Title: Jordan Reclaimed
Author: Scarlett Cole
Series: Preload #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Jordan Steele’s life began when he was ten. When he was taken from his parents and a house that was never a home. When he met his brothers, the other lost and abandoned boys in his group home. When he learned what friendship and family and love looked like.
Now he’s made good, touring the world with the band he and his brothers formed in that crowded group home. No one but his found family really knows the man under the fame and fortune, the scars he hides behind the rockstar lifestyle. Until he sees her through the windows of the National Ballet, dancing, and suddenly the world doesn’t seem so dark.
Aleksandra Artemov ticks all the ballet boxes. Father a legendary Kirov dancer. Check. Prepping since birth for classical ballet. Check. Compulsive control over the food she eats. Check. Principal dancer at The National Ballet of Canada. Check. But what she craves is freedom.
She craves Jordan.
Everything about him should terrify her. His size, his tattoos, his edge. But he doesn’t. He stirs her very soul. Jordan has nothing but himself to offer her, and he's never been good enough for anyone. Can he figure out how to face his own demons before he loses his light for good?
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REVIEWReally a good read!
It was my first book by.... but I can say that it won't be the last!
Jordan made me want to jump in the book and hug him. He suffered so much when he was a child, and still suffers for the consequences. I totally understood his fears, his indecision in entering a relationship with Lexi, a girl he considers too good for him. His past scarred him so much that the back and forth that is present in the book didn't make me crazy (as it usual does), because all his insecurity was justified.
Lexi didn't have a simple life, especially because of her controlling and tyrannic father. I liked her attitude toward Jordan, the fact that she didn't gave up on him even after some bad reactions from his part at the beginning of their relationship. She really was the light to his darkness.
One of my favourite part of the book was Jordan's response to the beginning of their love story: the input to change his habits, to change his life in a positive way. His strength to overcome sone self imposed limits because of Lexi.
So yes, a really nice story with also a good development of characters!