Away by Meg Benjamin

Away by Meg Benjamin
Book 1 of the Folk Trilog
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full length (294 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

Grim Morrigan, Guardian of the Ward and part-time private detective, polices the Folk, the clans of fairies who live in the foothills outside Denver. But his main job is concealing their true nature from the mortals around them.

Enter mortal Annie Duran, who hires him to look for her brother Richard, missing and presumed dead for ten years. Annie has seen Richard in the parking lot of the nightclub where she works. Now she wants answers, and Grim’s supposed to find them.

The quest for Richard ensnares both Grim and Annie in a sinister conspiracy involving kidnapped women and outlaw magic. But they also discover their own overwhelming attraction to each other.

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And it may take more than just magic and luck to save both Annie and Grim this time.

Annie never could have imagined where the search for her brother would lead.

“Around ten o’clock, a man at one of the front tables began to glow.” This opening line immediately snagged my attention. I couldn’t help but giggle. It is such a casual way to phrase something so out of the ordinary. I eagerly started reading wondering what sort of magic I would find.

Annie is a very determined woman. She still feels the pain of losing her brother and the irreparable damage it did to her family. It is not surprising that she can’t move on until she has uncovered the truth about his disappearance. Annie discovers much more than she bargained for. I think she handles the knowledge of the supernatural world extremely well given the circumstances. Not only does Annie learn the Folk exist, but some of them want to silence her forever. However, Annie refuses to back down. I admire her strength.

Grim is a man of integrity. He tries to protect Annie from the Folk, but he doesn’t lie to her or try to sugar coat the truth of their situation. Grim trusts that Annie is strong enough to handle the truth. Annie and Grim have good chemistry, but their relationship gets serious very quickly. While their physical attraction to each other is undeniable, I wanted something more between them to anchor their relationship.

Bertie is definitely my favorite secondary character. I’m surprised by how much I ended up liking him as I didn’t expect him to play such an integral role in the story when I started reading. He comes off as a rich playboy at first, but he has a surprising depth to him. I hope to learn more about him in future installments of the series.

When the villain was revealed, I was caught off guard. I kept wondering how the disappearing women were connected to the reappearance of Annie’s brother but was not able to connect the dots until the very end. Even worse, the culprit was someone who seems trustworthy.

I enjoyed reading Away. I found the premise intriguing and look forward to learning more about the Folk in the next book!

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