Monday, June 30, 2014

Review: Come to me Quietly by A.L. Jackson

5 Stars
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.

Buy NOW on Amazon Come to Me Quietly: The Closer to You Series

My Thoughts: My very first thought is...Thank you AL Jackson.... my second thought is I probably shouldn't sing that to the tune of  "Sorry Ms. Jackson by OutKast" in my head. *ahem* This goes out to all the author's mamas, author's mamas mamas - Thank you AL Jackson, I am for real........... 

annnnnnnd I'm back.

When I started this book I was a little bit down because I had just set a book aside without finishing. To some this might not seem like a big deal, but for me it is huge. I rarely, if ever, leave a book unfinished. Even if I end up hating the book in the end, I still feel like I have totally disrespected the author and the book itself if I leave it. So, that being said, I waited a week before I started a new book, THIS book. I can not even describe to you the level of emotion that this book poured into me. I fell so hard and so fast for every single character.

It is not often that I love the female lead as much as I love the male lead. Usually I fall so hard for the guy that the girl is just pissing me off at every turn. But Aly...... this girl was made for Jared. She is every single thing in this world that he thinks he doesn't deserve and absolutely everything he needs She never once wanted to change him, make him into someone he will never be. She only wanted to hold him and love him, even though he is unable to love himself.

Jared, ah this boy, he had my heart in so many pieces throughout this entire book. It is no secret that I fall hardest for the damaged boys when I read. They are the ones my heart beats faster for, the ones I can't stop thinking about when I have finished the book. Jared is no exception, the problem with Jared is that what has broken him can't be fixed. There are no words in the English language, or any other for that matter, that can make him feel any less hatred for himself. Aly accepts this, wholeheartedly, and I love her for it.

I could go on and on and on about these characters but the only thing I really want is for you ALL to read this book!!! I, myself, am about to read book two. Not because I was left with a huge cliffhanger, not because 'OMG what happens next' (ok, well a little this), I simply want to get lost with Jared and Aly again for as long as the next book lasts.

Because I would almost bet my house you will need this.... here is the link to book two.


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