Blog Tour: COME TO ME SOFTLY, A.L. Jackson
Happy Release Day to A.L Jackson as we celebrate her new book Come to Me Softly!!
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.
Dawn C’s Review 5 Stars
Let me start off by saying, AL Jackson is my favorite author for a laundry list of reasons. She is a literary genius. She has done it again with Come to me Softly, another 5 star read. Everything she writes touches my soul. She is unique in her ability to make her readers become emotionally invested in her characters and consumed with her books. All her characters and books have a very realistic feel to them. Real people with real problems. I fell deeply in love with Jared and Aly in Come to me Quietly. This book just solidified it. Their story will forever be in my heart. Two people destined to be together. Who go through hell and back.
At the end of Come to me Quietly, I felt battered and broken. But there was finally a light at the end of the tunnel. It seemed Jared and Aly were finally going to get their HEA. But life isn’t a fairytale, sometimes love can not conquer all. You must face your demons and put your past to rest, before you can move forward. That’s exactly what Jared needed to do. His anger and guilt were embedded into him so deeply, it became part of his soul. Aly’s spirit shined in this book. Her love had grown deeper and she never wavered. Aly found her voice and spoke her mind. She went from being a timid girl to a strong woman. She desperately wanted a future with Jared. But she knew their relationship would never last unless, until he helped himself. She needed him whole not broken. He needed to forgive himself. His love for Aly was endless. He adored and cherished her. They have a unique and special bond that stems from their childhood.
After reading Come To Me Softly, I feel like Jared and Aly are actual friends of mine. That we all went through this dramatic journey together. I road their highs and crashed with their lows. My heart ached for them. Especially Jared. All I wanted to do was reach into the book and comfort him. He was so broken and tortured. I couldn’t help but hurt for him. There were many times throughout the book, I found myself crying. Many scenes are ingrained into my memory and live in my heart.
We also see a more spicy, passionate and explosive side to Jared and Aly. Their chemistry is through the roof. They have quite a few hot sex scenes!! Watching Jared transform from a shattered boy to a whole man, piece by piece… coming to terms with his past filled me with such joy. If any two people deserved to be happy, it is Jared and Aly, they fought for their love and future. Can they finally get their HEA?? You will have to read to find out.
Another shining star throughout this book is Aly’s brother, Christopher. We met him first in CTMQ. He really steps it up in this book. He’s a wonderful brother and a great best friend to Jared. He seems to be a player with the ladies…. Could there be a reason? Seems he has his own demons to face. We will learn all about him in AL’s third book, Come to me Recklessly. I can not wait for this one. Christopher is dreamy!!!
ARC Provided for honest review
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Be sure to join us for the Come to Me Softly Read Along Party! We’re kicking off the celebration on June 24th with a ton of prizes, then the read along begins. Daily prizes all the way up to grand prize on July 2nd!
Grand Prize: Coach Bag stuff with A.L. Jackson Goodies!
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Come to Me Softly Release Celebration Giveaway!
Grand Prize: Coach Bag, Kindle Paperwhite, and A.L. Jackson Swag
Second Prize: Come to Me Quietly Custom Charm Necklace
Third Prize: A.L. Jackson Swag Pack
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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.
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.