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Posted February 17, 2014
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Posted January 27, 2014
Beck by Harper Sloan is tough. This is not one of those fun reads, this is emotional and gripping. I can honestly say that it has changed me. It is as tragic as it is happy. In typical Harper Sloan fashion, it is also really HOTT!. Best one yet!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 26, 2014
Posted January 21, 2014
I have to say, this one was very emotional. Glad to see the other sides of Beck and Dee. If you've read the first two books, then you definitely need to read this one too. I couldn't put it down. Harper has done a great job once again. I'm hoping that the series will continue with Emmy and Maddox's story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 21, 2014
I quite enjoyed this book. I had to read it in phases. I went from one end of the spectrum of emotions to the other with Dee. I think I cried the entire time I read the last 3-4 chapters. There is a note written "damn that Harper Sloan." From now on the book needs to either come with a hanky or a note telling you to grab a box of tissues. So so much that I won't spoil for the ones that haven't read.
I will say that I am disappointed with the title for the next book after reading this one. I'm actually saddened to the core for the Corps. I will be looking forward 3.5 Uncaged. Need that release day to come soon
Posted January 15, 2014
Harper has once again given us an awesome book from the Corp Security series. I fell in love with this series, with Axel, Cage and now Beck how can you not be addicted? We have a chance to meet Dee in the Cage book, we know that there is something going on deep inside this woman. With Beck we get the full story. Harper's books are always so hard to review, there is so much of the story I want to talk about but I don't want to risk giving you spoilers that will take away from the adventure you are about to go on with this series.
While Dee is a strong woman, old baggage and skeletons from her life leave her vulnerable to be destroyed easily. She hides behind the mask of always being happy and pleasant to keep people from intruding in on her secrets she holds close. Beck has the natural ability to see when someone is holding out or not being totally open and honest. These two can be an explosive match not only emotionally but sexually as well.
Dee has already decided that men are a weapon life uses to destroy women. Events that surround Dee and her friends cause her to close herself off again, so his work is cut out for him. I personally have fallen in love with every man in the CS, so it was natural for me to want Beck to win her love back. He knows when she is with him, she is being real. She shares small pieces of herself with Beck, but can he ever get her to fully trust him and let him in?
Harper didn't give us a instant rebirth for Dee, it took a long time for her to come to terms that maybe risks in love and life will give her what she longs for most, love and acceptance. While we waited and rode the emotional roller coaster with her, it was great to finally have the missing pieces of Dee's life that we had been shielded from in the first two books. It gave us the same feel that Beck must of had when he met her. Beck had to find a balance of being there for her yet not smothering her with his alpha ways that seem to come with each CS man involved in this series.
We also have the other characters from the first two books back with Dee and Beck, another thing I love about Harper's series, we never loose touch with those we have grown to love. She is able to balance out the new story with each book, while keeping it consistent with the other characters. Her talent at developing characters that we fall in love with is supreme, her story lines are intense and intriguing as well. Yes I was emotional at times with this book but seriously have you read any of Harper's books? You learn to expect that your heart is going to be twisted a thousand ways. She will make you angry, panicked, sitting on the edge of your seat and sobbing because she gave us people we invest in. I adore this series. I highly recommend it to you readers.
Reviewed by Tbird for Crystal's Many Reviewers
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Posted January 13, 2014
I went into reading Beck with the anticipation that I had cultivated from reading Axel and Cage, the first two books in the Corps Security series. Harper Sloan did not disappoint with Beck.
John “Beck” Beckett has been in love with Dee since “the day her drunk-ass went on and on about how chocolate (was) better than sex…” That was all it took; she was it for him. Now all he had to do was convince her to let down the walls she had built around her hear t and let him in.
Dee “has never (had) a moment in (her) life when (she’s) felt well and truly loved.” She didn’t have the unconditional love that most of us had growing up, which has left her scarred emotionally. She has become an emotional chameleon, being able to camouflage her pain from the people around her, but not to Beck; he sees through her. Her score keeping methods has been her method of choice when screening men who come and eventually go out of her life. She resolves herself into believing that she is “never going to need a man.” Oh, how wrong she is. Beck is exactly who she needs. Dee is a fighter. She fights her feelings for him, fights herself, and runs from her fears. She has to conquer the self-deprecating fears and demons from her past, which makes this story easily relatable to anyone who has self-esteem issues.
I have these issues and felt like Harper had looked inside my mind and was able to write what I have told myself time and time again. It was like a mirror was being put in front of my face and I was truly seeing what I have internally struggled with all my life. I was taken aback by how Dee pushed the man that truly loved her away over and over again and he just kept coming back proving to her time and time again he wasn’t going anywhere. He was the one to break the curse she had believed she had been cursed with when it came to love. He was proving wrong the “truths” she had to tell herself when it came to love. He loved her unconditionally. He was the missing piece that would mend her broken heart. (Sigh) The message I took from this story is “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. “(1 Corinthians 13:7) Now I only use that quote because it sums this up; I am not trying to bring religion into this. It just expressed perfectly what I was trying to say. It’s about BELIEVING in Love, doesn’t matter who says the words if you believe them. Harper was able to give me a light bulb moment and I was able to take this lesson and apply it to my own life and get a little bit of the peace Dee was able to find with her own realization.
The love part of this story was overflowing with intimacy. The protective, alpha male ways of Beck made my lady bits sing like the Angels on High. I celebrated by giving my kindle a high five when these two strong characters decided “to start fighting the same war and not different battles.” HOO RAH! The steam that came off the pages had me fanning myself and wiping tears at the same time. It was in a word, beautiful. The supporting characters did just that, support the plot but didn’t overshadow the main characters storyline. Sway is still up to his hilarious antics and Cooper’s smartass remarks had me laughing out loud. This entire book had me in tears from laughter or from pain. I was stunned silent toward the end and the turn of events had me physically in pain. By the time I read “The End” I sat in my chair and absorbed the shock that I had from what I just had experienced. This book has been the most profound book I’ve read that hit so close to home; I wasn’t sure how I am going to express the enormity of its effect. I can confidentially say I will be encouraging my fellow book friends to read this book, for not only the erotic romantic story but for a message that is more like pop rocks: sweet to the taste but carries an explosive punch!
Posted January 12, 2014
Posted January 11, 2014
Talk about some alpha male goodness! Harper Sloan brings back the Corps Security men in this story and they are just as hot as ever! In Beck, we get to see John Beckett's (Beck) and Dee's story. I read all three back to back (Axel, Cage, and then Beck), and in doing so, could see what an excellent job Harper Sloan does in creating the characters' voice, the dialogue, and situations that are unique to each character in her stories. Although this has the potential to be a stand-alone, I would highly recommend reading both Axel and Cage before reading Beck. There are some things in this story that would definitely spoil the others for you and I feel you'll have a deeper connection with Beck and Dee by doing so.
I really liked how the story went back in time slightly and gave a different perspective on what happened in Axel and Cage, but not so much that it was a complete rehash. As much as Harper Sloan writes a strong alpha male, I felt in each book that her female lead was also just as strong, if not stronger at times. Dee had a lot of things going on in her life that slowly begin to be told but deep down there is a strength to her that fits well with Beck. And Beck...what can I say, but wow - he had some serious devotion and commitment to Dee.
There's a part in this book that I DID NOT expect! About 80% in I think I could have been knocked over with a feather after what happens. And then there's a part with Sway that just rocked me back on my heels!
Harper Sloan brings together some yummy alpha males, the women in their lives, and some very real issues to her story. Overall, this is a steamy read that also tackles some tough issues.
Posted January 8, 2014
Loved Axel and Cage because they were such wonderful alphas! Beck's alpha-ism wasn't as obvious because of the subject matter (Dee's issues) so this was my least favorite so far. Also this one ended with a bit of a cliff-hanger which is irritating. Hope the next one is released soon? so we will know what happens.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2014
This book had too much heartache. I like a good balance in a book but this one tipped the scale in a bad way. I dont think anybody wants to cry through an entire book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2014
Posted January 6, 2014
Exceptional! Loved this book! Harper Sloan captivates her reads from the very beginning. Beck had everything in it... angst, drama. turmoil, passion and of course HOT SEX! Can't wait for the next book!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2013
Posted December 30, 2013
Posted December 27, 2013
I don't even know where to start. Ok, I will start with a huge, heartfelt thank you to Harper Sloan. You have made characters that
become a part of the readers. By the end of this book I was completely gutted! The emotions take you up as high as you can go and
then drop you all the way down to despair! Even if you've never personally experienced what the heroine of this book does, you feel it.
In every single word Harper Sloan draws a picture so complete that you are right there with the characters. You feel their sorry, you feel
their elation. The characters were absolutely real, the disappointments were human and the heartbreak was painful. The books is so
well written that there is no doubt you are with the characters on this incredible journey. I cannot wait to see where the new characters
Posted December 26, 2013
I truly loved Axel and Cage, but oh my goodness Beck was such a great book!!!! There are so many emotions to this book that once you start it you can not stop. You can relate to the characters in the book and I really like that it brings parts of Book 1 (Axel) and book 2 (Cage) into this book as well. I hope there will be more to this series!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 26, 2013
I don't even know where to begin. I thoroughly loved Axel and Cage, but was not prepared for Beck. All I can say is Wow! So many emotions felt, so much heartbreak, so so good.
Beck has to be by far the perfect man. He so surprised and impressed me with how great of a man he really is. So strong, loving, determined and freaking hot.
Dee, oh how I loved her. I felt for her, cried for her and smiled with her. Her character was so damaged that it was so good watching her heal.
The rest of the story was amazing and kept me hooked. It was intense. It was funny. It was loving. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming. It has been a while since I have read a book to invoke so many emotions, but this one did and I will need a minute to recoup.
And after reading this one, my anticipation of the books next in this series has only gotten higher.
Posted December 26, 2013