Axel by Harper Sloan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Isabella West and Holt "Axel" Reid. High school sweethearts. Axel departs for the war right after high school, but Isabella is just starting her senior year. It's a classic start with a twist that pulls Isabella and Axel apart for over 10 years, but fate comes back and pushes them together when they've both been through agony without each other. He works for Corps Security and she's trying to divorce her abusive husband, so it's already a struggle for them plus this crazy chemistry that never left them to begin with.
I love the way Harper Sloan writes. She's gets straight into each character's heads so well. A lot of authors write in two points of view but can't pull it off. That is not the case with this book. She can write the male perspective so well. She gets inside Axel and grips onto his emotions to show the reader that he's struggling just as much as Isabella.
The supporting characters are great. I love how they each play their part. Dee. Greg. Mad. They are all so fantastic. And they're all supportive and protective of Isabella and Axel 100%. It's a great segue into the next Corps Security books which I will definitely read when I find time!
Overall, I think this is a great book, especially for a first book in a series of amazing books! I definitely recommend this to everyone! 3 stars out of 5 stars.
Read by Taryn Lee on September 18, 2013
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