Review: Bound by Melody Anne

Bound - Melody Anne

♥♥♥ 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.~

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