Dec 2, 2014

{Review} of Leo by Mia Sheridan

Leo by Mia Sheridan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Mature


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?


I was totally missing out on Mia Sheridan’s A Sign of Love series, seriously where the heck have I been? What I loved most about this series is how the author shows glimpses of the past, showing the hard life Evie had growing up to how she raised herself into a good person.

Leo follows Evie who has made a good life for her self. She works hard in her jobs and has her own place, she is happy with what she has after many years of having nothing. Growing up in the foster care system is tough, after what she had to go through with her terrible mother; she didn’t think anything could be worse. Luckily she grew up with another kid who was dealt with a hard blow with his family and together, Leo and Evie made a lasting bond. But after he was adopted, they never saw each other again and Evie lost the one person she thought she cared for. Years later Evie discovers what happened to her Leo and Jake enters her life and changes everything.

Evie is such a down to earth good person, she cares for everyone she meets and vise versa. I liked that Evie beat the system; she had lost a friend who followed a bad path that never went away after being brought in to foster care. Evie always made sure to take care of herself, all the people around her cared for her immensely; it goes to show how good a person she is. When the readers meet her, she is very aware that a man has followed her for the past couple of days. Boldly she approaches him, knowing in her gut he isn’t there to harm her. Jake “her stalker” is a friend of Leo, Evie’s childhood love and someone whom she thought forgot about her. Jake made Leo a promise and after meeting her, he wants to spend as much time as possible with her. Evie feels this strong connection with Jake and she decides to take a leap of faith with him. I adored their connection; their first encounter was hilarious, as Evie already knows that Jake has been following her. Pretty much calling him a terrible stalker. The chemistry between the two is amazing and there is just something about Jake that clicks with Evie.

Jake is a bit of a mystery, he’s a friend of Leo’s whom he made a promise to make sure Evie was okay. But when he meets her they form a bond and Jake slowly opens up about his past and his not so good relationship with his parents. I thought at the beginning I knew who Jake was but it didn’t click, and then as things started happening and how Jake treated Evie, I knew. It both broke my heart and made me happy at the same time. But nothing has ever been easy for Jake or Evie and they have to gain that trust and push through the past pain.

Overall this was such a heart wrenching story, the writing was wonderfully paced and also kept me hooked with the protagonists’ growing relationship. The romance is hot a heavy, but its also sweet and Jake is so passionate and loving when it comes to Evie. In the end I couldn’t get enough of this story and the two leads, it was hands down on of the best new adult novels I have read in a while and I already got the second book in the series because I needed more. I loved it that much!

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