Blog Tour: When We Collide by A.L. Jackson *Review*

Posted January 25, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 2 Comments

When We Collide by A.L. Jackson
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Also by this author: Take This Regret, A Stone in the Sea

When We Collide

Series: Stand Alone
A.L. Jackson
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Number of pages: 216

Source: Received from author for a blog tour for my honest opinion.

Book Description:
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.

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that affected me so much.  There were times I was heartbroken, then filled with joy, followed by getting knocked down a peg or two and sobbing.

In many ways Will doesn’t really grow up until close to the end of the book. He’s still that scared boy with a secret.  His family is everything it should be.  Loving parents and a sibling who’s there for you no matter what.  Past events shaped him to be a cold man devoid of feelings.  Spending time with this family helped Will soften up and realize he still wants what he wanted all those years prior. 

Maggie is an exceptional character.  She has gone through so many horrible things in her life.  Even though she tries to keep her real self hidden, I admire her strength.  She’s endured so much to make things better for little sister, and her family. 

Jackson brings forward the ugly truths about domestic violence.  Most choose to turn their heads and not acknowledge the problem.  It just takes that one person who cares enough to risk anything in order to help. Can love overcome the obstacles put before Will & Maggie???

Grab tissues you WILL need them.  Just sayin’.

About A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult


She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college

student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an

emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends

and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now

spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and

three children.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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