Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Review of Axel (Corps Security #1) by Harper Sloan

Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch. Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved. For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband. 

When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door. Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated. How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?

Note from the author--This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers. 

This book could have been 5 stars for me.  Unfortunately most of the first 60% or so of the book had me rolling my eyes. These characters needed to TALK IT OUT. 

It was almost hard to read at times and had me frustrated! Thankfully I was so invested in the characters that I kept going. I'm so thankful that I did.  Sloan knows how to make characters that I want to read about!  I love this world that she has created. It somewhat slightly reminds me of the Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley.

I found this title in the Exposed anthology and have I've actually read a few good titles off of it!  After the initial annoyance, I actually really loved this story.  I love the characters (besides the fact that they never communicated their problems) and will definitely continue to follow the series. (I did end up following the series and LOVED the second book!)

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