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Peek Inside Bound to the Bounty Hunter

Harlan Franco lives by his own rules: be in control, be detached, and never mix business with pleasure. These rules are tested when he's being paid to secretly guard the sexy, unpredictable, pain in the butt, Sophie Callaghan–a woman determined to stay away from him. Sophie is on a mission. What she doesn't need is hot, broody, and controlling Harlan barging into her life. After a night where both live out their darkest desires, Sophie tries to fight the explosive chemistry between them. But the ties that bind her heart to this bounty hunter are tight and tangled.

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He had everything under control until he met her.

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.


"OMG this is one ofthe best books I have read this year." -Denise @ NetGalley

"With all the hotnessthis book brought it was hard to not put it down or get scorch marks readingit. This was a fun, sexy read." -Shelly @ Goodreads

"I'm seriously hooked on this new series!" -Lana *DirtyGirl Romance* @ Goodreads

Wow,I REALLY enjoyed this one. I adored both Sophie and Harlan. This author hascreated a bunch of great side characters and I can't wait to read what is goingto go on in their books. I may have shed a tear or two.In any case, thisis a total two thumbs up recommendation for yourstruly. Eve - Between The Bookends @ Goodreads

"I loved thisbook, there was never a dull moment!" -Heather @ Goodreads

"This book was somuch fun to read. One of my favorite things about Hayson's books is thehumor and sexual tension she writes so well, and this story is that and so muchmore. I loved it." -Robin Bielman @ Goodreads

"Bound to the BountyHunter was a sexy , fun, thrilling read with a happily ever after ending that leftme with such a big grin on my face. Can I get book 2 now? Please?"-JoDeen @ Goodreads

"This book was suspenseful, hot, dirty, sexy,and fun! The supportingcharacters are some of the best I've come across. I'm excited to keep readingHayson Manning's books, and I can't wait to see where she takes the others fromthis book!" -Courtney @ NetGalley

"Like wow! Whata fantastic story!" -Lori @ NetGalley

HolyHotness Batman! Harlan and all his crew are freaking hot and sexy.Lots of action, great friends, suspense,kidnapping, evil bad guy, hot sex, romance. Jennifer - Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633756502
Series: Bound, Book 1
Release Date: Jul 18, 2016
Page Count: 361
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: bet/dare/wager, enemies to lovers

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By Eve (Between The Bookends) July 20, 2016




Sophie Callaghan is a P.I trying to make ends meet whilst trying to right the wrongs committed by her con man father. Harlan Franco is a bounty hunter and assigned to watch over Sophie by someone from her past. So begins a story of secrets, lies and love.


Wow, I REALLY enjoyed this one. I'm usuall... ...more

'Bound to the Bounty Hunter' by Hayson Manning is book one in the "Bound" series. This is the story of Harlan Franco and Sophie Callaghan. This book is about 290 pages.
Sophie is a PI that had a quick hook up with Harlan but he just sort of left. Sophie has had a touch round in life after her fat... ...more

By Corina April 03, 2017

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 h... ...more

By ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ July 15, 2016

5 - Volcanically Hot - Stars

Brain, this is your body. There will be no tingles, no tightening, no flushing, no drooling. Definitely no drooling. Hormones will stay in the box labeled “monthly.” Brain is in charge at all times. Be polite. Be professional.

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It's been awhile since... ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews August 15, 2016

Shelly's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Harlan lives by rules and control, but when the person he is hired to guard is his rival, the sexy, sophisticated, smart Sophie, Harlan’s limits are tested.

Sophie doesn’t need a man to protect her, she has been doing fine all her life, and sh... ...more

By Jennifer June 20, 2016

ARC received for review

4.5 stars (the beginning was slow)

Holy Hotness Batman! Harlan and all his crew are freaking hot and sexy. (He has Thor and a sexy chocolate bar working for him that are perfect for her friends.) He fought falling, but when he did, oh boy. Sophie didn't take any of his bossi... ...more

What happens when a private investigator is actually the one being guarded for once? And happens to be guarded by one very tall, dark and handsome bounty hunter named Harlan Franco. Oh, Harlan knows better than to mix business with pleasure, but there’s just something about Sophie Callaghan that... ...more

By Maria Rose July 19, 2016

Harlan and Sophie both have their own agendas, and unbeknownst to them, it puts them at cross purposes in this sexy and action packed story. I haven't read this author before, but after reading this one, I'm definitely going to remedy that! There are some super steamy love scenes between these tw... ...more

By Cate July 19, 2016

I really enjoy Hayson Mannng's sense of humour. Some sentences had me snorting with laughter. And Pongo, he made me chuckle, and hold my breath, every time he was in the scene.

Sophie and Harlan have both weathered tough childhoods but it's made them strong adults, dependable good people. It's su... ...more

By Lydia July 28, 2016

“I love you. Love you more than I thought I could love another person.” – Harlan Franco

I'm thinking of starting a new trend for a book category. One that will be called vodka shots. You know, because you down them whole in one go? Because this book certainly went down in as single a go as possib... ...more

By Helen July 17, 2016

This is a story that will bring out so many emotions as you turn the pages you will be laughing out loud shedding some tears and sighing throughout this steamy hot fantastic story as we get to know Sophie and Harlan on their journey to a HEA that is filled with so much pleasure and angst and dang... ...more

By Ayekah July 17, 2016

I like Hayson Mannings books and this one points to exactly why. Smoking hot men and sassy women and this story is full of them. Harlan and Sophie. With a brief history that did not end well for Sophie on a personal level with Harlan, she took back her power on a professional level. Both in the p... ...more

By Samanthe July 17, 2016

Bound to the Bounty Hunter captures funny, emotional, and naughty-hot in one irresistible package. I found myself completely wrapped up in this story!

Sophie Callahan is a hilarious and heart-rending version of tough chick with a soft underbelly. She’ll kick an aggressive barfly’s ass for touching... ...more

By Heather May 27, 2016

Harlan is just always full of surprises, "her eyes widened when he reached for the sheet and wiped cum off his stomach. “I told you, you were hot; I jacked off while you got off.” Her mouth dropped open." Japan's arguments are always compelling ones, “I’d rather be in a safe room, effing you on t... ...more

By Robin July 07, 2016

This book was so much fun to read. One of my favorite things about Hayson's books is the humor and sexual tension she writes so well, and this story is that and so much more. I loved it.


By Erin February 14, 2017

Bound To The Bounty Hunter is book one in the Bound Series by Hayson Manning.

Sophie Callaghan is a private investigator. And she is bound and determined to correct the wrongs of her con-man preacher father who has passed away. She works several jobs along with her investigating business to repay... ...more

By Susan July 15, 2017

A big thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing. I read this about a year ago and totally forgot to review it.
That being said-I did truly enjoy this book, and would recommend it. It had a lot of twists and turns, and the main characters had a lot of chemistry. I loved that he was watching... ...more

By Sandra March 26, 2017

3.5 ...more

By Gigi July 18, 2016

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 Call... ...more

By JoDeen July 03, 2016

Iam huge fan of Hayson Manning so when I heard about Bound to the Bounty Hunter I was so excited. The minute I saw it pop up on net galley I requested it immediately , seriously you should have seen my face when I found out I got approved it is safe to say I was very happy . I absolutely loved Bo... ...more

By Heather September 07, 2016

Bound to the Bounty Hunter by Hayson Manning in the first book in her new Bound Series. This book was fun and quirky to read and I found myself reading it at a really quick pace. The characters in the book had me laughing out loud repeatedly and their chemistry was hot and adorable at the same ti... ...more

By Teresa July 18, 2016

**I received a copy of Bound to the Bounty Hunter from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review**

This is one fantastic book and I hope that there will be more with the rest of the crew from Harlan Franco's team. This is definitely a 5+ star book!

What if everything you... ...more

By Cheryl August 04, 2016

Bound to the Bounty Hunter by Hayson Manning
Harlan Franco is Colorado’s busiest bounty hunter and security expert. Sophie Callaghan is a private investigator. They sometimes race to see who can turn in the bounty first.
The two try to stay a distant from each other as both realize not to mix busi... ...more

By CYNDY July 22, 2016

****4 Unexpected Starts****
Sophie is PI and Harlan is a bounty hunter; who paths have crossed in the past. Until one night of trying to catch Harlan jumper before he does everything goes out the window for the uncontrolled chemistry and Sophie letting guard down some only to be humiliated by Harl... ...more

By Bookgyrl July 08, 2016

Sophie is a PI, scraping by with all kinds of jobs including catching bail jumpers. She travelled around most her life with her preacher dad and discovered after his death six years ago that he was a con man. She is paying back his victims but is also trying to find out her fathers connection to... ...more

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Hayson Manning

About the author

Hayson Manning

I love Princess Bride, Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives – the drama is deliciously addictive. Big Bang Theory but will take Wolowitz over Cooper. Star Trek not Star Wars. Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire – any story that shows the little guy making it. I follow the Buffalo Bills like a religion. I am spellbound by showjumping and equestrian eventing. I love curling up and reading all books – no genre is off-topic. I like ironing, I hate peas, love donkeys, I play a killer game of Scrabble. I will often be heading towards the fridge for another Diet Coke. I eat nothing with legs and believe wine goes with everything, oh and I’m an expert at finding new and inventive ways to avoid exercise. I live in the sparkly beach side suburb of Redondo Beach in California with my infuriating shoe-dropping husband and my two boys who speak in mystifying grunts.

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