Bound - Forbidden Series - Book One

Bound - Forbidden Series - Book One

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by Melody Anne

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**Now includes the full novel, Broken: Forbidden Series - Book Two as bonus content**

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


**Now includes the full novel, Broken: Forbidden Series - Book Two as bonus content**

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 ten. 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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Bound - Forbidden Series - Book One 4.1 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cliff-hanger. And short to boot. I never thought Melody Anne would stoop to this tactic. I have over 10 books by this author and use to pre-order when available. Not anymore. I'll wait to see the reviews and wean myself off this author. All the Anderson books though connected were stand alone and great. If she just wants to make more money by splitting a book in two, she should consider just writing the full book and charging for it. This is a bad move on her part. I hope someone on her team reads these reviews and realizes how many readers she has upset. What a way to go Melody!
jansamlovestoread More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book - became involved in the characters. But I HATE cliffhanger books and wish I knew this was one before I purchased. I only buy books that say they are cliffhangers when the series is completed. I think it should have to be indicated because I won't remember the story well enough by the time the December release is here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is the tortured Blake with his devastating past and struggling Jewel desperate to get back her brother from the system. The story did catch me and I did not mind how hard Blake is because you can tell that Jewel just slides under his protective hard shell. But Jewel on the other hand, even though she is being responsible and trying anything to get back her brother, she seems immature and doesn't really get Blake at all. She never sees below the surface of Blake how she is getting to him and how he can't resist her, she never tries to look beyond obvious and it gets annoying making me wonder what Blake sees in her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sex scenes were a bit much but she is an escort so I shouldn't be surprised. It really was a good story and kept me entertained. I will say that I thought Blake was one crude cold hearted bastard. After reading book II I know why but still he and Byron are on another level. I liked the other brother Tyler and I hope there will bea story about him. I do recommend this story and the second one too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tried it because it was free, but while it kind of intrigued me, i felt it was poorly written, little substance.... Be warned that it does end with a huge cliffhanger, that being said, I thought I would possibly purchase the next one, but based on the negative reviews and my overall rating of this one, I'll pass..... Why cant these authors just sell us a complete novel! As a teen, I was an avid reader and did buy "series,but they were just that - complete books that built on each other. This new trend for e-readers is rediculous, splitting small novels into seperate "books" and charging for each. I am sick of it and wont "play" anymore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sorry but this book right here was a marger skipper on some page's. The only good thing about this book was the SEX!!! Thats it...
Donna-hills59pa More than 1 year ago
I love Melody Anne but I hate cliffhangers. I don't know if I will survive until December to find out what happens. Relinquish Control is a escort club that has rich clients who pay for anything they want. Jewel is living on the streets and trying to get her brother out of foster care. She can't find a job even though she is college educated, she has no experience. She is sleeping in an abandon building one night when a lady wakes her about going to work for her. She gives her a card with the address on. Jewel goes to the address and states she wants the job. They start on her training. Blake is used to getting what he wants when he wants it. A friend told him about this club so he came to check it out. He is taking a tour but doesn't see anyone he likes. They try to impress him by taking him places others do not see. In his tour he comes across Jewel. He tells the owner he wants her and she tells him she is not done training. He said he will pay triple, he wants her. Little does Blake know she is a virgin and she has very little experience. Go on this journey with these two as Jewel learns things she didn't know and she struggles to not fight with Blake so she can keep her job. This book does contain sexual scenes so it might not be for everyone. (less)
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I'm kinda over the whole BDSM/Domination thing, and when I first started reading this book I thought it was going to be another 50 Shades (which I didn't particularly enjoy), but as the story developed, the more I was sucked into the lives of these two amazing characters, and I just couldn't put it down for a second. Although Blake was controlling, he didn't take it to extremes, even though he threatened many times. This book was seductive, sensual and filled with plenty of sexual tension. The passion between Blake and Jewell was HOTTT, and left me flustered more than once. I enjoyed the playfulness that often touched their interactions and it was easy to forget that Jewell was just a plaything Blake had hired for the week. This book was a little predictable, with these two strangers from opposite worlds meeting under unusual circumstances, slowly developing feelings they both refused to acknowledge, but the ending left me wanting more. I did not expect this book to come to such an abrupt halt, and the final scene broke my heart because so much could have been avoided, and the situation could have been so different if only Blake hadn't been so stubborn, always expecting the worst from every woman he came into contact with. I cannot wait for Broken, to see if things will fall into place for these two wonderful people. Not only do I hope that they will face their feeling for each other, but I pray that everything works out for Jewell and Justin, and that Blake can finally let go of the past that haunts him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved this book. At first I absolutely hated Blake and fell in love with Tyler. Then Blake became an even bigger ass. When he accused Jewel of being a liar and went ballistic on her I cried for her. My heart was being tore apart for her little brother Justin. What a sweet sweet little boy who was trying to deal with losing his mom and then to be taken away from his sister too and placed in foster care. My heart was breaking. I was crying so hard I couldn't see. I can't stand it that I have to wait until December to find out what happens. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Bekina32 More than 1 year ago
Great book!   He's angry from his past and she's just trying to save her future.  Forced to take a job she doesn't want, but desperate to keep her brother, she meets Blake.  Her first time, her first client. Blake was forced to watch something terrible happen at an early age and that has left him angry and bitter. His hope is to use Jewell for a week to take his mind of the anniversary of that something terrible.   During that week Jewell is awakened to passion she's never known and Blake is feeling things he swore he's never feel again. What happens when the week is up?  Will she stay? Will he make her go? You have to read to find out!   Enjoy!
DOWNS More than 1 year ago
Great new series but soooo frustrated the way it ended (not in a bad way) I so want to hear the rest of the story and I don't want to wait until December to get my hands on it If you haven't read this one what are you waiting for it is fantastic!!!!
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I really would Like to read part 2. It's frustrates me to not be able to continue on I would really like to know what is going to happen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't find book 2 on bn . What a waist of time .was s good book but if you can't finish the series.....ughhhh Disapointed!!!!!!!
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kimamhill More than 1 year ago
I have had this book for a little bit but have been way behind on my reading. I finally was able to sit down and read it and I loved it! Blake and Jewell's story is awesome! It had some very hot scenes and then at times you wanted to strangle a character lol. It had me hooked from the first page and after finishing it, I went directly and bought book 2. I can't wait to see what plays out with Blake and Jewell. No sleep for me tonight! Another fantastic book Melody Anne!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's a bit cliche at parts, but still great. It reminded me of the movie pretty woman at times,but more sex. Fun read I couldn't put down! 175 pgs
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This is truely a great read. At first i thought it was just about sex and them finding each other. But once i got a few chapters in i soon loved the book! I can't wait to read the next book... props to the auther for such a good book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 190 page free cliffhanger story of a young woman college graduate living on the streets and in shelters for lack of work (? What happened to the fast food industry ?) and her meeting with a billionaire through an escort service. Angst, drama, subjugation, subservience, cruelty, subjugation sex, subservience sex, explicit sex scenes. Author depicts women as prey and objects to be degraded. Also, if he wanted to know so much about her, why not an investigation? There are so many holes (no pun intended) in this story it looks like a shotgun blast.
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