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…
Okay, now when I see the word “series” in a title or heading I am expecting a cliffhanger and I’m cool with that. I am expecting book 1 to give us character background (check) set up the plot (check) make it so interesting…so irresistible that I can’t wait for book 2 (ummm) This is where Bound fell off for me. The characters individually worked, I loved their back stories and looked forward to see how their situations would play out. The characters together…DID NOT WORK. Together they sucked, the “cold-hearted Alpha” was weird and not cold at all. The heroine was just…just…I can’t even describe how I really feel about her except blah. From the synopsis I was so looking forward to this but it fell a little flat for me. Certain scenarios put me in the mindset of another book and when that happened it wasn’t necessarily a red flag but it put me off a little because it was used horribly. So for this book I will say 2.5 out of 5 stars because I just couldn’t make the connection.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22617817-bound
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Forbidden-Series-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00LG69EOU
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