Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ARC Review: Come To Me Recklessly (Closer To You #3) by A.L. Jackson

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: NAL
448 Pages

From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Softly comes another irresistible new adult romance in the Closer to You series.

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, he’s convinced everyone that he’s satisfied—everyone but himself.

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 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.


Christopher Moore has always been this mystery to me. While reading the first two books in this series, I was constantly drawn to him, wondering what his story was. He was an enigma and when I heard that there would be a book focused just on him, I could not wait to get my hands on it.

The first two books, Come to Me Quietly and Come to Me Softly, were good, but there was something about them that didn't fully captivate me, but they kept me interested enough to continue the series.

Then came Christopher's story and the introduction of Samantha Schultz. We finally got to see high school Christopher and he was adorable. And we ultimately see his downfall. I liked watching him grow and become a person with feelings again the more he was around Samantha. Their friendship was believable as two people trying to reconnect with all these heavy feelings around them. And I also adored Samantha.

Samantha Schultz has not had an easy life. Being the pastors daughter and the sister to a cancer ridden brother made her notorious in high school but also caught the eye of troublemaker Christopher. Their relationship was fast and came crashing down. Years later they reconnect through Ally, Christopher's sister, and it's not smooth sailing to say the least. It also goes to show just what a little communication can actually do.

The one thing that bothered me though, was at the low point when Christopher changed, it seemed he was more caught up in losing Samantha then the fact that his best friend had lost his mom, tried to kill himself, and disappeared. I don't know. I mean, I get first love and it's supposed to be sweet and everything about how his world revolved around her, but it really seemed to demean what happened to Jared.
 
Come to Me Recklessly is by far my favorite in the series. And a shout out to Stewart, Samantha's brother, who stole every scene he was in. You are magic, sir.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

2 comments :

  1. I have this one waiting on my TBR for me. Now that I know you enjoyed it, I'm even more excited to read it :)

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Yes, I definitely recommend this one. By far the best of the series! :)

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