Friday, 27 July 2018

Review: More Than Words by Mia Sheridan

The moment she met Callen Hayes, 
eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. 
Her prince. 

by Mia Sheridan
Publisher: Forever
Format: Paperback
Release Date: June 12th, 2018
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word.

Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen's music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It's only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire.

But they don't belong in each other's worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love.

More Than Words is the first title by Mia Sheridan that I've picked up thus far. Sure, I've heard rave reviews about Archer's Voice and Most of All You, but I hadn't yet had the opportunity to pick up either title, that is until I read and adored More Than Words.

"I realized how selfish it was of me to keep spending time with you. You were pretty and smart and full of so many dreams, and I was a stupid nobody, Jessie. Less than that."

More Than Words is a touching and realistic tale featuring Jessie and Callen. The duo have a passionate and heartfelt past that ended abruptly and with heartbreak. However, it isn't until Callen, now a famous composer, retreats to France for a change of pace, that he comes across Jessie again, and rediscovers what he's been missing, even if it doesn't seem so right at the time.

More Than Words was an interesting twist to the usual fluffy, romantic titles I typically pick up. It was raw with emotion and caused me to change my opinions on Jessie and Callen continuously during my read-through. Jessie and Callen were emotional characters to read, and I absolutely loved and ached for the bitter-sweet feeling I got while reading their perspectives. The overall tone of More Than Words is perhaps what truly won me over most. It wasn't simply sad and heartbreaking, it was a deep and heartfelt tale that pulled me in, and the vivid and emotional narrative that Mia Sheridan had woven, I found, continuously leapt from it's pages, chapter by chapter. It was wonderful.

More Than Words by Mia Sheridan was a raw and emotional title, one I can only hope other romance readers will be eager to pick up during their next book buying adventure.

4 / 5 Cupcakes

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1 comment

  1. I can not wait to read my copy. I loved More Than Words and I have such high hopes for this one. I am ready for an emotional read. Great review its been me even more eager to pick it up!

    Megan @ reading away the days