Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Review: Unsuitable by Lavinia Kent



Cougar . . . MILF . . . Mrs. Robinson.

Jordan Robinson knows firsthand that when a woman marries a rich older man, people are going to talk. But now, with her husband gone, Jordan lives a quiet life of seclusion, managing her charities and staying away from the limelight. Then everything changes after an unexpected kiss leads to the best sex of her life—and a secret affair Jordan never wants to end.

A sexy young mogul who’s used to getting what he wants, Clay has wanted Jordan Robinson ever since he was seventeen and saw her emerge dripping from a swimming pool in a white bikini. But now he’s all grown up . . . and now she’s his. But when their relationship is exposed, the fallout is devastating. Yet Clay’s a man in his prime—and Jordan’s a woman worth fighting for. They may have started as a fling, but Jordan Robinson belongs in his bed, in his life . . . and forever in his heart.

*eARC received via Netgalley*


ebook


Full-length novel


Alternating, first person


No


No


No


Yes, or at least, a definite HFN.


No


No


May/December relationships aren't really my thing but the blurb for this book drew me straight in.
A woman who was married to a wealthy older man enters into a relationship with a younger man once widowed? The element of the forbidden, the emotional baggage, the obstacles to overcome... It should have made for an epic story.
Unfortunately, it wasn't.
It was a very average story.

Jordan is only 10 years older than Clay (and she's still under 40) so it's not like the age difference is dramatic. The complications of knowing him as a teenager weren't really that complicated and the biggest blocker to their relationship was Mrs Robinson herself caring way too much about what the self-obsessed wasps of her social circle would think.
It got tedious very quickly.

I couldn't connect with Jordan nor could I fully connect with Clay. Clay didn't feel like a fully fleshed out character and Jordan was unrelatable.

The writing was pretty good and the sex was hot but even reading about hot sex is boring if you're not feeling the emotion behind it and I didn't feel the emotion behind this at all. It felt like Clay was living his teenaged fantasy and Jordan was having a long-overdue rebound fling that went sideways.
How they went from lust to love ever after I still can't work out...
But anyway, it passed the time and kept me amused as long as I read it in bite-sized pieces (about a quarter of the book a night over 4 nights).

Unsuitable is billed as a contemporary romance but it's more of a contemporary/erotic hybrid, imo.
It was easy enough to read but don't expect too much. However, if you're a fan of corporate guys and ladies who lunch then it might me right up your street!


So very forgettable in a market clogged with suits... I like the pink title though. That's cool.

12 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you didn't like it as much as you'd hoped you would.

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  2. I typically enjoy books where there’s an age gap between the love interests. But at the same time I get annoyed when too much is made of it - especially when one of them is hung up on it and it’s used as a device to create the main conflict. Too bad this one didn’t work out better.

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    1. Exactly! If the author had focused more on developing the relationship rather than having her fret and whine over the age difference it would have been a much better book!

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  3. Oof, sorry it didn't live up! It sounded like it'd be a lot better connection between the two characters :(

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    1. That should have been the focus but sadly not.

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  4. does sound like this could have been so much better

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  5. Aww sorry you didn't like it. I don't think I'd pick this one up.
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. Yeah, I'll be passing on future books in this series (possibly by this author) too.

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  6. Yeah - hot sex isn't enough if you don't care about the characters. I skim lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I skimmed some of the sex scenes... There's only so much you can handle before you dont care anymore.

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