Happy Release Day to A.L Jackson as we celebrate her new book Come to Me Softly!!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes
a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.
A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…
Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed?
To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.
*Enjoy the trailer created by the wonderful Becca the Bibliophile*
*A Review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
~~ 5 Stars ~~
Come to Me Softly is book 2 in the Closer to You Series. I thought this book was amazing. I enjoyed it even more then book 1. This was typical A.L. Jackson writing. Her story will suck you in and hold on tight until the end. I love that she is able to draw every emotion a person has out in her book. The only thing I saw a minor negative, was that “in your head” dialogue. Just like in the first book we got a lot of inner monologue, but it wasn’t as bad in this book. For some reason it didn’t bother me as much in this book as it did in book 1. I think that is because we got to see Aly and Jared’s relationship a lot more in Come to Me Softly.
Come to Me Softly was an engaging story of two people destined to be together and learning how to overcome one persons guilt. This story showed how desperately Aly and Jared were willing to work together to overcome his own personal demons. This book was filled with raw emotion and a lot of ups and downs for these two. To say that these two characters had a difficult road is an understatement.
I loved that the author showed how these two were willing to stick it out together and work through their issues as a united front. There was a small hiccup for them at the end of the story but I truly think it had to happen, for Jared to really learn how to heal from his guilt and grow to be a better man. (the hiccup was short lived). I loved how their story was completely wrapped up in the epilogue. Even thought there is another book to this series (Come to Me Recklessly : Christopher’s story) Aly and Jared’s story I think is complete. I do hope that we get to see some of them in Christopher’s book.
I think the only other character that really stood out in this book was Chistopher, we actually got to see quite a bit of him in this book. There are others, like Aly’s BFF and her family, but they were there as supporting rolls more then anything else. I was happy to see that Jared and Christopher were able to reconcile things between them. (Again not an easy road, but they made it 🙂 )
If you are a fan of A.L. Jackson’s then you definitely need to read this series. And if you haven’t read any books by her, then all I have to say is WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!! If an emotionally charged love story is a book that interests you, then you have to read A.L. Jackson’s books. She is definitely an author that I will read anything she writes.
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Be sure to join us for the Come to Me Softly Read Along Party! We’re kicking off the celebration on June 24th with a ton of prizes, then the read along begins. Daily prizes all the way up to grand prize on July 2nd!
Grand Prize: Coach Bag stuff with A.L. Jackson Goodies!
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Come to Me Softly Release Celebration Giveaway!
Grand Prize: Coach Bag, Kindle Paperwhite, and A.L. Jackson Swag
Second Prize: Come to Me Quietly Custom Charm Necklace
Third Prize: A.L. Jackson Swag Pack
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Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside.
Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain.
Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own.
Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate.
Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night.
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, and Come to Me Quietly.
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.
Look for Come to Me Softly and When We Met: Behind Her Eyes coming soon.