Ask Me Why by Harloe Rae – A Book Review

Posted July 14, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

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Ask Me Why

by Harloe Rae
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Contemporary Romance

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A fast contemporary, Enemies-to-Lovers. It’s alright, free on KU.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

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.

Thoughts on Ask Me Why

Contemporary romance with a bite of snark and a full dose of humor.

I really, really liked Brae and Ollie steals every scene he is in. Brance, however…. he’s a jerk. Plain and simple. I realize that there is a back story there and reasons for his ultimate jerkhood, but goodness gracious – he’s an over the top prick that STARTS their meeting with rancor on his tongue and his entire leg in his mouth. I struggled with that, with him. If the other elements weren’t present, I probably would have stopped reading.


  • Brae.
  • Ollie.
  • Rather decent depiction of PTSD.
  • Thicket sounds like a great store!


  • Brance is a bully and a jerk.
  • Example of ‘attractive privilege’, he can get away with more crap simply because he’s hot.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type




Romantic Dynamic



3.5 out of 5 Stars

For an Enemies-To-Lovers trope, this book is fairly decent. Suited for those who enjoy contemporary romances and Alpha type leads with more of a bully than supporter vibe.

Published June 18th, 2018

349 Pages

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