Thursday, December 4, 2014

Review Tour: Bound (Forbidden #1) by Melody Anne

Title: Bound (Forbidden #1) 
Author: Melody Anne 
Release Date: August 25th, 2014 

Relinquish Control has just opened its doors in Seattle, and already we are not shy for customers. Relinquish Control is an exclusive escort service catering to the most distinguished customers, from business magnates to foreign royalty. This proven and well-established international business offers an elite selection of women who are ready and willing to attend to your every need with no questions asked. Confidentiality is our special obligation.

Jewell Weston is homeless and desperate at age twenty-four. Two years ago, she quit her job to care for her ailing mother and her young brother; the medical bills incurred because of the cancer that killed her mother two months ago took everything the family had, and the state then took away her brother, now age fourteen. The only way for her to get the boy back is by finding a job and securing a home.

When she’s approached by a woman in cashmere and pearls who tells her she can change her life, and is handed a card with the business name Relinquish Control on it, she thinks she has nothing to lose by calling the phone number. Maybe this will be the answer to her prayers, a way to save her little brother from the nightmarish foster home he’s been placed in.  

Blake Knight, known to the world as cold and without a heart, is given an exclusive membership to Relinquish Control by his devilish younger brother, who thinks it would be amusing to make his staid brother squirm. Little does this brother realize that Blake does indeed have unusual desires that Relinquish Control can cater to perfectly. What started as a joke turns out to be just what Blake needs. Though the world sees this man as deliberate and emotionless, it’s nothing but a façade. What lies underneath would shock all those who know him.  

When he and his two brothers were six, eight and ten, they were tied up and forced to watch while their parents were murdered. The image has been burned into their minds, though they’ve tried to forget, leaving each of them guarded and unwilling to give their trust to anyone other than each other. No one is allowed to have their hearts. The brothers would never think of letting down their guard with anyone else, certainly not with a woman.  

Follow Blake and Jewell’s journey and see if they can find a happily ever after…  

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“Let me give you the tour of our facilities and tell you a little more about us, things that you won’t find on the website,” McKenzie said as she began leading him from the room. “We are particularly selective. Our women are, first and foremost, elegant. No one will know you are with an escort. They are trained to be anything you need. We have a list of questions for you to answer, and then we set you up with potential candidates, women who won’t question what you want from them. Not only that,” she said, pausing to look at him, “but they will also enjoy every minute of it.” 

About the Author:

Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon - Rise of the Dark Angel. She's been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen. When Melody isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

Melody Anne is one of my favorite authors and I will read pretty much everything she writes. Apart from saying that, I have to say that I really loved reading Bound. I can safely say that this has been one of my favorite reads recently. The story is captivating and intriguing. and it kept me glued to my kindle until the last word. The characters are more than well developed and feel like real people with real problems. The story in itself is heartbreaking and the past of both Blake and Jewell are peppered with memories that can destroy their future together.

I have to admit that I loved the contradictions in Blake's character. On one side he is cold, rude, dominant and needs control over everything and everyone. He doesn't trust anyone besides his brothers which given what he wen't through as a kid, is quite understandable. He is also has a smoldering grey gaze and pantie melting body which combined with his skills in bed and his attitude ,make him that more appealing. He is just the ultimate hero in need of saving ;) On the other hand, I loved the glimpses of his tender and caring side and as his friend Bill said "his heart of gold". That contrast made him even more interesting as a character and made me want to find each facet of his character.

On first glance, Jewell looks like an innocent and scared young woman, and in a way she is that. But going through everything she had to go through and all the misfortunes in her life made her also strong. In a way Blake brings that strength in her out but he also finds the passionate and caring woman beneath the surface. In my opinion Blake and Jewell are the other halves of each other. On one hand Jewell's innocence and caring and loving nature can heal Blake's wounds. And on the other hand, Blake brings the strength in Jewell and can provide her with a shoulder to lean on when she needs it.

I can't wait to read the conclusion to their story in Broken, which is coming out in just a little bit more than a week :)

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