Monday, February 3, 2014

Come To Me Quietly Review...

Title:  Come To Me Quietly (The Closer to You Series, Book 1)
Author:  A.L. Jackson
Release Date:  January 7, 2014
Genre:   New Adult Romance
Blog Tour hosted by: Shh Moms Reading, Literary Mania Reviews, and Brandee’s Book Endings

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Lost to You and When We Collide comes a new adult novel of one woman’s obsession: a man who’s as passionate as he is elusive—and as tempting as he is trouble…

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?

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Come To Me Quietly Book Trailer


You Won’t Know ~ Brand New

White Blank Page ~ Mumford & Sons

Closer ~ Kings of Leon

Search and Destroy ~ Thirty Seconds To Mars

Hurt ~ Johnny Cash

Secrets ~ OneRepublic

Stay ~ Rihanna, Mikky Ekko

Reviewed by Cindy:

Aleena has loved Jared most of her life. Jared was her brother Christopher’s best friend. Even growing up Jared did everything he could to try and protect Aleena. Then a terrible accident happens and Jared leaves town, along with heart broken Aleena. She is devastated by his departure. Six years later Jared returns for reasons even unknown to him. Jared doesn’t know why he returned to the town where he lost everything. When he sees Aleena he is instantly attracted to the woman she has grown into. And she is just as attracted to him.

Let me say I LOVE childhood romances. I loved how AL Jackson gave us both POV’s in Come to me Quietly. It really helped me get into Jared’s head. I was so drawing to Jared. I absolutely loved his character. Oh poor Jared. My heart just broke for him. He is in such pain and beleves he doesn’t deserve to be loved because of what happened all those years ago. I was rooting for him to find some peace.

Aleena, I LOVED her character also. She was so in love Jared. Growing up Jared watched over Alenna.  It was so cute to read those scenes. Jared did everything he could to protect Aleena growing up. And Aleena loved Jared so much, it was hard for her to move past his leaving. She is a strong, smart, women. And I LOVED the nick name that Jared gave her as kids. Aly Cat so cute.

The way that Jared and Aleena kept my emotions all over the place was GREAT!!! I LOVE feeling the pain and angst of the characters I read about. And this book. WOW I found myself crying, laughing, stunned, heartbroken. This is one of my favorite books I have read this year. This is also the first book I have read from A L Jackson. But man I plan to read many more. Her writing is superb. Storytelling wonderful. I will definitely continue to recommend Come to me Quietly.  5 SUPER SATISFYING STARS!!!!!
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, and If Forever Comes.

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, book two in the Closer To You Series, coming July 1, 2014

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