Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Book Review -- Bound by Melody Anne

Bound (Forbidden, #1)Bound by Melody Anne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a romance book, stronger on the sensual side, but replete with a good plot line and memorable characters. The story revolves around the protagonists, Jewell Weston and Blake Knight. While Jewell is on the verge of being a pauper, Blake is incredibly rich. Jewell is made a situational prisoner when, with no other choice left to financially provide for her brother, she resorts to becoming an escort at an escort services firm. Blake is emotionless on the surface who pays a visit to the firm and ends up choosing Jewell as his escort for a week. Bewildered and in completely strange territory, Jewell has no option but to go along. Blake and Jewell are drawn to each other, but nevertheless are each fighting their demons from the past. What befalls them, is what the tale narrates.

While the storyline superficially brings to mind that of another popular series of sensual romance trilogy, the author has carefully carved the characters and the scenes to avoid resemblance to the other. The pace is brisk, but nevertheless, the abrupt and cliffhanger ending came as a surprise - which I am presuming is what the author intended to have - to have the readers eagerly waiting for the sequel. I would have preferred to have more read more in depth about the two main characters - Jewell and Blake, and more on how their deeply buried secrets shape their attitudes towards life and each other. Regardless, I still enjoyed Anne's writing, which had a mix of wry humour and emotionally dramatic intensity strewn all over.

I would recommend this book to lovers of sensual romance genres.

My rating for this book: 3.5 stars

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