Book 1: Axel- My Review
Book 2: Cage- My Review
Book 3: Beck (Below)
Book 4: Cooper
Book 5: Locke
Beck By Harper Sloan
Book 3 - Corps Security Series
**Warning** This book is intended for a mature reading**
I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man.
But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.
All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self-right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.
So I did the only thing I know how to do.
But he just won’t let me go.
The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.
To make her mine.
She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her.
She’s it for me and she knows it.
She’s just too scared to admit it.
**NO cliffhanger, HEA, inter-connected standalones**
4-4.5 BROKEN, HEART-WRENCHING, BECK LOVING STARS!!
Beck is book 3 in the Corps Security series and is the story of Beck and Dee.After reading the previous books there isn't much to go on other that the fact that Beck and Dee hooked up and Beck is infatuated with her whilst she keeps pushing him away. We don't know what it really going on behind closed doors until now.This book uncovers it all, fills you with emotions, twists and secrets that will leave you confused, shocked and angry that you want to pull your hair out.
“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.”
I knew I would love Beck! This hot alpha male with a heart of gold kept fighting for Dee, he needed her but more than that she needed him and he knew it. He saw right through her attempts to push him away and hoped one day he would finally have her, all of her.He saw her demons, he saw her struggles even when everyone else was blind to it all.He saw how lonely she was and wanted to be there for her but there is only so much you can do for someone who is so trapped in their own head. We all have demons, you either fight them or they end up controlling you.
I wanted more of Beck we had his POV but it felt like the whole book revolved around Dee.I wanted to know more about Beck, about his family what he wanted in life so on.It was like he was always there yet we don't really get an insight of his life without having Dee there.
'It’s like he really does see right inside me. It’s almost as if he can reach right in and pull out my secrets.'
Before reading this book I was like uhmm I am nervous about this one because I wasn't exactly Dee's biggest fan from reading the previous books. C'mon she has a hot, alpha male, who totally adores her and she is just going to keep pushing him away? Oh hell no! That just isn't going to slide psht. But then we got a little insight into Dee's childhood and things changed a little.But my main concern was that I didn't want to read a book where Dee would just be whining and pushing everyone away.
I am Denise Ann Roberts. Strong, proud and independent. A loyal friend, godmother and I radiate fucking happiness so that people will never see how lonely I really am.
By the time I finished this book ..well I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed it and warmed up to Dee.My heart went out to her, she struggled a lot through life, went through thing no child should go through and then more bad stuff happened growing up and as an adult. Some memories can't be suppressed, some terrorise you, keep you awake at night and some, you have to live with for the rest of your life..
"I can tell, deep down, that she wants someone to hold her hand through life, but damn if she'll let anyone do it. There isn't any doubt in my mind. She's worth sticking this out for..."
Dee hides behind her smile never letting anyone in.After living with her abusive parents and having worse boyfriends who wanted her for her fathers money, or appearance she gave up believing that she could trust a man, that she could be loved and safe.The things she took in as a kid and growing up left her thinking the worse about men and as an adult it only got worse.Her only real friends were Greg and Izzy and by the time she met them it was too late for her to unlearn the things she learnt.
"Everyone around us looks at our fucked up relationship and does nothing but judge. They only see the outside, the window dressing. They don't see this side of Dee. They don't see her when she hits her lowest points... No, everyone sees perfect Dee, happy Dee, and the Dee that never stops smiling, even when she's dying on the inside."
This book made me kind of hate Izzy and Greg some.I was just so annoyed that they couldn't see the pain and loneliness behind her fake happy face.They were so lost in their own lives and I get that but claiming to be her best friends and so on pshtt! Maddox is my man..I just love him and can not wait for his book *excited*
"The first day I leave this hell, I am going to be a new person. I am going to be happy. I am going to be loved. And, I am going to find people to share my life with me that want to be around me. But I will never, ever, trust a boy."
Dee changed alot, she had to face her fears head on and take control.The scars her past left her heal and she becomes a much stronger person but it doesn't happen all at once and even though at times i wanted to shake her and scream at her for pushing Beck away I understood that she had to do this at her own pace. And oh Beck he was so damn patient and loving I just wanted to squeeze him tight and tell him to hang in there!
There is a big part which shocked me and a part of me wanted to be really sad and depressed and then the more dominant part was just so angry! Why? Why do you have to do this to us? Why can't books be happy eh? TELL ME WHY?!!
Overall this was a great book filled with, love, passion, patience, hope, strength, humour and family!
**ARC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review**
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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