Thursday 20 June 2013

Blog Tour ~ Leo's Chance (Sign of Love 2) by Mia Sheridan

As part of the blog tour we have our review, an excerpt, an ebook giveaway and a Tour wide giveaway you won't want to miss! 
Leo's Chance is book two in the Sign of Love series by Mia Sheridan. 
Does everyone deserve a second chance? Even someone who lies and deceives to get it?

Do we all have a second chance coming? Even if we play a part in our own destruction?

How hard would you fight to have a second chance at love? A second chance at life? Another chance to tell your own story?

Every love story has two sides. Evie told hers. This time it's Leo's chance


**ARC Received for honest review**
Reviewed by Dawn & Donna ~ 5 Stars

What Dawn says:

I'm always scared to read the same book from a different POV, I've been burnt in the past, especially from the guys POV but I loved Leo and I love Mia's writing so I was excited to read this. And I'm so glad I did. 

I loved how once again she went from past to present and we got to see why he did what he did to Evie all those years ago. I feel better now I know more from his side and I understand his true emotions better. 
Even at the end of Leo I thought...deep down if he wanted out he could have just left. 
And what made that clear to me was his conversations with Dr Fox not only his psychologist but obviously a guy who cares about him a lot. There is a part in the book that I wanted to shake his hand and say "thank you, for doing that" cause it was something Leo wanted to do but could find it in himself to do. I think this is a break through point for him where he realises he is actually worth caring for, and people actually do care about him even when they know his past, who he was, what happened to him and the scar and daemons he still carries from it all. 

All the lying he did in the start of Leo didn't sit well with me but I forgive him now and I see how much he struggled with it, he wanted to tell her but he was scared of the rejection he could face and losing her all over again after getting her back. 

     "I'm a worthless coward who took what I wanted. And I wanted her, and I thought that was the only way I could keep her from leaving. I panicked and lied, and now…. I know I have to tell her but I'm so fucking scared."

I felt more emotion in this one too. I cried A LOT (I was blubbering) the emotions for Leo are so raw in this book as we watch him heel and open up to Dr Fox there was one scene in the hospital where my heart broke for him then when he has to tell Evie the whole story that was so emotional I couldn't see my kindle for a fair bit of this book. 

But I was also happy a lot too. As well as getting inside Leo's head for the horrible raw emotions we are also there for the good stuff I loved too, like the worlds greatest ice-cream, mint and the t-shirt I think I laughed more at that this time. 
And being in his head for the sex scenes is just WOW it's H O T!!

Having read the first book and in my review saying I wanted more of their future together I was ecstatic when I got to the epilogue and we go so much more than I expected. 
If anyone deserved a beautiful HEA it was these two right here. 

My favourite lines from the book are in this one too. 

    "Why are you looking at me?" she asks. 
I know what she wants from me though so I give it to her "Because I like your face." 

I will definitely be buying anything Mia writes she is a talented and amazing writer and I highly highly recommend you to go out buy this and devour it like I did.  

"Despite all the pain that we had endured to be where we are, in the end, love won."

If you have read Leo what are you waiting for get reading this!!!! 
If you haven't read it now then read this. Both fabulous books you can find my review of Leo here

What Donna says:

Just a reminder that this is Leo (Mia’s first book in this series) told from Leo’s POV, so therefore you need to have read this first for this book to have any meaning. Leo was always going to be a hard act to follow as it was a gorgeous book, but Mia outdid herself with this one. I always thought it would be extremely difficult for a woman to write a man’s POV and some authors have tried and miserably failed, but this author is not one of them.

Just like the first book, the writing style pulled you in and the writing just flowed and flowed, it is very easy to read. Even though I knew what was going to happen it did not detract from the story as you were seeing it through a totally different perspective.  I loved the way that the book went from past to present, it helped a great deal in understanding Leo, I don’t think that anybody truly appreciated what he went through in Leo, but this book brings it all out into the open all the good, bad and the ugly and it could get pretty ugly.

Leo had gone through a lot of abuse at the hands of his step mother and he had internalized a lot of the blame for this. He somehow felt that it was his fault and he should harbour some of the guilt because of the way his body had reacted to her. His shrink in the hospital was amazing and such a fab character and I was so glad that he had managed to try and break through Leo’s walls to get him to understand how his step mother had operated. It was also really good to read how he had ensured he did not taint his step fathers memory and had thrown himself 100% into the company as a way of trying to make up for all the wrongs he perceived he had made. I believe deep down he knew that his step father had shouldered a lot of guilt for what happened to Leo and that is probably what ultimately caused his demise.

I loved the way that Mia Sheridan managed to make me love Leo even more than I did before. He was always her protector and yet we never truly appreciated the depth of his feelings. The mental torture he puts himself through in this book, trying to weigh up the pros and cons of what he is doing, whether it was fair on Evie what he was doing. Agonising over revealing his true identity, the love he had for her that just oozed out of the pages. I was anxiously awaiting the tattoo reveal and was dreading it, especially knowing what was going to happen…but his torment was crushing…you could tell he truly loved her and it was heart breaking to read. I loved the way we were also shown his agony when he first moved away and the reasons behind him not keeping in touch, it helped to understand so much better.

I am a sucker for an epilogue and this book did not disappoint, I was soooo happy, and we got extra scenes. The epilogue was told from Evie’s POV which was a lovely touch. I loved that the steam level in this book was hotter than the first, this really added to the intensity of Leo’s feelings. Reliving the popping of the V was emotional especially when he realised she had saved herself for him.

All in all I love this series and this was a brilliant addition and I am so glad that we got to experience this story from both sides of the coin.

Loved it!!

I’m Mia Sheridan and I’m an avid reader, and now writer! of romance and erotic novels. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband who is a police officer and my biggest fan (not necessarily in that order).  We have four children here on earth and one in heaven. When I’m not sitting on my couch with my head buried in my Kindle, I can be found writing or doing anything creative from building a patio, to sewing pillows. The wild hairs I get know no bounds. Leo is my debut novel, but my head is swimming with more…

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