Come Undone, Vol. 1 (The Cityscape Series)
by Jessica Hawkins
Published by Kinshaw
Genre: erotica; new adult lit; romance
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
4 / 5
What happens when a happily married woman locks eyes with a gorgeous, riveting man and feels herself drawn to him?
Nothing but trouble. That’s what happens. Trouble and passion.
Olivia Germaine has found the love of her life and married him already. So why, when she sees David Dylan across the room at a party, does she feel as if she belongs to him? The allure is sexual, no doubt. We learn that Olivia’s marriage, while reasonable and happy, lacks the excitement and passion that she feels for David. Sex with her husband is pleasant; sex with David, Olivia fantasizes, would be mind blowing.
The two come together and then move apart in a seductive sort of dance. David does not want to hurt her marriage, but he wants her so, so badly. He’s never felt desire this strong, and neither has she. Can they deny it, or will they succumb to it?
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. The sex scenes … oh dear mother of Gideon Cross. The sex scenes are infernos of hotness. Olivia and David are flawed souls, although we do not yet know the extent of their Issues. At one point, Olivia wails to David that she is “black inside,” calling David “beautiful.” But he replies with his own pleas of imperfections and challenges, and, um, his dangly bits. Which don’t dangle a whole lot around Olivia, if you know what I mean.
This is the first of a series (probably a trilogy – they’re all trilogies these days), and I can’t wait to read the next one. What will come of Olivia and David? Will she stay married, or will she follow her passion?