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GRAYSON’S VOW – A SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL: LIBRA by MIA SHERIDAN

Standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance in the Sign of Love Series

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SYNOPSIS

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.

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯  ‘bewitching’ stars

‘But sometimes, I supposed, a girl just had to be her own hero.’

When Mia Sheridan releases a new book we get all giddy with excitement because this Author sure knows how to write a beautiful, imaginative, evocative and highly emotional story. So, we eagerly began Grayson’s Vow anticipating to swoon and cry in equal measure. We were expecting the Mia Sheridan who pulls at our heartstrings and gives us such inspiring hope and love through her originality and flawless writing.

“Love is not always smooth and easy. Love can be piercing. Love means exposing yourself – all of yourself, every tender part – to being hurt. Because true love is not only the flower, true love is also the thorns.”

Whilst there’s no denying that Mia Sheridan is one class Author who hooks you from page one with the beauty of her words we just didn’t fall in love with Grayson’s Vow. We enjoyed it and we absolutely loved the last 30% and the epilogue which was high impact emotionally, however overall we found it quite predictable, repetitive and we just didn’t feel the emotion we normally do when we read a book by this Author. We didn’t cry…shock horror. We rely on Mia Sheridan to make us cry and truly feel. This time we didn’t really and that saddened us.

“This marriage doesn’t require any luck. We already set it up to fail.”

Grayson’s Vow read like a fantasy; the Dragon and the Witch. It would make a great fairy-tale movie and we’d be first in line to watch it. A story of rags to riches but not in a monetary sense but the human riches of love, hope, friendship and compassion.

“You bring me peace, little witch, and you put a fire in my blood.”

These two characters both carried the world on their shoulders through harrowing childhoods and severe lack of love and support through their younger years leading into as far as adulthood. It was an emotional account in some parts that did touch us. Especially, as we mentioned the latter part of the story. We just wished it had been through the whole story in true Mia Sheridan style. Her own unique style that we’ve loved since day one.

‘My beautiful little witch – there was magic within her, and I wanted to bathe in its light.’

**Reviewed from and ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks**

GRAYSON’S VOW by MIA SHERIDAN
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                                                  LEO – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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SYNOPSIS

Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?

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LEO’S CHANCE – A COMPANION NOVEL TO LEO

                                       

            SYNOPSIS

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.

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STINGER – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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…

STINGER 
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ARCHER’S VOICE 

A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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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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.

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Finding EdenFINDING EDEN – A SIGN OF LOVE COMPANION NOVEL TO BECOMING CALDER

SYNOPSIS

Finding Eden is the continuation, and conclusion, to Becoming Calder.


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-PARTSIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS (BECOMING CALDER SHOULD BE READ FIRST). New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Kyland by Mia SheridanKYLAND – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

KYLAND 
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KYLAND (A Sign of Love Novel) by MIA SHERIDAN

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.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

  

Kyland

Jointly reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯ 1/2 Stars

‘Half agony, half hope. Half pain, half ecstasy. Half grief, half joy. Half my downfall, half my saviour.’

When you pick up a new book by Mia Sheridan you pretty much know what you’re going to get; a beautiful written story, a broken and vulnerable male hero with a heart of gold and a sweet and strong heroine as well as a swoon worthy romance set in adversity. Oh and you bet there’ll be tears. Once again Mia gave us just that; yes the formula is reminiscent of previous stories by this Author and there’s a sense of predictability, but….you can’t help but fall in love and have your hearts broken then carefully put back together again.

“I’m not asking you for anything more than you can give. I’m not.”

There’s no question; the brilliance with which Mia Sheridan writes she manages to insert the reader into her world. We see the mountains; we feel the despair and suffering of this small mining town. We smell the lavender whilst tasting the desperation and hopelessness. In some ways the setting and backdrop of her stories almost become the third character.

“What keeps your fire burning?”

“The hope that life won’t always hurt so badly. The belief that I’ll get out of here sometimes – that I won’t be cold or hungry forever. It keeps me going. It’s my fire. It helps me do the things I need to do to survive, and it helps me hate myself less for doing them.”

In amidst the pain and emotional suffering we’ve got Kyland and Tenleigh. They epitomise what Mia writes best; characters who’ve had a hard start in life; who’ve suffered emotionally and not had it easy yet retain their beauty, compassion and survival instinct. Both are struggling yet both are survivors in life.

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”

This story very much felt like a friends to lovers romance of the soul mate variety. It was a beautiful slow build with an intense attraction and a sweet romantic element. The sacrifices made out of love had us in tears and the hope and inspiration had our hearts soaring. A definite recommend from us!

Kyland is a standalone novel in The Sign of Love Series.

 **Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks.**

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 BOOKS BY MIA SHERIDAN

Sign of Love

ღ  LEO
 Can be read as a standalone
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ღ  LEO’S CHANCE
Companion novel to Leo
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ღ  STINGER 
Standalone
(Our Review)
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ღ  ARCHER’S VOICE
Standalone
(Our Review)
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ღ  BECOMING CALDER
To be read in conjunction with Finding Eden
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ღ  FINDING EDEN 
Companion Novel to Becoming Calder
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ღ  KYLAND
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ARCHER’S VOICE (The Signs of Love – Saggitarius) by Mia Sheridan

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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.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. The first three books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

G&J:  5 Beautiful and Emotional Stars

Gitte: Mia Sheridan is a fabulous Author who without fail brings heart-felt emotion, brilliant writing and strong characters to her readers every single time you open one of her stories. As you read, your heart envelops the characters and you get swept up in their journey. Archer’s Voice was a beautiful and very moving story that depicts just how fantastic this Author is.

‘The loudest words are the ones we live.’

I loved Archer and my heart hurt reading his story; however it also rejoiced in the inspiration, hope and love that was ‘Archer’s Voice’. For me, Archer stood out and was the reason why this story was so mesmerizing; added to that, the brilliant writing and a good story and this made Archer’s Voice a must read for any passionate readers out there. Jenny, I know you loved Archer’s story too and we had some tears through this one didn’t we?

‘Archer had lived a life so devoid of human kindness, of touch and attention. It had to be overwhelming for him…’ – Bree

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Jenny:  There were plenty of swooning and tears happening in Archer’s Voice G that’s for sure and yes! I absolutely loved this story. Mia Sheridan is author who can do no wrong in my eyes. I’ve loved everything she’s created so far and with Archer’s Voice she completely won my heart. What a beautifully told story this was. It had everything I could wish for in a romance story that’s for sure.

‘We communicated a thousand words, without a single one being spoken.’-Bree

This was one for the heart…..I know my heart was breaking, soaring, beating and I think it may have actually stopped once!! The characters feel so real as if the author had placed little bits of real life on those pages.

“I want to be able to love you more than I fear losing you, and I don’t know how. Teach me, Bree. Please teach me. Don’t let me destroy this.” – Archer

We witnessed how love and perseverance can overcome prejudices and misjudgment and how having that one person to believe in you enough can in turn make you believe in yourself. A truly inspiring and poignant message which showed us how the heart can speak louder than any words possibly could.

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Gitte: Archer was a wonderful hero. One of the reasons he stands out for me is that there aren’t many written like him. He’s an alpha character without all the extreme bravado; rather he’s written with a sensitivity and vulnerability which completely brought me to my knees.  However, not only that, he’s fascinating and compassionate. He’s a hero in the true sense of the word and the passion, sensuality and power of him is intense and awe inspiring. I fell in love. No question. This man has been through hell in his childhood and dragged back to a ‘world’ that shuns him and in which he cannot be ‘heard’ through no fault of his own.

‘I was a freak. I was out here alone and isolated for a reason – I was to blame for so much tragedy, so much pain. I was worthless.’ – Archer

So many times whilst reading, my heart was in my throat and tears blurred my eyes, making me unable to continue without a break. Archer was utterly alone as a consequence of jealousy, manipulation, ignorance and hate. That is until Bree found him and saw the man behind the gossip and horridly perceived reputation. Bree was his savor of sorts wasn’t she Jenny?

“I didn’t know enough to dream you, Bree, but somehow you came true anyway.” – Archer

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Jenny: She sure was! Bree Prescott had run from her previous life after a tragic episode that left her bereft, confused and full of guilt. Little did she know, the place she chose to visit, the lakeside town of Pelion would change not only hers, but Archer’s Hales life forever.

This sweet, smart, gentle man thought so little of himself..’-Bree

Upon meeting Archer, Bree felt a pull and a connection unlike any other.  This big strong, handsome man intrigued her and despite Archer not being very welcoming at first, Bree persevered to get to know Archer as she felt this lonely man needed a friend. Bree reached out reached out to him and offered him a lifeline of sorts, a chance to communicate.

‘It suddenly occurred to me that Archer Hale had taught himself an entire language, but hadn’t a single person to talk to. Until me.’ – Bree

No one had ever tried or cared enough to see inside the heart of Archer Hale until Bree came along and her utter conviction in Archer was commendable and moving and it was this conviction that would eventually have Archer seeing the man he was and could be.  Doing simple things with Archer would light up Bree’s day and his mere presence was a gift she treasured.

“They don’t know who you are, Archer. They have no idea. And they don’t deserve to know. Don’t let their judgement hurt you.” – Bree

Bree led Archer on a journey of self-realization and showed him that his disability was in fact a strength and having someone like Bree believe him, Archer, in turn, came to believe in himself.  To Bree, Archer was her safety net, her home, her forever, together they showed how love can heal and conquer and their story had me grinning, swooning and crying my eyes out.

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J&G: Mia Sheridan has become an immediate 1click author for us. This lady never fails to create beautiful, emotional and heart melting stories that always move us and Archer’s Voice certainly was no exception.

Archer and Bree’s love never felt rushed and the relationship between them was allowed to develop in its own time, giving the reader a chance to experience the friends to lover’s romance from inception. Thus affording us the opportunity to fully connect with Bree and Archer and in turn feel their love as it developed into a sweet and sensual meeting of hearts which conveyed to us the beauty of love, healing, understanding and acceptance.

Sometimes an understanding silence was better than a bunch of meaningless words.’ – Bree

Archer’s voice is told mostly through Bree’s eyes with intermittent pov’s from Archer and it is through flashbacks from Archer where his tragic past unfolds. These scenes were gut wrenching and left us a sobbing mess.

 “What are your dreams, Archer?”
I didn’t know enough to dream you, Bree, but somehow you came true anyway. How did that happen? You read my mind and knew exactly what I wanted, even when I didn’t? “ –Archer
“I feel the same way. You’re my dream too, Archer. Just as you are.” – Bree

The secondary characters added much to this story and we have to say, as much as we despised him at times, we would love to see a story on Travis Hale. There is much we’d love explored about this character, so if you’re listening Mia…….a Travis story…we’re just saying J

If you’re looking for a beautiful, sweet, sensual and moving romance that will sweep you off your feet, then we absolutely recommend picking up Archer’s Voice. Mia Sheridan certainly swept us off ours that’s for sure!

“ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review” 

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ARCHER’ VOICE – STANDALONE
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THE SIGN OF LOVE SERIES 

Please Note: Leo and Leo’s Chance should be read together
All other books can be read as standalones.

 BOOKS BY MIA SHERIDAN

Sign of Love

ღ  LEO
 Can be read as a standalone
(Our Review)
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ღ  LEO’S CHANCE
Companion novel to Leo
(Our Review)
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ღ  STINGER 
Standalone
(Our Review)
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ღ  ARCHER’S VOICE
Standalone
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ღ  BECOMING CALDER
To be read in conjunction with Finding Eden
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ღ  FINDING EDEN 
Companion Novel to Becoming Calder
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ღ  KYLAND
(Our Review)
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STINGER (A Sign of Love Novel) by MIA SHERIDAN

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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…

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL.
The first two books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18

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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

Jenny:  Well Mia Sheridan certainly side swiped us with this one!  I have to say, Stinger took me somewhere completely unexpected!!! It was kind of like 3 books in one, it took me on a totally different path than I anticipated and I devoured every minute!!  We got so much packed into these pages and I was with Carson and Grace every step of the way.  This story packed a punch emotionally, passionately and evocatively. There were some parts that tore at my heart and others had me was swooning ‘til the cows come home.

“Never let go……”

Oh wow, every time I think of those words I will picture Carson Stinger…he of the gorgeous dimple and divine smile that would melt the knickers off a virgin! What about you G? Were you surprised at where this book took us at times?

Gitte: I have to say I was gobsmacked at how much was packed into Grace and Carson’s story, just when I thought it was going one way we’d suddenly fly into a completely different direction. I’d even go as far as to say I thought we got four books in one. This is very tricky territory but I thought Mia Sheridan dealt with it beautifully. Her superb writing took us on different stages of the characters journey. It certainly did pack a punch and Carson Stinger…for all that is lush, this guy is definitely new book boyfriend material!! Loved the passion, humour and emotional intensity as well as the self-development both characters possessed and strove to achieve.

“I’m tired of being safe all the time…” – Grace

JennyIn Stinger we meet Grace Hamilton who is in Vegas to attend a law conference. Grace is a play it by the book, a plan for everything and everything has a plan type girl who seems uptight and unmovable, a bit prudish and absolutely focused on her career, future husband…who she is yet to meet……and her 2.5 children, when they come along. Yep, she has it all sussed until she crosses paths with Carson Stinger.

‘I couldn’t look away from his body, his muscles flexing under his skin as he moved. He was exquisite.’ – Grace

Carson Stinger, Straight Male Performer (be still my beating heart….this man was drop dead gorgeous!), who is in Vegas attending an Adult Entertainment Expo.  To the uptight Grace, Carson appears to be quite shallow. Well after all, he’s a male porn star who trades off his looks and *cough cough* performance.

‘I guess I tried not to think about my fans too much because let’s be honest, they admired me for reasons that made me think it was better that I not shake their hands.’ Carson

Okay, I’ll tell you now…..I’m completely gaga over this man. That smile! That dimple! That sex and sensuality that is Carson Stinger!

Everyone was given one gift or another– mine was a smile women creamed their panties over and a body to match.’ – Carson

Carson and Grace get to know more about each other after being trapped in a lift together. Some secrets are shared and they both start to scratch the surface and see beneath the exterior of one another. These revelations and ones that followed broke my heart. These two really were quite damaged by past experiences and, Carson especially and what we thought were two opposites at first glance, soon appear to have more in common than they would have expected.

One thing these two had in common immediately though was an unmistakable sexual attraction to one another and boy did these two burn up the pages.

Lose control, baby. Just for a weekend. Let me take charge. I’ll take good care of you, I promise.” Carson

Flpping heck, these two SIZZLED! The chemistry between them was in overload, don’t you think G?

Gitte: I actually loved the story of Grace and Carson. How it all began and unfolded. I loved the fact that there was a big gap of years where these characters grew and sorted their own lives out before possibly embarking on the resurrection of a relationship that was beaten and hindered by circumstance and perception. I became emotionally involved and kudos to Mia Sheridan for letting life happen and for staying away from the easy traps and formulas. Both characters shone as they went on their own individual paths of self-discoveries. There were some great messages in this story, some which everyone should take heed of as they question their paths. Truly loved it.

The attraction between Grace and Carson was so intense that I definitely felt every single emotion between them. They both had their own individual issues and emotional trauma which they had to work through, in order to enjoy life and change their paths to be all that they can be.

“Tell me why you’re so perfect Buttercup.” – Carson

“Why do you call me Buttercup?” – Grace

I have to say that this book was so far away from predictable as you can get on so many levels and that’s not only really refreshing but also surprising as it kind of worked for me. The ease with which it flowed was fab, so well written. My only concern was with how much was left to be resolved almost jam packed at the end. I felt it lost a tad of momentum in the middle, then suddenly it all took off again.

Overall though, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I fell in love with both characters. Oh and as far as the chemistry and sexual tension went…..bloody hell!!! But these two amazing characters brought out the best in each other and showed strength and encouragement as well.

“I was going to experience everything I could and enjoy every minute of it. Life was wild. Carson was right. Or it could be, if you let it. I was going to let it….” – Grace

I have to say that I’ve loved every single book by this Author, this one is no exception. Her stories and characters are brilliant and everything you’d want….you get in spades! One-click Author no question!

Jenny:  Stinger the story was so much more and I could have never anticipated where this author took me. At one point the story took a very different turn and I was there, in the moment hanging by a thread.  It was sad and heartbreaking and to see Carson become so much more than the man he ever thought possible…well, he stole my heart.

‘Sometimes, you don’t even realise anything is wrong until someone comes along and changes you, and makes you want more.’ – Carson

I was barracking for these two all the way through and they would make their way back to one another and couldn’t give up on them. Not for a minute and I simply adored Grace.

‘It was like this girl had lived under a rock all her life and someone had finally lifted it to show her the sky.’ Carson

I thought she was a beautiful heroine, with a kind heart and I connected to her immediately.  What these two brought out in one another, what they came to mean to one another just melted me. I adore Mia Sheridan’s writing and Stinger was no exception. It was beautiful, sad, moving, passionate, sexy, funny and emotional.  The dual POV’s flowed beautifully and never felt repetitive or bogged down.

“I remember every part of that weekend.” – Grace

I read it, I devoured it and I fell in love with this book. I loved Stinger the man and Stinger the story and would recommend it in a second!!

‘Maybe love was complicated, and yet the simplest thing in the whole world.’ – Carson

I’ll leave you now while I sneak off to Google the Backwards Cowgirl, The Garfield, The Flying Circus, The Butterfly, Table Lotus and Bended Knee…..Read the book…you’ll understand **wink, wink**….oh Carson…..

J&G: 4.5 Stars

Arc provided by author in exchange for an honest review

 

   

 BOOKS BY MIA SHERIDAN

Sign of Love

ღ  LEO
 Can be read as a standalone
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  LEO’S CHANCE
Companion novel to Leo
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  STINGER 
Standalone
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  ARCHER’S VOICE
Standalone
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 

ღ  BECOMING CALDER
To be read in conjunction with Finding Eden
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ  FINDING EDEN 
Companion Novel to Becoming Calder
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ღ  KYLAND
Standalone
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LEO’S CHANCE (Sign of Love #2) by MIA SHERIDAN

leo's chance

 

SYNOPSIS

The follow-up to Leo, the USA Today bestselling novel by Mia Sheridan.

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

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Review by Jenny & Gitte

Gitte: So, how excited were we Jenny, to finally get to hear Leo’s voice on what happened to him; the strength of his feelings, his emotions and life during the missing years. Also, his reaction when he sees Evie again eight years later. It truly was an emotional and heart-breaking journey.

“Emotions came slamming back, making it feel like it was only yesterday that I had kissed her on our roof, and told her to wait for me and that I would wait for her, love her forever. But I had failed.”

I loved Leo already but this instalment just made me love him even more. Yes a lot of the story is repeated from Leo’s POV which surprised me slightly.  However, we do get an insight, through flashbacks, into his life with his adoptive parents, his struggles and how he faced them with the help of the amazing Dr. Fox.

And wow the epilogue told by Evie rocked, I cried! Second chance love is always sweet though isn’t it…?

The moment they meet again….in his voice.  I felt every single word as he struggled on the inside; the moment so big and so touching. So overwhelming.

“My heart starts beating faster. I can’t mess this up. I’ve come so far and now the only girl I’ve ever loved is right in front of me. And she might hate my fucking guts.”

If there was ever any doubt in book #1 about Leo’s love for Evie, then hearing his voice express just  how deep his love for her runs, and has done, since they were kids….Well….the strength of his emotions are so intense and real they’ll make your heart melt.

“My Evie, my heart, my savior. My lion tamer.”

“You are my dream.”

“My Evie. So sweet. My Evie. Mine.”

I do love Mia’s writing style, it’s flawless and sweeps you up and carries you through the story in an addictive flow. I want to stress though that you do need to read Leo first before moving onto Leo’s Chance.

“I choose you. I choose you, Leo. Always.”

What did you think Jenny?

Jenny: Gitte, we were certainly over the moon when we heard this book was in the works. I was so looking forward to hearing from Leo himself and was hoping he would fill in the missing blanks from Evie’s story and Mia Sheridan didn’t disappoint in that regard. This author made us feel everything  Leo went through.

“I didn’t know it was possible to hold your breath for eight years, but apparently, it is.”

Leo’s voice certainly exposed the pain, loss and heartache he endured in those missing years and you really did get to experience the despair he felt over leaving Evie. It was beautifully handled and I devoured every moment.

Their first meeting. I held my breath. Even though I knew what to expect, that first meeting just took my breath away.  I felt the yearning, the want in Leo’s voice as he restrained himself from being close to Evie.

“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.”

Whilst yes, I did find a few of the interactions a bit repetitive from the previous book, there was plenty of substance in Leo’s Chance to allow the reader experience a new journey of sorts.

The scenes between Leo and Evie, whilst we did know what to expect, nonetheless they felt new and raw hearing them from Leo’s perspective.  It did bring a new level of emotion to the story that’s for sure. Did it still knock you for six Gitte despite knowing what the reveals would be?

“It’s as if all my emotions for her are in living color now and coursing through my body at light speed. I’m home.”

Gitte:  I have to say that even though I knew the ‘reveals’ and twists from book #1, many of them have stayed with me so they still had such an impact. The scene I was most waiting for was ‘the tattoo scene’, I wanted to know how, why and what Leo felt and I inhaled every word. To me, this is one of the most emotional and poignant moment from their time apart.

“And as the needle plunged in and out of my skin, I relished the pain. I deserved the pain. The physical pain made the emotional agony take a backseat and I finally felt a peace that day that I hadn’t felt in a long time.”

The ‘Who do you hate?’ scene with Dr. Fox blew my mind; I got goose bumps and felt every bit of the emotion that literally rolled off the pages.  It was utterly heart-breaking and incredibly tense and emotional.

“We all deserve a second chance, don’t we?”

“You’re worth fighting for.”

Leo’s Chance truly was a powerful, raw and heart breaking ride yet the hope, love and passion shone through it.

“Despite all the pain that we had endured to be where we are, in the end, love won.”

Jenny:  The scenes with Dr Fox were so insightful, so powerful and so heartbreaking. This was written extremely well  allowed to experience so much of what made Leo tick. Oh Gitte, the “who do you hate?” scene. My god, every word and every emotion was felt completely in that scene and seemed to come from somewhere so deep.  Honestly, I held my breath and had to have a moment. One of the most powerful and devastating scenes I’ve read. That scene absolutely packed a punch and the feelings it solicited within me were incomparable.

“She is my air, my reason for existence, the only thing that matters to me in this life or any other.”

Yes, Leo’s Chance did contain a bit of repetition from Leo but it most certainly did not drag this book down at all as the flashbacks we got from Leo through past experiences and the raw emotion felt from him when he met up with Evie, together with the intensity of his feelings managed to bring the reader something new in this very moving account of Leo’s life.

“..the risk of looking like a fool is a hell of a lot better than living with regret.”

This book is a must for readers who loved Leo.

“That look will forever be etched into my soul. That is the look of my Evie surviving.”

Gitte: 4 Stars
Jenny: 4 Stars

Arc provided by author in exchange for an honest review


THE SIGN OF LOVE SERIES 

Sign of Love

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                                                  LEO – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

leo


SYNOPSIS

Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?

LEO
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leo's chance                                                            

LEO’S CHANCE – A COMPANION NOVEL TO LEO

                                       

            SYNOPSIS

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.

LEO’S CHANCE
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stinger

STINGER – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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…

STINGER 
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archers voice                                         

ARCHER’S VOICE 

A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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.

ARCHER’S VOICE
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becoming calder

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.

BECOMING CALDER
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Finding EdenFINDING EDEN – A SIGN OF LOVE COMPANION NOVEL TO BECOMING CALDER

SYNOPSIS

Finding Eden is the continuation, and conclusion, to Becoming Calder.


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-PARTSIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS (BECOMING CALDER SHOULD BE READ FIRST). New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

FINDING EDEN
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Kyland by Mia SheridanKYLAND – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL

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.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. 

KYLAND 
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