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Review: Axel (Corps Security #1) by Harper Sloan

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Axel had been on my Kindle for quite a while and after reading the first book in the Coming Home series, Lost Rider (which was awesome!), I knew it was time to dive in and start the Corps Security series. I am so glad I did and I am definitely ready for more!

 

 

Axel

Axel (Corps Security #1) by Harper Sloan 



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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?


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



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4 out of 5 stars

Awesome start to the series! I absolutely enjoyed this even though it stressed me the heck out. Axel was totally alpha male and a bit over the top in the beginning and I could not wait for those edges to soften. It was so worth the wait!


Izzy and Axel have a heck of wild ride in their relationship. Separated and brought back together, there is so much tension between these two, it was crazy. I was filled with so much anticipation waiting for them to reconnect. Izzy has been through serious turmoil and is still dealing with drama which created a lot of intense moments. Sometimes I just wanted to smack both Izzy and Axel because they could be frustrating, but honestly, that build of them figuring it all out was part of what had me hooked. There were heated moments, lots of intensity and angst, but a lot of really sweet moments too.


Major ups and downs throughout. Lots of drama. An awesome cast of character were introduced. I'm excited for all the guys and have a million questions about Beck and Dee. I feel like some future stories have been set up with the guys and I am excited for more in the series. 


The writing was really good. I enjoyed the crazy build even though it stressed me out. The front half seemed a bit drawn out and the second half flew by. Some things were spot on and other things were glossed over and fast paced. I was pretty hooked with an this-is-so-exciting-to-read feeling happening. I was pulled in by the intensity and these very broken characters. I loved that moment when Izzy and Axel both finally open up and share, and figure out the missing pieces from their past. It was an emotional roller coaster for sure.


Axel was an exciting read that had me hooked. I love the Corps Security world and can’t wait for more!


 

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(This book is currently enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited Program)
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Corps Security: The Series by [Sloan, Harper]

Corps Security: The Series

Amazon


The entire Corps Security series is together for a limited time box set.


Years after the Marines brought them together, the men of Corps Security are together again.


These six novels follow their lives as they take a chance at love. Can love truly conquer all?


From broken souls to broken hearts, they all will find out if they'll get their second chance at happily ever afters and that love really is worth fighting for.


(Contains Axel, Cage, Beck, Uncaged, Cooper, and Locke)



Corps Security (6 Book Series) by  Harper Sloan

Only Axel is a part of Kindle Unlimited at this time so if you’re interested in finding the books from the Corps Security series individually, check HERE.



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Lost RiderKiss My BootsCowboy Up

Lost Rider (Coming Home #1)Amazon | My Review

Kiss My Boots (Coming Home #2)Amazon | My Review

Cowboy Up (#3)Amazon | Releasing Dec. 19, 2017



I love finding an author that makes me so excited that I head to Goodreads and add all their works to my TBR. Have you had that happen? What author? Let me know!




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