There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.
Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.
Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.
Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?
How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY GEMINI. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Annalia (Lia) has known Cole and Preston since she was a child. She loved them both, but in different ways. They’ve always been close, but Lia has always set these boundaries that she thought was appropriate for someone like her. She’s always been in love with Preston, but she never thought he felt the same way.
Preston has been in love with Lia for a long time. A problem occurs when his brother Cole also declares his feelings for Lia. They compete for Lia, and Preston ends up losing.
Lia and Preston could have been together right from the start, but they were just too young and naive to understand each other’s feelings. It was so incredibly agonizing to read about how in love they were with each other, while also thinking that the other person did not feel the same. I wanted to pull my hair out.
Mistakes and a lot of miscommunication really made Lia and Preston’s life harder, but through it all, they loved each other hard. Preston really captured my heart, and he proved that he deserved Lia. He fought for her and their love. Thank you for another book that will stay with me forever, Mia Sheridan!