Grayson's Vow

Grayson's Vow

by Mia Sheridan


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A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice.

Kira Dallaire is desperate.

Some challenges in life seem too hard to overcome. With little money, and even fewer options, the quick-witted and vibrant twenty-two-year-old needs to reinvent herself. Known for her generous heart and impulsive personality, she devises a survival plan, possibly her most outrageous idea yet.

Grayson Hawthorn is losing hope.

Some obstacles in life seem too hard to overcome. Betrayal definitely being one of them. With limited capital, and dwindling resources, he is attempting to resurrect his failing family vineyard, a self-imposed vow seemingly destined to fail. That is until a young woman enters his office with an outlandish, unexpected proposition impossible to refuse.

What begins as a temporary business arrangement, soon evolves into more as vivacious, spirited Kira challenges detached, arrogant Grayson to want more from life. To want more for himself. But as their wills clash and fiery passion ignites, they'll realize that sometimes the past creates walls too difficult to climb, and that lies and deception rarely precede a happily every after.

As Kira and Grayson race toward their destiny, they will discover that some vows are meant to be broken, and others are worth risking everything for . . . even your very own heart.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517162528
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/09/2015
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 452,241
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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Grayson's Vow 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mia sheridan never disappoints
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mia Sheridan has once again captured me within the pages of a thoughtful plot. Quickly, Grayson and Kira become almost tangible - characters you hold your breath for, cry in despair with, and rejoice as they achieve their hard fought dreams.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
Mia Sheridan is a master of writing tortured characters like puppies being trampled by big dogs, but then those puppies grow up inevitably changing the dynamics. Grayson and Kira both came from wealthy prominent families. Unfortunately, this just gave their abusers (aka parents) more power and money with which to mistreat them. One was constantly reminded how much they were never wanted, and the other was just another possession to be used for the owner's benefit. Grayson has put up a barrier between himself and most of the world, sealing his pain inside. He's gorgeous on a physical level which is as far as anyone is allowed to go. "Abs and Hidden Torment: A Man's Guide to Bagging Babes" would be his title if he were a book. Kira is wild and outgoing. No one knows what she's going to do next. Her plots have been lovingly dubbed Very Bad Ideas . Despite everything, she is super giving to humanity. The two of them get together with a plan to their mutual advantage, but of course lines get crossed. When feelings get involved, things irrevocably change. The reader comes to know them as The Dragon and The Witch. "Forget the prince and princess. I always imagined the real story was between the witch and the dragon." This story has themes of forgiveness, charity, kindness, self-discovery, acceptance, strength, friendship and familial and romantic love. I enjoyed it of course. Also, I always have to show love to an HP reference. "Like the wizard, sir, only I don't got a scar on my forehead."
AshleyMillard More than 1 year ago
I love the feeling I get right before I dive into one of Mia Sheridan’s novels. It’s a butterfly-in-my-stomach feeling consisting of excitement and anticipation, knowing that I’m about to encounter a bit of literary magic. Mia’s tales have a way of transporting me right into the book and allowing me to lose myself to the story. Her writing never fails to evoke visceral reactions in me – my heart races, aches, soars and bursts as the plot unfolds before me – and it’s an experience that few authors can provide in such a profound manner. Grayson’s Vow is the newest installment in the Sign of Love series and focuses on the sign of Libra, which is characterized by qualities of balance and harmony. The story centers around Grayson and Kira, two strangers in desperate need of financial independence who marry in order to obtain access to money left to Kira by her grandmother. It is understood that the marriage is in name only and will only last long enough to not raise suspicions. Coming from painful pasts and carrying heavy emotional baggage, neither is looking to move their relationship beyond a business transaction. However, as with any good love story, authentic feelings start to seep into the relationship and the two are left to muddle through the bond they are starting to form. Polar opposites, Grayson is hardness to Kira’s softness, fire to her ice and cynicism to her hopefulness. They frequently butt heads and these scenes were some of the most entertaining in the book with a very War of the Roses- type feel, complete with spot-on verbal bantering and smoldering sexual tension. Heartfelt interactions balance out these hot-tempered episodes and are a showcase for one of Mia’s greatest talents as a writer – finding grace in the quietest of moments. The novel is set up to play out like a fairytale with the “Dragon” and the “Witch” battling each other, outside adversaries, and their own warring emotions. I have to say, though, that I didn’t feel an emotional connection to the main characters as strongly as I did to the ones in Archer’s Voice or Kyland. Maybe it’s a bit unfair to compare this story with those as Archer’s Voice and Kyland both contained emotionally explosive, gut punching climaxes, which naturally lends itself to eliciting more intense reactions. Here, Mia’s approach feels more understated and reflective, which is not a bad thing but just didn’t quite get me where I had hoped to be at the story’s end. I feel as if I might have been more invested if there was a prologue covering their backstory directly rather than the characters relayingtheir pasts to each other throughout the course of the book. Overall, it is a lovely addition to Mia’s Sign of Love series and another powerful testament to the healing and redemptive powers of love when combined with strength, faith, and courage.
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Love all of her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different from Mia's other books but oh so good! I enjoyed it immensely!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story love all of books.
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Love Mia sheridan's books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, it made me cry because it was so beautiful. Another great book by Mia!
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
‘Maybe a Very Bad Idea is what I need right now.’ Kira Minor spoilers alert!!! I enjoyed it all, beginning with the dedication to author Mia Sheridan’s grandmother, the Carl Jung quote, the advice from Kira’s deceased grandmother and the advice from Grayson’s employees and pseudo surrogate parents Walter and Charlotte, to the shout out to Mia’s husband in her acknowledgements. The hate/lust dynamic that was instantaneous between feisty Kira and cold-hearted Grayson was fun and a real treat. For example, I really loved the nicknames they gave each other, little witch and the dragon because they suited them so well. I used to be a history junkie who loved reading historical romances set in Europe, so I immediately recognized and appreciated the arranged marriage premise, a very common trope for that genre. Mia gave that trope a wonderful modern twist, and I thought it was the perfect setup for these two to discover how an annoying and yet inexplicably intense attraction to someone who seemingly pushed all the wrong buttons could transform into a beautifully passionate and loving relationship. Kira’s innate ability to find the positive in life in spite of the crappy hand she'd been dealt thus far gave her the power necessary to melt a dragon’s cold heart. I really enjoyed and cared about all of the supporting characters – Kira’s bestie Kimberly and Grayson’s employees Walter and Charlotte, Virgil and Harley in particular. They really stood out and added a lot of heart and humor to Grayson and Kira’s love story. Each had a particular influence. And Grayson’s interactions with his employees showcased his compassionate nature, proving to Kira that those walls around his heart could be scaled and brought down by the right person. ‘He was just a man–a man who held deep hurts and was trying his best to get by in a situation that, until me, had offered very little hope.’ Kira ‘She was like a little fire in my blood–beautiful, unpredictable, and full of life. And surely two months, perhaps a little less, would be plenty of time to quench that fire. I’d know the feel of her under me, around me, on top of me…and then it would be over. I’d be sated. And I would move on.’ Grayson Charlotte warned Grayson that “love is not always smooth and easy” but that it was so worth it if he would only let go of his past hurt and fall under Kira’s spell. By the end, their nicknames had become sweet, beautiful witch and my love, my dragon. And Grayson, dressed in dragon wings, really nailed it with his adorable mea culpa scene. It was definitely one of my favorite scenes, and I still smile when I think of it. Author Mia Sheridan gave us a wonderful resolution to Kira and Grayson’s story and a truly delightful epilogue 8 years into the future. She continues to be a must-read author for me, and I look forward to the next Sign of Love standalone novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was absolutely beautiful, loved it and couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book! This and Archers Voice are tied for my favorite books I could read over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved ot
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mary8808 More than 1 year ago
While Kira is is trying to live her life without her manipulative father, Grayson is trying to revive the vineyard his father left him. But who will loan money to a man who had committed murder. When Kira overheard Grayson talking with the banker, she can't help but listen. Kira has always come up with plans to help people but most of them blow up in her face. So what does she do, she proposes marriage to Grayson. In exchange for getting half of the money her grandmother left her. There was enough money to help them both move forward. While they are convincing others the marriage is real, they both have feelings for each other. When her father strikes by freezing both bank accounts, secrets will be revealed that will destroy them both. Will they both be able to take back the words of hurt and betrayal? Will their love triumph over the pain? Will Grayson realize that he loves and trust Kira already? Will Kira ever be free from her father? I loved this story and if Mia wrote a cookbook I would devour it because she is a fantastic author and I love her and anything she writes I have to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved this story of the witch and dragon - metaphorically speaking that is! Mia Sheridan is a story teller whose books I can't pass up.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
“Because the problem is, you can't shut off one emotion without shutting off all your emotions. You have to feel the pain if you're going to feel the joy.” Every book that Mia Sheridan writes is PURE GOLD! This one was not quite as heavy as the previous ones but it was still intense. Her characters are so vivid and the emotional experience when reading her books is like nothing else. Grayson's Vow was more like a fractured fairy tale. “He looked like a prince, but if I were going to cast him in a fairy tale now, I'd cast him as The Dragon! A beastly, judgmental, fire-breathing dragon.” The struggle, the emotional ride is always worth the reading when it comes to Mia Sheridan. This like her other books is original, gripping and unforgettable. The woven pasts, the twists and turns and then the overcoming end...ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
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ZiliR More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars in my Sky! I've been a fan of Mia Sheridan's Signs of Love since swooning and sobbing throughout Archer's Voice. There's just something about Mia's writing, she draws you in and makes you feel EVERYTHING right along with her characters. She never fails to deliver beautifully broken BBFs as well as some awesome and charming leading ladies. Every single book in the series is very different but all share the common theme of survival and hope. Who else would have us reading about cults, porn stars and mute heroes?! In Grayson's Vow we learn about the importance of trust, love and second chances. The story focuses on Kira and Grayson. They're both struggling to survive and cope with their own complicated family situations. Kira is desperate, she needs money and somewhere to live. She comes up with a rather unorthodox way of fixing her problems. She jumps head first into her latest plan selecting Gray to assist her in the plan. Gray is the unwilling participant in Kira's scheme, but he also needs the money and has no other option but to go along with the plan. Their relationship is hilarious. They bicker, bait each other and generally argue, but they also have extremely hot chemistry and are often torn between wanting to hit or kiss each other. I laughed throughout the book, even the really heartbreaking moments were lightened by their banter and funny nicknames. "He looked like a prince, but if I were going to cast him in a fairy tale now, I'd cast him as The Dragon! A beastly, judgemental, fire breathing dragon." I don't want to spoil any more of this fantastic story for you but I will say that I'm off to research wine, grapes and possibly schedule a trip to Napa! "In wine there is truth. But the greater knowledge that now lived in the peaceful silence in my heart was: in love there is truth." I did have Sinatra's Witchcraft in my head for most of the story and I'd happily have my own Gray dragon! "Cause there's no nicer witch than you." I received a review copy.
RHardman More than 1 year ago
How do you put into words what Mia Sheridan's story telling does to your soul? Once again we get an amazing story of life, love, heartbreak and redemption. Love isn't always pretty and hate isn't always so dark. The story is centered on Kira Dallaire, a privileged socialite with a not-so perfect existence. And Grayson Hawthorne, a damaged soul with demons that run deep from his childhood to adulthood. Kira hatches a plan to turn both her and Grayson's lives around for the better, she hopes. He's the dragon of a man she never expected and she's the little witch he misjudged. Can they come together to save Grayson's vineyard and mend both their hearts in the process? "In wine there is truth. But the greater knowledge that now lived in the peaceful silence in my heart was: in love there is truth."
KristiReader More than 1 year ago
If I had to describe this book in one word, I would call it enchanting. To me, Grayson’s Vow is a modern day fairy tale where the heroes are a “witch” and a “dragon,” their castle resides in a Napa vineyard, and the “fairy godmother” bakes blueberry scones. In all seriousness, Grayson’s Vow is another Mia Sheridan masterpiece. She has once again written a story that has deeply touched my heart. It’s a story of two desperate souls, one outrageous proposal, and finding truth in love. There are so many layers to Kira and Grayson’s story, and my emotions were everywhere. These two start out combative. Both are stubborn, proud, yet broken in similar ways, and they were constantly arguing and wielding insults. These characters are so different from Mia’s recent books, and they started out challenging me as much as they challenged each other. I honestly wanted to smack them both. But then Kira would do something that is just so “Kira,” and then Gray would drop his armor here and there, and the next thing I knew their “dragon” and “witch” insults for each other were turning playful, and I found myself in love and wanting everything for them. What I find so special about Mia’s writing is that she writes real world problems, feelings, and actions. So as in real life, nothing is easy for Kira and Grayson either. The journey they go through—dealing with the pain of betrayal, doubting their worth, finding courage to let go and open their hearts—it’s written with a reality that you can connect with. Yet she also lifts your heart in the process. As emotional as it gets, there is happiness, laughter and beauty, and ultimately this is a story of hope. I’ve loved every book Mia Sheridan has released, and I put Grayson’s Vow in a category all its own. It’s magical and captivating, and it’s one of the few books I wish I could go back and read like it’s the first time.