Axel by Harper Sloan
Series: Corps Security #1
Genres: Military/Police Romance
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 read this book on a whim and it hooked me to not only the series but to Harper Sloan. Izzy hasn’t had the easiest life. She was in love with Axel when they were teens. He went off into the service and her parents were killed. She ended moving with her grandparents, finding out Axel was dead, and pregnant with his child. To make matters worse her grandparents die and she marries the worst man ever! With some help of her friends Dee and Greg she excaspes and begins to rebuild her life.
Axel (who isn’t dead by the way) has carried a touch and whole lotta anger over Izzy for a while. When he and his buddies decided to head to Hope Town to help their buddy Greg and open their security business the last person Axel ever thinks he will find is Izzy. Things don’t go very well for them at first and I will tell you that Axel is very much the caveman and talks like a child at times. A horny child but it works. He is simply that overbearing as you will see in very book from this moment.
Those are my fucking tits and she is my fucking girl. – Axel
“If you call me Holt one more fucking time I’m bending you over my knees, yeah? I am not Holt to you, and you damn well fucking know it.” – Axel
See what I mean but like I said it works and he is also very deep at times. He feels more than he always shows.
“It would have been quicker if she had stuck around and shot me in the fucking chest. At least I would have died instantly, instead of bleeding out slowly for the last twelve years.”-Axel
“Izzy, from the first moment our eyes met, I knew you would be mine forever. There wasn’t a day that passed you didn’t hold my heart. Everything I have ever done in my life was with you in my mind, even when I didn’t think this moment would ever come, it was all I prayed for. We might not have had the easiest road to get here, but know, from this day forward, I will do everything in my power to ensure that there is nothing but perfection. The happiness and love we deserve, baby.“- Axel
Totally makes up for all the rest, right? Izzy and Axel don’t have the easiest road to their HEA and the first thing they really have to learn how to do is talk with one another. Axle and Izzy are both wonderful characters although I admit that there were times that Izzy drove me a bit crazy. She had a backbone when it came to Axel but didn’t have much of one in other aspects of her life which bothered me. All of the secondary characters, Greg, Maddox,Beck, Coop,Dee, and Sway are all so wonderful! Each one of these books can be read alone but trust me when I say that starting at the beginning makes you fall in love with each of the characters as you meet them at various points in their lives. This group is a family who is there the moment they are needed for the hard stuff but also there when Tarzan Axel makes Izzy mad or when Sway is throwing his glitter!