Monday, July 4, 2016

Axel By Harper Sloan Review

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? 

Note from the author--This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers.

4.5 STARS!!

In Axel we Isabelle West who after finally 'escaping' her terrible marriage, thanks to her best friend Dee she tries to get her own life back- even though it's not easy. She can't shake of all the horrible moments of her abusive husband and is scared endless. Two years later on her 30th birthday Izzy's friends convince her to take her out celebrating her birthday. But this birthday changed her life completely. She never thought she would look in those green eyes again but boy was she wrong.

Axel never thought he would see her again. After being in the Marines for years, convincing himself she left him without a glance back, breaking up all their ties, anger boiled for years deep inside of him. But when he saw her, sitting on this barstool,sexy as never before, all the air in his lunges left him. She was sitting right in front of him, mouth wide open, shocked - so beautiful . An that's the moment where both of their lives change.

Can Axel and Issy get past all the pain, hurt, lies and anger each has face over the years we out each other. Read Axel to find out.

I really loved and enjoyed this book. This is a re read for me. I will be seeing the author in a couple months for a signing and wanted a refresher course. I loved this book the second time around just as much as the first. It's really a love lost then found again book. Its also a great start to this series, pretty much packs a punch and just pulls you in from the very first word in the book. Re reading this book reminded me of how much I love it and definitely got me excited to re read the rest. 

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