Book Review: CUFFED by ANGEL PAYNE – Narrated by AIDEN SNOW

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This is book 2 in the Honor bound series. I didn’t know it was a series when I picked up the ARC of book 1 ‘Saved’ on Netgalley. I enjoyed the first book so much that I immediately used my saved credits on audible to buy the next 2 books in the series.


Between a rock and a hard place…
To Sergeant Zeke Hayes, the expression has always been a non-factor. There’s never been a situation he can’t blast, punch, or smart-ass his way out of, which makes him the perfect fit for his Special Forces battalion–and a natural-born Dominant who’s made a lot of submissives happy from Mt. Rainier to Vancouver. That all changes when Rayna Chestain enters his world.

A rock…
From the moment Z snatches Rayna from the lair of a South Asian slave trafficker, his inner grizzly roars to life. This is a huge damn problem, because Z isn’t wired to be a one-woman man. Growing up an orphan on the streets of Seattle has taught him that beyond a few hours in a dungeon, trust means disappointment and love leads to agony. But here he is, in the remote wilderness escape he’d promised not to share with anyone, harboring Rayna from a fiend who now wants his pound of revenge flesh from her.

A hard place…
Sheltering Rayna? Z’s never done anything more right in his life. But wanting her? Dreaming of her beneath him, surrendering to his passion and domination? It’s the most forbidden fruit he can crave…and the only thing he can’t stop thinking about.

A new beginning?
This is a dead-end canyon that no rifle, bomb or sweet talk will let Zeke escape from. The only way out is to confront the reality of what Rayna has done to him…the mountain she’s moved in his intractable heart.

Category: Romance, contemporary, erotic

Publisher: Brilliance audio / Water house press

Source: Audible

Trigger: Human trafficking

The story of Zeke and Rayna began in the first book of the Honor bound series when Zeke saved Rayna and her friend Sage from human traffickers with his Special Forces unit. The story continues when Rayna is back from the jungle and dealing with the trauma of her experience in the jungle. When Rayna thinks her experience with the traffickers was over, they are still after her.

The man that kidnapped Rayna and her friend was dead after an intense mission in the previous book of the series but he has a twin who has stepped into the criminal position of his brother. Mua also has the same plans as his twin named King, to capture Rayna and sell her as a sex slave in Bangkok. Zeke is there as her saviour for a second time or is it a third time?

I liked the continuation of the story from the first book. I am glad that I listened to the audio rather than reading it, because it has a more dramatic atmosphere with the audio which brought the story to life. The narrator was good when in Zeke’s perspective but I didn’t enjoy hearing him narrate for Rayna. So, I gave the story 3 out of 5 stars mainly because the narration for Rayna was not up to the standard that made me enjoy the story.

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