A full-length, 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 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.
I don't know where to start with this story. At first, I felt a little let down because of the business arrangement. I was sad because I thought that Mia had written the ole cliche' proposal book... I was gladly proved wrong very quickly. This was in no way a cliche', and I couldn't have been any happier about that!
What can I tell you about this story? Let's start with the writing. Spot. On. Mia writes this story with such purpose and meaningful words. Her characterization of the characters makes them feel so real; their story so real. Her writing, as usual, is flawless. The story is woven together so beautifully, it reads quickly and effortlessly.
The characters... well... I went back and forth on these characters. Do I like them? Do I not like them? At some points I may have had some dislike. However, mostly I liked them... tremendously. How could one not? All of the characters' voices are written with such purpose and dignity. They are strong and unwaivering. Just how characters' voices should be.
The storyline is phenomenal. The twists and turns of the events is like a well-woven blanket. It cannot be destroyed, just like this story. It is profound and given to us with such a force, we are forced into the world of Grayson and Kira. And we can't help but to enjoy the ride.
Now, the only flaw-ish thing was I expected to feel more emotion, mainly sadness and overwhelming joy to cure that sadness. Now, there may have been a couple places where I was cursing Mia for making my eyes water, but overall, I didn't get the gut-wrenching emotions I usually do with Mia's books. Don't get me wrong. There are sad parts, they just didn't break my heart. (I know, I wanted to have my heart broken... say whaaaat!)
To sum it up. The story-line is freaking fantastic. The delivery is flawless. The characters rock. I guess you can say this is a pretty awesome book.