Archer’s Voice… it spoke to me

February 3, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Archer’s Voice… it spoke to me

Archer's Voice

Series: Sign of Love, Sagittarius

Published on January 25, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. The first three books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Archer’s Voice is a book about how one tries to overcome tragedy to live.

It’s a story of how someone slowly begins to build trust with oneself, and with others.

It’s a tale of finding love, true love even when one may think it’s impossible or undeserving.

And Mia Sheridan did a brilliant job in making me feel every word written in this book!

Archer’s Voice is the fourth book in Mia Sheridan’s Sign of Love series. While I enjoyed the first two books in this series, Leo and Leo’s Chance, I have yet to read the third book, Stringer. I bumped Archer’s Voice to the top of my TBR list when I started seeing the hoopla online about this story.

One thing I hate about being online so frequently is seeing the attention certain books garner; it builds the story up for me-gets me all pumped so I purchase and read, then I’m usually left feeling disappointed. So, does this book deserve all the hoopla and attention it’s receiving? I would have to agree with the masses and say, yes. I simply lived and breathed this story. The emotions that I felt while reading were woven through each and every word. It’s impossible not to feel connected to these characters, to feel a part of their story.

Bree Prescott is a young woman running away from the nightmares that haunt her since a tragedy alters her everyday life. Trying to gain perspective and move on, she finds herself in Maine, in a small town that she visited when she was on a family vacation years ago. It’s a place that represented a time of happiness so she returned to seek peace.

On Bree’s first night in town, she runs into Pelion’s recluse, Archer Hale. Archer Hale is not the run of the mill hero of any love story I’ve read before. He lives in a constant battle with himself, is filled with a guilt he can’t move past, and in many ways, very naïve and sheltered (and how does that make him so hot when I love the strong, alpha-type heroes?). But Archer redefines leading book boyfriend material in this book. His character is so real, so intense and flawed, so believable, that I wanted to reach inside my eBook and hold him and never let go. He’s just *sigh* captivating. I loved seeing his growth throughout the story, and I love the man he becomes for himself, and for Bree.

Bree makes it a point to get to know Archer, and the situations that arise between the two are nothing short of heartwarming. Their story is a story not only of love, but a story of acceptance and growth.

LIKES: There’s a lot to love about this story so here are my top favorite parts.

  • One thing that I really enjoyed while reading this book were the secondary characters; I loved Norm and Maggie, I adored sweet Anne, and I so enjoyed getting to know Melanie and Liza, Bree’s Pelion girlfriends.
  • As a hopeless romantic at heart, the first kiss is crucial for me to enjoy and fall in love with not only the story, but the characters too. Archer and Bree’s first kiss has now set a standard for all others. It’s amazing. It wasn’t rushed, but savored. I felt like I was experiencing the kiss first hand, butterflies and all, and I give Mia a big fat high-five for that!
  • The simple act of getting a haircut in this story pulled on my heartstrings; it almost brought me to my knees, I had no clue a haircut could make me feel so many emotions!
  • I loved the little things these characters did for each other from a simple” bouquet”, to keeping company through thunderstorms, to cooking a meal together.  Archer’s Voice is a book filled with the everyday simplistic signs of affection, and how endearing and lasting each can be, and for that very aspect, I would recommend this book.

DISLIKES: There’s not much I dislike about this book. The only aspect I found interesting is the fact that so many people were surprised by the various twists in this story. The “big” reveal was obvious to me, so there wasn’t much of a surprise or shocking, heart stopping moment for me at that part in the book. However, there is a part near the end of the book that made my heart pause while I mentally said WTF! *Cue tears* But the rest of the twists weren’t as shocking as many made them appear. I can see where if a reader wasn’t thinking of it, it would be book shattering!

Overall, bravo to Mia Sheridan for writing a book that is filled with powerful emotions and depth, so much that I felt I was right there with Bree and Archer, feeling all the ah-ha moments and heartbreaking ones too. This is a story with just the right amount of alpha-male, plus a strong heroine (such a plus these days!), a mix of endearing and cute moments (that you find yourself thinking about days after finishing), and the perfect mix of steamy and hot sex scenes. There’s angst, there’s heartache, there’s tears,  but most of all there’s a powerful love. I need to go and eat an Almond Joy now and continue to think about this amazing story.

A big 4 1/2 stars for me!



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