PSA: This book can be read as a stand-alone but it is part of the Sing of Love Series and I recommend reading them all because Mia writes some darn amazing romance books.
In a nutshell (aka Goodreads Description):
There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.
Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.
Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.
Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.
Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?
How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?
My review (aka Diana’s review):
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK. I devoured it in approximately 7 hours. I was all like “I’m just going to sit here and read for an hour or so” and oh boy, was I wrong! This book was impossible to put down!
Now I’m here with a huge book hangover trying to put into words how much I love this book. And I don’t know if the reason my eyes are getting teary is because just remembering this book makes me get all the feels or because of the extra spicy chips I’m stuffing my face with. Probably both.
Let’s see how this goes.
There are three main characters in the story.
We have Preston and Cole. They’re identical twins, both of them responsible and amazing and the sweetest boys ever and devastatingly handsome.
Cole is your outgoing, life-of-the-party kind of guy. When I think about him I always picture him like Cole Sprouse (Must be because I see him all the time in pictures now that my sister is obsessed with him). He’s always wanted to leave their little hometown and go explore the world.
And then we have Preston, my favorite character. He is more of an introvert and always serious type of guy. He makes my heart feel like it might burst out of my chest and makes my stomach overflow with butterflies (Imagine how Annalia must feel. Darn). Unlike his brother, Preston loves his hometown and he would never leave it.
And finally we have Annalia or Lia, as the twins call her. She’s my runner up favorite character. She has Mexican heritage, she’s 3 years younger than the twins, she’s introverted just like Preston and she works her butt off at everything she does (I’m a big fan of hers). Just like Cole, Lia has always dreamed of leaving their little town behind and explore the world.
“It’s very difficult to find happiness when you don’t feel as if you belong anywhere.”
The overall story is so beautiful. It is a bit cliché in the sense that it is a story about two brothers that are into the same girl, yada yada. But at the same time Mia has managed to make it unique (if that makes any sense), she has added little details here and there that make you fall in love with the whole story.
I love that she made Lia have Mexican heritage. I think this is the first time I’ve read a book that has the main character be Mexican. Being a Mexican myself made me feel so connected Lia.
And the fact that Mia talks about undocumented immigrants and how they go to the United States looking for a better life and they are extremely hardworking was fantastic because that is nothing but the truth (I gave her a standing ovation when I read that part. Seriously).
I haven’t read the complete Sign of Love series but I’ve put it at the top of my TBR list because after reading Preston’s Honor, I’ve become a fan of Mia Sheridan. (Seriously Mia, give me some of your writing talent. You’re amazing.)
I beg you to do yourself a favor and read this book because it will make you get all the feels. You won’t want to put it down. And when you finish it you’ll wish you could read it again and again and still feel like you’re reading it for the very first time.
5/5 flowers ✿
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