Genre: Contemporary, romance erotica
Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 14, 2015)
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Series: Hope Town #2
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.
*Bleeding Love is the second book in the Hope Town series. It will follow Liam and Megan. Each book in the series is a HEA and can be read as a standalone.*
***I received this book from Harper Sloan via TRSOR Promotions for an honest review***
This was the first book I’ve read from this author and since it was book 2 of the Hope Town series, hesitated to read it for that reason. However, when they say it can be read as a stand alone, they definitely mean it. Not once did I feel as if I were missing something.
Now on to why I really enjoyed this book and will recommend it to my friends. It has everything. Sweet, innocent pure love, tears, sadness, joy, a longing for what might have been and what might be, laughter, friendship and amazing hot sex.
I immediately fell in love with Megan and her young daughter, Molly. Molly is a precocious five year old with a heart as big as the universe, but most children are that way. Megan’s husband has died tragically while serving our country, but this sacrifice was not his first and Megan must come to terms with her loss. Not just the loss of her husband, but a loss of innocence, of dreams and of her guilt in order to see that she wasn’t protecting Molly, but her own heart.
Liam Beckett, is a great name by the way, and I found the character, a police officer in Georgia, with a sexy southern drawl to give me goosebumps when he said Darlin’, to be well developed and multi-faceted. In some ways, he reminds me of my adult nephew, southern gentleman unwilling to settle for anyone less than the woman who would make him complete and whole. Megan is that person for Liam and Harper Sloan has written a love story that not only makes you see the change in Megan, but feel it as well as she struggles moving from depression to joy, leaving the guilt behind. Not an easy feat by any means. Dealing with depression myself, I think author Harper Sloan wrote about what it is like to be depressed and what one person can do to lift the veil we willingly place over our eyes. Willingly because it is easier, in my opinion, to fall into the depths of despair rather than hope for something wonderful and be let down once again. It was how Megan felt and the difficulty Liam faces to convince Megan it is okay to hope, okay to fear, okay to grow and okay to truly love.
All of this being said, though I understand I was reading an unedited ARC, it was some of that unediting that made me give only a four feather/star rating rather than a five. However, whether all of the edits are corrected or not, it is a book worth reading.
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1RiNskm
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1NPEUMz
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.
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