Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blog Tour: Review: Come to Me Recklessly by A.L. Jackson (GIVEAWAY)

Title: Come to Me Recklessly
Series: Closer to You, #3
Author: A. L. Jackson
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
*ARC received in exchange for a fair and honest review* 
His heart was turned off…

Until she turned him on…

Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of love years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the physical perks with none of the emotional mess, hes convinced everyone that hes satisfied—everyone but himself. 

Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, shes deluded herself into believing shes content. But there is one boy she never forgot—her first love—and she keeps the memory of him locked up tight. She will never allow any man to break her the way Christopher did.

When Christopher's sister and her family move into a new neighborhood, Christopher is completely unprepared to find Samantha living at the end of the street. Memories and unspent desires send them on collision course of sex, lies, and lust. But when guilt and fear send Samantha running, Christopher will have to fight for what has always been his. 

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My Review

I love, love, love this series. I seriously can’t get enough. Aly and Jared’s story was breathtaking (and I loved seeing so much of them in this book), but Christopher’s and Samantha’s was wonderful. It was beautiful, heartfelt, and completely consuming. A.L. Jackson really knows how to spin a story that’ll consume you.

Christopher is truly a lovely character. I was intrigued by his character in the first two books, so having a chance to be inside his head, learn about his character, who he is, was truly amazing. Christopher has been through a lot, which you can tell by his actions and his words. Everything that happened to him in the past has lead him to live a life void of attachments and feelings expect for those he truly cares for.  Yes, he was quite the douche-butt when Sam reenters his life, but under that hard exterior is a man who loves deeply, wholeheartedly, and fully. Learning about his past, watching him overcome that and face his past, face what happened between him and Sam was wonderful. I loved him in the first two books, but by the end of CTMR... be still my beating heart. 

Sam, I felt, truly complimented Christopher. Unlike his hard, rough, and dominate personality, Sam is kind, sweet, and very shy. I loved getting to know her. Watching and learning how she and Christopher meet, and how they came to care for each other, then how they slowly lost each other was heartbreaking and astonishing. Sam did a lot of growing throughout the book. Being bullying in school, to having very strict parents, Sam was unable to grow. To find who she was. But it was Christopher who allowed her to do that.  I connected with her and I loved her personal growth. And I'm a big fan of true love, that soul that was made for you. So watching that spark, that pull, between her and Christopher had my inner romance fangirl going crazy. 

The book is emotional –like all of A.L. Jackson’s books – and absolutely intense. Though Christopher and Sam met young, there love was true. But seeing who they are and then seeing who they were was pretty sad.  The intensity between them burned fiercely and hot.  Though at the beginning, they aren't on the best of terms, I could feel their attraction and love for each other seeping off the pages. The chemistry was toe-curling amazing and I could not get enough of it! 

I adore A.L. Jackson. I love her writing style and how she spins a story. She really pulls me in and makes me not only connect with the characters and the story, but really, truly feel them. Feel their emotions.  The book flowed nicely and though I was able to see where some aspects of the story were heading, I couldn’t put this book down! The character growth was very present and so well done. The chemistry, as I mentioned, was magnificent. I also enjoyed how it switched from past to present, allowing me to see both Christopher and Sam as they were and as they are now.  The buildup between the characters was just to my liking, not too fast or too slow. 

This book really pulled at my heartstrings. And I'm so happy to finally have Christopher and Samantha’s story. It was heartbreaking, intense, and beautiful. I highly recommend this book and the series! It’s an amazing New Adult read filled with emotion, love, heartache, and overcoming one’s past to find family and love. 

About the Author:
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 and When We Collide.

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. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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  1. Aww... this sounds like an amazing installment in the series! It is great to see the author can draw you into her emotional worlds every time! Great review girl!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. This book keeps on popping here and there in the blogosphere world, I'm intrigued now - I'm on a hunt with finding good NA novels, hoping this might be one of them - fantastic review <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  3. You have me soooo ready to start this series! It is definitely one I plan to get to sometime this year. I need a good emotional read. Awesome review.

  4. I really liked Come to Me Quietly, and you have me so excited to read more of this series. I love the sound of Sam and Christopher's relationship. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Beautiful, heart-felt review <3

  5. Gah Magen! I'm with Teresa on this one! You are making me want this series like whoa! I love intense, emotional books! Maybe I can binge these this summer!!!!

  6. Magen! I'm reading book one right now, and loving it! I plan on getting through the series this week! What a great book, and I just love all of the book covers too :) Whew! Thanks for the HOT Teaser!!!

    1. YAY! I adore this series and hearing you are as well makes me happy! Can't wait for you to read the rest of the series :)


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