Review: Sign of Love #1, Leo by Mia Sheridan

17825503Blurb from Goodreads

Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?

Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published April 17th 2013 (first published March 12th 2013)
edition language: English
series: Sign of Love
genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
My Thoughts
The blurb is interesting me to read it while the reviews and rating kind of attract me more. Leo, Evie and Jake’s stories draw me immediately from the beginning of the book. It makes me wonder many things, most of the times it’s a good sign for me that I will enjoy the book. However as the stories continue I can put one piece to another and guess it. So, it doesn’t surprise me when the ‘mystery’ reveals. But it doesn’t mean that it less engaging because after all I still don’t know the why and how questions regarding to the main characters.

Half of the stories, I found that it reminds me of one particular story. It really similar makes question which one published first or whether the authors inspired each other. At second thought, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the similarity since there are many similar stories with the same pattern these days.

Thanks to the way Mia Sheridan wrote the story, makes me keep reading it and in the end I can say I liked it  though it didn’t wow me. Her writing is so simple, though sometimes it’s too simple. But, I have to admit that I didn’t quite like the way Evie describes her daily routine in details. She keeps it again and again in some point I found it quite annoyed me. And when Gwen, Jake’s ex-girlfriend tell Evie that she has known Jake for so long, I thought it really a long time, like since their childhood. Apparently it didn’t that long, at least for me. I’m not sure whether it’s just her way to make Evie feeling insecure or it’s the author way to divert reader attention to the connection between the characters. One thing for sure, I can guess it and feel that Gwen exaggerating her story at the same time.

Result: 2.5 stars of 5 stars
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