Review: Come Undone by Jessica Hawkins (The Cityscape Series #1)


Jessica Hawkins
Jessica Hawkins Publishing January 2013
Pages 291
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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?

COME UNDONE tells a compelling story of passion, desire, deception and ultimately, love.


I’m not one to get sucked into series or trilogies but I must admit The Cityscape Series hooked me!

Olivia was the driving factor of my interest. Her aloofness and scant background made me want to know more about her and what makes her tick. Not much info is shared but just enough to hold my interest. On the surface Olivia seems average, with an average life and marriage but beware, there’s a lot going on inside this elusive kitten. I find Olivia psychologically fascinating and I hope she overcomes her deep rooted emotional barriers. She seems to have played it safe all her life and with her new discovery on all levels including man hunk David Dylan. I love witnessing her struggle with infidelity and sexual freedom. She has a conscious and is plagued by serious guilt. I wonder what her future holds with her mysterious ways, and realization there is more out there than she ever imagined. Let’s face it, we are given enough info to realize her marriage wasn’t all that. Seems like Olivia and hubby Bill settled….we all know what happens when you settle, and it ain’t good.

My next fascination, the sexy David Dylan. We really know nothing about this stud, awful lot of assuming going on about him period. He is incredibly handsome and sexy, wealthy, single and he gets plenty of thongs in a knot. It is assumed he is a player based on his exterior but other than vague details and superficial assumptions we know nothing. Oh wait, we know he is hot in bed. I’m really interested to find out if David is really as perfect as we hope he is, maybe this uber man will be flawed beyond our imagination. Besides the mutual attraction and chemistry these two share, will this hunk have the patience and tolerance of Olivia’s marriage AND her emotional unavailability?

Locking eyes and feeling electric current from across the room can be extremely powerful and loads of trouble, I wonder if this will be a one night stand or will it lead to more between this married woman with a conscious and this possible playboy.  We shall see how this love triangle plays out.

I found Come Undone impossible to put down, Im sure you will too. The triangle narrative and the characters with their emotional and moral turmoil make a realistic and inquisitive read, not to mention the sex scenes are off the charts. Word of advice – have book 2 and 3 near by you will definitely want to continue with the series pronto, take my word for it.

4 stars


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