Saved Summary

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?

Book Reviews

The Charm Offensive Alison C.

This is the first title in a series of romantic suspense novels.4 star

Garrett, a high-ranking member of a military special forces unit, believes he lost the love of his life, Sage, when she was among a group of aid workers who were kidnapped and killed in the jungles of Thailand a year earlier. He is in the midst of grieving the loss of his beloved when Sage and her teammates are rescued and the world as he knows it is turned upside down. This is the first title in a series of romantic suspense novels. This is the first title I've read by the author but I'll definitely be checking out more. TAGS: fiction, romance, erotic romance, bdsm, military romance, romantic suspense, 2nd chance romance *Thanks to NetGalley, Waterhouse Press & Angel Payne for providing a free eARC in exchange for my honest review #BookReview #NetGalley @NetGalley #Saved #WaterhousePress @WaterhousePress #AngelPayne @angelp91245


Not good1 star

This is my first book from this author and I just can’t finish it. She suffers from word vomit and the writing style just doesn’t create realistic scenarios. One example from the book: “If a crystal ball had floated ahead of them through the brush and shown they’d be dry-humping each other through a mini psychotherapy session, he would’ve hurled the thing into the woods and told it to go back to the cheap toy store it came from.” After several chapters of garbage like this, I just had to abandon the book.15


Hearts in darkness4 star

Intense, emotional roller coaster, with steaming hot romance.45

Jodie 12

Awesome5 star

Loved the book and story line.55

donna dh

Saved4 star

This book has a lot of ups and downs, a page turner for sure some hard to read but unfortunately these things happen in the real world. But the love between Sage and Garrett proved we could believe!45

Cali Jewel

Thrilling Romantic Adventure!4 star

Talk about your emotional roller coaster rides (but in the best way). A Thrilling, dangerous, sexy, sweet, engaging and passionate romantic journey that brings this amazing couple a second chance. Garrett Hawkins is a strong, sexy, passionate alpha male that has taken on the most dangerous aspects of his special forces units assignments since losing the love of his life and giving up on caring if he lives or dies. Sage Weston, was kidnapped and presumed killed with her medical unit a year ago until his latest assignment takes him to rescuing kidnapped aid workers and he finds her among them. Can they get back what they had after so much darkness? Loved every heart felt twist and turn in this romantic journey.45

Kristie Koste

A mental and emotional roller coaster ride...5 star

Saved By: Angel Payne ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Review by Kristie K A mental and emotional roller coaster ride, with strong characters, dark undertones, and intense sexual chemistry… Wow…what can I say about Saved…this is the first installment of the new Honor Bound series from Angel Payne. A stellar start to a new series, Saved takes the reader on an incredible journey through heartbreak, loss, anger, pain, redemption, renewal, and love. These characters are thrown into so many difficult situations, and forced to endure heartache beyond what most could handle. It will break your heart, tarnish your soul, then turn your world back on its head. A truly unique and incredible storyline, executed in a way only Ms. Payne could accomplish, Saved is one hell of an adventure. The character development is wonderful, bringing to life two very intriguing characters, each with a depth and soul that I fell in love with. An intense tale that will no doubt stick with me for a while, Saved is an incredible debut for a new series, and I cannot wait to see what comes next. Kristie K55

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