Book Review: Come to me Quietly

Come to Me Quietly (Closer to You #1) by A.L. Jackson: 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.

Lori's thoughts: What I liked about this book: The writing. The writing by AL Jackson was superb. The tension and the chemistry between Aleena (Aly) and Jared was really hot. I love how she was the tag-along little girl hanging around with her big brother and his best friend. What I didn't like: I think sometimes bad boys get over-romanticized in books. Jared was a sweet guy down underneath all the angst. But you can paint a pile of dog poo with frosting, and below all that sweet frosting is still a nasty pile of dog poo. Jared has anger issues. He has a violent temper. And just because he never turns his temper on Aly, does not mean that it couldn't happen. Not much seemed to happen in the book. Aly went to work. Aly came home from work. Jared crept into her room at night and shared her bed. Outside of this little apartment scenario, there just doesn't seem to be a lot happening. I almost felt like Gabe was an unnecessary character.

I'm not saying I didn't like the book. I did like it well enough to give it 4 hearts. I just had some personal issues with Jared's character.

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