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.
“Because I understood now. Some battles could only be fought alone.”
Mia never fails. That’s all that I can say. She never fails to tell a magical story every time she releases a book. When I finish her books, I feel like I am a new and cleansed person. And her stories are rare. They aren’t ones that I have read before.
“But I also knew now that life was more than words. It was laughter and love, faith and joy. And mostly, it was the deep peace that came from living life fiercely and without regret.”
I had an issue though, but I can consider it a minor one. I wanted to have more of the past. Both Jessie and Callen had troubled pasts that affected their present (hence why they are both closed off people) and they state that multiple times so some more history of when they were kids would have been amazing. We get a couple of flashbacks but not what I felt I needed to understand them more.
Mia writes some of the best conflicted characters. Flawed. Beautiful. Loud characters that want to be heard by you. That’s my favorite thing about her as a writer. Jessie and Callen were no exception. She made sure you not only felt them, but that you heard them too.
I loved the dual POV. When I’m reading I love nothing more than getting the male POV in a lot of situations and Mia pleased me with this one. You get the POV of the person at the times that you need it and I LOVE that.
For the people who loved Archer’s Voice, More Than Words will take you back to a place that you are familiar with. A place that you will love to be in. When you finish the book, you’ll have a huge smile on your face that you can’t wipe off no matter how hard you try.