Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Axel, 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?

 If you are looking for a book to make you feel, like really feel a swing of emotions , Axel is for you. I appreciate what the author did when handling the tragedies that befall our leading lady Izzy. I will admit some of the crying was a BIT much, and by a bit, I mean it's a lot. I do get it, really... I know she had to find her strength again but I was put off by the constant neediness. Izzy has great friends (Dee and Greg) who have come to her rescue and support her. I did really love that bout the story, nothing better than great friends. There were some pretty funny parts that included a high heel wearing , skinny jean clad male hairdresser named Sway, his comic relief was a good touch to a really raw intense story.

Now what's better than a HOT bunch of Marines who enter the picture to help protect you? Swoon!!!! These are a sexy group of brooding guys who seem to love a damsel in distress. Axel is our introduction to Greg, Cooper, Beck, Maddox and of course Axel, the men of Corps Security. 

Things take off pretty quickly and we are thrown into a whirlwind of events that have kept Izzy and Axel apart for years. The backstory is told really well, I didn't feel like I was lost at anytime in the book. The intensity of Axel I LOVED, but I tend to love a bossy, take no crap kind of man. 

The story flowed really nice, at one point I thought maybe it was a little rushed, but how can you write a book and describe everyday.. It would be a thousand pages!  I am excited to read the rest of the books in the series and see where Ms. Sloan takes us... Wherever it is I am sure its going to be HOTT!!! Cause the um, sex scenes are AWESOME... really, AWESOME. OHHH, I want to write one of my favorite things Axel does, but it would give too much away... ITS HOTT...

I did stay up until 3am reading this book... so that tells you that I did really enjoy it...
I would gladly recommend this to my fellow book whores!!! Axel, is a book boyfriend of mine now...

I am giving Axel by Harper Sloan 3 clocks.

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