Review: Lead Me Home by A.L. Jackson (Fight for Me #3)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

“I just want to be the one to give you everything.”
I wanted to believe that he was ready to take that leap. But there was no missing the desperation that bled through his words.
Fueled by an urgent desire to tighten the tether he feared might break.
I stood right there, at that edge, ready to jump.
I just prayed Ollie wouldn’t let me fall alone.

This book should have come with a warning--a warning that tissues needed to be on-hand while reading this second-chance romance that kept tugging at my heart to the point that it's permanently claimed a piece of it by the time I got to the end. Just like the books before it, Lead Me Home is a standalone in bestselling author A.L. Jackson's Fight for Me series but it remains connected to the other books because of the recurring cast of main characters throughout. I know we shouldn't play favorites, but I can't help it: this book is my favorite one in the series, and that's saying a lot because every single book in this series has proven to be a consistent standout.

Fourteen years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Preston went missing and it was a life-changing event for her family and friends. Her older brother Oliver had only been a year older than her back then, and he was madly in love with her best friend Nikki Walters. But with the loss of Sydney came the loss of everything and everyone else that mattered to Ollie. She may now be thirty, but Nikki remains the girl who owns Ollie's heart. He's never dared believe that he deserves her, but when a chance to do right by her--to keep her safe from someone who's got her in their sights--Ollie will do everything and anything he has to, even put his own life on the line for her.

Okay, so while this is a standalone, I'm still going to recommend you read the books in the series in order, and my main reasoning here is that all the main characters in the Fight for Me novels do exist in each other's lives, and Sydney's disappearance affects more than just Ollie and Nikki. Another recommendation? Have a box of tissues nearby. A good portion of Ollie and Nikki's story is heartbreaking but there's that sliver of hope that's always there, and it grows as their tale moves forward, which is also something the others books have in common. Lead Me Home is one of the most memorable second-chance romances I've ever read. Five-plus stars. ♥


Read my reviews for the Fight for Me series:

 Show Me the Way (book one) - five stars - My Review

Hunt Me Down (novella) - five stars - My Review

Follow Me Back (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review

Lead Me Home (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)

Date Read: 12 May 2018

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