LEAD ME HOME by A.L. JACKSON is LIVE!

 

A second-chance, friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Fight for Me series…

 

 

Title: Lead Me Home

Series: A Fight for Me Stand-Alone Novel

Release Date: 7th May, 2018

Cover Design: RBA Designs

Photo: Wander Aguiar

 

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 BLURB

Fourteen years ago, my life changed forever.

My sister disappeared. That day I was selfish. That day I chose myself over her. And that day, I lost everything.

Including Nikki Walters.

She’s the girl I’ve loved my whole life. She’s gorgeous. Caring. Every single thing I’ve ever wanted but denied myself. She was my sister’s best friend, and I destroyed any chance of keeping her.

When her safety is threatened, I have a second chance to do the right thing. But as soon as she moves in, I want her in all the wrong ways.

All it takes is a brush of her hand, and I’m losing all control.

The fire between us is only burning hotter.

But neither of us saw what was coming.

And it just might be Nikki Walters who destroys me in the end.

The highly anticipated sexy, suspenseful stand-alone second-chance romance from NYT Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson.

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Lead Me Home, Nikki and Ollie. Oh my goodness, it’s taken me longer than normal to gather my thoughts and feelings on this book, enough to form them into coherent thoughts and how to form them into sentences for a decent review. Follow Me Back was an angst ridden, highly intense book. Lead Me Home leaves the last book in its dust. How any author could pull off this type of high stakes, heart breaking, intense read whilst avoiding the perceptible overdone feeling from a reader, is a true testament to the author’s capabilities.

‘…why wouldn’t he live for me

Devastation crawled across my chest like a disease. Oliver Preston the infection and the cure.’

There is a heavy feeling of tragedy throughout ‘Lead Me Home’. The tragic history of the characters is still controlling their lives and emotions in the present. Nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to Ollie and Nikki. Best friends since they were children who had spent most of their time together with Ollie’s sister Sydney. Several chapters were set in the past, breadcrumbs pushing the story forward towards the night that everything changed. These scenes are almost like flashbacks that are thrown right into the mix of the storyline at pivotal times to explain why Nikki and Ollie’s relationship is so tempestuous.

‘The problem was, he would never allow himself to fall for me.

Oliver Preston was armor and stone.

Bitterness and venom.

Broken fragments.

Shrapnel waiting to burst.’

The scenes between Ollie and Nikki were scorching hot. How two people could deny their feelings for each other was so far beyond me, it almost drove me bonkers.

‘Ruining me.

Keeping me.

Alienating me.

Push, pull, taunt, tease, tak, leave.

My head spun.

Wanting him so desperately and still praying for a way to finally break free of his chains.’

‘Lead Me Home’ is chock-full of secrets out of love and respect. But, as we all know, secrets have a way of showing up in the light of day when we least expect them too. Both Nikki and Ollie are harbouring deep emotional trauma. Ollie especially has scars so deep they may never heal. These scars were initially created by someone very close to him saying something in a moment of despair. This sets off a chain of emotions and thought processes in Ollie’s head, planting seeds that are still taking root years later.

‘I looked at him from over my shoulder. My breath hitched.

My beautiful beast, who was so angry at the world, angry at himself, sitting there with his chin lifted and his nostrils flaring.

I knew he would charge into the distance and change it all if he was given the chance.’

There are so many complex strands weaved through to the foundation of these characters. When I first came across this book, I believed it was a second chance romance. I couldn’t have been more wrong, and I’ll explain in part why I couldn’t have been more incorrect. You see, Lead Me Home is more than just a second chance, these characters in their former years attempted to make adult choices when they didn’t have the tools in their mental repertoire to understand their choices. They tried to be adults in an adult relationship, and they never ever stood a chance. This book isn’t a this or a that, it’s so much more than a genre or subgenre.

‘That rail-thin body I’d pretended wasn’t close to my taste so I could try to rid her from my mind for all these years. Going after girls who were exactly her opposite. Praying when I closed my eyes, I wouldn’t see her face.

Impossible.

She was the only thing I’ve ever seen.’

This book rolled me up and wrung me out. I felt so many emotions all at once at times that I still can’t think straight enough to put them all down on paper. I may be an accomplished reviewer, but I could never do this book the justice it deserves. Read it and you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

Don’t miss this amazing giveaway going on to celebrate
the
LEAD ME HOME Release!!
Prizes include a Kindle Fire HD 8, signed paperbacks of
SHOW ME THE WAY and FOLLOW ME BACK and the entire BLEEDING STARS SERIES Paperbacks!! 
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 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, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME 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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