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Come to Me Recklessly: read an extract

His heart was turned off, until she turned him on . . . 

This week we published the intensely hot Come to Me Recklessly by New York Times bestseller A.L. Jackson. If you haven’t yet encountered her Closer to You series, what are you waiting for?

Read on for the prologue below . . .


There are few things that hurt so much as a broken heart.

It’s physical.



It doesn’t matter which way you slice it, analyze it, or add it up, you’ll always come up with the exact same sum. The worst part is there is no antidote for this affliction.

They say time mends all things.

I say they are liars.

Maybe time subdues, burying the pain beneath all the new memories we make, tucking it under the burdens and joys and new experiences that life layers on over the years.

But that broken heart?

It’s always right there, lying in wait. Ready to crush you when you’re slammed with that errant, unexpected thought.

But nothing could have prepared me for this— what it would feel like to look up and find him standing inches from me.

From the moment we met, he always had the power to bring me to my knees. I should have known his control over me would never diminish or dim.

I should have known it would only intensify.

Maybe I should have run.

But somewhere inside, I knew he’d never let me get far.


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