Sunday, March 2, 2014

Review: Archer's Voice ( A Sign of Love ) by Mia Sheridan

Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees. 

Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love. 




The premise of this book might seemed overuse, broken girl meet broken boy. If not because that our hero was actually mute, I might not be as interested in the story as it is. I always find it interesting when two people face some different challenges in getting together. 

I was thinking how did a mute and recluse guy get the girl in the end?

Bree Prescott was a girl running away from fear and ended up in the small town Pelion. She witnessed her father's murder and didn't seemed to be able to cope with her life and decided to take an extended long trip away from all the heartache and nightmares. 

Archer Hale was the town recluse, mute and outcast. It was rumored that he was not right in the head. Many different speculations were made regarding the tragedy that hit his family when he was 7 and resulting in his demise. He had been living with his PTSD-suffering uncle until few years ago when his uncle passed away. From then onward, he was all alone. 

Until he met Bree, the new girl in town who seemed fascinated by his evasiveness. 

Bree only met him once and it piqued her interest immensely when he avoided talking to her and subsequent left her staring after his retreat. When she found out that he was mute and possibly deaf, it only make her felt connected to him even more due to her having a deaf father as well. Bree was well versed in sign language and she decided to seek out Archer to befriend him. 

Archer was hostile to her initially, wondering her true intention, but they later developed a close friendship and their subsequent romance was sweetly endearing. 

But can they really have a future together with Archer's reclusive tendency and inability to conform to the social norm?

At times, Archer seemed to be too broken to be capable of being in a relationship with someone. My heart went out to him and wished he could be a better man, someone worthy of Bree and have the ability to stand on his own. It sadden me to see him being so lost and unsure of his own future.

I thanked the lucky stars that shone upon him and helped him to find his way through all the impossibilities. I'm so glad everything work out towards the end and I'm so proud of Archer turning his life around.

The premise of the romance might not seemed to be anything new, but it sure did piqued my interest in regards to the mute hero. I'm just glad I picked up this book and met Archer, the silent guy who melt my heart without words. 

Sometimes, that's all it takes - one person who's willing to listen to your heart, to the sound no one else has ever tried to hear.

Rating 4/5