04 January 2014

{Blog Tour} Review and Giveaway: Beck (Corps Security #3) by Harper Sloan

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.
I run.
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**
 My Review
This is one of the more difficult books to rate for me. While I enjoyed the story overall, there were parts of the book which bothered me.

We all know Dee as Izzy's bestfriend and we also know she hooked up with Beck and then pushed him away. In this book, we get to know more about Dee; her upbringing, her loyalty to Izzy and Cage and the horrible things she endured.

Dee actually grew on me as the book progressed. I know, I know. She was annoying and she went all hot and cold on Beck too many times to count. But I did get her motivation. I understood why she acted the way she did. I started warming up to her the moment she came clean and committed herself entirely to Beck.

Beck was, I felt, was not as caveman as Axel or Cage but his love and devotion to Dee was just as intense. The moment he fell for her, there was no going back. He never wavered once and I liked that about Beck. I just wish, we get more of his backstory though. This book is pretty much about Dee rather than Beck. Don't get me wrong, Beck is a great hero, but aside from being a former Marine and part of Corps Security, I didn't get that much information about his past, his motivations, backstory, et cetera.

This book definitely has drama as expected. I liked the mystery on this one compared to the other two books. For one, it wasn't related to jealous ex-girlfriend or husband or a stalker. The whole drama between Beck and Cage though was hilarious because they were acting like a bunch of women actually especially Beck, Cage and Axel.

One character that surprised me in this book was Coop. Among the Corps men, he was the least develop, next to Beck but his character really stepped up in this book. And of course, my Maddox. We get a hint here and there about what he might be hiding, which really served his character well. Both him and Coop, made me like this story more.

There were other aspects that didn't work for me though. I've already mentioned the unnecessary drama between the men but what really, really puzzled me and made me roll my eyes a little bit was the fact that these ex-Marines, badasses, if you will, are again caught with their pants down twice in this book. I won't even count the other times they messed up before but really, I don't know whether to laugh or yell at them. They really suck at their jobs. Seriously. I'm surprised they are still in business after all their security lapses. LOL!

Other than that, I had a great time with this book. It made me laugh, cry and sympathize with the characters. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.

ARC provided by 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.
Social Links
Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/harpersloanbooks
Twitter: @harpersloan 
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7122060.Harper_Sloan?from_search=true
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