Series: For Her #3
Publisher: Carina Press
York Times bestselling author Alexa Riley, a friends-to-lovers romance
that will bring you the happily-ever-after you’ve been waiting for
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
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
Claimed: A For Her Novel By Alexa Riley
Review by: Cora Kenborn for Twisted Bitches Book Blog
Alexa Riley delivers a solid, sexy friends-to-lovers story with Claimed. Jordan and Jay have the insta-love/double virgin thing going on, but it’s honestly part of the charm of this book. This installment is the third book in the series, but I wasn’t lost as it was my first read. Even though previous characters are mentioned, it was easy to follow along and not get lost.
Claimed had me laughing in parts with some witty and funny banter while delivering a somewhat sugary romance that’s usually not my normal go-to genre. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how engaged I was with the characters. Alex Riley is skilled with combining off-the-chart-chemistry with a little bit of suspense to give readers a fast-paced read.
Jordan and Jay were a great couple, and I am a sucker for an over the top possessive hero. Jordan had that in spades, although he also had a shyness about him that I found oddly refreshing. His characterization as the IT guy who becomes awkward around Jay was an interesting twist on a hero, and it landed him directly in Jay’s friend zone. Jay is the confident heroine until the tables are turned and Jordan stakes his claim, making her the one unsure and insecure.
As far as secondary characters, I loved Jordan’s father, and found myself looking forward to scenes with him. Not so much with Jay’s sister in the beginning, but she ended up pulling it together toward the end. Of course, characters without faults would be one-dimensional and ones that bring out emotions in us, positive or negative are a nod to the authors writing strength.
Claimed has drama, danger, a little suspense and some sexiness to boot. A little light on the mystery part, but all in all, I’d read the rest of the series. A solid romance delivered by Alexa Riley.
Best Selling author. Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and
wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football,
donuts, and obsessed book heroes. 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!