Melt Away by Arabella Black

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Melt Away by Arabella Black

Book Info

Melt Away by Arabella Black
Rating: five-stars Book ratings explained
Genres: Dark Romance
Pages: 329
Published: 25/10/2022
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You belong to us now, pretty girl.
August Scott stole me.
To protect me, he claims.
But it’s a lie.
Without any remorse, he took away my innocence.
He claimed me as his pet.

And then he shared me with his family.
I’m theirs to use.
A prey they hunger for.
When there’s nowhere left to run, their sinful secrets come to light.

Something wicked tore these men apart.
It’s up to me to reconcile them.
Because now they crave me.
And they refuse to let me go.

A complete reverse harem standalone. Dark and taboo elements guaranteed. This is not a safe love story. Not for the faint of heart.

Melt Away - My Review

Book review from, 5 stars. Book cover: Melt Away by Arabella Black

Like When the Sun Goes Down before it, Melt Away is a story that showcases the best of Arabella Black. Forbidden delights, complicated circumstances, secrets to be revealed, and a filthy dose of steam. They’re all packed into the book’s 329 pages and brilliantly woven together.

I’m utterly alone in this world. And for that reason, I can succeed in selling parts of my soul to even this freaking debt.

After having been assaulted by her best friend Mae finds herself halfway across the world, held captive by the dangerously possessive and demanding August. He’s determined to take all her firsts and doesn’t care whether she’s on board with his plan. Monaco is a place filled with the model types that she obsesses over and aspires to be like and as she attends the parties of the rich and famous, Mae formulates a plan of escape using the skills August taught her.

At one of these events, she meets Lake and Isaac. Unbeknownst to her they’re August’s family; a family with deep secrets and a dark past. Mae comes to learn more about the Scott family as she tries to escape August’s clutches but he’s purchased her and he’s unwilling to let her go. She could choose to stay with them, but at what cost?

I don’t want to enjoy this, but something tells me I’m about to feel things I never considered possible.

The story is more at the forbidden end of the scale than taboo – the main characters have no activity between blood relatives – but it plays on that forbidden aspect to increase the filth level. Black could have brought Mae one step closer in terms of the family tree but that slight removal works well in the detail of the story. The family connection comes across as more of an interesting backstory than a driving force to the plotline in the present and, if I had to pick between that and the father, two brothers and the best friend (who might as well be a brother) combo, I’d definitely go for the four men. I loved how radically different each of the MMCs was and how they complemented each other as a whole. Mae was the perfect woman for each of them, crafted to begin healing their wounds and bring their fractured family back together. At the same time, she held her own away from the group, both young and naive yet surprisingly switched on about how some aspects of her new world worked.

Melt Away is a rollercoaster of emotions and while the characters are predictable and keep to their type, how they interact with each other offsets this and keeps you guessing how the story will play out. Towards the end of the book, there are a couple of curve balls which you won’t see coming; along with some inevitable events, they all build to the perfect epilogue.

About Arabella Black

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Arabella Black writes “WTF Did I Just Read?!” type of dark romance books in the reverse harem, mafia and taboo tropes.

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