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Axel (Corps Security Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Harper Sloan , Mickey Reed
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (971 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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?

Reading Order for the Corps Security Series - All books have been released:


*book 1 in the Corps Security series. Can be read as a standalone but each book interconnects. HEA*
This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers.

Editorial Reviews


"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 bestselling author

About the Author

Harper Sloan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Corps Security series. She started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night. Harper lives in Georgia with her family. Visit her at

Award-winning stage actress Abby Craden works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has awarded her an Earphones Award as well as named her One of 2012's Best Voices.

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.

Product Details

  • File Size: 666 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DU1GW80
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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179 of 209 people found the following review helpful
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There's one reason that I chose a one-star review: I can't choose zero. Well, and maybe that the price was right; for 0.99 cents, I don't feel too put out on wasting my time, here. But really, the only reason I finished this book was so that I could formulate a complete review, hopefully sparing the next person from wasting their time and money. Man, the things I do for you guys.

Anyway, moving on. Let's talk about Harper Sloan's 'novel', Axel. Beware, for this review is dark and full of spoilers.

First, I do have one positive thing to say. The author had the presence of mind to warn her readers that there was a triggering scene within the novel related to domestic violence. "Wow," I thought. "That's really great of her, and very considerate. I really appreciate that." So, I kept reading.

Apparently, she forgot the other two scenes where a woman is completely brutalized in no uncertain terms. Oops? If you're going to warn your readers, warn them that there's scenes like that in general. Don't say specifically there's only one small scene and leave out the other two, which could, quite honestly, be HUGE triggers. All or none here, Ms. Sloan.

For the rest, I have a list, and none of it resembles positive.

1. Izzy is the worst representation of an abuse survivor I have ever read. She's a whiny, self-absorbed little brat that claims she's worked through her trauma, but her preferred therapy appears to be found in a bottle. Okay, fair enough; that's not completely outside possibility. However, the way she treats her support system is disgusting.
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87 of 101 people found the following review helpful
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Corps Security is a new series courtesy debut author Harper Sloan. It introduces us to a hot group of former US Marines and though each book will have its own hero/heroine it is recommended you read series in order:
Axel (book 1)
Cage (book 2)
Untitled (book 3)
Untitled (book 4)
Untitled (book 5)

Axel, book 1 is Axel's and Izzy' story. Follow them through the ups and downs of friendship, love, betrayal, tragedies and their attempts of finding their way back together through the healing power of love.

"I haven't always been this weak person; this broken woman. I used to dream, and when I did, I dreamt big. I had plans, plans of a future so bright it would blind you. I can still remember the day those dreams, those grand plans, and that future as bright as the sun went poof."

No, Isabelle West, Izzy had once been this spunky and happy young lady who at age fourteen met the love-of-her-life Axel Reid. For three years her life was a fairytale with her family embracing Axel, who was raised in the foster care system. But the ambitious Axel wanted to make a better life for himself and Izzy and so, upon his graduation from high school, he joins the US Marines. Their fairytale ends there! Shortly after his departure tragedy upon tragedy strike in Izzy's life and they are forever separated - lost to each other.

In the decade since her loss of Axel, Izzy's life has been a nightmare and story opens up to yet another. She has had some happy moments, thanks to her friends Dee and Greg (and later the Corps Security team), but for most part it is spinning out of control with way too much partying to numb the memories. In the aftermath of the break-up of her abusive marriage, she needs protection and so her path crosses with Axel.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Together again May 4, 2014
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What a love story this book is. Axel and Izzy were separated as teenagers, by events beyond their control. Now 12 years later, they are reunited again, with a lot of pain and misunderstandings on both sides. This book tells of love lost and found again. There is plenty of drama, romance, and really hot sex. Two thumbs up all the way!
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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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I cannot help but wonder if the author was purposefully trying to imitate a 9-year-old who has just discovered cursing for the first time or if she intentionally set out to create the most intellectually bereft characters I've had the displeasure of encountering in a long time. I value a good curse word. Profanity is a devoted friend of mine when artfully, cleverly, SELECTIVELY applied. This just reads like a child who left to his own devices has decided it's great fun just to use them, all of them, constantly, regardless of whether they fit the sentence, situation, plot, mood, character, or not. I would not have been at all surprised to read a scene where Izzy cannot complete a mundane task like, oh let's say dropping off her dry cleaning, without the dialogue looking something like, "Hey Mr. Smith, got this stain from 4 %^%#ing shots of some bad^*** tequila I wretch bombed down my own t!ts last f%%#ing night. Ya got me?" I would further not have been surprised if poor Mr. Smith, the dry cleaner's response hatched in the imagination of the author we have to thank for this piece of "work" had been, "yeah...ya know I got ya girl..."

The plot. Oh, the plot. No reasonably self reliant, sentient adult person would make the decisions this author would have us believe. For a character who has been lied to, abused, and hurt, I've never had so little regard for whether or not she achieves her happy ending. I could not get past her monumentally stupid decisions, puberty fueled outbursts and self destructive behavior, not to mention her brutal assault of the English language. In roughly 300 pages, this book managed to paint characters about as deep as a cookie sheet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Love This Book
So glad I did not go off of some of the bad reviews this book has been given. If you like strong alpha males and strong females you will love this book. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Ajo30
3.0 out of 5 stars Distracted
I liked the story line, but the language was distracting. I am fine with graphic and vulgar language, but seriously the F word was so over used and in the most unnecessary ways. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Gopher Gold
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Loved Axel
I loved reading this book... the first chapter just sucked me in! I can't wait to read about the other characters story lines I feel like they are family
Published 13 days ago by JJo
4.0 out of 5 stars Alpha males are so hot :)
All these ALPHA males I would like to kidnap and keep. So much sexiness and they are just so dang HOT!!
Axel is such a , foul mouthed dirty talker and I am so okay with that. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Sinead
4.0 out of 5 stars Axel has stolen my heart!!!!
4 Starlet Stars for Axel

First I don't know what's taken me so long to read these books. Probably because, well, I have no excuse!!! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jennifer ~ Book Starlets
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book
Like everything
Dislike all the "f" words used
Would recommend to anyone who likes a story of how love really does conquer all. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved!
This book was great. It was hard to read the beginning with how Izzy was treated by her husband. I loved that Dee dropped everything for her and helped her and even brought... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Erin Chelsea
3.0 out of 5 stars Even though this wasn’t a five star read for me I did like it and I...
I’ve had a few of the Corps Security boys by Harper Sloan on my Kindle for some time. These covers looked hot… oh I mean the story sounded intriguing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Megan Bedroom Bookworms
3.0 out of 5 stars Three stars
I enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting. I have never read this author before. It was a good book, but it was a bit over the top. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tonya Coleman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story line about second chances!
I liked the story line. I loved all the hot alpha guys! There was a real life story about abuse, struggle, and second chances in love. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kristina Braunstajn-Vekic
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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.

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