Saturday, February 22, 2014

REVIEW: Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

20639274When 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 STAND-ALONE NOVEL. The first three books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18

So that didn't work out for me. I think I'm one of the few people that feel that way, so I encourage you to read other reviews. Nevertheless, I'm going to tell you why I wasn't feeling it.

There's a pattern with me... I don't like sheltered, innocent, super-sweet male characters. That's awful, isn't it? This happened to me in Lost & Found by Nicole Williams. I LOVE Nicole Williams and I LOVE Mia Sheridan, but I don't love their male characters in these two books. It makes me feel pretty heartless to say that because Archer was a pretty flawless character. He was perfection, but perfection just doesn't rock my world most of the time.

To be honest, I almost decided to throw in the towel on this one because I wasn't feeling it, but there were so many good reviews posted that I hated to not see it through. There were some pretty cool twists in the story, and I think I would have enjoyed them had I been feeling more of a connection to the characters. I think I was feeling so detached that the intensity of the story was lost on me.

The storyline follows a very sheltered Archer who can't speak. He signs to communicate with Bree, but he's lived such a sheltered life that he is the definition of innocent (times ten). It's understandable that he is the way he is, and I definitely felt for him. Because he never had any social contact as a kid, he's vulnerable and a little ignorant to how the real world goes round. That causes a few problems in the book. He really was a good guy with a good heart, and the story was very sweet. A little too sweet for me. It was a little sappy at times. I've always said that I'm not a reader that needs an epilogue. I just don't need all the lovey dovey stuff. I find it a bit boring.

Anyways, that's why I didn't love it. If none of those things bother you, then I'd say this is a great book to read because Mia Sheridan is a great storyteller and an excellent writer. I will say that it was very sexy and there were moments that hooked me a little. I  especially enjoyed the flashbacks. I wasn't a fan of this storyline, but I loved Leo and plan to read her other books!
3 Stars


  1. I like to read all books in order, even if they are standalones.

    But I have such a soft spot for nice guys so I think I will enjoy this book.

    Great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  2. I do too! I hope you enjoy it because a lot of people have!!