Saturday, April 4, 2015

4 Star Review--Jake Understood by Penelope Ward


From the New York Times bestselling author of Jake Undone, comes a full-length standalone companion novel and sequel.

A different side to the story: Jake’s side.

“We’re getting a new roommate,” they said.

I thought nothing of it...until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis.


It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn’t betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn’t fall in love.

In Jake Understood, pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake’s point of view combined with all-new material from both the past and present time where Jake Undone left off. It can stand alone but if both books are read, should follow Jake Undone. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.


I absolutely fell in love with Jake. Jake is this alpha male who loved hard. His friends and family meant everything to him and he not only took care of them but protected them with everything he had. 

Jake had a hard life but it only made him stronger. We were able to see the struggle he had with life through his eyes and I loved his story more. 

Jake and Nina had barriers that would either make them stronger or tear them apart and literally destroy both of them. 

I loved the way Nina truly trusted Jake. She was able to see the side of him that most didn't. She needed structure and he provided that. Nina needed true love and she found that with Jake. 

I really want more of Jake but I know his story is done. What a great story!!

No comments:

Post a Comment