A Passionate, Intense Yet Pure Romance between Two Broken Individuals | Release Day Review: Ask Me Why by Harloe Rae

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Harloe Rae with you today! ASK ME WHY went live today! Check out my review + an awesome sauce giveaway to celebrate the title below.

One deep breath. Two slow blinks. Three hollow beats.
I’m still here.
After three years, that reminder isn’t as necessary. But everyone has their bad days. This is definitely one of them.
Until an adorable little boy dashes into my store.
His zest for life makes me smile in a way that’s been long lost.
Then I meet his father.
Well, confront is more like it.Brance Stone is volatile.
Offensive.
Harsh.
And can’t be bothered to care.
Not that I want him to.
I get frostbite just looking into Brance’s glacial stare. But there’s something undeniable about him.

My misery suddenly craves company. The suffocating numbness lifts whenever Brance is near. That alone should have me running in the opposite direction. Try as I might, there’s no avoiding him. If only I could understand why. As if he’d let me.

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.

Ask Me Why is my introduction to the author, Harloe Rose – and let me tell, this book made me sit up and take notice of the kind of talent and expectations that this author displays.

Braelyn and Brance – oh how these two brilliant, intelligent and strong characters HATED each other at the start. Their interactions; their communications were brimming with intensity; enough so that it made me uncomfortably focused on how much I was getting invested in their interactions with each other.

While their intense interactions are ones that do get the reader’s attention at start, it’s the gradual understanding of their emotions, their motivations that keep the reader occupied throughout the book.

Both Braelyn and Brance broke my heart – they are such strong individuals, but they have been broken down by their pasts in such a way that somehow the ones who emerged from those pieces were a but harder, a lot more critical and less open.

The only one who bought a smile on either of their lips and laughter in their eyes was the adorable son of Brance, Ollie – and one who becomes the catalyst of something far more precious and purer between these broken individuals.

What I also adored about this book is that both protagonists stand strong individually – with Braelyn seemingly far emotionally fragile than Brance, but that didn’t in any way negate her strength and her ability to survive. On the other, Brance’s cockiness might get on a female’s nerves; I absolutely respected the fact that he never resorted to petty drama (Read: Other Woman) despite believing the worst of Braelyn.

Ask Me Why is an emotionally devastating romance that somehow ends up giving its readers the better gift of hope, love and loyalty at the end of the day (or rather the book.)

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Brance’s suit is deliciously rumpled. A naughty gleam lingers in his eyes. Evidence of our kiss lingers on his lips, slightly swollen and red. His hair sticks up in sexy disarray, sections pointing in every direction. I curl my fingers, hiding the guilty offenders. But combing through those silky strands will be committed to memory. I want to do that again, multiple times. But I tamp my trampy side down.
For now.
He makes quick work of straightening his tie. “You owe me a story.”
A boulder drops in my gut.
“Now?”
Brance sweeps the brown locks off his forehead, erasing more proof of our tryst.
“Nah, gotta get back to the office.”
“Already?”
I’m still recovering from my orgasm.
He smooths the wrinkles from his shirt. “My schedule leaves no time for deviations. I have a full calendar every day. This indiscretion cost me several hours. I’ll be working late to catch up.”
“Was that a dig at me?”
“Does it matter?”
“Really, Brance? Just like that?”
“Were you expecting something else?”
I open my mouth, then close it. Was I? How could I? Brance smirks at my extended silence.
“That’s what I thought.” He tops it off with a wink for good measure.
“You’re such an—”
“Asshole. Yeah, got it. I don’t have time to rehash the details.”
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2019 by Harloe Rae, LLC

 

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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