When Red Cried Wolf (Lili’s Review)

Title: When Red Cried Wolf (Happily Ever Asher #1)
Author: Nash Summers
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: June 11th 2019
Genre(s): New Adult
Page Count: 115 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


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?

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The main romance arc spans across all three novellas. When Red Cried Wolf contains little romance but sets up for the rest of the series.

When Red Cried Wolf is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

This is a difficult book to review and rate because-

  1. This is only one-third of the story.
  2. And because this is only the first part, there’s not really any romance in the traditional romance novel kind of way.

Anyhoo, When Red Cried Wolf by Nash Summers is adorable, and over the top, it’s the story of matchmaker extraordinaire, Asher. He is sassy, funny, and confident in his love matchmaking ways but he’s so busy matchmaking everyone around him he’s missing something/someone right under his nose. I loved seeing the world through his eyes; he’s so innocent and sweet.

I’ll be honest; I had no idea this story would be told over three books. When I love an author, I tend to request without reading a blurb- dumb, I know, had I known I probably would’ve waited. I’m impatient when it comes to sequels. While this does end in a cliffhanger, it’s not an angst full one, but I do need book 2 ASAP.

If you’re looking for a sweet read that will have you smiling from ear to ear then definitely give this a go — total chicken soup for the soul. It made me happy.

4.5 Stars

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(Happily Ever Asher #1)
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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant
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