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A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice.

Grace Hamilton was the girl with a plan. She knew exactly where her life was going and prided herself on always achieving her goals. It was who she was, and how she lived her life. She never stepped outside the lines, and never considered what she might desire and whom she was ac
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Kindle Edition, Sign of Love, Scorpio, 396 pages
Published September 23rd 2013
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Mo
Sep 12, 2013 Mo rated it really liked it

This book was good. Really, didn’t expect to be this good. Don’t know this author but will be checking out her work straight away


The book is told in three parts in alternating points of view from Carson and Grace.


Carson Stinger, Straight Male Performer


OK, when I read the blurb and it said it was about a would be lawyer and a Porn Star, I sort of thought to my self “What??” But it worked. It worked very well indeed.

"Why do you call me Buttercup?"



The banter and the wit between the two, especia
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Christy
Jul 13, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Christy by: Kara
5 ‘Life is Wild’ stars!

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I am so impressed with Mia Sheridan. Her writing is so fluid and beautiful and she knows how to tell a story. After reading and loving the Leo books, I decided to read Archer’s Voice and it quickly became my favorite book of the year. With the 3 books I’d read, her ‘A Sign of Love’ series had blown me away. So why did I skip book #3 (Stinger). I have no clue. This book was highly recommended to me by a friend so I jumped in. Better late than never. And I’m so glad I did.
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Kristen
4 Stars

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Overall, I enjoyed this second chance at romance trope. Yet, I also felt like I was reading two different stories, with two different characters, and two different plots. The first half had a young, playful, and sexy feel to it, while the second half–which featured a plot twist and a time jump of 5 years–had a more traditional military romance vibe to it. I understand the reason for the plot twist; it was needed, but the transition was a bit jarring for me.

While I liked the tone of first
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 15, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites


First, here's my casting for Carson:


What a wonderful read!! This book grabbed my attention from the first paragraph and kept me up all night flipping pages. It took me by surprise several times and I'm still smiling when I think back on it.

Before anything, I know that it says that this is a "Sign of Love" book and it is a part of that series but it is also a complete standalone and you do not have to read the other books in the series first.

The story starts out in Vegas, at a hotel hosting two
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
Mild SPOILERS (none will hinder your reading experience)
-mature content reader discretion is advised.

3.5 STARS out of 5
Genre:Contemporary Romance

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Let me be clear, you WILL FALL FOR CARSON STINGER.

‘Everyone was given one gift or another– mine was a smile women creamed their panties over and a body to match.’ -Carson

Uhh.. Yeah nuff said right?


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While on a trip to Vegas on business straight laced law student Grace Hamilton finds herself trapped inside an elevator with porn star Carson Stinger. The tw
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Buttercup' Stars!
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After my last read left me with such bad sensations, I needed something I knew I would like to feel what I always feel when I finish a good book: satisfied. Many of you know I love Mia Sheridan so I decided to check out one of the books that still are on my TBR list. Obviously, and as expected, this was a great choice!

Stinger is another of Mia's stand-alone novels belonging to her A Sign of Love series and it tells the story of Carson Stinger (a smokin' hot straight male per
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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****FIVE NEVER LET GO STARS*****
{BR with Mel and Dee}


Sometimes, you don't even realize anything is wrong until someone comes along and changes you, and makes you want more. In my case, it was a beautiful girl with a plan who shattered the world I thought I knew.


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I'm beginning to believe that Mia Sheridan can do no wrong, and I am NOT complaining!! After reading and falling madly in love with Archer's Voice , I declared Ms. Sheridan to be on my top fave authors list! I feel pretty secure in say
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Debra
★★★★★ 5+ Life is Wild stars!



WOW. What an amazing book.



Yes, I pretty much loved everything about it.

From the moment I started reading it I could not put it down. The storyline was engaging, the characters beautifully flawed, the writing style was easy flowing and mesmerizing at the same time.

It had romance, passion, humor, drama, anguish a little bit of action, but most of all it was the story as a whole that really got to me and that will definitely stay with me for a very long time.

On paper, Ca

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Ramona
Jan 26, 2015 Ramona rated it it was amazing
When I first read the summary I was a little reticent about the plot.. I was thinking that there is going to be a lot of sex involved and not the kind that I enjoy, considering the author is refering to porn.. but guess what?? I was soooooooooo wrong..

I loved the book, the characters, loved that it mannaged to show me a little about this world, but not freaking me out. I loved the way the love story was created, the sweet lines between Grace and Carson.

I am not a believer in instant love, I pr
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Auntee
Nov 25, 2014 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every romance fan!
Recommended to Auntee by: Shawna--thank you sooo much!
Mia Sheridan, I fear you may have ruined me for all other authors!

How am I going to review this beautiful story (it has everything!) if I couldn't find the words for Archer's Voice--an equally compelling story? Ack! The only other time I've felt this way (recently) was after I read On Dublin Street. I am just at a loss...

I am now hooked on this great storyteller. How does she make it seem so effortless? Her heroes are so unusual and to die for. They're flawed, but they're so interesting and sexy
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3-3.5 stars!

[First half: 5 stars
Second half: 2 stars]

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Having loved the first two books in this series, I don’t know why I put off this book for so long. It may be because this book is totally unrelated to Leo and Leo’s Chance, but whatever the reason, I’m glad I gave it a go. This story is all about unpredictability, about an impulsive yet unforgettable romance, and in more ways than one, is a life story than just a straightforward romance. While I adored the first half of the book where the main
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Amy (Foxy)
Oct 16, 2013 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Mo
STINGER is inspired by the Scorpio sign. My sign is Scorpio hence my piqued interest in reading this book. Here are a few things about Scorpions:

Scorpio Strength Keywords:
- Loyal
- Passionate
- Resourceful
- Observant
- Dynamic

Scorpios are fiercely independent. They are able to accomplish anything they put their mind to and they won't give up. They are perfectly suited to being on their own. They are not social butterflies like some other zodiac signs and some actually prefer to live on their own t
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Catarina
5 Amazing Stars.

Carson and Grace met in Vegas and after a few crazy bumps with each other they agree on spending the weekend together. And you know, what happens in Vegas…
Grace has a perfect plan for her life, Carson as no plans at all.
She is a lawyer. He is a porn-star. They have everything to go wrong.

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They are completely different, their lives are worlds apart but somehow that weekend change them forever. It isn’t just a weekend fling anymore.

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But when you live in two different worlds, how ca
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Maria Clara
Feb 04, 2017 Maria Clara rated it it was ok
Siempre he dicho que me gustan los escritores valientes, los que arriesgan algo en sus historias, y Mia Sheridan se queda a las puertas, sin llegar a entrar. Es más, solo nos ofrece una novela plagada de clichés. De verdad, ¿qué necesidad había de convertirlo a él en un héroe? Es decir, ¿qué habría pasado si él hubiera continuado en el negocio que todos sabemos? ¿Si hubiera ganado lo suficiente como para hacer algo por sí mismo, o se hubiera hecho cargo de la productora? ¿Eso no sería arriesgar ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I'm a total Mia Sheridan fan!!!! I can't wait to get "stuck" into her books. I'm on a MS binge right now!!!!

Stinger was a fabulous surprise...........a law student meets porn star in Las Vegas.......but it's more than just that.

Two people who would probably have never met, who have a hot and incredible weekend fling that turns into something deeper and unexpected. How your life is changed without you ever expecting it...........
“In life, there are those who save us, both in big ways and in smal
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MELISSA
Oct 21, 2013 MELISSA rated it it was amazing
5+ "I'm Yours. I've Always Been Yours" Stars!
(BR with Patty & Dee)

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Grace Hamilton aka Buttercup is a 23 yr. old woman who grew up in Ohio. She now lives in D.C. and is in law school at Georgetown. She heads to Las Vegas for the weekend to attend a law student convention at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. When she arrives she notices there are two conventions that weekend. Hers & an Adult Entertainment Expo. As she heads up to her room she runs into a beautiful guy that is just perfection
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ Hearts Cole, Lucas, Jesse  & James ✝✝

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TQ darling Kara for superb recommendation. Am so so in love with this book!!!

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From page one to the very last page, everything was perfect!!!
Stinger broke my heart and the same time I love him, too too much. His journey was so beautiful. And Grace is such a buttercup!

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That elevator scene HAWT!!!!!!!!!!! And the list goes on and on.....

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Now, what I need is an adventure to Vegas!!!!

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A must read book for me!!!

Happy reading

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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*
*Finished review Nov 21, 2013*


♥♥♥ 4.5 STARS ♥♥♥



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'Sometimes, you don't even realize anything is wrong until someone comes along and changes you, and makes you want more.'

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Wow... this book was so awesome. I seriously don't know why I hadn't read it sooner.





Grace Hamilton has just arrived to Vegas to go to a law conference. Then she realizes that there is also a porn star convention happening th
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Rag
Oct 14, 2014 Rag rated it it was amazing
4.5 'Buttercup' Stars

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Let me just get to the pointe here, YOU WILL FALL FOR CARSON STINGER. No doubt. That man is irresistible.

Stinger had two parts. I personally liked the second part.

Anyways, Grace is in L.V for a school conference. In the hotel lobby she bumps into this hot-ass, arrogant-asshole Carson Stinger. Carson is a porn star and he knows he's hot. Even though Grace knows how he "works" she's still a girl and she clearly knows that he's drop-dead-gorgeous. I mean come on you got to be
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J *deep in the heart of Texas*
4.5--Life is Wild--Stars!!!

Why did I wait so long to read this book?? WHY??? It was SO good, and SO unexpected, and made me feel SO many emotions. I LOVED it!

Stinger is Grace and Carson's story. There are three parts to their story, told in alernating POVS. I fell in love with Carson and Grace, my heart broke for Carson and Grace. It was so hard for me to read their story and not skip to the end and see how their story played out!

The Scorpion:

Carson Stinger, Straight Male Performer meets Grace
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Jen
4.5 Why the Hell Did It Take Me So Long To Read this Stars

In life, there are those who save us, both in big ways and in small. Sometimes that means being set free from a dark, windowless room, or being pulled out of a burning building. More often, it means being saved from yourself, and made to finally believe that letting someone love you, isn’t just a big lie you’re unwilling to tell.

I finally popped my Mia Sheridan cherry and couldn’t be happier about it! I loved this book. Carson Stinger h
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Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
4 - 4.5 ★'s

Straight male performer + law student + Vegas...how can this ever = true love? It definitely sounds like a great formula for a wild weekend but MS manages to spin it into so much more.

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With most of the books I've read of this series, I haven't really felt the connection to the zodiac sign but in this one, I did. I think it's because MS breaks the book up into three sections based on the Scorpion sign - The Scorpion, The Eagle and The Dove. It didn't mess up the flow, it's just that yo
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Alba Turunen
5 Estrellas bien ganadísimas. ¡Qué gran libro me estaba perdiendo! No he podido dejar de compararlo con "La voz de Archer", que tanto revuelo provocó en su momento, y sí, Archer me gustó mucho, pero me gustó por él, no por el libro en sí. Lo que tiene "La decisión de Stinger" es que tiene buena historia, buen argumento, es un buen libro, y tiene aún mejores personajes.

Y es que lo que más me ha gustado del libro es que me ha ido sorprendiendo a cada página. Hay libros que cuando los lees más o me
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Kim Bailey
I adored this book! I've not read a lot from this author ... but this is my fave of her books that I have.
Happy/sad that it's over.


*Thank you to Book Babes Unite! I won a copy of this book from their fantastic blog.
Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
So this has been on my kindle tbr for quite some time. Therefore, it's obviously been out awhile so there are probably a ton of well thought out, deeply written reviews out there on this book.

This is not one of those reviews.

In fact, my sole purpose in even writing this it to tell any other tbr holdouts out there to move this one up.

I went into this thinking it would be a cheesy-ish steamy short about a porn star and a prude. Well it might have started off that way (re: the porn star/prude th
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Lelyana

*** 5 definite stinger faithful loving stars!***

Buddy read with Audrey Thunder

Gosh! I can't stop thinking about this guy (Xander, a real life porn star) while reading this...lol





Okay, let's start the review...

Do you believe in faith? Destiny?
Do you remember that famous words?

"Anything happen for reason"

That's what Mia Sheridan tried to tell us about.
It's not about a life of a porn star or a soldier or about a hooked up that become forever lasting love kind of story, for me, at least.
It's about
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Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
3.5 stars

I always get in this weird trend...The last 3 books I was reading the girl is a lawyer or law student. This one, Star Crossed, and the Do Over. Then I was going to read Skater Boy but it had a lawyer too....Are no women Investment bankers? Stockbrokers? Insurance salespeople???

Anyways parts of this book reminded me of the Notebook but only a few parts. The overall story is nothing like the Notebook (view spoiler)
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Dee Montoya
Oct 16, 2013 Dee Montoya rated it really liked it
Shelves: top-tbr, br, h-o-t
****4 Buttercup Stars****


(BR with Mel and Patty) <3

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Mia Sheridan is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors; her originality and ability to create heartwarming stories has completely captivated me.

Grace Hamilton and Carson Stinger don't know each other, they come from two totally different worlds, but destiny will bring them together in Las Vegas. She is there for a lawyer's conference and he, to attend a porn convention. They bump into each other and the electricity is intense but very quic
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Wendy'sThoughts
Sep 22, 2013 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing
4.5 Things Are Not What We Think, No Judging * * * * 1/2

I saw this all over the feed... it called out to me. HEY, no judging... just because it involves a porn star....

This was a delicious read for me. The meet was perfect and during the first banter between the main characters.... I had that gut feeling I get when I know this will be a happy read. It was quick, snappy and smart... so I was set.

The blurb breaks it down perfectly. I am just going to say, although I could figure out a lot of this
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Vishous
weeeee got my arc! ♥

omg loooove the cover!



So this was def nothing like the first two books in the series! This was actually a pretty sweet story, at least to me, but I loved it the same.

What happens when porn star meets a girl that changes him completely after several hours they spent together? Well, adult entertainment industry looses one hot delicious hunk.

They go their separate ways after their "coupling" (I just wanted to use this term after reading it in one book for 500 times) which I ho
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“Maybe having something good and then having to let it go is more painful that never knowing what you're missing” 71 likes
“Sometimes, you don't even realize anything is wrong until someone comes along and changes you” 49 likes
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