Come To Me Softly by A.L. Jackson ~New Release & Review~



 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.

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Come to Me Softly (Closer to You, #2)Come to Me Softly by A.L. Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Come to Me Softly is another incredibly moving read by A.L. Jackson. How I have missed Jared and Aleena

Every now and then, you meet certain characters in a story that touch your heart. And once they have…you’ll never forget them. Aleena and Jared from A.L. Jackson’s series, Closer to You are two of those characters for me. Destined to be together but so many forces trying to keep them apart, you can’t help yourself from becoming emotionally invested in these two beautiful souls. It also doesn’t hurt that their story is full of sexy goodness either <3

In Come to Me Softly Aleena and Jared are faced with a future they both desperately want but aren’t sure they can have. The ghosts from Jared past threaten to tear them apart, leaving them both fighting for that one true love.

A.L. Jackson knows how to write powerful scenes, gutting me when Jared confronts his past…OH EM GEEEE! Oh the ANGST!!! So many scenes where my heart ached for Jared, I just wanted to hold him and take his pain away. Yet there were many other scenes where he melted my heart and made me a swoony mess. Aleena is such a strong and amazing character, I felt her pain as she defended the man she loved – desperate for everyone to accept their future when she wasn’t sure of it herself. Again…the ANGST! But along with the angst comes love…heart bursting love!

If you are hoping that the continuation of Jared and Aleena’s story is as epic as it was in Come to Me Quietly, you won’t be disappointed. Emotional, endearing and sexy as hell… This beautiful, haunting story is about forgiveness and moving on. Another couple created by A.L. Jackson that I will never forget.  Nic

*I was provided with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review*



come to me quietly

AmazonBarnes & Noble | Kobo iTunes 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.


AL Jackson New Author Pic 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.

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