Come to Me Quietly: The Closer to You Series by A. L. Jackson
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars
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?
What a powerful story. I was not sure if I was going to like the writing style because the story switched between Aly’s point of view and Jared’s point of view. I ended up falling in love with the characters and the writing style. I have not read a story in a while that was written so realistically. My heart broke for Jared and Aly as their story was shared. Aly was in love with Jared since she was a little girl chasing him and her brother around. Jared had to deal with some serious heartache, and at times I was not sure if he would overcome his struggles. Jared was her first crush and her first love. To have them reconnect after so many years was truly moving. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
*ARC provided by Berkley/NAL and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.