Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.
Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.
Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.
They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?
Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
There are some authors that are so damn good, I wish could write a book a month. I could greedily read their words and they could fill my every hour with the beautiful tales they have created. I know that’s not a possibility, but a girl can dream right?
Mia Sheridan is one of those authors, and she completely and totally blew me away with Kyland.
I just finished and I’m just sitting here staring. And I don’t know what to do with myself. I can’t stop crying. I’m shaking. How am I supposed to write a review that will do Kyland justice?!!!
Kyland and Tenleigh grow up in poor middle America. Where they wonder where their next meal will come from, if they’ll have heat, how they will survive. They both have the same dream – to leave and create a future for themselves outside of the godforsaken place they live. Kyland and Tenleigh both try for the same scholarship that will give them everything they want.
They always intended to separate somehow, but never expected to fall in love. They fought it every step of the way, but make an intense connection that neither of them can ignore. What follows is angst, heartbreak, and a lesson on what it really means to love someone else more than yourself. My heart both filled and shattered at their star crossed love story.
Mia’s words are like poetry or the most beautiful, powerful song I’ve ever heard. When I think I’ll never love one of her books as much as the last, she proves me wrong. Mia’s books make me believe the world can be a better place, and that love can be found in the most unlikely, and sometimes most awful of places.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mia. You give us a piece of your heart and soul in every book, and remind me of why I read in the first place.
NEED MORE LIPS, 6++++ stars!!
About Mia Sheridan
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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