Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release Day and 5 star Reveiw for 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+.


5 Star Review

So let me just say this, I'm not a reader who likes POV's. I don't like rereading books twice and that is why I always steered clear because that is what I assumed POV's were. Well reading this book made me realize  how wrong I was. Jake Understood was so much more. You get the story told again but from Jake's side which made me understand him so much more. The story is told from both past to present mixed with new scenes.

I loved reading this book just like the first one, I was pulled right in. I learned new things about Jake that made me love him even more then I already did. It's weird to because I think I was a little more emotional with this book then with Jake Undone. Thank you Penelope for writing such and amazing story not once but twice. So again I give Jake Understood 5 stars.

Jake Undone



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.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Nina lived her life in fear and phobias. She was afraid of planes, trains, elevators and subways. Pretty much anything that had to do with heights and being in closed and confined spaces. She moves to Brooklyn to start nursing school and moved in with her long time friend Ryan and his two roommates. Nina had it all figured out except she was not sure who she was going to pass her math class. Good thing she had a sexy roommate who happen to be really smart .

Jake was determined to help Nina pass her math class but also help her over come her fears. The more the two spent time together their feelings grew for one another. Jake was all Nina thought about. He practically consumed her thoughts 24/7. She wondered why Jake hadn't made a move when it was obvious he had feelings for her too.

Nina is what Jake thought about before he went to bed and the 1st thing he thought of when he woke up in the morning, but Jake had a secret . A secret that could change everything.

Jake Undone is sexy, funny and will have you wanting more. This book sucked me in right away. What I loved about this book is Penelope didn't make is so predicable. When I thought I knew what was going to happen next I was shocked at how wrong I was. Jake's secret was not what I expected it be, but knowing that he had one is what kept me turning the pages. In the beginning there is a character that you meet for a brief second but is not mentioned till almost the end of the book, so I was curious. Trust me when I say you want to give this book a try. It's definitely one of my favorite's this year. I cant wait to read more from this author. Jake Undone is an easy 5 stars.

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