Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Bleeding Love by Harper Sloan

Publication Date: 7/14/2015

Series: Hope Town #2

Official Blurb:

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.* 

After finishing book 1, I went immediately into book 2. I loved book 1 but book 2 is absolutely AMAZING!!  This story is very emotional and I cried several times while reading. At one point, I had to put my kindle down and wipe the tears away. Being a military wife for more than half my marriage I can relate to Megan a lot. This is definitely a book that will leave a mark forever.

Megan is suffering a loss no one would ever want to suffer and that’s the loss of her husband. My heart broke for Megan many times. People think that it could be easy and you can just pick right back up with life but until they are there then they don’t have a clue. I sympathized with Megan a lot. Hell I would have probably been 100 times worse than her. But Liam Beckett was just what she needed but didn’t want to accept it.

LIAM LIAM LIAM!!! This man made my heart melt more than one time throughout this book. Lee is one of my favorite characters from Harper so far. It’s so hard to describe Lee because he is so amazing. He doesn’t have a mean or inconsiderate bone in his body.  Lee knew Megan was suffering but he never let her back down. He did give her space when she needed it but he was always there.

I had a feeling there was more to Megan’s story than what we were seeing but I never thought in a million years how big it was. No wonder she was affected so much. And I fell in love with her daughter. Sweetest little princess ever!!! This book is hard to get through at times but it’s also funny too. This gang has a way of making my sides hurt from laughing so much. I can’t wait for Nate’s book!!!! This series is great so don’t miss out!!!  

This book is bar none Harper's best novel to date.  She took a step back with this story and just let it tell itself without dramatic twists or unnerving action. I knew going in that the fight for Megan's heart would be a rocky road, but I had no idea how emotional raw I would feel after turning the last page. Sloan has taken someone that is broken beyond repair and push her to the limit to raise from the ashes. Losing her husband in the war is a momentous loss in itself, but to find out the details of their relationship nearly killed me. Liam knew he couldn't push her passed her limits or he'd lose her before their love ever got off the ground.  Bleeding Love is the most emotionally charged and romantically intense book of 2015. Having experienced the sudden loss of my father earlier in the year, Harper brought all the emotions I felt at his passing flooding back. It took me days to even sit down and write this review. The tears are still flowing as I write this, but I needed my review to be on paper. Harper Sloan, I want to thank you for giving me as a reader such an beautifully broken and emotional read.  Liam's words towards the end of the book have profoundly affected me and made me work even harder to preserve my love for my father even if he's no longer here on earth with me. You've given me the strength to move on in my life and re-build  my family. For everyone else, this may be a work for fictional brilliance, but to me this allowed me to finally let go of the pain in my heart and finally live again. 

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