Title: Come To Me Quietly (The Closer to You Series, Book 1)
Author: A.L. Jackson
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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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?
Badass Book Babe Review (Ami)
FIVE AMAZING STARS!
Wow. She did it again! A.L. Jackson made me ugly cry! This book was amazing! I loved Jared and Aly's story. Jared Holt and Aleena (Aly) have loved each other since they were kids but heartbreak, devistation and loss caused Jared to lose everything - his family, his friends, and even his freedom. Years later, Jared is passing through his hometown and runs into his childhood best friend, Christopher. Christopher is Aly's older brother. Christopher offers to let Jared move in with him and Aly for as long as he needs to. Aly comes home to find Jared sleeping on her couch and instantly she is in deep. The boy who she has always loved is right there in her house. Jared and Aly's love is complicated from the very beginning. The first moment their eyes land on each other all those feelings resurface. They try to fight the attraction and lose. Their chemistry is scorching hot, and there is no doubt they are both in deep. One night Christopher walks in on them, and Jared flees - with no thought of ever returning.
What an emotional ride. It is up, down and a few loops thrown into the mix. It was gorgeous, it was heartbreaking, it was devistating, it was real. What an amazing story of one man who fights against the darkness to win the woman he loves but doesn't think he deserves.
INTERVIEW WITH A.L. JACKSON
by Ami at Badass Book Babe Blog
Ami: Where did the inspiration for Jared and Aly's story come from?
A.L.: Jared was a character I had in my head for a long time. I had no direct inspiration, other than I saw this character in my mind, and over time, his story began to take shape.
Ami: What other works in progress are you working on?
A.L.: Right now I am working on the sequel to Jared and Aly's story, Come to Me Softly.
Ami: Will Come to Me Softly be your next release?
Ami: What can we expect in Come to Me Softly? More Aly and Jared? Will we get introduced to any new characters?
A.L.: You can definitely expect more Aly and Jared, and yes, you'll get to meet someone extra special in Come to Me Softly.
Ami: Will Aly's brother Christopher get his own book?
A.L.: Oh yes....I love Christopher, and his story is very clear in my mind. I can't wait to get started on it.
Ami: What is your favorite scene in Come to Me Quietly?
A.L.: Definitely the Fourth of July. Things build so heavily between Jared and Aly, and I love the intense eruption that takes place when all of that tension finally hits the boiling point.
Ami: Who is your all-time favorite book boyfriend?
A.L.: That would be Edward Cullen. Don't judge me! ;)
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Come To Me Quietly Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/hqiqy3BkNpI