Monday, January 20, 2014

✯Blog Tour Review & Giveaway for 'Come To Me Quietly' by A.L. Jackson✯

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?

Come To Me Quietly Writing Playlist~

You Won’t Know ~ Brand New

White Blank Page ~ Mumford & Sons

Closer ~ Kings of Leon

Search and Destroy ~ Thirty Seconds To Mars

Hurt ~ Johnny Cash

Secrets ~ OneRepublic

Stay ~ Rihanna, Mikky Ekko

A.L. Jackson Bio~

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.

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"I ruin every fucking thing I touch Aly and I refuse to ruin you." 

A.L Jackson has done it to my again!!! I fell in love with her when I read 'Take This Regret' series. I honestly didn't think she'd be able to out due herself. Well, I was so wrong! There are some authors that when a new book comes out, you don't need to know anything about the story, because you already know you're going to love it. A.L. Jackson is one of those authors for me!! 

I fell in love with 'Come To Me Quietly' from the very, very beginning. We learn that Jared is going back home. A place he hasn't been in years & we don't know why he ever left in the 1st place. He comes home to run into his childhood best friend Christopher. Christopher talks Jared into crashing at his apartment that he shares with his sister Aly.

Jared knew moving in there wasn't a good idea. There was only 1 reason why it's not a good idea. That idea is called Aly. Aly on the other hand gets the call from her brother asking her if it's OK that Jared stay. She's shocked!! Jared has always been on her mind& in her heart. Now, he was in her apartment!!!

The minute Aly & Jared see each other for the 1st time after all these years was just WOW!! The feelings were still there & neither one of them  had any idea what to do next. The only Jared did know, was that he needed to stay away from Aly. 

What I love about this story is how it's told. The POV goes back & forth from Jared & Aly and also from there childhood. Which I loved!! I loved how we got to know exactly what they were thinking and when you were starting to ask questions. The author gave us a glimpse into the past. 

Over time Jared learned to let Aly over the 10 foot wall he's put up. Because, for some reason why he thinks he's damaged & doesn't deserve to be happy. Yet, we never know why! During the day they are good at staying apart. But, nighttime is another story. Every night when Christopher goes looking for girls. Jared's sneaking into Aly's room & they talk, laugh, cuddle & fall more and more in love. 

"Shh," she begged. "Don't Jared. I need you... I want you. I don't care about anything outside my door. Here, it's just the two of us."

That's not too hard for them though. They have been in love with each other their whole lives. They literally spend weeks together. It's harder when Christopher is there. Because, he doesn't want his sister getting hurt.  

Jared isn't like any other character I've read. He really has had a hard, crappy life. He feels that he doesn't deserve to be happy. His body is covered in tattoos. But, every single one of them  tell a story. His story. It's so hard bc he really does deserve to be happy.

"Fuck, Aly... last night was the closest I've come to feeling something real in a long time."

Aly is another one that deserves to be happy. She has shut her heart off when Jared left all those years ago. She always hoped & prayed he'd come back.

You will not be disappointed. A.L Jackson will have you smiling one second & crying the next, My emotions were all over the place. All I wanted was Jared & Aly to get their happily ever after. They had so many obstacles that kept getting in the way. I am so glad I got to read this & can not wait to read the next part of their story!!

"You make me fucking crazy, Aly. Dangerous. It's like all I want to do is protect you even though I know I'm going to end up hurting you. And God, it kills me to think of hurting you." 

" You were my first crush."
"And my only love."
"I've been waiting for you my whole life."

Be sure to enter the COME TO ME QUIETLY Blog Tour Giveaway!!

Grand Prize:  A.L. Jackson Complete Signed Paperback Collection (all six titles) + Come To Me Quietly Poster and swag

Second Prize:  Come To Me Quietly Collection, which includes a signed copy of Come To Me Quietly, a Come To Me Quietly poster, keychain, and custom bookmark

Third Prize:  A.L. Jackson Fun Pack stuffed full of A.L. Jackson book swag

Fourth Prize:  Audiobook Gift Set from of The Regret Series (Lost To You, Take This Regret & If Forever Comes)

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Come To Me Quietly Trailer~

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