Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review ~ Jake Understood by Penelope Ward ~ JMAC


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+.

JMAC'S Review:
I loved reading Nina and Jakes story from Jakes POV.  Jake is telling his friend their story, and he goes back to what happened in “Jake Undone” but telling it from his POV.  So, any questions I had about Jake were definitely answered in Jake Understood.  I loved that it was past/present, so even though Jake went into the past telling his side of the story, we still got more out of Jake and Nina’s story in the present. 
I don’t want to ruin anything in the book, since not a lot of the story is present time. But, one part of the book (present time) was just amazing.  Jake has grown so much into an amazing man.  I loved seeing the secondary characters.  Skylar and Mitch (love these two).  I usually don’t like to read books that are the same story just in different POV’S, but Penelope executed it perfectly.  Jake was speaking to a friend telling him about his relationship with Nina.  It was just written perfectly.
I definitely recommend reading Jake Understood, if you have already read Jake Undone.  Even though it is a standalone, you would probably enjoy the story more if you read Jake Undone first.  Penelope you did it again.  This story was amazing, I’m so happy I read it!!

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 About The Author:
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is currently working on her fifth novel and loves friend requests from readers!