Stalking each other!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😢🙃🙂☺️😘
The heroine: Maya – she grew up in an extremely wealthy home with parents that didn’t really care. She has a college aged brother who has epilepsy. When she could no longer take the pressure from her mother and ex-fiancé to get back together with him, she ran. She is a physical therapist who can’t work as one because she is licensed in another state and doesn’t want anyone to find her. So she works part time at an old folks home and part time at a winery.
The Hero: Grady – his father abused him as a child and it was up to him to protect his four little sisters. He later joined the military and after that became a paid assassin for the government. When he was on a dangerous assignment and got caught and tortured, he decided to retire and work for his friend’s security firm in training their recruits. The firm deals with counter terrorism.
The Story: Maya meets Grady at the vineyard she works at, he comes in twice a day to order takeout and she usually goes in the back and creeps on him through the glass without speaking to him until one day when she is the only server and has to talk to him. He is recovering from his time in captivity and is quite a grump. Little does she know he has been watching her for days as well.
I liked this story of two lost souls finding each other in a small town. Each of them having a secret and dangerous background. Grady turns out to be a great guy and is very protective of Maya, who needs someone like him, especially when her ex-fiancé finds her.
The book was told in dual points of view via dual narration, where the male narrator does all of the voices within chapters told in Grady’s point of view and the female does the same for Maya’s chapters.
The narration was done by Kit Swann and Jason Clarke who both did a great job. Jason is one of my favorite narrators and has a deep and relatable voice.
I loved the parts where Maya stands up for herself. She is a strong female character despite needing Grady’s protection.
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