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.
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!