A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.
Kira Dallaire is desperate.
Some challenges in life seem too hard to overcome. With little money, and even fewer options, the quick-witted and vibrant twenty-two-year-old needs to reinvent herself. Known for her generous heart and impulsive personality, she devises a survival plan, possibly her most outrageous idea yet.
Grayson Hawthorn is losing hope.
Some obstacles in life seem too hard to overcome. Betrayal definitely being one of them. With limited capital, and dwindling resources, he is attempting to resurrect his failing family vineyard, a self-imposed vow seemingly destined to fail. That is until a young woman enters his office with an outlandish, unexpected proposition impossible to refuse.
What begins as a temporary business arrangement, soon evolves into more as vivacious, spirited Kira challenges detached, arrogant Grayson to want more from life. To want more for himself. But as their wills clash and fiery passion ignites, they’ll realize that sometimes the past creates walls too difficult to climb, and that lies and deception rarely precede a happily every after.
As Kira and Grayson race toward their destiny, they will discover that some vows are meant to be broken, and others are worth risking everything for . . . even your very own heart.
THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY LIBRA. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
“Sometimes, I suppose, a girl just had to be her own hero. Especially when the hero in question turned out to be a dragon”
Grayson’s Vow is my first taste of Mia Sheridan’s writing, and I have to ask myself, WHY!?!?!?! Mia Sheridan is without a doubt one of the most talented authors I have read. I felt so many feels and emotions while reading this book and I actually cried a few times. I haven’t cried in a book since Ugly Love. When New Adult first became a “thing” it was basically erotica with college aged characters, but the New Adult genre has definitely come a long way, and with authors like Mia Sheridan, it makes it the genre I actually turn to the most. After reading this, I went and ordered all of Mia Sheridan’s books so I could marathon them 🙂
Kira is a young women facing some hard times. She is currently homeless living out of her car with 2 thousand dollars to her name. Her father is the ex-mayor of San Francisco and turning to him for money is definitely out of the question.
Grayson is trying to keep his vow to his father and get the family vineyard up and running. Unfortunately, Grayson had gotten in a little trouble a few years back and it has caught up with him, when trying to get a loan.
“I’m sorry I can’t approve a loan for you, Mr. Hawthorn” The male voice that spoke sounded regretful. “if you were worth more….”
So Kira has an inheritance she can collect when either she is A. Married or B. 30. In her current predicament she cannot wait until she is 30 so….
“Right. Of course. I’m sorry to hesitate. Well, I guess I’ll just get right to it. I have a business arrangement to offer you.”
I lifted one brow. “A business arrangement?”
“Yes, well, in actuality, Mr Hawthorn, I’m here to propose marriage”
Ultimately, Kira offered to split her inheritance with Grayson. He would have the money he needed to work on the vineyard, and she would have her money to get on her feet.
Grayson looked at Kira as a spoiled brat, Kira saw Grayson as nothing more than a solution to her problem. And from the beginning Grayson was an ass, so, Kira knew she wasn’t risking her heart, this would be just a marriage out of convenience. Simple enough right?
While this novel does have emotion and depth, it isn’t overwhelming. I would classify this one as a nice lighthearted read. The banter between the characters was fun, the emotions and feels were all there, and all the important characters, definitely made their impact. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who enjoys a great romance.
I would like to add, while this situation in the story (marrying for convenience) isn’t new, Sheridan definitely has a way of making this story her own and very unique.