Monday, January 13, 2014

BECK by Harper Sloan!

Welcome to our stop on the Beck blog tour! 


Beck is the highly anticipated third book in Harper Sloan's smokin' hot 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**


Ok. Let's start out with something different this time. Normally we talk about our initial impressions of the book, but this time, let's start with our impressions and expectations prior to reading Beck...I'll start. Prior to reading Beck, I wasn't looking forward to it. I love Harper Sloan and I've enjoyed her books. But based on the previous two books, I didn't like Dee. At the end of Cage, I was convinced that Beck could do so much better and he should move on to find that someone. I was really against Dee.

Prior to reading Beck, I was looking forward to it!  I wasn't a big fan of Dee either, but she didn't grate my nerves as bad as Lindsay's winking

Ok. Let's talk about Beck. In the other books, I loved him. I couldn't wait to see him get his HEA. He's such a great guy. He didn't deserve the crazy that Dee put him through. 

While Beck isn't my favorite  Corps guy, I like him a lot and also couldn't wait to see him find his hot happily ever after! (Emphasis on the HOT)

I have to say, because it needs to be mentioned, and we wouldn't be us if we didn't mention it, that Beck is...shall we say...well formed. ;) 

Well, when she said this I knew he was talented  "I’m pretty sure I blacked out. Hell, I might’ve died and gone to Heaven, had tea with Jesus, and then fallen back to earth.  He is that good." winking

Oh, I also have to say this...Beck is a man after my heart! Dare I say that he may be my favorite. Just look at this quote! 

Seriously! He totally GETS ME! He want's to go QoH on people too! day dreaming

rolling on the floor Omg Lindsay! He's meant for YOU! winking

love struck  I know. I just wish Harper Sloan had realized that before putting him with Dee! sigh My perfect man...out of my reach. 

*sigh* It's really to bad that this book doesn't have a HEA. 

What are you talking about!? Dee and Beck end up together!

Well, that's the problem! Beck belongs with ME! And since he ends up with Dee, there's no HEA for me! *pouting*

rolling on the floor rolling eyes Speaking of Dee...

Dee...oh lord. Her and I didn't get along. I liked her as a friend to Izzy. She was so supportive of Izzy and the way she cared for her through all of Izzy's past trauma. But being in Dee's head didn't work for me. I just had a hard time rationalizing the Dee that was pretty much a shrew in Cage with her reasoning. 

But she was an instrument in her own unhappiness. And isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?
doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

And for me, that just summed up Dee perfectly.  She knew she wasn't happy and she knew why she wasn't happy, but she kept doing the same things over and over again while not making any changes.

I get where and why she felt the way she did, due to her father being a major douche canoe, but I also felt like she made those judgements at too young of an age to really grasp that not all men are like that and to shut herself off form people so young was very sad.

That is true too, but she even recognized that Beck was a good guy and not like her dad. Yet she still refused to change. 

And here is where I would have to agree with Lindsay's opinion of Dee. It was dumb to push him away the way she did.

Lol. I like it when you agree with me. It makes things so much easier. ;) Oh, and can I just say reliving parts of Axel just ticked me off. I wanted to smack all of them again for how they treated Axel! They were all withholding information from him and treating him like he had the power to read people's minds and should know what was going on! 

Yeah, rereading the Axel stuff there had me (again rolling eyes ) agreeing with you! winking  Maybe since it's been so long since I read Axel, rereading that stuff made me lean more towards wanting to feeling beat up  them than the first time around... (no rubbing it in my face! tongue 

I think it's time for us to figure out how to deal with the crying elephant in the room. The author specifically requested that there be no spoilers. So how do we deal with this, because we do need to address it... 

Well, we can say this, there is a twist. A major one that I feel causes some very mixed feeling and will somewhat change the course of the series. I can't say I understand the why's behind it, or that I agree or even like it, but I'm not the author so...

You are far nicer than me. I have no mixed feelings. And since we're not allowed to talk about it, gifs will have to do.

And unfortunately, I don't see this happening for quite a while. I'm a holder of grudges and I just don't know how I can get over what happened. My beloved kindle came very close to this:

To be honest, Beck wasn't what I expected. When all is said and done, I can't let the 'elephant' go and I'm not certain how this will effect my feelings for the rest of the series. 

I completely agree with you. I'm angry. And hurt. I guess it's good that there are no spoilers allowed because honestly, if I were allowed to talk about it I would be venting up a storm and I'm not happy. I love Harper Sloan and she's damn talented for being able to evoke that much in me but I'm also really upset with her right now and I'm not going to get over that overnight.

surprise  YOU SAID DAMN! 

I did. I'm that upset.  

I completely agree Lindsay! And wow, this book did a number on us! It made you curse, had me agreeing  with you....  winking  

Lol. Well, then something good did come that that part of the book. winking  To soon?

YUH! What the HELL!

Well, SOMETHING good had to come from it! So it may as well be you agreeing with me!

Well, that wraps up our review of Beck. We hope you've enjoyed our over Beck and Dee. And don't be put off by our emotional outbursts. If you're a fan of Harper Sloan and a fan of emotional reads that will tear your heart out, then rush to your nearest ebook store and pick up a copy! 



Harper Sloan is doing something awesome with Beck. For all copies of Beck sold through January 31st, she's donating 10% of the profits to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. So not only are you buying a great book, you're helping a worthwhile charity.

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.
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