Review: Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson

Posted February 9, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson
Come to Me Quietly
by A.L. Jackson

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 7, 2014
Published by NAL Trade
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
 

  

“COME TO ME QUIETLY is packed with an air of angst that builds up until you just can’t wait to hear what was the reason for all the drama and self hate.” ~Under the Covers

I enjoy stories with a lot of angst occasionally.  I have to be in the mood for them though, I guess.  COME TO ME QUIETLY is packed with an air of angst that builds up until you just can’t wait to hear what was the reason for all the drama and self hate.  I just think it was packed on a bit too much.  The only moments of lightness that I found were sexual for the most part.

This was my first read by this author and I have to say I like her voice and her style.  Her writing is effortless and it does take you away, into the story.

I’m a sucker for the stories where the girl ends up with her brother’s best friend, but this goes a step further and gives us the glimpses into the past that show us that Jared has always cared about Aly.  Even from when they were kids.  Sometimes he was the one to care for her even more than her brother.  And then tragedy struck and he went down a dark past.

He’s back now, not knowing why and not planning to stay.  But what he can’t do is avoid his love for Aly any longer.  Even if he meant it to be just a stolen moment in time.  Of course it helps that I think Jared is extremely sexy!

I loved their backstory, I love their current story.  I just wanted them to be more of a couple than stolen moments.  I guess that’s what book two is for though.  This book does end with an HEA even though their story I believe continues in the next book, which was nice to see after all the heartache we went through for a while.

There were so many quotes that were sweet and worthy of mentioning, but I especially loved these.

“Loving someone is one of the biggest chances we ever take.”

“Even if I’d been given a choice, I would always choose to love him.”

*ARC provided by publisher

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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, and If Forever Comes.

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 Quietly and Come to Me Softly coming soon.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Thanks francesca

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Thanks for the review Francesca.

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Thanks for the review, I have a few of A.L. Jackson’s books but haven’t read yet and this is already on my Amazon wishlist.