Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.
Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.
Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly--through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds--to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.
They're both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?
Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.
THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I just wanna start off with what an amazing author Mia Sheridan is. She really knows how to make my heart ache in the best way. Her love stories are beautiful and she is one of my favorite authors. Every one of her books just gets better and better and I can't wait to read the books she hasn't even written yet!
One of the things that I felt really made me connect with this book was the fact that Tenleigh (the female protagonist) has a parent with mental illness. I grew up with a very close family member that had a mental illness and I felt for and with the Tenleigh every time she encountered some sort of heart ache due to that.
I felt that this book had a very fresh plot and story, which is always nice! I do enjoy my romance tropes but fresh plots make for a more engaging read.
As usual, Mia delivers a well written love story with compelling and engaging characters. I always manage to read her books in one sitting and I recommend all of her books! If you enjoy contemporary new adult or contemporary romance, I recommend this book to you!