by Harper Sloan (Goodreads Author)Note from the author--This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers. Brash language, sexual hotness, delectable alpha males, some violence and adult situations are all over this book--you have been warned.
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?
Genre: Adult Contemporary with Alpha Male
Well Kristen Ashley may have to share her crown as queen of the alpha males. As Harper Sloan also knows how to write about amazing Alpha males with soft hearts.
For Izzy and Axel they thought they had the perfect relationship that nothing could tear them apart even though Axel is going off with the Marines. They have a plan to forever but reality can be a bitch sometimes especially with external factors going against them.
For Izzy thinking she has lost everything is at a low point and gets seduced by the idea of love and support but in truth she was dealt with a low blow and doesn't know how to get out of it until it is almost to late.
Once Izzy is given the chance to break free she has to start over but her new self is a weaker and broken version of the old Izzy (Isabelle). During this time she meets a new savior Greg while strengthening her bond with her bestie Dee.
"There is no way I am wearing that, Dee. Is there even a back on that thing? And, and my vagina is seriously going to be playing peekaboo all night. There is no way, no way at all."
Either its fate or a small world but with her new friends becomes a new savior who also happens to be her past.
With lots of miscommunication and pent up hostility the truth finally comes out and new bonds are made and forgiveness and grieving is set forward.
"You idiot, what do you think I am doing? Standing here for shits and fucking giggles? NO, definitely not. I can't get into your stupid truck. If you would take a second to actually look, you would see this. Your little Napoleon Complex is cute, really it is, but it is also keeping from getting in the fucking truck!"
I love, love, love Axel. He is strong, loyal, huge, loving with the sweetest heart.
Their rekindled love is passionate, strong and beautiful. With this Izzy can become Izzy 2.O.
"You can't sit here and play what if. It has taken me a long time to realize that what ifs will never change the past, Axel. Right here and right now, you have to promise me that that we look forward. No more living with what we could have had. From this day on, we are the new Axel and Izzy."
5 Alpha Male Loving Thumbs Up!