Monday, July 22, 2013

~Mean Girl Review of Axel by Sloan Harper

Axel (Corps Security, #1)

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?

        “Never letting you go, Izzy.  Never.”  He whispers into my hair, squeezing me a little tighter. 
“I always have been yours, you know that, don’t you?”

   “Making my dreams come true, Princess.  Making my life worth living.  Love you so much, baby.”

“Even through the anger of losing you— I still knew you were my angel.  My light.”                                               

“Making my dreams come true, Princess.  Making my life worth living.  Love you so much, baby.”

“Even through the anger of losing you— I still knew you were my angel.  My light.”

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“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. “

Miscommunication is the name of the game.

Isabelle West has been living in her own personal hell since fate stepped in and changed every plan and every hope for her future. She has been a shell of her former self. She has suffered through more major losses than most people can survive, BUT Izzy managed to survive.

Izzy’s best friend, Dee, and her friend Greg (hot alpha male alert!) rescue her from her abusive marriage. Only, not all wounds can be healed easily. Not all wounds are exterior; some of Izzy’s wounds are so deep that they are ingrained into her soul. The loss of Izzy’s true love and soul mate,  Axel, years before continues to affect her.

On the night of Izzy’s birthday, Dee & Greg (who has become a protector & an older brother type to the girls) go to meet Greg’s Marine brothers who are merging their security companies at a nightclub. Izzy runs into a steel wall that night and that steel wall is none other than Axel Reid.
“I’ve known Isabelle for going on sixteen years and twelve years ago when I left home I left my heart in her fucking palm.  I haven’t seen or heard from her since.”- Axel

I have mourned the loss of him and the loss of us for so long. He was the only reason I survived at the hands of Brandon.  I would just close myself off and think of him and the times we had together.   He was my salvation in the darkest of dark.- Izzy

 Izzy has her side of the story, and Axel has his own. There were times during their story that drove me CrAzY…I kept saying “TELL HIM!” “TELL HER!”…Years of pain and loss keep them from opening up to one another. BUT, getting them to FINALLY open up was half the fun.

“Axel Reid, you wake up right now!” I yell.   “Get your paws off my tit and call your dick off its search for my pussy, he found it asshole, now back off.” 
“Shut up, Izzy.   I’m trying to enjoy this.”   Wide-awake.   That jackass is wide-awake, not even a small sliver of sleep is left in his voice. 

This story has a ton of heart and love in it. Not only the love that Izzy & Axel feel for one another, but the love and loyalty that their friends have for them is amazing. I already mentioned Dee & Greg, but I HAVE to mention the other alpha male hotties in this book: Maddox, Beck, & Cooper.  If I had to have protectors then I would want them all in a heartbeat. Maddox, Cooper, & Beck all play a part in the bigger picture of the story and not just the protecting, but with advice too.
FYI- Sway, Izzy & Dee’s hairdresser, is pretty awesome too and divalicious. Long blonde wig, skin tight jeans, and sky high heels…oh yeah…he’s AMAZEBALLS!

 “Izzy, you have to be one of the strongest chicks I know.  Hear me when I say this, and please don’t take this the wrong way.  I feel you, girl.  I feel your pain.  Cuts me deep, you and Reid.   But you two need to talk because I promise you… he has no clue.  Not my story to tell, but girl, no clue.  That wire I thought was crossed is more like a ball so fucked up that if you don’t sit down and work it out, you might never get it unraveled.  You two hurting, and hurting for no reason, a shame girl.   A damn shame.” - Maddox

“You two… you two have that once and a life time type of shit that will always triumph.  Try as you might, there was no avoiding that.  Meant what I said last night, there was no way you two would be able to hold that back.   You can forget how it was, being apart from each other, but that kind of passion, it never dies.” – Maddox

 When Izzy & Axel finally talk about their past and the pain that each of them has suffered through due to their loss of each other, it’s heartbreaking but at the same time it’s what is needed. It’s what they have to do to move forward in their lives.

 “I would have dropped everything to save you from any ounce of pain.  If it is within my reach to do that now, know that I will never fucking let pain touch your heart, baby.  It kills me to know how easy it was for the world to rip us apart.  For years baby, I have spent years thinking you left me. That you chose to leave me. God…Not one day went by Izzy that my heart didn’t belong to you.  To this day there has only been one woman that has and will ever hold it.  Fuck, baby but the love I have for you is so fucking strong sometimes, I wonder if it will crush me.”- Axel

“I love you, Axel Reid.  I have loved you forever and I will never stop.  Made for me, baby.   You were made for me.  Don’t ever leave me. Never again.  I would rather die than be without you again.”- Izzy

Of course what comes after all the time apart and all the years of pain and anger?!? MAKE UP SEX!!!
“Can’t wait baby, I’m going to rip those tight ass pants from your body and bury my face between your creamy thighs.  I want to feel that sweet cunt around my tongue.  Going to make you scream Princess, and then when you can’t take it anymore,” he pushes his denim covered hips hard into mine, his thick erection rubbing my clit in the most delicious way, “then I’m going to lick my way up this sweet fucking body and finally I’m going make you mine.”

 During all the seriousness of the book I would feel myself getting a little down but then the author hits you with the funny & it takes you to another place.

 “His words were something along the lines of, ‘me Tarzan, taking Jane to tree house where she won’t wear clothes and we will play bedroom aerobics for the rest of the days’.”
“This is not funny.” I hiss at him.
 “Baby, it is fucking hilarious.  You really think that once I bury myself deep within your pussy and feel your tight walls squeezing the come right out of my dick, that I will ever want to let you go again?  You must be out of your fucking mind, Princess.  I won’t even be able to let you out of my fucking bed until we make up for every single day we have lost.”   He leans over and lands a smack on my lips before smiling back at the road.
“Oh… my… God…” Dee says softly into the phone, “I think I just came.   That was seriously hot, Iz.”   She is not the only one that might have just had an orgasm.   And if all it takes are his words to get me this turned on, I am seriously starting to get nervous for what is to come.

“Oh my honey Jesus.  You did NOT tell Sway that you knew this fine mountain of a man, no you did NOT.  Holy goodness Lord above, I need a cold shower after that girlfriend.  You get your pretty little self into my chair and you tell Sway all about it.  Every single delectable thing about it, if you know what I mean.  Sweet heavens, I need a drink.” .
“Holt Reid, nice to meet you.”
“Oh honey, the pleasure is all mine… all mine.  Sway’s the name but you can call me whatever you want.” 

 During all the beautiful highs and even the horrible lows you can’t help but root for Izzy & Axel. They HAVE to be together, they HAVE to work it all out, they HAVE to be happy! 

 “Making my dreams come true, Princess.  Making my life worth living.  Love you so much, baby.”

“Even through the anger of losing you— I still knew you were my angel.  My light.”

I can’t wait for all the alpha male hotness that will be coming from Greg, Maddox, Cooper, & Beck’s books. Who knew security could be so hot? Hmm…I may have to call Brinks for an installation to check this theory out further………………………..

Fate finally loves me.  Fate is welcoming me into her arms and shining her bright rays of love onto our family. 

About the Author~
Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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