Come To Me Recklessly (Closer to you, #3)
by A.L. Jackson
Book 3 in the Closer to You series. This book could quite easily be read as a standalone, but it would be a shame if you didn't go back and read Come to Me Quietly and Come to Me Softly. They will give you a little more background on the male protagonist and although not essential when reading this book, I personally feel you will get more enjoyment out of it.
We first met Christopher Moore in books 1 & 2. Older brother to Aly and best friend to Jared; I couldn't help but look forward to his story. He was both a loving, protective brother, but also an understanding and loyal friend. As a reader though, you were more than aware that Christopher was dealing with his own inner turmoil. His life revolves around partying and finding the nearest and easiest woman to sate his never ending thirst for sex, which quite obviously helps him forget. This book explores his life, what has happened to him in the past and why he is unable to commit and settle down. He is a painfully tortured soul full of regrets and one haunted by the memories of lost love.
Samantha Schultz should be happy and content with her life... But she's not. Having graduated from college, she has landed a job in elementary education and is living with her boyfriend of 7 years, Ben. However, her younger brother Stewart -who she adores- is once again fighting the cancer that he beat 7 years ago and she is still fighting the memories of the past and the boy that broke her heart into a million tiny pieces. When a chance meeting with a face from the past offers her some much needed friendship, she doesn't realise the truths, lies and heartbreak that it will cause.
Will Samantha and Christopher be able to find forgiveness for the heartbreak they caused each other all those years ago? or will they come to realise they were just never meant to be? I'm afraid you will just have to read and find out.
Wow, what a book. I really enjoyed books 1 & 2. They were heartfelt, emotional and poignant. But I have to say, this book blew them out of the water. This is in essence a second chance romance, but add in a sprinkle of hurt, painful regret and deep soul tingling longing and you are half way to understanding how beautiful this book is.
I loved Christopher in the previous books, but nothing prepared me for the sorrow and heartbreak he lives with; made even worse by watching his sister and best friend find something he thought he'd found many years ago. The love that he and Samantha had was honest and pure so when that came to an end, the effect it had on both their lives was profound. A.L. Jackson has created a moving love story once again. A story about two souls afloat without each other, but two that have to find forgiveness before they can truly find the happiness together that they deserve. I needed tissues and that is a rarity. You can always count on this author to give you that lump in the throat moment; I had several in this book.
If you are looking for a deep, heart-wrenching and angst-filled love story then an A.L. Jackson book is always going to hit the mark. Come to Me Recklessly is a fine example of what she does best. I loved Christopher and Samantha's story, it gives meaning to the saying "Love Conquers all" - A MUST READ!
Emma - 5 Crowns
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.
Elizabeth - 5 Crowns
This book is just another gem by A.L. Jackson... She never disappoints!
Come To Me Recklessly is about Samantha and Christopher... starcrossed - romeo and juliet - teenage love! They were opposites.. She, a pastors daughter. He, a high school god. They should have never have gotten together, they were doomed from the beginning.... but love, true love knows no bounds!
After parents separating them, tragic losses, losing one's soul down a blinded path... their hearts are broken... and they will be shattered for years to come!
Fate... she is a fickle beast... she allows Samantha and Christopher to suffer... to make horribly bad choices... only to bring them together at a time when they needed each other, but fought it with all their might!
How does one ignore ones heart and soul?? How does one succumb to fate?? Only A.L. Jackson can masterfully craft a tale of love and tragedy so beautifully... READ THIS!!