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Friday, March 21, 2014

Come To Me Quietly by A L Jackson--A Review

Good Morning Peeps!   This is a crisp morning in Iowa and feels so awesome outside.   Spring is in the air and I am lovin it!

It seems like my inconsolable spirit is finally settling down a bit and I have taken care of any loose ends this month, so I am settling into reading.

Today's review is of A L Jackson's Come To Me Quietly and here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

From my perspective:

I loved two previous books I read by A L Jackson, When We Collide and Pulled.  I was sure I would love Come to Me Quietly as well.   The characters were well developed and quite believable and the storyline was easy to understand, relate to and follow.   My only objections came with the amount of foul language the character Jared used.   It was a new adult romance and the language used did coincide with the angst of Jared's character.

I became quite enthralled with the story and was satisfied with the ending as I know it leads into the second book in this series, which I will also be buying and reading.   I am curious to see How Jared's character further develops and if his issues are ever resolved.    Having been married to a damaged man myself, I have to seek Jared's transition if there is one.

I rate this book at a 4 Wink read as I didn't care for the frequency of the "F" word.   Purely, personal preference.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I did purchase this book for myself.

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