Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Axel by Harper Sloan

Waves of Fiction is excited to be part of the blog tour for Axel by Harper Sloan!

Axel by Harper Sloan
Published July 7th 2013
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About the book:

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?

My Thoughts:
Calling all Kristen Ashley fans - you are going to LOVE Axel and all the other seriously swoon-worthy, bad ass alpha males in this book! This was a fantastic debut, and I am looking forward to reading the next one!

Axel is the perfect bossy, protective, sexy guy. For years he's thought THE love of his life just up and left him without a word and he's been holding onto the anger and pain of losing her. Rising up from the shitty cards he was dealt growing up - he made something of himself and is running a successful security business. But Izzy is never far from his mind.

Izzy was completely and totally in love with Axel. After he goes off to boot camp, tragedy strikes her more than once and her life is sent into a tale spin. She lives through an abusive marriage and manages to survive and then begins to pick up the pieces of her life again. As she's finally feeling safe and some happiness - her abusive ex strikes again and her best friends decide to call in reinforcements - and one of them just happens to be Axel - the love she thought she lost so many years before.

I will admit that Izzy's breakdowns did get frustrating for me at times. It was her insistence on NOT telling Axel the truth about their crossed wires all these years that about drove me insane. And I have to say - it's a great way to build suspense and keep you turning the pages. I just wanted to get to the point when these two finally saw eye-to-eye and realized they still had it BAD for each other.

The beautiful thing about this book was the sweet and incredible love these two shared. It was such a strong bond when they were just kids, and they could feel that love and attraction again after so many years. I truly felt it and believed in their love.

"Not one day went by Izzy that my heart didn't belong to you. To this day there has only been one woman that has and will ever hold it. F***, baby but the love I have for you is so f****** strong sometimes, I wonder if it will crush me."

Not to mention how HOT they were together. If my Kindle could catch fire - it would have.

I love a bossy, protective man and Axel did not disappoint. This book has a slew of fantastic bossy men and I'm thrilled to read their stories in the future.

A really good, steamy romance with some suspense and action to keep you on the edge of your seat! Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this one - can't wait for Greg's story next!

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 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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