5 Star Reads & Oh No, Say It Ain’t So…It’s Almost Time for Game of Thrones!


Oh my gosh! I mentioned on my Instagram awhile back that I have been on a bit of a hiatus. I have had a ridiculously hard time getting into my reading lately. I can’t decide what to read and then when I finally do, I don’t finish. I feel antsy, and it is driving me nuts! Have I fallen into the notorious ‘book slump?’ Am I sick? Who knows!

I actually think Game of Thrones is to blame as a culprit in my mystery illness! Continue reading

Review of ‘Jake Understood (Jake #2)’ by Penelope Ward!


From the New York Times bestselling author of Jake Undone, comes a full-length standalone companion novel and sequel.

A different side to the story: Jake’s side.

“We’re getting a new roommate,” they said.

I thought nothing of it…until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis.


It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn’t betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn’t fall in love.


DaisyGal’s Review:

This can supposedly be read as a standalone and is Jake’s version of the story with some ‘extras.’ I honestly do not usually enjoy follow ups with the ‘other side’ of the story, since they usually drag on and on about what I already know. However, I absolutely loved ‘Jake Undone’ and definitely enjoyed Ward’s writing, so my interest was peaked about this follow up. I’m so glad that my curiosity won out!

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Review of ‘Jake Undone (Jake Series #1)’ by Penelope Ward!


Goodreads Synopsis:

Nina Kennedy was alive…but not living…until she met him.

Planes, trains, heights…you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias. When she moves to Brooklyn for nursing school, that life is turned upside down, as she develops an intense but unwanted attraction to her gorgeous roommate, who’s pierced, tattooed and just happens to be the smartest person she’s ever met.

Behind Jake Green’s rough exterior and devilish smile, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina’s outlook on life. When he agrees to tutor her, they forge a bet and the stakes are high as Jake forces Nina to face her demons. He just wasn’t expecting to fall hard for her in the process.

What Nina doesn’t realize, is that Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?


My Review:

‘Jake Undone’ has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time, and in my quest for finding some new authors to read decided to give Jake a chance. My goodness, I couldn’t be more excited that I did! There is so much heart and slow building passion in this romance combined with of so many things that I truly enjoy in a good book. The characters were very intriguing, witty, and down to earth which made this a really fun read. At the same time, they were complex, and there are multiple plot layers within the unique storyline. There is also angst and suspense, which left me unable to put the book down until the very end. The story is just woven perfectly, and not only am I a little bit in love with Jake Green but I am definitely sold on Penelope Ward’s writing!

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