I did not finish this one, it was not for me, I couldn't relate to the characters, and just did not care for the story.
I had never read anything by this author before but had been wanting to try her books for a while and I'm so glad I did! This is a second chance love story of basically two very different relationships. One relationship is more fun, young love. Then 5 years later is the more grown-up serious relationship with it's own trials and tribulations. This allows you to see each of the characters grow individually and then as a couple. Their relationship intrigued me and kept me turning the page until the very end.
Sadly this book just didn’t grab as much as I hoped it would. I put it down and picked it up multiple times but I just couldn’t connect with it. Super bummed
Grace is the girl with a plan. She knows exactly where her life is going, and prides herself on always achieving her goals. She's never stepped outside the lines she draws for herself, and never considered what her heart truly wants. That is, until him. Carson Stinger doesn't play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he doesn't care what others think of his choices, and takes each day as it comes. No direction, no plan. He knows what women want from him, and in his eyes, it's all he has to offer… until her. When unexpected circumstances force them together, Grace and Carson are swept up into the electric chemistry between them, surrendering to a steamy weekend in each other's arms. But for two people whose worlds could never coexist, they know their time is short. That is, until their hearts get involved without their permission…
Grace and Carson have some serious chemistry. They have a whirlwind weekend in Vegas and then years later they meet again. I loved the flow and writing of this book. I read it in one day.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bloom Books for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
I thought this was cute but a little predictable and it also felt kind of like it was dragging on for a bit toward the final act. The characters were fun and the storyline was fine I think maybe I was just in a slumpy mood because I just couldn’t get into it for some reason! Maybe just not for me.
This started off stronger than it finished- the first part was definitely better than the second. It is by all means a fast and easy read with quality writing, as it's Mia Sheridan; but it's no Graysons Vow or Travis.
A woman at a law conference in Vegas meets a porn star at a conference in the same hotel, it's insta-love and they spend an amazing (&spicy) weekend together before the reality of what he does becomes the relationships demise before it even starts. The "break up" sets both parties onto different life paths than originally planned and find each other again 5 years later. That's where the story got weird for me; I just wasn't held by how things played out for them, but, it does have a HEA.
Carson Stinger and Grace Hamilton were the epitome of the saying “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” except what happened to this couple in. Vegas did not just stayed in Vegas but they took it with them and made it their motivation, inspiration and drive to be better.
Without giving too much away, here’s what to expect.
1. Steamy! The book started with a bang! Hot, sexy and steamy scenes that have vivid description of Carson’s gorgeous, muscled backside and the well endowed, massive front package. I mean, why not! If you are a porn star, these are a requirement.
2.There should be a trope about “love in time of elevator lockdown” because the one happening in this book was kinda fun!
3. If you have been to. Vegas and had a great time, the locations featured in this book will bring back memories.
4. Once Carson and Grace parted ways after their crazy Vegas weekend, the story was so intense with all the signature Mia Sheridan’s catchy writing style that has a way of getting into reader’s feelings! It was good!
Over all it was a fun and fast read!
I am on a Mia Sheridan binge. this book is not the typical one for her IMO. This book is very romcom and sexy with some scenes. however the heroine was not my cup of tea. She was very "holier than thou and prudish" but it was pushed so many times in the book i wanted to scream "we knowwwwwww". However Carson is very book boyfriend vibes and i really look forward to his story more. For me the book feels different than her normal writing and does actually get better the second half.
I wouldn't necessarily consider this MS's strongest novel, but it's still entertaining and kept me invested from page one.
This is broken up into three different sections, each representing the three different components of Scorpio, and each section feels like a different story with different characters? I don't know how to describe it. Maybe it's the huge time jumps and the very little time the MCs actually spend together, but something about this just isn't quite right.
That being said, I adored Carson. So the four stars are really for him.
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Bloom for this copy of Stinger by Mia Sheridan - I’m only discovering my Mia Sheridan era and I was thrilled to be gifted this copy in exchange for this review.
I started this one as I was leaving my Vegas vacation, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Vegas as the setting for this book right off the first page, so I was immediately drawn in. This is your standard enemies to lovers troupe, but I thought it was well done - Grace initially thinks Carson is cocky because of his occupation, and learns quickly he’s just as enamored with her as she is with him. This was a really great time jump romance that shows that sometimes true love has no time frame.
At first I wasn’t sure about the rapid time jumps in the middle of the book, but it ended up working because it really kept the plot moving. I was happy to see no dramatic third act conflict, because sometimes that feels forced. Definitely recommend this one for those who enjoy romance! (And definitely going to have to pick up Archer’s voice asap.)
Thank you again to NetGalley and Bloom for this ARC - Stinger is out now and available for purchase!
What a story! Had me in its grasp the second Carson came into the picture! The whole time I just wanted to give him a hug cause it's what he needed after Grace left especially after he enlisted! This book can be kind of graphic at time but if you don't mind that then go on ahead and read this book!
Standalone romance. I really enjoyed this one.
Law student Grace meets porn star Carson while they are both attending a conference (separate ones, obviously!). One weekend of fun and spice and they will go their separate ways.
But of course, you know it's going to be much more. I loved following them both and watching this one play out.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks/Bloom for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
This book wasn't what I was expecting. But it was a good and overall decent read.
Blurb: Grace Hamilton is the girl with a plan. She knows exactly where her life is going, and prides herself on always achieving her goals. She's never stepped outside the lines she draws for herself, and never considered what her heart truly wants. That is, until him.
Carson Stinger doesn't play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he doesn't care what others think of his choices, and takes each day as it comes. No direction, no plan. He knows what women want from him, and in his eyes, it's all he has to offer…until her.
When unexpected circumstances force them together, Grace and Carson are swept up into the electric chemistry between them, surrendering to a steamy Las Vegas weekend in each other's arms. But for two people whose worlds could never coexist, they know their time is short. That is, until their hearts get involved without their permission.
After reading 2 other books by this author, I think that is is safe to say that I just do not jive well with her storylines or characters. I couldn't get into this story and therefore had to DNF it. Thank you for the opportunity.
This was a new to me author & this book won’t be my last. I really enjoyed this one. It was so different from the first page to the last! I liked our our MC’s seemed so different when they first met in Vegas for the weekend! Seeing as Carson is a male performer and Grace is a lawyer! These two have an instant connection and have very fun, sexy weekend! But things changed in the second half of the book! So much! I don’t want to spoil anything so just give it a read! Highly recommend!
This story is heartwarming, emotionally raw and has some great romantic moments! Mia Sheridan does it again and knocks this beautiful written story right out of the park!
Carson and Grace’s characters are perfectly written and their characters growth are both great strengths and effortlessly weaves a tale of two opposites colliding into one another that causes sparks to fly!
Mia Sheridan can truly keep me INVESTED. Stinger is a wild story, seperated into three parts, each of them having it's own energy and vibe. And I was there for all that Mia conveyed through these pages. Adult performer and a law student, what more do you need to rope you in?
I would like to thank Bloom Books, NetGalley and Mia Sheridan for the opportunity to review this book via an ARC. I was so excited to receive this book, as I had just finished reading "Archers Voice" and loved it! This one did not disappoint! From the meeting of the two main characters, Grace and Carson, in the hotel, I was hooked! Though this one was long (at 400+ pages) the story was interesting enough to keep my attention throughout. This story to me is a tale of what's meant to be will be, and how opposites attract. Grace operates with a plan and tends to take the safer route, while Carson is more unpredictable and impulsive. Though their love story was wrought with heartache, their eventual happy ending was beautiful!
Stinger was such a surprise story! It starts out with a random, chance meeting. "Good girl" Grace Hamilton is attending a Law Conference in Las Vegas. She literally bumps into Carson Stinger in the lobby of the hotel. Turns out the Law Convention is not the only one that is hosted in the hotel...
"Carson Stinger, Straight Male Performer, Adult Entertainment Expo."
When we first meet Carson Stinger, he is sexy, blunt and sex-on-a-stick! He is smooth and oh so sexy. But is that all he is? Is Carson only his profession?
Grace Hamilton is strait laced, organized and goal driven. She is very predictable and never sways off course. Grace has her life planned out and nothing will change that - except, maybe an unexpected run in with a porn star.
"Life is wild. Anything is possible."
Stinger will take you on a journey filled with lust, loneliness, self-acceptance and discovery. The course is not easy, the road not straight. The story develops into a great second-chance romance. It will have you rooting for Carson & Grace and laughing out loud. Of course there are lots of steamy moments as well.
Stinger is a great poolside read for the summer. Mia Sheridan writes such wonderful stories. I loved Stinger and will read whatever she writes!
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Stinger by Mia Sheridan is a heartwarming and emotional love story that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. From the sizzling chemistry between Grace Hamilton, the determined law student, and Carson Stinger, the charismatic porn star, to the moments of love, angst, humor, and heartbreak, every page is infused with passion and authenticity.
Sheridan effortlessly weaves a tale of two completely opposite individuals who find themselves trapped in an elevator, igniting a tension that sparks their shared journey. What was supposed to be a no-strings-attached weekend turns into something much deeper, as they face tough choices and confront their deepest emotions. 'Stinger' explores the timeless theme of love and its power to overcome obstacles, making readers question the role of timing in relationships.
One of the book's greatest strengths lies in the personal growth of the characters. Grace learns to live life on her own terms and stand up for herself, while Carson evolves from a carefree porn star to a remarkable and compassionate man. The supporting cast adds depth and richness to the story, creating a vibrant tapestry of relationships and dynamics.
From start to finish, 'Stinger' had me completely engrossed, unable to put it down. Mia Sheridan's storytelling prowess shines through, creating a novel that will linger in your heart long after you turn the last page. If you're looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately believe in the power of love, then 'Stinger' is an absolute must-read."