Title: Leo (Sign of Love ~ Book 1)
Author: Mia Sheridan | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Author Spotlight
Publication Date: March 11 2013
Length: 193 Pages
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Buy It: Amazon US / Amazon UK
Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: This is the new cover and it is simply gorgeous.
Point of View: 1st person, following Evie
My Rating: 5 Stars
I would first like to start with a huge congratulations to Mia Sheridan, what an amazing debut novel. Leo has instantly made a fan of me, and you can guarantee that I will not hesitate to buy any of her future publications.
I don't even know where to begin because I simply do not want to give anything away. The characters, the pacing, the story itself... it all came together beautifully. There is a twist, and to be fair I had my suspicions and theories early on. But even though I ended up being partly right it didn't ruin anything for me. The story unfolds perfectly, and all in good time. So even if you think you have it all figured out, trust me when I say it will not take away from your enjoyment.
Evie is one of the strongest characters I have ever read, and her story touched me. The way she has lived her life, despite the start that was handed to her, is an inspiration. It would have been so easy for her to continue along the path of what she was surrounded in. But she grew up, moved out of her final foster home and made a life for herself. She mentions in one part of the book that others may come and see her little apartment and think it small and not worth anything. However, when she looks around she sees how well she had done for herself and is proud. As she should be. Really, she is just a lovely person.
Jake is so very swoonworthy and you will instantly fall in love with him. He has just the right amount of softness and fierceness. He definitely has an alpha streak in him and I for one love it when that side of him comes out. Evie of course doesn't seem to mind it either, because it seems to mostly make an appearance when things are getting hot and heavy. oooOOOooohhh and do things get hot and heavy... Evie and Jake have some major chemistry and you can practically feel the sparks flying off of them when they are together.
You may have noticed that there is a second book, Leo's Chance, that is due to be published in July. So of course the warning bells start going off, and you are probably thinking this has a big old cliffhanger. I am happy to report that it does not. There is an ending, and Leo's Chance is actually a retelling but from Leo's point of view. Sheridan has mentioned that there will be some additional unseen scenes also, and I for one can not wait for this release. There is no exact date announced yet but I will be on the look out for it, and will not delay in starting it as soon as it is out.
I so strongly recommend that you read Leo. You will swoon, you will laugh, you will smile, and you will probably shed a few little tears (sad and happy). In the end you will be so very happy that you read it.