Review: Restored by Alexa Riley




Published June 2019

Blurb: Gemma has been through some hard times lately but she’s holding her head up and trying to move forward. After losing her dad and their beloved classic car, it’s been tough finding her feet. One thing that’s always been constant is her dad’s right-hand man Bronx. He was loyal to their family, and her dad treated him like a son. But since Gemma confessed her feelings for him when she was sixteen years old, he’s kept her at arms reach. Could it have been because she was too young, or did he only see her as his mentor’s daughter?


Bronx wouldn’t be the man – or success – he is today if it wasn’t for Gemma’s father. He tried to give her time and space to heal after he died, but a man in love can only be stopped for so long. The only problem is that Gemma’s suddenly got in her head to test him at every turn and now he’s chasing her all over town. He just hopes she’s ready to be caught because that’s exactly what’s going to happen.


Warning: Can one man bring our heroine back and restore her heart? Well, we did name the book that…so outlook is good! This is sexy-sweet with a sprinkle of angst and one heaping spoon of happily ever after!


May be spoilers:

Restored has 12 chapters and 2 epilogues and is about Bronx and Gemma.

Both of them have been in love with the other for years, and even though he turned her down when she was 16, he’s only ever wanted her. She just needed some time to grow up and then heal after losing her dad.

She doesn’t realize that he feels the same for her. In the beginning, you can feel her pain, and there’s a slight blip where she thinks he’s with someone,but he finds her quickly and explains.

I love that there was no one else for him, even when she was too young. He’s been celibate since they first met and she’s a virgin. Lots of steam. Great read. I loved it.

No real drama, ow-none, but she thinks for a minute that she hears him having sex, om-a guy made some noise, but no real ow/om drama, no cheating, no separations, slight push/pull, but most of it happened off page.

Epilogue is 2 years out, then 17 years later. They are happily married with 3 kids.

I actually loved it. You can feel the emotions that the characters feel and that makes for a great read. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.  Thanks for reading. Hope you check it out.

Goodreads shelves: celibate-hero, epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, faithful-since-meeting, fast-read, favorite-author, hea, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-ow-om-drama, no-separations, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, push-pull, read, safe-for-me, steamy, virgin-heroine

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