Series: A Sign of Love #5
on October 5, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance
There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.
In this place, there is a boy with the body of a God and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.
In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers.
Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places... From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.
I can’t think of anything rational to write right now. I mean…wow. I’m rendered speechless after finishing Becoming Calder.
As you know, I’m a HUGE fan of Mia Sheridan’s. Her books are always amazing, heart-pounding love stories. Her stories seem to always push the envelope just a bit and step out of the norm from the traditional love stories out there. I was a bit nervous to start this one as it didn’t sound like a book I would usually read. Was I spazz for being nervous? Abso-feaking-lutely. Hook, like, sinker…it was amazing,
“I want to bury myself in you, drown in you, and never come up for air. I want you to be mine, and only mine.”
Forbidden love is the central theme of Becoming Calder. It’s about having what you can’t and shouldn’t have but fight with all you can to make it your destiny.
“If this is the last piece of heaven I get before I’m dragged to hell, then I’ll gladly take it.”
The story starts out with a killer prologue that just sucks you RIGHT IN! Eden is in a town trying to navigate her way to a certain place as it holds part of her history. You can tell she is completely out of sorts and doesn’t exactly know what she is doing.
“My heart is yours. My life is yours. My body is yours. My art, my dreams. You own each and every part of me.”
You are then taken back in time to the beginning of Calder and Eden’s story. Both live in a community that is without electricity, running water by choice. They live their lives a certain way and are sheltered from what the real world has to offer. From the beginning glimpse you know they are not supposed to be together. But the secret meetings, glances, smiles, morning glorys, and butterscotches brings them closer and closer to falling in love.
And….this is where I stop. I don’t want you to be spoiled whatsoever. I want you to enjoy the special moments between these two and fall in love with this story just as much as I did. I loved the push and pull, the cat and mouse of it all. At certain points of the book I was on edge. I put off dinner for twenty minutes to keep reading, I stayed up late, and ate lunch in the confines of my office so no one would bother me.
The writing in this book was flawless with a capital F. The words flowed seamlessly and the emotions poured over. You never had to question Calder’s strength and determination; you could feel it oozing from him. Eden was beauty personified. She was beautiful inside and out and it showed throughout the story. Together, Eden and Calder together were perfection and show us, readers, that nothing can stop true love.
Not going to lie…Becoming Calder will have you salivating for Finding Eden so make sure to 1-click both as they come out the same day.