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Jake Understood

Series: Gemini, Book 2.5
Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, bad-boy 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.

Author's note: This is not an exact retelling of Jake Undone. While pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake's point of view, Jake Understood is its own story that includes all-new material from both the past and present time where Jake Undone left off.

©2015 Penelope Ward (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Loved this!

I already loved Jake Undone and now I adore this book from Jake's perspective too! The story is complex enough to draw you right in and keep you hanging on the words. Excellent narration also makes this an audiobook worth listening to.

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Incredible!

Penelope Wards books just keep stringing you along and adding heart stopping surprises with not know how things are headed, it's like a roller coaster ride that you never want to end! ADDICTIVE!! 🙃

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I'm Undone!

I loved it, the past & present being told by Jake. I love Penelope Wards books. The performance was great!

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Wish I’d known

The story was overall good but there was so much repetitious storyline from Jake Undone that I found myself bored. It had its high points but not enough to be a “stand alone” book.

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  • Shawna
  • PORTLAND, OR
  • 03-21-18

Hot tattoo guy yum

This story is told mostly in the guys version of events . I love that Jake is hot and loving to his wife and kids . He loves his wife unconditionally and gets to take care of her it also follows the beginning of there meeting and romance with plenty of obstical in there life most in Jake's . Well writen

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  • Liv
  • Los Angeles metro-area
  • 03-05-18

3.5 stars - loved the Mr. Bat rhymes again!

Jake and Nina’s story continued here. I liked the flashback method used to fill in what was going with Jake as he fell in love with Nina when they were roommates. The supporting characters from book 1 (Skylar, Mitch, Allison, Cedric) show up for a party Jake wanted to throw Nina. But Nina disappeared for a breather before Jake got home from an unavoidable overnight trip.

Nina's method for dealing with her issue with Jake’s past was risky, but it gave her the closure she needed to finally accept Jake’s burden. Jake and Nina both came to the conclusion that they didn’t start living until they met each other. We got a crazy trapped in the elevator scene that I wouldn’t wish on anyone before their happily ever after resumed.

Audiobook narrators Felicity Munroe and Brian Pallino were great again. We got a lot of new material about the past events that made Jake that much worthier of sympathy for his strength in the unique situation he couldn’t walk away from ever. Most of all, I loved Jake’s sense of humor.

Nina’s bestie gets her own novel in My Skylar which I already own in both e-book and audiobook formats. I need a breather though before I can return to this world, but eventually I plan to read it.

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Wonderful job with the alternate telling

This is the second book in the series and you have to read book one before this book. While this book does run very parallel to book one, Jake Undone, the author does a wonderful job telling the story more from Jake’s point of view and having us understand his actions so much more. Of course the major surprise learned in the first book is not there, but there is just so much more to Jake and the author does continue the story from where the first book left off as there was more to the story. The ups and downs and still has twists. The same two narrators tell this story as in the first book and once again they bring this story to life. They really make you feel what the characters are experiencing. It was great catching up with some of the characters from the original book, Gemini. Again the author handles writing about some very difficult topics keeping things real. I am really hoping to have more of these characters in the future, as I was sad to have it end.

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Beautiful Ending

In all fairness the author did warn us that this story parallels book 1, so I'm trying not to judge so much on that. Because is sure does. It was definitely a hard read in the beginning because it was so much the same as book 1. Any hangups I had were completely squashed when I got to the end. The end is what made this book. Talk about an HEA (phenomenal).

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Beautiful

Hearing the story from Jake's side just added more beauty and heart into an already heart warming story.

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Prefer the other version

Perhaps the series should have just stuck without this 2.5. I thought it would be neat to see Jakes point of view but it is basically just a retelling of events without any insights that would truly make it Jakes perspective. Nice attempt but not needed. I fast forwarded the entire novel because I had listened to the first Jake novel twice already. It does add a nice extra chapter to their lives but really it could have just stayed where it was. Oh well. I still loved the series.

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  • haley
  • 06-24-15

perfect

just so wonderful no crazyness no drama just refreshing and settling a great read