COME TO ME SOFTLY (Closer to You #2)
By: AL Jackson
Released on June 24th
Approx 384 pages
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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.


After finishing Come to Me Quietly I was IN LOVE with Jared and Aly!!! Their love story is not easy on the heart - but their relationship is beautiful, intense and all consuming, AL Jackson knocked it out of the park with this sequel to CTMQ.
He told me it was so much easier admitting he loved me than accepting that I loved him.
We are whisked back into their story at the very point that CTMQ left off. Even after giving a second chance with Aly, Jared’s tortured soul nearly bleeds his guilt. He feels as though he doesn't deserve happiness nor to be loved.
Even as damaged as I knew he was, this gorgeous man was my perfection.
Aly loves Jared, flaws and all, she knew exactly what she was getting into when accepting Jared back into her life.  I LOVED Aly’s strong determination to stand by her man but not let him run all over her. We see Aly at her lowest point near the end of CTMQ but in CTMS we see her shine! 
“I didn’t think I’d ever get this. Any of it. One day spent with you is a dream… a gift. Living here, with you…”
As reality sets in and this couple begins to build a life together all their doubts, fears and insecurities are exposed. This is truly an emotional journey and I wanted so badly for these two to get all the happiness they so deserved. But I saw all the signs of where things were leading. Of what Jared would need to do in order to truly be able to move on. And I was terrified that he and Aly wouldn't survive it.
“I miss you… more than you could know.” 
Two seconds later, another message came through.
Please, find a way back to me.”
To see the struggles and heartache that Jared and Aly each go through tore my heart apart. All Aly wants is for Jared to face his past and be willing to build a future with her free of the all the unwarranted guilt. AL Jackson truly brings these characters to life. You feel their soul deep love, heartache and when the clouds part you will feel their hope. I was a crying mess at times but in the end it was all worth it.
When beauty breathes life back into the broken.
I am so excited that this series will continue, and I will get to see what the future holds for Aly’s brother, Christopher. This series is a MUST READ!!!!

Book #1 in the Closer to You series
My Review for CMTQ is HERE

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