Review ~ Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m not even sure I can do this book justice. As in most of my reviews, I don’t like to talk about the story itself but more about how much I liked it and how it made me feel. I’m going to stick with that habit especially with this book. This is one of those that the less you know, the better.
The story starts off with some back story that slowly unfolds throughout. So from the first few words, I was instantly hooked, dying to know more. But Mia Sheridan delved it out in perfect timing, just enough to make me vibrate in anticipation and anxiety and on the edge of my seat hurrying to the next word.
Bree and Archer just get under your skin so thoroughly because they are both unique and wonderful characters. So strong and vulnerable and beautiful and amazing that you can’t help but love them. Their first meeting was short yet powerful and showed an instant connection. And all I wanted was to be immersed in them … connecting.
Bree was a great female character. Sweet and genuine and worthy of a person like Archer. And Archer, well, you’ll all be fighting for him after you read this. Seriously! #1 book boyfriend of the year so far. He is amazing, shy, sweet, thoughtful (like the kind that does the most crazy things for you because he knows you’d like it or need it), beautiful, innocent, and broken. You’ll see his small victories and from first grins to other things (I don’t want to give away) that are just so special. Bree helps him become more aware of himself, teaching him how to find himself and see his worth. They do have a special bond.
Archer describes to Bree how he felt when he met her the first time:
“It was the first time in my life anyone had acted embarrassed in front of me. People had acted embarrassed for me, but never because of something they’d done in front of me. It made me feel like a real person, Bree. It made me feel like something about me mattered.”
I have to tell you that so many times while reading this I swooned, cried, laughed, and actually shook from anxiety. Falling in love with Archer and admiring Bree is inevitable.
Everything was so beautifully written. Every emotion, piece of drama, and word was necessary and perfect. It was a touching and beautiful love story.
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.