19 February 2017

Preston's Honor - Review

Preston's Honor (Sign of Love - Gemini)
by Mia Sheridan

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What they say: 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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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: Oh the feels!!! I'm honestly not sure how Mia Sheridan does it, but with every single Sign of Love novel she manages to pack it full of raw emotion, heartbreak and a real sense of hope.

I'm not sure if any book will ever be able to hit me right in the gut like Archer's Voice but Preston's Honor comes really close. Mia Sheridan manages to include all the drama of first love, the devastating heartbreak of betrayal and the impact one event can have on the lives of many.

I always think it's difficult to comment on certain issues such as immigration unless you've experienced it yourself. Personally I don't have firsthand knowledge of immigration, but I often find it difficult to understand why in the society we currently live in people would offer anything but support for immigrants and refugees - But I'm often accused of being naive. I'm not sure if Mia Sheridan has experienced life as an immigrant but she does a wonderful job portraying the daily trials and tribulations Lia faces as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Lia never feels truly accepted and is often bullied and belittled, especially by the twins mother. She often tries to operate in the background rather than draw attention. One of my favourite parts is when Lia is told to not be afraid, to stand up for herself and to make a fuss.

I loved the twin Gemini element demonstrated in Preston and Cole. It's always interesting to see how different twins can be yet still be drawn to the same people and qualities.

I was expecting to find the flashback elements slightly grating at times but I really didn't. To be honest I would have liked more of them to fill in certain gaps in Lia and Preston's shared past but the story worked really well without it.

I made the mistake of starting Preston's Honor before bed. This was a twofold problem because not only was I unable to put it down, I also couldn't sleep after ugly crying my way through some of the more upsetting parts. BUT I flipping loved it.

4.5 emotional Stars in my Sky!

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