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Addison Walker is every fantasy I never dared to believe in.
Moving to this town was already monumental.
Finding her removes any lingering doubt.
She’s bold and vibrant.
Beautiful and confident.
Far too good for the likes of me.
Luckily, I’m not good at avoiding temptation.

My desire is growing beyond control.
I’m done watching on the sidelines.
When opportunity strikes, I eagerly
Published January 31st 2019 (first published January 29th 2019)
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Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Adorable! Shane and Addison are so cute! Shane’s new to town and out when he looks up to Addison waiting on him. Unfortunately? He’s clueless as to how to approach her so they start as...roommates!! 😀 Lass is a refreshing, sweet, and funny story!

My advice? Buy it and read it ASAP! ❤️
Jacquelyn McLaughlin
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gawd!!! This book was everything! From the depths of my soul, it was the best book I've ever read! Harloe Rae does it again! But better. LASS is hilarious & steamy. Harloe had me laughing so hard at Shane and Addison's misunderstandings, swooning at their undeniable chemistry, and loving the both of them completely! LASS is a friends to lovers romance standalone and the third book in the Bitter Sweet Heat series. I recommend picking this book up as soon as possible!!! ...more
Alex ♈
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe, virgin-hero
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Tia Louise
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adorable, funny, panty melting... I couldn't click fast enough. I totally lost sleep. This book is SO GOOD! It hits all my LOVE buttons--a sexy, sweet hero and a feisty, loving lady he must possess. Roommates to lovers = SWOON!!!!

This might be Harloe's BEST book to date... Oh, who am I kidding? I've loved ALL her books! Don't miss out on this little gem. It's the perfect pick me up to leave you smiling and wanting MORE!
L.J. Shen
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adored. Simply adored.
Harloe Rae is the queen of swoon-worthy heroes. I love her unique voice and style.
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Eeeeep! A super sweet roommates to lovers romance from Harloe Rae.

In this return to Garden Grove, we get Addison and Shane's slow burn romance. I loved both these characters. She's fun and flirty. He's inexperienced and sheltered. The reverse in dynamic was very entertaining.

Catching up with the previous character from previous standalones in this series was a real treat. I particularly enjoyed seeing the progression of the characters. Their chemistry was off the charts and they were obviously
A.M. Hargrove
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harloe Rae knows how to pack a punch in the heart with her words. I adored this book. Adds and Rooks had me swooning one minute and bent over laughing the next. Poor Rooks--what that man went through. He's the kind of guy any girl would dream of having by her side any day. The characters were well developed, as usual, and I loved the story arc. I also loved how the secondary characters were woven into the story. I don't believe in giving anything away, but I promise if you read this, you'll tota ...more
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
H is a virgin and so freaking cute
h is not a virgin but apparently the last time was a few years ago

She takes forever to give the guy a chance
The way in which the hero in this Shane pines for Adison was depicted well, and had me rooting for him, but I did want more evolution when it came to the development of their bond and relationship. The (view spoiler), a different issue/incident may have been more reverting. Also, part of me did want Shane to punch his friend Troy, don’t know if it’s due to a bad night’s sleep or simply the character, but he really a ...more
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, with amazing characters. I immediately fell in love with Addison and Shane! This book is a swoon-worthy slow burning romance that left me with all the feels!
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it

Harloe Rae continues her series of sweet romantic standalones with Lass. Shane are Addy are literally the cutest in all of existence.

If you are looking for sweet, low-angst friends to lovers romance, then this is for you. Shane and Addy are the epitome of all of the above.

The aspect that I think I loved most about them, though, is the friendship that they had. They were just natural together, and the chemistry between them flowed almost organicially.

I will say that the story didn'
✴ Cindy ✴

This was a boring story. Nothing interesting happened. No angst. I would call it a sweet pallet cleanser for those angsty reads that leave you hungover.


Addison works at a bar and meets Shane. He's a virgin who recently left a religious commune type upbringing. He instantly falls in love with Addy and makes moony eyes at her for a couple years. Finally, she's looking for a room mate and he offers. She makes sure to tell him he's in the friend zone. He does everything but wipe her but to get he
When I see "friend to lovers" what I expect is as per the definition:
A friendship which eventually evolves into something more.

Dictionary result for friend
plural noun: friends; plural noun: Friends
1. a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations.

IMO our leads were never friends as they were lusting for each other since start. And to me friendship is very important so I always take personal offence in these kind of
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh. I’m so in love with this little beauty that I could cry happy tears. I’m so so emotional right now. Just wow!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Shane, oh boy. This man made me fall so damn fast that I didn’t even see it coming. He’s adorable and so out of the loop with most things after the upbringing he had. He’s a man in touch with his emotions and filled with so much passion. When he sets his mind on something he chases it and follows it through.

Addison, this girl. Some
Keri Loves Books
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Swoon worthy Stars!!!

A super swoony love story that will make your heart overflow. Get ready to be swept off your feet by this sweet and sexy romance.

Shane was new in town when he first saw Addison. It was like being struck by lightning! He was smitten at first sight. But now it’s been years and he has yet to make a move. However, when an opportunity arises to get closer to her, he grabs it!

Addison has been living in her small town all her life. When Shane shows up, she just waited for him to
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shane and Addison's story is such a treat! This is a new author to me and I couldn’t have had a better introduction to her writing. She has easily made a spot for herself on my must-read list of authors with this sweet, steamy, endearing story. Rae clearly delights in torturing her characters -- and in turn, her readers – in the most deliciously wicked way. All the push and pull and false starts between Shane and Addy only serve to stoke the smoldering, slow-burning fire between them so that the ...more
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Harloe Rae is amazing when it comes to swoon worthy reads and LASS is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2019! This is the PERFECT friends-to-lovers romance and probably one of the best I have read in a long time! Shane and Addison's story left me breathless and completely satisfied when I reached the end. Sure I didn't want the story to end because I was loving every second of it, but she did an incredible job with the storyline and her char
Britt The Hatters
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-favorites, faves
I cannot shout this enough, this is a book you do not want to miss! Stop what you’re doing, get snacks, sit down and prepare to not move for hours while Harloe Rae’s beautiful writing wraps you up in a story filled with so much love your heart will overflow. I love love love how each hero in this series has been distinctly unique and each one of them stole my heart, but Shane, *sigh* Shane is my absolute favorite.
He’s this charming mix of all male sexiness and sometimes adorable innocence that
Denise ☾ Chatterbooks Book Blog ☾

Wow! This book.. Harloe Rae, talk about a roommates to lovers romance! A swoon worthy story that you NEED in your life!

I’m totally head over heals over Shane!

I couldn’t help but fall in love with the way he was so out of the loop with things, it was cute in his own way! He was the perfect mix of a man who is so in touch with his emotions and a man who knows how to make panties drop!

A sexy alpha male in touch with his emotions? God, yes!

Addison with her boundaries and setti
Addison is bold, confident, and Shane's biggest temptation. Shane hasn't figured out how to move from being just friends with Addison to something more. So when Addison is looking for a new roommate- opportunity lands right in Shane's lap. The perfect way for Shane to get close to her. Until she decides it will be strickly platonic- Roommates only relationship. Shane's desire for Addison grows, now he just needs to seal the deal. Will opposites finally attract?
I loved the dynamic between Shane a
Andi Isack
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
A very nice story, but a little hard that Shane is so " innocent" with a sinful body.but still this particular detail of his is what makes this story original.
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*
Up All Night With Books
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 charming stars!
Review by Nancy
Late Night reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Witty and entertaining, Lass by Harloe Rae is the perfect friends to lovers romance. It was a laugh out loud, feel-good romance with an interesting backstory.

Shane is a very likable character, trying to find his way in the real world after leaving his family. Growing up in a very religious, closed off community didn’t teach him what to expect if he ever went off on his own. He was definitely not prepared for the tempta
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
No one can write innocent characters like Harloe Rae. She truly has a knack for creating such pure characters who are as innocent and inexperienced as they come. These characters, no matter how inexperienced, win you over and make you want to get to know them and their backstory just as much as any alpha male book boyfriend.

Shane is no exception to this. He comes from a very conservative and religious family and because of this, he has never been intimate with a woman. This along with other thin
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing romance. The storyline was engaging and fun but offers a rich deepness and powerful emotions. The characters are complex, complicated and incredibly likable. This book is a complete standalone romance but it does contain characters that appear in the Gent and Miss books. So if upon reading you are intrigued by Raven/Trey and Delilah/Zeke, I suggest you read their books because you will not be sorry! Now, This is Addison and Shane's story and it is a sure bet to melt your hear ...more
Marta Bo
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Oh my !!!! I'm so in love in this book !!!

I read Lass as first  book from this author and since the begining I fall deeply in love with this characters !!!!

Harloe Rae has taken me by suprise ... Of course I saw here and there books with her name, but I always thought: okay maybe not this time... and my TBR from this author became big and bigger since a long time. But ! One beautiful day, by accident (what a shame !) I've done some one click acctiion and Tad
Cee Cee Houston
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Each book that I read by Harloe Rae just somehow manages to be better than the last. Lass is no different, in fact, it’s easy to say it took it up a notch or two. This was a fabulous slow-burning romance with well written characters that were likeable, fresh and just that little bit on an exception. Their chemistry was off the charts, and even though Shane was not your usual alpha hero, he was most definitely a swoon-worthy one. He was sweet and adorable. A clean-cut gentleman that will knock yo ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not too bad

3.5 Stars
This story wasn’t too bad, it was pretty decent for the most part. I did feel like it was a little too long and that it did drag in places. I felt Addison kept Shane in the friend zone way too long. I wanted to shake some sense into her. I liked at the end how she apologized for her part in their disagreement but I wish she would have cut him a little slack. The man is from a sheltered religious community, his social interactions are way off and I think he would have respond
Sissy's Romance Book Review
LASS by Harloe Rae is the story of Shane 'Rooks' and Addison 'Adds'.
Shane just moved to town after leaving an emotional situation back home. Shane is a gentle giant who knows what he wants when he see Addison. But he is slow working his way up to her to ask her out. When after a few years he gets his mind set to ask her out he overhears her talking about needing a roommate. So he tells her he is looking for a place to leave. Addison finds him very attractive but hasn't understood why he never as
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Adds and Rooks!! I have been waiting for this book…so was not disappointed!! Harloe knocked it out of the park with this one.. It’s up there as probably one of my faves in this series… I loved Shane and Addison that much!! They had some off the charts amazingly HOT chemistry..
I cant wait to actually meet Harloe in April and get my hands on all these Garden Grove Beauties!!

3.85-4.2 stars

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She's 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, sh

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