Evie was 10 and Leo was 11 when they first became friends in Foster Care then, by the time they were 14 and 15 they had fallen in love with each other..Show More » and even dreamed of a future together. But the unthinkable happened when Leo was adopted and the two devastated friends shared their first kiss and promised to keep in touch..... a promise that Leo never kept. Years later all grown up Evie was being stalked by Jake a handsome, sexy, deep brown eyed stranger....... but he had some bad news for her.
This story, that went back and forth in time to tell their love story, gripped me from the start even though I had my doubts and suspicions about the stranger who soon became Evie's whole world as their sizzling chemistry quickly boiled over. But the tragic story of what happened to Leo was a chilling and heartbreaking revelation. There's drama, angst, humor, heartbreak, secrets, revelations, romance and lust filled sex.
Worth a credit? Dual POV's, very good dual narration, a well written captivating story with likeable primary and secondary characters and a romantic sweet Epilogue makes this a very creditworthy listen. And Mia Sheridan is an author whose imaginative and romantic words have made her books an auto download for me.
Grace and Carson are both in Las Vegas for the same reason Confrences..... but Carson's is for the Adult Entertainment world and Grace's is a Conferen..Show More »ce on Law because he's a Straight Male Porn star and she's a Law student. However, in the middle of the Bellagio Hotel these two unlikely soul-mates accidentally meet, sparks fly, banter follows but they both move on..... until the elevator ride that changed their lives, there perspectives and their very futures.
This was a captivating, fantastic, bitter-sweet love story that spanned five long years.... years of yearning for each other and, even though they hadn't stayed in contact with each other, their thoughts were never far away from that magical hot weekend that touched their hearts when the Porn star showed that he was just a naive vulnerable man and the Student who dreamt of what could be. But fate had a different plan for them so when reality came knocking on their door it led to a tear-filled heartbreaking goodbye.... a goodbye to all their new dreams and hopes of tomorrows.
To cut a long, frustrating, heartbreaking, enjoyable and totally entertaining story short (and not to give out too many spoilers) - a breathtaking young man turns into a handsome, fit, tattooed and decorated Navy Seal and a beautiful girl turns into a stunning engaged Defense Lawyer and one day their paths accidentally cross again. But this time it's because of murder, human trafficking and a secret life.
Worth a credit? Oh this was so good, so romantic and so bloody frustrating too but thankfully there was the HEA that we romance lovers all look forward to. Dual POV's and narration was great which even had a song in it which was done well. I'm so glad this is in my library and yet again Mia Sheridan has delivered a book that was very creditworthy.
I got this one during a recent sale and after listening I have to admit that the great reviews were absolutely correct. This book hits you emotionall..Show More »y especially if you've ever been teased, bullied, or just felt inadequate in some way. This is a story that builds layers of emotions.......it tugs at your heartstrings.....makes you smile.....and leaves you fulfilled. I enjoyed the journey of love with Archer & Bree and didn't want it to end.
Note: FYI- There are descriptive sex scenes and some swearing. For those who only like "clean reads" you might want to give this one a try. Just forward thru those scenes and the story would be just as good.
I highly recommend this book and I am putting on my repeat list.
BOOK 1 OF 2.. IT'S A UNIQUE BREATHTAKING EPIC SAGA
I will try, but I will surely fail, to put into words just how truly magical, captivating, romantic, mesmerising, powerful, emotional and unforgettabl..Show More »e this sweeping saga is.
This is the story of a little boy called Calder who was growing up in a closed off Religious Sect called Acadia and the evil mad Leader of the Sect who brought a little girl called Eden into the Community one day proclaiming that she is the 'chosen one' and will be his bride when she turns 18. But as soon as Calder and Eden's eyes met, even at a young innocent age, there was a strong pull of friendship which, over the years, turned into a breathtaking beautiful love.
But living in the Sect was hard, there were the privileged members who had all mod cons and the workers who had nothing. They were preached at by the Leader that the Gods have spoken to him and the end of the world will happen and that he is going to lead them all after death to the promised land..... providing he marries Eden. However, over the years people see how Calder and Eden start to look longingly at each other and they all disapprove - especially the Leader. So he finds ways to torment Calder regularly coming up with new ways to single him out, torture him and try to break him. Calder is beautiful inside and out and he won't be broken because his whole world is Eden and Eden's whole world is Calder and they long to live freely together so make plans to escape.
Which is where your emotions are truly going to be tested and, as if the story wasn't heartbreaking enough, this is where the story will fill you with joy and happiness, shock and devastate you, bring you to tears and eventually have you sobbing for the doomed lovers. Dual POV and a team of great narrators who brought the whole emotional and very powerful story to life. This is book 1 so there's a mother of all cliffhanger endings and you might as well download book 2 Finding Eden while you're downloading this book because you won't be able to move forward until you've finished them both.
Worth a credit? One thousand times YES it's deep, it gives you a true sense of how members of Cults are brainwashed, it's very very romantic and touching, it's nerve wracking and pulse pounding, it's emotionally draining, there's twists, shocks and tragedy and it's very well written. Mia Sheridan is an awesome Author and, from now on, she will be an auto download for me.
Unlike book 1, book 2 hit the ground running. I didn't have to wait for things to develop because it picked right up from where Becoming Calder ended...Show More »
The floods came and it looked like Eden was the only survivor from the compound. She found Shelter with a family whose patriarch was looking to make amends. It's there that Eden began to build her inner strength. She didn't have Calder to depend on, so she had to start living for herself and she did. Eden began to work and make money, she began to learn how the outside world operates and she began to find her own voice.
Three years after she finally started rebuilding her life, she learned that she wasn't the sole survivor but that her love, Calder, made it out alive. Their reunion was bitter sweet because they had both built a life independent of each other. The question now was "Do they fit in each other's life now?"
I really appreciate that this author made sure this book flowed exactly like book 1. I was never in doubt of the Eden and Calder's intentions towards each other. I knew what they had would endure. What I especially loved was the methodical addressing of all the questions and background issues that were presented in book 1. I kept saying "oooh, that's why!" as the past was unfurled in this book. I like that this book addressed past present and future together without confusing the reader. I like that each character found out about their past and made their decisions about who they wanted to be in the future.
Finding Eden was emotional, it was sweet and it was very satisfying. I love Love and I got that in spades here. Mia Sheridan is one of my favorite authors in the genre, rivaling only Colleen Hoover. I have never read a book by here and felt let down. Her books always make me feel hopeful and joyous because Love always wins. This book was full of irony as well. It's was a big train of cause and effect. At the end of this story, I smiled and nodded my head. It was good book and series! The only thing I didn't get was Xander's love story but the fact that I know he got love will have to be enough for me.
I highly recommend Mia Sheridan as one of the best New Adult writers because you will always leave a happy reader.
This Author is among my all time favorites. She writes her characters with such power and strength but makes you believe in devoted love again. This s..Show More »tory is amazing. Any age will love it. I am a 51 year old woman and was listening to this book while working in my yard and it is so emotionally stirring that I had tears running down my face. She's pure genius. Just get it now. You won't be sorry.
This is the first story I've listened by Mia Sheridan, and I enjoyed her writing style, plot, and characters. There was enough angst, and banter betwe..Show More »en both the H/h, they both captivated, held my attention, and had me rooting for both of them. I especially liked Kira's character. She was smart, witty, and had a carefree personality. When she was down and out, instead of throwing in the towel, she devised a plan, and was the one to save the day.
Grayson's heartbreaking past definitely reflected in his personality, and Kira's nickname for him "The Dragon" was a great description, but she slowly breaks down his walls.
Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden are two of my favorite narrators! I really enjoy their performances, and think they did an AWESOME job with the characters voices, and emotions. These two are the reason I actually bought this audio when it was offered as an Audible Daily Deal. I knew I couldn't go wrong and was not disappointed.
Grayson's Vow was a heartwarming romance that was more of a slow build versus instantly falling in love, and the sex scenes were mild. Overall, a sweet story with a HEA that will leaving you feeling satisfied. Definitely a credit worthy audio.
Some families can be very opinionated and, at times, interfering when one of their loved ones introduces their new 'significant other' to them all. S..Show More »ometimes it can have a huge influence, possibly even bringing an early end to the relationship. Of course, it is always meant with the best interests at heart right...... well you would like to think so but this was not the case for Lydia and Brogan.
Brogan was the son of the gardener on Lydia's family estate when she was growing up. His family originated from Ireland and pretty much live day to day, grateful to have jobs and to be living in America. Lydia and Brogan become friends and as they grow into teenagers, there is an attraction growing too. When Lydia's older brother finds them in a compromising position one afternoon, he is absolutely livid and kicks Brogan & his family off the estate.
Despite searching for Brogan for months, Lydia never sees him again until several years later. The tables have now completely turned. After living a destitute life, getting by on whatever he could, Brogan is now a wealthy successful business man. A man that Lydia now seeks help from. However, she had no idea that the version of Brogan that stands before her now is nothing like the one she remembers.
Brogan is filled with the desire to seek revenge on Lydia and her brother, he will not stopped until they are ruined, with feelings of helplessness like he had when he left their estate. However, revenge is not always sweet. Lydia reveals some things to Brogan that he had no idea about, secrets and truths that completely blind side him. It is also really sad too, that Brogan and Lydia could have been together and happy if not for someone with their own agenda for her life.
This is a beautiful story about love and forgiveness. Most of all, a lesson in seeking revenge - you can't fix the problems of the past by breaking someone else. I especially enjoyed the Irish accented male narrator, when he spoke it was like sitting beside the fire and listening to a bed time story :)