Cage by Harper Sloan
Greg Cage was born to protect. While growing up, he was his mother and sister’s shield against the world… until he failed. For the last decade, he has carried that guilt and need for vengeance around… until it was stripped from him. Now, with his best friend getting married and no longer needing his protection, he is even more lost, completely adrift, and desperate for some control. All he has ever known was how to protect: his family, his friends, and his country. Can he go against everything he has ever known, and give up that control?
Melissa Larson will never let anyone hold the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority right now. She has always been fiercely independent and proud. The last thing she will ever do is ask for someone else’s help. But when that choice is out of her control, forcing her to rely on others to save her and her family, and pick up the pieces that are left, will she be able to let someone else be her strength?
The second Greg locks eyes with Meli, he knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another member of the Corps family.
All hell breaks loose, leaving Greg no choice but to call in a favor. He hooks back up with his old friend Braxxon Breaker from the Breakneck MC. Together, they make sure that nothing threatens anyone Greg loves again.
Cage is the second book in the Corps Security series. I absolutely love the first one Axel, but I have to say that Cage is even better.
Greg is fiercely protective of anyone he considers family. He lost his sister in an awful accident years before. We learned a little about it in Axel, but with this book we get to dive into how deep his grief and guilt go from not being able to be there when she needed him. We also learn that Melissa lost her sister in an awful accident, that left behind her two year old nephew. She is still learning how to deal with her grief. She has her walls up and is determined not to let anyone in. She is trying her best to help her mother raise Cohen, her sister’s son.
When Greg and Melissa meet they both feel the instant connection between them. She tries Herbert to evade him and all his charm. Once she gives in the heat between them explodes. They both want to explore the feelings they have, but can they let go of their demons and the hurt to find their way to a happy ending? With several obstacles in their way, they must learn to depend on each other, even though they are both very independent individuals.
I love this book and all the characters. The strong alpha male and the fiercely strong heroine are a perfect match.
**I was given this book in return for an honest review.**