Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mia Sheridan - Kyland

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan & Stacey

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk. 
Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.
Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.
They're both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind? 
Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Mia's latest release is incredible. Heartwarming, heartbreaking and tear inducing!

"Kyland Barrett wasn't at all what I had expected.  And something about that both confused and thrilled me in a way I wasn't sure I liked".

Kyland and Tenleigh's love grows, despite both of them doing all they can to prevent it, but what is meant to be for the pair knowing they would be forced to separate at one point?

"He just shared a personal part of his heart with me. I knew better than anyone that the things you did to survive were the most personal of all-the fight to live would humble you in ways you didn't ever want anyone else to know about. Because sometimes it was unspeakable. Sometimes it was ugly and shameful and beautiful and courageous all at once."

The heartbreak and utter pain the two go through from their love and the unspoken truths that will devastate them. Will they find their way back to one another? Or will too much pain and resentment remain?

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever...I have loved none but you."

This story took my breath away, and like the rest of Mia's books, it captured a piece of my heart.
No matter what walk of life you come from, your true worth and value is what makes you who you are and how rich your life will become - this is most definitely the case for Kyland.  Another 5* read from Mia Sheridan!  

I don't even know where to start with Kyland. And that's in a good way! Even writing this review and thinking about the book is bringing tears to my eyes - that's how much it has affected me.

Kyland and Tenleigh don't have a lot. They come from the same part of town and Tenleigh believes she's not worthy of Kyland, but she's oh so wrong. Little did she know that Kyland had admired her from afar for a long time. One moment between them changes everything, the course of their life, the way they thought they were headed.

"I think that when enough time has passed, when you've survived that which you didn't imagine you could, there's a dignity in that. Something you can own. A pride in knowing the pain made you stronger. The pain made you fight to succeed."

They fall madly in love knowing that at some point in the near future they are going to have to leave each other. Their parting is one full of hurt, heartbreak and emotion - from them and me! Years later Tenleigh returns home, but can they put the past behind them and have a happily ever after?

"...nothing on this whole earth was more important than love."

Mia just has this knack of drawing you into her characters straight away and that's nothing new here. I could physically feel their pain, their passion, their emotion; I was just so sucked in throughout and I never wanted to put it down. It tugged at my heart and emotions so much; it was just astounding, amazing and I wholly recommend it (and tissues!)

Once again, Mia has produced another five star read.

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Get your copy of Kyland here (UK) or here (US).

We were lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book. All thoughts & opinions are honest & our own.



  1. This sounds an interesting read and I love the idea that you both read and review the same book #readwithme

  2. aaaaa this is at the top of my TBR list, love all of her books!! thanks for linking with #readwithme x


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