Come Alive

Come Alive

by Jessica Hawkins

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BN ID: 2940016735597
Publisher: Jessica Hawkins
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Series: The Cityscape Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 192,986
File size: 459 KB

About the Author

Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. Some of her favorite things include traveling, her dog Kimo, Scrabble, driving aimlessly and creating Top Five lists. She is the helpless victim of an overactive imagination that finds inspiration in music and tranquility in writing. Currently she resides wherever her head lands, which lately is the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

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Come Alive 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story. It is unputdownable. A very good continuation for the series
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
I see me adding this series to my book shelf and telling all my friends about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow what a book.a must read
Alukalu More than 1 year ago
Once again, Jessica Hawkins has amazed me! This book continues where book one (Come Undone) left off.  Olivia has made her decision, and now she has to handle the consequences (and the reactions and judgements from people). Same as with the prior book, this one didn't spare my feelings ;) Jessica has a great way with words, and she tells a wonderful  story.  Her writing makes you feel what her characters are going through, almost as if you're experiencing the same emotions.  This series is one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book, Come Undone, I waited on pins and needles for this one to come out! I absolutely had to see how the storyline developed! And wow!...I didn't think it could get any better than the first one, but I was wrong. I can't say enough good words about this series. While it is about adultery, it doesn't quite fall into play like you think it would - unless you are really, really opposed to adultery I would encourage you to at least give the series a try. Although, they are meant to be read in order, so i would recommend starting with Book 1 first...:)
lea84LJ More than 1 year ago
Great book, I couldn`t put it down and the last few chapters, OMG!!! Amazing!! Liv is a mess after having cheated on her husband, but she still has filings for David. David said he would stay away from her but he can't seem too. He is fighting to win her over. She is determined to stand by Bill - at all costs. This is a MUST read!
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brooklynnRC More than 1 year ago
Reviewed For Round Table Book Reviews This book visits Liv, Bill, and David a few months after the events from Come Undone (City Scape Series #1). Liv is a mess after having cheated on her husband, not only does she feel guilty but she still has feelings for David. This book held my attention from the very beginning and I was finding it hard to put down. I have to say that I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. There was a lot of angst in this book and I did find myself occasionally yelling at Liv (I don’t think I like her character very much). Not because of the cheating, but because of the way she acts. She’s annoying because one minute she wants to stay with Bill (because they are married and she owes it to him), but yet she also wants David (he brings out a side of her that she has never shown anyone, not even Bill). At the same time, she doesn’t want him (because she doesn’t deserve him?). I get slight whiplash from this woman. Overall, it was a really good book, with smooth transitions and I enjoyed it.
threalstacib More than 1 year ago
**Reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews** This is probably going to be the shortest review I’ve ever written. Come Alive is Book #2 in The Cityscape Series. The first book captured my interest, but this book captured my heart. Olivia Germaine, as we saw in the first book, is in love with two men; her calm, loving husband, Bill, and her passionate, sexy, lover, David. While reading this book, I found myself becoming very angry. At this point, I’m so involved with the story that it feels real. I almost feel like I am Olivia. I can literally feel her pain, her love, her desire; all of it. That’s how wonderfully written this book is. Throughout the book, Olivia struggles to make a decision: stay with Bill and never know what a passionate marriage is, or risk it all for what could be complete happiness with David. Her struggle to do the right thing is the heart of this book. Even though she tries to work on her marriage, she feels lost without the connection and passion she has with David. It is truly a gut wrenching love affair. I don’t want to spoil the plot for you, but I will say this: every book in this series is true to its title. The first book made ME Come Undone. The second one made me Come Alive. I’ve never been so consumed by a series in my life. Seriously! I read book one this morning. I read book two this afternoon. I’m probably going to read book three tonight. I’ve NEVER read a trilogy in such a short amount of time. Did I have to? NO. Did I want to? Damn right! Can I give it six stars?????
CACathyQ More than 1 year ago
REVIEWED FOR ROUND TABLE BOOK REVIEWS Come Alive (#2) The hardest part of reviewing Come Alive is dealing with the infidelity of one of the characters. I didn’t want to like Come Alive. Yet, I did. The story is compelling. The characters are real. They have real problems, jobs and are each uniquely flawed. Come Alive continues the story of Olivia and David and Bill. As Olivia struggles in her marriage and with rediscovering her own emotions and personality I alternately feel for her and hate her. The emotional roller coaster in this story is intense. The characters are well drawn, flaws and all. I still don’t like Bill. I feel like his character is too flat. He is unpredictable because I don’t understand him at all.  I highly recommend getting all three books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
**Reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews** How do you choose between someone who is safe and someone who ignites a fire in you so bright that nothing else matters? This is what Olivia is having to deal with. She's married to Bill; sweet loving Bill. He's safe for her. He doesn't push her. But he also doesn't challenge her. And then there's David. Fire igniting, fiercely loving David. He challenges her every being. He consumers her every moment of every day. While I don't condone what Olivia has done, it makes for a story that has sucked me in and left me wanting more.  Jessica has done a great job of pulling at my heart strings with Come Alive. She had me on the edge of my seat, hoping and praying for the outcome that I'm rooting for. While the ending is the one that I was hoping for, I can't trust it. Olivia has a habit of not being able to stick with her first decision. I must know what happens, NOW!   The Cityscape Series is one that you won't be able to forget when you're done reading. I found myself reading it every chance that I got. If you're like me, you're going to be disappointed when you read the last page because that means that it's over. I didn't realize I had read through it that quickly. I will be impatiently anticipating Come Together, the final installment in the Cityscape Series.
AmandaC1 More than 1 year ago
AAHH, the continuation of Olivia and David's story...AMAZING!!!! I couldn't put this book down. I think it was actually better than the first book. This book makes you draws you into the story and into the characters' feelings. It's actually a painful and emotional, but very pleasurable experience. Again the subject matter is continuing with Olivia and David's feelings for one another while Olivia is married to Bill. I have to say that Jessica Hawkins handles this rather nicely with her writing. It's not belittled or made out to be something dirty, she really draws you in and helps you to feel Olivia's turmoil through the whole situation, and David's true love for her. This is an amazing read and I highly recommend it. I can't wait until the next book in the series is released. ARC provided by NetGalley.
SheBookBlogs More than 1 year ago
This book (sequel) was better than the first book. I loved every word, every emotion. It was a CAN NOT PUT THIS DOWN type of book for me. From the beginning I was drawn. I was worried that it was going to drag like some sequels have a tendency of doing, but there was not a dull minute in this book except when Liv’s friends were involved. I am too invested in these characters’ lives. We see more of Bill and Liv’s relationship in this book. Bill and Liv decide that it is time to move out of the city and buy a house. We see how Liv is moving on from her feelings from David. Those moments in the book were intense. “Three months since I had stormed from his apartment, since that night.” I did not know what was going to happen and if it did happen how it was going to happen in this book. Did I feel connected to the characters? I felt more connected in Come Alive then I did in Come Undone. Pace of the story: Perfect. Positives: The story. The writing. The feelings that the book made me feel. Sometimes I felt an ache. It was really good. “If he were mine, I would have told him that I’d never ask him to stop. The he could take me any way he needed me.” Negatives: I could care less about Gretchen and Greg. Again, Bill was right…Gretchen is a slut. I can not stand those friends. Liv needs to find herself a whole bunch of friends. Lucy needs a reality check. Do I recommend? YES. “Say the word, and I will give you everything.” Bottom line: This book is dealing with a difficult topic…having thoughts about a man who is not your husband. I think if it was not written well, it would not be as good as it is. I feel like if I write anymore will give what happens away. Jessica Hawkins did an excellent job of making me feel what Liv was feeling. I hope in the last book we get one chapter of David’s POV and Bill’s POV. Book Format Read: A copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago