4.5 CUDDLY BADASSNESS STARS!
Wow, who knew a badass man could be so lovable?! *sigh* Axel is a second chance romance about true love fighting the worst obstacles but always seeking the ultimate happiness at the end of the tunnel. The plot was the perfect combination of fierce strength and sweet tenderness. Loved it!♥
Isabelle aka Izzy was separated from the love of her life over ten years ago. He was gone, never came back, and she was left heartbroken. Not long after that other events also come crashing into her life that devastate her even more. Later and somehow resigned with her past misfortunes, she tries to rebuild her life by getting married but unfortunately that marriage also turns bad. So when she's in desperate need of protection the unthinkable happens and she gets reunited with her past. A past she never thought she will ever see again.
This book made me swoon a lot since the beginning but the major swooning started when Axel Reid made his appearance. *sigh* This man is a hunk of a man and he exhibits pure strength, dominance, and a don't-mess-with-me attitude. He's a total Alpha-drop-your-panties-Male and yet he has the biggest heart there is... Axel knew true love once and since then he's been longing for it. With no answers to why that love went away, he was left with a lot of resentment in his heart. So when he's called to come and protect a woman in need and she ends up being his lost love his world comes crashing down big time.
After the shock both Izzy and Axel struggle to make sense of what happened to them many years ago and what would happen to them now. But their resentment gets in the way first together with Izzy's dangerous ex-husband so nothing gets resolved fast or easily. But it wasn't hard to see and feel that their connection was still there and shining. Above everything they just longed for each other so much which creates then the yummy anticipation for the ultimate reconciliation. And when it finally happens I saw fireworks! It was explosive, exciting, intense, passionate, heart-melting, and all around beautiful.♥
But as I said before this is a love story that overcomes great obstacles so even when all the misunderstandings are cleared out there's still the pain. I shed ugly tears for this story because some moments were so damn heartbreaking. I could feel Axel and Izzy's anguish in my heart and it was so sad. I desperately wanted for them to finally be happy. Thankfully, Harper Sloan turns some things around in the story and creates a perfect, I mean THE PERFECT ending for this amazing and well deserved couple. So of course, I was more than crazy happy myself at the end! :D
I loved this story; it made me HOT, laugh, cry, and crave more!! This book also introduced me to all the amazing hunks in this series and I can't wait to know each of their stories. Yes, I'm officially a Corps Security series fan now and I can't wait to devour Cage which by the way completely stole my heart in this book too! ;)
"She was mine. She is mine. She will always fucking be mine."
"Missed you... so fucking much, Princess."
"Do you feel it? Every single thing we ever felt for each other, it is still there Izzy and I won't let you push me away."
"This connection, this love that is between us has never died."
"Not one day went by Izzy that my hart didn't belong to you."
"Amor Vincit Omnia... Love Conquers all."
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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