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Bound to the Bounty Hunter

(Bound #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  160 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Harlan Franco, Colorado's busiest bounty hunter, and security expert, lives by his rules: be in control, be detached, and never touch the asset. These rules are tested when the asset he's being paid to secretly guard is none other than his rival, sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If she finds out he’s in her ...more
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Published July 18th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

Number one rule of being on a guard and intel job:
Be detached.
Rule number two:
Be professional at all times.
Rule number three:
Don't fuck the asset.

Well hot damn! Looks like I got myself a brand new series to stalk! Bound To The Bounty Hunter had a little bit of everything; broody and tortured hero, kick-ass sassy heroine, a little suspense and a whole lot of sexy!

I first fell in love with Hayson's writing when I read Winning the Boss's Heart a few years ago. I simply adored that book
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it



Sophie Callaghan is a P.I trying to make ends meet whilst trying to right the wrongs committed by her con man father. Harlan Franco is a bounty hunter and assigned to watch over Sophie by someone from her past. So begins a story of secrets, lies and love.


Wow, I REALLY enjoyed this one. I'm usually bored out of my mind when I read a slow burn type of romance, but this one had enough sexual tension that it kept me interested and turning the pages right up until the end. I adored both Sophie and Ha
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Bound to the Bounty Hunter' by Hayson Manning is book one in the "Bound" series. This is the story of Harlan Franco and Sophie Callaghan. This book is about 290 pages.
Sophie is a PI that had a quick hook up with Harlan but he just sort of left. Sophie has had a touch round in life after her father was found to a con-artist. Now this thing with Harlan where she felt he used her is just another nail in trusting men. Harlan is a bounty hunter and sometimes is after the same person Sophie is so th
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Bound to the Bounty Hunter was my first book by Hayson Manning. And I have to say the book was great! It kept me entertained and captivated throughout the entire book.

I have always enjoyed the bounty hunter/private detective trope.

And Bound to the Bounty Hunter had a great mixture of a brooding hero and a kick-ass heroine. And add to it some sexy times and I was a very happy camper.

Sophie Callaghan was one amazing women. She was the real deal. Sophie was an expert in loosing her tails to the ann
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
5 - Volcanically Hot - Stars

Brain, this is your body. There will be no tingles, no tightening, no flushing, no drooling. Definitely no drooling. Hormones will stay in the box labeled “monthly.” Brain is in charge at all times. Be polite. Be professional.

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It's been awhile since I've read something that I liked so much from start to finish. This was an easy read for me. The story flowed flawlessly, with a little bit of everything to keep it interesting and addictive! It had susp
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Shelly's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Harlan lives by rules and control, but when the person he is hired to guard is his rival, the sexy, sophisticated, smart Sophie, Harlan’s limits are tested.

Sophie doesn’t need a man to protect her, she has been doing fine all her life, and she especially doesn’t need the brooding, sexy, controlling Harlan to be the one to look after her.

With all the hotness this book brought it was hard to not put it down or get scorch marks reading it. This
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

4.5 stars (the beginning was slow)

Holy Hotness Batman! Harlan and all his crew are freaking hot and sexy. (He has Thor and a sexy chocolate bar working for him that are perfect for her friends.) He fought falling, but when he did, oh boy. Sophie didn't take any of his bossiness in the bedroom or out. Well, maybe once in the bedroom. Lots of action, great friends, suspense, kidnapping, evil bad guy, hot sex, romance.

Ms. Manning promising more books with Sophie's friends an
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a private investigator is actually the one being guarded for once? And happens to be guarded by one very tall, dark and handsome bounty hunter named Harlan Franco. Oh, Harlan knows better than to mix business with pleasure, but there’s just something about Sophie Callaghan that means he finds himself crossing that line—a line once crossed, Harlan’s life may be forever changed.

Sophie’s used to her freedom and free-thinking way of life, and running her own business. When Harlan e
Cate Ellink
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Hayson Mannng's sense of humour. Some sentences had me snorting with laughter. And Pongo, he made me chuckle, and hold my breath, every time he was in the scene.

Sophie and Harlan have both weathered tough childhoods but it's made them strong adults, dependable good people. It's such a pleasure to read a story with characters you'd like to have as friends.

And I'd like their friends. And Sophie's towering legs...but that's beside the point!

I'm looking forward to the next book in th
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I love you. Love you more than I thought I could love another person.” – Harlan Franco

I'm thinking of starting a new trend for a book category. One that will be called vodka shots. You know, because you down them whole in one go? Because this book certainly went down in as single a go as possible - I unconsciously slept next to my laptop for some hours after being awake for more than a day, woke up, and kept going. I practically inhaled it!

Harlan Franco and Sophie Callaghan are professional ri
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that will bring out so many emotions as you turn the pages you will be laughing out loud shedding some tears and sighing throughout this steamy hot fantastic story as we get to know Sophie and Harlan on their journey to a HEA that is filled with so much pleasure and angst and danger grab a drink sit back and enjoy.
Harlan Franco is a hotshot bounty hunter and security expert in Colorado he is gorgeous and knows what he is doing but he also really likes to take control so when he
The blurb sounded promising, the entire story less so, which means I’m quite undecided about this story overall, with an equal number of push and pull factors leaving me on ground that isn’t quite steady. In short, ‘Bound to the Bounty Hunter’ left me in large part confused (in some parts, I just couldn’t get the story straight), with the action choppy and some dialogue out of sync that I couldn’t count how many times I felt as though there were multiple ends left hanging before the scene and th ...more
Jul 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

DNF at 48%

I did not like Harlan or Sophie at the beginning of the book. I kept reading to see if they would grow on me. Unfortunately annoyance toward the characters became dislike, apathy about the story became boredom. The pacing was slow, and there was no appeal with the plot or the characters. Harlan came across as smarmy, Sophie as tragic and a little desperate.
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
This book was too boring. It was going too much back and forth. You get the feeling of insta-love, and the ending felt cut short. I had trouble understanding what was happening through out the book; not the story, but the writing. It was like a sentence or two were missing from each page...
Rate: 2.5/3 stars.
Elizabeth Neal
May 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Sophie, a private investigator, knows how to blend in to get the job done. Harlan, a bounty Hunter, couldn't care less about blending in. He is who he is and that's that.

However, these two clash fairly consistently due to their jobs. Their intense chemistry is another matter. Eighteen months ago they couldn't fight it and things between them got hot...until Harlan walked away from her when he re-engaged his brain from crossing the professional line, not realizing the damage he did to her emotion
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I like Hayson Mannings books and this one points to exactly why. Smoking hot men and sassy women and this story is full of them. Harlan and Sophie. With a brief history that did not end well for Sophie on a personal level with Harlan, she took back her power on a professional level. Both in the private security sector, Harlan is a security man/bounty hunter. Sophie is a PI who also makes it her business to make restitution to the wrongs she sees her dead father made. The story takes off when Har ...more
1.5-2 stars

This story about two bounty hunters named as Sophie and Harlan. They met a months ago and now Sophie's life is in danger.

The start was good and funny. Sophie apparantly was different than the other h. Yet she starts too gets hot everytime that Harlan is closer. She is this super-badass-female detective and the author shows some moves and her cases. Still Sophie was weak she disobeyed Harlan even when her life is in danger. She has low esteem. They don't talk and she doubt him everytim
Samanthe Beck
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bound to the Bounty Hunter captures funny, emotional, and naughty-hot in one irresistible package. I found myself completely wrapped up in this story!

Sophie Callahan is a hilarious and heart-rending version of tough chick with a soft underbelly. She’ll kick an aggressive barfly’s ass for touching hers, but she’ll go broke cooking dinners for her elderly neighbors. When it comes to men…well…based on her experience she’d be better off with a nice, big cup of tea. And a nice, big vibrator. She’d ce
Heather andrews
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Harlan is just always full of surprises, "her eyes widened when he reached for the sheet and wiped cum off his stomach. “I told you, you were hot; I jacked off while you got off.” Her mouth dropped open." Japan's arguments are always compelling ones, “I’d rather be in a safe room, effing you on the bed, in the shower, and on the couch after having watched you get off with a vibrator. I’ll be able to fall asleep with you curled into me, knowing you’re safe.” Her eyes went wider, and she sucked ai
Hero(s) rating: 3.5 stars
Heroine rating: 3.5 stars
Sexual tension rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes rating: 4 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 3 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 4 stars
Other woman/men drama: Indirectly
Cheating: No
Storytelling rating: 3.5 stars
Story ending rating: 3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

Robin Bielman
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun to read. One of my favorite things about Hayson's books is the humor and sexual tension she writes so well, and this story is that and so much more. I loved it.

Erin  Koiso
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bound To The Bounty Hunter is book one in the Bound Series by Hayson Manning.

Sophie Callaghan is a private investigator. And she is bound and determined to correct the wrongs of her con-man preacher father who has passed away. She works several jobs along with her investigating business to repay all the victims one by one that were swindled by her father. Her latest investigation takes her to Hostage, a local sex club that she is hoping will lead her to more information on Vladimir Petrov, billi
Susan Underbrink
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A big thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing. I read this about a year ago and totally forgot to review it.
That being said-I did truly enjoy this book, and would recommend it. It had a lot of twists and turns, and the main characters had a lot of chemistry. I loved that he was watching her, while she watched an employee of the person who hired him...convoluted but fun. Well worth a read. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Gigi staub
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Harlan Franco, Colorado's busiest bounty hunter, and security expert, lives by his rules: be in control, be detached, and never touch the asset. These rules are tested when the asset he's being paid to secretly guard is none other than his rival, sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If she finds out he’s in her life on an assignment, he'll never get the info he needs. But those lips, those curves, that attitude, he bets he'll have her ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Iam huge fan of Hayson Manning so when I heard about Bound to the Bounty Hunter I was so excited. The minute I saw it pop up on net galley I requested it immediately , seriously you should have seen my face when I found out I got approved it is safe to say I was very happy . I absolutely loved Bound to The Bounty Hunter ! It was an excellent start to the bound series .

In this book we follow Sophie and Harlan , I love these two together! it is safe to say in the beginning of this book they are no
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of Bound to the Bounty Hunter from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review**

This is one fantastic book and I hope that there will be more with the rest of the crew from Harlan Franco's team. This is definitely a 5+ star book!

What if everything you knew was a lie told to you by your con artist father? How would you cope if you have proof written in a journal by your father? Sophie Callaghan will do anything to make everything right again for those
Bound to the Bounty Hunter by Hayson Manning in the first book in her new Bound Series. This book was fun and quirky to read and I found myself reading it at a really quick pace. The characters in the book had me laughing out loud repeatedly and their chemistry was hot and adorable at the same time.
Sophie had a father who she always looked up to until he passed away and she found out he was nothing more than a con-artist preacher taking people money in the hopes of him performing life saving mir
Cheryl Steckling
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bound to the Bounty Hunter by Hayson Manning
Harlan Franco is Colorado’s busiest bounty hunter and security expert. Sophie Callaghan is a private investigator. They sometimes race to see who can turn in the bounty first.
The two try to stay a distant from each other as both realize not to mix business with pleasure. Now Franco is hired to watch Sophie and that spells trouble. He does not want her to know he is being paid to keep her safe. What she does not want is hot broody and controlling Franc
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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****4 Unexpected Starts****
Sophie is PI and Harlan is a bounty hunter; who paths have crossed in the past. Until one night of trying to catch Harlan jumper before he does everything goes out the window for the uncontrolled chemistry and Sophie letting guard down some only to be humiliated by Harlan. She working a case at dark lit club watching a stranger having kinky sex with two blondes while thinking how to properly bug his table and runs into Harlan again and that chemistry still there and So
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