~BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY~ Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson

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You have no idea how happy I am that Flirty and Dirty Book Blog is one of today’s stops on the Come To Me Quietly Blog Tour.  This is an incredible book and one that I promise you will want to read.  Make yourself comfortable and take a look at Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson.  This might just be your next read 🙂

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Synopsis

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?

Excerpt

A few minutes later she returned. She’d changed out of her work clothes and into the same sleep shorts she chose to constantly taunt me with night after night.

God, the girl had the best legs I’d ever seen.

She was twisting her long hair up into a high ponytail as she walked barefoot into the kitchen. The mixture of her skin and the food she’d brought smelled like heaven.

She cracked open the fridge. “Either of you want another beer?” she asked as she bent down to dig through the fridge. 

In my head I was screaming at myself to close my eyes or to look up or to look down or to just look the fuck away. 

I didn’t. 

Instead I watched.

A curl of lust twisted my stomach into the tightest knot, so tight I had to struggle to get a breath of air into my lungs.  

Christopher’s voice broke my trance. “Yeah, I’ll take one.”

I cut my attention in his direction, and eyes so much like Aly’s stared back at me. 

I dropped my gaze and mumbled, “Sure, I could use another.”  

Aly stood and knocked the door closed with her hip. She had three beers woven between her fingers, their caps pressed together. Maybe there was something inherently wrong with me, but I thought it had to be one of the sexiest moves I’d ever seen. 

She set them down on the table. “One for you.” She passed one to Christopher, grinned as she slid one across the table to me. “And one for you.” 

“Thanks,” I said.  

She twisted the cap off the third and plopped heavily into the chair as she tipped it to her mouth. 

“Long day?” Christopher asked as he arched a brow at her. 

“Oh, yeah.” She released a long breath. “It was super busy.” A little shrug lifted her shoulders. “Made good tips, but I couldn’t wait for my shift to end.” She began opening the take-out box lids. My mouth watered when I was hit with the heavy aroma of thick red meat sauce and pasta. 

I stood. “Here, let me grab some plates and forks.” 

She threw a soft smile up at me as I passed. “Thanks, Jared.”

“Yeah, no problem.” 

Even though it was only three feet away, I stumbled into the kitchen as if it were some kind of oasis in the desert. For a second, I dropped my head as I pressed my hands into the counter and filled my lungs with the deepest breath of air I could find.

Get a grip, Jared.

Flirty and Dirty Book Blog’s Review of Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson

Come to Me Quietly (Closer to You, #1)Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson
~~5+++ Stars~~ Another incredible haunting love story from A.L .Jackson that will have your heart swooning!!! It still amazes me how A.L. Jackson creates these incredible characters that are able touch my heart so deeply. A beautiful love story that has claimed a piece of my heart.

Come To Me Quietly is another fabulous read that captured my attention from the very begging. It kept me wanting more with every page. I won’t lie, I was almost scared to continue a couple of times for fear Ms. Jackson would destroy me. I am happy to report that I am still in tact and my heart is a little fuller for it 😉 but WOW, what an emotional ride it was! This beautiful book was hard to put down, especially at 3am so of course I didn’t 😉

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Jared or Aleena since I finished reading Come to Me Quietly. Both tortured souls but for different reasons and both had my heart reeling… Aleena for what she wanted and couldn’t have and Jared for not being able to put the past behind him and live the life he deserved. I absolutely adore these two characters. All of the characters in this book were fabulous!

I absolutely love reaching the part of a book where it suddenly dawns on me where the title has come from. When I realized what Come to Me Quietly meant, my heart completely melted. So much emotion! I think, for me, this is where I truly fell in love with this book and it’s characters because I realized how deep the emotional bond was. Another equally important part of the book, I felt, was listening to the characters reminiscence about their pasts. It was the innocence behind the memories that haunted me. You’ll see what I mean. What is it about rain?? 🙂

Come to Me Quietly is another brilliant read from A.L. Jackson that is not to be missed. Raw, emotional and filled with just the right amount of angst. But, beautiful and touching, Jared and Aleena’s story is sure to melt your heart.  Nic

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~~Come To Me Quietly Buy Links~~

B&N:  Barnes and Noble:  http://bit.ly/CTMQBarnesAndNoble

Indiebound.org: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451467966

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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 and When We Collide.

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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Look for Come to Me Softly, book two in the Closer To You Series, coming July 1, 2014

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Come to Me Softly: The Closer to You Series
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Be sure to enter the COME TO ME QUIETLY Blog Tour Giveaway!!

Grand Prize:  A.L. Jackson Complete Signed Paperback Collection (all six titles) + Come To Me Quietly Poster and swag

Second Prize:  Come To Me Quietly Collection, which includes a signed copy of Come To Me Quietly, a Come To Me Quietly poster, keychain, and custom bookmark

Third Prize:  A.L. Jackson Fun Pack stuffed full of A.L. Jackson book swag

Fourth Prize:  Audiobook Gift Set from Audible.com of The Regret Series (Lost To You, Take This Regret & If Forever Comes)

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One comment

  1. thank you for the nice review and hosting the tour 🙂

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