Book Review: Axel

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?

TeriLyn's thoughts: I really liked Axel. The book and the man. Axel was an alpha male, I liked him and Izzy's back-story, I liked his story. Izzy, although I completely sympathized with her, I wanted to yell at her sometimes. She went back and forth too much. I knew under all her pain there was a strong woman; she even brought the strong woman out to play at times. I couldn't understand how so very quickly she retreated into herself and lost all that strength. The secondary characters were awesome and I'm so glad each one of the Corps Security gets a book. Greg and Dee were awesome and fun. I enjoyed this a lot. I didn't love it to give it five stars and would not re-read it thus my four star rating, but it was good love story. On to Cage!

Whairigail's Thoughts: ****4 Badass Stars****

*Warning - This book deals with Domestic Violence*
“People say karma is a bitch but I have news for you, karma doesn’t have anything on fate when she is after blood. Not a single thing.”

Alpha Male, Damaged Heroine, Skatty Best Friend, More Hot Alpha Males, a Lost Love, a Second Chance and Lots of Steam...

What more can we ask for??


Haper Sloan has definately hit a home run with Axel - it has set the standard for the rest of the series and What a series it is shaping up to be!

The story is told initially from Izzy's POV and we meet her at a serious low point. She is in an abusive marriage - her husband is a disgusting person and has totally changed Izzy's life. But she loves him, so she puts up with it.

Until he almost kills her

Izzy is taken by her best friends to start a new life, away from the hurt and agony of her past. One of her best friends is Cage, an Ex-Forces Badass.

Cage was in the forces with Axel.
Axel was Izzy's first boyfriend.
Cage is Izzy's best priend and protector.
Cage - Axel - Izzy - Axel - Izzy - Cage...

Que all the pieces to start to fall into place.

The rest of this book is filled with Drama, Action, Fights, Misunderstandings, Tension...oh and Sex...Sex, Sex and more Sex.

“Who in the hot hunk of sex are you?”

My only complaint about this whole story was my dislike for the way Axel spoke - the beginnings of all his sentences seemed to be cut off and it took on a bit of a juvenile feel. It was REALLY getting to me by the last 10%. I.e.

“Missed you…so fucking much, Princess.”
“Never letting you go, Izzy. Never.”

Other than that - I really liked this book and will read more in the series.

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