Grayson’s Vow is an emotional marriage-of-convenience story

Grayson's Vow. Image courtesy Bloom Books
Grayson's Vow. Image courtesy Bloom Books /

Seeing romance authors finally get their due is so satisfying, especially Mia Sheridan. Bloom Books has been re-publishing some of her books including Grayson’s Vow. 

As I mention in most of these reviews, most people recognize her because of Archer’s Voice yet Mia Sheridan has an extensive backlist. After reading a few of her books from Bloom, I always look forward to their re-publishing next.

In July, they decided to republish Grayson’s Vow, which I haven’t heard anyone talk about regarding her backlist. Even so, the tagline of a spicy marriage of convenience was enough to make me want to pick it up. Plus it’s Mia Sheridan and there isn’t much convincing that needs to take place for me to read it.

However, Grayson’s Vow was unlike anything I’ve read from this author before and it’s a pretty surprising book from her.

Grayson’s Vow is a unique marriage-of-convenience story.

Grayson’s Vow begins with Kira who needs to get married to get a trust fund from her grandmother after fleeing her abusive father. While getting money from her account, she runs into Grayson Hawthorn who is dealing with trouble of his own. Kira decides to proposition him by saying he’ll get half of her money if he agrees to marry her for a year.

Grayson is understandably hesitant yet he ends up going ahead with her plan and the two get married yet the fun doesn’t stop there. The passion is there but they don’t want to act on it which makes for a slow start but once these two give in, it’s incredibly clear they were meant to be together.

While I’d normally wax poetic about the characters and their relationship, I did have a bit of a hang-up with their relationship. I really did love Kira and felt for her as she was such a bubbly and happy person despite her circumstances. As for Grayson though, he felt so angry and bitter that it sometimes turned me off from his character.

If anything, I wish Grayson had been a bit more redeemable and thought about his actions rather than just being impulsive. His actions and callousness towards Kira rubbed me the wrong way and I wish she would have put him in his place more. I could understand some of why he acted the way he did but I really wish he would have let Kira in more and allowed her to help him see the error of his ways.

Other than that, Mia Sheridan’s writing was great as always. I loved the difference in setting and I especially enjoyed the side relationship between Charlotte and Walter. While this isn’t going to be my new favorite Mia Sheridan book, I think that if you like a marriage of convenience and can look past Grayson’s behavior, you’ll probably enjoy this.

Grayson’s Vow by Mia Sheridan is out now in paperback, ebook, and audiobook. 

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