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?
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.
BUY. THIS. BOOK! Yup that is how I am totes starting this review. I am in LOVE with this book. I don't think I could say enough great things about it. You all might have to do this to me...
Ever read a book and your just so invested that you can't tear your eyes away from your kindle for fear that the characters are going to run away, or your e-reader will disappear if you set it down? That is exactly how I felt.
Aleena or Aly is a college student who's heart belongs to her older brothers BFF Jared. He of course never knew but they grew up together and she loved him from afar.
Jared, is a bruiting sexy man who rides a bike, has tattoos and is a messed up bad boy...
Oh yeah no more needs to be said LOL. He left his past behind him 6 yrs ago, not looking back. When he unexpectedly returns back to his home town he runs right smack into his childhood best friend Christopher. Jared had left his past because he feels as though he destroys those he loves. Christopher invites Jared to stay at the apartment he and his sister share. This is where it gets interesting.
Right from the jump you can see Aly's feelings for Jared. She wanted to help heal him but more than that she just wanted to be there for him. A.L did a great job in building their relationship. It was slow building and Aly is a strong woman who knows how to love this man and break down his walls.
This book is about unconditional love that expands through time and distance. It is about hope and redemption. There is plenty of angst and drama, especially because I wanted to hug Jared and let him know he was good enough he just needed to let out all his bottled emotion.
Come to Me Quietly is well written and had me absorbed for hours. Every page just brought forth the authors greatness and ability to write so passionately that days after finishing I am still wanting more of this story.
**On a side note this is who I see as Jared**
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