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.
Since reading Archer’s Voice, I have become a big Mia Sheridan fan. I was thrilled when she surprised us with a new release announcement a few weeks ago. Because she’s a favorite, I went into this book without even looking the at synopsis. I was hooked from the first chapter and simply couldn’t stop once I began. This could replace Becoming Calder as my all time favorite by Mia Sheridan. There is angst, come on it’s Mia Sheridan, but this book definitely has light moments and banter that perfectly balance out the tense ones.
“…forget the prince and princess. I always imagined the real story was between the witch and the dragon.”
Ms. Sheridan is usually known for her strong and loving heroes, however, the heroine Kira is the true show stealer in this book. From the beginning, Kira is facing harsh realities but her spirit shines through. She constantly makes the best of any situation and refuses to let anything keep her down trodden for long. She is hands down my favorite heroine from Ms. Sheridan.
But sometimes, I supposed, a girl just to be her own hero.
Grayson is a somewhat different story. He is more jaded and guarded than Kira. I spent a large portion of the book wanting slap him, which has never happened to me with this author, but I really enjoyed the change. Kira and Grayson’s relationship is anything but easy and instant love; it’s complicated and magnified by their current dire situations. These two keep so much hidden at times, and having their inner thoughts made the book more more enjoyable. This is also my favorite supporting cast from Ms. Sheridan. Charlotte is outstanding and her little bits of humor and wisdom are so timeless without trying to be. She plays an integral element in the story, but it’s never forced or overbearing.
I can’t end the review without a mention to the setting. Ms. Sheridan’s use of imagery is once again amazing. As a wine fan and a lover of Napa, the scenery and descriptions are as elemental to the story as the characters. I felt as if I were transformed to this vineyard and walked the streets of Napa with Kira and Grayson. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to any contemporary romance fan!
“In Vino Veritas….In wine there is truth.”
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.