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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.

A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…

Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed? 

To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.

June 24
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

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4 Stars

The continuation of Jared and Aly's story was exactly what I hoped for. Their reunion was beautiful and watching them learn to love and trust each other had my heart pitter pattering all over the place. While this didn't quite have the same angsty impact that book 1 did, I loved their story and it's one of my favorites.

Butterflieswings ,


Loved Jared and Aly’s story from beginning to end. I felt their pain and love in every word. Cried with them. Very moving. Thank you for such a beautiful and heart clenching story.

Junebug757 ,

Two words...Hope & Devotion.

Thank you for books 1 & 2- this realistic love story of Aly & Jared.

Book 1 that depicted Aly’s “romantic ignorance” & innocence. I appreciated how the story outlined the evolution of her maturity. The revelation of their love for each other, unraveling between Jared & Aly brought me back to my sophomore year in high school, when I discovered my first love. The hints of flashbacks to the past intertwining with each phase of her recognition & acceptance of the love she has in her being, but most especially, for Jared (a tortured soul). I, wanted so badly, for them to continue their journey when the book ended. I was hooked & couldn’t wait to continue on to book 2.

Book 2 (this book) definitely detailed Jared’s struggle, so much so that my heart broke for him. I lost my mother to Leukemia when I was in my mid-twenties. Although the circumstances which left us both without our important person occurred differently, the end result & how it tortured us is the same. I identify with his guilt, anger & despair. Just as he did, I busy myself with work & lock those feelings away until I am numb to her absence. At times, his constant battle with himself became physically exhausting (emotions running so high & wild). However, I felt a sense of relief & hope knowing he had Aly -filled with so much love, like his mother- continued to be his rock & see him through his fear & pain.

(Sigh) I’m pretty sure I’ll be reading Aly & Jared’s story multiple times. Just wanted to send a heartfelt ‘Thank you’.

J. Beardin
October 2018

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