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 SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, BASED ON SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Ok, Ok, I was late to the party on this one, and it isn’t as if it wasn’t recommended to me by tons of peeps telling me how awesome it was, and how I had to read it. You know what? They were SO right!
This book is profoundly moving and emotional on many levels. It isn’t fluffy and light, but at the same time it isn’t dark and heavy either. It’a perfect mix of both light and dark. Archer’s Voice is the first book I’ve read by Mia Sheridan. She’s a gifted story-teller who will lead you on the most marvelous journey of discovery between two people who I grew to care deeply about. It’s a story of both struggle and hope. Of strength and fear. Of sexual awakening, passions, and love. Of gratitude for the simple things that most of us take for granted. It’s a story of so many different things, and it’s told in such a beautiful way.
Archer is intriguing as we get to know him, and I was really glad it took a while because there are so many layers to this character. By the end of the story I was as in love with him as Bree was. I could talk about him endlessly but I really want you to discover him for yourself. Btw, I loved Bree as well. She’s a very strong woman although she doesn’t see herself in that way…at least not at first. She’s unpretentious, giving, and willing to spend the time learning about someone who so many others ignored. Some out of meanness, and others out of fear or ignorance.
And then we both stopped laughing as I lay my head on his chest and lived right there in that moment, thankful for the air in my lungs and the sunshine on my back, and the beautiful man in my arms.
Is there heat in this story? Yes, and it was a pleasure to read. It’s not in your face, but it’s definitely smokin’ hot, and there is great beauty in it as well.
It was if my body was his instrument and he learned to play it so perfectly that the melody vibrated within my very soul.
This book is one that has stayed with me, and I have no doubts it will end up on my best of 2014 list. That’s why I’m giving it my highest recommendation, and if you haven’t had the pleasure and privilege to read it yet I really hope you won’t wait any longer. This book put this author on the fast track to my favorites list, and I think the same thing will happen to you.
My rating for Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan:
5+ big, fat hearts