Review: Understood


Understood by Maya Banks

one-star-rating

Read on 28 May, 2017

Synopsis: 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 and wanting. He’ll be there when Ellie is ready to spread her wings.

Bookish Things: 83 pages. The cover is gorgeous but sadly it doesn’t go with the story.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.65.

My Review: 

Grinch loathe entirely

The characters felt like cartoon caricatures more than real people, the plot was practically non-existent and the sex scenes bland and unevokative. The writing also had many adjectives and adverbs that could have been culled to give a cleaner and more enjoyable read.

While Jake’s character may have been somewhat interesting (if used in a different story with a different woman and perhaps some serious kink), Ellie left a lot to be desired. After the abuse she went through at the hands of her ex-husband, there’s no way she’d be ready to move on into another relationship (which is evident by her sporadic emotions and child-like behaviour).

Add to Ellie’s behaviour and fragile emotional state, the almost smothering need to own that frequently comes out of Jake’s mouth and it should have sent Ellie packing for real.

Puppy running away nope.

Definitely not for me. Wouldn’t recommend it and probably won’t read anything by the author again for quite a while.

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