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+.
JAKE UNDERSTOOD will be on $2.99 sale for release day only and that will be the only sale of the year. You can also pick up the book that started it all, JAKE UNDONE, for just 99 cents through the end of the week.
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
It's a special kind of writer that can have you revisit a world you already love and make it feel totally fresh and new. Penelope Ward does just that with JAKE UNDERSTOOD. I was completely consumed with this new perspective on Jake and Nina's touching and heartfelt romance. Full of sweet romance and heart wrenching angst, JAKE UNDERSTOOD has a beautiful message about the happiness you can find when you embrace living in the moment and letting go of the past.
JAKE UNDERSTOOD bounces between present day married Jake and Nina in the middle of a crisis and past Jake and Nina slowly falling in love with each other. The story plays out like a mini mystery of the problem with the pair and how the strength of their love will pull them through it.
Fans of JAKE UNDONE will be super satisfied with not only the new glimpses into Jake and Nina's past but also the deep look at where the years have taken them that JAKE UNDERSTOOD provides. If you're new to Penelope Ward and her struggling soul-mates Jake and Nina, now is the time to take the plunge and get to know them.
"If it was the last thing I did, I wanted to eradicate every last bit of the fear that lived inside of this girl. I wanted her to be happy and wanted to be the one to make that happen even if I couldn't understand where that need was coming from."
"Sometimes, if you're willing to withstand a little pain in your life, you might discover a pleasure that you never would have otherwise known existed."
"I didn't just love her. To me, she was love, she was life."
JAKE UNDERSTOOD made me laugh, tear up, and give my Kindle a little hug. How could I not recommend it?