by Angel Payne


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To save a friend’s life, she’ll sacrifice anything. Even herself.

Brynna Monet is on a man diet for the rest of her life. No more G-men, spies, or soldiers, period. Willpower comes easily from the scars left on her heart by a string of dominant bad boys who have all asked too high a price for her passion—her trust.When the unspeakable happens and her best friend is abducted by a madman, Brynn is assigned as a secret consultant on one of the military’s riskiest rescue missions, but she’s got help from a pair of the Special Forces’ most notorious bad boys—Rhett Lange and Rebel Stafford.

From the moment Brynn lands in the middle of a Texas wilderness with these two, she questions the sanity of her decision—and the survival of her willpower. Like the most decadent dominant dessert, Rhett and Rebel embody everything her body craves—and everything her spirit fears. Their control unravels her fantasies, their command exposes her desire…and their courage moves her heart.

But, like all dreams, it’s temporary. She knows better than to give up her trust—until the fate of the mission hinges on exactly that. Can she face her biggest fear to save a friend’s life while retaining her own soul?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947222298
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: Angel Payne's Honor Bound Series , #8
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 239,637
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne loves to focus on high-heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series, the Lords of Sin historicals, and the popular Honor Bound series, as well as several standalone titles.

Angel is a native Southern Californian, leading to her love of being in the outdoors, where she often reads and writes. She still lives in Southern California with her soul-mate husband and beautiful daughter, to whom she is a proud cosplay/culture con mom. Her passions also include whisky tasting, shoe shopping, and travel.

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Mastered 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
Thrust together on a mission to save a comrades wife (Shay nearly broke my heart with the fear he had for his wife Zoe) who has been kidnapped, opens up a huge can of worms and unlocks feelings that at times appeared overwhelming for Rhett, Rebel and Brynna . Although this is a stand–alone, I really would recommend that you read all the previous books in the series before embarking on this adventure. Characters and situations form previous books are referred to from the beginning and I do feel it may help if you have read them. I did get a little confused at times as to whose POV I was actually in, perhaps a little more confusing as both the heroes have names that start with an R; Rhett Lange and Rebel Stafford. On several occasions I was getting confused as to whether it was Rhett or Rebel who I was “listening” too. I must say I thoroughly loved Brynna Monet; a feisty woman who is determined to stay on a man diet for the rest of her life. Brynna doesn’t trust easily and she finds herself confused with how she responds to both Rhett and Rebel, individually and together. I adore the romantic suspense genre, throw in BDSM and Ménage and I am in heaven. The chemistry and camaraderie between Rhett and Rebel was at times frustrating but these two work off each other so well and when they work together on Brynna then the outcome is extremely hot and sexy. It was interesting how Ms. Payne touched on the men’s “true” feelings for each other and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be explored or not. It was obvious that there is more to Rhett and Rebel than just brothers in arms. These two seem to complete each other although I wasn’t sure that they would actually admit to that. I am certainly glad that they did in fact get together in the end. As a threesome I love Brynna, Rhett and Rebel together. Their chemistry was overwhelming.
S_Abrams More than 1 year ago
This is one book that will entrance you from the action taking place in the beginning chapter. It can be read as a standalone although I recommend reading them in order. Shay is overwrought that his pregnant wife, Zoe, has been taken and his friends are gathered to lend whatever support they can and devise a plan to get her back from a dastardly unbalanced doctor. This brings Brynn back together with Rebel and Rhett although she has taken a break from dating men. However, these two Special Forces men are hot, dominating alpha males that make her mouth and other body parts wet. Brynn will stop at nothing to participate in the saving of her friend which leads the three of them to Texas. It is not smooth sailing as the three become entangled in a battle of sorts among themselves. Can they work it all out and stay focused on their objective? Ms. Payne has created one heck of a love triangle between Rebel, Brynn and Rhett filled with angst, steamy scenes, intrigue and some bdsm thrown in to add to the mix and heighten the reader’s pleasure. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read book number nine. I volunteered to read an advance copy of this book.
12020351 More than 1 year ago
This book was hot! Two of my favorite things: erotica and military suspense! I loved seeing how these found their way through love and found their true way together!
djones1 More than 1 year ago
MASTERED by Angel Payne Mastered is the 8th book in the continuation of the Honor Series. I feel like this book would be best enjoyed reading these in order so you know the characters, although you could just it up and read. This one brings us the story of Brynna, Rhett, and Rebel, who are working together to free her best friend who is pregnant due anytime and was kidnapped. These 3 have issues, she is unknowingly a submissive and the guys are both dominants. Man do they have heat! This is such a wonderful series and I loved this story. I do not like to give to much away in reviews, but I urge you to give this a read. Angel Payne has turned into one of my favorite authors. I have found that everything of hers I have read is very well written with great characters and great story lines. After you finish this book, I would urge you to try her Secrets of Stone books. I received an ARC for my honest review.
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for my honest review. I have read part of the books leading up to Mastered but ran out of time and didn't get to finish them all. It did not matter that I didn't have all the history the book is easily followed on its own. Brynna, who has sworn off men for life, finds herself on a mission with Rhett and Rebel. The boys are Special Forces with her best friend Zoe's husband Shay. Zoe is kidnapped by an evil man and the 3 set off to Texas to find her. Brynna has instant attraction to both men but convinces herself it can never amount to anything. The feeling is mutual. While doing recon to save Zoe, the 3 face some intense feelings. The coming together of these 3 is so hot and steamy. Angel takes you on a roller coaster ride of your own. You laugh with the characters and want to cry with them too. The story is so much deeper and darker than I expected. It is an amazing read and I highly recommend it!