Dec. 11, 2018

Ruled (Honor Bound Book 10)

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


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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