A hero worshiped … A prince scarred … A fate sealed … A love realized?
As you know, I am a total fan-girl of Angel Payne! But I am also someone who needs a story to grab my heart, my mind, and my soul. I want to be ‘in the story’ with the characters – feel what they feel, understand them, be part of their lives. Now, of course I know these ‘people’ aren’t real, yet when a book pulls you in from the beginning – when the characters grab you with the first quote – then you know you’re in for a treat and a ‘hang-on-tight’ ride! And Angel KNOWS how to write this type of book – consistently!
This book is the 2nd in the Cimarron Series. From the first time Brooke and Samsyn meet, there’s a connection – a raw, visceral reaction that can’t be denied. Samson Cimarron is the military commander on the Island of Arcadia and Brooke Valen is a warrior who is devoted to proving herself worthy of Samsyn’s respect. Because that’s all he can ever want from Brooke – even though she has loved Samsyn for more than 6 years. This is about the growth of these 2 complex, wonderful characters. What has brought them to where they are now and how the past affects the future and what it holds. Brooke and Samsyn are beautiful, flawed, lovable, sexy, infuriating, kick-ass and absolutely PERFECT!!! Plus there’s intrigue, mystery and suspense AND the ever-present, off-the-charts, hot, hot, HAWT sex!
Ms. Payne is so extremely talented and gifted in her ability to create layer-upon-layer of multi-faceted stories. You don’t just read an Angel Payne book, you truly, deeply, soul-reachingly experience it! The 2 books of the Cimarron Series pulls you in, wraps you in a big hug and lets you take a journey with these wonderful, deep, caring characters. Their chemistry, love, laughter, banter, demons, all the parts of them is woven in each word written.
Each of Angel’s stories are deeply developed, elaborately plotted and breathtakingly written – you will never go wrong – and I can’t wait to read her next great read!
Do yourself a big favor – if you see ‘written by Angel Payne’, buy the book!!!
USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on “swap stories” they’d trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.
She began getting a paycheck for her writing in her twenties, writing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine. Some years, various entertainment industry gigs, and a number of years in the hospitality industry later, Angel returned to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic fiction. Along the way, she also graduated with two degrees from Chapman University in Southern California, taking departmental honors for English, before writing five historical romances for Kensington and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell.
Angel found a true home in writing contemporary-based romances that feature high heat and high concepts, focusing on memorable alpha men and the women who tame them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Kinky Truth series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), and the popular W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series, as well as several stand-alone titles. The Cimarron series launched in 2015 and will continue in 2016.
Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, enjoying the outdoors, and gym-ratting (where her skin does NOT look as amazing as this airbrushed picture!).