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.
Warning: This author is a mom who runs a PG-13 home. This book is not PG-13. She would literally keel over and die if anyone under the age of 18 read this book. If you’re not of age, save an author from an untimely death, and go read Harry Potter. He’s awesome.
After reading Vines I became a full blown stalker of Brynne Asher's because I needed to get my hands on Grady's story. And then this evil author kept posting teasers on her Facebook from Grady and Maya and I was ready to hunt her down in real life and demand this story. Well I am happy to report that Paths was well worth the wait and it was just a good as I was hoping it would be.
Grady was an amazing character, he had this hint of vulnerability about him that really had me swooning, and I just couldn't get enough of him. I loved reading about him finally opening up to someone and Maya was the perfect person for him. Even when she was trying to keep her distance from people in her new town, she couldn't stay away from Grady for too long and their connection was really evident.
Maya was running from her past, but her future led her right to the brooding Grady. Her character was one that intrigued me because I really wanted to find out what she was hiding from, and also because she had a really tenacious personality. I was smiling so hard when she wouldn't back down from Grady's stubborn behavior, and loved that she didn't give up on him.
Bottom line, Grady and Maya were an amazing couple to read about and I already want to start their story all over again. I seriously love Ms. Asher's stories and this one was no different from her usual captivating and sexy adventure. It can easily be read as a standalone but I still highly recommend Vines since it's such a good book.
P.S. And Harry the cow makes an appearance!
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.