Blog Tour: Beck by Harper Sloan, Review + Teasers

Released on: December 23, 2013
by Harper Sloan
Book 3 of the Corps Security Series

5 stars

It's been almost a month since I first read Beck, and until now the thought of it still blows me away. Like Axel and Cage, Beck is a full-fledged romance. Our title heroes are grade-A alphas who are not just tough but are also smart, good, immensely caring and loving, and at many times even sweet towards the women. This book is about Beck and Denise.

What makes this book different is that they didn't meet in this book. Beck and Denise's relationship started in Axel, so it's already more than a year that's passed since they first met. Right at the very beginning, the attraction between them is so strong, so potent, that it didn't come as a surprise that they immediately started dating. What surprised me was when they kind of "broke up" before Axel was finished.. or was it in Cage? I'm not so sure, but it happened. Their chemistry is just so good though that I wasn't very worried about them not ending up together. I knew Harper Sloan wouldn't be so cruel! 

So in Cage, we get to see them through the eyes of their friends. Even though they are not officially together, it is obvious that they have strong feelings for each other. Beck would cozy up to a girl in the bar to make Denise jealous. She in turn would bring along a guy from somewhere as her date during their get-togethers. Their little games work each time because the other would always be steaming through the ears.

It is in this book that we find out why they needed to hold off their relationship. It turns out that Denise is resistant one. Her past losses and disappointments had led her to build fortifications around her heart. It has also made her very vulnerable to depression. Sadly, it seems that only Beck is the only one who could tell that all is not well with Denise. Throughout the first two books, her friends see her as a cheerful woman who has no problems in life (except for the Beck thing, that at least was obvious to them!). It is only in Beck that we readers know the real score...

Denise is a very traumatized woman. I won't go into detail what caused her trauma.. :( just that it had led her into a dangerous depression. It was only thanks to Beck that she is still alive and pushing on. 


I was sorely disappointed in Isa and Greg, honestly! Although I understood that their attentions were otherwise occupied by other major events in their lives, plus the fact that Isa had been the obvious victim for so many years, I couldn't help but feel the same way as Beck did... understanding, but also a little resentful that her two closest friends hadn't even noticed that things are not fine with Denise. I wanted to hug her, but most of all I wanted to hug Beck. He is truly the hero in Denise's life.

Patience wasn't even a factor. When you love someone, you fight. You fight for them, and you fight with them. She needed me to fight for her then, and I'll continue to do that until she can fight for herself again.

Harper Sloan did an excellent, excellent job with Beck. As always, her words were emotional and biting where they needed to be. Although there were times when I wanted to slap Denise silly for being so stubborn and for pushing Beck away, I also wanted to put her in my pocket and keep her safe and warm there. Beck is just... oh I can't say enough about him. He really is quite perfect, for Denise at the very least. 

They are soul mates, there's no other way to describe it. And the sex? They define wild monkey sex, just saying!

Beck has some of the most touching lines I have ever read. They're not Shakespeare-poetic but they are so sincere. There were things there that I had always thought of but couldn't put into words before. Thanks for that Harper Sloan! LoL, I highlighted my review copy like crazy as I read. This here is one of my favorites. It's not exactly romantic, but it just struck a chord in my heart. 
Just because you let someone in doesn't mean you have to stop protecting yourself. It just means you have someone to share the job with.
There isn't even any doubt in my mind. She's worth sticking this out for and finding the diamond hidden beneath all the dirt. 

Now for that tiny matter that made readers cry their hearts out and wail at Harper Sloan on Facebook and Twitter... 

It also made me cry like mad. This was the first book that made me cry since December, and still the only one that has done so thus far. I felt so heartbroken, I didn't want to believe what I was reading. Hahaha, seriously I dared went back two previous pages to, I dunno, check that I was reading the right thing and not imagining things? LOL, or maybe in hopes that the words will be different when I tap forward again? **big sigh**.... I'll never look at gold glitter the same way again.

Harper Sloan made me incredibly sad the day I finished reading Beck, but she also made me a much more earnest fan than before. The conclusion to Beck is opening more story angles. This may be an HEA and there may be no cliffhangers, but there are loose ends that will need to be closed in the latter books. I am looking forward to Cooper and Locke so much!!! I'm telling you, once you finish Beck you want to get your hands on these two ASAP.

So, if you have yet to read Beck or the first two of the Corps Security Series, I urge you to go and buy it. At less than $5 each, you'll get a book that's really worth more. You'll savor each word, each emotion, laugh with the characters during good times, and close each book with a wide smile on your face. Beck may have a bittersweet HEA, but you'll still feel hopeful and will look forward to the future. 

Beck is currently on sale at $0.99 on Amazon right now, so go click on the link above! I promise you, you'll get more than your money's worth. :)

Axel (Corps Security, #1)  Cage (Corps Security, #2)

Book 1: Axel

Book 2: Cage

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 husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her ereader attached. As an ex-reviewer and blogger, Harper's passion for reading runs deep. It wasn't until 'Axel' decided to take up residence that she realized her true calling.
She 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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