Saturday, April 18, 2015

Review: Come To Me Recklessly by A.L. Jackson

Come To Me Recklessly
(Closer To You #3)
by A.L. Jackson
Publisher: NAL (April 7, 2015)
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

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 Thoughts:  I hate to admit that this is the first book I've read in this series, and I could just kick myself for not starting it earlier.  I loved Come To Me Recklessly, and I can't wait to go back and read the first two books in the series.  Samantha and Christopher have been through so much.  Misunderstanding has left them both broken inside, feeling both love and hate towards each other for years.  Though they haven't seen each other in quite a few years, when Samantha reconnects with Christopher's sister, their meeting again is inevitable, bringing up feelings that are both bad and good.  Christopher's past has left him bitter, trying to bury his hurt and feelings for Samantha with other women and alcohol, while at the same time his career is blooming.  What Samantha is currently enduring in her present relationship with someone Christopher despises, coupled with the things going on with her family, makes for quite the story.

The romance and relationship between theses two characters is hot and intense.  I enjoyed getting to know both Samantha and Christopher's characters, though Christopher was a bit of a jerk in the beginning.  That said, he had his reasons for the way he was and more than redeemed himself by the time the book was over.  There are some really sad parts, some really intense parts, and some happy parts as well.  I loved the secondary characters, and I can't wait to go back and read Aly and Jared's story.  If you are a fan of A.L. Jackson and/or this series, then you will definitely not want to miss this one.  It can easily be read as a standalone also and is something contemporary romance fans will love.
“I didn’t want to pretend anymore,.  Didn’t want to keep pretending she was dead when she’d been the only person who’d ever made me feel alive. Didn’t want to keep pretending she meant nothing when she meant everything.” 

“What does it take to delete the past? A thousand apologies?
A million regrets?
A litany of prayers?
If I shouted them, would you hear? If I whispered them, would you believe? If I fell at your feet, would you forgive? If I asked, would you start again?” 

“What is this?” I forced out, the words shaky.
He grasped both sides of my face, bringing us nose to nose. “This is unstoppable.”


  1. I'm thinking I'm gonna be kicking myself too when I finally pick up this series. I want to read many books. *sigh*

  2. I am not familia with this series & author. But Spring & Summer sets me in the mood for romantic reads! And squee on "this is unstoppable"


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