Showing posts with label Harper Sloan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harper Sloan. Show all posts

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Uncaged (Corps Security Book 3.5) By Harper Sloan

Greg Cage’s life is more fulfilling than he ever could have imagined. He’s married to the love of his life, has an amazing son, and in a few short months, his family will grow again with the birth of his twin girls. 

The past year has been a tough one for the Cage family, but they are now on the road to healing by learning to let go of the past and looking forward to their future. 

When situations beyond his control threaten to take away so much of what Greg holds close to his heart, he has to learn that he doesn't always have the control he tries to maintain in their lives. Will he be able to handle the stress of knowing his wife and newborn daughters are beyond his protection? 

Join the Cage family as they embark on yet another one of life’s journeys with a rambunctious four-year-old, pregnancy complications, and the fear of the unknown. 

Will the love that Greg and Melissa share hold true as they fight to overcome the obstacles that face them? 

This is only a short novella, but it was gripping as the others. 
This is about having to fight something invisible, something out of your control. When Melissa ends up having an accident, and gets taken to hospital, she and the baby have to fight for their lives. 

Cage and Cohen pull together, but as the weeks pass, the harder it becomes on them both. 

I loved seeing how all Corps Security pulled together to help support him and be there for him and Cohen. It was heartwarming to read. 


Locke (Corps Security Book Five) By Harper Sloan

Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment. 

I tried to keep others at arm’s length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone. 

If I hadn’t been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn’t have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don’t deserve. 

She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she’s near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I’m convinced I’ll destroy if I ever let her close. 

I’m a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn’t stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body.

Harper saved the best till last. 

I freaking loved Locke. I haven't felt so deeply reading a book for ages, and this book did it for me. 

Locke's name suits him down to a T. He locks people out, not letting anyone in, not believing in love. He's had it drummed into him since birth that he was the sporn of evil, that no one will ever love him and he only hurts those around him. 

Even fully grown Locke believed his mother and her cruel words. I seriously hated her, and her brother. 
There's more to the story, but I don't want to ruin it. 

When he finds out just how dark Emmy's past is, he tries to move on, to push the darkness his mother inflicted from out of his life, but the nagging feeling he's not good enough is always there. 
It killed me to see him think of himself like this, for him to not take Emmy and run. It was heartbreaking. 

Emmy has had her own troubled past, with her own brand of crap parents. The two were so suited for each other it was untrue. 
Emmy is sweet, kind, and was saved by Coop, more than once in her life. When he dies she's lost, and escapes back to the place she finally escaped. Only, this time, she left a trail leading right to her. 

I was glad when Emmy helped Locke pull through, helped him cope with his feelings and emotions. My favorite part has to be when Emmy takes him to his parents house and they both kick ass. Was brilliant. 


Beck (Corps Security Book Three) By Harper Sloan


I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man. 

But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again. 

All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have. 

So I did the only thing I know how to do. 
I run. 
But he just won’t let me go. 


The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out. 

To make her mine. 

She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her. 
She’s it for me and she knows it. 
She’s just too scared to admit it. 

I'm going to admit this straight off. I didn't read Beck until last. Because of reading their love story in Axel, then their backwards, forwards, on off relationship in Cage, it was sort of hard to read. 


We didn't all know about Dee, what she had gone through. 
There was a part in this book when one of them tells her to not make something about her, that her friend needed her, and I wanted to scream that she needed her friend more. It really bothered me. Especially when she was really forgiving towards the others who weren't there for her. It shows how truly selfless she is. 

She's also the only character that seems to have a bipolar personality. One minutes she shy, and can't stand it when someone even mentions the word sex, but then she's not and she's all loud mouth and like... no one messes with me and my girl. It was really confusing. 

Then we have Beck, who I adore. I've liked him since Axel and more during Cage. 

All in all the book is full of emotions. Dees past comes to light and not just about her parents, but with the secret she's been keeping from Izzy and everyone else. 

I loved reading this one. 


Cage (Corps Security Book Two) By Harper Sloan

Greg Cage was born to protect. While growing up, he was his mother and sister’s shield against the world… until he failed. For the last decade, he has carried that guilt and need for vengeance around… until it was stripped from him. Now, with his best friend getting married and no longer needing his protection, he is even more lost, completely adrift, and desperate for some control. All he has ever known was how to protect: his family, his friends, and his country. Can he go against everything he has ever known, and give up that control? 

Melissa Larson will never let anyone hold the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority right now. She has always been fiercely independent and proud. The last thing she will ever do is ask for someone else’s help. But when that choice is out of her control, forcing her to rely on others to save her and her family, and pick up the pieces that are left, will she be able to let someone else be her strength? 

The second Greg locks eyes with Meli, he knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another member of the Corps family. 

All hell breaks loose, leaving Greg no choice but to call in a favor. He hooks back up with his old friend Braxxon Breaker from the Breakneck MC. Together, they make sure that nothing threatens anyone Greg loves again. 

This book is perfect example as to why you should NEVER read reviews before hand. 
I usually read a good review, and a bad review and see what I get. With Cage I found people saw him differently in this one to Axel, and I have to agree. 

Both have suffered with a loss of a sister..... but that's not all they have in common, and Cage finds it hard to tell Meli the truth. 

The story line dragged a little, and I found there wasn't much but sexual chemistry between the two. 

I was worried it was going to be one of those books that was just too predictable, and it was at the beginning. The ending however was a shock, and I loved it. 
That said, the first half of the book really didn't sit well with me, so I'm going to have to rate it 2.5* 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cooper By Harper Sloan

Do you take me seriously? Because I don’t. I use my jokes and easygoing personality to hide the pain I’ve felt since he took his last breath. I’m adrift without my partner in crime, my best friend…my brother. I can taste the vengeance just within my grasp. 

Until she barges into my life. Promising me happiness and a peace I’ve been craving for years. She is the sun to my darkness, the happy to my despair. 

But she holds secrets. Just like I do. She holds hers close, where I just pray mine don’t rock the walls we’re trying to build. 

Now I’m stuck at a crossroads between my desire for revenge and my craving for her and the life we could have together—and I have no idea which road I should travel. 

All I know with crystal clear certainty is that the past has the power to destroy it all. 

Cooper is an intense novel. I was unsure what to think at first because most reviews were disappointed in the novel. I actually read this one first, as I didn't know it was a series, so to say I was a little confused on characters is an understatement. That said, I managed to catch up. I even went on to review Axel.... 

Sorry its taken so long for reviews to be written, I've been a busy bee.... 
Anyway, story plot? Fantastic. 
I'm so glad Harper didn't beat around the bush with certain secrets, or with peoples feelings. Worst thing about a book is a woman beating around a bush, playing hard to get. It really infuriates me. I loved both Characters and the chemistry they both shared with each other. It was an intense love, and attraction and with things that were between them it was nice to see them walk through it. 

Cooper had me so emotional at times, and times where I couldn't stop laughing. Seriously, Cooper went to the shop to buy more fridges, to store more food. Even the bath tub was storing crisps. How could I not laugh? LOL!! 

Anyway, for my first Harper Sloan book, this had me buying more..... reviews to come 

5* read 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

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? 

I actually read this series completely wrong. For starters I only heard of the corp security once I finished Cooper and realized it was a series. Then I read through reviews on Amazon, and there were so many mixed reviews on this one. I didn't know what to expect when I downloaded the sample. 
One, I will disagree with one review on about Izy saying she is a whiny character. I personally thought she was strong for everything that she has been put through in her life. That kind of life would have broken someone, but Izy kept going. 
I will agree, her outbursts were a bit much, I think they were took too far. 
Axel came across in reviews to be a lame excuse for an alpha male, I fell in love with him so that's another thing I disagree with on reviews. 

I think people expect to much from books nowadays. They forget everyone has different tastes. I love Twilight, but not many people do. I also hate ham, but another majority love it. See where I'm going??? So, what I am trying to say is, this is a book that you will either love or hate. Your vote could go either way. I'm in between as I loved it, yet felt like there was something missing. 
I also felt like it dragged a lot in places, I just wanted it to hurry up.