Author: Harper Sloan
First published September 8, 2013
284 pages, Kindle Edition
Lena has always been the reliable one. Her family has always counted on her to be their rock, but when a tragedy shakes her world, she can no longer be the strong one.
Feeling lost and helpless, Lena turns to the only person who has always been there for her, her childhood friend, Greg Cage. Greg has always been the protector.
He’s always been able to shield those he loves from harm, but when Lena comes to him broken and vulnerable, he knows he can’t just be her protector. He needs to be her strength.
As they navigate through Lena’s pain and loss, Greg realizes that he’s been in love with her all along. But Lena has always seen him as just a friend.
Will Greg be able to break down the walls Lena has built around her heart and show her just how much he loves her? When Lena’s life is threatened, Greg will stop at nothing to keep her safe.
He calls in a favor, and together with his old friend Braxxon Breaker from the Breakneck MC, they’ll make sure Lena is never in danger again.
About the Author
Harper Sloan, a best-selling author on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, lives with her furry and feline friends in north Georgia. Although Harper has fulfilled her dream of being an independently published author, she also has three books published traditionally by Pocket Books.
When she’s not busy crafting her next masterpiece, Harper is certainly curled up with a good book. You can contact Harper through various social media platforms, including email, Twitter, and Instagram.
Cage by Harper Sloan is an entertaining and engaging novel that speaks to the heart of the contemporary romance genre. Harper Sloan is a prolific author who has gained a reputation for crafting thoughtful and emotional stories that resonate with readers.
Cage is a great example of what Harper Sloan does best, with its strong characters, compelling narrative, and heartfelt themes. The novel was first published on September 8, 2013, and since then, it has enjoyed a wide readership that has grown increasingly fond of this story.
Cage tells the story of Cage West, a tattoo artist who is also the lead singer of a local heavy metal band. He is known for his reckless and wild lifestyle, which has earned him a reputation as a ladies’ man.
However, when a chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Melissa Smith ends in a one-night stand, Cage’s life takes a dramatic turn. Melissa is a schoolteacher who is recovering from a traumatic relationship, and she is not in a hurry to jump into another.
Nevertheless, there is an undeniable chemistry between the two, and they are drawn together in spite of themselves. Their relationship is complicated by the fact that Melissa’s ex-husband is stalking her, and she is trying to keep that fact a secret from Cage.
Harper Sloan’s writing in Cage is strong, clear, and descriptive. She has done an excellent job of bringing the characters and settings to life, making it easy for readers to immerse themselves in the story.
The pacing is also well done, with tension, conflict, and emotional moments expertly placed to keep readers engaged. The characters are well developed, with backstories, motivations, and personalities that feel genuine and relatable.
Even the supporting characters are given enough depth to be interesting and add to the richness of the novel. The themes of Cage are universal and enduring, dealing with issues of trust, forgiveness, and redemption.
These themes are explored through the characters and their relationships, giving the novel an emotional depth and power that is hard to resist. There is a cultural significance to the novel as well, with its exploration of the rock and roll lifestyle and its impact on relationships, as well as its commentary on the importance of vulnerability and communication in romantic relationships.
Although Cage is an engaging and well-crafted novel, there are some limitations to it. The plot is fairly predictable, with few surprises or twists.
The romance between Cage and Melissa is also somewhat formulaic, following many of the same beats and tropes as other contemporary romance novels. Additionally, some readers may find the novel’s graphic descriptions of sex and violence to be excessive or off-putting.
Overall, Cage is a well-crafted and entertaining novel that is sure to please fans of the contemporary romance genre. It is an excellent choice for readers who enjoy heartwarming stories that are easy to become immersed in.
The novel receives a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, with points deducted for its predictability and explicit content. However, it is still a highly recommended read, and Harper Sloan is an author to watch in the future.