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?
There are books that you can’t put down. Books, that latch to your hands and refuse to let go until you finish the last page. Books, that take you through a range of emotions, laughter, anger, shock, breathlessness, smiling like an idiot so the person sitting next to you thinks your crazy. Books, that once you are done will leave you well satisfied. “Axel” the first book in Harper Sloan: Corp Security Series does just that. This book has everything; sexy alpha male, angst, a heroine that is strong and is a survivor, friends that stand next to you no matter what, a believable back story, and a love between two characters that will make your heart flutter because they are so perfect for each other.
Isabelle West has had a rough life. She is a heroine that you can root for. Fate has been cruel to her and it has left her a shell of the girl she once was, but she is a survivor. With the help of her two best friends Dee and Greg she is trying to rebuild her life and move on from the last years of hell she has lived. However, her most recent past, her ex-husband will to let her go. This is when Axel enters the picture.
Oh, Axel he is 100% pure alpha male. He is a protector and a lover. He is not afraid to declare his love to the world. He is not one to keep his emotions locked in. His chemistry with Isabelle is off the charts. Their love for one another runs deep. There are moments that will leave you breathless. Where their interaction with each other will leave you smiling from ear to ear because they are perfection.
What can I say, I loved every minuet of “Axel”. This is just book one in the Corps Security series, and you can guarantee that I will be reading more. Harper Sloan’s writing is addicting. Once you start reading you are not going to want to stop.