Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Release Celebration: Review and #Giveaway! "Come to Me Softly" by A.L. Jackson

Happy Release Day to A.L Jackson as we celebrate her new book Come to Me Softly!!

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The Come Closer Series #2

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.

5 Stars!

If you have yet to read Come To Me Quietly, book one in The Come Closer Series, I highly suggest you stop reading here. You HAVE to read that book prior to this one. The plot picked up right where book one ended. And trust me, you do NOT want to miss out on meeting Jared. <3

"I'd always believed love wasn't something I deserved. I didn't get happiness."

Brilliantly emotional! A.L. Jackson has a way with words that fully grabs you from beginning to end. Come To Me Softly is a beautifully heartbreaking story you MUST read. Can't stress this enough. I fell in love with Jared and Aly in book one, Come To Me Quietly, and now, I'm in #HEA heaven!! Jared is that broken and tortured hero you can't help but root for. I wanted him to get his happy ending so desperately. I craved it. I needed it. Suffice it to say, A.L. Jackson delivered it....with excellence!

"I loved this man, the beauty and the heart, and every single flaw."

Jared was still haunted by his horrible past...by his heavy-as-lead guilt. His memories overshadowed his present......his future. But Aly didn't allow him to give into that darkness. She stood by his side, guided him, and supported him in every way possible. She helped him realize -- truly feel in his heart -- that he belonged there....with her. He'd already taken the very huge, first step. And that was coming back to her, so Aly knew -- she believed -- Jared was home.

Unfortunately, that was easier said than done. Jared didn't want to face his past. He ignored it. He'd rather live pretending nothing happened, yet, he was very much still haunted by everything. So really, how can they move forward when the past was still holding on so strong? How could they really start their family when just the thought of his family broke Jared down?

"I've only belonged to one person, Aly, and that's you."

Trust me, this book was nothing short of an emotional roller coaster. It took me through one hell of a journey and I honestly loved every minute of it. I did NOT want to put this book down. Jared and Aly's story was far from easy in book one, and it was just as tough, if not more, during this one. They faced more challenges that at the end, only brought them closer. Like I mentioned in the beginning, I could not have asked for a better or happier ending. My heart is elated. That ending was simply breathtaking.

This book...hell, this series, truly tugged at my heart. It has left a HUGE mark and I will never forget these characters or their heartfelt journey. 

I cannot wait for Christopher's book!!! Seriously....cannot....wait.

I HIGHLY recommend this book!!! HIGHLY.

"When beauty breathes life back into the broken."



Come to Me Quietly
The Closer to You Series #1
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. 

My 6-Star review ➜ here

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*Enjoy the trailer created by the wonderful Becca the Bibliophile*

Be sure to join  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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A.L. Jackson

 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. 

Social media links:
Instagram @aljacksonauthor  |  Pinterest @aljacksonauthor

Come to Me Softly Release Celebration Giveaway!
Grand Prize: Coach Bag, Kindle Paperwhite, and A.L. Jackson Swag
Second Prize: Come to Me Quietly Custom Charm Necklace
Third Prize: A.L. Jackson Swag Pack

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