Grayson’s Vow by Mia Sheridan
Release Date: September 10th 2015 by Self-published
Print Length: 319 pages
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Target Reader: New Adult
Ebook: Amazon US
REVIEW BY ALEXA
Every princess wants her prince charming come and save her. But what if the prince isn’t really charming and more likely a lonely, grumpy, and judgmental dragon? Well, at least she’s not 100% princess and the Dragon will soon know it.
Kira is a ‘wasted’ princess who may have a former politicians as her father and wealthy enough. But she grew up with a hollow heart in which money cannot replace all the little things that she missed. When she became desperate and must withdraw funds her grandmother, she had only one option. Ungrateful man who should be aware of its life depends on Kira’s hand.
Grayson is a solitary man and the sole beneficiary of an estate wine producer in Napa. He lives in a stunning mansion with actual size of a maze. The problem is he was broke and did not have anything to revive the glory of this family company. The easiest way out is only one, swallow his pride and accept the offer women who are guaranteed to be dragged out of the fort, and test all limits of his patience.
This my first read from Mia Sheridan. Although many friends already recommended this author, I want to read the book with ‘go blind’ and trust my own instincts. This book makes a great success for making me in tears and happy laugh at the same time. It looked like an ordinary story, but it offers a simple conflict mixed with creativity. We can guess the ending easily but is shown with a storytelling that will make us curious about the overall detail and twist on the way to the ending.
“Sometimes the pain is so great, it feels as if it carves out the very essence of who you are. But it doesn’t, not if you don’t allow it to. It carves out a place in you, yes, but love is meant to fill that space. If you let it, pain makes more space for love within you. And the love we carry inside makes us strong when nothing else can.”
The characters is more interesting from page to page, the intriguing conflict and endless twist like a minefield is success tying me until the end. Ms. Sheridan also provide a story with beautiful setting. The flow is fast with fairy tale sprinkles in some romantic scene. The interaction between Kira’s sarcastic and Grayson’s grumpy are very exciting to be follow. Their steamy scene is so sweet and arousing (I couldn’t eat grapes again without remembering that ‘naughty’ scene in the plantation, LOL). This new adult has strong emotional feeling and ‘poke my heart’ in the right places. Their chemistry build slowly from two different person who has been hurt. The story has double POV but it’s not over melancholic. No insta-love, no insta-lust and magical sex in this book, Thanks’ God!
Grayson’s Vow is not a paranormal story. This book gives many memorable inspirational messages without patronizing. A story about life balance. It’s about courage to open up and let others help heal emotional wounds. It’s about pay it forward, which it’s no matter how small actions we do to others will come back to us when we most need.