Axel Book Review

October 11, 2013 / 5 comments

Axel Book ReviewAxel by Harper Sloan
Series: Corps Security #1
Published by Self-Published on July 24, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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?


Liezel’s Thoughts:

I know I was a little late jumping onto this bandwagon…and I have to say ZOMG! What the hell?! Talk about one alpha male! Axel good heavens…AHHHH!

He wasn’t the only thing that I loved about this book. The character building is all around superb. I’m not talking about just the main couple here,  I’m talking about every single character in the book. In some way or another they all made some kind of   impression on me – from Sway to Dee all the way  down to Maddox. Loved it!

At times, I found Izzy overwhelmingly vulnerable  but if you know her history  you can’t blame here really. That vulnerability  made the other people supporting  her stand out  more even if it was just simple gestures, playful words or tactics or from just simply being there. Loved it!

“We move like we haven’t been apart a single day; like our bodies were made for each other. I can’t help the tears that slowly roll out of my eyes. This connection, this love that is between us has never died. My heart suddenly feels like it might explode.”

Enjoyed the writing. I thought the way each emotion was detailed  was very moving. Reading into their frustrations was also raw and intense. Almost every sentence (well, not quite) contained some form of cussing or  harsh words  but the delivery was spot-on. Loved it!

And now I’ll  get to Izzy and Axel… the way  fate f*cked them over just left me in a puddle. The author showed me over and over again that this two were definitely the love of each others lives. They lost so much time together – 12 long years and when they finally realize that they still have something there, that reunion was explosive. Like “let-me-fan-myself-or-I-will- combust” EXPLOSIVE. Loved it!

All that being said…

I’m looking forward to Book 2: Cage. Why? Because it’s CAGE! I really want to know the story behind his sister. And..and… and one of my other alpha male favs from a different series is in this book too. Having read Withstanding Me  (that review will come later this month)…I’ve always wondered what was so important that Braxxon had to leave Winter during that critical point in time. Can’t wait to see how those two are acquainted.

Okay so I don’t know if I told you this yet… but I absolutely, positively loved this one. In my opinion a definite must read. Therefore,

The Verdict:



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About Harper Sloan

Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed ‘Estrogen Ocean’, much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero–the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn’t take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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