Monday, 11 November 2013

Scorched by Melody Anne Release day review

Read the final book in the NYT Bestselling series: Surrender 
Scorched – Book Four 

Has Rachel been taken against her will by the powerful King Adriano, known to her as Ian? You will find out in the beginning of a story filled with romance, lust, conflict and heat. 
The king recently ascended the throne of Corythia, and his brother, Gianni, is out for revenge, for what he feels is rightfully his, a kingdom he once renounced. Meanwhile, Rachel is pregnant and determined not to fall for the handsome king’s plot to get her to the altar. 

Shane has left on a mission for his special-operations team, and Lia is heartbroken that once again, the man she loves has lied to her. Do they have a chance of reconciliation, or has their story ended? 

Will Rafe and Ari finally become man and wife? Rafe proposed to Ari in Seduced, and she gave him an emphatic yes, but their wedding was cancelled when Rachel went missing. Will fate succeed in its desperate attempt to keep the couple apart? 

See the conclusion of these three strong women’s stories, and learn what choices they make. Is love enough when the odds are stacked against them? 

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Alicia's Review

Melody Anne never let's her readers down. Scorched is the final book in the Surrender series and I'm absolutely gutted its all come to an end but what a way to end a series!! Wowsers! 

Scorched is beautifully written as are all of Melody's books. There is so many moments where you will laugh, cry, giggle, get angry, love, hate - in some people's cases (Rafe was just misunderstood lol), belly laugh, swoon and maybe have your lady parts doing a little dance. 

With this being the last book in this series I tried to slow my reading down to savour the length of Scorched but it didn't work like that. It's a book you will read from page one right to the end before stopping. Then you realise it's all over... (Insert body shaking sobs!)


Okay, meltdown over. The way every one of their story's tie up nicely with a little bow is stunning. You'll feel a little heart sigh. You know what I mean by that... That bubble of contentment you feel right in your heart when everything is the way it should be. Yeah I felt it. I also felt the sadness at the end but the happy sigh makes the sadness stay in the back of your mind. 

The heat factor of this series is perfect. It's enough to give your lady bits a dance but not enough to make you cringe.... Not that steam in a book makes me cringe but it does some people lol. Give me a 15/10 hotness factor and I'm ALL OVER THAT! lol. 

The female characters are as strong, loyal and loving as they have always been. It's so nice to see them all having men fall at their feet. Nothing better than a domineering male who is well and truly pussy whipped!! :)

The roles have changed. The women are in charge and it soooo good to see. 

I give this book a scorching 5 stars!!

Natalie's review

Oh man I feel sooooooo sad!!!!!!! Why does this series have to end? I could have had at least another 50 books on Rafe yum yum yum 

Ok onto my review, the story starts where Seduced left off and I have to say that right from the beginning it's so fast paced and extremely exciting every page I read I wanted more, Rafe is still domineering although when Ari says jump he now says how high, I loved loved loved the banter between Rachel and Adriane it had me laughing so much.

The book is so emotionally charged, one minute your laughing your butt off the next your sobbing into the pillow!!! 

This for me was the best book in the series, everything was tied up in a pretty pink bow, all questions were answered yet I still feel sad it's over, I still want MORE!!!! But truthfully I always want more of whatever Melody writes I never feel that her series are boring or need to be over because you love her characters like they are part of the family, you want to keep checking in and making sure everything is as it should be. 

I love how we see the difference in Ari from the first book to how she is in the last, for all of Rafe's controlling it actually makes her stronger.

I give this book a Scorching Hot five stars, I loved it so much!!!!!! 



Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption. 

They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it’s too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for.

Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He’s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party’s come out mutually benefited.

Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she’s ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that’s too good to be true. It turns out she’s right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she’s sent on her way, only to find out her mother’s near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom’s only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother’s the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?

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Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself?

This is the exciting sequel to the NYT’s and USA Today best-selling book Surrender. In Submit, Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo’s indecent proposal and stay at his side as his bought mistress, under his complete control in his world and in his bedroom. Rafe holds the keys to her mother’s happiness, and Ari must choose love for her mother or respect for herself and for the morals her mother instilled in her. You’ll find out that decision in this book and discover the unexpected repercussions of what Ari does choose. 

In Surrender, we were also introduced to the dynamic story of Shane Grayson and Lia Palazzo. See where their story leads as the Surrender Series continues. 

Watch as two strong, confident women make choices that will affect their lives forever.

Who will submit? Will it be the women or the men?

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At the end of Submit, Arianna Harlow had enough pride in herself to walk away from Rafe Palazzo, who had started their relationship using blackmail. Though she’d fallen in love with him, she was strong enough to say goodbye. We saw the softer side of Rafe, especially toward the end, but it was too late…

Or was it?

Seduced begins almost two years after Ari starts her new life. She is teaching at a community college, and when she asks the class whether they have any questions for her, Rafe is there and has only one: Will you go on a date with me?

What is Ari’s answer? You’ll find out in the third installment of Melody Anne’s New York Times best-selling series, Surrender.

Along with Ari’s story, we will see what happens when Shane and Lia become trapped together on an island when a tropical storm hits, and how the sparks will fly again.

And we can’t forget about Rachel Palazzo, who isn’t looking for love, but finds it in a shocking way.

This story continues the lives of Ari, Lia and Rachel. These three women are resilient, determined, and worth loving. The question is, whether the men in their lives strong enough to keep them.

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Author Bio:
Melody has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl. Her first book was written at around the age of ten, and it was about a handsome prince Charming rescuing his princess and taking her away to his castle to live happily ever after. She continued to write through her teenage years, but never with the expectation to ever publish anything. Around 2007 Melody realized that she had finished her first full manuscript, and looked at it in awe. She had around a hundred books started on her computer, but had never finished one before. She was so ecstatic about her accomplishment that she jumped in to work on another book. She finished five books in a three year period, and then started thinking about possibly publishing those books.
Melody did a lot of research and discovered how to get her books published, and has been in author's bliss since then. She is thrilled by the success of her books, since she loves her characters so much, and wants the world to feel the same way. She is constantly working on new materials, and feels like the sky is the limit. Her family helps come up with many ideas, and her friends are a constant help. She hopes you love her books as much as she loves writing them.
Melody has two amazing children, along with about five additional kids that she adores like her own kids, that keep her busy all the time with school events, and sporting schedules, a husband who has become a pretty great cook since she is planted in front of her computer all the time, and two puppies, who help her writing by making sure to keep her lap or feet warm. Family is always first in her life.

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1 comment:

  1. Great reviews ladies! I am so sad this series is ending too....but am looking forward to what Melody Anne has for us in the future!! <3 <3