Release Day Review: Travis by Mia Sheridan

July 19, 2021

Travis Hale has it all. An important role as the sheriff of the idyllic town of Pelion, Maine. Looks that regularly and consistently make women fall at his feet. Two nephews and a niece he adores, and a family who’s mostly forgiven him after a series of unfortunate decisions years before. Perhaps his past is riddled with regrets and misguided choices, but his future looks bright and limitless.


Until the new guy in town crosses him in a way both shocking and indefensible. 


A guy who, as it turns out, has a sister who may be equally as disastrous to Travis’s well-ordered plans, though in an altogether different manner. Not that there’s any real risk of him falling for the smoothie-making, birdseed-eating wild woman. She’s not even his type. A plant lady from California with a head of unruly curls and an equally messy past. More than that, she’s only in town for the summer, busy mooning over perfect-in-every-way Gage Buchanan.


And if Travis knows anything, it’s that he refuses to be second best. Ever again. 


Haven Torres’s life fell apart. Or more to the point, it burned to the ground. At the time, it seemed like a solid idea to jump in her car, her brother a mostly-willing co-pilot, and embark on a cross-country adventure.


When they land jobs at an exclusive tennis and golf club in a picturesque lake town in Maine, Haven’s hopeful it might prove a summer to remember. Especially if she can catch the attention of the most eligible bachelor in town and her current crush. Even the kindest, most upstanding, perfect of men aren’t opposed to summer flings, right?


But when she meets the local sheriff—all swagger and arrogance—and learns of her brother’s scandalous misdeed, she knows that Pelion is just another town where their stay is best . . . short-lived. Still, she and Travis strike up an unlikely friendship and Haven sees that the gorgeous lawman isn’t only easy on the eyes, but he has . . . layers. Not that she’s going to peel any of them. He’s only her friend. A friend willing to scratch her back, if she scratches his.


It seems simple enough. She’ll help him make her brother sweat a little. And he’ll help her win over Gage. But before either Travis or Haven knows it, simple turns complicated, friendship gets flipped on its ear, passion faces down perfection, and they both discover that sometimes you have to lose it all to find exactly what you need.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Archer’s Voice is one of my all time favorites, so I was pretty excited when Mia Sheridan announced Archer’s half-brother Travis was getting his own book. The characters made this book so enjoyable, I especially loved Haven and her uniquely beautiful personality. She was a great match for Travis, who was used to women swooning all over him. I loved how Haven and Travis interacted. The growth in their friend/relationship felt organic. Travis wasn’t used to a woman like Haven and it definitely took him by a surprise.

“The kiss was as natural as the lift and fall of the water around us, as essential as the sky above, as searing as the fiery sun.”

Both characters are dealing with childhood trauma, and it really broke my heart to hear what they both had to go through in the past. One of the highlights was being reunited with Bree and Archer. I just loved seeing what they were up to. Travis was a beautiful and fun contemporary romance with a few emotional moments. I look forward to more books in the Pelion Lake series. I especially hope for Haven’s brother Easton to have his story told.

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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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