Monday, September 28, 2015

Review 'Come to Me Recklessly' by A.L. Jackson
From the acclaimed bestselling author of 'Lost to You' and 'When We Collide'...

Love turned him off...

Christopher Moore gave up on the idea of 'the one' years ago. Now, his life is an endless string of parties and an even longer string of girls. Enjoying the perks with none of the emotional mess, he's convinced everyone that he's satisfied - everyone but himself.

Until she turned him on...

Samantha Schultz has moved on with her life. Finishing her student teaching and living with her boyfriend, she's deluded herself into believing she's 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 a 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. 

My Review:

A view weeks ago I received ‘Come to Me Recklessly’. Since this book sounded so exciting I put it on my To Read list as soon as possible. This is the second book by A.L. Jackson I read and the third one in the Closer To You series.

In ‘Come to Me Recklessly’ we meet Samantha Schultz and Christopher Moore. Years ago Samantha and Christopher believed they would spend the rest of their lives together, but circumstances changed everything. Now years later Samantha and Christopher meet again and there is a lot of hurt and frustration left between the two of them. But the feelings they ones shared aren’t forgotten and now fate keeps putting them together. Slowly on they begin to reconnect and soon they find out that they both never really moved on. But can they really forget what happened?

What I love the most about this book is the way ‘Come to Me Recklessly’ can easily be read as a standalone. There are characters from the first two books in the Closer To You series mentioned in this book, and although it’s really fun to know their pasts and their own stories, it isn’t necessary to read and understand thus book.
What amaze me about ‘Come to Me Recklessly’ is the way A.L. Jackson is able to pull me inside this story from the very first page on. I couldn’t put this book down and I didn’t want it to ever end.
There are definitely a lot of emotions and feelings hidden behind these pages and the author makes sure you feel them all. I felt like I was sitting in a rollercoaster while reading this book.

The two main characters Samantha and Christopher couldn’t be more different from each other. Their families, their lives, their character.. They are definitely opposites. But they also have this deep and intense bond. It was beautiful to read about.
Samantha is a teacher, she is very kind and lives with her boyfriend she really doesn’t feel much passion for. And she is really a little to ‘soft’. Partly because of how Christopher acted all those years ago, and partly because she settles for a life without passion. Understandable after what she went through.. but also a little frustrating to read about at times. Especially the way Samantha let her boyfriend Ben talk to her at times. I really wanted to shake some sense into her and tell her to speak up for herself.
Christopher has been making some bad choices and doesn’t really know how to change. But when Samantha walks back in his life, he slowly begins to be the person he ones was and tries to win back ‘his’ girl.

Just like the other book ‘Come to Me Quietly’, I read by A.L. Jackson this book is really intense and moving. I loved reading about the connection between Samantha and Christopher. I couldn’t get enough of them and I was really sad when the book ended. A.L. Jackson I definitely able to create characters that stick with you for a long while. 

And her writing is really beautiful:

“You can’t see my ugly when I’m surrounded by your light.”

My Rating:


About the Author:


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’, ‘When We Collide’, ‘If Forever Comes’, ‘Come to Me Quietly’, and ‘Come to Me Softly’.

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.

For more information about A.L. Jackson please visit her website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest and Instagram.

I received this book in exchange for my honest review from the Little, Brown Book Group.


  1. Aw second chance romances can be really fun when they are well done and this one sounds like it is. I detest insta-love and at least I know in second chance romances that I won't run into one. Love how the author made you feel all the feels with this series :D

    1. Second change romances really are awesome to read about. They always have this connection that's just so fun to read. This one was made up just perfectly :D

  2. I didn't love this one as much as the first, I struggled with her actions regarding her current boyfriend. However, Jackson's writing is beautiful and she really does make you feel for the characters.

    1. The whole relationship with her current boyfriend really was odd. I also didn't like it really, but mostly because I just wanted her to stand up to him. I'm so glad I started reading A.L. Jackson's books, wouldn't have want to miss it.

  3. This sounds like a fun second chance romance and it's neat it can be read as a standalone. It does can be a bit tricky when another boyfriend is involved. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much! I love that feeling of being hooked from the first page.

    1. It really was a fun read. It also really made me want to check out more books by this author, because I think she really has an awesome way of writing.


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