When Red Cried Wolf (Ele’s Review)



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

Blurb:

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?

* * *

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.


Red Cried Wolf is one of the most romantic books I have ever read. And there is not even a hint of romance in it. Does this make sense? It will, when you read the book.

The story is told from Asher’s POV. Like all characters made by Nash Summers, Asher is very…unique. And all kinds of OTT adorable. You see, Asher comes from a family of matchmakers and now it’s his turn to shine. He is a freshman in college and managed and writes a relationship advice column, helping out people who struggle in their love life.

But what about Asher’s love life? He might be young but he ‘s always on the hunt for the one, who isn’t anywhere in sight. The only person he is into is taken (sort of) and his blind dates end up awkward and without any chemistry whatsoever…

“Ted?” Asher asked, walking up to him.
“Um, yep. That’s me. You’re Asher?” Ted asked.
Asher nodded in reply and reached out to shake his hand.
They locked eyes. And both just . . . stared.”

Or straight up weird…

“Red’s set me up before,” he said.
“Really? How’d it go?”
“Good, good,” Ted replied earnestly. “He ended up having a dick thicker than a table leg.” Asher spat coffee all over Ted.
By accident, of course.”

Yes, Asher is lonely. Not to mention that his roommate is a grumpy football player who grunts instead of talking.

There are more people introduced in this novella that I’m positive will play a big role in the next book. Hell, we don’t even know who Asher will end up with although I have my hopes suspicions. And I think that the wolf in this story is definitely big and bad….

To me, this book solidifies how versatile Summers’s writing is. Funny YA ([book:Maps|23634613]), gut wrenching May-December contemporary ([book:Arrows Through Archer|33394243]) and now this light-hearted NA. There is a reason I adore this author’s work and I’m definitely not a YA reader.

I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!

P.S. Please keep in mind the author’s note before picking up this book:
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.


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Galley copy of When Red Cried Wolf (Happily Ever Asher Book 1) provided by Nash Summers in exchange of an honest review.

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