leo's chance



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


Sign of Love

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                                                  LEO – A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL



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                                                            




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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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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archers voice                                         




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



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 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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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. 

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  1. kp said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!


  2. lea said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! *fingers crossed*


  3. kingysgirl said:

    thanks for the giveaway excited lots for this one 😀


  4. AlyssaIngram said:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!!! So awesome!:)


  5. ByTheWay said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! 🙂


  6. Tamara Debbaut said:

    awesome review & giveaway!!


  7. lariza_ramos said:

    Great review can’t wait to read this!


  8. rmperez75 said:

    Loved Leo!! Great review and giveaway!! Thank you 🙂


  9. maybe31 said:

    Sounds like a great book from your review!


  10. tvanegeren said:

    Great review and giveaway! Thank you!


  11. cajones said:

    cool giveaway!


  12. Vena said:

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  13. mendee422 said:

    Can’t wait to read these!


  14. tracy said:

    I loved Leo and look forward to hearing Leo’s voice in this new book. Thanks for the contest!


  15. Bube said:

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


  16. bananzabunny said:

    Oh Leo!!! Swoon!!!


  17. Nicky Wells said:

    Wow! I don’t know where to begin. The cover is haunting! It’s great to meet Mia although I was very sad to hear about her heartbreaking loss. I’m intrigued by the story and I want to say ‘thanks’ for the giveaway. Oh and, I adore your review style, Jenny and Gitte. Rock on!


  18. dayub said:

    Can’t wait to read. Thanks for the giveaway.


  19. kgagnon2013 said:

    Thank you for your review/interview and for introducing me to Mia Sheridan and this series. I am very excited to read both of these books. Thanks for the chance to win!


  20. miminbennett said:

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!! These books sound great. Can’t wait to read. 🙂


  21. mdewell said:

    I loved the first book and i cant wait to read rhis one Thank u for the giveaway.


  22. Shelly F. said:

    OMG! I’ve heard these books are amazing1 I need them! Thanks fort the giveaway!!!


  23. glam009 said:

    I love this books!!!!! thanks so much for this giveaway!!!!


  24. Karen Thorp said:

    WOW!!!! what a great interview & seeing how I just got done about 30mins ago reading Leo’s Chance I gotta say that I just love this series what a truly heartwarming and passionate story of Love and Life it truly left it’s mark on me and touch my heart …thank you Mrs Mia Sheridan for such beautiful stories 🙂 <3 and thank you as well TB for such outstanding giveaway <3 🙂


  25. amberv78 said:

    Awesome giveaway!!! I seriously want to read this book! <3'd Leo


  26. jahlsmakino said:

    i didn’t read the review coz i’m only halfway with the first book… but i’m so thankful for the giveaway… =D


  27. dawnbushemail said:

    Dying to read this!! Thank you for the great giveaway!!


  28. gracine said:

    thanks for the giveaway! Book sounds interesting.


  29. nikkitcb13 said:

    Thanks for givaway!!!


  30. Rosarita8930 said:

    I really, really, really want to read this series!!!! I enjoyed the interview. It’s wonderful to learn who is “behind the book” and I am thrilled that you like the same books that I do and share my “not comfortable in public” feelings. I also like the book titles since I am a LEO myself. <3

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity, I am holding my breath hoping to win!!!!


  31. powers2000 said:

    I love the cover art for Leo’s Chance. I also loved reading Leo. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! 🙂 I hope I win! 🙂


  32. CindyB said:

    Can’t wait to read this!!


  33. esined615 said:

    I really want to read these books! Thank you for the chance to win


  34. Aleksandraaaa said:

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂


  35. Vania Nunes said:

    OMG!! Love the cover and interview.
    I’d love read it!!


  36. glorialancia said:

    just loved these books! like loved them!! she is so amazing! love her writing!!!
    i so would love them!

    thank you!


  37. Tess said:

    I really loved Leo and I knew I was going to love Leo’s Chance, but WOAH, it was really amazing!!! Mia is my new fav author! Thanks so much for a chance to win a signed set! I’ll certainly treasure them for a very long time to come! 🙂

    Tess xx

    Raffle name: Tess Halim
    Email: tess_halim (at) hotmail (dot) com


  38. xxciaobelloxx@aol.com said:

    Loved the interview


  39. StacyHgg said:

    I am so excited to read this!! I LOVED Leo ♥


  40. Kim said:

    Great review and interview!! I’m so excited for Leo’s Chance! Thanks for the giveaway!


  41. freeromanceibooks said:

    Thanks for a the giveaway and a chance to win. Much Love, Amanda <3


  42. chattycathy521 said:

    Awesome giveaway…thank you 🙂


  43. Patty Tennyson said:

    I loved, loved both books.
    Absolutely incredible love story.
    This one had me in tears. Loved getting in Leo’s head ☺


  44. megan.mgm said:

    I’ve had Leo on my wishlist for a while…I’ll have to get on it now that Leo’s Chance is out. Love the new cover!


  45. pararommom said:

    I’ve heard that these books are amazing! Really hope to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  46. Foster said:

    Love it! Thanks for the giveaway and giving me a chance to win


  47. Debbie Sad said:

    I really want to win this giveaway!! Thank you for this giveaway, I enjoyed the blog page and info


  48. Leanne said:

    Loved these books!!!! Great giveaway!


  49. heycaandy said:

    omg i wanna read this books so bad haha btw thanks for the giveaway!


  50. christinav44 said:

    cant wait to get more Leo


  51. Meli_217 said:

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! 😀 😀


  52. Sandy Lion said:

    I love the cover for this book and its going to be great to get past it to the content and those excellent words- just makes my day.


  53. Karina said:

    I love this series! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.


  54. jessiel62 said:

    Wow!! Great post & interview. Thank you for the giveaway!


  55. Melanie C. said:

    Can’t wait!!


  56. eta37 said:

    Thank you for all your awesome giveaways, ladies!


  57. davesbartender said:

    I want to read these books so bad!!! Would be awesome to win them! Thanks for the chance 🙂


  58. grobanite4788 said:

    Great giveaway


  59. Andie said:

    I soooo HEART Leo! *fingers crossed*


  60. gavthan2 said:

    YAY thanks


  61. dburns17 said:

    Loved these books!


  62. christinav44 said:

    cant get enough Leo


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