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, 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.
This is the third installment of the Closer to You series. If you haven't read the first two, you'll be ok. This book can be read as a standalone. But why would you do that? Jared and Aly, from the first two books have an amazing story, so I encourage you to read those first. Besides, you'll be seeing a lot of those two in this one.
Christopher and Samantha meet in high school. She's the shy, quiet, pastor's daughter. He is the outgoing, flirtatious, punk. They come from different worlds, yet click instantly. You see where this is going, right?
Tragedy, anger, stupidity and hurt drive them apart, leaving them both a broken mess.
They both eventually live their lives just going through the motions. Neither can get passed the hurt caused by their one true love. How can you give your heart again when it has already been taken and ultimately shattered?
There are moments of such sweetness and utter love that your heart will flutter. There's also steamy, throw me against the car in the rain hotness!! And of course, as with all of A.L. Jackson's stories, tears.
This is a second chances romance, and it was beautiful.