Series: SWAT Generation 2.0
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Source: ARC, Publisher/PR
Also in this series: Just Kidding, Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Join the Club
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club
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.
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 a douche and its been over 6 years that it was really kind of a non-issue. This book continues the serial killer hunt that begun in the previous book, Maybe Swearing Will Help. Hayes’ dad is the famous psychologist who profiled the killer. We do learn the identity of the killer in Ask Me If I Care and its a very interesting plot!
Hayes and Ares’ are a great couple and their romance will give you plenty of swooning! Ask Me If I Care will give you steamy romance, some laughs, and one crazy killer! What more could you want in a binge read?
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: police
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Obviously, the killer. But bullying is also prevalent in the story since Ares is a guidance counselor at the local high school « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler