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Wednesday, July 17

Review: Axel by Harper Sloan

Title: Axel
By: Harper Sloan
Series: Corps Security #1
My Copy: Ebook provided by author
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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?


I have been reading raving review after raving review of this book. I had noticed a few weeks back, and it seems in that time it has become quite the name. So, here I am having finished and I have mixed feelings on this story. Was it a great story? YES!!! Did I like the Characters? YES!!!! Do I want more? HELL YES!!! With all of this said I loved almost every single character, and I am so anxious about this story. I say almost every character, because I had a really hard time with Isabelle. I started off really liking her character, but as the story continues I found myself struggling with her more and more. Firstly, I must say that I felt her character was not always realistic. Having been in such a traumatic life for so long I was a sympathizer with her position. I wanted to she her character grow and overcome as time passed, but I was became frustrated with her every time she would start to act like a survivor only to crumble into bits again. She was a whiner about being handled with kids gloves, but when the road became rocky and took it's own course she would fall apart. That being said I know that it sounds as though I am hating on this story, but truly that is not my intention. While I hoped that this character would have been shaped a little stronger. I found every single other character mesmerizing. I can't not wait to see what this story has in store for the others. The future for this series looks so incredible bright in the light of the future relationships formed in this story, and I can't wait to read all about them. Even with the struggles of this first novel I can tell that this will be a series worth the time and effort.  ~JO


Everything that Jackie said, I say “Ditto!”  I loved the story and the characters and I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the book.  All the Corps Security boys sound SO sexy and I am dying to know their stories and who their possible love interests are.  From what I can tell, Greg’s story is next and I want it now!

Axel was a super alpha hot which started his character in the right path (this girl loves her some alpha men) but it was hard for me to really love him because the character Isabelle scratched the chalkboard in the back of my head.  I wanted her to be his minus her moments of telling everyone that she was strong and could handle everything but then would crumble over the weight of it all.  If you have a super hot alpha male then you need a super hot (somewhat) alpha woman to be his companion.  That is honestly the only problem I had with this book.  It has a long, lost love that is reunited, a good amount of drama, great side characters, and some steamy scenes.

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