Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
Series: A Sign of Love #3
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: January 25, 2014
Format: eBook, 345 pages
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When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SAGITTARIUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I’m not even sure what I can possibly say about Archer’s Voice that hasn’t been said thousands of times since it was published last year. I could kick myself for waiting so long to read this book. I have no real excuse except I was afraid it would disappoint me – or be too emotional. It definitely didn’t disappoint. It was an angsty, feel-filled read though. There were tears. There were also smiles, giggles and swoons. (And some anger-filled rants directed at other characters.) Everything about this book was brilliant, even if it put me through the ringer.
Bree and Archer were wonderful characters. They had both been through so much in their young lives. I loved watching these kindred spirits come together. Each of their stories broke my heart, but once together, they healed it. There was sadness in their stories, but hope in how they found each other and helped each other forward. There’s something truly special about each of these characters.
Archer Hale is the best of the best when it comes to bookish boyfriends. He’s more than a bit broken (and understandably so) and terrified at the thought of losing someone he cares about (again, I understand why) but despite all that, the way he responds to Bree made me so happy. He was protective and romantic and nearly childlike in his innocence at the start. I loved the pace at which things between them developed. It felt real. It made it all the more powerful. I live for the slow burn and I definitely got it in this book.
I’m not going to waste time discussing the plot points in this book. The total package is what makes it so incredible and I don’t want to run the risk of ruining it for you if, like me, you’ve not read it yet. And if you haven’t, put all the other books aside and pick this one up. It’ll hurt your heart at times, but it’s such a gorgeous read. You won’t regret it. You might need some tissues and wine – and maybe a friend to flail to – but you’ll be glad you read it.
Having only ever read one of Mia’s books before, I only had a small inkling of just how much raw emotion is in her work. Somehow, despite this book being released over a year ago, I managed to keep myself from finding out more about it than that he was mute. I’m so glad I did, too. This is the type of book I’ll always wish I could experience again, for the first time.