Sunday, June 28, 2015

Novel Review: Saved By His Submissive (The WILD Boys of Special Forces, #1) by Angel Payne

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance; Erotica; D/s, BDSM; Military
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: 2013
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Garrett Hawkins is the most valuable asset to his Special Forces unit—because frankly, the guy doesn’t care if he lives or dies anymore. Since the love of his life, Sage Weston, was kidnapped and killed with her medical unit a year ago, Garrett has turned the shell of his soul into the impenetrable armor of a finely-tuned fighting machine. Being the first tapped for the unit’s craziest missions is just fine by him. The less time for memories, and the agony they carve into his soul, the better.

It’s a plan that works—until one night, deep in the jungles of Thailand, Garrett’s world is upended when memories become stunning reality. The unit is called to rescue a group of kidnapped aid workers, only the head count on the retrieval is unexpectedly doubled. Sage and her teammates, believed dead, are very much alive. Only now that Sage is back in his arms, Garrett doesn’t know what to do. He has changed in dramatic and daunting ways, especially in the darker tastes of his passion. If he touches Sage again, he’ll want to claim her, restrain her…dominate her.

Is Sage’s love strong enough to let Garrett back in not only as her fiancĂ©, but her Dominant? Can she trust that visiting the new shadows of his life will lead her to ecstasy and not ruin? Or can it be that Garrett’s discipline is exactly what her own soul needs to find its way back to life—and love—once again?

The Cover:

I had this cover when I first read the book, and I think that one's okay. This one I don't think is a huge step up, but it is somewhat better. The first cover had a muscled army man, and this one shows more of the romance, I think. The grabbing of the hair. But I think the positioning of the head is kind of weird, and the photo-shopped ribbon and tags are kind of odd and stand out too much. I don't know, I'm not impressed with either one, but they're not horrible.


Sage and Garrett were in a serious relationship, and then she disappeared. He’s gone on living, feeling empty, ever since. Going on missions, doing his job. And then he goes on a mission with his team, and rescues her, unknowingly.
I love the attraction, and the love, between these two. Garrett thought Sage was dead this entire time, and tried to deal with that. And now she’s back, and they both want their relationship back, but he’s fighting it. Especially since he has more dominant desires that he thinks are wrong, no matter how much Sage tries to tell him she wants it.
I loved the way he fought it, and how she tried showing him, convincing him, that they could try again, that she wanted the same things he did.
This book went by very fast, and I loved every bit of it. The next book in the series stars their friends, and I’m really looking forward to reading it, and am surprised I haven’t grabbed it up already.

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