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Come Undone

(The Cityscape #1)

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  3,648 ratings  ·  421 reviews
Olivia Germaine has already found love. She's created the life she always envisioned through the role of devoted wife, loyal confidante and determined career woman.

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, ch
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Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published January 1st 2013
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Bibi
Aug 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: part-of-a-series
Quite evocative.

I think this series paints an accurate picture of the complexities of infidelity and at times I disliked Olivia and David; nevertheless, I’m glad Hawkins didn’t attempt to manipulate the reader into rooting for them.

Solid 3.5 stars.
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Trilogy is complete.

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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, all
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs 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
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Aimie
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Shay
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
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BeeH
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kasia
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
VEL
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Lina
Aug 09, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
How does this book have an average of 4.11 stars??
Honestly, this was obnoxious, and you can’t convince me otherwise.

The relationship dynamic was straight-out absurd: I’m not sure whether to blame the writing, but instead of looking confused and torn between two men, Olivia came off as total mess. How can you be so indecisive?

The writing was very mediocre, hence, everything that happened in the book felt extremely unrealistic.
Plus, we got a lot unnecessary details (like Olivia talking to her fr
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Dilek VT
Mar 17, 2019 marked it as not-appealing  ·  review of another edition
3 books is too long for her to decide who she wants.
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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
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Angela Shrum
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jean |  BookRampage
WARNING! IF YOU DON'T LIKE SOMEONE WITH A POTTY MOUTH THEN PLEASE LEAVE.

This book started slow, very slow. I wasn't even sure I was going to like it or finish due to it being that slow but now.....

I'M SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You end like that? YOU END LIKE THAT? What a clusterfuck of emotions, sweet mother of Joseph.
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First of all, Olivia. Not condoning what she did, it's a story, not real life, whatever. But holy crap does she annoy the ever living shit out of me. Sort ya life out girl. Please? Fo
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Shyralf
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars! Another re-read, last read April/2018. Love triangle trilogy. Still so good. I love this series. David is yummy.

Re-read originally read on 3/4/2017. I still like it. This series got me hooked on this genre for awhile, I couldn’t get enough of these types of reads. I love marriage strifes books too. Back then this was so scandalous for me lol, not so much now though. Still a good read.
Chelsea
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Tanya
4.25 Stars

This series was recommended to me by my friend, Tanya ages ago. I'm sure she might've forgotten about it but I did not. I just added it on my long lists of TBR until now.

After all my current reads that doesn't seem to stir any emotions from me as I felt detached to the story, good to know that this book was an exception.

Yey!


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Reading till the wee hours is a sure sign that I'm invested.

And what else do you expect from reading a book about cheating? Obviously, I'm royally pissed. B
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Natalie M
I can’t believe I waited so long to read this series!! It’s sooo good and now moving on to the next book.
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.
Victoria Weston
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good that I cant believe that this is my first book by this author because this book was legend, it was fantastic and I literally couldn't put it down until the very end. That ending whattt!!!! I will defiantly need to start book #2 immediately.
This is the first book in The Cityscape Affair Series #1.

Olivia is a very independent beautiful woman that had it very difficult as a child when her parents were divorcing and this has made her put a protective shell around her heart. She
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Ros 🌼
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

This series has just been released onto Kindle Unlimited, so snap it up! I’ve read most of Jessica’s recent trilogies and loved them all so starting this series was a no brainer for me.

*Trigger warning* Before we get started, this one contains cheating in fact cheating is the sole premise of this book, so I wouldn’t bother if you’re unable to get past this.

So let’s get to it and start with the BIG question:

Would you let being married to your husband stop you from being with your soul
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CeCe
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Kim
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
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Heather
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-boyfriends
Oh my word. How to review this book with no spoilers? We all know how I hate spoilers.

Hot.
Hot.
Hot.

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?

Probably.

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
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Luna Sol
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfection.
Precious ✨
Pre-read thoughts: So.. I feel really conflicted about this.. I don't necessarily love the other series I've read by J.H, but this blurb sounds so good and it's on Kindle Unlimited...

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Come Alive Review

4.5 stars
Well can I say I am glad I took a chance on this series? Yes, yes I can.
This was done so well. I am beyond surprised that I loved it so much because the other two series I have read from Jessica Hawkins really annoyed me. They've always been just good enough to make
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Caitlin
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
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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 Chica
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Grace
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
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Lorie
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ha
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