The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other’s refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed her—Jessica’s first real, dreamy kiss—and then disappeared from her life without a word.
Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire.
But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that need—and something that looks dangerously like love.
Mia Sheridan continues to bring us beautiful, insightful novels that challenge me to take a look at my own life. I feel like each book teaches me something different. More Than Words taught me to live fiercely without regrets no matter how scary and daunting that phrase can be. Sheridan effortlessly wove in a beautiful love story from Joan of Arc’s time into this modern day fairytale, which really made this book something special.
Jessie and Callen met when they were children and found solace in each other’s company. Until one day Callen disappeared and left Jessie heartbroken. Ten years later fate brings these two back together again…and again…and again. Jessie is looking for her prince who will never cause her the pain her father did to her mother, and Callen is looking to escape the cruel words and actions his father bestowed on him. On the surface, these two don’t make sense, but their souls were perfectly matched for each other. However, they both have emotional scars to overcome before they can even try to be together. Will fate step in one more time to show them that there is truly someone there guiding them to each other or will they miss the signs?
Jessie and Callen were a beautiful couple to read about and their journey is one I will not forget anytime soon. I loved the setting in France and Adelaide’s story woven into Jessie and Callen’s. It gave the book a magical feel full of history and the knowledge that love stories have been occurring for centuries. I was not expecting some of the turns that this book took, but it all came around full circle and made it that much sweeter.
I highly recommend this book to those who love: epic love stories, music, history, France, and a couple who learns to live fiercely and without regrets.
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars!