Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blog Tour: Come to Me Recklessly by AL Jackson + REVIEW and GIVEAWAY

Author: AL Jackson
Series: The Closer to You Series #3
His heart was turned off…

Until she turned him on…

Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of love years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the physical perks with none of the emotional mess, hes convinced everyone that hes satisfied—everyone but himself.

Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, shes deluded herself into believing shes content. But there is one boy she never forgot—her first love—and she keeps the memory of him locked up tight. She will never allow any man to break her the way Christopher did.

When Christopher's sister and her family move into a new neighborhood, Christopher is completely unprepared to find Samantha living at the end of the street. Memories and unspent desires send them on collision course of sex, lies, and lust. But when guilt and fear send Samantha running, Christopher will have to fight for what has always been his.

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~ 6 STARS ~

Oh...my...gosh. I am suffering from the MOTHER OF ALL BOOK HANGOVERS! Wow. Come to Me Recklessly by AL Jackson was pure perfection!!! A true work of art! How am I supposed to start another book now?? I’m a wreck! Christopher and Samantha had such a passionate and beautifully heartbreaking story!! WOW. I’m quite honestly at a loss for words right now. I just….wow.  I ADORED THIS BOOK.

AL Jackson is the queen of angst and emotional story lines. Oh...my...goodness! I started the book last night, slept for a few hours, woke up today and FINISHED IT. I literally could NOT. STOP. READING. Wow!!! SIX BEAUTIFUL STARS!!!

For the past year(ish), life has gotten utterly crazy for me and regardless of how amazing a book is, it will most likely take me days to read it. That was NOT the case here. I could not put down this book. Not even if my life depended on it. I went to bed late reading and woke up eerily early just so that I could read some more… and then, BAM. I was done. Now mind you, this was not a short book and I am probably one of the slowest readers out there, LOL, so for me to say that I DEVOURED a book in a matter of hours is something huge.

“Christopher took me completely. Recklessly.”

Come to Me Recklessly is book 3 in the Closer to You series. While books 1 and 2 focus on Jared (oh, Jared!) and Aly (Christopher’s sister), Christopher played a huge role in those books, just as Aly and Jared had massive roles in this one. THIS is why I would HIGHLY recommend you read the books in order. Christopher’s character captured my attention from the very first installment. I just KNEW he had a story and OMG – what a story!!

“Christopher Moore had the power to destroy me.”

Samantha and Christopher had fallen in love in high school. It was a pure, passionate, life-long love, but a series of tragic events won the battle against them. Fast forward to several years later, their paths crossed once again.

“No, Samantha. You just make me better. You can’t see all my ugly when I’m surrounded by your light.”

In true AL Jackson fashion, there was a TON of angst that made my heart ACHE. Hell, it BROKE my heart. The sexual tension between them both was palpable. I just KNEW they still loved each other – madly and deeply. I FELT it in my bones. But their reunion was not an easy one. FAR from it, actually. Just when I thought they would finally be together, something – or someone – would come between them. I felt like I was holding my breath while reading the entire book! I was so anxious and nervous!! I NEEDED them to be together. I craved their happy ending! And once they FINALLY got it??? ***FIREWORKS**** ***HAPPY DANCING**** Sigh. I was an ecstatic reader, to say the least!

“Falling in love with you? That was the best gift I’ve ever been given.”

I absolutely LOVED seeing Jared and Aly play such an important role during this book! I enjoyed their group/family dynamic and chemistry. Actually, if I’m being totally honest, there is not one thing about this book that I did not love. Like I said earlier, pure perfection! SIX STARS! Go buy this book…now! You will not be sorry!! This series is a MUST! As of right now, Come to Me Recklessly is my #1 favorite read of 2015!

“You’re my world, Samantha… My entire world.”

There are few things that hurt so much as a broken heart.
Its physical.
It doesnt matter which way you slice it, analyze it, or add it up, youll always come up with the exact same sum. The worst part is there is no antidote for this affliction.
They say time mends all things.
I say they are liars.
Maybe it subdues, burying it beneath all the new memories we make, tucked under the burdens and joys and new experiences that life layers on over the years.
But that broken heart?
Its always right there, lying in wait. Ready to crush you when youre slammed with that errant, unexpected thought.
But nothing could have prepared me for thiswhat it would feel like to look up and find him standing inches from me.
From the moment we met, he always had the power to bring me to my knees. I should have known his control over me would never diminish or dim.
I should have known it only would intensify. 
Maybe I should run.

But somewhere inside, I know hell never let me get far.  

Come to Me Quietly, #1 -  6 STAR REVIEW |  AMAZON
Come to Me Softly, #2 - 5 STAR REVIEWAMAZON


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 Come to Me Quietly, Come to Me Softly, 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. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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