Title: Cage

Author: Harper Sloan

Series: Corps Security Book 2

Publication Date: September 8, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace

Main Characters: Melissa Larson, Greg Cage

 

Personal Rating: 

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Genre: 

Erotic RomanceContemporaryRomantic Suspense

 

Sex Scenes:

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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.

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When Greg Cage was introduced in the first book, he sounded like someone older. Like really older. That’s probably why I wasn’t really connecting with him while reading this book.

I liked Melissa. She was a great girl. She fights for her nephew, works hard for him, and still tries to have a life of her own. She’s probably the only good thing in the entire book. And even that is not enough for me to like the book at all.

What I did hate was the ex-hookup drama. Seriously, for a man who liked to protect the women in his life, he treated the girl like trash. The thing is, there should be a rule about casual hookups. If that leads to repeated sex, a man shouldn’t have any right to treat the girl like a slut. Even if you’ve been clear from the start that there will be no relationship at all, the least that a man can do is treat the woman with respect. That said, I think Cage acted like a jerk. If the woman lost her sanity, that was on him.

I just can’t reconcile this Cage to the Cage from the first book. What’s more alarming is that I see a lot of people rating the book 5 stars on Goodreads. I’m like, seriously? Why would you be crazy for a man who treats the casual hookup like garbage? Just because he treats the heroine like freaking gold does not give him any right to treat other women differently. Let’s just face it, in every woman’s life, there will always be a time when you’re the casual hookup, you’re the Mandy, you’re the one the hero could not wait to get rid of so that he could be with the heroine. So, how would you feel if you were treated like that? Every woman should be respected, regardless of who they choose to give their bodies to.

Plus, he keeps telling the girl that he does not want her, but it looks like he just could not wait to get his cock warmed by her body, however way he chose to. Talk about mixed signals. I mean, come on, have some back bone, dude. And what was all that shit with the Breaknecks? Not that I did not like all that went on in Las Vegas, but that chapter could have been given a better closure.

All in all, Cage as a hero disappointed me. I felt like the book was too ambitious and was trying too hard to make him an amazing hero but fell short in every aspect. I also wasn’t digging that whole insta-love thing between the hero and the heroine. This is the second book I’ve read in this series, and with the trend that’s going on now, I don’t know if I will even get to the last book at all.

 

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Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed ‘Estrogen Ocean’, much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero–the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn’t take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

 

 

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