Friday, July 17, 2015

Bleeding Love by Harper Sloan

Meet Liam & Megan in the newest stand alone in the Hope Town Series by Harper Sloan! 

I've loved once. I gave everything that I had to that love. Blindly believing that nothing could ever take that feeling away from me. Away from us. And when my little world of happiness was ripped from my fingers, I felt a loss that still haunts me to this day. Now I use that lingering grief as a shield to keep my heart from loving again. It's that fear that keeps me from letting anyone, except my daughter, get close enough to make it hurt. To make my heart bleed when I inevitably lose again. Until the day I met Liam Beckett and everything I thought I had protected myself from was shoved back in my face. He's on a mission to prove to me that a love worth having is a love worth fighting for.


His mouth leaves mine and with his hand still on my leg, he demands, “Dig your heels in deep, baby.” I give him what he wants, but not because he told me to. I give him what he wants because when his hand leaves my leg and pushes into the mattress, bringing his body up he goes even deeper into my body and those heels push hard. Just as he demanded earlier, my hands go to his shoulders on my own accord and as he takes my body hard, my nails dig in with my heels still pushing hard against the small of his back. Our eyes never leave each other’s probing gaze. Never once do I take my eyes away from his, so full of lust that I know there isn’t an ounce of control left in his body. He drops his head and I lift up to meet him in a kiss so sweet it doesn’t match the powerful way that he’s taking my body. A kiss that gives me more than words ever could at this moment. His hips slow and as his tongue rolls against mine, his hips start to take me in slow, deep rolls. He doesn’t pull back, just rocks his hips against mine. I push up and cry out when he slips even deeper. His lips come from mine and his hooded eyes open a sliver. “Feels like heaven,” he says softly. “Everything, darlin’. Feels like everything.”

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. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind! Harper 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.


Elizabeth's Review

3.5 Stars

Review Copy provided by Author

Bleeding Love is the second book in the Hope Town series which appears to follow the children of the characters from the Corps Security series. It works as a stand-alone novel, but there are numerous references to events that happened in both the Corps Security series and the first Hope Town book.
In this installment we see Megan and Liam fall in love and start their relationship. Megan is fighting a hard past, grief, and guilt. It is heartwarming to watch Liam work to bring her back to life and love. I really liked both Megan and Liam, but related more to Megan. Watching Liam interact with Megan’s daughter, Molly, and how he soothed Megan’s fears made him almost too good to be true.
I loved the premise of the book, that someone with Megan’s past and wounds could get a second chance at love with a great guy. I really wanted this to be a 4 star book, but just couldn’t get myself there. While the story and characters were great, it didn’t flow as smoothly as I would expect from Ms. Sloan. There were also some fairly obvious editing issues that I found distracting.
This is a good book and has whetted my appetite for other books in the Hope Town series, but I felt that it could have been just a little bit better. 


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