Jake Undone by Penelope Ward
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?
Rate & take
There was a good deal of appeal in this book that kept me reading until the end...and there was also some very thin writing that came with it. At times I would be reading along, taking everything in and enjoying it, then I would realize just how little depth some characters had. Many were only there to utter a few words, some were just a thought in someones head. Others were written out without any further mention. It was as if the author could only really manage the main two characters and very little else. Despite these difficulties I did find this title enjoyable. At first I was mad at myself for falling for it, but there is a thread of charm here that can't be denied.