Jake Undone by Penelope Ward

Genre: Romance
Goodreads Shelves: Hot Alpha Male, Romance
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
My recommendation: Read it

Summary from goodreads.com: 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?

My review:

Jake Undone is the second novel in the Gemini series, but doesn’t need to be read in order or after Gemini.

Nina Kennedy moves to New York for nursing school and moves in with her friend Ryan.  There are two other roommates, Tarah and Jake.  Jake goes to Boston every weekend so Nina doesn’t meet him right away, but when she does, she is blown away by his beauty.

While I liked Jake, I didn’t love Nina.  She was kind of annoying, with her fears and her insecurities.  Nina was fast to jump to conclusions, which I didn’t care for.  I also really didn’t love the storyline between Jake and the reason he goes to Boston every weekend.  That story didn’t make sense for someone as smart as Jake.

I did appreciate the fact that the book was told in the first person, but unlike Gemini, the first part of the story was told from Nina’s POV and the second part was told from Jakes.  I would have preferred it being told in alternating chapters.  The story was pretty good, but many parts were not believable.  Good read though.

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