Title: Come a Little Closer
Author: Kim Karr
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 10 March 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads
I haven’t always been this bad…
Up until recently, I was the kind of girl who wore white cotton panties and bent at the knees rather than the waist.
Pomp and circumstance changed all that.
Jaxson Cassidy was my first taste of bad, and I liked it more than I should have. Just not in the way I was meant to. I couldn’t help myself though. I found him irresistible. That sexy grin, those skilled fingers, and that dirty, dirty mouth were a lethal combination.
I wasn’t supposed to want him. I wasn’t supposed to let him put his hands on me. I wasn’t supposed to do a lot of things…but I did.
He wants to keep me close.
I should push him away.
He says he can help me.
I’m not so sure.
For some reason, he thinks there’s good left in me.
What if he’s wrong?
Everyone knows a good boy can’t turn a bad girl around.
Everyone knows it’s always the other way.
I struggled through the first few chapters of Come a Little Closer because I could not connect with Sadie. No-one could possibly be that naive and at times, idiotic, surely. Despite Sadie’s constant lamenting about her father’s alcohol abuse and her worries she will inherit the same addiction, what does she do – get drunk whenever the opportunity arises. Which in turn leads to stupid mistakes leading to further mistakes and a quick spiral down the rabbit hole all while wallowing in guilt and regret yet still forging ahead with the delusion that it will ultimately lead to good.
Jaxson, on the other hand, was exactly what the story needed, a brooding, artistic hottie with alpha tendencies. It took me a while to make the connection between Jaxson and Jules (The Thing About Love) but when I did more of the puzzle pieces fell into place and added to the enjoyment of the story as a whole, especially when Jules, Jake and Finn make a guest appearance within the plot.
Come a Little Closer follows Sadie’s attempts to right the wrongs she has participated in while uncovering the family skeletons buried long ago but holding the future at ransom. the developing relationship between Sadie and Jaxson is unforeseen but has a air of destiny about it, especially as Sadie’s road to destruction began with a photo of Jaxson.
As the plot unfolds and new information is discovered, the tale twists onto a whole new path – altering the perception of everything that has come before apart from the budding feelings between Jaxson and Sadie.
On the whole the struggle with the start was more than made up for by the way in which the plot played out and Jaxson, of course.
I am so glad to learn Finn is getting his own story, I am really looking forward to getting to know him better!!!!