TeriLyn's thoughts: **Grayson's Vow generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**
My favorite Mia Sheridan book to date. The signs of love series has been elevated to a whole new level with this story. Each book in the series so unique in it's plot and characters yet so richly layered with Mia Sheridan's special story-telling magic. Grayson's Vow fills up a reader's heart in only a way Mia Sheridan knows how to do. Her special blend of tortured hero, spirited heroine, engaging plot, excellently playful dialogue & banter, and spectacular epilogue all mixed together to create a perfectly constructed love story in Grayson's Vow.
What I love most about a Mia Sheridan fairy tale is the focus on the two main characters taking center stage. Her stories provide a character based reading experience where the plot falls secondary in comparison to the love story development. From each of their respective points of view, Grayson Hawthorne and Kira Dellaire tell us the story of their life. As an opportunity presents itself to the strong-willed, free spirited Kira she takes on the disant, melancholy Grayson full steam ahead. What comes of a perfect opportunity is truly story telling magic between two characters who believe themselves and see in each other as not the prince and the princess but the Cinderella story between a dragon and little witch making each of them come alive their charisma and connection jumping right off the pages.
From business partners to sort-of friends to lovers but so much more Grayson's Vow will enchant you they way Kira enchants Grayson and his entire winery. Mia Sheridan has tortured heroes down to a beautiful science. Grayson makes a lot of mistakes in this book, mistakes you feel down to depth of your heart because of his painful past. Conversely, while Sheridan's tortured heroes are beautifully scripted her women are full of infectious energy and spirit coupled with a strength so alluring it's hard to put the story down. This girl is as headstrong as she is beautiful. The connection she feels between the two becoming a living, breathing entity for the reader thanks to Sheridan's eloquent prose.
The secondary characters provide such an excellent backdrop for the story as well pushing these two characters toward each other constantly and completely. The child-like innocence of these two and their banter unmatched in the reading world. It's easy to forget or take for granted the simplicity of playful acts like climbing trees, dancing for fun, or engaging in a food fight and how much those things can settle your soul. It's easy to overlook a free spirit when you're too busy hiding your own spirit like Grayson finds he's doing until Kira comes along and rocks his world.
Mia Sheridan tells really spectacular romance stories. I spent a day soaking up the sun in my favorite reading chair glued to my Kindle wrapped up in the story completely enraptured living the gorgeous words of Grayson's Vow. There's just something so special about the love stories of Mia Sheridan like her own faith in the healing powers of loving someone glow right off the pages. The depth of the plot and of each characters is excellent. Sheridan's writing top notch. Grayson's Vow is a Mia Sheridan fairy tale I won't soon forget and I implore contemporary New Adult lovers to discover the magic Sheridan cultivates within the pages of this excellent book.