Friday, June 27, 2014

4 Star Review/Giveaway---Come to Me Softly by A.L. Jackson

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.
Books that hold you and make you want more I feel like are hard to come by now a days. They either captivate you and make you wish their was more to their story or they don't.
The Closer series by A.L.Jackson is a series that captivated me. And I don't say that lightly... Jared stole my soul in Come to Me Quietly and he didn't give it back in Come to Me Softly. Jared is the dark, dangerous bad boy who has some tragedy in his past that makes him not want to stick around. He runs from everyone and anything.... until Aleena.
Aly is such a beautiful soul. She believes the best in people but mostly she believes the best in Jared. The ending of Come to Me Quietly leaves us with such a bomb that in Come to Me Softly, we are left wondering if Aly and Jared's love can stand the test of struggle. Christopher, Aly's overprotective brother and Jared's best friend is definitely one of them. For me in Come to Me Softly, the biggest struggle was Jared himself and whether he could ever be good enough for Aly and the life they created.

Come to Me Softly was a beautiful conclusion the the fabulous Come to Me Quietly. A.L. Jackson has such a flawless style of writing. She can create the perfect, broken story or relationship and turn it into something is so powerful and so beautiful that you crave more. She makes you believe in true love and happily ever afters. She makes you dream for a forever, especially in this case with Aly and her bad boy Jared.

"Yep. You and me... It's going to be difficult but it's going to be worth it. Only the best resolutions are."

I was relentlessly waiting for this story.. begging pleading and hoping for an early release and I have to say, no matter how long the wait, it did not disappoint. You want true love, look here. You want real and undaunting love, look here. You want a story to top all stories, look here.

This amazing love that began in a boy who grew up to be my man.

I fell for Aly & Jared from the first beautiful page.. now I am sitting on pins and needles waiting for Christopher and his troubled LOVE!

4 stars for Come to Me Softly. Only reason I'm giving four stars is because as much I loved Jared in this book, I loved him more in Come to Me Quietly. 
*Enjoy the trailer created by the wonderful Becca the Bibliophile*
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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Second Prize: Come to Me Quietly Custom Charm Necklace
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come to me quietly
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.
AL Jackson New Author Pic 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.
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