I thought If You Ask Me was a really moving story, and I really connected with the characters. It really tackled some tough issues that were quite emotional. The cover is a bit deceiving, and I feel it looks light a light-hearted rom-com. This story is a romance, but it also has some heavy content, so I absolutely suggest reading the synopsis and content warnings before deciding to read this.
I liked that the author confronts the issues right at the beginning, and she provides trigger warnings, which I think will be important to readers or this one. There is infidelity, miscarriage and infertility, mental health concerns, and alcohol abuse. I went into this book thinking it was more of a romcom, but it was heavier than that.
The story is quick paced, and I enjoyed the main character, Violet. She finds out her husband has been cheating on her, and she spirals a bit out of control. As she’s dealing with her feelings, and healing from her heartbreak, she meets Dez, a firefighter. Their romance is fun, but of course, comes with some issues as well.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. It’s a great plot and has some heartwarming moments. I would recommend this for readers that enjoy a women’s fiction story with some romance.
Where to Find This Book:
When an advice columnist’s picture-perfect life implodes, she opts to go rogue in this hilarious, heartwarming romance from the author of Meet Me in Paradise.
Violet Covington pens Dear Sweetie, the most popular advice column in the state of North Carolina. She has an answer for how to politely handle any difficult situation…until she discovers her husband, Sam, has been cheating on her. Furious and out of sensible solutions, Violet leaves her filter at the door and turns to her column to air her own frustrations. The new, brutally honest Dear Sweetie goes viral, sending more shock waves through Violet’s life. When she burns Sam’s belongings in a front-yard, late-night bonfire, a smoking-hot firefighter named Dez shows up to douse the flames, and an unexpected fling quickly shows potential to become something longer lasting.
A lot of people want to see the old polished Violet return—including her boss, who finds her unpredictability hard to manage, and Sam, who’s begging for another chance. But Dez appreciates Violet just the way she is—in fact, he can’t get enough of her. The right answers don’t come easily when Violet finds herself at her own personal crossroads. But maybe, by getting real, Violet can write her own happy ending.
Just the Facts:
If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Pub Date: March 8, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.