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Loner by Harloe Rae

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“Everyone deserves a chance to be rescued.”

That’s the mantra I’m repeating when a well-equipped biker pulls over to save me. One glance at the scowl Crawford Doxe is wearing proves he isn’t impressed with the task. My efforts to change his mind deflate faster than the shredded tire at our feet. But disgruntled or not, my so-called hero still agrees to fix my flat.

I don’t expect to see Crawford again, but he’s suddenly very visible in our small town. Avoiding him would be my preference. That’s not how this story goes. For whatever reason, my daughter finds an ally in the broody mechanic. Denying her is something I do my best to avoid. I can only hope Crawford’s shine wears off before he tarnishes what little trust still exists.

As if the odds are ever on my side.

Commitments are a foreign concept to him. He doesn’t make any promises to try. That should’ve been enough for me to steer clear. It most certainly isn’t.

What follows can only be described as a disastrous clash of epic proportions.

But one indisputable fact remains. That lone soul has no plans of opening his heart.

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I love Harloe Rae’s characters. The women are strong and the men are brooding which makes for a complicated relationship with steamy sex. Loner is no exception.

Keegan Daniels is fed up with her bad choices: the bad boys, the commitment phobics, the men who break hearts. Not only her heart but her shy introverted six-year-old daughter, Millie’s heart, too. So when she is so rudely introduced to the reclusive and brooding loner, Crawford “Ford” Doxe, she hates the fact that she is attracted to him and that her daughter actually opens up to him. After the tension slowly builds, they agree to a one-night stand that ends in harsh words. But fate has its way of changing things in life as we live it and Keegan’s resolve is breaking down. Will she lose her heart to a man who prefers to be alone?

Ford is anti-social and prefers working in his motorcycle shop out in the middle of nowhere than mingling with the crowds. But somehow a beautiful feisty blond and her adorable sassy daughter have wheedled their way into his life unexpectedly and he doesn’t know what to do. His callous and arrogant father has always told him he is worthless so it’s best if he leaves them alone because they deserve better. So why does he feel so awful? He prefers to live alone, right? Unfortunately, his heart disagrees.

The impulsive and intense dynamics between Keegan and Ford are angry and passionate at the same time which makes for an interesting and unpredictable romance. Seeing Ford decide to change his ways by slowly integrating himself into the town is noble and shows his commitment to being a better person around Keegan and Millie. I also applaud Keegan for being careful and asking the hard questions so Ford knows that she is a package deal with her daughter. As for the lovable Millie, she steals the show with her instant kinship to Ford, and her sly attempts to bring her mom and Ford together.  And let’s not forget Josie, Keegan’s best friend who is freakin’ hilarious with no filter.

Yet another enjoyable and impassioned romance from Harloe Rae with motorcycles, dogs, and an adorable little girl. What more could you ask for?

For more Harloe Rae steamy romances, check out my reviews of Ask Me Why, Breakerand Keeper.

Thank you to Ms. Harloe for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure. 

Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses. 

Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, and #BitterSweetHeat series, Ask Me Why, Breaker, Keeper, and Loner. These titles are available on Amazon.

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