#ThrowbackThursday | #BookReview | BECOMING CALDER by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor | #TBT

Hello everyone!

Welcome to our #ThrowbackThursday part of the blog, where we share old reviews from the archives.

Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, February 20th 2016!

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Source of original review is found here

Hope you enjoy!

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Blurb:

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, IS AVAILABLE NOW.

New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Review:

*Book review – Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan*

5 absolutely fantastic stars!!

I loved this book. The characters were wonderful and all you wanted to do was put them in your pocket and keep them safe!!

Mia manages to take us on this HUGE rollercoaster of emotions especially in the last 20%. Your heart is just ripped out, trod on and broken in half and just when you think you cannot take anymore Mia offers a little bit of hope.

I enjoyed this book so much😊by 50% in I was hooked and took any chance I Could to get stuck in.

If you like romance make sure you give this try!

Now I am sooo excited to get stuck into the next installment “Finding Eden”. Stayed tuned for updates in the “A book in the life of a reading mum”

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | MORE THAN WORDS by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (12th June 2018, Forever Romance @ForeverRomance)

MORE THAN WORDS by Mia Sheridan
Published; June 12th 2018, Forever Romance

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The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other’s refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed herJessica’s first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word.

Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire.

But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love.

I love a book that really gets you hooked and you can’t turn the pages fast enough. That was most definitely the case with More Than Words by Mia Sheridan.

I am a huge fan of Mia’s work and none of her books ever disappoint despite mostly having a similar premise. Usually second chance romances with male leads that are deeply troubled the characters are so well written that you find yourself falling in love with each and every one. Callen Hayes was no exception as he tries to forget his past with girls and booze. When he runs into Jess, a familiar figure from his childhood, she manages to push past the wall Callen has erected around himself and integrate herself into his heart. Jess is also a very likeable character although a little sensitive, she has a strong personality and I couldn’t help but like her.

As well as our hero and heroine Mia writes the best best friends as we discover when we meet Nick. The one person that has stood beside Callen throughout everything he is attempting to deal with. I feel like we don’t see enough of Nick and would love to discover more about him and how he has ended up where he is. Maybe Mia could use him as a main character in another book, I certainly feel he is as loveable as Callen.

I found this story very easy to read and discovered myself engrossed in how Callen and Jess find their way back to each other without even realising it. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I was also eager to find out more about Adelaide’s story, a love story within a love story, and liked how Mia integrated in this into the main story.

Set in France, Mia writes about the country very beautiful and descriptively. I certainly pictured each place very well and felt like I was there in the midst of it all. Which was great as I have never been to France but finished the story wishing I could be there.

Although the ending was very predictable I still found myself finishing with a big smile and a feeling of being very satisfied. Mia certainly re enforced why I am a huge fan and I am looking forward to discovering more of her books.

 

You can buy MORE THAN WORDS from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

 

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (17th October 2017, Forever @ForeverRomance)

MOST OF ALL YOU by Mia Sheridan
Published; October 17th 2017, Forever

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A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.

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When you enjoy an author’s work and start to read the back catalogue sometimes it starts to feel repetitive. I was dreading that would be the case with Mia Sheridan. I have read most of her books now amd enjoyed them all so when I picked up Most Of All You, her first traditional published novel I was a bit nervous. I sbouldn’t have been though. It became the 2nd favourite of hers, Number 1 will always go to Archer.

When you read the prologue you know it’s going to be hard hitting. A little girl being dropped at a father’s who didn’t know about her and didn’t want her. This sets the standard of the story. Although it is a romance there are points that are very dark and would be hard for some people to read.

The characters are both very likeable and evoke alot of sympathy. Both Crysyal/Ellie and Gabriel have been through things that I could never imagine. There are points where your heart is in your mouth and you have to keep reading to know they are ok.

You know a story is going to rip your heart out when you get to page 200 and there is the perfect ending but the story still has over 100 pages to go. At this point you ask yourself can these people really take anymore? Those last 100 or so pages are fast paced and keep you sat at the edge of your seat as you can’t turn the pages fast enough.

Ultimately this is a love story with a will they/won’t they theme throughout but it’s interesting to read what they have to go through to believe they are good enough for each other.

Although I struggled at times with the dark sides of the story they do make it what it is and overall it is a great story that I really enjoyed. I am looking forward to reading more books by Mia who is becoming one of my favourite authors!

 

You can buy MOST OF ALL YOU now from the following booksellers (although there are many more!);

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | GRAYSON’S VOW by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (10th September 2015, Indie Published)

GRAYSON’S VOW by Mia Sheridan
Published; September 10th 2015, Indie Published

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A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.

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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Whenever you decide to pick up a Mia Sheridan you know you need to prepare yourself for one hell of a ride.

From the very start of GRAYSON’S VOW, I knew that this was going to be the same. First of all we meet Kira who seems to be down on her luck and withdrawing her very last amount from the bank and Grayson who is utterly defeated.

What happens when the two meet? A marriage of convenience that quickly becomes inconvenient for them both. As the 2 begin to learn about each other the lines soon become blurred and sparks fly.

As soon as our hearts are swooning Mia manages to pull them right out and stamp all over them. From misunderstandings to people crawling out of the woodwork the path to love doesn’t run smooth.

I adored the fun easy going nature of Kira and her crazy ideas. Grayson is a lot more serious and we see just why this might be. It’s hard to understand why he had to suffer the way he has but easy to see why he is affected the way he is.

This is a story about too people on a slow ride to love and them learning to enjoy each other and let go of past hurts and humiliations to be able to trust and be happy together.

I absolutely loved this story and couldn’t stop turning the pages.
You can buy GRAYSON’S VOW now from the following booksellers (although there are many more!);

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | KYLAND by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (24th January 2015, Indie Published)

KYLAND by Mia Sheridan
Published; January 24th 2015, Indie Published

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A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.

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 STANDALONE 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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love Mia Sheridan. I have read a few of her books now and I enjoy every single one. Kyland didn’t disappoint. It was a crazy rollercoaster ride of emotion from start to finish.

Our two main characters Tenleigh and Kyland are from a poor neighbourhood and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We soon see that Kyland selfless when we discover he would provide food for a homeless person in need than feed himself. We see how hard the struggle is and the only thing that keeps both our hero and heroine going is their dream of winning the scholarship so they can get out of the place they live.

Then they meet each other and suddenly everything changes as their priorities shift. This is when the real rollercoaster begins as we feel their struggle to avoid falling in love but ending up deeper than ever.

I really enjoyed this story. Both Kyland and Tenleigh are very likeable characters and you soon lose yourself deep into their story and the whole time I was reading I was sat on the edge of my seat with my heart in my mouth.

The story is predictable but that doesn’t stop you enjoying the story – you spend the whole time hoping your right.

A wonderful of second chance romance that steals your heart, stamps on it and puts it back together bit by fragile bit.

 

You can buy KYLAND from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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