Review: Come Undone (Cityscape Series #1) by Jessica Hawkins


Title:  Come Undone
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Publisher/Year:  Barnes & Nobles 1/1/13
Length:  245 pages
Series: CityScape Series #1


COME UNDONE tells a compelling story of devotion, desire, deception and ultimately, love. It is book one in The Cityscape Series.


Olivia Germaine has already found love. Devoted wife, loyal friend, successful 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 confront the life she’s built and to make decisions that could either lead to happiness . . . or regret.

Will Olivia be able to draw the line between lust and love?

And can David respect that line?

My Thoughts

I picked up this first installment not knowing what i was going to get.  The summary itself seemed nice and interesting, a married woman who’s at a crossroads in her life, relatively happy but missing something quite big and important in her relationship.  So…i figured why not read right?

So we meet Olivia (Liv) the married woman who has most things going for her.  she’s got a husband that initially she felt a really impressive draw to, a good job that she’s up for promotion on, and great friends.  Her past is a little rocky of course but not to the extent that we feel will really have an impact on her.  Her parents divorced right before she was in high school, but it took a toll on her. Her friends seem to think that it changed her and damaged her, but we don’t really get into it too much.

We also meet Bill, her husband who’s a busy lawyer.  He seems nice enough, but kinds of ‘run of the mill’ if you ask me.  He wants to settle down and be a suburban family man, which isn’t really where Liv is feeling her life should be right now.  that paired with a missing spark means that we’re in for a rocky ride.

One night at an event, Liv’s life changes forever.  she locks eyes with a mysterious dark handsome man across the room and feels a connection that she can’t shake.  This man, David is going to find himself completely intertwined in her life through a number of circumstances.  He knows her best friend’s fiance, he’s being courted as one of Chicago’s Most Elligible Bachelors (which Liv is in charge of at her job as an editor of a mag).

What i enjoyed in this story is that our lead is married – i’m used to it being a single girl that wants to prove that she’s not naive and inexperienced.  Here, we have Liv who is married, has morals and is certainly NOT naive.  She’s just missing the wow factor and tries to convince herself that she doesn’t need David for that, and that she can find it with Bill.

So throughout this story, we’re wondering what’s going to become of the dynamic with Liv and David and then what’ll happen with Bill.  Not only do we get that, we get the added drama of a man that Bill put into jail now attacking Liv and trying to harm her.  So my questions:

1) What’s going to happen with Liv and Bill

2) what’s going to happen with Liv and David

3) Will Mark (the criminal) come back?

4) do you trust that Bill actually works so much or is there something else going on?

5)Will Liv get the promotion?

so, now i’m onto reading the 2nd book in the series ‘Come Alive’ to see if we get any of these answers