A second-chance, small town, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series.
“I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Jace and Faith’s story. Seriously, the BEST story! 5++++ Stars!”
~Lys, I Love Story Time
My daddy warned me never to fall for a boy like Jace Jacobs . . .
The second I saw him walk through the door, I knew he was trouble.
A gorgeous rebel with a bad attitude and a huge chip on his shoulder.
My heart warned me. I didn’t listen. I saw something protective and good beneath the fierce, tough exterior.
I fell hard and fast.
He promised we’d be together forever, and then left me with a broken heart.
Now, ten years later, Jace Jacobs is standing at my door.
Sexier than he’s ever been.
Provocative and commanding.
Successful and powerful.
The man I always knew he would become.
But I promised myself I’d never lose my heart to him again.
Even time couldn’t dim our chemistry. One glance of his intense eyes, and I become weak. One brush of his hand, and he brings me to my knees.
Little do I know, Jace holds the key to everything I’ve lost and everything that threatens my future.
Now he will either save me, or he will break me all over again . . .
More of You – a Confessions of the Heart second-chance, stand-alone romance
A first love like the one that Jace and Faith shared is supposed to last forever…it’s supposed to weather any storm…supposed to endure the ups and downs that come with young love because a bond like that…a connection that strong should be unable to be break…
But, that’s not what happened to Jace and Faith’s relationship; in fact, it seemed to fracture quite easily and without much of an understanding as to why it was abruptly destroyed, and now that a decade has passed and Jace returns home after walking away without looking back, these two broken souls need to find a way to coexist…find a way to not allow the hurt, the grief, and the regret to continue to break the pieces that have already endured too much.
The first aspect of More of You that immediately stood out to me was just how many obstacles A.L. Jackson forced Jace and Faith to face; roadblocks that were both seen and hidden, and in those situations, Jace and Faith never knew what would stand up against them; the only thing that they knew for sure was that retribution was wanted by others and Jace, regardless of Faith’s resistance, would do what he needed to do to keep Faith safe, even if he let her down before.
The reasons for Jace’s departure, the circumstances that bring him back, and the individual secrets that Jace and Faith have are gradually revealed as the story line shifts from present to past and light is shed on their time together as teenagers and their time apart as adults, struggling to keep going when life’s circumstances seem to keep pushing them down. And what makes things even worse is that there are flashbacks to happier times but also intricate details of the very moment
that crushed their hearts and their souls and as both Jace and Faith tell their story and offer their perspective as well as their internal thoughts, readers get a clearer picture of why everything happened and what Jace’s walking away cost them.
I do have to admit that, at times, the story is beyond frustrating, but that’s only because I wanted the complete details of Jace and Faith’s backstory from the very beginning; I couldn’t quite understand why this couple’s love deteriorated or why it was going to be such a battle to bring these two back together.
The lessons and themes of Jace and Faith’s story resonate from its pages; the idea of living with regret…with grief…with a fractured soul that just laid gaping for quite some time despite the effort to move on…to move forward…to begin again is woven expertly in A.L. Jackson’s words. Faith’s tears and the couple’s pain lingered in its paragraphs and chapters but so did their moments of healing.
More of You is a thoughtful and soulful read – one that speaks to the hearts of all of its readers because the characters’ journey bring forth hope despite the overwhelming darkness and sadness that have surrounded these two, proving that at the heart of Jace and Faith’s lives is a powerful love that never completely diminished and this second chance is something that Jace plans to take advantage of because not only will he keep Faith safe from the danger that seems to be coming for her without any provocation but he also will prove to her that the connection they once shared can be renewed; she only needs to open up her heart again, which is easier said than done given what she’s been through both with and without Jace beside her.
A.L. Jackson definitely knows how to craft second chance love stories – ones that are filled with romance and emotions and ones that prove why the outcome is worth the risk despite the amount of time it may take to prove that the characters’ love deserves the possibility of being repaired and renewed despite what has already had to be endured.
4.5 Poison Apples
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, MORE OF YOU, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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