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.
I have been waiting for this release for months, like literally months, no joke . I begged and pleaded for this because of how much I loved Come to Me Quietly. I adored Jared and Aly’s story so much that I couldn’t sleep for days after book one and now that I had this book in my hands, I am going to treasure it FOREVER! This read was brilliant and mind blowing and everyone that read the first one must read this one and if you didn’t read Come to Me Quietly you have to GET.ON.IT so that you can catch up on this absolute goodness!
“Motherfucking trigger. For so long I’d thought of her that way, provoking all these feelings inside me I didn’t believe I had the right to feel. Turned out I didn’t mind this trigger so much after all.”
So we start where the first one left off. And if you don’t recall, Jared came back to Aly and finally admitted he was in love with her and she confessed she was desperately in love with him as well and probably had been since they were little kids.
“I was in love with this girl. And I wasn’t going to let her go. Not ever. Days without Aly were darkness, and I was done surrendering to it. The seedy shit I always found myself in. The self-destruction. That fucked up life was over because I had finally come to accept Aly was my life.”
And if you also don’t remember, let me remind you they were going to have a baby together too. YEAH BUDDY!
But everything wasn’t so easy now that they proclaimed their love. Jared still had demons to overcome from his past. He still thought he didn’t deserve Aly; he thought he deserved nothing but hell and loneliness, but he didn’t want to face any of this since they had found one another, but she wanted to help him through it.
“You think I’m digging up ghosts? Well, guess what, Jared. Those ghosts live right here. Haunting you…every move you make. And those ghosts are going to ruin us if you don’t turn around and acknowledge they’re there. You have to find peace with what happened to your mom, Jared?”
By God, did I route for Jared to face his past so that they could move on to live and happily ever after with the two of them and their baby.
Let me just tell you, Jared’s hotness and oh so dirty mouth wasn’t the only thing that I fell for with this one. It was also his protectiveness and caveman styles towards Aly. And above all, it was how he just wanted to prove to everyone, that he could be the best man for her and their baby, no matter what everyone thought of his past. Jared was absolutely swoon worthy and oh so yummy in this book, that I fell for a second time for him and you will too!!!
♥JOIN THE COME TO ME SOFTLY READ ALONG PARTY!♥
About A.L. Jackson
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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