Review: A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Posted May 19, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles
A Song for Julia
by Charles Sheehan-Miles

4 Stars


Released: December 5, 2012
Series: Thompson Sisters #1
Published by Cincinnatus Press
Pages: 320
Format: eBook

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“This story grabbed my interest from the very first page!” ~Under the Covers

A SONG FOR JULIA was a surprise for me.  I saw this book in the blogsosphere when it first came out, but I stayed away.  For several reasons.  First and foremost because the author is a guy.  Yes, probably not the nicest thing, but in my experience I have been disappointed with romances written by men.  Then there’s the new adult genre.  Which at the time I was barely dipping toes into.

Mind you I had purchased it then and it was sitting on my Kindle.  So I was going through a reading slump, nothing catching my interest even though I was reading great books.  One of our followers recommended this book and I decided to dig it out from my Kindle and dust it off.  And I immediately surprised.

This story grabbed my interest from the very first page!  It has the right blend of angst and sexual tension, with characters that mde me fall in love and care about them.  Both Crank and Julia have their issues, one more damaged than the other.  But they’re perfect to help and heal one another.

Crank is just the type of bad boy I love to read about.  A string of women left behind, lead singer of a band, talented songwriter.  But also with something that makes him a little more human and caring.  His little brother and how Crank deals with him and the love he shows for him really endeared him to me.  His fun loving attitude with Julia sealed the deal.  He’s not out to act tough just because, he’s honest about his feelings and wears his heart of his sleeve.  I know you will fall in love with him as well!

Then there’s Julia.  She puts off all kinds of back off signs, and she doesn’t want a relationship.  Partly because she is damaged.  She had a tragic past, and a lot of pain, at a very young age.  She came out of that stronger but with a lot of protection walls around her heart.  Her family life is all kinds of messed up, but that’s another thing she’s learned to not let affect her anymore.  So kuddos to Julia for being a kick ass chick, going after what she wants in life.  And I don’t just mean the boy of her dreams.

A SONG FOR JULIA made me smile, made my heart swell with happiness and cry with sorrow.  With a wonderful set of supporting characters that in a short amount of time I came to care for dearly, and a H/h that I fell in love with.  Can’t wait to read more in this series.  Yeah, I guess that teaches me guys can write about love too. 😉

Favorite Quotes:

Before you go, you need to know—I’d do anything for you … Even kiss you goodbye and watch you go.


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About Charles Sheehan-Miles

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future. He is a member of The Authors Guild and the Association of Independent Authors.

Charles and his partner Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

"I write about things I’m passionate about: love, romance, war; addiction, remorse, guilt. I write about the things that terrify me and give me joy. I write about life."

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I feel the same way Francesca about reading romance written by men, it always leaves me disappointed and dissatisfied, glad to know this wasn’t the same.

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I don’t know what it is. I hate to have that preconceived idea but they usually don’t work for me. Very few do.


Thanks for the review francesca