New Release Review ~ 5 Stars for Follow Me Back by A.L. Jackson!

The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the Fight for Me Series, from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson, is NOW LIVE! 

Kale and Hope’s story in Follow Me Back is one of my favorites yet! 



Kale Bryant. Arrogant. Gorgeous. Commanding.

This ER doctor is married to his job. His only vice is one-night stands and short-lived flings. He learned a long time ago loving someone isn’t worth the risk.

Harley Hope Masterson. Beautiful. Brave. Sweet.

The owner of a small coffee shop knows what it’s like to struggle. Embroiled in a bitter divorce, she’s threatened with losing everything.

When Kale accepts a new position down the street from Hope’s shop, he begins to question every wall he’s built around his heart.

He wants her in a way he hasn’t wanted anyone.

One touch is fire.

One kiss, and he’s spinning out of control.

But taking her won’t come without consequences.

Hope is in for the fight of her life. One neither of them saw coming.

Now Kale must decide if loving her is worth risking it all.

She will fight with everything she has.

But sometimes even hope needs a hero . . .


MyReviewFollow Me Back is the second book in A.L. Jackson’s Fight for Me Series, and one of her best works yet! This is a sweet and inspiring story of loving with all you have, fighting for what you believe, and the true power of hope. Jackson’s writing was simply beautiful and played such a symphony with my emotions, as Kale and Hope’s passionate romance both brought tears to my eyes and filled my heart with joy!

Kale and Hope were the epitome of selflessness, sacrifice, and strength.

‘For every heartbroken, one was mended. For every life lost, there was one to be saved. So my life was dedicated to saving.’

Kale lived his life solely focused on the care of his patients and making everyone’s lives around him better, never allowing himself to miss a beat. Hope spent her every day in gratitude for her son, Evan, and ensuring his happiness took priority in everything that she did. Neither dwelled on their scars that life had marked them with, and both only focused on what they could do to make every day better for others. The goodness in Kale and Hope’s hearts and the lengths that they would go to in order to protect those they loved was incredible, especially when it came to Evan.

‘I’d been wrong that day in my office when I thought his spirit was bright enough to fill the entire room. Truth was, it was bright enough to fill the entire sky. To light worlds and spark a million dreams.’

Hope’s belief in Evan and her ferocity to protect him at any cost showed the true power and strength of a mother’s love. Kale’s unconditional love, affection, and sheer determination to save Evan was equally as touching. Both Kale and Hope appreciated Evan’s joyful spirit, and the true gift that he was, and their love for him was completely awe-inspiring!

‘The way butterflies had stormed and scattered and flapped when I’d looked up to find him standing there this morning. Tall and confident and so damned pretty. Polished, immaculate chaos. An epiphany.’

Kale, with his irresistible and sexy charm, and Hope, beautiful both inside and out, deserved to find happiness and love. Their connection was so strong, and their passion was like an uncontrollable wildfire raging between them. Yet, their understanding of each other’s needs and doing the right thing for Evan took precedence over their desires. Their lives were very complicated as it was, and so much would be at risk if they opened up their hearts to the idea of having a true love for themselves. I didn’t just want them to take that leap, I needed them to! Captain America, Shortcake, and the sweet little Hulk truly deserved to be surrounded by a wealth of all-encompassing kind of love!

Their red, red hair glittered in the rays of sunlight that poured over them. It appeared like they were being drenched from above. Saturated with blessings.’

A.L. Jackson captivates me with her poetic writing of broken heroes and heroines and their angsty, romantic, and beautiful stories. Follow Me Back was a bit unique in how Kale and Hope’s story completely radiated with light throughout. It was complex, angsty, and had some very tearful moments, but the overall feeling of the story was happy. It was very uplifting to see so many things done out of love for others. I felt such a connection to these wonderful characters, as I waged war alongside them, rooting for their happiness and what was truly right!

This is definitely a new A.L. Jackson favorite for me, ranking up there with Lyrik and Tamar’s heart-wrenching story in Where Lightning Strikes from her Bleeding Hearts Series. They really couldn’t be more different, but they each touched my heart in equally amazing ways!

I adore this small and growing family of friends in this Fight for Me Series! Their personalities, loyalty, and love for each other is more than anyone could ask for and incredibly heartwarming. I highly recommend this read, and I am really looking forward to Ollie’s story next in Lead Me Home!


ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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** an Excerpt copy“Kale.” It was a murmur.


A spark.

Because his mouth crashed against mine.

His arms wound around my waist, and he pulled me into his apartment.

He kicked the door shut behind us without breaking the kiss.

Hot hands explored. Gliding down my back. Palming my bottom. Roaming up my sides.

A moan rippled up my throat, and his tongue swept into my mouth, tangling with mine.

Needy and desperate.



My head spun, and I was suddenly in his arms.

My legs wrapped around his narrow waist.

Second nature.

Exactly where I belonged.

“Hope,” he mumbled at my mouth as he carried me through his massive, open loft.

The floors echoed with his heavy footsteps as they thudded across the worn, dark planks and toward the massive leather couch set up in the middle of the living space.

Pure masculine style and impeccable taste with the need for comfort at the root of it all.

Just like the man.

Setting me down on the dark cushions, he dropped to his knees on the plush white rug.

Expression predatory.

No doubt, he was preparing to devour and destroy.

He palmed my knees. The simple contact made me arch and gasp.

“It’s getting harder and harder to resist you,” he murmured, voice scrapping and raw.

“Then why are you trying?”



A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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