Review: Grayson's Vow



Title: Grayson's Vow
Author: Mia Sheridan
Publication: September 10, 2015
Genre: Contemporary



A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Timesbestselling 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 STANDALONE 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.
 





       5 hearts



Hold on and dig right in to this latest novel by Mia Sheridan.  Her Sign of Love series continues with Grayson’s Vow.  I was so caught up in the story, I forgot that the imagery was based on Libra, the Scales.  Balance.  Justice.  I was maybe 2/3 finished when it hit me and I smiled wide thinking that once again Mia Sheridan has brought forth an amazing story that totally represented the Libra sign. She snuck it in so cleverly.  I am once again in awe of all those little voices that help her bring life to her books.

Grayson Hawthorn is a bastard child of a wine maker who has never been given a break in his whole life.  His father has left him a failing vineyard and Grayson is determined, even in death, to try and make his father proud.
 
Kira Dallaire has her own Daddy issues.  She is also looking to redeem herself and pave her own path.  She is fiery and spirited.  I love that she takes the bull by the horns so to speak and makes the best of her situation.  Despite her lineage, she is not what Grayson assumes she will be.

The humor in this book is fantastic.  It lightens the read and let the reader really get to know the lead character’s personalities.  I love that the author gave them nicknames for each other and carried the theme throughout the book.  Kira calls Gray a Dragon and he refers to her as a little witch.  Together, they are so perfectly played.  I loved when Kira becomes frustrated with Grayson and Charlotte, the cook, offers her this:

“Forget the prince and princess.  I always imagined the real story was between the witch and the dragon.”

The story is about balance.  It’s about pairing opposites in order to have a fulfilling life. It makes you think about what is fair and just in society, in families and in relationships.  The Dragon and the Witch balance the scales.  They find strength after breaking.  Love after loss.  Together they begin their own fairy tale with an ending not yet written.


***ARC provided for an honest review.


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 www.miasheridan.com or www.facebook.com/miasheridanauthor

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