Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson
Book 1: The Closer To You Series
Publisher: New American Library (NAL)/Penguin
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Format: Paperback - 384 pages / Kindle / Nook
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
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Book 1: Come To Me Quietly
Book 2: Come To Me Softly (Publication Date: July 1, 2014)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Author A.L. Jackson.
Aleena Moore is haunted by Jared Holt. It’s been six years since she’s seen her brother’s best friend, the self-destructive bad boy she secretly loved in high school. As the years pass, she knows it’s time to move on. Time to decide between a practical nursing degree and her true dream as an artist. Time to get over Jared and give another guy a chance…
Just when she opens her heart to her friend Gabe, Aly returns home to find Jared sleeping on her couch. The teenage boy she loved has grown into a man she can’t resist. Covered in tattoos and lost in rage, he’s begging to be saved from his demons—the memories of the day he destroyed his family. As the two reconnect, their passion is hot enough to torch Aly’s judgment. But can she risk her future for a man who lives on the edge of destruction?
My Book Review:
Just when you think that your heart and emotions are safe, author A.L. Jackson pulls out all the stops and creates a new amazing and breathtakingly beautiful series that will once again tug at her readers' heartstrings!
In Come To Me Quietly, the first book in The Closer To You series, the readers are introduced to Aleena (Aly) and Jared's story.
Jared Holt is a tragically tormented and broken soul who can't escape his destructive past. Aly Moore has followed Jared and her older brother Christopher around since she was five years old, her admiration for Jared grew into an unconditional love for him when she turned fourteen. Is Aly's unending love for a beautifully broken boy enough to save him from himself?
Come To Me Quietly is a beautifully written story that is full of heartbreak, tension and angst intermixed with hope, love, healing and redemption. Set in Phoenix, Arizona and told in alternating first person narratives with flashbacks to the past, the reader follows the emotional love story of Aly and Jared. From the first page the reader is drawn into Aly and Jared's lives, where they are held captive as this incredible story unfolds with traumatic life experiences, trials and tribulations, and an unconditional love that is destined to send the reader on a thrilling emotional roller coaster ride, only to leave them breathless and wanting more.
You can't help but fall in love with this heart wrenching story. Author A.L Jackson has a way of creating the most complex and damaged characters, and in this story I think she has hit the jackpot with the broken, tormented, and self-destructive tattooed bad boy Jared, who believes that he doesn't deserve happiness. Aly on the other hand is a strong, kind, compassionate, patient, and loving girl who has a way of touching Jared's soul like no other person can. After six years of being apart they are reunited, Aly is the trigger to Jared's past memories wrought with tragedy, hurt feelings and open wounds, he can't keep running away from his past forever, only she and true love can give him hope and help him heal.
The reader follows Aly and Jared's emotional journey as they are reunited and their budding relationship slowly builds with tension interwoven with attraction, a tug-of-war that is dramatic and intense, and oh so romantic. The connection that they shared throughout their childhood is breathtaking, you can't help but think that they are truly soul mates, they simply complete each other. But can they survive the past and move forward together, or will Jared's self-destructive ways send their love in a fatal tailspin?
Come To Me Quietly is a deeply emotional read that you won't be able to put down ... but alas, the reader is left wanting more as Aly and Jared's complicated love story continues in Come To Me Softly, the second book in The Closer To You series.
RATING: 5 STARS *****
Come To Me Quietly - Book Trailer
About The Author
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. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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