Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway! "Beck" by Harper Sloan

(Corps Security #3)


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.

5 Stars!!

This synopsis already said *SO* much to me….but, I didn’t read it until I started writing this review, so I went into the book blind. I will say, once again, pay attention to the details. If anyone can work a small detail that is so minute into something that is so symbolic, it’s Harper. Bravo Harper, bravo.  I will also reiterate that I have never openly cried during a book….ever. Tears, yes maybe….but cried; never.

I was very lucky to jump right into Beck right after reviewing Axel and Cage….I was still on the high from those two books, so I was very honored to be able to be on the blog tour, and the timing was great!

Jumping into Beck, I figured I had about half the story of Dee and Beck by reading Axel and Cage. We met Beck….and saw the lust through Dee’s eyes.

“Who in the hot hunk of sex are you?”  I might have been mortified if it hadn’t been for the warm smile that instantly took his face from ruggedly handsome to drop dead, pussy quivery sexy.

It had to be love….right? Instant, gratifying love? Sadly, it wasn’t that easy for Dee. We knew nothing….absolutely nothing about Dee from the first two books based on what we learned in Beck. Dee had a very rough start in life…..and Beck was the man that saw right through her. He saw her soul. He saw her walls. He saw HER. I loved how he took care of her….close and from afar. That, my friends, is true love. He knew. But she wanted to run….because that was the easiest way to protect herself.

Now, Beck and Dee have mind blowing, blackout style sex… in worlds collide; that good. When you have to take inventory of what has survived a session of passionate lovemaking with Beck, you know that is good lovin’.  And this couple has some serious dirrrrrty talking going on!! He is so possessive of her and the way he ‘marks’ her, it just made me smile and squirm. I love a good alpha male…..strong, bold and confident, but I also love an alpha with emotion too. I got to see that in Beck. Sexy!!! Having said that, Dee escapes and only lets him in on her terms. She is running. He is going to be there for her. Beck sees all. He sees the unhappiness she masks, the sorrow she hides and the pains she pushes away. He sees her long for love, but she refuses to let a man in.

A good deal of this book is spent on us getting to understand the makeup of Dee and what makes her tick…..what is causing her all this turmoil and heartache. I think it was so necessary for US to be able to see this, to read this and to feel this to make us better understand the wonderfulness that is Beck.  After reading this, and seeing through his eyes what he saw….I fell more in love with Beck. He is a softer alpha, but don’t let that fool you. He is all man and all alpha.  It was neat seeing the whole story unfold, but with their own perspective. But, it only adds to the depth of the overall story.

This was dual POV between Beck and Dee.  It is NOT a retelling of the same story. All those little details Harper has thrown into each previous book, they are playing out right before you. I loved it!!! I loved the “aha” moments I got when I saw it from their POV….individually.

As the story goes from what we originally saw from the other peoples’ POV and into the current, we start to see danger and turmoil unfold. Even in death, Brandon has a stranglehold on the lives that he touched so forcefully. Again, details….all in the details. I can’t say it enough….the way the books are all woven into each other, it worked so well!! I loved it. I think back on the little things thrown in here and there, and I just smile.

Drama ensues….serious drama. I will say here, now, that my “crying during a book” cherry has been popped….thanks a lot Harper. I cried. I cried openly and had to clear my eyes many times to get through the meat of this story. This story was told with such emotion, such heartache and heartbreak. I believe that I am completely addicted….and the wait for the next book might make me go batty.

Now, I will finish off this review by saying this: the epilogue on this book was amazing. Simply put, I called it the ‘epic’logue. It was epic. It tied up any loose ends that needed tying for ‘this’ story, it gave us hope for the next story and made me really anxious to see where Harper takes the story of the crew. I really felt like I could walk away with a smile after all the pain she caused me. Yes, I am openly blaming Harper…..after all, she did make me cry. This was the best ending I could have imagined after going through what I did. I wanted to sing, “Nailed It!!”….but I don’t have a singing voice. =)

5 emotional and heart-rendering stars. Amazing Harper…..truly amazing.


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The Corps Security Series

(Corps Security #1)

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?

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(Corps Security #2)

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.

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About the Author:
Harper Sloan

Harper Sloan
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 husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind! 

Harper 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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