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

A sexy as can be bounty hunter, and one determined private detective – makes for an explosive combination!! 

Harlan Franco, Colorado’s busiest bounty hunter, and security expert, lives by his rules: be in control, be detached, and never touch the asset. These rules are tested when the asset he’s being paid to secretly guard is none other than his rival, sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan––a woman determined to stay away from him. If she 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, he bets he’ll have her for one night where she’ll play by his rules.

He didn’t expect his heart to have an opinion.

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 and digging into her past. Her brain may say no, but her body craves this bad boy. After a night where both live their darkest desires, Sophie must fight their explosive chemistry because one wrong move could destroy her. She bets he has to stay far, far away.

As the stakes ramp up and secrets explode around them, both are determined to win the bet.

But there can only ever be one winner.

 

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Published July 18th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC

Bound to the Bounty Hunter was my first book by Hayson Manning. And I have to say the book was great! It kept me entertained and captivated throughout the entire book.

I have always enjoyed the bounty hunter/private detective trope.

And Bound to the Bounty Hunter had a great mixture of a brooding hero and a kick-ass heroine. And add to it some sexy times and I was a very happy camper.

Sophie Callaghan was one amazing women. She was the real deal. Sophie was an expert in loosing her tails to the annoyance of Harlan Franco. She was inventive, great in bringing bigger guys to their knees, resourceful and knowledgeable. She also carried a huge burden on her shoulders.

Her childhood was comprised of traveling from one town to another with her father, a preacher and healer. Often they packed their bags at night and left then and there. Only after her father had died did she find out what was really going on.

But that was not the only mystery that was being solved in this book.

We had a daughter looking for her mother, too many people interested in Sophie, and someone that pulled all the strings.

Harlan, strong, commanding, and overwhelmingly sexy had his eyes on Sophie for a long time now. Unfortunately an encounter in Las Vegas made Sophie mistrust him. That and his determination not to do commitment of any kind brought tension to the surface every time they spent any time together.

Ironically they already had enough sexual tension going on to make the air simmer.

Sophie was attracted to him from the very first moment, and she really thought they had something between them that had the chance to become more. She was understandably crushed after Las Vegas and kept Harlan at arm’s length.

Harlan had definitely his work cut out for himself, because Sophie did not like to be told what to do and she usually disappeared even so he had people keeping an eye on her.

The suspense in Bound to the Bounty Hunter was perfectly balanced. And the supporting cast was excellent. It was actually so good that I’m looking into the next book.

The authors writing was fast paced, her characters flawed, interesting and unique. And her storytelling fleshed out and layered. At the end I lost a little interest and started skipping but that also could have been because it was later in the eventing.

All in all, it was a very well rounded suspense novel.

 

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