Vines (Killers #1) by Brynne Asher

4 you had me at cows stars!!


Vines (The Killers #1)

Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Brynne Asher

In the Virginia countryside outside of Washington, DC, Addy Wentworth was on a mission to make a new life for herself. When the opportunity arose, she settled in horse and wine country. Experiencing more than her fair share of tragedy and loss, she had plans for her future, one where failure wasn’t an option. And not just because people and cows were counting on her. She’d poured everything she had into her struggling vineyard, because once she’s in, she’s all in.

After giving himself wholly to the job for ten years, Crew Vega was done. He’d fulfilled his commitment, done his duty, gone above and beyond to settle the score. And the score was high. All he had to do was train his replacements and he’d be out for good.

He had a plan, one that didn’t include getting involved with his new neighbor, a woman who not only kept cows for pets, but treasured her employees as family, and understood him better than anyone ever had before. But when he learned a high level CIA target being investigated for treason was keeping tabs on her?

No, he never planned on that.

And like everything Crew Vega did in life, when he goes in, he’s all in.

Warning: I’m a devout member of the mama club and don’t want to get kicked out by angry mamas. If you aren’t eighteen, turn around, go drink your milk and eat your veggies, it’s good for your bones. And go to bed early, you’re still growing, your body needs sleep. And don’t text and drive. And be nice, sit with the kid who sits alone at lunch. And read a PG-13 book, it’s good for your brain. And go tell your mama you love her. Chop-chop, run along now. I’ll see you back when you’re eligible to vote.


My Review…

This book was suggested to me on KU and I’m so glad it was because it was amazing.  I loved Addy’s character; she took in everything on this farm.  From the previous work crew, to the random cows.  I have a thing for cows growing up in the country and dealing with them on a farm they are my weakness.  I have dealt with many a “Harry” type cow before.  Addy obviously has secrets and a dangerous past but is not letting that stop her from creating a new life.  She is strong character but doesn’t quite realize it, she doesn’t tend to lean on people for help.  She has a soft spot for unique people, and you can tell just by the unique friends she has.

Crew has a bookshelf full of secrets he is trying to keep hidden which gets more complicated when he meets Addy.  They are brought together by a cow, which is adorable.  He doesn’t like to see the little guy get beat down by a bad guy so once he realizes Addy is in danger, he must step in.  His need to take control takes some of the burden off her and I really like that.  There are some points at which he oversteps later in the book in my mind, but I think that might be a pet peeve of mine.  His close friendships with his partners was interesting, it wasn’t like a normal brotherhood. I liked watching him evolve throughout the book, and really enjoyed him in the epilogue.

I think what really had me hooked in this book was the motley crew of characters, I enjoyed each and every one of them.  Of course, the cows were my favorite part, but the dynamic between everyone on the Vineyard was really good.  I cannot wait to see what they are up to in the second book.

Today is a good day because I struck gold with my Laffy Taffy. A cow joke.

What do you get from a forgetful cow?

Milk of amnesia.

Cow jokes. Who knew they’d make me so happy? Then again who knew I’d ever own cows?


About the Author…

Brynne Asher

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’s running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys decorating and shopping, 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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