Synopsis of If You Ask Me from the publisher:
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.
My Review: If You Ask Me
I enjoyed If You Ask Me.
It’s a story about the struggle to find yourself when the unimaginable happens. Grappling with the loss of a life that was once yours. Where there was a set pattern and routine. And when it all implodes, Violet must make some hard decisions. She’ll need to figure out how to reshape the new version of her life into something more satisfying. It’s about laying the groundwork for what she wants and desires.
There were moments where I felt like perhaps Hubscher gave Violet’s character hints of what’s to come in the advice letters she sprinkled throughout the book. Allowing Violet to reflect on her past advice and how that can effect her current situation and future relationships.
A Few More Thoughts
Further, even though there are some hilarious moments, and quotes I needed to highlight because they were so good, Hubscher delves into a few difficult topics of infertility and infidelity. I think Hubscher is mindful of the fact that these topics may be challenging for readers. And having that insight, the author went in knowing these topics may be difficult to process, but they are important conversations to address.
A mix of humor and insight, If You Ask Me will charm and delight readers in this story about new beginnings and taking a risk in finding new love.
Happy Reading ~ Cece
RATING: – Satisfyingly Inked
Readers, this book deals with infidelity and infertility. If these topics are triggers or make you feel overwhelmed, please be gentle with yourself while reading.
Photo Collage by Sheaf & Ink of If You Ask Me
|Pub Date||ISBN||Page Count||Publisher||Age Group||Source & Format||Review Posted Online|
|8-Mar-22||978-0593199442||368||Berkley||Adult||NetGalley, Digital ARC||March 5, 2022|
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