Ask Me If I Care by Lani Lynn Vale
Series | KPD Swat Generation 2.0 #4
Release Date | April 14, 2020
Genres | Contemporary, Small Town Romance, Suspense
Format | ARC
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
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.
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 them. Her books constantly draw me and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them.
Ares and Hayes are very different in personality, but they’re constantly finding themselves running into each other one way or another. The sparks are definitely flying every time, but when will they finally give in. I think that’s always my favorite part, just the anticipation of what’s to come, but having zero idea until it pretty much just hits you in the face.
Yeah, Hayes has a dominating persona, but I love that he treats Ares as an equal. He’s not one to hold her back even if more than anything he would love to just keep her tucked safely at his side.
I really enjoyed the suspense side of this read, I would say it was pretty easy to figure out the who, but LLV was still able to surprise me on that front.
Absolutely loved this read and it’s a solid addition to this series! I am soooooo ready for the next one!