Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Bound to the Bounty Hunter (Bound #1) by Hayson Manning

"I will have you, Sophie. For one night, you'll be mine, and do exactly as I say." - Harlan Franco

Bound to the Bounty Hunter
Series: Bound #1
Author: Hayson Manning
Publisher: Entangled
Release Date: July 18, 2016
Source: Publisher for Review

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Harlan Franco, Colorado's busiest bounty hunter and security expert, lives by his own rules: be in control, be detached, and never mix business with pleasure. These rules are tested when the woman he's being paid to secretly guard is none other than the sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If Sophie 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… If he could only have her for one night where she'd play by his rules.

Freedom-loving private investigator Sophie Callaghan is on a mission. The daughter of a con-artist is not going to be used by a man again. What she doesn't need is hot, broody, and controlling Harlan barging into her life. Her brain may say no, but her body craves this bad boy.

After a night where both live out their darkest desires, Sophie tries to fight the explosive chemistry between them. But the ties that bind her heart to this bounty hunter are tight and tangled.

After reading Hayson Manning's novella in the Heartbreakers and Heroes box set, I was intrigued by this new-to-me author. I loved Tutoring the Heartbreaker to Love (Hayon's title in the box set) and I wanted to read more. When Hayson approached me to review her new book, Bound to the Bounty Hunter, I jumped at the opportunity. She did not disappoint. The chemistry and sexual tension between Sophie and Harlan was fan-freaking-tastic. From that first moment in the club to the very end, it was non-stop sizzling. I loved that their chemistry wasn't just physical. Pretty sure they enjoyed testing each other's limits. All in the name of foreplay! Although I loved the hint of kinkiness in their relationship, I felt that Hayson could have pushed the envelope just a bit more. With that said, the sex between them was still very hot. I think what initially drew me to the story was the mystery behind Sophie's childhood, which is what drove the story along. The suspense elements kept me guessing and that ending! I can't wait until the second book in the Bound series, not only to find out more about the mystery man, but to also experience Hayson's writing and to hopefully add her to my list of new favorite authors.

I love Princess Bride, Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives – the drama is deliciously addictive. Big Bang Theory but will take Wolowitz over Cooper. Star Trek not Star Wars. Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire – any story that shows the little guy making it. I follow the Buffalo Bills like a religion. I am spellbound by showjumping and equestrian eventing. I love curling up and reading all books – no genre is off-topic. I like ironing, I hate peas, love donkeys, I play a killer game of Scrabble. I will often be heading towards the fridge for another Diet Coke. I eat nothing with legs and believe wine goes with everything, oh and I’m an expert at finding new and inventive ways to avoid exercise.

I live in the sparkly beachside suburb of Redondo Beach in California with my infuriating shoe-dropping husband and my two boys who speak in mystifying grunts.

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