BOOK REVIEW: Grayson’s Vow by Mia Sheridan

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Blurb:

A 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.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY LIBRA. 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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(ARC provided for an honest review)

Mia Sheridan is someone whose words could take my breath away. She’s proven it time and time again from one book to the next and her work is always a must read for me. Her ability in adding such depth and life into in her characters and their stories is really something that I continue to be in awe of. In her latest release, Grayson’s Vow she gives us a modern day fairy tale with a whole lot of heat behind it and it’s nice to know that fairy tales still exist. However, I have to say that in this fairy tale, the witch becomes the heroine; saving the dragon and slaying the demons that haunt him.

There’s a whole lot of misunderstandings that happen throughout this book where we find Grayson jumping the gun too many times causing havoc for himself and those around him. Growing up neglected and abandoned, he had never felt the sort of adoration and love from his parents and that greatly affected him throughout his whole life. I couldn’t imagine any parent to treat their child that way and this was something that Grayson and Kira both had in common. I felt so bad for Grayson but I also thought that he was extremely lucky to have had Charlotte and Jose in his life. For Kira however, she faced such an ugly childhood by herself without any secondary sets of maternal/paternal presence around her but she grew and persevered and that was what I loved about her the most. I thought her strength and courage knew no bounds. She loved carelessly and wholeheartedly even when she didn’t have that growing up. This to me was what set her apart and my heart broke and my stomach clenched time and time again during moments when Grayson was so harsh with her.

Their love story in my opinion wasn’t akin to the other books that Mia has written. This was turbulent not because of outside factors but really, I felt like they both put it on themselves and I had a bit of a hard time connecting with their relationship which is far from any of this author’s previous works. I felt like Grayson’s hardheadedness caused so much heartache for so many people around him.  I just wish that I’d felt that usual draw to him as I did with his peers—Leo, Archer, Carson, Kyland, and Calder. Though it took me quite a few days to get through this book, I enjoyed Kira’s character so much—the power behind her love for Grayson enough to break through his hardened heart. I loved the secondary sets of characters because I thought they added so much more to their story. They made me believe that blood always isn’t thicker than water.

I enjoyed many aspects of Grayson’s Vow but unfortunately it just didn’t quite completely click in place for me. I look forward to the next books in the series because seriously, this series is an ultimate, ultimate must read.

We Like It Big Tunes:

Carrie Underwood- Ever, Ever After

Buy Links:

Amazon US- http://amzn.to/1iDxtOO

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Graysons-Vow-Mia-Sheridan-ebook/dp/B0155Q0LWA

B&N Nook- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/graysons-vow-mia-sheridan/1122629111

iBooks- https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/graysons-vow/id1038085419?mt=11

About the Author:

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Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven. Mia can be found online at http://www.miasheridan.com or http://www.facebook.com/miasheridanauthor

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