BOOK: Leo &Leo’s Chance by Mia Sheridan
MY REVIEW: 4 STARS
Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.
When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and he moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.
Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long-lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her. The attraction between them is undeniable. But, should she trust this sexy stranger? Or is he keeping a secret about what his connection to Leo is really all about and why Leo disappeared all those years ago?
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT
This beautiful story , is about two kids that were dealt very bad hands in life, and met each other on the foster care system, after a lot of years of different kind of abuse. They form a strong bond of friendship , that evolves in to a very strong kind of love , the kind that nobody ever showed them in their life.
We met in the first foster care home each of us were sent to and he’s my best friend in the world, the boy I’ve grown to love.
Leo is very protective of Evie, and Evie loves Leo fervently. but as usually goes in this kind of stories they have to go different way , because when Leo is 15 and Evie is 14 he get’s adopted by a wealthy family and even as he promises Evie that he will stay in touch , and asks her to wait for him.
“I’m going to kiss you now, Evie, and when I do, it’s going to mean that you’re mine. I don’t care how far away from each other we are. You. Are. Mine. I’ll wait for you. And I want you to wait for me. Promise me you won’t let anyone else touch you. Promise me you’ll save yourself for me.”
He never does contact her , leaving a heart-broken Evie to fend for her self.Eventually she tries to move on with her life , but he’s always on the back of her mind, his first and only love, her beautiful boy.
8 years go by and suddenly she feels someone is following her , but she doesn’t know ho he is , she only knows that he’s beautiful and a stranger. eventually he presents him self as Jake , Leo’s friend , who was sent by Leo to check on her as a dying wish after he was in a car accident that took his life. The news is very hard on Evie , but she tries to mask it as best as she can.
Evie feels a strange connection to Jake , even do they are from very different background , because he’s a rich business men , who had everything Evie never even dream of growing up, and she is a maid at a hotel , but they start to get to know each other and they develop a very strong connection that get even stronger in the physical sense.
Jake is crazy for her , he wants to get to know her , be with her all the time , he wants her to know him , but he has many secrets, and there are people who want to separate them .
“I will prove to you that forever is not just a word, not just a measurement of unending time, but that forever is a place where I will treasure your heart.
This book was a very easy to read , even though the subject that is dealt with ( the reason why Leo stayed away) was kind of hard .
The writing was so good that you could relate to the feeling that this characters where describing, The flashbacks where amazing , some of the sweetest parts where from the relationship of young Evie and Leo.
The amazing epilogue gave a huge grin a I felt so happy for this couple , it made me feel so good after reading so much hardship.
On the other side there’s” Leo’s Chance ” is a book about the same storytaht we read in “Leo” but told in Leo’s point of view, and it was great !!! because it’s not the same story told all over again , it’s the story that we didn’t get to see on Leo.
He get to know what happened to Leo after he was adopted, what his mother was like , and how he became the closed of men that he talked about in the first book. we also get a glimpse in to his feeling for Evie , and how strong those feelings are , we get to see the road to recovery after his accident and a lot of other situations that are only skimmed on the first book.
“I realize now that there are a lot of paths in life. Some we choose and some are chosen for us. I was dealt some shit, just like a lot of us are, and I made a lot of poor choices too. I have to take responsibility for those. But the only thing we’ll get from trying to figure out where another path would have taken us are questions there are no answers to, and heartbreak that can’t be healed. Regardless of how we got there, all any of us can do is move forward from where we are.”
The best of all was the AMAZING epilogue in this book , I can honestly say that it left me the biggest grin on my face …
This where the first books of Mia Sheridan that I’ve read , but most certainly wont be the last , I really liked the way she writes , it makes it effortless to read , it’s very smooth like , I like it a lot. it’s not full on drama and kick in the gut angst , just enough to keep the story interesting and left us hanging on, and even as much as I like my drama and angst , sometimes we need a book that leaves us with a happy feeling and a calmed after glow when we finished it , and this one was just that kind of book.