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.
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.
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