Archer’s Voice (Sign of Love, Sagittarius) by Mia Sheridan
Part of a series but totally stands alone
I asked you all for your last 5 star read. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan was the most popular answer. I asked you all for something different. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan was the most popular answer. Needing a bit of a change from the alpha bad boy, I figured if you all recommended it, and my friend Joanne said I’d love it (she always knows), that it was worth breaking my diet of only Wicked Book Weekend authors for. THANK YOU!!! Archer’s Voice was all that and more. I figured all of the raving I was hearing might be hype. It couldn’t live up to my expectations. But Archer’s Voice surpassed them, is a guarantee for my Best of 2014 list already, and is now up there on my favorite all-time books list. I didn’t even read the blurb, just dove in based on your recs.
Seriously. Put down whatever you are reading. Buy Archer’s Voice. Though it is part of a series, it was a complete stand alone, in fact, I have no clue how it could be related to the others, but believe me…I plan on reading all of them, and anything Mia Sheridan writes now. ANYTHING.
“I didn’t know enough to dream you, Bree, but somehow you came true anyway.”
The book begins with 7 year old Archer playing with his GI Joes, and I was hooked. I fell in love with him at 7! Then we jump to Bree, now. Bree is running from tragedy, needing to get away from the sad past that haunts her. She takes off to a small town in Maine, and rents a cottage by the lake. I fell for Bree immediately too. She’s strong, friendly, loving and optimistic. When she bumps into a strange, bearded man in the drug store parking lot after dropping her tampons and candy bars everywhere, her connection with Archer began.
I laughed a small embarrassed sound, but then grimaced slightly. “You know, it would really help me out if you would speak and put me out of my misery here.” I grinned at him, but immediately went serious as his face fell, his eyes shuttering and a blank look replacing the warmer one I had sworn was there moments before.
He turned and started to walk away.
“Hey, wait!” I called starting to step after him. I stopped myself though, frowning as he moved away from me, his body moving with grace as he started to jog slowly toward the street. The strangest feeling of loss washed over me as he crossed and walked out of sight.
As she began to ask around about the strange man she met, she heard all kinds of stories, but nobody really knew anything about the man he is now. They remember the boy got in accident at age 7, and lost his parents, but beyond that was all speculation.
As she passed by his gated house every day on her way to the lake, Bree couldn’t help her curiosity. So she reached out to the man with the gorgeous body and the face covered in hair. He wasn’t very receptive.
YES, I UNDERSTAND YOU.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED?
My eyes darted up to his and my mouth opened slightly to respond, but I snapped it shut before answering his question. Kind of rude question, by the way.
But Bree was drawn back to his home again, despite his not-so-warm welcome.
“Do you want to get a pizza or something?” I blurted out, my eyes widening. I hadn’t exactly decided to go there, I just had.
“No?” A brief look of confusion passed over his face as he watched me.
They developed a tentative relationship. Archer, who is the town loner, was slow to trust and open up, but Bree gradually broke through, sharing her story.
“Sometimes an understanding silence was better than a bunch of meaningless words”
When Archer shaves and his beautiful face was revealed, I swear, my heart stopped.
“But I want you to see me.” An expression of vulnerability washed over his face. “Now you can see me.”
Archer was one of the most unique characters I’ve ever read about. Masculine and alpha, yet vulnerable and child-like, it was the most perfect combination. He tugged at my heartstrings the whole time, and I was hooked. The hesitant, slow friendship he built with Bree was growing into more, but his sheltered life didn’t give him the opportunity to know what to do with the attraction. Luckily Bree was patient and loving.
“He… broke his lips from mine to look down questioningly into my face, to see if I was okay with what he was doing. His gentleness and his concern with what I desired made my heart squeeze tightly, and I smiled a small smile. “Yes,” I breathed out. “Yes.”
Watching Archer come out of his cocoon was absolutely beautiful.
“His eyes told me everything… We communicated a thousand words, without a single one being spoken.”
Archer had lost everything in his life. He spent years alone; so getting attached to Bree is a scary thing.
“How do you teach a man who has lost everything, not to fear it happening again?”
But reading about their love was magical.
“He smiled back and put his lips against mine, mouthing, “I love you, too,” against my mouth, as if he was breathing love into my body.”
- Every freaking word!!!!
- This was one of those magical books. One that will stay with me forever. It will be a top recommendation when ANYONE asks me what to read.
- I loved Bree!
- The potato chips. OMG.
- Archer, he was just so strong and vulnerable at the same time. You want to just reach in and hug him, yet he is still so manly.
- Archer is a quick learner, and the sex was hot!
- The townspeople who became friendly with Bree, despite them making the mistake of not caring for one of their own.
- No unnecessary angst or drama, but just enough to make you never want to put it down.
- The ease of going from Bree’s POV most of the book to flashbacks from Archer, and present POV from Archer.
- That hug your kindle feeling I had the whole time.
- An awesome epilogue.
- The book ended at 92% (tease).
Rating: 5+++++++ (Okay, 10) stars, 4 Heat
I absolutely LOVED the “Awkward boy. Sweet, silent Archer Hale.” Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan had me spellbound. It was was beautifully touching, unique, and had an underlying message. Everyone needs friends. Everyone needs love. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and reach out to someone who may be a bit different than you. I eagerly look forward to reading so much more from Mia Sheridan.
“What’s on your happy list?”
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan is at the top of my happy list.
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The A Sign of Love Series books stand alone by astrological sign. leo and Leo’s Chance go together, but Stinger and Archer’s Voice can stand alone. (Covers are clickable).