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(Honor Bound #10)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  190 ratings  ·  98 reviews
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
Published June 19th 2018 by Waterhouse Press LLC
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Sex. Politics. Corruption. Conspiracies. Mass murder. Have I caught your attention yet?

Tracy was many things... Widow. Mother. Vice President of the United States and future leader of the free world... or what was left of it anyway. John's resumé was nothing to sneeze at either - Former soldier. Honorable man. Newly hired muscle to protect the VP at all costs. Oh and he was one gorgeous AF Dominant.

It takes just one moment to throw the world into chaos and to change everything you used to know.
Linda Dunn
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Dragon and his Kitten...

This is the 10th book of Angel Payne's Honor Bound Series, Ruled. She definitely saved the best for last. Give me a story with a Special Forces Alpha man, a woman that is fiery and kickass and you have caught me hook line and sinker. Captain John Franzen, all 6 and a half feet of gorgeousness literally walks into a room and all the women lose their breath by his mere presence. Tracy Rhodes experienced this first hand. A strong powerful woman, Second in Command to one
Erin Lewis
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star review of Ruled (Honor Bound # 10) by Angel Payne
I have been waiting for John Franzen’s story since this series began and Ruled was so worth the wait. From the first to the last chapter I was captivated by his story and found myself reading well into the night; so much so that I went to work exhausted.
This is only the second author where I have read about a Dom/Submissive relationship based in the political arena and I was interested to see how this story would work.
Have you ever wanted
Corinne Akers
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
John Frazen has always been the leader of a group of special ops military men. When that title is stripped from him and he is no longer special ops he struggles to find purpose. Enter Tracey the newly appointed Vice President of the Untied States. She’s in Las Vegas to give a speech and because one of the special ops guys assigned to protect her gets called away, John Frazen is called in to protect her! When terrorists attack the hotel and convention center she’s speaking at, their group is forc ...more
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yet again, Angel Payne proves to me she cannot write a bad story. The author is flawless. Honest. She cannot write a bad book in my opinion, and Ruled was no exception.

Angel is known for her HOT, kindle melting, intense romances and this was no different.
I’ll admit I was late to the party when it came to the Honor Bound series. It was a series that I kept saying I would start next, but would end up reading something else. I fully regret waiting. Like really really regret it! I don’t know what
April Symes
Angel Payne has done it again!! Wild Boys are back and just as good, oh so good! She has written another winner in the Wild Boys series and when I heard another Wild boys book was coming out, I did a extreme happy dance.

Ready For His Rule (The WILD Boys of Special Forces Book 10) is as fresh as if this was book 1 and has all the action , suspense, romance and mystery that I have come to expect in the Wild Boys books. In book 10, we have Tracy Rhodes as the second-in-command and she is just under
Kari Hansen
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tracy has her hands full as she finds herself a single mother to her son since the death of her husband and the newly appointed Vice President. When one of her security detail is called away as a favor John agrees to step in and replace him.

John was a Captain of the Special Forces and is a mountain of a man who commands attention and respect wherever he goes. It was supposed to be a simple assignment of providing security during her speech but when the location is attacked the adventure begins.

Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
John Franzen and Tracy Rhodes

You've seen bits and pieces of, Franzen throughout the entire series, and finally, he gets his own book. And Angel, saved the best for last.
In Ruled, the 10th book in the Honor Bound Series, you get an over abundance of emotions thrown your way. Anger, sadness and lots and lots of heat, to keep you turning the pages to see what happens next.
As I've said from Saved to now, Ruled, this is a series you don't want to miss reading. Kudos, Angel Payne, in writing such a fa
Tiffany {Beyond the Stars: Book Blog}
The men of Honor Bound always leave me wanting more, and I'm happy to say that Angel signed on for two more books in the series!

I'm so glad we finally got Franzen's story! And equally as glad that he met Tracy. This story is such a suspenseful, dramatic addition to the series, and I loved every minute of it.

The ROMANCE in Ruled is unlike any of the others. It's as unique as the characters and I found it really helped me understand the BDSM dynamic.

If you are late to the Angel Payne train, it's n
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Ruled by Angel Payne is book 10 in the Honor Bound Series. This is the story of John ‘Dragon’ Franzen and Tracy Rhodes. This can be a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Tracy is the Vice President in need of a security detail. Tracy is a widower with a teenage son named Luke. John is a former Captain in the First Special Forces Group. When John's friend asked him to do a security job for him, he goes forward to do so. After meeting Tracy, he knows this will be a much harder job with the feeli
Debbie Watson
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Franzen is my favorite Wild Boy!Absolutely loved this book! Angel Payne definitely delivered. Was sad to see this series end, but talk about going our with a bang! Franzen and Tracy's story tugged at my heartstrings and also had me laughing in spots. If you've never read this series you're definitely missing out
Trish-Sunshine Reads
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Again I'm up really late because of Angel and her books! So worth it. Love John and Tracy's story. The most emotional book of the series.
I'm so in love with those WILD Boys. Thank you for them
April Symes
Angel Payne has done it again!! Those Honor Bound boys are back and its so good, oh so good! She has written another winner in the Honor Bound series and when I heard another HB book was coming out, I did my extreme happy dance.
Ready For His Rule (Honor Bound Book 10) is as fresh as if this was book 1 and has all the action adventure, suspense, angst, twists, turns, mystery , passion romance and sizzling heat that I have come to expect in the Honor Bound stories. In book 10, Tracy Rhodes is the
Johan Bastiaanssen
A book that reminds me of Lexi Blake's Masters & Mercenary series, with strong Alpha Hero's that own a private BDSM club, but outside the dungeon take part in worldwide intrigue and covert operations. John Franzen is rushed in at the last minute to provide additional protection for Tracy Rhodes, newly appointed vice president of the USA when she visits Las Vegas. How do you find a balance when he is a bodyguard and a Dom, and she is sexually submissive, but also in line for the presidency. A ...more
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
When the free world is under attack and the VP is all that America has left, keeping her alive is the one job John Franzen needs to do. But Tracy, being the VP and a single mom does not go into hiding without putting up her own fight. But when sparks fly and passion ignites will the two continue to fight with each other in a power struggle or give into finding love in the wrong place at the wrong time? This book had me on the edge of my seat from the first few pages and I could not put it down u ...more
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
It took me a while to get into this story. I liked the storyline in general, but not loved it. The last third of the book I really loved, but up until then I had to push myself to keep reading. I can't really point to any particular problem, it just wasn't doing it for me.
Niki Ellis
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Keoni John Franzen, the CO of our Honor Bound Boys, finally gets his story and we get to know this enigma - and it is so worth the wait! John is absolutely mesmerizing; his depth of character, his dominance, his heart, his soul - it all adds up to why this ‘dragon’ is the leader of this group of Alpha men, who love with everything they are. Add in Tracy Rhodes, Madame Vice-President and John’s ‘Tigress’, his ‘kitten’, and the true Master is revealed and declared by this sassy, smart and strong w ...more
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
John Franzen is my absolute favourite

Ever since Angel Payne first began writing about her WILD boys and then her HONOR BOUND men, I have been waiting to read about the mysterious John Franzen. I knew his story would be one that would keep me entranced and hooked on every word. Angel did not let me down. Ruled is magnificent and my absolute favourite of the series.

John Franzen is the C.O. of the WILD boys, he leads by example and expects his men to follow without question. He is one tough, strong
Debbie Watson
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Franzen is my favorite Wild Boy!Absolutely loved this book! Angel Payne definitely delivered. Was sad to see this series end, but talk about going our with a bang! Franzen and Tracy's story tugged at my heartstrings and also had me laughing in spots. If you've never read this series you're definitely missing out.
Ceej Chargualaf
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(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
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Ruled is the tenth book in the Honour Bound series. Tracy Rhodes is the Vice President, in Las Vegas to give a speech when a series of lethal attacks wipes out most of the world’s top leaders including the President leaving Tracy as Leader of the Free World albeit in secret as, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, she also fell victim to the international conspiracy raging across the world. John Franzen is the ex-special forces operative, who after doing a favour for a friend and steppi ...more
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This book “ruled” my heart from the get go and kept it until the end. Sometimes in life we wind up in places where we never thought we would. Tracy and her son are thrust into the wonderful/challenging world of politics with the dream of doing the best that she can for her constituents and the population as the appointed Vice President of the United States. John, aka Dragon, is a former member of a special operations team that is called in for protection duty when a member of Tracy’s regular det ...more
Amanda McCalip
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy freakin' smokes!! Way to save the best for last! Ruled is the 10th book of the Honor Bound Series and boy was it a scorching hot read! Give me a man in a uniform, who is alpha and demanding to boot and I will swoon! Captain John Franzen is one swoon worthy man!

John meets Tracy when he is asked to do a favor by protecting the Vice President! He does not count on Tracy winding up being a major part of shaking his world up though. He signs up for one thing and winds up going a completely diffe
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Ruled is the 10th book in the Honor Bound Series. Each book can be read as standalones.

This is Tracy Livia Rhodes (Vice President of the Free World) and Captain John Keoni Franzen’s story. Even Vice Presidents have a sex life.

For some reason, I didn’t get that this could be a political romance and it really wasn’t but, it bordered on it, given that Tracy Rhodes was a VP. It gave me trepidations when I started reading it because that isn’t the usual type of book that I love or even like. Well,
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Action-packed, seriously hot and fantastic! This one starts out with a bang (well, several bangs) and then goes ballistic. As the POTUS in waiting Tracy is on the run with her posse, her son and a group of badass Secret Service agents after a nefarious foe changes the world forever. The agent in charge is new to the group and former Special Ops with a big ole Alpha streak. John is tasked with taking the group off the grid and he's the one experienced with going dark along with a few friends. Joh ...more
Kelly Kemmerly
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is one I waited for with an impatient heart. I longed to get inside the man that we have known for so long in the Honor Bound series. John Franzen or "Dragon" has been the gentle giant of the group of Special Ops. Franzen, the burly islander who traded his surf board for a pair of fatigues and a weapon eleven years ago, now finds himself protecting the second in command of the US government. This assignment proves to be more than just regulation security detail especially when the sec ...more
Tracy Ashley
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
John Franzen has always been the leader of a group of special ops military men and we have seen him in every book of the series so far. He is always ready, willing and able to help his men and the women they fell for in any way they need him to. After a particularly tough mission that title is taken from him and he is floundering a little with what to do with his life. When one of his men needs a favor John jumps at the chance to help. He had no idea that what was supposed to be a small security ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gail
In Vegas to give a speech at a convention,Tracy Rhodes Vice President is trying to get herself ready to do her sound check.When she is introduced to her replacement Secret Service Agent now assigned to her detail.He is about to rock her world.

Keoni John" The Dragon ' Franzen is in awe of Tracy Rhodes she is attractive and when they shake hands its electric.He is special forces and she has knocked him off his game.

When things seem to be going right and they try to take some down time at the villa
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***Originally published as Ready for his Rule***
This is the 1oth of the series and is as strong, if not stronger than the previous stories. Somehow Angel Payne manages to fulfill the wonderings of her fans of previous lead characters without turning this story into a reunion show and even strengthens Franzen and Tracy's story.

Franzen is a soldier, a commanding officer to his core but he has more than met his match with a fiery kitten and tigress who is second in line for President. Her strength
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Corruption, sex, politics, passion and love on this amazing last book of series of Angel Payne.

John was in special forces, but it was taken from him, and he felt useless like someone cut his arm, and he has been struggling ever since.

Tracey is the new Vice Presidente of the US; She is sassy, energetic and entirely kickass in power on her sit as a VP.

Captain Franzen, in the faith of destiny, became her protector, all his muscles and six-pack of hotness left the second in command entirely with jel
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USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life. She has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She most enjoys focusing on high heat and adventurous plots starring memorable alpha men and their headstrong heroines.

Angel's bestselling book series include the Bolt Saga, the Honor Bound series, the Suited for Sin series

Other books in the series

Honor Bound (10 books)
  • Saved (Honor Bound, #1)
  • Handcuffed by Her Hero
  • Surrendering To Her Sergeant
  • A WILDer Wonderland
  • Wet (Honor Bound #5)
  • Hot For His Hostage
  • Masked (Honor Bound #7)
  • Mastered (Honor Bound #8)
  • Conquered (Honor Bound #9)