Review – Preston’s Honor

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There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.

Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.

Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.

Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.

Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?

How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY GEMINI. 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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four star

If there’s one thing I dislike more than a love triangle, it’s a love triangle involving brothers. After reading the synopsis, I nearly shied away from requesting an advanced copy of this book but found myself unable to resist because of my adoration for the author. Despite my worry, this never felt like a love triangle. I was drawn in from the first chapter and stayed up most of the night to finish; I simply couldn’t sleep without knowing what fate had in store for Lia and Preston. Mia Sheridan delivers an emotional story of first love, loss, and second chances.

From the first moments of this story, I knew it was going to be gut wrenching on multiple levels. While there is an intense connection between Lia and Preston, there is also hurt and anger. Their backstory unfolds through flashbacks and alternating points of view. I am not usually a big fan of flashbacks, but they are vital to understanding the complicated and heartbreaking relationship between Lia and Preston. My heart literally ached for all Lia had to endure as young girl and woman. Sheridan does an outstanding job of bringing her story to light and seeing Lia’s development was breathtaking. She undergoes such a powerful transformation throughout the entire book.

Since the book is named after him, I must mention sweet Preston. He was such a brooding kid, but he immediately stole my heart. All the little ways he stood up for Lia were powerful and a testament to his unassuming love. He grows into a strong man, and I felt such compassion for the turmoil he suffered from his and Lia’s actions.

My only complaint about this book is how the story itself is told. We learn so much about the childhood of Lia and Preston, but I wanted more of the present. Without being spoilerish, I missed Lia and Preston’s thoughts and interactions during the time leading up to her disappearance. I also wanted to know more about Lia’s healing process and felt such an important time was never really addressed. Nevertheless, it is a well written and thought provoking story. Preston’s Honor is an emotional powerhouse, and I highly recommend to any romance fan.

A huge thank you to Mia Sheridan for my advanced copy. I cannot wait for whatever comes next.

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