New Release Review | RAMSAY by Mia Sheridan

Title: Ramsay
Author: Mia Sheridan
Series: Sign of Love, Aries
Standalone | Dual POV
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2016
Format: eARC

Lydia De Havilland is shocked when Brogan Ramsay suddenly reappears in her life. Several years before, Brogan was the son of her family's gardener, and the boy she hurt and betrayed. But Brogan is no longer the quiet, sensitive boy she remembers. Now he's a man—gorgeous, powerful . . . and seeking vengeance.

Brogan Ramsay can't let go of the memory of Lydia tricking him cruelly, leaving his heart shattered and his family penniless. And now he's back to destroy her family the way his was destroyed. There's only one problem . . . the girl who wounded him so badly years ago is now a woman who still has the power to render him breathless.

Ramsay is the story of betrayal and wrath, of the strength of regret and the power of forgiveness. It is the story of the thin veil between love and hate, and how more often than not, when we seek to inflict pain on others, the heart we wound is our own.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY ARIES. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Mia Sheridan has constructed a beautiful and engrossing tale with two lost souls. Ramsay is a 
story of a man’s mission of revenge and a woman’s rise out of a family financial crisis. 

The wickedly handsome Irishman, Brogan Ramsay, has a misguided but determined plan to enact vengeance on the family who put him and his own family on the streets. For years and years, he’s had his anger and revenge to fuel him through hunger and poverty. He knew early on he had to do whatever it took to shelter and protect his family. His actions made him an admirable hero. He was so broken and his past was distressing, so although he had a wild and hurtful vendetta towards our heroine, I couldn’t help but fall for him. 

At the same time, I really sympathized with Lydia De Havilland and her situation with her father’s company. She had so much responsibility weighing on her and her brother was a serious handful, to say the least. I was often frustrated with her, and I just wanted her to realize that there’s only so much you can do for a person if he doesn’t want the help. Her brother was like her cancer that kept growing over time. Her naivety hurt her continuously, but she couldn’t turn off her kind and nurturing personality.

The characters were constantly developing and maturing little by little. When truths were revealed, the regret from both Brogan and Lydia was palpable. There was so much forgiveness and healing that needed to be given and processed. Some of the things they had to go through was necessary to move on and forward with their lives. 

The supporting characters were exceptional, as well. Fionn and Eileen were really endearing and I would love to see more of them in the future. Fionn, especially, was just the funniest addition to the story. I’m obsessed with Gaelic so I was overjoyed every time it was spoken, but Fionn’s dialogue was the cherry on top. 

This second chance story was full of angst and drama and love. Sheridan did not disappoint! 

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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