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Book Review: Claimed By Alexa Riley

 


Claimed by Alexa Riley 
Series: For Her, #3
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: 
Paperback, 320 pages
Source:
My Copy
Published on March 27th 2018
Alexa Riley: 
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Synopsis:
Jordan Chen is the man behind the screen. As part of the elite security team for Osbourne Corporation, he has an iron grip on protection, all without having to make close connections with people. Until he meets the beautiful Jay, and suddenly his quiet life doesn’t seem so perfect anymore. He needs more. He needs her.
A workaholic to her core, Jay Rose doesn’t have a lot of men in her life. Smiling in the face of her enemies gets her the results she wants at work, but doesn’t exactly project a warm, welcoming vibe. So she’s surprised when the enigmatic security expert strikes up a friendship with her—surprised but flattered, and maybe a little bit turned on.

A company as powerful as Osbourne Corporation has powerful enemies, and when Jay becomes a target, Jordan realizes there’s nothing he won’t do to bring her home safe.


  • I don’t know if I’ve talked about my dislike over friends to lovers trope but I actually love it that they were friends first instead of as stalker-y as the guys in book one and two.
  • It has been so long since I liked a main character’s sister, so I was so happy that Summer got some character growth.
  • I love the fact that Jay is maybe the closest thing Miles (from book 1) has as a friend

Few years ago I read few Alexa Riley books, like PS… You’re Mine and Curvy. I actually gave those both books five stars and back then I rarely gave a book five stars. Anyway, I fell in love with Riley’s writing. But, yes there’s a but, I rarely read eBooks so I stopped reading her books. That was before we finally got this book series and it was in paperback! I really hope we get some later works in physical form too!

If I had to choose my favorite contemporary romance writer, it would probably be Alexa Riley. I always thought Alexa Riley is one person, but apparently it’s two friends, who writes some dirty books to us. This is from Alexa Riley’s Goodreads page: “They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!”

It was nice change to read something contemporary for once. I usually never read them because I love fantasy/ paranormal romance so much more. Luckily there’s also a part of me, who loves smut.

This one was the last book of the series, unfortunately. Claimed was also my favorite one in the series. Alexa Riley is so good at writing insta-love and it never disappoints!

I’m used to guys being way too stalker-y in this series, so I was happy to see that Jordan was just mildly stalker. I also liked that Jay wasn’t a damsel in distress and I actually like her, unlike the case with Paige in the last book.

Jordan and Jay had put each other in the friend zone and it was beautiful to see it turn into something else. They were crazy about each other but too afraid to admit it in case it would ruin their friendship. Thankfully Jordan had the guts to finally get the girl he wanted because they are a very good match.

I’m glad that not only did their relationship give Jordan to Jay, she also got a family. Jay is always worrying about things and she grew up with people who never worried about anything. I don’t think she ever even felt loved with her family.

I love both POV’s but I had at least one problem with Jordan’s, especially in the smut. I was just too weirded out. But all in all it was a good book and I’d recommend it to anyone who loves smut and alpha males.

Rating
4 stars

 

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