Title: When Red Cried Wolf
Series: Happily Ever Asher: Book One
Author: Nash Summers
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 115 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
At a Glance: When Red Cried Wolf is composed of all things heartfelt and wonderful, including Asher himself. It’s full of anticipation and is the literal definition of a feel-good read.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Asher Williams is obsessed with love.
It’s probably one of the reasons he makes such a fantastic matchmaker, love guru, and romance expert. And now that he’s in college, it’s finally his turn to shine.
Asher’s relationship advice column in the school newspaper is his strongest matchmaking instrument, especially when it comes to helping hopeless romantics find their soulmates.
But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.
There’s a damsel in distress Asher’s best friend thinks is a psychopath, a handsome prince Asher can’t stop drooling over, and a huge, mysterious roommate Asher can’t help but pester.
It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.
He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.
Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?
Review: Asher Williams’ four-year college goal is to meet the guy of his dreams and fall hopelessly, madly, and foreverly in love. He wants to major in writing too, of course, because academics, but mostly he’s all about the love and romance. And, he has his advice-for-the-lovelorn column in the school newspaper to prove it. Asher is a matchmaker extraordinaire, a guru of love, if you will…for other people…but will he ever find someone of his own to cherish him for the rest of his days?
That is the question Nash Summers teases out so delightfully in When Red Cried Wolf and while the answer is still in the making, the outlook is encouraging thanks to the irresistible charm of Summers’ storytelling. There’s a lot of anticipation packed into these few pages, and I don’t think this novella could have been more tempting if it tried. The fact that Asher may not recognize what falling in love looks like for himself, since so far he’s only seen it in other people, is the perfect conundrum for the guy who considers himself The Expert in matters of the heart. He also needs to get to a point where he can see what—or who, rather—is standing right in front of him.
When Red Cried Wolf is composed of all things heartfelt and wonderful, including Asher himself. He is champagne bubbles and optimism and tenacity all wrapped up in a diehard romantic soul, and I gravitated to that from the moment he was introduced. He is addicted to romance, both fictional and real, and the best part is that he even gets his own meet-cute.
Maybe someday he’ll realize that’s what it was.
This novella is full of the promises we read romance for: characters to adore and root for, the joy of watching people stumble upon their one-and-only—even if they don’t know it yet—and the slow-burn eagerness of watching them get there, one sweet moment at a time. It is the literal definition of a feel-good read, and my need for more has been thoroughly engaged. I can’t wait to watch Asher fall for his unexpected One.
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