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.

Oh my heart!  It ached, it beat wildly, it rejoiced…it fell in love.  I feel like each and every book I read by Mia Sheridan touches me deeply.  Her characters always live very different lives than the one I’ve experienced, yet she’s able to put me in their shoes.  She has me feeling their sorrows, crying along with them, and feeling their love as if it were my own.  And, once again, she’s done it…she’s dropped me into a story that’s captured my imagination and filled my soul.

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Degree my heart was ripped out
Angst Me So Good
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Preston and Lia come from vastly different worlds yet, as we already know, the heart can’t see difference…it only recognizes it’s mate.  The problem is that the heart and the head aren’t always in sync.  Preston is a man of honor, even when he’s just a little boy.  He believes in sticking to his word and, because of this, he almost loses the chance at happiness.  Beginning when they’re young and moving through the trials they face well into adulthood, this story shows us that sometimes fighting for what you want, even against those you love, is the honorable and right thing to do.  And that, when it’s meant to be, love will wait…it will not be denied.

I’m not telling you much here, not because I don’t want to gush and flail, but because this is a story you need to experience for yourself.  You need to give yourself the permission to feel the happiness, the pain, and the frustration.  You need to bask in the love and cry all the tears.  Then come back and we’ll talk…or laugh…or cry together!  Enjoy!

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