Meet Liam & Megan in the newest stand alone
in the Hope Town Series by Harper Sloan!
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I’ve loved once. I gave everything that I had to that love. Blindly believing that nothing could ever take that feeling away from me. Away from us. And when my little world of happiness was ripped from my fingers, I felt a loss that still haunts me to this day.
Now I use that lingering grief as a shield to keep my heart from loving again. It’s that fear that keeps me from letting anyone, except my daughter, get close enough to make it hurt. To make my heart bleed when I inevitably lose again.
Until the day I met Liam Beckett and everything I thought I had protected myself from was shoved back in my face.
He’s on a mission to prove to me that a love worth having is a love worth fighting for.
*****5 Everything Stars*****
As I sit hear writing this review I have to say that I don’t know if I’ll be able to fully capture the sheer magnitude of how much I loved this book. Saying I loved Bleeding Love by Harper Sloan doesn’t seem to do this book the immense amount of justice it deserves. And let me tell you, this book deserves a helluva lot of justice because Liam and Megan’s heart melting story is one that will truly stay with me forever.
Saying I loved this book still doesn’t seem like a strong enough sentiment for the utterly captivating, beautifully emotional, and truly unforgettable reading experience I had while reading Bleeding Love.
I felt this book in my bones, and so deep in my heart. I felt every stich of emotion, every heated and raspy breath of desire, every wisp of spark filled connection, every swoonworthy make your heart melt moment. I felt everything. Every beautiful, all feeling, and consuming thing. Every. Single. Thing.
And that is just part of what makes this book the exceptional thing that it is.
Even though I’m not sure saying I loved this book will do it the justice it warrants, I honestly can’t say enough how much I loved it. I loved the words I read. I loved all of the extraordinarily crafted feelings and emotions I got to whole heartedly experience. I loved the remarkable and captivating characters I fell so hard for. I loved their triumphs and struggles. I loved the moments that hurt my heart, the moments that tried to make it all better, and the moments that made it all worth it. I loved it all.
Liam and Megan’s story in Bleeding Love consumed me heart and soul right from the very start. I loved that in this story you were thrown right into the thick of it right from the very start, and that just worked so well for what was happening between Liam and Megan. You hit the ground running, and you don’t stop feeling and breathing and taking in this story until you reach the end. (And even then you still feel, and breathe, and take it all in because it is that fantastic.) This story will just enrapture you from the very start, and feeling all that you do from these two from the very beginning will have you rooting for them from page one.
Megan and Liam’s story is defined by a lot of things. It’s defined by the past, and the pain and struggle that it brings for Megan. It’s defined by the determination and stubbornness that comes along with it. It’s defined by the utterly magnificent level of fight that bursts from the pages of this book, from both Megan and Liam. (Especially Liam. That man fights hard, and you will feel that in your bones.) It’s also defined by the exceptional and breathtaking level of emotion and feeling you experience from Liam and Megan from the very start to the very end.
Bleeding Love is defined by so many incredible things, and each and every one of those things is what makes this beautifully crafted story what it is.
A story of two people fighting to see and realize that if they find a way to breakdown all the walls and put together all their remarkable pieces, they could truly share something so beyond worth it.
My heart went to Megan’s character right from the start. That girl has been through it all, and much is revealed about her past and how things came to be over the course of the story. Megan has gone through way more than what any person deserves. I hurt for what she went through, I connected so truly to what she was experiencing and feeling, and I cared for her so fiercely as she went through her breathtaking and heart squeezing journey in this book.
Even though Megan has experienced a world of pain and hurt, there is such a strength to her character attempting to push through. A fire and an effervescent spirit that is giving it her all for herself and for her daughter. I can’t say enough how much I respected, loved, and admired her and the tenacity that flowed from her even in those very dark moments. Megan is a gem of a character, who will just blow you away with everything she’s got.
Liam Beckett won me over not only with his heart stopping smile, but with his heart of gold that was bursting with so much authentic, raw, and honest feeling. There is just such a goodness to his character that you feel right from the start. What he feels for Megan and for her daughter will warm your heart, while also quite possibly bursting an ovary or two.
What I think I loved most about Liam was the level of fight that he had, and that he wasn’t afraid to put it all out there for Megan. He was there for her, and through it all he kept pushing and fighting with all of his might because he knew they could share something extraordinary, if they were only given the chance to. He also wasn’t too proud to put all of his feelings and intentions out there, and he did that so genuinely with such integrity, that I guarantee there is no way you won’t fall under the spell of his character. It’s simply impossible not to love him.
Liam and Megan’s story was definitely a journey. It had its ups and downs, and it definitely puts your heart through the ringer a bit with all that these two go through, but I am telling you that you will bask in everything you get with them both. Even in those moments where you’re feeling every heart squeezing moment so fully in your heart and when your tears are flowing freely, you’ll love it because of the extraordinary experience you’re getting with Liam and Megan.
You feel them. You get them. Your root for them. You love them.
I can’t tell you how many times I had tears come to my eyes when I read this book, or how many times my heart literally squeezed because of what I was feeling while reading. I lost count. I can tell you though that I highlighted practically half of the book because the words were just that meaningful, and they needed to be remembered. That is just a true testament to the real literary magic that Harper Sloan created and conveyed in Bleeding Love.
I have read and loved all of Harper Sloan’s books, and I have to say that when I read a book by her it feels like coming home. That might sound super cheesy, but it couldn’t be more true. Her phenomenal writing, outstanding stories, and fantastically dynamic characters just continue to enrapture me within their amazingness. I love what I get to feel when reading these books and spending time with all of these remarkable characters. They completely steal my heart each and every time, and I continue to be swept away in the wonderfulness that is the world of Harper Sloan’s books.
Bleeding Love was no different. The minute I started it, I knew I was going to love it fiercely. About 10% in I had a feeling it would be my new favorite book from this author, and by the halfway point I knew without a doubt that this was assuredly my favorite book of Harper Sloan’s to date. I will say that that surprised me a little bit, not because I didn’t think I’d love this book because I knew that I would, but because Locke had been my favorite character in the world of this author’s books since the moment I met him in Axel (Harper Sloan’s first book), so of course his book had always been special.
I’ve loved all of Harper Sloan’s magnificent characters. They’ve each stolen a little distinctive piece of my heart because they’re all kind of fabulous, and until this book I think Locke owned the biggest piece. But with one heart melting smile from one Liam Beckett, Liam’s piece became just a bit bigger. Then I read this book, and got to feel the goodness and wonderfulness emanating from that man, and the piece of my heart belonging to Liam, and Megan and Molly for that matter, got even bigger.
Bleeding Love was everything. It gives you every single authentic, amazing, and emotionally heart stopping thing you could ever want in a story. You feel every ounce of what you read in this book, and it reminds you of why feeling a book so fully is nothing short of wonderful. It’s a story of what happens when two people begin to realize that love is worth giving everything to, worth every bit of fight you have, and worth every incredibly breathtaking and heart pulling moment it can give you.
Like I said, Bleeding Love was everything, and you’re going to want to experience that superb level of everything right this very second. Believe me. That everything is everything.
His mouth leaves mine and with his hand still on my leg, he demands, “Dig your heels in deep, baby.”
I give him what he wants, but not because he told me to. I give him what he wants because when his hand leaves my leg and pushes into the mattress, bringing his body up he goes even deeper into my body and those heels push hard.
Just as he demanded earlier, my hands go to his shoulders on my own accord and as he takes my body hard, my nails dig in with my heels still pushing hard against the small of his back. Our eyes never leave each other’s probing gaze. Never once do I take my eyes away from his, so full of lust that I know there isn’t an ounce of control left in his body.
He drops his head and I lift up to meet him in a kiss so sweet it doesn’t match the powerful way that he’s taking my body. A kiss that gives me more than words ever could at this moment. His hips slow and as his tongue rolls against mine, his hips start to take me in slow, deep rolls. He doesn’t pull back, just rocks his hips against mine.
I push up and cry out when he slips even deeper.
His lips come from mine and his hooded eyes open a sliver. “Feels like heaven,” he says softly. “Everything, darlin’. Feels like everything.”
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 husband’s 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.