Melissa Larson will never let anyone hold the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority right now. She has always been fiercely independent and proud. The last thing she will ever do is ask for someone else’s help. But when that choice is out of her control, forcing her to rely on others to save her and her family, and pick up the pieces that are left, will she be able to let someone else be her strength?
The second Greg locks eyes with Meli, he knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another member of the Corps family.
All hell breaks loose, leaving Greg no choice but to call in a favor. He hooks back up with his old friend Braxxon Breaker from the Breakneck MC. Together, they make sure that nothing threatens anyone Greg loves again.
Gosh where do I even begin? Okay let's start with Melissa. Now I was unsure how I'd feel about Meli because she's a new character, and therefore not one of the gang and in my mind they're all like a close knit family. However Melissa was an amazing heroine who pleasantly surprised me, I thought she'd be all fragile and delicate and instead Harper gave us a woman who's vivacious, witty, sexy and comically short-tempered. One warning ladies, do not piss her off or invade her personal space. Mega cat fight shall ensue. Meli's chemistry with Cage was off the charts blistering, their characters were perfectly suited. They both carry immense grief from their pasts, and as the story progresses we discover they are more closely linked than we thought. It's so easy to let painful pasts keep us from going after what we want most, and I love Harper for making Meli's character so strong because she is one hell of a fighter. She held her own against Cage, knowing when to push him and when to concede. Besides it's not like she could keep Cage away for long, we all know the Beast gets his Beauty
“Do not put your nasty little hands on me. Ever. I will make you sorry you even stepped into my mother fucking personal space! Do you hear ME, Skipper?”
“Always did like it hot,” I groan, bringing one of my hands up and slapping his ass. Hard. My palm tingles and sharp stabbing pain shoots up my wrist. Fuck! I think his ass just broke my hand!
No, not Greg. This man screams white knight. When he settles his hips against mine and sinks deep, the last coherent thought that filters through my mind is that I want him to be my white knight. I want him to save me from me.
I cannot count the number of times I melted into a puddle of goo when we saw Cage with Cohen, seriously I was a swoontastic mess. Harper illustrated their relationship so beautifully, my heart was full to bursting with all the love. Cage was a natural, and it's seeing this other side of him that makes the last 20% of the book seem a little dark. Sufficed to say when the past catches up to Melissa and Cage shit hits the proverbial fan, Harper gives us an insight into what we would consider the grey area between right and wrong. I mean how far would you go to protect the one's you love? If you've read Crystal Spears Seize Me, you're already well familiar with Braxxon so you know if our man's calling him in, this is not going to end well for the 'bad guys'. I also felt like it went a long ways in strengthening Cage's relationship with Meli, because they say what doesn't break you makes you stronger. So yeah things went a little off into the dark side leaving the scales unbalanced, but the end result was impossibly awe-inspiring.
Crazy, I know this… but when you know, you know. She is a woman worth the trouble and if my gut is right, she could be the one to heal the wounds I have been carrying around for far too long.
“I can’t make you promises, Beauty. I can’t sit here and tell you that I’m worth letting those walls down for. But, I can tell you that if the way I feel for you now keeps growing, there isn’t an army strong enough to pull me out. Spent too long wanting someone worth it and as crazy as it sounds? One look baby… it took one look that even being covered in Nate’s vomit couldn’t dim how bright that beauty knocked me down.”
“You’re such a beast,” I speak softly into his ear before nipping his lope lightly with my teeth. “But I’m your beast, and baby… every Beauty needs a Beast.”
So my rating? 4 wondrous stars minions. Fans of Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series, this is for you. Harper Sloan is an author you need to take note of, because this woman's going places and before you get all up in my kool aid, no I am not being biased she just is that bloody good. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us with not just with Beck and Maddox but the entire Corps team, she's certainly mastered how to drive us bat-shit crazy with want and need. If you're looking for a scorching romance, filled with laughter, warm fuzzies, drama and sexual tension then look no further, come and lose yourself in the world of badass alphas and kickass heroines.