Friday, June 17, 2016

NEW ARC REVIEW! RAMSAY (A Sign of Love Novel) by Mia Sheridan - A MUST READ!

RAMSAY - Is Definitely A MUST READ!!

TITLE: Ramsay
SERIES: A Sign of Love Novel
AUTHOR: Mia Sheridan
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 19, 2016
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
PAGES: Approx. 5649 Locations


Lydia De Havilland is shocked when Brogan Ramsay suddenly reappears in her life. Several years before, Brogan was the son of her family's gardener, and the boy she hurt and betrayed. But Brogan is no longer the quiet, sensitive boy she remembers. Now he's a man—gorgeous, powerful . . . and seeking vengeance.

Brogan Ramsay can't let go of the memory of Lydia tricking him cruelly, leaving his heart shattered and his family penniless. And now he's back to destroy her family the way his was destroyed. There's only one problem . . . the girl who wounded him so badly years ago is now a woman who still has the power to render him breathless.

Ramsay is the story of betrayal and wrath, of the strength of regret and the power of forgiveness. It is the story of the thin veil between love and hate, and how more often than not, when we seek to inflict pain on others, the heart we wound is our own.

NOTE: THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY ARIES. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

REVIEWERS NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

5+ “Mo ChroĆ­” Stars!
Absolutely Brilliant! 

The Review: 
THIS! This is how romance novels are supposed to be written!

There have been a few times in my reading life, that I wished desperately to travel back in time or find some magical way to scrub a book from my memory, so that I could read and experience that amazing, exciting, wonderful book for the first time, all over again. This is one of those books! The moment I finished the last page, I had an intense desire to go back to the first page and begin this incredible journey from the beginning. Not surprisingly, this author has encouraged that wish in me on more than one occasions with her books.

Ramsay was exceptional in every way and delivered those beautiful chest pangs and thrilling tummy flutters I crave in a romance novel.

Told in dual POV’s, every moment of this book was split between intense emotion and sweet elation. The author had to have reached incredibly deep into her own soul to bring to life these two amazing characters who displayed such raw vulnerability and enduring strength, it was palpable. Lydia and Brogan were so lifelike and their struggles unrelenting. I loved their story!

Seven years ago, Lydia De Havilland made a huge mistake that cost her dearly and set into motion a chain of events she could have never have foreseen. 

Betraying Brogan Ramsay wasn’t something she set out to do the day she hatched a plan that she hoped would bring her the one thing she wanted above all else, but betrayal is what Brogan took away from that day and for seven year, it simmered deep inside him. Now he’s the one with a plan and as his friend, Fionn, says, it’s bound to go “arseways”. 

I loved that Lydia’s motives weren’t revealed in the very beginning. The first chapter was in Brogan’s POV and we see the betrayal he felt first hand. I didn’t know how to feel about her and I loved that bit of conflict in my own views. But after reading on, I understood that Lydia was young and naive and very sheltered. She didn’t understand that the drama she imagined in her own mind, could result in the painful consequences that followed that one action.

Lydia as an adult was a beautiful character. She was loving, kind and very humble. And though she was guarded and restrained because of the walls she’d built after that one incident, it didn’t destroy her empathy or her compassion. She was a fantastic heroine.

Brogan, at any age, was a force to be reckoned with. I adored him as a sweet, gentle teenager in the flashbacks and I absolutely loved him as a brooding, vindictive man whose inner goodness mirrored the young, caring and devoted boy he once was. He was a truly complex and flawed character who made you fall in love with every aspect of him. 

I highly enjoy the individual traits this author throws in when she presents a character and Brogan’s uniqueness was crafted beautifully.

The Wrap Up: 
Ramsay was a story truly was about mistakes, second chances, more mistakes, forgiveness and love. And I so wish I could go back and read it all over again, for the very first time. But I can honestly say, this one will be high in my reread pile and I plan to enjoy it over and over and over...

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