ASK ME IF I CARE, an all new standalone in the romantic suspense series- KPD SWAT GENERATION 2.0 – from one of my favourite author Lani Lynn Vale, is available now – read my review; and don’t forget to grab a copy for yourself ❤
Ares saw him for the first time at a Kilgore Police Department benefit dinner. She’d gone with her dad as his plus one. Hayes Greer had gone by himself and brooded silently across the same table as her, drinking whiskey and not saying a word.
It only took that one time for her to become interested.The next time she saw him, he was doing another benefit—but this one requiring a whole lot fewer clothes. And that was when she knew. She wanted him. Badly. But the morose Hayes was too busy thinking about his sins to see what was right in front of his face—Ares.***Hayes Greer knew the moment that he saw the feisty Ares Downy again that he should’ve stayed away. Maybe if he hadn’t done the stupid calendar, he wouldn’t be questioning every single woman’s intentions.Maybe if he’d listened to that niggling feeling telling him to stay away, he would’ve been able to do his job a little better. But seeing her with a knife to her throat, in the middle of a building set to blow, made his usually well-wired brain start to malfunction.Because nobody was allowed to touch her like that—only him. Nobody was allowed to scare her, either. Not and live to tell the tale.
Another wonderful addition to a favourite series by a favourite author and now, she has given a wonderfully relatable couple to root for!
Ares and Hayes cross paths with each other at a police gala neither of them had any interest in being at. Add in the factor of Ares’s ex who also turns out to be Hayes’s step – brother adds on to the awkwardness of the night.
Both Ares & Hayes are intrigued with each other; but Hayes, a POW suffering from PTSD doesn’t believe that he is in anyway good enough for a woman like Ares who is as good as they come, a guidance counsellor who adores and actually cares about her students.
It was amazing to see them collide with each other and accept the inevitable between them *fans herself*. Add in the bit of danger & the mystery of a serial killer (that has been an ongoing plotline for the last couple of books) on the lose – had me invested in the plot as well as Ares & Hayes’s relationship right from the start.