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Loner by Harloe Rae Review

Title: Loner

Author: Harloe Rae

First published June 11, 2020

295 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.81


“Rescue can come from the most unlikely places,” I tell myself as I watch Crawford Doxe park his motorcycle and storm towards me. He clearly doesn’t want to be here, but that doesn’t stop him from offering to help me with my flat tire.

Little did I know that this chance encounter would lead to him becoming a constant presence in my life. My daughter takes a liking to him, and I can’t deny that he’s good for her.

But I can’t help but wonder if his rough exterior is hiding a darker side. Crawford is a man of few words and even fewer commitments.

I know I should stay away from him, but something keeps pulling me back. What ensues is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Will Crawford turn out to be my unlikely hero, or will he leave me stranded once again?”

About the Author

Meet Harloe Rae, a bestselling author who has a deep passion for writing and reading. For her, each day is an exciting adventure, and she loves nothing more than chasing an epic happily ever after.

Originally from Minnesota, Harloe is a romantic at heart, and she’s always on the lookout for her next romantic fix.

When Harloe isn’t busy writing, you can find her spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys being outdoors, particularly by the lake or with her horses in the countryside.

Harloe’s writing style is emotional and heartfelt, with swoon-worthy heroes and sassy leading ladies. You can find her titles available on Amazon, and be sure to check out her website for all the latest updates.

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Editoral Review

Loner, the latest novel from Harloe Rae, is a gripping and emotional journey that explores themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. Rae’s writing style is both poetic and raw, seamlessly weaving together different perspectives to create a story that is both intricate and deeply cathartic.

The story follows the journey of protagonist Rhett Sullivan, a young man who is struggling to find his place in the world. After suffering the devastating loss of his mother, Rhett finds himself thrust into a world of isolation and loneliness.

But when he meets the enigmatic Sutton Warner, Rhett’s life is forever changed. It’s a journey that takes Rhett on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, forcing him to confront his deepest fears and insecurities.

While the plot of Loner is undeniably compelling, what truly sets this novel apart is the quality of its characters. Rhett and Sutton are both complex, multifaceted individuals whose journeys are both heartbreaking and inspiring.

Rae skillfully explores the inner motivations and desires of each character, crafting a story that is both visceral and emotionally resonant. Beyond its compelling characters, Loner also touches on important themes of mental health, toxic masculinity, and the complexities of human relationships.

By weaving together different perspectives and experiences, Rae creates a narrative landscape that is both richly textured and deeply insightful. That said, there are some areas where Loner falls short.

In particular, the pacing of the novel can feel sluggish at times, and there are moments where the story feels bogged down by its own weighty themes. Additionally, the novel’s ending feels somewhat abrupt and unresolved, leaving readers with unanswered questions and a sense of longing.

Despite these flaws, Loner is a novel that is well worth reading. Its vivid characters, emotionally charged scenes, and complex themes make it a standout work of contemporary fiction.

Whether you’re a fan of literary fiction or simply looking for a great read, Loner is a novel that should not be missed. Rating: 4.5/5 stars