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?
So I’ve started reading a few new to me Authors. Since I really love strong alpha males and strong heroines, I started with the first book of the Corp Security series. It delves into the touchy subjects of spousal abuse and PTSD. These issue may be triggers to some so they should steer clear.
It’s hard to know a friend is being hurt and you can’t do anything to stop it. But finally Izzy does call Dee. After a stay in the hospital, Dee and her friend Greg get Izzy moved out and away from her abusive husband. Now she begins a new life, safe and with her friends if only the husband would sign the divorce papers so she would be truly free.
When her ex sends a disturbing photo to her on her birthday, that sends her into a panic attack, Greg admits she needs more help than he can provide alone. Here is part of the conversation with Greg.
He smiles at me, letting a few gruff chuckles free. “Try and be a badass another day, Izzy. I’m fucking tired. Went to chat with Reid when I left last night. Told him a little about the situation, not everything. He knows there is a husband not wanting to become an ex and not being quiet about it. He doesn’t know the significance behind the picture, but it’s disturbing enough that he didn’t question me too deep last night. I want you to be honest with him. It’s important for him to do his job, Iz. He doesn’t know a thing about shit other than this mess currently going on and the little he needed to know about your marriage to understand the threat. He’s booked solid with shit for the next two weeks, but I told him I would keep my eyes open until we could put a plan of action into play. You meet with Reid, explain the whole situation, everything— and I mean everything— and then we deal. Understand?”
I take a second to process what Greg just said. It’s a lot, and I know he means well, but I do not want someone else in my business.
“Greg,” I start, “I really would feel better if it were just you dealing with this. I don’t really know this guy, and—”
“Not negotiable, Iz. I’m good, but I am not as good as Reid.”
Sighing, I look at Greg. Defeated, I reply, “Fine, G. You know best.”
“That’s right, baby girl. Don’t worry. Reid’s who you need. Him and the boys, between all of us, there is no fucking way that shit fuck is getting his hands on you, got me?”
“Yeah, G. I got you.”
Greg left a little while ago, leaving me with a worried Dee. A worried Dee planning another ‘forget the world’ mission. I’m not sure I can handle another one of these. Her newest plan? Continue with birthday weekend. Since yesterday’s plans went wonky, she calls up Greg to let him know the plan— drinks and dancing at Club Carnal.
Just what I want.
Axel (Corps Security) (pp. 51-53). Kindle Edition.
From here all the fun begins, anger, hurt, betrayal, love, lust and so much more. Alpha males that will melt your heart and a strong female who will break your heart and mend it again.
A page turner you won’t be able to put down until the end. Then you’ll want to buy the next book in this series, just like I did.
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Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.