I’ve been not so patiently waiting for this book since the minute I finished Twisted Souls and am happy to report that it did not disappoint. My initial reaction when I got into the first chapter of Twisted Paths was a little annoyed because this book picks up 18 years after Twisted Souls. Yes you read that right – 18 years later!
WARNING – SPOILERS BELOW
**This is just a brief synopsis, more stuff happens in the book than I wrote about below but these are some key points**
While reading the first few chapters I kept thinking how much better it would have been if this had picked up right after Li’s son is born in the first book instead of so far in the future but it made sense as the story progressed. So the book starts out with Li dropping her 18 year old son, Carter, off at college. Li comes home to find a letter from her husband (Ronan the coward) telling her that he no longer loves her, moved out while she was dropping Carter off at college, and wants a divorce. Li is distraught and wants Ronan back desperately.
Li takes off for her parent’s timeshare in Sanibel and meets Mia. Mia turns out to be a psychiatrist and Mia tries to help Li understand her relationship with Ronan and how to proceed. Li turns a little stalkerish and tries to get Ronan back but Ronan serves her with divorce papers anyway.
Li runs into Blake in Sanibel and they talk. Blake of course never got over Li. He has been married and divorced but still has a good relationship with his ex-wife. They make up because they still love each other and Li packs up her stuff and moves in with Blake.
Carter gets into a serious car accident and ends up in a coma. While at the hospital Li and Ronan get tested to see which can be a blood donor for Carter. Turns out Ronan isn’t Carter’s father and he’s known for 14 years.
There is drama, fighting, etc like you would expect. Turns out Blake is Carter’s father. Carter and Blake get along great, Blake proposes, Blake and Li get married, Li has a couple kids with Blake and they all ride off into the proverbial sunset together.
I give this 4.5 out of 5 stars. I honestly loved it but I still can’t get over the fact that Blake and Li had to spend 18 years apart. I think L.L. Collins should right a What-If novel for this series where Blake finds out at the end of the 1st book that he is Carter’s father.
Life is a series of choices, and every one we make sends us down a different path…
It is easy to look back at your life and see the mistakes you’ve made and wonder how it all could’ve been different. But when the path you thought would last forever comes to an end and you have to choose a new one, do you follow the route that looks the straightest and easiest? Or do you follow your heart and choose the one that might have more twists and turns but could lead you to the happiest tomorrows?