If I had to sum up Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson in one word it would be: Heart-wrenching. Okay, I know that is technically two words, but it's exactly what I felt reading this beautiful book. It pulled me in and made me feel such real emotions for these fictional characters - especially Jared, who I just wanted to cry for and give big hugs to. At times, it seemed just a little too drawn out, but I think it was almost necessary to show the entire depth of story that Ms. Jackson tells so well. She takes the girl-in-love-with-her-older-brother's-best-friend trope to a whole new, and oh-so-angsty level. I loved it and could not put it down.
Come to Me Quietly: 4.5/5 stars.
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.