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Axel: Corps Security, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Isabelle West has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn't by your side. 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. 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?

Contains mature themes.

©2013 E.S. Harper (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Alpha heroes you'll want to kidnap and keep, heroines to root for, and sizzling love scenes with emotional punch." (Carly Phillips, New York Times best-selling author)

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    Rachel Shead 26/05/2017
    Rachel Shead 26/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Heroine is pathetic"

    The narrator read the heroine as having no backbone. I know the character has been through some trials, but she is made out to be insipid and wet. What the main hero actually sees in her is beyond belief - nothing to recommend her. When I read the books to me the heroine had some spark and humour -the reading had nothing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Tywyn, United Kingdom 02/03/2015
    Charlotte Tywyn, United Kingdom 02/03/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "It was okay"

    Really wished that I read the book instead of listening to it narrator at times she was really bad and very child like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    Lumpkin, GA, United States
    02/03/15
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    "Liked the plot but........"

    Wow, this, is a really hard review for me to do. Liked the plot, even though it was predictable. The narration was really hard for me, Abby C had way to much angst in her voice ALL the time so when it was needed for the story line it didn't really make an impression. Sean wasn't bad either but did not fit the character, every sentence felt like a graph, high to low high to low he would be better suited for a story about a PI in the thirties or something. These guys need a Phil G with the deep sexy voice. I felt the females were just a bit too high school for being thirty. Izzy was the worst, the love of your life, made plain multiple times, walks back into your life and you want to shun him and not get any answers, wow I don't think so. I really would like to go to the next book but not sure I can get thru another several hours with these narrators. I will most likely try, just to see if all the soft, breathy I'm so hurt voice is carried over to the next story. If so it will be my last I will buy the kindle edition.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny Red
    11/02/15
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    "HOT! PROTECTIVE ALPHA'S!"

    After being notified that her true luv (a Marine) is dead, Izzy eventually marries someone else. This story starts w/ the final straw to that disastrous, abusive marriage... then steps straight to a few yrs later when her hunky BFF invites a few of his business partners/hot ex-marine buddies to a bar to help celebrate her bday... & one of them happens to be her giant broad- shouldered brooding ex-LUV... (who's just a wee bit annoyed w/ her for not waiting on him.)
    I could have done without half of the crying & drama overkill n the first half... (some serious "eye poke" moments to someone who was raised in a low drama/"rub some dirt on it" household.) But other then that... It was HOT! The sex scenes were very well written & you could always tell they liked it... A LOT. LOL ;) The group of Marine/Alpha's were gruffly protective & loving. Great story!
    Now... I've got to go buy the next one... (Sshh... Don't tell my husband...;)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • CAROLYN
    newark, New Jersey, United States
    05/12/14
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    "A TRAGIC, BITTER-SWEET & EMOTIONAL LOVE STORY"

    Izzy and Axel were teenage sweethearts and after graduating Axel joins the Marines - they both promise to keep in touch but things go terribly wrong when fate messes up their plans with heartbreaking consequences for them both. Izzy's just out of an abusive marriage however she's emotionally damaged, scared and lost but, with the help of her two very good m/f friends, Izzy's coping and waiting for her husband to sign the divorce papers. But he's not letting her go that easy and starts threatening her so Greg, her male best friend (who's an ex Marine), uses Corps Security which is made up of his fellow ex Marines and.... yeah you guessed it - Axel's one of them.

    When the two meet again after years of anger and pain it's dramatic, heartbreaking and raw but their chemistry's still there.... now if only they could calmly talk to each other it might work out but unfortunately neither one wants to listen.

    It's an emotional and frustrating listen with two heartbroken lovers with a lot of hurt filled 'baggage' from their past threatening to tear them further apart and there's deadly drama from the ex. Great secondary characters, a handsome, sexy and very Alpha Hero and a Heroine who's been through Hell and it's only going to get worse before it gets better. Very passionate pleas, tear filled breakdowns, hot sex, heart-felt sorrow and pain and a traumatic climactic bloody twist all eventually lead to a sweet and loving HEA.

    Dual POV's, dual narrators who both did a great job in bringing the story and characters to life with all the emotions needed in this roller-coaster love story.

    Worth a credit? A well narrated non-stop and addictive listen and a great intro into a new series about hot Alpha ex Marines finding love makes this, IMHO, a creditworthy addition to any romance lover's library.

    19 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The Elf in the Kitchen
    Madison, MS USA
    14/01/15
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    "It's OK"

    I read this book a few years back and enjoyed the alpha male story, so was excited to see it as an audio book. What a disappointment...I started to return it because the narration (both the man and the woman) were, well, not nearly as hot as the story. AND, I think I've gotten accustomed to Kristen Ashley's alpha males, so the Cage boys don't have the attraction they once used to. This is a good story idea made mediocre by writing that is lackluster. All I could think of in terms of Izzie was how all she did was cry and fall apart; the narrator seldom finished a sentence without an audible (no pun intended) gasp that was most distracting. The whole narration portrayed the character of Izzie as borderline hysteric all the time...no evidence of strength whatsoever. Grew VERY tired of that. Also, I like erotic writing but it needs to be sensual and steamy...not gross and constant. In any event, I was not impressed by my second go around with Axel and even less so with the narration.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • jack huck
    Ohio
    26/04/16
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    "eVeRy Other WORD.... SeRiOuSlY ?"

    Over the top with the foul language!
    Trash... returned for my credit back ! Why do some authors think they have to swear like trash to write a story? This book had so much f... bombs in the first 5 chapters, that I couldn't get into the story! And Issy was so whiny and weak.. I won't bother with trying another of her books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Romance junkie
    04/02/16
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    "So Heartfelt"

    Wonderful beginning to series. A long enduring love...tension, alpha males who are tender hearted. Angst that isn't drawn out too long. Tear jerking moments! Will read/listen to again and again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathrin Gerstel
    25/01/15
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    "Great story - irregular volume"

    This story has a sad , almost depressive start but builds up into something beautiful! The readers are doing a great job and I almost melted listening to 'Axel's' voice - so hot! Only the volume varies between too quiet and then again almost booming even with the same reader speaking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • barb
    marion, IN, United States
    25/11/14
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    "Hello Alphas!"
    What did you love best about Axel?

    Everything!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Axel...a loving, caring, perfect hot alpha!


    What about Abby Craden and Sean Crisden ’s performance did you like?

    Sean has THE sexiest voice!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I did!


    Any additional comments?

    Please oh please release the rest of the series on audio!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin
    22/03/15
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    "Couldn't take female narration."

    I have read this series and it is one of my all time favorites. Love, love, love! I loved it so much I thought I would listen as well but I could hardly get past the first chapter. Over time of listening to Ms. Craden she has become so overly dramatic and angsty and just way too much. I just can't listen anymore. Sorry. I recommend reading it. But I loved Mr. Crisden. I really am sorry, Abby. Just to whiny.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • healthyyogini
    12/07/17
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    "Amazing. Favorite Series.Favorite Authors"

    i still listen to this over and over. i love all Corps Security Series. izzy and Axel's story is rimantic beautiful, heart wrenching, you can feel her pain, feel their desire for one another and you are right there with them.Harper Sloan is one of my first and all time favorite authors. this is so well written. Read the entire series. you will fall in love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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