Taking the first tentative steps back in the dating scene after losing a spouse or partner would be dreadfully hard. Luckily for me, I’ve never been faced with this situation. However the hero of Ask Me for Tomorrow, Dean is thinking about doing just this very thing. If you have read the previous books in the series, you will know that Dean is the brother of Ethan (book 1’s hero) and a very close friend of Cal (the hero from book 2). After losing his wife in a tragic accident, Dean has devoted all of himself to his children. Then someone comes into his life, and things begin to change. I’ve been looking forward to his story, and I wasn’t disappointed.
What is Ask Me for Tomorrow about?
Single mum, Alice Jaye, is struggling to make ends meet. She’s too tired to flirt with her gorgeous new boss and firmly maintains a professional distance. But when their children bring them into close contact, keeping their relationship strictly business isn’t easy.
As Alice and her son spend more time with his family, Dean’s heart begins to open once more. But can he risk starting all over again?
So, here’s what I thought of Ask Me for Tomorrow!
I had really been hoping that Dean would get a happy ending. Losing his wife so suddenly and tragically, then trying to raise his kids alone and run a business would test even the most resolute soul. His reawakening to the possibilities of love comes in the form of his new office manager, Alice. A single parent herself, Alice keeps her cards very close to her chest – but for reasons she doesn’t want people to know. Both have been through the ringer and as we read their story, you just wish for them to get the happy-ever-after they both deserve.
Dean is such a sweetheart – I love that he is a little clueless and imperfect, because that makes him all the more real. His love for his children and the fact he cares deeply for those around him gives you all the more reason to love him as a hero.
Alice grew on me more and more as the story progressed. She did tend towards being a little too secretive about her circumstances, but you can see why this would be the case. All she wants is what is best for her son. I enjoyed seeing her open up more as the chapters went by, watching the real Alice emerge from the shell she’s developed over the years.
Theirs is a really sweet romance. This was a lovely way to draw this series together – we get to visit with the characters from Books 1 and 2, and see how their lives and loves have progressed.
Something else I really enjoyed about this book was that we saw the progression of their story and their romance mainly through Dean’s eyes. I think what I liked most about this was that we were still able to connect with Alice’s story, but by virtue of the male POV, you are always kept in suspense as to what had brought Alice home to Hinterdown.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series, and I can (and will) heartily recommend it.
My Rating: 4 out of 5
Release Date: 14 October 2013
Note: I was provided with an advance reader copy by Destiny Romance, an imprint of Penguin Australia via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.