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Publisher's Summary

Determined to move on with her life, Olivia Germaine has vowed to forget David Dylan. Struggling to keep her head above water, she focuses on her new promotion and refuses to drown in the memory of their night together.

But when Olivia realizes what life without David means, she must decide if she is willing to risk everything for him...and if she is ready to reopen the wounds of her past.

Can Olivia move forward with her marriage despite her feelings for David? And can David stay away like he promised?

©2013 Jessica Hawkins (P)2015 Jessica Hawkins

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Jessica Hawkins slays it again!

What made the experience of listening to Come Alive the most enjoyable?

Jessica Hawkins's Cityscape series captivated me from beginning to end. There's not a thing about it that I would change.

What did you like best about this story?

How relatable the characters were, even with the MC having so many flaws.
The writing is flawless!

What does Andi Arndt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Andi is brilliant as the narrator for this series. She fit perfectly!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did!

Any additional comments?

Read everything ever written by Jessica Hawkins - you'll forever love her. She's brilliant.

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Better then book 1

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this book to anyone. This series is real, raw, powerful, and could happen to anyone of us at anytime. This book is about making hard choices, any doing things that will impact others. Some reviews say this is a whiny story, I disagree!! This books is all about Liv and what she needs be happy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved David he was strong and powerful but not over bearing or making her decide, he just gave her space to what she wanted.

Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but i would again. I cant say enough good things about the series.

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Bitching & Moaning

I thought Come Alive was about 7 hours of Olivia bitching and moaning about whether she should stay with her boring husband Bill or have an affair with bad boy David.

Rather than work through her own emotional issues, Olivia was content to stifle her feelings, get drunk with her friends and bury herself in work. Except for her volunteer work at an animal shelter, Olivia is too self-absorbed and easily manipulated.

I was hoping Olivia would realize her potential and grow into a confident, self-sufficient woman who didn't rely on a man for her identity. Unfortunately, she didn't have the desire or integrity to act like an adult woman.

I wanted Olivia to leave Bill, not for the arrogant David, but for her future well being. David put on a good show of being romantic and caring, yet he was actually controlling, dominating and sometimes violent. Not a good catch!

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What the WHAT!!

So this book picks up a few months after Come Undone and oh does it every continue to wrap me into knots. This book is NOT for everyone! If you have any issues with the topics of infidelity, love triangles, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, or realistic marital issues this may not be a series for you. This middle section of the story takes you even deeper into Olivia's world. I really need to read the final book because that ending...WTH!!

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Disappointing

I am a huge Jessica Hawkins and Andi Arndt fan, and I hate writing bad reviews, but I felt compelled to share...I haven’t even finished this audiobook, but I am SO annoyed with the main character that I don’t know if I even want to finish the book or the series. The main character just has such disappointing, selfish, repetitive, frustrating behavior throughout the book. I appreciate that she has issues stemming from childhood (don’t we all), but for some reason, I have really lost any empathy for her at this point. I am just over her, when usually I enjoy and am rooting for the main character(s).

I have no problem reading about forbidden romances, and generally enjoy the angst, but this character is just too selfish. Her going back and forth so much has gotten old and is making me want to pull my hair out.

So, while I love the author, and Andi Arndt is great as expected, this series is proving to not be my cup of tea...To each his own.

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WOW

I thought book 1 was full of raw emotions, man the 2nd book will keep you up all night! Andi has such a way of narrating it just keeps you wanting more & having to know what happens next! My heart just breaks for Liv. To be so torn!!! She wants to do the right thing by Bill, but what she feels for David is something she's never ever experienced in her life. Not going to give anymore away because you just need to read/listen for yourself! Audible is awesome!

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  • 02-16-18

ok

I wanted to beat my head against the wall with this book. Angsty romance novels where the heroine can't see the forest thru the trees drive me mad. How is it that two intelligent people can be so stupid. Sorry... thanks for the rant. I love Andi Arndt the narrator though! The book is well written just infuriating;)

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Frustrating

I love Jessica Hawkins books but This book literally has me on the edge.. so much back and forth. Driving me crazy!!! I’m starting to think Olivia is crazy. Stringing them both along uggggghhhh. Although... On to the next book...

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Intense

Jessica Hawkins stories are soo good and this one is a must listen. The story of
Olivia and David will leave you wanting more. So many emotions.
Definitely recommend it!

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Come alive

The books are captivating, but she is a delusional, selfish and slutty. she is a Drama queen

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  • Stef kowalski
  • 09-08-17

Great three part series

If you could sum up Come Alive in three words, what would they be?

Engaging romance drama

What was one of the most memorable moments of Come Alive?

Drama

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably the relationship building between the two and seeing the bad side of her husband

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great series

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  • Joanne Carver
  • 11-10-15

fabulous

I love this series! I can't wait for the third and final book. great narrator too 😊