Release Date: January 31, 2019
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’ve never been very good at avoiding temptation.
My desire is growing beyond control.
I’m done waiting on the sidelines.
When opportunity strikes, I eagerly take advantage.
Signing on the dotted line before thinking twice.
The repercussions cross my mind far too late.
When she swiftly sticks me in the friend-zone, there’s not a damn thing I can do about it.
Addison is just down the hall—might as well be miles away.
Temptation drives me to the edge of sanity.
She speaks to my deepest cravings like a siren.
Our chemistry blurs every line.
This battle seems impossible to win.
Yet my determination doesn’t wane.
It only takes one night to change everything.
After all, I didn’t come all this way to settle for less.
I love small town romances; there’s just something about a community of people who know each other as more than just acquaintances and who have each other’s backs when it’s most needed, which means that even if there is a group of busybodies who like to gossip and put their noses in everyone’s business, there are still more positives about living in a place like Garden Grove – the setting for Shane and Addison’s story, LASS.
Shane is not a typical romance hero due to his inexperience in some aspects of his life, mostly due to how sheltered he was before moving to Garden Grove and living on his own. And it’s Shane’s innocence that makes him beyond adorable and more than a little swoon worthy, but his naivety is also one of his worst enemies because going after what he wants…what his heart needs is quite a bit trickier, but I should have known that I didn’t need to worry about Shane finding his ‘alpha-ness’ because when it comes to his greatest temptation – Addison – he’s bound and determined to prove that they belong together, and with that in mind, he becomes quite a quick study, proving that he’s the perfect alpha male for Addison.
Addison may be Shane’s exact opposite when it comes to their personalties, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her and as he finds the courage to go after her, she offers him the perfect opportunity…too bad by agreeing to be her roommate, though, she enforces a strictly plutonic friendship, but as Shane’s confidence grows and the attraction between them intensifies, their true feelings for one another start to blur the lines of their roommate-only agreement, forcing them to figure out exactly what they want from each other and what they’re willing to risk to get it.
I really liked how Harloe Rae reversed the hero and heroine’s roles and characteristics, at least at the beginning of the story. The fact that Addison is the more outspoken and confident of the two made things quite interesting and it also helped to pinpoint when Shane started to figure things out and come into his own, which definitely helped him achieve his ultimate goal of making Addison his.
LASS is a slow burn, feel good romance that plays up the idea that opposites most definitely attract. Shane and Addison’s story is filled with funny, swoon worthy, and steamy scenes that trace the progression of their relationship and allow readers to witness these two very different people figure out exactly what they mean to each other.
4 Poison Apples
“Are you sure?” Because she isn’t acting like it.
“Yeah, this will solve the questioning.” That doesn’t sound so great.
I rock back on my heels. “About?”
Splotches of red stain her cheeks. “Ah, well… if this,” she motions between us, “was heading in a romantic direction.”
I feel the blood drain from my face. “What do you mean?”
“If we’re living together, the potential of us dating is zippo. We’ll be roommates and friends, but that’s all. Otherwise it will be awkward and tense and blah. No, thanks. Setting this boundary will cut out the possibility.”
I choke on the brick lodged in my throat. “Wait, what?”
“Can you imagine the mess we’d be stuck in if things went sour? Better to not chance it, right?”
No, no, no.
I blink slowly, trying to process her words. Is this an unwritten rule I wasn’t aware of? And what, now I’m trapped in the friend-zone? I avert my eyes, glaring at a neon sign stuck to the far wall. An outcome that doesn’t involve us as a couple seems impossible. I rapidly search for a counter-argument, begging for a way out of this mess.
What the hell happens now?
Harloe Rae is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.
Harloe is 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, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe is the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch Me Follow, GENT, MISS, and LASS. These titles are available on Amazon.