Understood (Unspoken #1)
Jake Turner committed the ultimate mistake of falling in love with his best friend's wife. The distance he puts between them costs both him and Ellie Matthews dearly. Jake will never forgive himself for not seeing what a bastard his friend was. Now that Ellie is free from her nightmare, Jake waits, needing...more
Jake wanted Ellie for years but she was Ray's girlfriend and later wife.Ray raped and abused Ellie and noone knew anything about it.When she when to the police they returned her back to her husband cause he was the golden boy and there wasn't a chance that he would do anyting like that.Two years later Ellie goes to a bar where Jake.There Jake realises that she is terrified and takes her
I can't say I liked this story all that much. I had a hard time believing that Ellie could go through all that she did with her ex-husband and suddenly be OK to jump into bed with Jake. I think I would have believed it more had she gone into some counseling. Also, after she was beaten by her husband and Jake rescued her, why didn't they call the police? I know...more
Jake Turner sejak awal jatuh cinta pada istri sahabat baiknya, Ray, karena itu Jake memilih menjauh agar tidak mengganggu pernikahan mereka.
namun ternyata pernikahan ray & ellie hanya mendatangkan penderitaan bagi ellie.
sekarang jake menunggu ellie untuk sembuh & siap menjalin hubungan kembali.
jake akan menunggu ellie dengan sabar sampai saat itu tiba, jika ellie sudah siap jake akan menjadikan ellie menjadi miliknya. hanya milik jake seorang.
I thought the author gave enough background to set the scene, and fill out t...more
*adult only title*
How was the Sexy: The heat between Jake and Ellie was smoldering yet tender and sweet. Due to the nature of the backstory the "bedroom" scenes were almost like a discovery time for Ellie and Maya did an excellent job of making them hot/steamy/exciting.
How was the Story: The story was excellent though a little heartbreaking. The blend of the hotness and the story was done in a really good way that you got the right amount of both.
Complaints: There was a section...more
Maya Banks is one of my favorite erotica authors. I completely fell in love with her writing when I read Colters' Woman in 2006. However, as much as I enjoyed the characters and the plot of Understood, I felt that it was a little underdeveloped. It mostly revolv...more
Domestic abuse occurs desparingly, and I was delighted in the caring attention Jake took to help her heal. Romance and steamy sex is a g...more
It is written with the normal Maya Banks finesse, but it lacked a certain "oomph".
It was pretty short, that I knew ahead of time, but I was still expecting... you know.
Nope, that is not enough. I expected....
Yeah, that's it. With Ms. Banks you always expect red hot passion, lust, and D. all the above!
What we got was...
Okay, okay, there was more to it than that, but it was a little sweeter than we are used to seeing from the goddess of menage...more
Loved Jake, he was always so concerned for her,...more
Ellie Matthews is a damaged woman. She married "The Golden Boy" who went to a great NFL career. But as time went on, he changed. He ended up beating the shit out of her. I couldn't tell if it was on a regular basis but if it was just once. Not that it matters. He's a piece of shit either way. In a...more
I’m not a big fan of battered-woman storylines, except when that terrible experience makes her a better and worthy heroine (which seldom happen, by the way—they usually just use their fears to hid behind instead of going back to the living, and it’s the hero that has to literally drag them out of their hole, but is still afraid of their “fragile” state and she spends the majority of the story throwing tantrums...more
I'm still currently reading this book, but it's rapidly looking like it may end up in the "abandoned" category. I'm just starting the fourth chapter, but I've already decided the heroine is "too stupid to live" and the hero should be in a Geico commercial, the cavemen ones.
Jake was Ellie's ex-husband's best friend. He didn't realize till the bitter end that her ex was abusive - it d...more
The domestic abuse issue was treated fancifully, which bothered me. If you're going to bring that bugaboo up, at least do it right. Don't put it in there as a cheap and easy vehicle for angst.
I would have liked this book to be a little longer, but other than that it was OK.
Jake's in pain. He's in love with Ellie, his best friend's wife, but he didn't see that his so-called best friend's abuse her since forever. Now Ellie's free and he's ready to stake his claim. He promised no one'll ever hurt her again. But will Ellie say yes?
Less angst, and too damn short it's definitely need some more description. Ellie's past and the reason why her ex-husband did that to her. But so far I enjoyed reading it and I perfectly understand the story.
What a sw...more
Overall, this wasn't a bad read, but it wasn't good enough t...more