Restoring Jordan by Elizabeth Finn

Book description from goodreads.com:

When Adeline Parker decides to celebrate landing a coveted internship at one of Chicago’s most prestigious architectural firms by indulging in a brutally dark and handsome man, she gets more than she bargained for.

Lost in a maze of hallways on the first day of her new position, she stumbles headlong into a boardroom of suits. Very expensive suits. They are the somebodies of this prestigious firm, and she is, by all accounts, the very definition of a nobody. And sitting at the table with the rest of the principals from the firm is a man—the very man who unwittingly deflowered her only days before.

From the look of it, Jordan Ellinwood is none too happy to see her again; by his own admission, he’s a one-night-stand man, and the fact she conned him into taking her virginity isn’t sitting well with him either. But as her path is inextricably attached to his, their closeness will no longer be a choice.

As an intern, she’s off-limits, and that says nothing of the fact he’s twelve years older than she is. But when coworkers bent on jealousy and resentment threaten her reputation and internship, the long-dormant emotions Jordan has so effectively stifled fight to break free. And as he struggles to get out of his own way long enough to let her see his compassion, her career is jeopardized and leaves him fighting with every last ounce of himself to save her.

Will it be enough? Can he overcome his emotional shortcomings in time to rescue her future and his own—now so very attached to hers?

My rating:

2.5 stars

My review:

What attracted me to this book was the fact that it was set in Chicago (my hometown).  I generally like books set in Chicago.  I have to say though, I was disappointed in this one.

The first sentence of this book is “Do you want to fuck?”  Seriously.  A stranger walks up to you and says that and you say “sure dude, let’s do it.  I’m a virgin, but whateves, let’s do it.”  Not only did Adeline give up her virginity, she didn’t even bother to find out that name of the man who took it.

Then, not surprisingly, she goes to work as an intern and sees him in a meeting room.  What are the odds?

This book was sloppily written (there is a co-worker who hates Adeline, but it’s not clear why).  The story didn’t flow very well.  The only saving grace was it was short.

My recommendation:

Skip it.

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