- File Size: 872 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Piatkus (June 12, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 12, 2018
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076PCW7YW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I thought I would be angry at Callen. I really did. He did some horrendous things. Not illegal horrendous just things that are not good but I couldn’t get angry at him anymore than he was with himself and he already hated himself as it was. You couldn’t get frustrated or growl because when you saw him all you saw was this hurting little boy who didn’t think he was good enough. A little boy who was so beatdown by words and people from his past that he felt he deserved no love, that he was stupid and he caused himself more pain than anyone deserved. He was broken more as an adult than when Jessie first met him when they were tweens. And all you want to do is show him that he is worthy of love, of kindness and that he is smart.
Jessie you find to be sweet as an tween. But as an adult you see a sweet, kind endearing young woman. She is living her dream of being in Paris and working. She still has some residual pain from is father’s actions when she was a child and it does affect how she interacts with Callen but it doesn’t completely damage her. It has made her a little more reserved and wary but not damaged.
The first time they see each other after ten years was crushing. Callen was a jackass to be nice. But once that first encounter was over, he couldn’t get her out of his head. The second time Jessie protected herself but Callen was like a puppy dog and we got to see him wiggle his way in. From there on they go on an exploration of friendship and love. Heartbreak and discovery. For Callen in the end he has to go on a hard and heartbreaking journey so that he can come out and find that he deserves happiness and is better than the voices say. He has to find his way back from the dark bleak place he has lived for so long and see that he is smart and more than the voices have him believe. He finds his way to allow love and peple into his world. To accepting his demons and fighting them but also overcoming them and change his situation. Only he could do this and those that loved him had to step away and let him figure this out and do this alone. It was hard and hurt them but they did it.
The story is heartbreaking, beautiful and emotional. Jessie and Callen go through so much and give us so many reasons to hesitate in believing they will give us a HEA or find their way but as Callen learns faith needs to be there and believed in or you lose out. And here you will lose out on reading a beautiful story that only Mia Sheridan can give us. I have to say this is right up there with archer’s voice in story, growth, writing and emotion for me. Callen’s pov is my favorite because it is more emotional and heartbreaking. He is uplifting at the end but it is a struggle for him and you relate to him more in his feelings and struggles for we all at some point in time have demons that haunt us and have us feel low self worth and we all struggle to fight them but when we do we shine like he did.
A amazing wonderful story that has characters you get invested in and root for, a story that is emotional and beautiful with a journey for one character that tugs at your heart and has you rooting for them to overcome it all and get the HEA.
This story is like a fairy tale but a modern day take on a prince finding his princess. Not all stories like this end in a happy ever after though and sometimes there is no castle in sight either.
Callen and Jessie met when they were pre-teens. She had very few friends and Callen seemed like he could do with one. And so begun a beautiful friendship between them. Each of them had their own troubles at home and they looked forward to the moments when they could forget about them. Jessie would read books to Callen, setting their imaginations wild. They shared all their secrets and dreams so it was only natural they would be each others first kiss. However, from that day on she never saw him again, until 10 years later when a chance meeting on the other side of the world would bring all those memories back for her.
Jessie is now living in the city she always dreamt to be in and working in the field she studied so hard to get into. She is intially shocked to see Callen and how much he has changed. He has grown into a handsome man but he is nothing like she remembered. She wonders what happened to him all those years ago that shaped him into the person he is now. When Jessie is sent on her first big job in the French countryside she is absolutely thrilled, this is what she studied so hard for and it is her biggest passion in life. She soon discovers that fate isn’t done playing games with her when she once again crosses paths with Callen. This time things go very differently.
‘Was it fate that pulled our strings, that led us to our destiny? And what happened when we didn’t follow the path we were meant for? What if we were too blind to see it?’
Callen is at the height of his career and is very widely regarded for his composition work. When Jessie seems to appear out of nowhere it’s like he is seeing an angel. His gorgeous childhood princess in the flesh. It’s been ten years since he left her and it feels like no time has passed at all. She still looks the same but she has transitioned from a young girl into a beautiful woman, one that he is finding hard to take his eyes off.
‘She was Jessie – Princess Jessie – pure and sweet and good. Even if the man I’d become didn’t have a valiant bone in his body, the boy she’d once known had, and I needed that small particle of me to take the lead.’
Both of them live very different lives now. Jessie had always wondered why he suddenly disappeared and as much as she would like answers, she is reluctant to even talk to him. There is something that draws her in though, that same look in his eyes when she first met him all those years ago is still there now. Like he needs a friend. He carries so much hurt and sorrow around with him and it still pains her to see him like this.
‘I understood my broken prince so well now. It had fallen into place. But none of what I felt mattered. What I knew, what I believed, didn’t make a whit of difference if he didn’t believe it himself.’
I really believe that your childhood experiences are weaved into the fabric of the adult you become. Jessie and Callen both ended up in their dream jobs but took vastly different journey to get there. There are secrets he hides and behaviour he is ashamed of but it is how he dealt with the the weight of his past that has affected him the most as he moves forward into the future.
'Right then I was just the same kid she’d come upon in the boxcar that day so long ago. Since then I’d hidden behind so many things, gotten lost in the lifestyle I’d chosen, felt like I was all smoke and mirrors for so long.’
This is a sweet story of childhood friends who one shared innocent dreams that morph into second chance love perfection. Once again Mia completely pulled me in with her ability to capture emotions and feelings in such a way that I felt like I was right there watching it all happen in front of me.
More than Word sure deserves a lot more than words to review it.
It is so beautiful, so touching, so special, so filled with Mia Sheridan's beautiful words!
The way Mia entwines the past and the present, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly is so amazing. It's the perfect way to tell a story and hold a reader at the edge of his sit.
From childhood friends to lovers, Jessie & Callen's story will capture your heart and won't let go.
More Than Words tells the story of Jessie and Callen. Both meet when they are children and whilst both have had troubled childhoods, fate sends them on a different path into adulthood.
Fast forward several years when they meet again as adults.
This book, from the very beginning, I found to be totally endearing and at times poignant. It was beautifully written which was also helped by the fact that it was mostly set in France. And whilst it was not a particularly fast paced book, I certainly couldn't help being totally enamoured with Jessie and Callen's relationship. They had such beautiful chemistry that I just couldn't see how the couple could possibly not end up together.
Mia has such a wonderful way with words and I'm not sure she has ever matched the greatness that was Archers Voice, which I know captured a lot of our hearts, but she definitely continues to demonstrate what an amazing author she really is. Just nothing short of spectacular in my opinion.