Come Undone and Come Alive (Book 1 & 2 Cityscape Series) by Jessica Hawkins
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I was given a copy of both books for an honest review.
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?
Oh my word. How to review this book with no spoilers? We all know how I hate spoilers.
There didn’t even have to be a love scene for this book to be hot. Don’t fret. There was some steamy moments. (Not a YA book)
Is it bad I was hoping her husband would do something that would open the way for her to be able to be with David?
There’s this line here that I’m nervous about crossing with my review. It’s that most marriages don’t stay hot like they are in the beginning. They settle into a routine and you have jobs, and kids, and you have to work to keep the romance alive. Then again, I’ve been divorced. It didn’t work out. No matter how hard we tried. It just didn’t.
Olivia. Olivia. If you were my best friend what would I tell you? I would probably tell her to stay away from David and concentrate on her husband.
The book was so good at relaying her feelings, the guilt just at having these feelings, the questions she was having regarding her own marriage, jealousy, and the attraction between her and David.
Jessica Hawkins, I love you.
Amazing book. Amazing story. Amazing chemistry. I couldn’t wait to dive into the next one. Speaking of which, I happened to have read right after I finished this one.
If you haven’t seen that cover, it’s hot. Click on the link. I just try to keep things rated PG-ish around here. What’s my rating system? If I would want my 14 year old son to see it.
Determined to move on with her life, Olivia Germaine has vowed to forget David Dylan. Struggling to keep her head above water, she focuses on her new promotion and refuses to drown in the memory of their night together. But when Olivia realizes what life without David means, she must decide if she is willing to risk everything for him . . . and if she is ready to reopen the wounds of her past. Can Olivia move forward with her marriage despite her feelings for David? And can David stay away like he promised?
Gah! I’m in love with David and Olivia. Don’t judge. I can’t help it. The chemistry is huge between these two. I was still hoping that her husband would do something, anything, so that she would have an excuse to run away and be with David. Man. He’s too straight laced. Her husband, not David.
Love love loved this book!
Just as much as the first one.
The story was wonderful, I was completely sucked in from beginning to end.
And the end.
What you do to my heart!
There had better be a book 3.
I’m just saying. No pressure. I need a book 3.
Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!
If you love your romance novels with an actual story line mixed in with your (hot steamy) love scenes, this is the series you want to read next.
Jessica Hawkins, you just went on my list of favorite authors!
Thank you to NetGalley for sending me a copy of both books to read for honest reviews.