Review: Axel by Harper Sloan


Note from the author–This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn’t suitable for younger readers. Brash language, sexual hotness, delectable alpha males, some violence and adult situations are all over this book–you have been warned. 
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?

Mandy’s Review

Rating 4.5/5

So once again, I am listening to my mother.  She called this book “YUM” so I decided to give it a whirl. And what a whirl!  By all of the comments in social media world, I was expecting more smut and less story, but Harper Sloan’s Axel is the whole package (the book and the man).  This is the first book for Harper Sloan and also the first in a series called Corps Security. I cannot wait for more! It was hot, steamy, suspenseful, and heartwarming.

Izzy has felt loss and heartache in unimaginable ways and through it all, she has held her first love, Axel, in a tight grip in her heart. Believing he was dead, Izzy tried to move on with her life, but fate smacked her back down and found her with a monster for a husband. The book takes place two years after Izzy has left her husband. She’s rebuilding her life and in walks Axel. I cried with Iz, and I yelled at Axel to be nice to her. Couldn’t he see how broken she was? I was chomping at the bit to see them reunite, but they had some serious wires crossed and bigger problems to deal with before I would get what I wanted.

In the meantime, Harper Sloan gives us a great cast of characters to love. Izzy’s best friends, Greg and Dee, were perfect and I hope we see them get their HEAs before the series is over. They move mountains (and their lives) to help Izzy get her life back. Greg and the Corps Security boys are all uber-Alpha overprotective hot guys. The whole bunch reminded me of our favorite gang from Fortnum’s and if Ms. Sloan continues to write such engaging and panty melting stories, then she may give Ms. Ashley a run for the money. The friendships and history draw you in and have you rooting for everyone to find their happy.

Axel and Izzy have a love that overcomes all obstacles and Axel is just so darn easy to love. Seeing Izzy get her spunk back and watching them heal old wounds and move forward was priceless. Harper Sloan delivers a book that melts your panties and your heart. One of my favorite lines- “Get over here and give your man some love.”

Well, what are you waiting for? You heard the man!

How to Find Harper Sloan & Axel

Harper Sloan can be found on Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter
Axel can be found on Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble




Filed under Alpha Men, Contemporary, Debut Novels, Indie Authors, Review

4 responses to “Review: Axel by Harper Sloan

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  3. I also loved this book. I really enjoyed getting to see how Izzy changed over the course of the book. Becoming herself again. And Axel was absolutely delicious.

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