Title: Jordan Reclaimed
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?
Author: Scarlett Cole
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Strongest Steel, The Darkest Link
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: February 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I’m in love! I can label this book many things, but the most accurate one for me would be emotional. This book hits home for me on so many levels it’s going to be hard for me to even get through this review without spewing all of my secrets. But it’ll be worth it.
Jordan is the bassist for a very well known metal band. He’s also damaged goods. After surviving multiple abusive families, he finally found a home with his “brothers” and soon to be band mates at a group home. This is where they all fell in love with music and formed their band. But each one of the them still struggle with their past. This is Jordan’s story and it’s a heart breaker. It’s also a story that the author tells so well, that I’m not gonna. Because every word written and read is too important to mess up in my review.
Lex is a ballerina. Not just any ballerina. She’s one of the best. Although her father doesn’t seem to think so and is constantly riding her to be better, thinner and smarter about her choices. After a chance encounter, Lex is mesmerized by Jordan and the music he created for her. One thing leads to another and we’re taken on a journey of self worth and acceptance that will make you fall in love, just as I have, with this entire band…and author.
This isn’t your typical contemporary romance. This is plagued with memories of abuse as well as self abuse issues that may be triggers for some. But if you can get past the sad, the light at the end of the tunnel is so bright, that it leaves you with feels that will last a very long time. I had a mix of tears and smiles, but all are in a very positive way. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the bands’ story. I’m officially a Preload fan!
SCARLETT COLE is a writer of contemporary romance and a two-time RITA finalist. Her debut, The Strongest Steel, was a Best Debut Goodreads Author Finalist 2015. Born in England, Scarlett traveled the world, living in Japan and the United States before settling in Canada where she met her own personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. She now lives with her husband and children in Manchester, England.