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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  2,688 ratings  ·  439 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published December 19th 2017 by Waterhouse Press (first published February 25th 2013)
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Hella hot ending.
This book is just full emotion and anticipation. I don’t know how this author could write with so much angst and despair. The build up of the story was almost too hard to take sometimes. I would have to take a breather just to continue on.

The deep love and connection between the two main characters was definitely something to behold. The story and plot was unique and unexpected. The intense heat and high sexual anticipation was felt through the pages and the end
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
***Mild Spoilers***

This was a miss for me.

The very beginning, first 3 chapters or so, led me to believe that I was going to get exactly what the blurb for this book suggests I will get.. A deep layered, erotic, heart pounding, touching & intense story.

But that's not what I got. What I got was a very simple, incomplete, non fleshed out plot. On top of that, I got lead characters that don't inspire any type of emotion beyond mild irritation. And they did have me rolling my eyes alot.

1. What bo
Nicci   ☞ Hell Raisin Sugar  ☜
There are TWO SEX SCENES! Seriously. Two. I am the girl that, upon starting a book, checks to see how many times the word cock is used. As a rule, the more cock, the better I like it. That sounded pervy, didn't it? I digress. Cock was used 46 times. Pretty good for this length, so I had high hopes. Alas....two sex scenes. We're gonna call this one a cock tease!

Good story. Garrett took an inordinately long time to pull his head out of his ass. This book could have been very dark and I am immensel
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I’m going to chalk this one up to that it just wasn’t for me. I’m a fan of this author and have read and loved several of her books. This one was not like any I’ve known from her. I think my biggest issue was that I struggled with behaviors and reactions after certain events in the book. This has some pretty heavy subject matter of kidnapping, physical abuse and threats of sexual abuse but the focus of the book was the heroine trying to convince her fiancé she can handle his dark side after bein ...more
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I think that the best way to describe this is that it's a hardcore love story.

The the love of Garett's life, the woman he planned to marry, his heart,has been dead for one year, sixteen days and almost twenty-four hours. In that time, Garrett has become the perfect killing machine. He could care less if he lives or dies.

"He'd filled in the cracks in his spirit with the no fuss mortar that let in no more light, and let out no more feeling. He liked it so much that he piled on years worth of th
Erin Lewis
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved book 1 in the Honor Bound Series. Angel Payne did an outstanding job.

This books has all the feels.. Love, loss, passion, sacrifice.

Garrett has been in mourning from the loss of Sage for the past year. He has had trouble moving on and really just getting through his daily life. Not a moment goes by that something does not trigger thoughts of her. Zeke really tries to help Garrett move past the loss and get on with his life, but to no avail.

Little does Garrett know that Sage is ali
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic start to a new series! Angel Payne has written a sexy, hot, passionate book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will fall in love with Sage and Garrett. I can’t wait to read the next book(s) in this series and hope that Zeke, Ethan and the rest of the crew will get their own stories.

Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Second chance love is always the sweetest and the hardest

Angel Payne never puts a word wrong when she is writing about alpha men and the women that they love. SAVED is no exception. Once again Ms Payne has written a story that will break your heart, laugh and and get extremely frustrated.

Garrett has mourned the loss of his one true love for the past year not knowing that Sage is still very much alive. Sage has survived car bombs, the desert and kidnappings, all on the way to be miraculously sa
Marie Vasquez
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
I was introduced to Angel Payne through the Misadventures series. Her story Misadventures with a Super Hero was so exciting, erotic and my favorite of the series. It made me an instant fan. So when I saw that she started a new series, I jumped at the chance to read more of her work.

Saved was a great read. In this story you get the military hero with elements of BDSM which is a genre that I absolutely LOVE.

Garrett was a soldier through and through and having lost the love of his life, he’s becom
MaryAnn Costanzo
He saved her life…she saved his soul.
Read this book as part of Net Galley ARC for an honest review
I can't say enough about this book. Garrett Hawkins part of a special forces unit lost his world Sage Weston only to stumble across her during a mission in Thailand. Can they reconnect and make their love endure the many changes that has happened during the last year?
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great premise to A good story.
I was drawn in from the very beginning of Garrett and Sage's story as told by the author, Angel Payne.
Tormented and broken, Garrett tore at my heart.
Sage is strong and A fighter...she refuses to be broken.
They both have changed through their ordeal and once found they have so much work ahead of them.
This story drew me in from the very beginning but lost me a little in the middle. I don't know if it was the editing of the push and pull that got to be too much for
Sonia Almeida Dias
Oct 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
Got this book through Netgalley in exchange for a review.

To be honest, I was expecting something quite different, but the mention of Thailand in the description just made me want to read this book. However it was a huge disappointment.

The story is not well constructed, not believable, and was unable to keep my interest at all. Not very keen to try other books by this author.
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honor Bound #1
Angel Payne
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Another great story by Angel Payne. I never know what to expect when I pick up one of her novels. It’s never just a typical romance.
The beginning of this story was so intense and so difficult to imagine the terror Sage and Rayna had to endure.
And poor Gage has just spent the last year of his life mourning his fiancé he thought had died.
The characters and the relationships are so strong and impressive. They have all been through some traumatic events a
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you love someone, you should trust them with your wants, needs and cravings. You should never try to be someone you are not or hide from them, because you never know if your wants and needs are their wants and needs. Garrett had to learn that the hard way.
When his fiance Sage was kidnapped and killed, Garrett didn't care for anything. He would do anything and in my opinion wouldn't have minded if he died. He wanted to be with his heart. He wanted to leave the hell he was living. He would n
Linda Dunn
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story surprised me by pulling all of my emotional strings. Garrett, unyielding in his dedication and devotion to being part of a Special Forces Unit. Built like a tank, but also a prisoner to his dark desires, he finds himself in a constant struggle to come to terms with them. His will to live is almost non-existence after finding out his fiancée Sage was kidnapped and killed in the jungles of Thailand while on an aid mission. The guilt he feels in not being able to protect and save her hav ...more
Pennie Morgan
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! This has so much heart and soul wrapped up in the pages it can hardly contain it! Sage and Rayna were kidnapped and considered dead a year ago. Garrett Hawkins, with the Special Forces unit, is being sent in on a mission to rescue aid workers who were kidnapped. A year after his fiance has been killed he is barely hanging on and lives for any mission but this one is cutting it close to the bone. Especially when one of the prisoners they rescue is his fiance. Getting Sage back is just the ...more
Amber Rose
Garrett believed he lost his love of his life. He is struggling, puts his heart on hold since there is only one women that he loved and will ever love. On a mission in the special force in the jungle Sage his dead Sage is alive. Not dead!

Sage has been kidnapped with her medical group and everyone thought she was dead. Garrett sees Sage and he is afraid, his heart has been broken for a year. But he wants her, but he knows if he touches her then he will want to dominate Sage.

I had a couple of pr
Becky Wise
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tantalizing. Hot. Sexy. Scorching. Badass. Strength. Are just a few words I would use to describe Saved. Just wow and this is only book one of the Honor Bound Series. Saved is all Garrett and Sage. Let me tell you this hold onto your seats and your panties and enjoy the roller coaster. After all this time being held I'm amazed by Sage's strength and courage to keep going. She not only fought for herself and her friends while being held captive but she also ends up fighting for Garrett. After Sag ...more
Kelly Kemmerly
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love a book that works under your skin and makes you tingle, itch, and shiver for days after! Saved by the daringly talented, Angel Payne hits all the high notes with this book as the first in her Honor Bound Series. Truthfully, I was smitten with Garrett from the first page as he bites into Sage's flesh. Sage captured my interest with her fighting spirit and willingness to count on hope when it all seemed lost.
SavedSaved will introduce a party of characters that have incredible worth and cha
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting, sexy military BDSM romance

Angel Payne out does herself in this the first of the Honor Bound series. Garrett and Sage are reunited when he rescue Sage after thinking she'd been killed a year earlier. Their love is still strong but they have an emotional and physical journey to complete and Evil has to be thwarted before they get their HEA. This book kept my attention from the first to last chapter. Well written characters and plot had me finishing it in one sitting. I found the secondar
Krista Ricchi
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has everything love, loss, passion and action. The characters have so much depth and the writing was amazing. I have recently starting reading Angel’s books and I loved everything about them. This book had such an incredible plot. Losing you soulmate can crush and harden you but finding out it was all a lie will turn you into someone that everyone should fear. The story unfolds perfectly and I love how everything slowly comes together. Love is never easy and this couple definitely has ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This my first time reading one of Angel Payne books. I'm now hooked on her. I will be definitely reading more of her books. This is story is about Love, loss, passion, sacrifice. It's Garrett and Sage story. I was drawn in from the very beginning. Garrett is tormented and broken and he tore at my heart so much. Your heart will go out to him. While Sage is strong and A fighter. This is the first book in this series. It's MUST READ too!!! You will have to get this one and read it, to see what's a ...more
Ashley Olson- lovestoread08
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an ARC through netgalley for an honest review! Sexy, thrilling, and captivating!!!! Amazing start to a new series! Garrett and Sage both showed amazing strength and devotion to each other through their journey. Chemistry was off the charts between these two! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Garrett is one hot alpha man. Sage is one complicated woman. They make for one hot sexy complicated couple. They saved each other. Could not wait to see where the story would go. Loved this couple. A must read.
DJ Sakata
I am not enjoying this one, just too brutal for me. Best I stop and DNF.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Garrett Hawkins is a special forces operative who has been struggling to survive the last year after losing his fiancee Sage Weston. Sage was presumed dead after her vehicle was blown up and no bodies were found. After losing Sage, Garrett doesn't really care if he lives or dies and continues to go on dangerous mission after mission.

Garrett's current mission in Thailand is to break up a sex slavery ring of captured American females. The mission is a success and gives Garrett the shock of his lif
Romance Readers Retreat
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Garrett’s life as he knew it ended the day his fiancé was kidnapped and then killed. He is a shell of his former self. Over time he has developed a need to dominate and is an asset to his Special Forces team because he takes risks only someone who doesn’t care about dying would take. He has no problem being called for the craziest and riskiest missions. It gives him little time to think about the pain he feels losing Sage.

When Garrett’s team is on a rescue mission in Thailand his life changes on
Heather Bass
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of the Honor Band series and this is how you start off a new series. Wow. I absolutely love military romances. This author made me fall in love with this genre even more now. I could not put this book down. I was glued to my Kindle all night long. It only took me a few hours to devour this epic love story.

Garrett had the love of his life until one day a phone call shattered it all. He finds out that his Sage was killed in a mission and his heart is broken. A year passes a
CLiK Books
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Saved - Honour Bound by Angel Payne

This story interested me from the beginning, with its story connections to Special Ops, humanitarian workers and human trafficking but I wasn’t prepared for the emotional connections that Angel Payne was able to establish in just the first few chapters.

Garrett and Sage both have their demons but when they are ripped apart by a human trafficking ring leader, both are set to test their limits.

Garrett throws himself into his operations with his team, thinking th
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