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Come Undone (The Cityscape #1)

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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 confron
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Published January 1st 2013
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Trilogy is complete.

The Cityscape Series tells a compelling story of devotion, deception, and forbidden love. Come Undone is book one of three.

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, allege
Amy (Foxy)
Jun 20, 2013 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Aimie
COME UNDONE is the first book in a trilogy. The trilogy features Olivia and the choices she makes concerning her personal and professional life .

As a happily married woman of three years she is living the yuppie lifestyle. Her husband, Bill, is a busy man who doesn't always know what his wife is up to with her work and social life.

David is an eligible bachelor who is very intrigued with Olivia. The attraction she feels towards him leaves her confused and contemplating the perfect life she has
Jun 17, 2013 Aimie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites, arc
A brilliant, heart stopping start, to what promises to be a new amazing series. I LOVED IT!!

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What a brilliant debut novel by Jessica Hawkins - most definitely an author to watch. I was massively impressed with this.

Olivia/Liv Germaine is happily married and devoted to her long term partner and husband, Bill. Bill is safe, solid and worships her. But one night whilst at the theater, her eyes meet with those of the gorgeous David. A stranger with whom she feels an immediate spark and o
Two reasons this book sucked......

1. If the author wanted us to hate the h, she did a really good job. Liv was a bitch with the way she treated her husband. I kept waiting for the moment her and David got caught, but it doesn't happen.

2. For me, when reading a story involving cheating, I'm willing to understand and accept it if there's a good reason for it. Something that makes you say "I don't like what's happening here, but I understand why it's happening". In this situation, Liv simply isn't
Jun 01, 2013 BeeH rated it really liked it
ARC provided thru Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really like this book.It is a little slow to start, but it captivates you until the end that you don't notice it is already the end of the book(Am so glad I already have the next one or I might have thrown my kindle away because it ends in a cliffhanger!).I wasn't really sure that I will like this book about a married woman having an affair but unfortunately this happens in real life. Olivia and David have strong connection from the
Jun 10, 2013 Kasia rated it really liked it
I'm usually the horror reading gal, romance and hot stuff isn't my usual fare but once in a while I will fall prey to a good cover and I do enjoy other genres, a lot. Somehow Come Undone looked spicy enough so I took the plunge and requested this off NetGalley and then I attempted to read it. Yes attempted.... I absolutely hated the beginning, from the awkward syntax to the strange dialogue that never told me who was really talking I was cursing the way this was written but to my dislike there w ...more
Jun 04, 2013 VEL rated it really liked it
ARC Supplied by Jessica Hawkins via Netgalley

3.5 stars

Unfortunately this book is a bit of a slow starter. Olivia Germaine is a content married women, to Bill Wilson. She has, loyal friends and career, that she has worked hard for. Bill is pushing for a white picket fence life, ready to have children and basically just be happy. Olivia, however is not ready for that. She is content with the current lifestyle that they lead. A brief chance encounter with David Dylan brings a change in Olivia, an a
Louise Bay
This is for me the best romance series I've read. It has a great story, that doesn't rely on action to keep our attention. It's all about two normal people who fall in love. And it's well written.

Most series, even the ones that start really strong, lose something mid way through book two for me normally. This keeps your attention the whole way through, right through to the very last chapter. I LOVED it. I won't post any spoilers because you should just read it and you will LOVE it as much as I d
Angela Shrum
Aug 25, 2013 Angela Shrum rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of "Breach", "Fifty Shades", and any forbidden romance.
(This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.)

WOW!! Where do I even begin??

I stumbled upon Jessica Hawkins doing a Goodreads search in Listopia for something similar to Emily Giffin's "Something Borrowed" (but maybe a little bit more revealing, if you know what I mean), and the summary intrigued me. I thought it'd be a sexy, fluffy story that would probably hold my interest well enough to leave me satisfied for a while, but never did I expe
Book Reading Gals
Jun 18, 2013 Book Reading Gals rated it it was amazing
Review By: Sarah

Title: Come Undone

Series: The Cityscape Series Book One

Author: Jessica Hawkins

Genre: Literature/Fiction (Adult), Romance

Blurb: 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
Jun 01, 2013 Christine rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
The book had a slow start, but at about 60%, I could not stop reading!! I am so glad I did not give up on this one. We had a family christening and then a recital and I was trying to find every excuse to go back to the car and hide so I could read finish this book.

The sexual tension, the steam…it was awesome!! I love stories that leave me wanted the sequel ASAP.

There were SO many hard decisions for Liv. A lot of thoughts came to my head when I read this. Bill was a faithful and loyal
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Title: Come Undone
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Rating: 4 stars
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Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)

After reading the blurb 2 weeks ago, I dismissed the book. I didn't want to read another story about cheating, teen characters, lust and indecision! I had my bad share of those things with Thoughtless, Reckless bla bla bla .
So, one fateful night I was so bored (I cooked, I changed the sheets, I wrote my essay but at midnight I was bored again
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
3.5 stars... This book started out really slow for me. I stuck with it and it actually got pretty good. Love triangles are not my favorite type of book but for some reason this one worked for me. Since it ended on a cliffhanger I immediately moved on to book two. I am reading it now. I hear it is better but I am not sure if I agree yet. I do like David more than I like Bill so I am cheering him on all the way. Hopefully this will end with the hea I am hoping for.
Sep 04, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!!!

Mind. Overload. (In a good way!!)

Soooo.... There are no spoilers or secrets because the short blurb of the book clearly outlines the story. If you are opposed to cheaters, turn away now. I do not condone cheating but I sure as hell do not mind reading about it! (It makes for good, juicy, steamy drama!)

For anyone who is married or in a very committed relationship, we have either been there before, are there right now or you know someone who is - simply settled. You are with your partn
Jun 13, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
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Oh my word. How to review this book with no spoilers? We all know how I hate spoilers.


There didn’t even have to be a love scene for this book to be hot. Don’t fret. There was some steamy moments. (Not a YA book)

Is it bad I was hoping her husband would do something that would open the way for her to be able to be with David?


There’s this line here that I’m nervous about crossing with my review. It’s that most marriages don’t stay hot like they are in the beginning. They set
Holy wow.

Emotional and angsty with a drop dead gorgeous, swoony male.

And first off, it does involve cheating so if that is a limit for you, back away now.

4-4.5 Stars!

This was such an unexpected book. I picked it up when I was inbetween books just for something to read but then I could not put it down. And this is totally me just not doing any research, but I thought this was one of those novella length trilogies. So glad it wasn’t! Especially for a debut book from Jessica Hawkins, this one was f
May 26, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Jessica Hawkins is an amazing author. And I believe that the Cityscape Series was better for me than 50 Shades. In all honesty, the characters felt more real and they dealt with grown up issues, concerns, and feelings.

Since reading the very first page, I have been unable to get Olivia out of my head. I feel like she's a good friend, and I traveled through her ups and downs, happiness and troubles right along with her. Me, Gretchen, Lucy, and Liv are BFFs now, and I am better for it.

I am a coupl
May 22, 2015 Sally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Come Undone by Jessica Hawkins
4 Easy Stars
I am going to be completely honest here and say I have already finished the third and final book (just this morning actually.) That is not the way I like to do my reviews, I prefer to write them up immediately following each book in a series because I feel that each book should be handled separately. That being said I was SO HOOKED I flew right through this series ….therefore now I find myself back tracking .So be it, here goes nothing. I had my eye on t
Sarah Bryant
Jan 03, 2014 Sarah Bryant rated it it was amazing
In all honesty, I loved the cityscape books more than 50 shades. Say what?!?! Don't get me wrong, I loved Christian. But this story is more relatable, felt more real, and isn't about hardcore sex and a red room. Or a guy that was 50 shades of fucked up. It was emotional, lots of angst, swoon worthy, and a hot read. Each book in the series just kept getting better and better. I read the whole series in just a couple of days, it consumed me. That's when you know you've read a good book. I'm lookin ...more
3.5 stars ... Definitely intrigued .. can't wait to see how all this plays out .
Patrixia Lansangan
Feb 20, 2017 Patrixia Lansangan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I think this was a perfect buildup book...

It was so interesting! It had all the right amount of buildup, tension, and angst.

I don't know all that much about the complication of work and marriage and adulthood, but I feel like Olivia helped me understand how difficult it is.

The tension between her and David was amazing, they had such amazing chemistry and it was so difficult because Olivia was married and it's not like Bill was necessarily a bad guy either.

There was no right answer. The way th
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It only takes one look. One feeling. One word. One touch. And it only takes one man to wake Olivia up from the daydream of her life and feel passion and purpose.

What do you do when the life you have seems packaged perfectly, but the look from one man sends it spiraling into a new dimension ?

For Olivia Germanine, at 27 years ol
May 18, 2013 Marquetta rated it it was ok
I'm going to preface by saying that I have no problems with cheating in my romances. It happens in real life. Not everyone is happy in their relationship. No excuse to cheat but I'm not going to NOT read a book because the plot involves cheating. With that being said, I did not enjoy this book. Not because the heroine, Olivia, cheats on her husband. I did not enjoy it because I didn't like the characters, the execution and the overall writing. Another story told in 1st person POV where I wanted ...more
Apr 26, 2013 K.M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 Stars!

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One married woman, one single man, one scorching look across a theater equals one heckuva angsty start to this three part series!

Olivia Germaine is a happily married associate editor living in downtown Chicago with her husband Bill. Three years married, she loves her husband, an overworked local prosecuting attorney. Everything is great...until she sets eyes on a man across a crowded room. Inky black hair, pale brown eyes...mesmerizing.

David Dylan is a renowned architect in Chicago.
4.25 stars

SPOILER: This book/series has cheating.

Before you get your panties in a bunch, look at the synopsis again and chill. I'm only warning you if the synopsis isn't clear enough for you.

Most months when I get my 2 Audible credits, I know exactly what books I'm going to pick. For the start of 2016, I didn't have a clue. So, like a good researcher, I went to my GRs TBR list and started comparing what was on my list and what was on audio. When this book not only came up, but I saw that the fu
Jun 24, 2013 Lorie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
You lock eyes with an attractive stranger across the room.
He's so captivating, you forget you're in a crowded room.
You're mesmerized, you forget your name.
You are off balance from just that one look.
You suddenly remember how it feels to be single - the anticipation and possibility of new things.
If given the chance would you go for it?
Would you risk what you have to know him?
Do you take the chance on something new and exciting?
If you don't, can you live with the what-if or what could have
Oct 13, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Olivia is one those women who looks fairly put together and content on the outside with her cookie cutter life, when in fact, she is anything but on the inside. She has a loving husband Bill, supportive friends and a great job. While she is a fun person to be around, she is detached and closed off, too, which is subtle given her thoughts, but apparent by everyone else around her. Olivia struggles with letting people in all the way and allowing herself to feel deeply, reeling from the hurt of her ...more
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I received an ARC in return for an honest review.

4.5 Stars

I'm kind of mad at myself for not starting this series previously!!! It was so good. It was so close to being a 5 star but that ending about killed and my kindle almost met the wall. I seriously read this in a 24 hour period. I was up until 3 am finishing it. The book had it all a love story, love triangle, cheating, HOT dirty male, confused female, and a little bit of action and suspense. The reader will go through a range if emotions t
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“I'd been with boys before; I'd been with boys I'd thought were men. But this was different. David kissed like a man. He tasted, he smelled and he fucked like a man.” 9 likes
“You know, when I looked into your eyes at the theater, I was stunned. Nothing like that has ever happened to me. And when I saw you in that gold dress, at the restaurant, I knew you were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. You were glowing. But right now, in my bed, naked and undone,” he paused, leaning forward to kiss me softly on the lips. “You are perfect. I never want you any other way.” 5 likes
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