REVIEW: BOUND by Melody Anne

Posted December 14, 2014 by MeliMel in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review / 0 Comments


Title: Bound

Series: Forbidden Series #1

Author: Melody Anne

Publication Date: August 25, 2014



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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…

guest review Meli Mel

♥♥♥ 3 STARS ♥♥♥

As soon as I read the blurb, I became really interested in this book. It starts off in an interesting manner. Jewell is homeless and all alone except for her little brother, he is all she has. And now, he will be taken away from her if she doesn’t find a way to get a job to provide a stable place for them both. Jewell won’t give up until she gets her brother back. Things may change for the better when a strange woman offers her a job. She needs the money so she goes to the office building for an interview. This is when she realizes it is an escort service. After thinking about her brother, she decides to take the job in order for them to be together.

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“I want you now. I want you always. I can’t get enough of you.”

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Blake Knight is a cold man. He is wealthy, successful, and has no trouble finding women to join him in his bed. A friend of his tells him about a place called ‘Relenquish Control’. His curiosity gets the better of him and he ends up at this place just to browse. This is where he sees Jewell, she may not be ready for purchase just yet but that doesn’t stop him from offering a great sum to have her. There is something about her that he simply cannot resist.

Jewell was a good heroine. She will do anything in order to keep and care for her younger brother. I admired that about her. It sucked being in the position she was in. I’m not sure choosing to be an escort was a wise choice, though. Anyway, she wasn’t a doormat which I appreciated. But she wasn’t overtly tough either. She could stand up when she needed to, but she also had this naive innocence about her. Blake on the other hand, was very cold. I didn’t really end up liking him because of the way he behaved. At times he could be very cruel and that just put me off. I didn’t care that we got his POV and we see him slightly thawing because of Jewell, because he was a jerk too many times. I was feeling confused by him just as much as Jewell was.

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“I need to take you, Jewell–now. I want to make you mine over and over again.”

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The story overall, was good, but the structure of it was very similar to other books I have already read. There was no BDSM but the steam was still plenty hot. I was hoping to have a better connection between the main characters, but I didn’t get too much of that. I wanted a bit more relationship development. I wanted Blake to not be such a jackass towards Jewell. At least Blake’s brother was nice, I really liked him. We get a bit of Blake’s story, but I don’t think that it was enough of a reason to behave the way he did. But who knows, maybe book two will do a better job at explaining what exactly went down. It might also help with understanding him a little better. The ending was pretty good. There was a cliffhanger, and it even got me wanting to read the next book.

~Ecopy gifted to Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe in exchange for an honest review.~

About Melody Anne

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.

See Melody’s Website at: She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at:, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne

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