Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

Archer Hale is the crush-inducing wounded hero in this contemporary romance set in small town Maine. Mute after sustaining a tragic childhood accident shrouded in mystery, Archer has been living at his lake house as a veritable recluse after the uncle who raised him passes away. With a large beard, long hair and his perpetual silence Archer is written off as the town eccentric and ignored by just about everyone.

Bree is new to town, running from her past and trying to find peace after witnessing her father’s murder. After an embarrassing initial meeting where Bree drops her groceries (mainly feminine products and candy bars) all over the sidewalk at Archer’s feet, she begins asking around town to find out who the attractive, yet rudely silent man is.

Archer’s Voice is much deeper than the traditional romance novel and touches on issues of self-acceptance, overcoming severe trauma and the ways in which society’s prejudices can pigeonhole the misunderstood.  

Filled with small town gossip, mystery, a sexy hero, evil upper crust relatives and a political battle over land development, Archer’s Voice is an emotional roller coaster. I recommend this new novel to anyone looking for a refreshing take on contemporary romance. If you enjoyed the non-traditional hero of Archer's Voice you may also like Jennifer Ashley's historical romance The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

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