Grace Hamilton was the girl with a plan. She knew exactly where her life was going and prided herself on always achieving her goals. It was who she was, and how she lived her life. She never stepped outside the lines, and never considered what she might desire and whom she was actually trying so hard to please. Until him…
Carson Stinger was a man who didn't play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he didn't care what others thought, and took each day as it came, no direction, no plan. He knew what women wanted from him and believed it was all he had to offer. Until her…
When circumstances forced them to spend several hours together, they walked away changed. But for two people who never should have meshed, overcoming the reality of their vastly different lives wasn't possible. At least not yet…
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. The first two books in the series need not be read to enjoy this book. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Stinger has already been released but I thought the pic needed to be shared!
REVIEW BY STEPH
Stinger is the third book in the Sign of Love series, although this is a stand alone novel. Mia Sheridan created flirty and fun characters with completely priceless banter.
This is a 4 star read!
Grace is the ever responsible eldest child in her family. Her parents divorced after the loss of their son whereby forcing Grace to step up and help her father run the house. Grace was a very young teenager when all this change took place and the impact was life changing. She is a strong driven woman that you will find completely likable.
Carson is the son of a porn star. His childhood was pretty much a wreck. Carson's mother was drug addict. They moved from one run down apartment complex to the next, while she supported her drug addiction with her earnings. Carson survived his childhood but it left him with a very detached attitude toward sex and relationships. Carson is the perfect yummy alpha book boyfriend. He is completely HOT! Once he finds what he wants he can never truly let go.
Carson and Grace meet in Vegas while both in town for a conference. They didn't exactly hit if off when they first met. Oh they each felt an attraction but they didn't care for one another and took every opportunity to push the other's buttons. It all changed after a two hour unexpected elevator entrapment. Carson quickly figured out how to pull Grace out of her thoughts and Grace could read past Carson’s “Sex on a Stick” mask. As their time in the elevator comes to an end Carson proposes a weekend filled with lust and no commitments.
“Something about him drew me in and made me want to stay, break all my rules, throw all my well made plans out the door, experience things I'd never allowed myself to experience, want things I'd never allowed myself to want."
This book is more than just a steamy romance. Stinger is a story of personal growth and pushing yourself to achieve your hopes and dreams. When we meet Carson he has accepted that he is destined to be a porn star. Grace walks into his life and shakes him to his core whereby inspiring him to be a better person. Grace has no idea what kind of impact she had on Carson so when they part ways she assumes Carson is returning to his life as a porn star. I was totally in love with this book until this point but I found some of the twist and turns in Carson’s life, just a little hard to “believe”, if you will.
"In life, there are those who save us, sometimes in big ways and sometimes in small. Sometimes that means being set free from a dark, windowless room, or being pulled out of a burning building. More often, it means being saved from ourselves, and made to finally believe that letting someone love you, isn’t just a big lie that you are unwilling to tell."
A number of years pass and we get updates on their lives. It was heartwarming to see each character grow but at the same time stay true to themselves. I enjoyed that they both chose careers that suited them well, to which they both excelled.
Is Carson truly able to leave his old ways behind him? Does Grace stick to her original five year plan? Do they find their way back to each other? Grab Stinger and find out!
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