Series: For Her #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Everything for Her, His Alone
Also by this author: Shielding Lily, Roping The Virgin, The Wanted Virgin, The Virgin Cowboy, Halloween Treats, Stealing Christmas, Pulling Her Trigger, Beauty and the Biker, Everything for Her, Her Touch, His Princess, Stolen Princess, Claimed Princess, Forbidden Princess, His Alone, Beauty in Winter, Stay Close, Hold Tight, Thankful For Her, Flight Risk, Kingpin, Don’t Go
From New 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 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.
Oh Alexa Riley… I love you. Claimed is one of those books that just makes me happy. Jay and Jordan are both delightfully weird and awkward which made them so relatable! They both long for the other but have NO idea how to make a move. Its adorable.
Jordan has a close relationship with his father and I found that enchanting. I like stories that feature functional families and strong bonds. I loved that Jordan and Jay were both virgins! I know, everyone is over the virgins, but I think its sweet and adorable. Jordan and Jay both embraced their weird. From awkward dates with stinky horses to knocking heads together, they are just adorably awkward. For you office romance fans, you will love the interactions between Jordan and Jay in the office! Its where they met and build their friendship, but its also where their relationship progresses!
There was a great deal of danger too! I wasn’t expecting that and I loved it!! The plot twist was engaging for sure, and I loved that it brought out a new side to Summer. Jay deserved to see Summer grow up for sure. While the actual villains were not a surprise, the events keep you on the edge of your seat for sure.
Claimed is everything I love about Alexa Riley and more! I love suspense and danger, so to get the over the top romance and the drama and danger was like a dream come true!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: insta-love, office romance
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with 2 epilogues « Hide Spoiler