by Angel Payne


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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 libido, and makes her yearn for things she shouldn’t. Sweaty, illicit things…with her body pinned beneath his…

John Franzen, six and a half feet of rigid composure on the outside, is a lost man on the inside. What’s he doing here? A guy isn’t supposed to survive eleven years in Special Forces, especially after the crazy missions he’s been assigned. Accepting the security gig in Vegas is just a favor to a friend—a way to fill time that’s become too damn empty lately. Until the cushy “babysitting job” becomes the most treacherous mission of his life, and the politician he’s protecting becomes the woman in his bed. The lover beneath his bonds. The submissive he longs to claim forever.

She’s destined for marble halls and an oval office, and he’s wired for jungles, dirt, and violence. Will her passion be enough to tame his demons? To claim the ultimate warrior as her own?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947222311
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Series: Angel Payne's Honor Bound Series , #10
Sales rank: 291,611
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance with emotional twists. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Honor Bound series, the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, and the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue).

Angel is thrilled to be an author for the Waterhouse Press bestselling Misadventures series, and looks forward to the launch of the Bolt Saga, featuring her super hero Reece Richards, launching in Summer 2018. Angel lives in Southern California with her soul mate husband and beautiful cosplaying daughter. As an “anime family”, they enjoy attending pop culture cons together.

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Ruled 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
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 to read a book so badly but dreaded diving in because you knew after it was finished that that would be it? That is the position I found myself in with Ruled. This has been one of my top series of all time from Angel Payne and she certainly has ended this series with one heck of a book. Ms. Payne has assembled a cast of characters that will stay with you for a long time. I knew going in that it would take a powerfully strong, independent and yet vulnerable woman to capture and keep John’s attention. After all he was the commanding office of the WILD boys and he has always led by example. Frustrated and with plenty of time on his hands, he agrees to a favour for a friend, little knowing that it will change his life completely. Tracy Rhodes’s is just the woman, Vice President of the Unites States, a mother to a teenage son. she is a woman of power and yet underneath it all she is a woman who longs to submit. The attraction between Tracy and her bodyguard John is off the charts, not to mention forbidden and dangerous for them both. When danger rears it’s ugly head with John be able to save the woman he has come to care for so deeply or with the unthinkable occur? I believe Angel Payne has truly saved the best for last and Ruled has jumped into my number 1 in this series and that is saying something. I have loved each and every story she has written. I adore the romantic suspense genre, throw in BDSM and I am in heaven
Gin More than 1 year ago
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. John and Tracy have an instant steamy connection and John is itching to get his hands on Tracy especially when she disobeys his instructions. Tracy is used to being in charge as VP but it doesn't take long for her to realize that John not going to put up with her disobedience. Whew, he's hot when he goes full on Dominant and makes her obey. These two sizzle as John teaches her a few lessons in submission. Hot, hot, hot! Spectacular storytelling, fabulous characters, steamy romance and a terrific political thriller makes this a must read. It's full of danger, suspense, adventure, mystery and really hot sex. My favorite of the series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.
Belle Aurora More than 1 year ago
This was a hot, steamy read! You have a female Vice President and a Special Ops leader working as security detail for her and they have an instant attraction. He isn’t looking for anything serious as he still has some unresolved issues and her being a widow with a teen, her focus is him. However, when an attempt on her life causes them to go into hiding, she depends more and more on this hot, strong alpha and he’ll do anything to protect them. This was intense and action-packed so don’t think this is an easy read; you will be gripping the book so hard and using it to cover those blushing cheeks. Angel did an amazing job with this story. This is part of the Honor Bound series but can be read as a standalone. I loved it!
djones1 More than 1 year ago
RULED By Angel Payne This is the 10th book in the Honor Bound Series. I think this is one of the very best of Angel's series. Ruled can be read as a stand alone. This is the story of Keoni John Franzen, who is the former covert special forces commander (side note, John is my personal favorite) and Tracy Rhodes, who is Vice President of the USA, as well as single mom of teenaged Luke. They meet when John is asked to provide protection for Tracy during a speech in Las Vegas. Things swiftly go awry when the building Tracy is booked in blows up. What starts as a simple protection gig ends up as so very much more. They are drawn together from the start. The story has amazing hot intense chemistry, BDSM, a solid story line, and very well developed characters. It is always great in my opinion when people from past stories come back to work together. We have several guys from the Honor Series come to help John keep them safe. This is another 5+ star book from Angel Payne `