Cooper by Harper Sloan

June 29, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

Cooper by Harper SloanCooper by Harper Sloan
Series: Corps Security #4
Published by Self-Published on 19th June 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 224
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

Do you take me seriously? Because I don’t. I use my jokes and easygoing personality to hide the pain I’ve felt since he took his last breath. I’m adrift without my partner in crime, my best friend…my brother. I can taste the vengeance just within my grasp.

Until she barges into my life. Promising me happiness and a peace I’ve been craving for years. She is the sun to my darkness, the happy to my despair.

But she holds secrets. Just like I do. She holds hers close, where I just pray mine don’t rock the walls we’re trying to build.

Now I’m stuck at a crossroads between my desire for revenge and my craving for her and the life we could have together—and I have no idea which road I should travel.

All I know with crystal clear certainty is that the past has the power to destroy it all.

review

Reviewed by Shannon

*I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review*

“I need you,” I whisper against his lips, loving the way his eyes flash and his face goes soft seconds before he claims my mouth.
And with that kiss, that claiming of my soul, I know without a shadow of a doubt that I’m forever ruined for anyone else.
With that one kiss, that one moment in time, it feels as if I’ve come home.

After the ending of Beck I couldn’t wait to get my greedy hands on Cooper.  It is highly suggested that you read Beck first or storylines will be ruined and/or confusing.  But for the purposes of this review, I won’t put any spoilers from Beck in this review, which was no easy task let me tell you.

When I finally got Cooper I devoured the first 50% in one night.  While I did read it pretty fast, a part of me felt like I was missing something.  I didn’t remember Asher and Chelsie becoming friends when they first met in Beck, but I could have just missed it.  Plus, the fact that Asher had such strong feelings for Chelsie from the get-go kind of shocked me since there was no build up.  It was just there with the only explanation being that he knew from the moment he met her.  And I know that happens all the time in books, but he was already saying that she was his and doing the whole alpha male thing once he got over being drunk all the time.  But I was able to overlook the rapid progression of their feelings because they were pretty hot together…especially their first kiss.  And I did like how their relationship progressed and continued to until the end.  The relationship aspect of the story was definitely my favorite part of Cooper.  Well, that and when Chelsie yelled at Dee ;).

Seeing flashbacks of Asher’s life as a kid was heartbreaking.  On one hand it was nice to know that he didn’t go down a dark path that he easily could have gone down, but on the other hand, it was sad to see what he had to endure as a kid.  Plus it definitely had bittersweet moments.

Now, the downside of the book to me was the last 20% or so.  Every Corps Security book always has an element of danger and mystery so I was surprised when it didn’t hit until the 80% mark.  The one moment of danger was over pretty fast.  So while I did worry during that moment, I wish there had been just a tad more build up to it.  It’s also possible that I’m just used to the Corps Security books having more danger and life or death situations, so when this one didn’t have it, it threw me a little.  But other than that, I highly enjoyed this book.  Chelsie and Asher were great together and the very end was simply perfect.

With the ending of Cooper, we’re now only a few months away from Maddox and I cannot wait! The anticipation and buildup has been killing me since the first book.  His story has been the one I’ve wanted to read since Izzy first had a deep conversation with him.  Ahh can’t wait!

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About Harper Sloan

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 husbands 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.

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