Friday, July 3, 2015

When We Collide - A.L. Jackson

From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love. William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give. Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape. When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again. In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have. Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before. But he never imagined what that fight might cost him. A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this new contemporary romance.
Elizabeth's Review:

5 stars

Review Copy provided by author

I started seriously reviewing books about 6 months ago. As I have gotten more involved, I have “met” new authors through the wonderful world of social media. One of the things I love about the author/reader community, is that some of an author’s biggest “fans” are other authors. That is how I came across A.L. Jackson. I knew absolutely nothing about her or her work, except that an author whose work I enjoyed recommended her.
When the opportunity to review When We Collide came up, I grabbed it partially to see what everyone was talking about. All I can say is WOW! I don’t even know if I really have the words to describe this book adequately, so please bear with me.
For starters, A.L Jackson does a fantastic job of weaving the past and present together so that you have the full picture of what is going on while maintaining an element of mystery. The book is honestly hard to put down because you really want to know “why?”
Maggie just breaks your heart; there is no other way to describe her. I can’t even begin to fathom the situation she found herself in at only 18 years old. Part of me was thrilled at what she found with William, but part of me was so sad for her too.
William is the perfect tortured hero. As the full story emerged, it is hard to imagine how these two could come back together and heal. No one expects a teenage relationship to have the depth to survive the things these two go through.

Even though the time that William and Maggie are together in the book is relatively small, it is impossible to not feel their love and connection to each other. Ms. Jackson takes us on a wild roller-coaster of a ride that makes me look forward to reading more of her work. My only regret is that it has taken me nearly 3 years to find this book! 

Where to Buy When We Collide:
Barnes & Nobel

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