Series: Corps Security #3
Published by Self-Published on 23rd December
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Purchased from Amazon
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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.
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.
Reviewed by Shannon
*I bought a kindle copy of this book from Amazon*
“Just because you let someone in doesn’t mean you have to stop protecting yourself. It just means you have someone to share the job with.”
Ah Beck. Never have I met a man more patient and worthy of love than this guy. The book may be called Beck but it was definitely a Dee book. Sure it has a lot of Beck in it but it really is Dee’s journey plus the evolution of her and Beck’s relationship which happens to take place over three plus years. Beck overlaps with Axel and Cage before it ventures into the present, so the questions you may have had about what was going on with Dee and Beck get answered in this book.
Beck starts off with a glimpse into Dee’s life when she was young and let me tell you her parents are real winners. It’s no wonder she becomes so emotionally damaged. Skip ahead to the night she first meets John Beckett as was shown in Axel but from their perspectives. The next fourth of the book takes us back to the moments between Beck and Dee that we saw in Axel and Cage and didn’t know what was really going on between them. Well now we know and we get a lot more information. It was very interesting reading this part of the book right after I had finished reading Axel and Cage. I think if I had read it a few days later I would have enjoyed it more, but because I had just read it a few hours prior it dragged a little. Especially when Dee first meets Beck because this book showed the whole Axel and Izzy stuff that happened in the bar again all the way up to the moment where Greg carried Izzy out of the bar. So while I was all for seeing the new scenes or information we weren’t privy to in the previous books, the scenes already shown but just from Dee or Beck’s perspective were just okay for me. Luckily, at the 25% mark the books jumps to after the events of Cage. Don’t get me wrong it was still good. I just wanted to know what was going on in the present with them. Call me impatient unlike Beck.
“Patience wasn’t even a factor. When you love someone, you fight. You fight for them, and you fight with them. She needed me to fight for her then, and I’ll continue to do that until she can fight for herself again.”
And boy did Beck fight for Dee. There was just so much going on with Dee and how she hid it all from everyone. Everyone except for Beck…he saw through her mask and kept fighting for her. When it was all revealed, some of which was expected, was still sad to hear and even sadder to see her friend’s reactions to it all. And because this wouldn’t have been a Corps Security book without it there were some twists and turns that happened to keep you on the edge of your seat. It definitely kept me reading and wanting more.
With all that said, I did love this book. It did kind of make me sad to know that Dee wasn’t the happy person she was perceived to be in Axel and Cage because I kind of liked the fact that she was just a happy person but that probably doesn’t make for an interesting story. I do love how her story was two books in the making though because I love when stories tie together like that. And I did like hearing the conversations Dee had with Beck that we couldn’t hear in the previous books. I also loved how Dee had more of a friendship with Maddox in this book because, well, he’s awesome. And yes I am sad I have to wait longer for his book. I want to know what happens between him and Emmy, but that’s another story for another day. Anyway, I loved the mystery element of this book as well. It kept me on my toes and wanting to get to the end faster. I will say that I’m still not over the ending of this book. And I don’t know if I’m even ready for the next book. I still need time to process sigh. That doesn’t mean I won’t read it because I will because, let’s be real, this series rocks.
So after 16 hours in the air, about 6 of those hours I actually slept for, I read these three awesome books and couldn’t have enjoyed it more. It had all the elements I enjoy in a book…romance, humor, mystery, suspense, and great characters. The only thing I will say that I’m sad about is that the other two books in the series aren’t out yet because I really want to see how it plays out for Cooper and Maddox. What can I say, I’m greedy. I want it all. Guess I’ll just have to hold myself over by reading Uncaged until Coop is out.