He saved her life…she saved his soul.
Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit, because, frankly, the guy doesn’t care if he lives or dies anymore. Since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed with her medical unit a year ago, Garrett has turned the shell of his soul into the armor of a finely tuned fighting machine. Being the first tapped for the unit’s craziest missions is just fine by him. The less time for memories and the agony they carve into his soul, the better.
It’s a plan that works, until Garrett’s world is upended one night in the jungles of Thailand. Memories become reality when the unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, and they discover Sage and her teammate among the retrieved women. Now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn’t know what to do. He has changed in dramatic ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. If he touches Sage again, he’ll want to claim her, restrain her...dominate her.
Is Sage’s love strong enough to let Garrett back in, not only as her fiancé but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can Garrett’s discipline be exactly what her soul needs to find its way back to life—and love—again?
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Great Start to a new series
Angel Payne is a relatively new author to me so when I saw she had a new series coming out it was the perfect opportunity to start at the beginning rather than playing catch up. The plot and the characters intrigued me and this book didn’t disappoint what a great start to a new series. Garrett and Sage both have demons and both are tested to their limits in Saved, I was captivated from the first chapter, I loved all of the characters and what can I say about the love and passion Garrett and Sage shared about from it was hot. Looking forward to the next in the series
A great start to the series
4.5 Star Review of Saved (Honor Bound Book 1) by Angel Payne
This is the first book in the series and one I really enjoyed. I have read other books from Angel Payne so I jumped at the opportunity to read this book as I have always enjoyed her writing style and the depth of characters that she writes about.
Garrett Hawkins is still struggling to fight his way back from the horror of the kidnapping and subsequent death of the woman he loves, Sage Weston. Not caring whether he lives or dies, he goes through the motions as a leader of a special forces team, doing his job but not really living.
Imagine his absolute shock and joy to find that on his latest mission, one of the women he has been sent in to rescue is in fact Sage and her co worker Rayna, who have been presumed dead for over a year.
Both Garrett and Sage struggle to re build their lives, both having changed in so many ways due to the horrors and trauma experienced. Can these two tortured souls find their way back to each other and allow the love they shared to strengthen and subsequently re-connect? Or has the past twelve months destroyed any chance that Garrett and Sage have?
I loved both Garrett and Sage and so admired not only Sage but Rayna for surviving such a harrowing and traumatic experience. Garrett is an alpha and dominant male, as are all the members of his team and it was interesting to see how both he and Sage struggle to reach a compromise as they learn to be with each other again as a couple.
The secondary characters of Zeke and Rayna, along with the other members of Garrett’s team were just as interesting and I cannot wait to read their stories.
There was intrigue, suspense, dominant and tender moments throughout this book and at times I truly felt I was on an emotional roller-coaster of a read.