In love with
his former best friendís ex wife, Jake Turner bides his time until
she is ready to join the dating world again. Jake doesnít want to
scare her, but there is no way she is going to build a life with
anyone but him. He doesnít want the here and now, he wants
forever. His wait comes to an end when across the crowded bar he
sees her walk in and sit down. As the men swarm around her, Jake
makes his way through the throng, picks her up, and carries her out
of the bar.
refuses to allow her scum bag of an ex husband to have control over
her life any longer. Coming to the decision that she needs to be
with someone, she spends hours getting up enough nerve to walk into
a bar in order to meet men. When Jake picks her up and carries her
out of the bar, Ellie knows she should be furious but canít help but
be grateful. When Jake lets Ellie in on his plans, she doesnít know
what to say. Scared of trusting but scared of losing Jake, Ellie
asks for time and patience.
Jake and Ellie
explore their feelings and just when things seem to even out and
become more permanent, Ellieís abusive ex husband shows up and
things get ugly.
magnificent. Pure, reading nirvana. I found myself immersed in the
story and couldnít put it down. I love how Maya Banks takes your
emotions, sets them free, and allows them to feel her characters
thoughts, feelings, and needs. The plot and storyline flowed and I
found it very realistic. So much so that when Ellie cried, I did as
well. I fell in love with Jake from the moment he rescued Ellie in
the bar and could not wait for Ellie to love him as much as I did.
Understood is a must
read for anyone wishing for a great story, emotional characters, and
just out and out sensuality. I have to say that Maya Banks is one
of my new favorite authors to watch and read!