Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Come to Me Recklessly (Closer to You, #3) by A.L. Jackson

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.

5 AWWWW Stars
Come to Me Recklessly is a standalone and is part of the Closer to You series.
It’s Chris and Samantha’s story! YAY!!!  I love A.L. Jackson so much!!!
They say time mends all things. I say they are liars.
You have to be in a certain frame of mind when you read a Jackson book. You have to be willing to go on a journey and it will have heartache, tears and sadness, but it will also be beautiful.
Chris is Aly’s brother and Jared’s best friend. Once upon a time, Chris and Samantha were the perfect couple and so in love.  Chris is the bad boy that couldn’t be tamed and Samantha is the goodie girl, always obeying her parents. Something happens and the two go their separate ways.
As much as I hate flashbacks, I really enjoyed reading the moments in high school when Chris and Sam dated. It just seems so innocent, cute and carefree. They were so young and so in love.
Years later, Sam runs into Aly at Target and Aly wants Sam back into her life, since they were once good friends.  Sam doesn’t know if she can be friends with Aly because of her brother Chris.  When Chris sees Sam for the first time, well, CRAZY happens and I love it.
Chris is not the typical Hero. He’s mean, a jerk and a ball of emotions. We love it don’t we?!
I’m not a toy. You don’t get to play games with me. Not ever again.
The tension between Chris and Sam is wonderful. I couldn’t get enough of it. Chris hates Sam so much but he can’t stop thinking about her. As you read, you get glimpses of why he hates her so much.  Sam doesn’t want anything to do with Chris either.
She also has a boyfriend! **GASP** I’m usually against love triangles or things that involve in that storyline, BUT this one works for me.  Also Sam’s boyfriend isn’t great, so that helps too.  Sam wants to move forward and just be friends with Chris. Of course it’s never that easy.
All I want is to be inside you, Samantha. To [be with] you until you never forget who you belong to
She was so close that she was filing up my breath.
As you read, you kind of piece together what happened.
I really enjoyed Come to Me Recklessly because it wasn’t easy.  Sometimes you need those tough books to make your heart melt.  I felt the chemistry between Sam and Chris and I got what I crave for in a read, a love story.
If you are a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed.


There are few things that hurt so much as a broken heart.

It’s physical.



It doesn’t matter which way you slice it, analyze it, or add it up, you’ll always come up with the exact same sum. The worst part is there is no antidote for this affliction.

They say time mends all things.

I say they are liars.

Maybe it subdues, burying it beneath all the new memories we make, tucked under the burdens and joys and new experiences that life layers on over the years.

But that broken heart?

It’s always right there, lying in wait. Ready to crush you when you’re slammed with that errant, unexpected thought.

But nothing could have prepared me for this—what it would feel like to look up and find him standing inches from me.

From the moment we met, he always had the power to bring me to my knees. I should have known his control over me would never diminish or dim.

I should have known it only would intensify. 

Maybe I should run.

But somewhere inside, I know he’ll never let me get far. 


Come to Me Quietly #1 - REVIEW | AMAZON
Come to Me Softly #2 - REVIEW | AMAZON
Come to Me Recklessly #3 -   AMAZON

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 If Forever Comes, Pulled and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly due out January 7, 2014. 

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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