Book reviews Contemporary Romance

Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

About the Book – Archer’s Voice

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. 

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“Try to believe that maybe more light shines out of those who have the most cracks.” 

Quote from the book- Archer’s Voice

Our Review of Archer’s Voice

At the beginning of the book, I loved everything about it. I loved Bree. I loved Archer. I loved how these characters had a genuine track of romance and were not made forcefully to be together. One of the most striking things about the book was the back story or rather if I may say, the story of Archer. It just had the perfect elements. Emotional, twisty, dark and mysterious. So for a good part of the book, I was absolutely invested in the book. But then towards the end, I felt things were a bit hastily put together. All of a sudden there is a sudden hike in the chart and things are coming out in the open.

Of course, it is a contemporary romance. So there is no dearth of dark and deep baggage, for both the characters. No lack of smut and hot romance. But I think this is the first time when I was so impressed with the back stories of both the characters. I felt it was genuine and organic rather than put together for the sake of an emotional and heart-wrenching story.

I loved the whole character work of Archer. I am not a fan of the second half or rather the last leg of the book because it felt too rushed or followed a predictable plot line. But if I ignore that the whole book is a work of art for the character of Archer. The way the character is being brought to life is amazing. The character feels pretty tangible. The way this character’s history has shaped his present and the way he slowly grows and develops in a relationship is all well crafted.

This is the reason why I felt that a major chunk of the book was a true masterpiece and the art is the character of Archer. It is just towards the end where I felt that elements were introduced for the sake of creating momentum and then shaping it towards the ending.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I would say that if this is your genre then the book is amazing. It is a bit intense and has heavy subjects especially abuse to deal with but the way the book shapes the story and the way romance is an added ingredient and not for garnish makes all the difference. I had this on audio and I truly enjoyed it.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 4 Stars
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