The Long Way Home (Corps Security Book 7) by Harper Sloan
Best enjoyed after reading the full series in order
I used to read fast, but now I mostly listen to books, so I read pretty slow. With that in mind I stupidly decided I didn’t have time to reread the whole Corps Security Series before reading The Long Way Home by Harper Sloan, and I relied on my detailed reviews to get me back up to speed. As much as I loved the series, after 9 years I remember the jist of the series, but not any major plot points.
I HIGHLY recommend you re-read the series before reading The Long Way Home. I still loved it SO MUCH even without really remembering the main plot point that The Long Way Home is based on. But had I re-read the series, I would have been way more emotionally affected by this story, and it would have easily been a 5+++ star read for me.
“I see it in his eyes, but especially the lines on his face that tell me, at one time, this man laughed and laughed hard.”
Olivia owns a coffee shop and is a guardian for her adorable 5-year-old niece Riley. That little girl completely stole my heart right from the beginning. She also stole the heart of a silent giant who was at the coffee shop daily. Drew has been coming for two years, but Liv and him never really spoke, just kind of crushed from afar. But suddenly things have changed, and the giant quiet man has taken an interest in her and Riley, waiting to walk them home every day.
“I want so badly to figure out what pushed him to start being our bodyguard over the past few weeks, but it’s more than that. I need to understand him.”
For 20 years Drew has avoided any and all attachments. He’s lived without letting anyone close. But Liv and Riley were bringing him back to life.
“This was all supposed to be simple. Get close to the girl, wait for that slimy shit I’m hunting to make contact, and then move on to the next target after we take him out. What it wasn’t supposed to be is whatever this is. What I wasn’t supposed to do was grow attached to the beautiful coffee shop owner and her niece.”
I don’t want to say anything else or I may spoil the story, but I loved every word of it, even while I was kicking myself for not re-reading the series first, because I just couldn’t put The Long Way Home down and go back once I started it. But I do think this can be read alone because I still loved it without remembering some of the crucial details that lead to this book. I did, however, remember Sway, and I loved being glitter-bombed by him once again.
“Damn sure took the long way to find my home, and it’s even sweeter than I ever dreamed, baby.”
- Riley was an adorable scene stealer.
- It was so good to get lost in a Harper Sloan story again.
- I loved Liv and her influence on Drew.
- Brought out every emotion.
- Stood fairly well alone (but so much better if not).
- To get the full emotional impact of this book, you need to reread a 9-year-old full series.
- The cover. I don’t understand the see-through shoulder or whatever is going on there.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 3.75 Heat
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