Series: Forbidden Series #1
Author: Melody Anne
Publication Date: August 25, 2014
Author: Melody Anne
Publication Date: August 25, 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…
“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.”
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.
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.
See Melody's Website at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/