I don’t ask. He doesn’t tell. A silent, bitter truce settles between us. That was our first mistake. It’s certainly not the last.
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Release Date: June 20, 2019
Genre: Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Fans of enemies-to-lovers romances with COCKY ALPHAHOLES are not going to wanna miss Ask Me Why by Harloe Rae. The way these two communicate in the first 50% of the book is intense. I never knew that two strangers could have that much hate in their hearts for people they don't know. YIKES! I'll admit, at first it was a total turnoff for me especially the way Brance treated Braelyn when they first met. However, I did slowly grow to understand both of their emotions and what made them how they are in the present. It took a little bit, but I am okay with that!
With that being said, for my first read by Harloe, I am impressed with her ability to bring these two characters together despite their hate for one another. I grew to understand what drove them (aka why they were so cruel in the beginning, well Brance the most) and why it was difficult for them to get along. This makes a world of a difference to me as a reader- the ability to understand character motivations. Normally if I don't like a character in the beginning I won't finish reading but Brance was able to redeemed himself and everything I felt vanished.
I am also impressed with the emotional scenes that brought tears to my eyes. Braelyn has had some hardships in her past and my heart bled for her. As a reader, one who reads hundreds of romances a year, I feel like my emotions are becoming hardened and half the time the emotional scenes don't affect me. That wasn't the case in this book. I truly felt for both Braelyn and even Brance who had his own issues to overcome.
In any event, this is a really good story and I am so glad I took a chance on a new to me author. I am so excited to see what Harloe writes next (maybe Sadie's story!?!).
Fans of the following are not going to want to miss Harloe's newest release:
• Enemies-to-Lovers trope
• Single Dads
• Love after loss and tragedy
• Cocky Alphaholes
• Emotionally Charged Romances
• Previous books by the author (I can't wait to read more!)
I recommend Ask Me Why
Read an Excerpt
Ollie glances between us. “You remember my dad? He was here with me once.”
While his attention is diverted, she glares at me. “Oh, yes. I sure do.”
“He took me all sorts of places this week. That’s why we were so busy,” Ollie explains.
Her mossy eyes search mine, a storm brewing in those green pools. “Is that so?”
“Uh-huh. Daddy took me swimming and out for ice cream. We even went to the movies.”
“Lucky duck. I haven’t been to the theater in ages.”
He makes a squeaking sound. “What? No way. Wanna come with us next time?”
Braelyn’s slender throat bobs. I’m fascinated by the movement. I get a rise thinking about the conflicting emotions raging inside of her. How will she answer? There’s no way in hell she’d agree. The air grows dense, enough to choke on, as her silence stretches.
Finally, she opens her mouth. “I’ll have to check my calendar, buddy. It’s hard to get away from the store.”
He bounces on his toes. “Okay, great. Talk to my dad about it. Can I go play now?”
Braelyn beams at him. “Of course, kiddo. You know where the toys are.”
That’s all he needs to hear before darting down the designated aisle. I watch him disappear in a flash of red and denim. When I look at Braelyn, the thundering in my pulse roars. She’d been all smiles for him, but now all evidence of happiness melts away. When she turns to me, a scowl mars her features. My gut twists painfully, and that stops me short. Am I seriously jealous of my son? That’d be a hell no. I roll my shoulders and strengthen my resolve.
“Fancy seeing you here.” Braelyn crosses her arms, shoving a pair of luscious tits up for my viewing pleasure. I almost applaud the shirt’s low neckline, but thank the summer heat instead. No point giving her ass any credit for wearing less clothing.
I try to keep my focus on her face. “Is it?”
About Harloe Rae
Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.
Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe is the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch Me Follow, GENT, MISS, LASS, and Ask Me Why. These titles are available on Amazon.
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