Ask Me If I Care
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 requirin ...more
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Hayes and Ares met at a police charity event that neither of them wanted to be at. They were seated across from each other with her ex, who also happened to be Hayes' step-brother, seated at the same table with his new fiancée. They couldn't keep their eyes off of each other and didn't stay far from the other's mind in the months that followed.
★ Hayes, along with Luca and Malachi, was a prisoner of war and suffers from PTSD
The developments were interesting and wrapped up an overarching serial plot. The secondary characters were used well and there is definitely setup for futur ...more
Ares and Hayes could not have been more perfect together. Ares was such a sweetheart. She made me appreciate how low drama she was from the start. From the second she tripped over her ...more
Ares is the daughter of Dowdy (Bang Switch) she is a perfect fit for her job as a guidance counselor at the local high school. Ares is sweet, lovable and cares about those in her life, but don’t mistake her sweetness for being a pushover, she will stand up for those she cares about and she is not scared to be brutally honest when called for. Hayes is a newcomer to town and the force, he is standoffish, qu ...more
It surprised me positively. I liked the heroes and the villains had a satisfactory punishment.
Lani Lynn Vale never writes a bad book and this book confirms my statement.
I love Hayes from the beginning. There is just something about a grumpy hero who screams tortured hero. He is everything I look for in a bookboyfriend. Alpha man with a big heart, Tortured past, humor when needed, is never sweet unless to the heroine. I mean do you need more? He was so sweet and made me swoon but still in a macho manly way.
Pair him up with Ares who is fun, outgoing, has no filter, do whatever pops ...more
The story buildup was perfect, and I fell in love with Hayes a little bit more with every page. However, the PTSD aspect was skimmed over, and tied up with too neat of a bow to make any sense.
Hoping the next book will be a little better
AWWWW… I just KNEW that Hayes would steal my heart! And stole he did! The quiet ones always are the ones making me fall harder and his and Ares match was romance PERFECTION!
These two… From their very first meetings to their very first true ‘conversation’, I was sooooo invested! The build up, the chemistry, and omg, the SILENT moment that even in a BOOK said a million words were BRILLIANT! I adored them all and I ADORED these two!
I wanted her ...more
Oh Hayes. My heart goes out to him. I have family that was military and have dealt with/seen some of things that he goes though in real life. It made me love that man so much more. Ares was amazing for him. When it came to PTSD, she did what she felt was right for him an ...more
Sweet, funny, steamy plus all the feels…
I think I say that about every book I read by this author but it’s true. Never more so than with Hayes and Ares story…
Hayes has a boatload of history and things to deal with, things he didn’t want to share or explain. When Ares and he exchanged glances he knew there could be more but he didn’t want it. He didn’t want to want it. And so it was… Until circumstances changed and one small thing turned into another. And another. Whether it was laughter (mostly ...more
Ask Me If I Care is another hit from one of my go to authors, Lani Lynn Vale! In this edition, we get Hayes, a former military man who now works on the SWAT team, and Ares, a school counselor whose brother is also on the SWAT team. Hayes has that sullen, brooding thing down (you see it in the last book) and Ares spends her whole day talking!
These two are very different, but they certainly have chemistry. Ares' high school boyfriend was Hayes step-brother. Weird? Normally. But Ryan is such ...more
There's something about the feisty redhead Ares that sets Hayes off. He's usually so reserved and stoic, but there's something about her...And when she keeps showing up around him, they can't help but consummate their raging attraction.
Ares is so attracted to Hayes, the broody and gorgeous SWAT officer, but he's so closed off. She knows he's got pain behind that seemingly calm facade, and she wants to be the one to help him. If only he'd let her in. Not with his body, but with his he ...more
After 7 consecutive meh reads, Ask Me If I Care was the one that broke that streak. But let's be real, LLV is always clutch with her books. I always looking forward to them and none of them have let me down. Plus, what's not to like when you have a brooding yet sizzling hero that is Ares and the school counselor who will do anything in her power to stand up for her students.
I love that LLV's books are all very different, she's always adding some sort of no way factor into each and every one of t
Ask Me If I Care brings us Ares who is Memphis and Downy's daughter and Hayes who ...more
Anywho, Ask Me If I Care has the trademark steam, action, and mystery that you come to love in other books by the author that makes you fall in love with the characters and root for t ...more
I love a big old grumpy, stoic alpha and then add some sexiness and a protective nature ..I am so in !
Hayes is a member of Swat but he is an enigma . He does his job and stays to himself. When he is seated at a police benefit with Ares he can help but notice her. It is fate that their paths continue to cross but soon Hayes begins to place himself in Ares life.
Ares is the guidance counselor at the local high school and she has been dealing with bully ...more
The heroine in this story is part of the network of swat, policing, EMS etc that is this world that LLV has built. She is outspoken, h ...more
Hayes is an ex-military now on the KPD Swat Team. But he also has a lot of demons. He was a prisoner of war and suffers from PTSD. Getting to know Ares was not part of his plan, but the moment he met her at the police dinner he was hooked.
Ares was a funny, sweet, clumsy and so much more, and she was the daughter of Downey (whoop whoop). When she met Hayes she was smitten, but he was also the step brother of her ex. But she couldn't deny the attraction she felt towar ...more
“You ready?” he asked, holding up my phone.
I took it and shoved it into my shirt between my bra and my skin.
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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 fac ...more
Hayes was one of the guys that I really wanted to know more about. He is a new character in that he isn't really related to any of the previous main characters in other books. Unlike Ares who is Downy and Memphis' daughter. Hayes has this beautifully broken quality to him. He is someone who has seen and experience far too much pain. Yet, there is a strength that can only come from those experiences.
Ares sees the good in everyone but not to a fault. She has no problem seeing when there is no good ...more
Here is Ares, a walking kluts, an adorable red head with no filter who genuinely cares for her kids that she interacts with as the High School's Guidance Counsellor.