absolute perfection. In the beginning, Grace and Carson could not have been more different, but as their story progressed and life took them in their own directions, they proved to be so much more than their first impressions implied. I loved watching Grace come into her own. She was so easy to relate to that I couldn’t help but invest myself in her success and happiness. I also adored the way in which Mia Sheridan unraveled Carson. While he was definitely charming, it was the depth and complexity of this character that was downright mesmerizing. Putting together the pieces of Carson’s past and exploring the years following his first meeting with Grace painted a stunning picture of a broken man that was impossible not to love. Together, Grace and Carson inspired each other to re-define themselves and in doing so evolved beautifully throughout their journey.

“Let’s go watch another sunrise together, Buttercup.”

Stinger was very much a two-toned read. The first part of the story was carefree, sexy, and adorably entertaining, while the second half was grittier, poignant, and significantly more angst-ridden. I enjoyed exploring the many facets of Carson and Grace’s relationship, the changing mood of the story seeming to grow right along with this fantastic couple. Mia Sheridan not only serves up a memorable love story with this Sign of Love novel, but she also addresses some hard-hitting issues that had my heart aching. Through Carson, Mia Sheridan skillfully conjures an incredible sense of purpose, shedding light on a dark subject in a way that was informative and deeply touching. Overflowing with raw emotion and filled with vibrant, relatable characters, Stinger is another win for Mia Sheridan’s Sign of Love series.

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Wow! When it comes to writing a gripping, hold the edge of your seat type of story, Mia Sheridan sure knows how to deliver. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Stinger, but it absolutely blew me away. This author has delivered two unforgettable characters with a love that felt timeless and believable, living through a storyline that is relevant and real.

“Why would fate bring us back together only to have us part a second time.”

Grace and Carson’s story is in many ways a second chance love story. However, there was so much more to Stinger than just their romance. I loved how Sheridan questioned fate and the control over what we have in our lives. I adored that the characters didn’t change who they were because of the other. Yet, they changed and grew in a way that stayed true to their personalities. From the moment they started hating on each other in that initial elevator ride, I knew that they would have something special and I could not have been more right.

“He was an enigma to me – stinging me one minute and then soothing me the next – with his words, his touch, his smile.”

Sheridan utilizes a longer time span throughout Stinger, but it allowed me to gain a greater appreciation for who these characters were. We didn’t just get a glimpse of their lives and have to speculate who they used to be, where they were going, etc. The author takes pivotal points in Grace and Carson’s lives and intertwines them effortlessly. The way she so seamlessly intertwines moments and arcs for the characters was truly impressive. Furthermore, the writing was compelling and left me aching for more at the end of each chapter. I finished in a matter of hours because I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

“Maybe love was complicated, and yet the simplest thing in the whole wide world.”

For as much as I couldn’t get enough of Leo and Leo’s Chance, there was something even more special about Stinger. This book took a very real life issue and created awareness and compassion without it being over the top or taking away from the characters’ story. From their transformations and growth to the way they became so sure in the choices they made – it just flowed perfectly. Mia Sheridan has a true gift and I’ve found that I’m liking each new book even more than the last. I’m not sure how she’ll top herself, but I sure am ecstatic to find out!

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REVIEW – Leo’s Chance by Mia Sheridan

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Title: Leo’s Chance
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love #2
Release Date: December 7, 2013

Leos Chance by Mia Sheridan

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Does everyone deserve a second chance? Even someone who lies and deceives to get it?

Do we all have a second chance coming? Even if we play a part in our own destruction?

How hard would you fight to have a second chance at love? A second chance at life? Another chance to tell your own story?

Every love story has two sides. Evie told hers. This time it’s Leo’s chance.

THIS IS A POV NOVEL OF LEO (LEO SHOULD BE READ FIRST).

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Mia Sheridan returns to the story that had our hearts faltering and fluttering in Leo’s Chance. Leo finally gets his turn in this alternate point of view novel and it was every bit worth the wait to hear his side of the story. The emotional moments of his personal journey tugged on my heart, while I fell in love with his and Evie’s epic love story once again. Mia Sheridan’s writing is as captivating as ever, pulling me right back into this familiar story from the very first page in a way that felt entirely fresh and equally exciting. Mia Sheridan’s thoughtful prose, delightful wit, and breathtaking emotion has once again blown me away. Leo’s Chance is a fantastic companion to Leo and a great addition to the Sign of Love Series.

“After years and years of pining for her so intensely, she was right in front of me, and yet she was still a thousand miles away.”

While Evie is as memorable as ever, this novel was Leo’s through and through. I absolutely adored how much this book added to the character, revealing never before seen pieces of his story and completing his puzzle in an unexpected way. I loved the glimpses we got into this complex character’s soul by experiencing his life after the accident and before his reunion with Evie. I enjoyed seeing him in his element at work as well as exploring the various outside relationships that seemed to have influenced the person Leo became over the course of the story. I felt like I finally understood where he was coming from, why he made the choices he did, and what was truly in his heart all along. Mia Sheridan gave Leo some incredible depth in this novel and it definitely had me falling even harder for him this time around.

“If people always acted in a predictable way, determined solely by a set of data, you and Evie would have been much different people. Respect the mystery.”

Leo’s Chance had a decidedly different overall tone than Leo did. While Evie’s side of the story was indeed emotional, so much of it was intellectually driven. She was more stuck in her own mind, trying to wrap her head around her lost relationship with Leo and the possibility of allowing herself to love again, as well as attempting to reconcile the lies she’d been told with the new truths before her. Leo, on the other hand, knew the truth from the beginning, so his journey was more raw, visceral, and overflowing with complicated emotions. As he warred with his impossibly strong feelings and self-imposed duality, Leo made me feel deeply. His story settled in my gut in a way that was surprising and yet felt completely natural, ensuring that Leo’s Chance left a lasting impression.

“Way I see it, maybe it’s not so unfair, as unfinished . If you stopped in the middle of a lot of stories, they’d seem unfair. You’re still in the middle of yours.”

Having read this book immediately after the first, there were a couple times where the story seemed to slow down a bit, likely because of the repetitive nature of certain scenes. However, this was mostly balanced out by the moments where I couldn’t seem to stop reading because I was so totally enthralled in Mia Sheridan’s storytelling. This author continually proves herself to be an expert at combining stunning emotional content with deliciously steamy encounters and amusing moments of levity and Leo’s Chance was no exception. Thanks in part to the fantastic secondary characters that brought heart and humor to Leo and Evie’s story, this novel is a well-rounded read. Leo’s Chance is an entertaining, powerful, and beautiful journey of heartbreak and hope that is not to be missed.

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From the moment I finished the first book in Mia Sheridan’s Sign of Love series of standalones, I knew that I would fall in love with every future book to come. However, I was particularly interested in diving into Leo’s Chance in order to see the other side of all the interactions we had received in Leo. This book was everything I could have wanted and more. It had just the right amount of overlap from Leo, but with so much new content that it never felt like a repeat of the first book.

“But the only thing we’ll get from trying to figure out where another path would have taken us are questions there are no answers to, and heartbreak that can’t be healed. Regardless of how we got there, all any of us can do is move forward from where we are.”

Whenever I dive into an alternative point of view novel, I’m always slightly hesitant because of fear that I will just get a regurgitation or that I won’t love the characters as much. I’m happy to say that Leo’s Chance was nothing but a reminder as to why I fell so hard for Jake and Evie in the first place. Sheridan’s writing is magical; it transports you to the world her personalities live in and is able to make you feel like you’re experiencing the emotions, not just reading them. Even though I knew how the story would end, and the ups and downs to get there, it felt all brand new to my heart. I hurt when the characters did, I rejoiced when they were happy, and I fell in love right alongside them.

“Sometimes it feels like I’m a broken mess of pieces, always searching for a way to fit them all together.”

It was invaluable to be inside Jake’s head, to experience what he did, both in the past and present. Though I loved him before, it created a whole other layer to his personality. In many ways, it created sympathy and pride for how far he was able to come. However, I think what my favorite part of Leo’s Chance is was that it showed how well he knew and understood Evie. The way he was able to read her showed how deep their connection was, even after so many years apart. I adored the characters in the first installment because of the idea that these two broken people could come together to fill in cracks that existed in the other. There’s something about the hope that we’re all a little broken, and we all deserve to be loved, that resonated deeply in my soul. Leo’s Choice was the most perfect alternative point of view novel, and now I’m dying to see how Sheridan will bring out the other astrological signs in the rest of the series!

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