The Solitary Bookworm and Reading Addiction Blog Tour presents Pulled by A.L. Jackson
Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love most only dream of, a love they believed bonded them together for life. When their world is shattered by the tragic loss of their daughter, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in uncertainty and unanswered questions.
For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds the strings to their heart. In an attempt to escape the pain of her past, Melanie finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, while Daniel loses himself in a career that means nothing without Melanie by his side.
Now, when their lives again intersect, neither can deny the connection they felt so long ago.
But will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past, and will they have the courage to overcome the insecurities and fears that threaten to keep them apart?
Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny and duty, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.
WOW! Just wow! I need to breath first before I can write a good review on this one. This was one heck of an emotional read – I can’t even think of how to start this review or what I should include or not to avoid giving out too much spoilers.
Okay so, Pulled is a story about Melanie and Daniel – two teenage lovers separated by circumstances they can’t stop themselves. Pulled is not just a story about hearts being broken and dreams being shattered, it is more. 9 years of being separated had its traumatic effects to both Methanie and Daniel as well as their families and everyone was never the same again. For such a young couple, what they went through was too much for them to bear for 9 years. Miserable is not even enough in this case. It makes me sad to read how their story progress and how much pain their situation gave them.
Feeling betrayed – and no I won’t tell you why (soo hard to not include spoilers gah!) – Melanie married Nicolas, a guy she just met, and they stayed married until fate decided to get in the mix and intercepted the events to allow Daniel to see Melanie again. There folks is where it gets too exciting to put down the book I tell you.
Granted that the attraction between Melanie and Daniel was quick but for unknown reasons, it somehow worked for me. I could not even categorize it as insta-love, their connection just felt so genuine and delicate that I really felt the love between them. Nicolas was a great addition to the mix as well. His character is so raw that he really adds drama and friction to the whole story. To summarize Pulled I’ll just have to say this: Read the book, enjoy the journey and be sure that you are prepared to hold your breath because Pulled is so exciting and romantic at the same time it will melt your heart.
SIDE NOTE: Watch out for the guest post and giveaway later today! You need to enter to win a copy of this book I swear! 😛
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A.L. Jackson 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 beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.