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.
CAGE is a complete story with a HEA.
Rating 4 out of 5
Another fantastic installment in the Corps. Security series. Seriously, this book was just as engaging as the first one, Axel. Greg Cage wasn’t as alpha as Axel and he had some serious guilt issues holding him back, but he’s such a sweetheart that you can’t help yourself as you swoon all over your e-reader for him. And Melissa is a great match for him. She’s feisty and independent, but she too has guilt over a sister and a life that demands her presence and that keeps her from attaching herself to a man.
Despite reservations and past guilts and hurts, Greg and Melissa have some intense chemistry and neither one can deny the connection between them. This book wasn’t nearly as emotional as the first book, but the hot as shit Corps. Security boys and the dynamic interactions and dialogue between this group of characters make for a wonderful read. Nothing too angsty, so your panties are safe from bunching. But it is scorching hot between Greg and Melissa. (He has “decorations” that make for some extra fun during the sexy times.) And the family that circumstance brings together is heartwarming and exactly what Greg needs to fill his need to protect and control. When that family is hurt and shit hits the fan, Greg Cage steps up and does whatever is necessary for his family. Enter, Braxxon Breaker and a super cool series crossover with Crystal Spears’s Breakneck series.
While Greg and Melissa’s story is certainly the focus of Cage, there’s plenty of other love stories playing out in the rest of the Corps. Security world. I am anxious to see if Dee and Beck can ever figure their shit out and if Locke will ever see Emmy as something more than the front desk girl. Harper Sloan has delivered another great storyline filled with a cast of characters that you can love and relate to and I will certainly be waiting for more.
Rating 3.5 out of 5
I walked into Cage with very high expectations after reading Axel, the first book in the Corps Security series. Overall, Cage was a good book, I enjoyed reading it, but I didn’t love it. The story itself delivered, and I loved Melissa, she was a cool chick. Where I got caught up is that Cage himself was not the full out alpha I expected from my impression of him in Axel. That being said, I get why he is of the softer alpha variety, and ultimately I think it makes his character a better match for Melissa than if he was of the rougher type, that I prefer. This by no means is going to stop me from wanting to read the rest of this series, or other books by Harper Sloan. I do like her writing style, this just wasn’t my favorite.
Rating 4 out of 5
Honestly for me, Cage was a great, well-written, easy read and had everything a romance story should. Including bad ass alphas, broken hearts, and sizzling sex, leading up to a beautiful happy ending. Not one of my all time favorites, but definitely entertaining. We first meet Greg Cage in Axel as Izzy’s over protective and lovable best friend. He was strong, dominate, and the perfect gentleman so I was excited when I heard his book was the second in the Corps Security series. His love-interest, Melissa Larson, is the perfect yin to his yang. She is vivacious, strong, and just as equally damaged. Their relationship allows them to overcome devastating tragedies from both their pasts and create their own little slice of heaven. The most twisted part about their story is the unique way their personal history is intertwined. Definitely creative, I’ll give Ms. Sloan a high five on that one. But beyond that, I felt moments that should have been highly intense fell a little flat and to be blunt- made Greg look like a pussy. And I have to know, what is up with this growing new trend to bedazzle a dude’s cock? I mean, am I missing something? Now, don’t get me wrong, while I wasn’t losing my shit over this book, I’ll most definitely be reading Beck’s story which is the next one in the series and I’m dying for Maddox’s as well. He is number 4! Maddox Locke better throw us for a loop or I’m going to be very depressed.
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 husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her ereader attached. As an ex-reviewer and blogger, Harper’s passion for reading runs deep. It wasn’t until ‘Axel’ decided to take up residence that she realized her true calling.
She 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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