by Mia Sheridan
on February 19th 2017
Published by Indie Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.
Sheridan brings the zodiac sign of Gemini to life with Preston’s Honor, which was influenced by the tale of Castor and Pollux, the twins of Zeus and Leda. This author beautifully depicts the heartache and overpowering bond that only twins have for one another. As well, she forces the reader to believe in love. A kind of love that starts from the beginning, at first sight.
Preston was a man of honor, for not only did he believe in, but he took to heart his father’s words of wisdom.
❝A man is only as good as his word.❞
As such, he was incredibly loyal, highly protective and fiercely devoted to the one’s he loved. And he loved Annalia from the moment he laid eyes on her. But he also loved his brother, and when his brother suggested they race for the right to have “Lia” he found himself stuck at crossroads. The two made an oath, the person who won, got Lia, the other, would step back. He had not admitted his love for Lia to anyone. But the idea of his brother or anyone dating her, was terrifying. So with the hopes of winning, he agreed. And while he ran as fast as he could, he still lost. He lost Lia to his brother. As a young child, he didn’t label his feelings for her nor did he understand them, but those feelings grew and as he watched his brother with Lia, he realized the terrible mistake he had made.
This book had two stories within it. One of love, and one of survival. Annalia played tough, thinking she could navigate life on her own. She was living in a home packed with disapproval and hate. Love was just out of her reach. Preston was the only one who filled her soul. He provided her with strength and momentary happiness. When he stepped away from her she was left with hurt and a feeling of worthlessness.
One passion-filled moment brought them together.
One tragic event tore them apart.
With this next book from the Sign of Love collection, author Mia Sheridan writes a beautiful, heart-warming story of fierce devotion, unwavering love and a gripping story of the extraordinary strength of the human spirit.
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