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No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan. The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappear No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan. The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word. Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen's music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It's only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire. But they don't belong in each other's worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love.


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No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan. The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappear No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Times bestselling author Mia Sheridan. The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word. Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen's music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It's only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire. But they don't belong in each other's worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love.

30 review for More Than Words

  1. 3 out of 5

    Cristina | CristiinaReads

    IT'S LIVE! Grab yourself a copy of this beauty, and also hop on over to my page for a GIVEAWAY by clicking here. ➳Childhood friends, missing each other for years after growing apart, with the help of fate they are brought back together again in this heart-warming and fluttering romance novel by Mia… ➳Have you ever read the novels by an author that instantly you know you will forever start bawling your eyes out with tears of joy and sadness? My go to author in this category would one hundred percen IT'S LIVE! Grab yourself a copy of this beauty, and also hop on over to my page for a GIVEAWAY by clicking here. ➳Childhood friends, missing each other for years after growing apart, with the help of fate they are brought back together again in this heart-warming and fluttering romance novel by Mia… ➳Have you ever read the novels by an author that instantly you know you will forever start bawling your eyes out with tears of joy and sadness? My go to author in this category would one hundred percent have to be MIA SHERIDAN since all her novels always seem to bring the worst tears in me and make me look like a lunatic. Guess what? I honestly do not care as long as the story captivates me and my tears are worth the falling. MORE THAN WORDS has become that appreciative in regards to being emotional. Once you start this novel there is no turning back for sure. Callen and Jessica are two fascinating characters that are drawn to the imagination of the reader through the best of ways, both romantic and emotionally. A heartbroken childhood is what brings them together to that one abandoned train boxcar. The fairytales, tales old as time, expressing the beauty of them all, Jessie and Callun learn that confiding with each other is what each other’s hearts need to mend their childhood hearts over the actions their parents have caused. With their love of music though, Callun and Jessica also learn how to put together the broken pieces of their broken minds. ➳After a year of their friendship, and after one sudden, unexpected kiss, Jessie and Callun end up turning different paths due Callun’s father moving away from their current small town. Years later, after meeting through paths that non of them saw coming, Callun and Jessie find each other in Paris one unexpected night. Now as adults, their childish admiration towards each other still lingered, but the attraction and lust also took over their body’s reactions and their thoughtful minds. Jessica, being the smart one about knowing whats best, she wants to keep their new found attraction to the midst of not expanding it since she does not want to get her heart broken by Callun. He has other ideas though, being known as a jerk, moody, and famous song writer, he does everything he can to try and swoon her over and make her feel at least something towards him. With Callun though, you can tell his internal struggles at trying to figure out whether he wants to spend time with Jessie for the long haul. He doesn’t feel or think he deserves her in any way; “… and in that moment I did feel like a prince. Her prince. My heart beat to the music that began to rise inside me once again. Pulsing. Sultry. Both dark and beautiful, speaking of this thing between us…” ➳There are many messages behind this novel in which one learns to admire and learns to adore more and more of Mia’s writing. That being said, the phrase “actions speak louder than words” is one that should be taken into consideration when starting this novel filled with so many majestic, and romantic sceneries. Not many would be able to handle the emotional aspect of it, but that’s what’s so elegant about Mia’s writing— everything she has to acquire, she expresses it very thoroughly to the reader through her writing in an imagery way. ➳Overall, this romance novel has once again captivated the aspect of knowing what would be correct to call a romance of proper priorities. Everything about it has expressed to me that Mia’s writing will never stop being one of my favorites and of course it will never stop making me cry my eyes out. Thank you to the wonderful Estelle at FOREVER ROMANCE for sending me a copy of this beauty in which I cannot wait for everyone to get their hands on. Amazon: http://bit.ly/morethanwordsAMZ Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/morethanwordsBN Apple: http://bit.ly/morethanwordsiBooks Kobo: http://bit.ly/morethanwordsKobo ➳ARC kindly provided by my favorite publicist at Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review... ➳Follow Me On: Blog ♕ Instagram ♕ Facebook ♕ Twitter

  2. 5 out of 5

    V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT: A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you

    UPCOMING RANT I love Archer's voice. It's the kind of book that I love: No cheating, no OW drama, no slut-shaming, a manly hero who never acts like a boy. I recommend it to my friends all the time. If you haven't read it, you should definitely check it out. Mia Sheridan really knows how to make a book poignant and beautiful. Her 1st person narrative style works perfectly to convey the emotions of the characters. Some years ago I really enjoyed another book of this author called Leo. My reading ta UPCOMING RANT I love Archer's voice. It's the kind of book that I love: No cheating, no OW drama, no slut-shaming, a manly hero who never acts like a boy. I recommend it to my friends all the time. If you haven't read it, you should definitely check it out. Mia Sheridan really knows how to make a book poignant and beautiful. Her 1st person narrative style works perfectly to convey the emotions of the characters. Some years ago I really enjoyed another book of this author called Leo. My reading taste has changed since then so I won't ever reread, but I reread Archer's voice at least once a year. I'm on the fence on this one because the blurb screams of my personal pet-peeves. Why? Was it necessary for him to fall in love with h and then go away (view spoiler)[and then sleep with someone else? While she waits 10 effin years saving herself? How is that fair? (hide spoiler)] I wouldn't wish 10 years of celibacy while (view spoiler)[ hero sleeps around, if that's what the blurb is implying (hide spoiler)] to my worst enemy (not that I have one). Why do authors do that to their own creations? Don't they love their female protagonists as much as they expect us readers to love them? This is 2018 so why there's still this attitude in romance books from authors who started through self-publishing that is so unequal and unfair to women? Like "men can't live without sex" but women not only can but if they save themselves for their heroes and accept their misdemeanors they'll get their HEA's. How is that fair or romantic? But is there really a HEA when their heroes can't control their sexual urges? If he's in love with her why would he even get remotely tempted by other woman? I know that's supposedly more "realistic", but don't we have enough of that on television and movies? Books is the only media where we still can find couples who never get apart, that once they fall in love there's no one else for them, why do contemporary romance authors insist on making things "realistic" Isn't romance the ultimate fantasy? The magic place where we can find men we wouldn't find in real life? So he was in love but couldn't keep it in his pants? Put a leash on it, if you have to but please! Don't sleep with someone else. Have respect for women! They're not there to be your toys. Not even if they "ask for it". At the very least have respect for yourself man. If you "can't stop thinking about heroine" then don't do it with someone else, be loyal to your own feelings. My friends and I love virgin heroes like Archer Hale. Unlike my friends of the romance safety gang who are getting tired of the virgin heroine I actually love first timers. I love virgins who are kinky, sassy and bad ass (Promise of fire, V girl, The queen of all that lives)I wish there were more books with both virgins (Transcendence, breaking dawn and puddle jumping come to my mind) but give me at least one member of the couple as a first timer and I'm a happy girl. BUT NOT LIKE THIS. I want my heroines to suffer and find a worthy hero. Otherwise the HEA's are ruined. I have friends who love the manwhore-virgin combo so if you like that I think you should check this book out. As I said Mia is an amazing writer and you might enjoy it more. I'll wait for more reviews, but it doesn't sound like this one is for me. Then why I'm writing this? Because I hope my review can elicit some discussion and books recommendations of books safe of this trope. I also hope it can help the right reader (the ones who love the virgin-manwhore combo) find this book and then perhaps, later they'll read Archer's voice.

  3. 4 out of 5

    KAS

    4.25 stars Oh, how I love an enticing prologue! I devoured this book in one day’s time. A friends to lovers romance is one of my favorite tropes. Callen and Jessica meet randomly at age 12, develop a friendship that only lasted two years. For reasons unknown to Jessica, Callen just up and disappears. Fast forward 10 years ...   And why should I be heartbroken? He owed me nothing. I had known him for only a brief span of time so long ago, when we were both children. So he had grown up to be a conce 4.25 stars Oh, how I love an enticing prologue! I devoured this book in one day’s time. A friends to lovers romance is one of my favorite tropes. Callen and Jessica meet randomly at age 12, develop a friendship that only lasted two years. For reasons unknown to Jessica, Callen just up and disappears. Fast forward 10 years ...   And why should I be heartbroken? He owed me nothing. I had known him for only a brief span of time so long ago, when we were both children. So he had grown up to be a conceited, womanizing manwhore--a wildly successful, crazy talented, conceited, womanizing manwhore. Callen did not grow up to be the doting, All-American boy girls dream about taking home to meet the parents. He is a man with unrelenting demons. Demons he unsuccessfully tries to drown out with booze and women. Fate reunites Callen and Jessica in France. She for a job, and he for a two week vacation. He desperately wants to spend time with Jessica while he is in Paris, but she doesn’t want to risk getting her heart broken knowing full well he will leave her for a second time. Mia Sheridan sure knows how to write a compelling, engaging romance. As a side note - although Callen is described as a manwhore, of which I would completely agree, there is no infidelity within this storyline.

  4. 3 out of 5

    jessica

    usually when i finish a book and i go to write a review/rate it, i attempt to be thorough and dissect it bit by bit. i try to evaluate how i felt about the writing, the characters, the plot, the pacing, etc. but i have found when it comes to contemporary romance novels, that all goes out the window. because the only thing i can focus on is how the book made me feel emotionally afterwards. its never the specific components but always how my heart felt when i read the last word. and man, was this usually when i finish a book and i go to write a review/rate it, i attempt to be thorough and dissect it bit by bit. i try to evaluate how i felt about the writing, the characters, the plot, the pacing, etc. but i have found when it comes to contemporary romance novels, that all goes out the window. because the only thing i can focus on is how the book made me feel emotionally afterwards. its never the specific components but always how my heart felt when i read the last word. and man, was this book something. okay, i dont want to spoil anything, but let me just say the title of this book holds some serious heaviness - i get so moved just thinking about it. not to be too cheesy, but there are several ways to express love and many of them go beyond the use of words. i absolutely adore how this book explored that idea and delivered such a humble message in a really meaningful way. this story also talked a lot about fate and how things that are meant to be, will be. i sometimes think thats quite difficult to write about whilst also having the story be realistic, but this book is proof that it can be done! the emotions described in this story are ones that i think most people can relate to feeling. its safe to say a book as touching and sweet as this was definitely something i needed after a long weekend of binge reading a fantasy series. i would highly recommend this to anyone needing a quick love story with a heartwarming message set in the romantic french countryside. perfect for fans of colleen hoover!! PS. if anyone is interested - if i had rated this like i normally do, i probably would have given it 4 stars instead. ↠ 4.5 stars

  5. 3 out of 5

    Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

    This book captured my attention and wouldn’t let it go. I got absorbed in Callen & Jessie’s world and I loved it. However, I will be honest I did start skimming the history writings after halfway about the ancient writings Jessie was working on. I was too enraptured in finding out how Callen & Jessie’s story played out. Callen is a troubled, lost soul that drowns his pain and numbs his mind in alcohol and women to forget his abusive upbringing. His one happy memory is his light shining o This book captured my attention and wouldn’t let it go. I got absorbed in Callen & Jessie’s world and I loved it. However, I will be honest I did start skimming the history writings after halfway about the ancient writings Jessie was working on. I was too enraptured in finding out how Callen & Jessie’s story played out. Callen is a troubled, lost soul that drowns his pain and numbs his mind in alcohol and women to forget his abusive upbringing. His one happy memory is his light shining of Jessica Creswell, his Jessie. He is taken away from her when his dad relocates them to another city. He loses himself in the love of music. He writes and composes movie themes and has captured the stardom and becomes an instant celebrity. So on a rooftop in Paris, 10 years after losing touch from her prince, does Jessie actually recognize the man that walked away without a word? Jessie Creswell, she’s simply amazing. Smart, beautiful, gentle, and so very kind. She has had an upbringing that no kid wants to remember. Her trust in men is shattered after watching her dad repeatedly cheat on her mom. So after losing the boy she loved as a teen, she followed his stardom in the tabloids as she watched him work his way through many women. So how does she treat an unexpected reunion? Does she forget what he is or will Callen not even remember her? I was so invested in seeing the good in these characters. I wanted them to have their happily ever afters. I wanted them to overcome their pasts and have only bright and happy futures. This book teetered on heartbreak at around 80% for me. My heart dropped, it cried, and it was ugly mad. YET this fantastic author, she knows how to write a good book, oh yes she does❤️ Without giving anymore away, I hands down recommend this read. Bear with the ancient history parts, they do have meaning☺️ so pick this one up!!! Releasing June 12th!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    "Live fiercely and without regret." I have a feeling the above quote will be a popular one among readers, and I've seen quite a few early reviews include it in their thoughts, but it's hard to find another phrase that sums up the overall feel of More Than Words quite as well. I've heard all the buzz surrounding one of the author's previous novels, Archer's Voice, and knew I needed to jump on the opportunity to read this one to see what was up. After finishing MTW, I need to rush out and buy AV im "Live fiercely and without regret." I have a feeling the above quote will be a popular one among readers, and I've seen quite a few early reviews include it in their thoughts, but it's hard to find another phrase that sums up the overall feel of More Than Words quite as well. I've heard all the buzz surrounding one of the author's previous novels, Archer's Voice, and knew I needed to jump on the opportunity to read this one to see what was up. After finishing MTW, I need to rush out and buy AV immediately because I'm hooked! While this one is completely fine to read as a standalone, I see why all the readers who have been following Mia's books for years might feel a deeper connection, as her writing is full-bodied and covers a wide range of thematic elements and emotion. More Than Words is a prime example of how my tastes in genre reading have evolved as I grow older. Besides the fact that I've grown into a semi-regular reader of romance, I find that I actually slow down my reading during a book I've sunk into, as opposed to the "flip the pages as fast as you can because that's the only sign you're enjoying a book" Chelsea that I used to be. The characters here are driven, developed, and larger than life, the plot is layered, intriguing, and gripping, and I found my emotions were on a wild rollercoaster of feels that I couldn't control. I can't say anything about the plot, as you should just read it for yourself, but I am so glad to have read this one and freely recommend it to all type of romance readers, and even those who occasionally veer off the beaten path of their comfortable books to search out a solid love story. *I received a copy for review from the publisher via NetGalley. 

  7. 3 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    4,5-5 STARS More than Words was exactly what I needed and even more!I devour it, I love the story from the beginning!It was brilliant,emotional and sweet!I loved the dual POV in this one so much because this makes the story more intimidate for me! This story is about Callen and Jessie who met when they were young and both came from families with problems.Together they have some good times but some circumstances tore them apart!Now they met again after years and they have changed but the connecti 4,5-5 STARS More than Words was exactly what I needed and even more!I devour it, I love the story from the beginning!It was brilliant,emotional and sweet!I loved the dual POV in this one so much because this makes the story more intimidate for me! This story is about Callen and Jessie who met when they were young and both came from families with problems.Together they have some good times but some circumstances tore them apart!Now they met again after years and they have changed but the connection between them and the chemistry is still here!I love their intense moments! Mia Sheridan completely drew me into Jessie and Callen's story!From beginning to end the journey is captivating!I loved the writing, as always Mia has a way with her words!I highly recommend it to everyone!     

  8. 3 out of 5

    Katerina

    I don't want to see any fuckery with this one Mia. A nice and safe read marginally replicating Archer would be brilliant, thank you.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer

    *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} My heart overflowed with the love I felt for him, the ease with which we talked about everything and nothing, and the magical feel of this weekend, in this village where fate had somehow delivered us. And though I’d given myself to him knowing it wouldn’t last, I allowed myself to pretend it might, just for now. Just for tonight. I love Mia Sheridan’s stories. They’re always heartfelt and her characters face somewhat impossible challenges dur *****FOUR STARS***** {ARC Generously Provided by Author} My heart overflowed with the love I felt for him, the ease with which we talked about everything and nothing, and the magical feel of this weekend, in this village where fate had somehow delivered us. And though I’d given myself to him knowing it wouldn’t last, I allowed myself to pretend it might, just for now. Just for tonight. I love Mia Sheridan’s stories. They’re always heartfelt and her characters face somewhat impossible challenges during their lives but the prize is fairytale-like romance overflowing with unconditional love. The main characters meet at the tender age of eleven. Neither were fortunate enough to be blessed with the best parents and to escape their unhealthy environments, they hung out in an abandoned train car where they'd go on many fantastic journeys with the help of their books and wild imaginations, but one day without warning, the boy disappears and is never to be seen again. Twelve years later, fate brings the two together at a hotel in a quaint little town in France. Callen has become a world-famous music composer and Jessie has just landed her dream job translating the lost journals of one of Joan of Arc's closest confidantes. Callen is famous for his drunken escapades with countless women and when he tries to make the moves on Jessie, she is far from eager to jump into a romantic entanglement with him. She has protected her heart for so many years that she is afraid of making the same mistakes that destroyed her mother. Callen is haunted by the mental abuse he was subjected to by his father as a child. He’s never felt anything for any woman because his heart has always belonged to Jessie and he truly believes all the horrible things his father called him. So Callen is also reluctant to get involved with Jessie because he knows she deserves far better than him. Both Callen and Jessie seem to be drowning in self-loathing and insecurities. And just when the two find the courage to take a chance on each other a secret that gets revealed has the power to tear them apart once more. Here are my overall ratings Hero: 4 Heroine: 4 Plot: 4 Angst: 4 Steam: 4 Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4 MORE THAN WORDS is currently available. Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JvDSgx Paperback: https://amzn.to/2JHFtf9 Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2JsIy6O iTunes: https://apple.co/2iJXMYv Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2JL89ay Kobo: https://bit.ly/2ibKAaW

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Putting this one on hold for now... I'm almost half way through and not invested. I'll try to get back into it closer to release x

  11. 5 out of 5

    ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ I like

    I read Archers Voice and titled it “the most beautiful first kiss ever”... I read Leo and several others are also still on my reading list – so how could I not jump at the chance to review the latest book from Mia Sheridan ~ when already the first glimpse of the Blurb promised so much. “More Than Words” is just like its title ~ this book is more than its words. And just like other books before from this author it left me speechless. So I am honestly sitting here staring at my blank review sheet a I read Archers Voice and titled it “the most beautiful first kiss ever”... I read Leo and several others are also still on my reading list – so how could I not jump at the chance to review the latest book from Mia Sheridan ~ when already the first glimpse of the Blurb promised so much. “More Than Words” is just like its title ~ this book is more than its words. And just like other books before from this author it left me speechless. So I am honestly sitting here staring at my blank review sheet and wonder how much I should tell other readers about this book. I feel every tiny bit would be too much. Let me at least tell you this. Like in previous books the author has a magical way to bring the leading characters to your heart. They sneak in before you even realize it happened. Callen and Jessica are beautifully written – inside and out In addition to these beautiful leads the author not only creates well developed secondary characters, but also a wonderful setting in which the story takes place. I am well acquainted with the setting that the author choose as I have good friends in that country / area that I visit every year. Especially in the city that is named after the person that is essential in this book (cryptic much – sorry – spoilers) … So I found myself often sitting on a bench right in the middle of that city staring at a statue of that person and thinking about reasons and choices. I was about to attach some of my own pictures of places and that statue to this review but then I thought about spoilers and refrained from it. Maybe it is due to my knowledge of this place but I really felt the setting. This area can be magical I have seen places there that seem to be timeless , they will capture the visitors and you will find them in your dreams. I KNEW what the author described about the characters feelings when they were there – so it felt real– including the tiniest rain drop – so very real. I hope that other readers will fall in love with these characters, their story and the stetting as much as I did. ═══ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE / LIKE / FOLLOW US ════ Blog : https://www.jerisbookattic.com FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/JerisBookAttic Twitter : https://twitter.com/JeriTRyan Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2... Bloglovin : https://www.bloglovin.com/@jerisbooka...

  12. 3 out of 5

    Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

    4 STARS Sometimes the beginning of love is just a simple matter of proximity. More Than Words was a wonderfully swoony and emotional story of fated meetings and second chances. I was enamored with the book from the prologue. I'm here to save you. As a little girl, Jessica Creswell finds Callen Hayes when he needs her the most. Inside an abandoned boxcar they forge a friendship and a bond of young innocence and painful childhoods. Both of them have their own family issues, but that's what ul 4 STARS Sometimes the beginning of love is just a simple matter of proximity. More Than Words was a wonderfully swoony and emotional story of fated meetings and second chances. I was enamored with the book from the prologue. I'm here to save you. As a little girl, Jessica Creswell finds Callen Hayes when he needs her the most. Inside an abandoned boxcar they forge a friendship and a bond of young innocence and painful childhoods. Both of them have their own family issues, but that's what ultimately forms the bond between them. Only after a friendship of make believe games and fairy tales, Callen disappears from her life as suddenly as he entered it. Years later, fate brings them together once more. But Callen is no longer that sweet boy that gave her her first kiss. He's a famous composer, jaded by life, and a man that uses countless faceless women and alcohol to dull his hidden pain. Callen was a character that my heart absolutely bled for. He's so devastatingly broken and yearning for everything that Jessica means to him all these years later, but he knows that he doesn't deserve her. Jessica was almost a little too pure for my particular taste, but she did balance Callen. Although admittedly, at times I found her a little too much of a naive dreamer for everything that she's been through. She almost felt like a martyr for Callen at times for all the risks she takes for him and how quick to overlook some of his issues she is. But it also fit her character, so it didn't bother me too much. The story is very emotionally charged and character driven. Allen has a lot of issues that he has to face and work through, and I was glued to the pages to see how it all comes together. I really loved the way he was with Jessica. There's just something so pure and innocent in their connection, even all those years later that I couldn't get enough of. There's a bit of a historical mystery that unravels parallel to the story as Jessica works through the translations for the museum that she works for. While I can see how it connected to the story, I wasn't as invested in that particular part and it was more of a distraction from the main story for me. The connection between Jessie and Callen stood on it's own, and I personally didn't feel that added storyline added anything to the dynamic. But that's just my own personal bias. All in all, this was a beautiful and emotional story that I connected with. Sure there were some parts that didn't work for me, but the story was solid enough for me to overlook that and truly enjoy it. ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest review Find me on:

  13. 4 out of 5

    Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

    If you are a fan of "loved you since childhood" romances then check this one out. A very solid read!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dísir

    The blurb for ‘More of You’ was intriguing and given that there are some of Mia Sheridan’s work I do like, I have to say that this book tested my patience and crossed several personal boundaries for me: adultery and cheating, even though it’s probably Sheridan’s idea to show how far Callen had fallen before the journey of his redemption begins, with a girl whom he’d once shared some dreams with. From the start, I had the inkling that ‘flights of fancy’ might have been the phrase to describe the The blurb for ‘More of You’ was intriguing and given that there are some of Mia Sheridan’s work I do like, I have to say that this book tested my patience and crossed several personal boundaries for me: adultery and cheating, even though it’s probably Sheridan’s idea to show how far Callen had fallen before the journey of his redemption begins, with a girl whom he’d once shared some dreams with. From the start, I had the inkling that ‘flights of fancy’ might have been the phrase to describe the sort of relationship Jessica and Callen had. In the prologue, Jessica and Callen had a connection forged in in fairytales and fantasies which felt fanciful for me, but then this is probably my cynical self speaking—I found it less grounded in reality and more wrapped in cotton-wool in fact. Granted, as children, seeking to escape the difficult situations at home, this was a scenario that I could accept. But it was hard to continue thereafter—maintaining objectivity was harder if I was supposed to be invested in this story as a romance—when it became clear Callen wasn’t a character who had integrity, whose reprehensible, degenerate behaviour wasn’t what I could or wanted to root for in the beginning, much less care about his journey back to ’normalcy’ from the start. Having spent most of the book insisting that he was could not be the man Jessica deserved and pushing her away merely gave weight to what he really was after all: unworthy.  That Jessica, who remained an inexperienced virgin throughout the 10 years and kept trying to see him as her prince with rose-coloured glasses didn't make her any less bewildering or weak a character for doing so. Her caving so easily to his charms while he became a manwhore was the last straw for me, especially when it sounded like this was going to be a contrived virgin-saves-the-rake-with-her-purity-and-goodness sort of tale. I couldn't scrub my mind off this book quickly enough. I never quite thought this day would come, but my stabby, explosive and fit-throwing reaction to ‘More of You’ is probably a good sign that Mia Sheridan and I need to part ways. *ARC by the publisher via Netgalley

  15. 4 out of 5

    NMmomof4

    3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable read. Mia Sheridan is going to remain one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for a new book. She is great at giving us damaged characters with depth and making me feel for them! That being said, I don't think this is going at the top of my MS mental book list. It was enjoyable, I liked both characters, I felt...but something still felt missing. I wasn't completely consumed by this book like I've been with some of her other works. I can't even rea 3.5 Stars Overall Opinion: This was an enjoyable read. Mia Sheridan is going to remain one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for a new book. She is great at giving us damaged characters with depth and making me feel for them! That being said, I don't think this is going at the top of my MS mental book list. It was enjoyable, I liked both characters, I felt...but something still felt missing. I wasn't completely consumed by this book like I've been with some of her other works. I can't even really say what it was! 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ All in all, an enjoyable read -- just not going to be a favorite. Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Jessie and Callen's story. Jessie is trying to escape her fighting parents and comes across beaten Callen one day when they were kids. They become best friends and spend all the time they can with each other until Callen abruptly disappears without a trace. Many years later, they are reunited in France where Jessie is trying to start her career as a translator of old French and Callen is a famous classical composer that is suffering from writers block. There are some sweet scenes, some sexy times, and some sad baggage they have to deal with...and they get a HEA ending. POV: This alternated between Jessie and Callen's POV. Overall Pace of Story: Good. I never skimmed, and I thought it flowed well. Instalove: No, but some residual feelings from their past were there when reunited. H rating: 4 stars. Callen. He was a mess! I found it hard not to hurt for him and like him though. I loved how he cared for the h. h rating: 4.5 stars. Jessie. I really liked her. She was smart, sweet, and I loved how she cared for the H. Sadness level: Low/moderate. I cried a few times, but I never needed any tissues. Push/Pull:Yes (view spoiler)[ They both push away and also pursue the relationship at times. I'd say the H is the main pursuer of the relationship. (hide spoiler)] Heat level: Good. They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but not so much it takes away from the story. Descriptive sex: Yes OW/OM drama: Yes (view spoiler)[ There's is a fan of the H that propositions him a few times around the h, and at one point the H sends the h away by making her think he is going to sleep with this OW. The H's agent's wife is also found (uninvited) in her underwear in his hotel room by the h and H. (hide spoiler)] Sex scene with OW or OM: No (view spoiler)[A scene of the aftermath of a drunken ONS (with his agent's wife), but not a descriptive sex scene. This happens before the h and H are fully reunited. (hide spoiler)] Cheating: No (view spoiler)[ The H is hurt and makes it seem like he is going to be with OW to the h, but isn't with the OW. (hide spoiler)] Separation: Yes (view spoiler)[They are separated for about 4 months. The H is seen in tabloids with OW, but he was never with any of them sexually. There was no mention or suggestion of other partners for the h during this time. (hide spoiler)] Possible Triggers: Yes (view spoiler)[Child abuse (H's dad mostly off page and some descriptive scenes through memories), loss of a parent (off page), H has a learning disability and can't read (dyslexia?), H was a manwhore before h with alcohol abuse, the h was a virgin, and unexpected pregnancy. (hide spoiler)] Closure: This had a cute epilogue that provided good closure and tied everything together nicely. Even though it doesn't hit my normal qualifiers for a "HEA", I actually felt pretty content with their ending here enough to call it a HEA (view spoiler)[It doesn't specify if they're married or not (at least I didn't notice it), they're living together, their careers are good, and they have a toddler (hide spoiler)] Safety: This one is probably either Safe with exception or Not Safe for most safety gang readers depending on personal preferences. (view spoiler)[ - Does Not have cheating - Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW/OM - Does have both the h and H pushing away - Does have a separation between the h and H - Does have abuse - Does have a HEA ending (hide spoiler)]

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jemima

    Title: More Than Words Author: Mia Sheridan Genre: Romance Publication Date: June 12, 2018 There are absolutely no words to describe More Than Words except No one does it better than Mia Sheridan. More Than Words is insane. I strive to be honest so I will say that this book requires a little attention and a little will to read. Why you ask? Well, The book starts off strong.. half way to finishing the first chapter I'm like "YES! I can feel it! I feel that I am going to really enjoy reading this Title: More Than Words Author: Mia Sheridan Genre: Romance Publication Date: June 12, 2018 There are absolutely no words to describe More Than Words except No one does it better than Mia Sheridan. More Than Words is insane. I strive to be honest so I will say that this book requires a little attention and a little will to read. Why you ask? Well, The book starts off strong.. half way to finishing the first chapter I'm like "YES! I can feel it! I feel that I am going to really enjoy reading this book.", then there's a slight incline where If I am honest made me go "I don't feel it anymore, maybe finish it later?", but I brushed that feeling off and continued on and Lo and Behold! Callen and Jessica steals your breath away! From there on out, you are utterly captivated by the storyline. It is true when they say that, No one lays open the heart and soul quite like Mia Sheridan. Callen and Jessica's story is heartfelt and beautiful... This book really acknowledges the fact that a simple act of kindness, a simple unintentional beacon of light in times of darkness and confusion has a huge impact on others life. When I was reading this book, I highlighted so many sentences because they were absolutely beautiful to read but as I write this review, I feel like as if picking one would be an injustice to the others. Yes, this book is a fairy tale... yes, it is filled with angst, moments of endearment and fear.. but I must say that More Than Words is more than just a typical romance novel. Set in one of my dream destination, this book has stolen my heart... More Than Words is a story within a story. A book by the end, will leave you with Goosebumps all over your body. If you are reading this, I apologise if the review wasn't much to go on or the fact that I haven't disclosed much about the characters. What I will say is this... Pre-order the book. You won't regret buying this book..Have you read the synopsis? If that wasn't good enough...expect more.. expect a book that will make you believe in love and kindness. If that isn't enough, It's a Mia Sheridan book. Enough said , right?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

    “No one ever makes me feel like you princess Jessie, no one ever will’. Most of All You is the most highly anticipated romance from Mia Sheridan and if you’re a fan of her previous work, then you’re expectations have to be extremely high. This author obviously knows what she’s doing when it comes to writing her stories, and even though she might seem to go the other direction with her storyline sometimes, she’s never far from trying to give her readers what they want and that is true romance. “No one ever makes me feel like you princess Jessie, no one ever will’. Most of All You is the most highly anticipated romance from Mia Sheridan and if you’re a fan of her previous work, then you’re expectations have to be extremely high. This author obviously knows what she’s doing when it comes to writing her stories, and even though she might seem to go the other direction with her storyline sometimes, she’s never far from trying to give her readers what they want and that is true romance. With a prologue that set the stage for an unlikely friendship between two kids who came from different upbringings, I was on cloud nine with this introduction. I felt the uncertainty, the inevitable bond, and the looming heartbreak that was to come. Jessie and Callen were two kids who met by pure fate and from a moment of sadness, who over the next year will turn out to be each other’s saving grace. But sadly one day is going to hinder their relationship and in it’s wake, is going to be a ten year absence. With years already in their rearview and having separate careers, fate has one again decided to intervene and reunite Jessie and Callen in the city of love. Now a famous music composer and French translator, these two childhood friends will meet again. But everything is not always as it seems and for Callen, his demons never quite left him the day he left his small town. Will these two reunion be a long awaited love story? Or will their own music be silenced before a note is ever played? As I said previously, I really enjoyed the beginning of the story and I felt that I knew the direction it was heading. Sadly somewhere along the line, I lost interest and I was waiting for something MORE to happen. I needed to feel the heartbreak and the love between these two and all I got was a mild reaction. Now don’t get me wrong, I truly liked certain parts and I loved that this author chose Paris as her main setting, but I just wanted to feel more from these characters. What didn’t work for me, I think others will relish in and if you’re a fan of this author, then this book will be it for you.    

  18. 3 out of 5

    Dilek VT

    Our virgin heroine follows the boy she loves on tabloids and social media while he becomes a star and f*cks his way through lots of women. Oh la la la, how much fun is that, right?

  19. 5 out of 5

    Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️

    ***3 STARS*** This was my first Mia Sheridan book and even though I'm only giving this one 3 STARS, I'm going to check out her other books. RTC. . .

  20. 3 out of 5

    Betul

    **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "Live fiercely and without regret." I am a huge fan of Mia Sheridan's writing and storytelling, I'll blindly one-click her books because I trust her to deliver great stories with even greater characters. The blurb gives you just enough to intrigue and capture your attention. I was addicted to this story from beginning until end. I absolutely loved how Jessie and Callen met. They met at the perfect time, and provided each other **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review** 4.5 stars "Live fiercely and without regret." I am a huge fan of Mia Sheridan's writing and storytelling, I'll blindly one-click her books because I trust her to deliver great stories with even greater characters. The blurb gives you just enough to intrigue and capture your attention. I was addicted to this story from beginning until end. I absolutely loved how Jessie and Callen met. They met at the perfect time, and provided each other with the best memories and support. Especially, Callen would profit the most from meeting Jessie at that certain time in his life. They both come from broken homes but have made the best out of their situations. The attraction between them is obvious when they meet again years later. "I wanted a man who would fight for me, who would slay dragons for me, and whose love I could count on to be as steady and unchanging as the stars." What I love the most about this story was the strong connection and love between Jessie and Callen. When these two were together, everything else faded away. They were in their own world and I loved seeing them discovering each other again. I also absolutely enjoyed reading all the historical bits, involving Jessie's job. It just added an extra layer to the story, it was just a pleasant addition to the story for someone who loves anything History related like myself. There was enough individual character development, and I also loved how the characters grew as a couple. The writing was phenomenal like always, and I just couldn't get enough of Jessie and Callen. I can't wait to see what Mia Sheridan has in store for us next. "Sometimes the beginning of love is just a simple matter of proximity."

  21. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    Screw this shit. I’m so tired of the same three plot lines. Manwhore gets the virgin after years of thinking himself “undeserving” is a garbage plot. Fuck off with your purity bullshit. *can you tell I’m seething right now*

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ramona

    Mia Sheridan will always be my favorite romantic author. I consider her complete as a person but also as an author, and because of this, her writing style was drafted in this way, to reflect her personality and qualities. “More than words” is a beautiful love story that throughout the second part it reminder me soooo much of Archer’s Voice, because it has similar elements and the same message that needed to be passed further on. I was very impressed by Mia’s approach and this story really manage Mia Sheridan will always be my favorite romantic author. I consider her complete as a person but also as an author, and because of this, her writing style was drafted in this way, to reflect her personality and qualities. “More than words” is a beautiful love story that throughout the second part it reminder me soooo much of Archer’s Voice, because it has similar elements and the same message that needed to be passed further on. I was very impressed by Mia’s approach and this story really managed to capture her essence and reminder me over and over again just why she is my favorite. Jessica and Callen are a perfect couple, even when they were 13. They became best friends ever since Jessica discovered a broken little boy, who was beaten up by his father. Both of them found sanctuary in their adventures and stories, being together almost daily for 2 years. One day, Callen mysteriously disappears from Jessica’s life, but they are reunited again after almost 10 years. In the mean time, Callen became a famous composer and Jessica is trying to find her way in the word of arts, aspiring to become a French translator and linguist. Life put them together again and this time it is keen on keeping them as such. Both characters were amazing!!!!! Jessica inspired me so much, being one of the smartest heroine I had read about lately, but also because of her innocence and good heart. She was meant to save Callen from his abusive father and give him the peace he deserves as a little boy. She introduced him to the world of music, not knowing his secret and how this will mark him as an adult. Further on, music will be Callen’s inspiration and will bring him fame, this due only to his princess:) Jessica’s past was not very cheerful, living with a cheating father and a brokenhearted mom, her faith in men is practically non-existent. In this story, Callen was the broken one, the more conflicted character, because he was very layered and complicated sometimes. He became a total womanizer, finding shelter in drinking and partying, but with Jesse, we saw another side of him that erased the old one. And I think we liked it this way:) His abusive father took a toll on him, shattering his trust in himself and only believing that he is not good for anyone. The numbness he felt helped him for so long, it became a way of life. But this will eventually affect with musical performance, giving him an author block he cannot surpass. This is when Jessica steps in, giving him the inner peace he soooo craves for and allowing him to see the good aspects in his personality. The path will be complicated for Callen and eventually he will discover that there were moments in time when he has been saved, but the big step he has to take is to save himself. There will be many emotional moments, enlightening ones, but this drama will be rewarding at the end of the book. I read this book in 2 days, it made me loved it from the first pages and I consider it one of Mia’s best lately. I absolutely adore Eden, Calder, Archer, Stinger, Kyland, and now I will add Callen to the list. Such a great, entertaining, passionate and sweet read “More than Words” was for me. 5 stars!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)

    HOLY SQUEEZZZE! MY HEART <3 This is yet another EPIC love story from Mia Sheridan. So, what is this story about? The synopsis below said it all … so I won’t repeat myself. The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word. Years later, e HOLY SQUEEZZZE! MY HEART <3 This is yet another EPIC love story from Mia Sheridan. So, what is this story about? The synopsis below said it all … so I won’t repeat myself. The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other's refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her--Jessica's first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word. Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen's music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It's only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire. But they don't belong in each other's worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love. Seriously! I cannot get enough from this author. Callen and Jessie’s story is sort of a modern fairytale – a broken prince who befriended and protected his princess, then disappeared. A decade later destiny brought them together again. This time Callen is the one needing rescuing from his own demons. Callen has grown into a sex God. A famous music composer who is spiraling down a dark path. Jessie is beautiful and driven. She is living out her dream in Paris like she always wanted. Jessie always wondered why Callen left her behind without a word after the special friendship they shared. Time did not change Jessie’s feelings for Callen but she is reluctant to put her heart on the line again. Can Callen and Jessie rekindle the magic they once had? “Life was more than words. It was laughter and love, faith and joy. And mostly, it was the deep peace that came from living life fiercely and without regret.” More than words is a sweet childhood puppy love / second chance romance. The road to HEA is not without struggles and heartbreaks. This story is about forgiveness, redemption, fate and finding love when you least expect it. Mia’s elegant writing always draws me deep into the plot… I almost feel like I am existing in the story right along with the characters. Callen and Jessie both have their own demons, secrets, and troubles to overcome. I am not going to lie. The hero is a bit of a man-whore, one who does not quite know what he wants – meaningless sex and partying. Jessie remains innocent, waiting for her prince charming. Callen knows Jessie is THE ONE for him however doesn’t think he deserves her love. Jessie wants to give Callen a second chance but her not so stellar upbringing makes it difficult to trust others. I can literally feel their struggle but I think it’s the characters’ vulnerability, flaws, and how they grow and persevere that make them real and relatable. This book definitely pulled at all my heart strings. It’s got all the feels - sweet and innocent, heartbreak and redemption, hopes, dreams, courage and a happily ever after. By the time I finished the epilogue I was a blubbering mess. What I adore about this author’s book is that every story comes with a special meaning and message, one that captivated you and stays rooted in your mind long after the last page is turned. You will see … nothing is as it seems and people will only choose to show you what they want you to see. “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” This author is timeless and forever one of my favorites. I can’t recommend this book enough to all of you – Unique, unforgettable, and simply exquisite. “To never being too old to learn new things.” ---- AMEN!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    DNF @ 33% Mia Sheridan is SO hit-or-miss for me, and this was a solid miss, unfortunately. I'm rating it 2 stars instead of 1 only in the off chance that the rest of the book somehow got better, but I just couldn't force myself to read any more of it. The book starts off with a prologue where the main characters meet as children, and then the first chapter starts 10 years later. Where they almost immediately meet again for the first time in a decade. There wasn't nearly enough back story to make DNF @ 33% Mia Sheridan is SO hit-or-miss for me, and this was a solid miss, unfortunately. I'm rating it 2 stars instead of 1 only in the off chance that the rest of the book somehow got better, but I just couldn't force myself to read any more of it. The book starts off with a prologue where the main characters meet as children, and then the first chapter starts 10 years later. Where they almost immediately meet again for the first time in a decade. There wasn't nearly enough back story to make me feel the least bit sympathetic toward Callen, the manwhore, or Jessica, the bland pretty girl. Once it came out that she was a virgin, BECAUSE OF COURSE SHE IS A VIRGIN, I gave up on this book. This was just too bland. But hey, maybe the other two-thirds of the book would have proven me wrong? Either way this was a very, very slow and boring start of a book for an author that I *know* can write much better.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

    This was just.... wow. So good. So so so good. I have a confession. I've only read one Mia Sheridan novel prior to More Than Words. One. And after reading More Than Words, I'm both kicking myself and unbelievably anxious to go back and read all the beauty I've clearly missed. This story was everything I love in one book. It was both heartfelt and heartbreaking. It was angsty and emotional. It was SMART and so beautifully written. It was a story of second chances and first loves. It had all the y This was just.... wow. So good. So so so good. I have a confession. I've only read one Mia Sheridan novel prior to More Than Words. One. And after reading More Than Words, I'm both kicking myself and unbelievably anxious to go back and read all the beauty I've clearly missed. This story was everything I love in one book. It was both heartfelt and heartbreaking. It was angsty and emotional. It was SMART and so beautifully written. It was a story of second chances and first loves. It had all the yummy drama and infuriating jealousy that comes along with a celebrity romance. It had a brooding, broken hero my heart both ached for and swooned over. And our heroine, well, I rooted for her the entire way through. This was a magical read, a modern day fairy tale that delivers all those delicious heart pangs and so many giddy feels, an angsty love story full of steamy moments and lush romance. I devoured it. I enjoyed it so much. This story came as a complete surprise to me, a diamond in the rough, a decadent romantic treat I couldn't read fast enough. More Than Words is a beautifully unforgettable story and I can't recommend it enough.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mandi Schreiner

    Most of All You, Sheridan's book published last year, is a favorite of mine. It made me feel all the feels. More Than Words was greatly anticipated, but it misses the mark. We meet Jessica and Callen as teenagers, they randomly meet one day at an abandoned train car, as they are both looking for escapism. Jessica's dad is a serial cheater and her mom falls apart each time. Callen's dad verbally abuses and shames him, so when they meet as strangers, they form a strong bond. They meet several days Most of All You, Sheridan's book published last year, is a favorite of mine. It made me feel all the feels. More Than Words was greatly anticipated, but it misses the mark. We meet Jessica and Callen as teenagers, they randomly meet one day at an abandoned train car, as they are both looking for escapism. Jessica's dad is a serial cheater and her mom falls apart each time. Callen's dad verbally abuses and shames him, so when they meet as strangers, they form a strong bond. They meet several days a week at this train car for a year or so until one day, Callen never shows up again. Ten years pass and now they are both into their careers. Jessica has a passion for French, and a skill to translate very old French text. She  moves to France to immerse herself in their culture and hopefully find a job, which has been hard to do. But she finally gets offered a dream job of translating documents possibly written by Joan of Arc. Callen has become a composer, creating scores for video games, and now movies. He is wildly popular, not only for his music, but his good looks. He is known as a bad boy - he takes home a different woman each night, and that is as long as each relationship lasts. Lately, he has had writer's block, unable to write music for a big movie scheduled to release. He has turned to drinking heavily and of course women. He goes to France on vacation, to hopefully clear his head, and runs into Jessica totally out of the blue. Their feelings for each resurface after ten years, but he has to convince her his womanizing days are over. I did not like Callen. At all. I love a grumpy hero - but Callen is just plain unlikable. He has an ugly attitude. He doesn't treat women that great. He blames everyone but himself. And yes, I know he struggles with the verbal abuse he suffered as a kid. I tried to keep that in mind as he lives his life - but it was hard to give him the benefit of the doubt. Also the fact that ten years later, Jessica is still a virgin - I'm tired of this. Tired of the dude always the manwhore, the heroine always the perfect virgin, waiting for her prince to arrive. Her prince, by the way, who is not worthy. "God, don't look at me that way, Jessie," he rasped. "I never lied about the life I led. I never promised you anything I couldn't deliver. You agreed to this. No promises. No regrets." "I know," I said softly. "It's just ..." I shrugged, a self-conscious gesture. I felt to very tender an raw. "You've always been my prince, Callen," I admitted, voicing the thought I'd just had, letting him into my heart. "It hurts to see you as anything else. After this weekend I'd hoped - " "Stop. I can't be your prince, Jessie. You have to see that." Yes, because he had a married woman in his hotel room after spending the weekend with Jessica. And this is towards the end of the book. He didn't sleep with her, but he uses women as tools to attack Jessica when feelings get too real. It's gross. I didn't care for their relationship. Jessica fell flat for me and had no personality. This was a big miss. Grade: D

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    “Sometimes the beginning of love is just a simple matter of proximity.” MIA DOES IT AGAIN! I mean it you guys, she never ever fails at making me feel every single emotion. I didn’t even read the blurb to More Than Words because I knew I didn’t have to. What I got was a beautiful and heartbreaking modern day fairy-tale that was the best I have read yet! I was drawn to Jessie and Callen. From the moment I read the prologue I was invested in this story. As soon as I met them both I was invested in “Sometimes the beginning of love is just a simple matter of proximity.” MIA DOES IT AGAIN! I mean it you guys, she never ever fails at making me feel every single emotion. I didn’t even read the blurb to More Than Words because I knew I didn’t have to. What I got was a beautiful and heartbreaking modern day fairy-tale that was the best I have read yet! I was drawn to Jessie and Callen. From the moment I read the prologue I was invested in this story. As soon as I met them both I was invested in their characters. They both come from troubled childhoods and the way their friendship started tugged at my heartstrings. Jessie, always being so brave and Callen, so beautifully broken. I was really happy when I found out they had found success in their adult lives, only to be crushed again by the weight of their baggage still holding them down. “Was it fate that pulled our strings, that led us to our destiny? And what happened when we didn’t follow the path we were meant for? What if we were too blind to see it?” I can’t even find words to accurately describe this story. It’s so unique and there’s so much going on, so many emotions that I felt that I don’t even know how to explain. I mean towards the end I was so nervous, so shocked and so into these words that I was nervous to finish it! I wanted a fairy-tale ending, I wanted the happily-ever-after for both Callen and Jessie but the journey you have to take to get to it was long and treacherous. I think my favorite thing about More Than Words was how it reminded me of Archer’s Voice in a small way. Two completely different stories but the way I felt about the characters just brought me back there. “But I also knew now that life was more than words. It was laughter and love, faith and joy. And mostly, it was the deep peace that came from living life fiercely and without regret.” If you are looking for a beautifully written book that makes your heart drop and your hands shake with the want of a happy ending then More Than Words was made for you just like it was made for me. Mia Sheridan has wrote another five star book that will forever be in my favorites list! **Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy for review.**

  28. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    5+++ "I'm here to save you." Stars! I don't have the words to adequately describe how much I loved this story. I loved everything about it. The main characters, the heartache, the heartbreak, the healing, the romance, the music, the history, the language, the spirituality, the scenery, the love story(s). The roses, the feather, the boxcar, the cave. So many wonderful quotes. Everything! When I got to the end of this book, I just wanted to turn right back to page one to experience it all over agai 5+++ "I'm here to save you." Stars! I don't have the words to adequately describe how much I loved this story. I loved everything about it. The main characters, the heartache, the heartbreak, the healing, the romance, the music, the history, the language, the spirituality, the scenery, the love story(s). The roses, the feather, the boxcar, the cave. So many wonderful quotes. Everything! When I got to the end of this book, I just wanted to turn right back to page one to experience it all over again. It gave me all the feels. It made me happy! 🤗 "Live fiercely and without regret." ~Mia Sheridan More Than Words Happy reading! ❤

  29. 3 out of 5

    Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch

    UGH! I just can’t do it. There is nothing that’s making me want to continue reading... I’m at the point where I'm trying to avoid having to read. That’s never a good sign. 😔. I know others have adored this but I don’t think it’s for me. I was a tad interested in the side story about Joan Of Arc. But not much else. I knew his “big secret” from the start. I absolutely hate DNFing a book sent from the publisher. But it’s stealing my joy of reading trying to force myself to read it.... my apologie UGH! I just can’t do it. There is nothing that’s making me want to continue reading... I’m at the point where I'm trying to avoid having to read. That’s never a good sign. 😔. I know others have adored this but I don’t think it’s for me. I was a tad interested in the side story about Joan Of Arc. But not much else. I knew his “big secret” from the start. I absolutely hate DNFing a book sent from the publisher. But it’s stealing my joy of reading trying to force myself to read it.... my apologies. I’ll need to pick this back up at another time. I’m sure it’s just me... Happy reading everyone **sings** 🎶🎶 ... Just one of them dayyyys ... that a girl goes through ... 🎶🎶 Who here is too young to even get that reference? ....

  30. 3 out of 5

    ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

    Callen Hayes and Jessica Creswell are the characters at the heart of this second chance love story. Jessica introduces Callen to a love of music and he gives Jessica her first kiss but disappears from her young life very soon after. Years later he gains recognition as well know composer and bad boy who is still suffering from demons of the past and desperately needs inspiration to make his music. Both characters end up stumbling back together in France and this is where their second chance love Callen Hayes and Jessica Creswell are the characters at the heart of this second chance love story. Jessica introduces Callen to a love of music and he gives Jessica her first kiss but disappears from her young life very soon after. Years later he gains recognition as well know composer and bad boy who is still suffering from demons of the past and desperately needs inspiration to make his music. Both characters end up stumbling back together in France and this is where their second chance love story truly starts to develop and open up. Mia Sheridan certainly knows how to layer a beautiful and emotional love story. At times there was perhaps a layer too many. The story is weaved with a historical aspect relating to Joan of Arc's era and the work of Jessica. She finds letters from that time and translates them, it is these letters/writings that are peppered through, 'More Than Words,' and depict another love story. In a way this was thoroughly fascinating but for my tastes maybe too detailed and took away from the main event. To me the main love story stood on its own merit and I simply wanted to bask in those feelings without distraction. 'More Than Words,' is a standalone story that is definitely a fine read for romance readers and fans of Mia Sheridan. Advance copy provided for my honest review thoughts

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