Monday, April 24, 2017

New Release: Paths by Brynne Asher + Review

Paths is live early! The second book in The Killers series, Paths is Grady and Maya's story. 


Maya Augustine needed to disappear—her life depended on it. When her path led her to the middle-of-nowhere Virginia, she found the perfect place to hide. A woman on the run, Maya had no business befriending anyone, let alone allowing herself to become involved with a man … especially after her last experience. Even so, she couldn’t help but become obsessed with the bruised, battered, and beautiful killer who walked into her life.
Grady Cain reached rock bottom. His past finally caught up with him, causing him to lose his edge at work and in life. Spiraling down a desperate path of remorse and guilt, Grady wasn’t expecting his refuge to come in the form of a woman. Day in—day out, she was the only thing he’d allowed himself to think about. To focus on. To consume him.
One was running. The other had nothing to run to.
Until these troubled souls crossed paths…
And two paths became one.

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My Review:

4 stars

This is a super sweet book! This is Grady and Maya's story. Grady works with Crew (from Vines) and lives on the farm where they train government contract killers. He is going through a difficult time, recovering mentally and physically from a mission where he was kidnapped, beaten and severely injured. He is stubborn though, and refuses to get any help in healing. His only bright spot is watching the pretty new employee at the neighboring winery on her daily run down the paths between the two properties. Maya is new to Addy's winery. She is working there, living in a bungalow on the property, as well as working a second job as an activities director at a nursing home. Maya is not looking to make friends or settle down. She is hiding a big secret, on the run from her past, and doesn't want to draw attention to herself. But gradually, Addy and the other workers at the winery draw her in and she soon finds herself volunteering to help Grady, by using her past experience as a physical therapist, to help him recover from his injuries. He resists at first but eventually gives in. Maya and Grady get to know each other as they work together and find they really like each other. But when Maya's past comes back to threaten her future, Grady steps in to fight for her. They fall in love and are able to create a new life together.

I loved Grady and Maya together. Maya was sweet and funny. Grady was so awesome. The way he loved and adored Maya was so sweet. He was a bit prickly and grumpy at first, but once he gave in to his feelings for Maya, he was all in. They were really sexy and swoony together. The book was a bit slow burn,  but it didn't bother me at all. It was original and not at all predictable. I loved the winery setting and catching up with Crew, Addy and the rest of the gang there. There is so much potential for more books in the series with Grady's hilarious sisters and the rest of Crew's men. I also liked the nursing home aspect. The elderly residents were really funny! 

Overall, this was just a sweet and suspenseful, sexy and funny book! I really enjoyed seeing Maya and Grady's relationship develop. I look forward to more from Brynne Asher and this series in the future!

About the Author:

Brynne Asher lives in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and her perfect dog. When she isn’t creating pretend people and relationships in her head, she is running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys cooking, decorating, shopping at outlet malls as well as online and is always seeking the best deal. A perfect day in “Brynne World" ends in front of an outdoor fire with family, friends, s’mores, and a delicious cocktail.

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