Reviews of Books by Angel Payne

Dec. 11, 2018

Ruled (Honor Bound Book 10) by Angel Payne is a story that blew my mind, making it another 5+ star read!

Synopsis:

When the lines are erased, the passion begins.

Lines define Tracy Rhodes’s life, and she has no say in the matter once she is sworn in as second-in-command of the free world. But the lines are crushed beneath the boots of her security team’s special advisor during a high-profile event in Vegas. The towering warrior with the haunting stare shatters her composure, invades her libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn’t. Sweaty, illicit things…with her body pinned beneath his…

John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. What’s he doing here? A guy isn’t supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he’s been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend—a way to fill time that’s become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy “babysitting job” becomes the most treacherous mission of his life, and the politician he’s protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds. The submissive he longs to claim forever.

She’s destined for marble halls and an oval office, and he’s wired for jungles, dirt, and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his demons? To claim the ultimate warrior as her own?

Ceej’s Review:

(You know it's the mark of an amazing author when you struggle to write a decent review without spoilers.)

Ruled (formerly Ready for His Rule) by the unparalleled Angel Payne is a story that blew my mind, making it another 5+ star read!!  This story had me from the very first sentence!  Angel just has this way of bringing sizzlingly HOT action movies into my head with her Honor Bound Men!

Tracy Rhodes is a woman with immense responsibility constantly pressing down on her.  As the second-in-command of the free world, her life is no longer her own.  She’s never free to be the woman she had always known, much less the woman she had no idea she really was.  Who knew it’d take heart-stopping danger and six and a half feet of a Dominant to show her?  The words that come to mind that describe her are grace, poise, beauty, feisty, and strength.  Especially strength.  A woman who can bring John Franzen to his knees is one with incredible inner strength.  I mean, can you imagine John Franzen with a weak woman?  Hell no!

John Franzen was the Captain in the First Special Forces Group.  Six and a half feet of muscle and command.  As a favor to a friend, he took a job protecting one of the highest-ranking politicians in the country.  Little did he know that the job he thought of as “babysitting” would turn his life around.  John Franzen, I will now always think of him with his actual first name (don’t know it?  Gotta read it!), just blew Zeke out of the top Honor Bound hunk spot for me.  John Franzen…holy hotness.  Maybe he calls to the island girl in me, but <sigh> I love him.  I need one like him.  Give me a moment to wipe the drool off my chin…  Okay.  Need to focus.  He’s a Captain for the Special Forces. Can you imagine the horrors he has witnessed and how it affects him?  As a former Army brat that knows many members of the military, I’ve seen that the composure these men must maintain is hard won.  It’s the same for Franzen.  I would keep going, but I don’t want to spoil it.  You need to see for yourselves.  What I enjoyed about him, amongst many things, is his eclectic tastes in escape.  What he found with Tracy was a thing of pure beauty.  It’s something many of us search for and never find.  Tracy needs to give me Franzen.  Really.

Ready For His Rule took me from smirking to glee to holy $#!% to sighing to more glee to the need for a cold shower to “oh no she didn’t!” to tears of happiness.  Another rollercoaster for me from the amazing Angel Payne!  Also, she brought a little bit of comfort for me in Franzen.  Being so far away from home, this was the balm I needed.  Thank you, Angel, for this astonishingly stunning adventure!

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Jul. 31, 2018

Ignite: Bolt Saga: Volume Two: Parts 4, 5, & 6 by Angel Payne is the EPIC continuation of a story that will leave you believing you’re watching an action film!

Synopsis:

Life is beyond different when a girl is in love with a superhero, and Emmalina Crist is basking in every passionate, supercharged second of the dream. But lightning bolts and power pulses can’t replace the trust she and Reece need to survive as a couple—a bond that’s challenged when a significant secret is withheld.

In a quest for clarity, Emma flees to New York—but Reece soon follows when learning the Consortium is ready to get back at him by targeting her. His mission to keep her safe has Emma more jumbled than ever. Is she strong enough to be with a man—a superhero—like him on a long-term basis? The ignition of their bodies is undeniable, but is the fire of their souls just as formidable? What happens when lightning flares but has no ground?

When a night of celebration goes horrifyingly awry, disaster strikes. Reece has to chase down the people who have taken his woman and ripped out his heart. But saving Emma also means reliving the hell of his past.

Ceej’s Review:

In Ignite, Angel Payne proves that she can enchant her readers even more.

Part 4 is a wicked HOT installment that shows just how perfectly angst and a certain super hero’s talents meld together.  It’s full of love and joy, pain and terror, anger and frustration, and a whole hell of a dose of delicious sexy time with our favorite super hero.

Part: 5 is even hotter and filled with even more excitement than the previous installment!  My heart was in my throat with the ending of the previous one, and holy moly!  It made me even gladder that Reece has the powers he does.  My heart stopped, dropped, and about passed out from panic on both his and Emma’s behalf!

Part: 6 had me gasping, talking, and yelling like I do with action movies.  That’s how I always feel reading a BOLT installment!  Angel!  Gah!!  I adored this part.  To take me from worry to panic to utter disbelief to complete jealousy (wink) to trying to keep my heart from melting, it just shows how effin’ enchanting and talented she is!  Gah I want to say more, but there’s so much and I can’t spoil it!

Angel Payne, you are a superhero rockstar!!!  I need more!!

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Jul. 31, 2018

Bolt Saga: 6 by Angel Payne is the action-packed installment that I crave!

Synopsis:

Trying to catch lightning in a bottle, they’ve messed with the wrong Bolt…

When a night of celebration goes horrifyingly awry, Reece Richards has to call upon a team of elite operatives to help him chase down the bastards who have taken his woman—and ripped out his heart.

But this ops mission is anything but one of their ordinary runs. The woman who holds Emmalina in her clutches also holds the key to a big chunk of Reece’s mysterious past—a hell he must face again in his bargain for Emma’s life. Only by latching his heart to Emma’s, and trusting in the connection of their love, will he be able to get her out of the ordeal alive—a demand that takes its toll on him in ways he hasn’t experienced.

What happens when Reece and Emma’s most frightening challenge is no longer those who are hunting them? What can a superhero do when he’s the biggest danger to the woman he loves? And what will that woman do to save them both from that hell?

Ceej’s Review:

Part: 6 had me gasping, talking, and yelling like I do with action movies.  That’s how I always feel reading a BOLT installment!  Angel!  Gah!!  I adored this part.  To take me from worry to panic to utter disbelief to complete jealousy (wink) to trying to keep my heart from melting, it just shows how effin’ enchanting and talented she is!  Gah I want to say more, but there’s so much and I can’t spoil it!

Angel Payne, you are a superhero rockstar!!!  I need more!!

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Jun. 26, 2018

Bolt Saga: 5 by the enchanting Angel Payne is even hotter and filled with even more excitement than the previous installment!

Synopsis:

Driven apart by fear… Reunited by danger…

Though it’s tearing him up, Reece Richards is determined to honor his woman’s wishes for some time alone in New York to work with the nonprofit organization she now leads—until a secret missive from the Consortium changes everything, forcing him to fly to the Big Apple in the name of protecting Emmalina Crist from those who wish to do her harm.

His plans on watching over her from afar are blown apart when her life is threatened—but even though he’s in exactly the right place at the right time, she’s not happy to see the man she left on the West Coast so she could get some clarity.

Now, her perspective is more jumbled than ever. She loves Reece, but doubts from her past and confusion about the present form a wall around her heart, making her wonder if she’s strong enough to be with a man—a superhero—like him on a long-term basis. Though their bodies burn for each other, is the bond of their souls just as formidable? Or is she the weak link in Reece’s armor that he can’t afford?

Ceej’s Review:

Bolt Saga: 5 is even hotter and filled with even more excitement than the previous installment!  My heart was in my throat with the ending of the previous one, and holy moly!  It made me even gladder that Reece has the powers he does.  My heart stopped, dropped, and about passed out from panic on both his and Emma’s behalf!

I love that while their situation is extraordinary, their relationship is fraught with the same things everyone else fights through.  It makes me appreciate them even more, because they’re not just a super hero and his perfect mate.  It actually makes me admire them because they have this whole other level that adds to the usual relationship pitfalls, and their basis isn’t sex or lust (though wowza theirs is freaking hot), it’s pure love.

Angel Payne, I need the next installment like yesterday!  Cliffies drive me nuts!  I need to know!  Gah!  This is my favorite installment so far.  It’s full of love, lust, excitement, dread, action, joy, sizzling hotness, and oh-my-gahs!

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Jun. 25, 2018

Bolt Saga: 4 by the enchanting Angel Payne is a wicked HOT installment that shows just how perfectly angst and a certain super hero’s talents meld together!

Synopsis:

Can love ignite a soul darkened by vengeance?

Life is beyond different as the girlfriend of a retired superhero, but to Emmalina Crist, the reward of loving Reece Richards is worth the cost. But when she comes across proof that Reece has been hiding a significant secret from her, their relationship is irrevocably rocked.

Reece might have hung up his crime-fighting leathers, but he’s continued dancing with danger by working covertly with ex-FBI hotshot Sawyer Foley to learn more about the Consortium—and how they can beat the sadistic scientists at their own game. While Reece denies revenge as his motivation for the hunt, he’s forced to reexamine his motivations when Sawyer brings a questionable ally into their inner circle—and a distraught Emma finds out.

Now, Reece has never been closer to unveiling the Consortium—but at what cost? His honor? His life? And what about the woman who has helped him redefine both? Is he willing to let Emma go in the name of vengeance? Or will their love be the light his soul truly needs?

Ceej’s Review:

Bolt Saga: 4 is a wicked HOT installment that shows just how perfectly angst and a certain super hero’s talents meld together.  It’s full of love and joy, pain and terror, anger and frustration, and a whole hell of a dose of delicious sexy time with our favorite super hero.

Reece Richards…is he really retired?  Is he a man that believes that while his actions are noble, that he’s right?  Or is he a man about to have his world turned upside down then his heart squeezed to within an inch of its life?  Gotta read it to find out!

Emmalina Crist…is she a woman who can stand placidly aside?  Will she be the understanding “little woman” while her “retired” alpha badass super hero of a man makes mysterious moves in the name of protecting her and defeating the Consortium?  Gotta read it to find out!

This installment is one that made me see an interesting side of both Reece and Emma.  It made me wonder if his ways and her needs will break them apart.  I adore books that make me think and draw me in to the point I’m yelling or cursing, or even gasping at the characters and their antics.  Bolt Saga: 4 does all of that!  Also, I admit that the whole sci-fi/paranormal thing is not my thing.  However, I cannot put these books down!  And who else, but Angel Payne makes me find pure enjoyment within the pages!  Gah!  I need more!

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