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Tuesday, November 26

Review: Jake Undone by Penelope Ward

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Title: Jake Undone

By: Penelope Ward

My Copy: Ebook for Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

three books

Nina Kennedy was alive…but not living…until she met him.
Planes, trains, heights…you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias. When she moves to Brooklyn for nursing school, that life is turned upside down, as she develops an intense but unwanted attraction to her gorgeous roommate, who’s pierced, tattooed and just happens to be the smartest person she’s ever met.
Behind Jake Green’s rough exterior and devilish smile, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina’s outlook on life. When he agrees to tutor her, they forge a bet and the stakes are high as Jake forces Nina to face her demons. He just wasn’t expecting to fall hard for her in the process.

What Nina doesn’t realize, is that Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?
Told in two parts from both Nina and Jake’s points of view, Jake Undone is a standalone story and a companion to the novel, Gemini.

our thoughts Penelope Ward blew me away with this building romance. Jake and Nina were perfect for one another. Jake’s character was so sweet and wonderful wrapped up in a hot tatted package. I was captivated by their romance, and the intensity of this budding relationship. The mystery in this story is obvious, but truthfully the direction of this story was entirely unforeseeable. Everything about this was perfect up until the truth is revealed. Alone this first three quarters of the story would have been five stars, but when the story shifts and the truth comes out the direction became a bit askew. I mean really how does a story build up so wonderfully then leave you questioning if you were even following the same characters. Jake remains the same, and I am overwhelmed with sympathy for his character. Every time you turn around like it leaving him with the short straw. This man that made some bad decisions truly does not deserve this life of servitude. Always have to take care of someone must be an incredibly difficult life to live. As his sister says in the story  he must truly have been a “Saint”. So, as I said he was pretty much the same beginning to end. Nina is not have this 3/4 mark I was faced with this high maintenance woman that had originally seemed so ground, and down to Earth. I really liked her characters, and looked at this characters as soul mates. Then when they have their big falling out; she seems almost a different person when they get back together. She is whiny and depressed when she seemed to be of complete sound mind with his assistance earlier. This was just a ninety degree right turn; when I was expecting a ninety degree left. I was left holding a story that was not the serene peaceful ending that I had expected.

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