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Summary

The Cityscape Series tells a compelling story of a forbidden love affair between a married woman and the man who is possibly her soul mate. Come Undone is book one in the trilogy.

Olivia Germaine has already found love. Devoted wife, loyal friend, determined career woman - she's created the life she always envisioned. But when Olivia locks eyes with a handsome stranger across a crowded room, he peers a little too closely and sees emotions she thought she'd buried long ago.

David Dylan, alleged playboy and eternal bachelor, challenges Olivia to confront the life she's built and to make decisions that could either lead to happiness...or regret.

Will Olivia be able to draw the line between lust and love? And can David respect that line?

©2013 Jessica Hawkins (P)2015 Jessica Hawkins

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really good

Would you listen to Come Undone again? Why?

yes I would, as this is the first audio book I found it quite a refreshing change

What did you like best about this story?

it goes into such detail and isn't glorifying infidelity, it is a real life situation that so many can find themselves in.

What does Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

her voice compels you to take in all the descriptive parts as you picture the scenario and the story unfolds

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I think it made me question how I would behave and act in that situation

Any additional comments?

I would definitely like to read/ listen on to this story and really enjoyed it

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  • 21-11-15

AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL

Where does Come Undone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd have to say the 1st as this is my first audiobook I'd listened to.

I was definitely uncertain of audiobooks, I'm not sure I liked the idea of listening to someone reading the book. Never paid attention to my teachers reading or anything, I prefer reading it myself ;)

So I'd listened to the sample first and was surprised at how good it sounded.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Come Undone?

When I'd read the book myself, I felt Liv was kinda cold and didn't open herself up more for Bill to figure her out because they could have worked things out. However having listened to Andi Arndt, my opinion of Liv has slightly changed. Which is kinda weird I guess LOL. I sympathised with her whenever Bill had tried to push on about having a baby. I wanted Andi to shout out she isn't a baby making machine, not all women want to be mothers! Idiot. Still dislike Bill just as before when I'd read so that hasn't changed.

What about Andi Arndt’s performance did you like?

Andi Arndt's voice is AMAZING. The way she'd narrated the entire story was just beautiful, I fell in love with David all over again.

Andi Arndt's slight change for David made me laugh especially at the beginning, it was deep and did sound like a bear but guess David's voice is quite deep so she'd done a very good voice for him.

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Fell in love with this trilogy once again, was planning a re-read instead listened to the first book which has left me wanting more and more of David and Olivia. Jumping for the next book soon.

Thank you sooo much Jessica Hawkins for the audiobook!

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  • DK
  • 09-11-15

Jessica Hawkins I NEED the Rest of This Series NOW

Come Undone

I stayed up WAY past my bedtime listening to this book. It is excellent - except for one thing, it is a cliffhanger! Grrrrrr! Usually, I wait until all of the books in a series or trilogy are released – however, *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts, opinions & this review.

This book is phenomenal and I did not want it to end. The tension and frustration between Olivia & David Dylan was off the charts.

The premise of the book is this: A content and married woman meets a man who is everything she could have ever dreamed and more. Could she ever cheat on her husband? How does she deal with these feelings? Will the other man wait for her? And her husband, Bill, will you catch on to her new discontent & unhappiness?

This is an action packed with a good story line and the tug-of-war that Olivia is dealing with is brilliantly written.

This is a new to me author. I hope Jessica Hawkins is locked away writing the next book NOW. That it will be on available on Audible very soon – as in tomorrow when I do a search for Jessica Hawkins.***

***BOOK 2 IS AVAILABLE...HOORAY!
(My audio twin, Dawn did the search before I could and it's available. YES!)

Am I awful to want Book 3 done by next week?!?

The narration was incredible. Andi Arndt has a way of telling the story without being distracted by or focused on her performance. She reads and my mind takes over. I'm very impressed.

Notes: Some descriptions of mature situations, a bit of strong language and an assault from a man on a woman.

This would have to be rated R or NC–17 for the subject matter.
Stars – This is a RARE occasion that I give five stars in all categories

I'm really excited about the follow-up book. If you enjoy contemporary romance with a bit of sexy talk, I would recommend you buy it.

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  • mandymay
  • 14-08-17

Sticky hot romance 💋

If forbidden romance isn't your thing you'll want to skip this cheating trilogy.
For the rest of you like me who pass no judgment on a good listen, you'll be captivated till the end.
Liv has been somewhat happily married to Bill for 3 year's.
I say somewhat because,
Liv tends to feel trapped in her own life when she's with her husband.
He wants things Liv isn't ready to give.
They do love eachother but it feels like both of them are just going through the motions without connecting or communicating.
Bill doesn't show interest in really knowing his wife or her past.
He's one of those "don't acknowledge your problems" and you don't have any problems kind of guy.
Case in point... most men would be more attentive when it comes to their partners sexual pleasure and safety.
Bill's nonchalant attitude about everything makes him appear not to care about anything.
Then Liv meets David and he ignites a 🔥 passion in her that fuels her excitement for him.
David's so enchanted,
he not only wants to know every inch of her body, but everything about her.
And because he's so interested, she wants to share.
That's when Liv's lust eventually outweighs her sensibility.
The intimacy between them was a slow burn.
(But still no excuse for cheating)
Of course the narration was on point because Andi Arndt always brings her A game.
Just a warning... there is a Cliffhanger ending.
Even so, to me this book was worth the credit.

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  • Sharon
  • 10-09-16

If you think 50 Shades is degrading, look out

What disappointed you about Come Undone?

I returned the last in this series before I could review it because I became so disgusted with it, so it's really "Come Together" I had the biggest problem with. There's another reviewer who said what I want to say, but I wanted to second it. I started out liking this author much better than most syrupy, gooey romances, but then it turned into dysfunctional, controlling, degrading storyline, which is too bad. I enjoy steamy sex scenes, and the line between sexy and abusive can be subtle, but this series stepped well across that line. It frightens me because there is already so much abuse and too many women willing to accept it rather than be alone, so let's not promote it any further, huh?

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narrator has a voice very fitting for steamy romances, if this were one it would be ideal.

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  • Rusty
  • 14-12-15

Strange Fascination

I found the character of Olivia (27) incredibly immature and almost unlikable. She is married to Bill, a self-absorbed asshole who tries to bully her into be the wife he wants rather than the person she is. Hell, Bill's not even adequate in bed - what a dud!

When Olivia meets David (34), she is confused by her sexual attraction to him. Why? She can't be stupid enough to believe that her marriage is normal & happy. Olivia hides her feelings from everyone, including her closest friends.

David appears to be smitten with Olivia - not sure why - and pursues her relentlessly. At times he seems to genuinely care, rescuing her from an assault at one point, then slaps her without remorse another time. Very strange and absolutely not romantic.

Although I wanted to empathize with Olivia; her self-destructive behavior was sad & rather pathetic. I have difficulty caring about a character who doesn't care about herself. While an improvement over Bill, David was too sexually aggressive and violent. Where have all the mature, loving men gone?

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  • Will I AM!
  • 28-11-15

Great story + Fabulous Narrator = excellent listen!

Andi Arndt (aka- Elena Wolfe) is one of my very favorite narrators. She has a gift of giving life to the characters so vividly, she's never a disappointment.
Come undone Series is another winner & both one and two were really great, Can't hardly wait to hear what happens in the next book, Come Alive!!

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  • annmric
  • 18-03-18

Weakness can be found when compared to the strengths of another

Come Undone is about the unplanned and unexpected attraction between a married woman and a unattached playboy. They face many challenges along the way but the biggest obstacle is her betrayal to Bill. Olivia is content and happy as a wife. Her marriage is a comfort that is ideal until an opportunity arose that had her questioning her comfortable life.

It’s more than seduction. It’s drawing ones mind out of the fog sense of complacency. An offer for more with a man who is looking out for her best interests. All it takes is wedging that seed of doubt to worm himself into her life.
Come Undone will have you questioning your morals between right and wrong. Certain lines will be crossed, yet under the circumstances they will have you confused if they are being unfaithful.

Bill is stressed, bitter, condescending, abrasive,moody, and out spoken. He complains about spending time with Olivia’s friends. Yet her friends only see love in his eyes when he’s looking at Olivia. It’s easy to compare Bill to David. This allows for the grey areas to blur the lines lessening the confusion.

Olivia’s character is confused by emotions David is drawing out of her. Olivia is in a conflicting battle between arousal and commitment. Elements of jealousy, lust, betrayal, paranoia, doubt, guilt, and Infidelity occur within Olivia’s character.

David’s character is persistent and sure of his desire. He is a man who knows what he wants. David is a great ego booster and his flirty banter is fun.

Olivia is a devoted wife, loyal friend, and career driven woman. David is a bachelor, playboy, and successful businessman. David has Olivia questioning her choices for the life she built with Bill. David offers protection, support, and comfort during pivotal points in her life which have her questioning her relationship with her husband.

Olivia’s turmoil of emotions were intense. Her confusion was understandable. Her conflict towards her marriage as a betrayal was genuine.
David had his own internal battles of being attracted to a married woman. He understood the consequences, but the need for pleasure outweighed those consequences.

Stories such as these bring about much debate. I love both the positive and negative comments this story produces.

The battle is real. The feelings are strong. The pain is heartbreaking. The pleasure is addictive.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-03-18

Completely undone

This is one of the best love triangles I've read. Olivia as happily married to Bill of so she thought. Until she felt an attraction to this man one night but had no idea what made her feel the way she did. She just knew she had to find out who he was.
Liv & Bill had been 3 years & Bill was her safe place, but Olivia just couldn't shake her attraction to the man she was drawn to the night at the theater...David
This story is so full of passion, forbidden love, secrets, flirting, sizzling sex & love.
So worth buying the audible. Now onto book 2🔥Come Alive

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  • Barbara Rupert
  • 22-08-17

Come undone

To me I liked the book well enough, but to me the main character is a tease and sour wrapped into one. She shouldn't be married t anyone if she is that screwed up

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  • Christine Berendt
  • 19-07-17

not what I was looking for

the book was not what I was looking for thought it would be it was just okay for me

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  • Ava Plata
  • 13-09-16

great listen

good chick lit. makes you want to listen til the end. cant wait for the nezt book

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