Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch.
Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.
For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.
When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door.
Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated.
How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?
Axel is a gritty tale of young lovers given a second chance after heartbreaking life changing events put Isabelle in danger and Axel and Isabelle back in each others lives.
When Isabelle's life is once again in danger after her escape from her abusive ex-husband she allows her friend Greg to set up a consultation with a good friend of his from Corps Security to keep her safe, she would never have believed that the man who was set to protect her would be the love of her love she thought dead.
Axel can't believe the woman who he is charged with protecting is the only woman he ever loved, she broke his heart and soured him on relationships when she disappeared after she promised to be there when he returned from Basic Training.
This book is full of imagery that if you have ever been a victim of domestic violence my disturb you, I know they upset me and I have never been in that situation. However this is a very well written book and those images are a vital part of the make up of the heroine of the book and completely necessary. I don't care for violence for violence sake and I don't even like sex in books just for the sake of throwing in a sex scene, this was done well.
We are also treated to a fantastic love story of young love reunited and the trials they face both apart and together. We do have some rather steamy scenes that bring in the element of sex for the sake of making the story better, it flows and it is natural. There is a whole lot of the F-bomb in this book but to me it made the characters seem more real. No flowery prose in this book as I said gritty but really a great story.