This is my 11th installment in my Man Crush Monday meme. Since I read mostly romance, I thought I’d share some of my “book crushes” with you, and possibly introduce you to some new reading material.
My Man Crush Monday for this week is Axel Reid from Axel by Harper Sloan.
Summary from goodreads.com: 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.
Axel, Axel, Axel. I love a good second chance romance novel, and this didn’t disappoint. Axel is one of the owners of Corps Security and a former Marine. Isabelle was the love of his life and their relationship ended badly. Years later, they end up meeting again and it doesn’t go well. But things change, and so does Axel. Axel is fiercely loyal and protective of those he cares about. Despite his initial feelings for Isabelle, things change quickly and Axel stays a fierce alpha male. Absolutely loved him and all the other guys in the series. Highly recommend.