Monday, August 10, 2015

Review: Cooper by Harper Sloan

Publication Date: 6/14/2014
Series: Corps Security #4
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb:

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. 

No cliffhanger. This book is not suitable for younger readers. There is strong language, adult situations, and some violence

If you’ve read Beck, do not put away the kleenexs just yet. You’ll be finishing off the box with this book.  Cooper is by far my favorite book of the series.  While some of you may think this book is about Zeke, it is not however. Cooper is about his older brother Asher and his transition through life after the events at the end of Beck.  He has so many demons in his past that my heart shattered for him as he recalled some of the horrors of life with their mother.  These two brave boys could have turned out so much worse, but they stuck together and survived the best they could. Asher’s trepidation at finding love after losing so much really drew me into him as a character. He’s guarded when it comes to letting people in and not letting the guilt overcome his life.  He knows he wants Chelcie, but his demons cause him to walk away from the potential of earning her love. When yet another surprise from Beck returns into the story, Cooper finally realizes that he’s been given a gift and even he needs to learn to fight against the demons once again.  Cooper and Chelcie’s story is far from the normal love story themes that you find within this series and I think that’s why I love Cooper so much more than the other CS guys.  When someone as guarded as Cooper’s falls, he falls hard and unrelentingly fast.  Be prepared for an ugly cry smile fest with this man. 

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