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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Throwback Thursday! When We Collide By A.L. Jackson

***Please note this review was originally posted on My Secret Romance Book Reviews and I have permission to repost the review***

From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a new gripping 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 romantic thriller with a supernatural twist.

William left his family and his home town 6 years ago and never looked back at the reminder of what he lost and the pain he felt. He was broken inside and angry at the world and especially at Maggie. He lived in an unhappy life and had a job he hated… he was living one miserable day at a time. The dreams that wake him every night are haunting him and do not make any sense, or are they not dreams but something else? William finally came back home for a short visit, but stayed longer than planned because a chance encounter has now changed everything he once believed. While his family loves him, they don’t know what happened all those years ago and worry that he will leave again and not look back. He has a hard fight ahead of him and a dangerous one as well, but he doesn’t care he only wants the wrongs of the past to be righted.

Maggie, oh Maggie the life you were forced to live is one I would never wish on another living being. You did what you had to do to protect the ones you loved and sacrificed your own peace, happiness and worth to do it. My heart broke for Maggie so many times that I couldn’t help but feel the pain of the abused she was forced to live through. She is so broken and fragile but at the same time so very strong to do whatever it takes to protect the most precious person in her life, her son, even from the devil himself…. A mother’s love is something so powerful that words cannot begin to describe it.

When Maggie and William still feel the connection and bond that is there between them, even from a distance, they know that the only way to find happiness and the love that they have been missing is to find a way to be together so that they can begin to heal the new and old pains. Will William’s love be able to heal Maggie from all that she has been through or is she too far broken and beaten? There is an old saying that goes “love heals all wounds”, and I have always believed that to be true. A.L. Jackson has proven once again that love does indeed heal all wounds, both physical and emotional when the love that is given is pure and true. Books like Pulled, Take This Regret, and now, When We Collide pull at our emotions and hearts, they show us that love isn’t always perfect and mistake free, and love can hurt on many different levels, but true love is worth the fight we face to finally be happy in the end.

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