Book Review~ Axel

Title: Axel (Corps Security Book 1)
Author: Harper Sloan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 260 Pages
Purchase: Amazon

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? 

This is an intense one! At times I felt like I had whip lash from the emotions. There were a lot of twists and turns, dark pasts, and secrets. It's really well written and enjoyable. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. There were moments that had me crying and moments that had me laughing. The story itself was really great. 

However, I felt the characters fell a little short. I never actually grew to like Izzy. I felt like a lot of things she did didn't line up with who she was painted to be. I also felt like she was a bit of a user when it came to her friends. I needed more of her giving rather than just taking all the time. I felt like she was a jerk to those around her most of the time. I just couldn't root for her the way I really wanted to. I also felt like Axel was too alpha for everything that she'd been through. There was a lot of lack of communication that just didn't rally jive for the story.  

I actually liked the supporting characters more in this book! I want to read their stories more than anything, I felt more connected to them than I did the leads in this one. At the time of this posting, it's free. For a freebie, it's definitely worth the read. 


*In exchange for an honest review I was sent a free ebook.