“There was no stopping it… the way you worked yourself right into my heart. You took it over, Aly. You made me feel something real again when I believed all I could feel was hate. I can’t live without you, baby… can’t sleep without you… can’t breathe without you.”
Come to Me Softly picks up the morning after Come to Me Quietly finished, with Jared and Aly reveling in their reunion. Jared is still broken, but he knows that he can’t live his life without Aly in it, and he is finally accepting of his importance in Aly’s life, and how much she loves him. He still believes he isn’t good enough, but he needs her too much to walk away. Jared feels he doesn’t deserve Aly or the happiness she bring, but he’s no longer willing to part with her. So these two commit and resolve to do whatever it takes to make it work.
Jared and Aly are trying to build a future together. Jared wants nothing more than to prove his love and worth to his girl. Aly is pregnant and is so happy Jared came back, but she knows this doesn’t fix everything in their relationship.
I was a little disappointed with the pace and tone. I felt the read was a bit too long and a bit too descriptive. I understand there needs to be chapters to better understand what goes on in Aly and Jared’s head, but I just want dialogue. I felt Jared and Aly’s inner thoughts were too repetitive. Their feelings on each other and the battles they faced were repeated over and over and I ended up skimming parts because it was too much for me. I just wanted the story to move on. I feel like this story could’ve been shortened by about 50-100 pages.
Still, even with that issue, my heart soared with joy for Jared and Aly by the end.