by A. L. Jackson


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Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love they believed bonded them together for life. After a tragic loss, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in unanswered questions.

For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds their heart.

Now, when their lives again intersect, will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past?

Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938404832
Publisher: A.L. Jackson
Publication date: 01/04/2012
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 675,745
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

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Pulled 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was good and the idea pulled (get it?)me in, but overall it was too much!! There is a way to convey emotion and drama without spelling it out. I love romance and i absolutely believe in true love, but this was too unrealistic to me. There was too much talk of electricity and trembling and two beautiful people staring longingly into each other's eyes. I had to roll my eyes a few times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is such thing as "too much of a good thing." I am a hopeless romantic, but this was just too much. I think the author had a great story line, but I still had a hard time with the repeated "I could feel you!" "I felt you!" "I heard you!" And the relentless "I was PULLED to you." It was too much. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it) I found myself skimming through much of this book, especially the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Take This Regret and enjoyed it, but this one missed the mark. It had potential and a good story line but delivery failed. The beginning and end were good, but I found myself skimming through the rest of it. The realist in me didn't buy into the "pull" between the Melanie and Daniel. I agree with other reviews that it was a bit much. Also, the relationship between Melanie and Daniel's family is a bit over the top.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me sitting on the edge of my seat with a lump in my throat until the end. A beautiful love story....5 stars!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book done, you will not be disappointed!!!
Jlmonty4 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome heartfelt story I couldn't put down. It was cute with all the feels you usually get in a A.L. Jackson book. I loved it!
PaigeJ More than 1 year ago
This was a hard story to read in parts and there were times I just wanted to shake everybody so that they could get to their happy ending faster. Pulled definitely pulled lots of emotions out of me. The heartbreak and heartache made me want good things for Melanie and Daniel.
SelenityJade More than 1 year ago
This sweet romance was almost paranormal in its intensity of the 'pull' between Melanie and Daniel, which I seriously liked. (Can't help it, I'm a paranormal romance junkie). This novel of A.L. Jackson wasn't as beautifully written as most of her novels, but I actually think I liked it more. Mostly because neither character did something horrible or silly to keep themselves from the person they're destined for. However, as of now, I've read every single one of A.L. Jackson's novels and each New Adult novel seems to throw in a child in the damaged mixed. Every series, every novel, every story has an accidental pregnancy, someone doing something stupid about an accidental pregnancy, or has the pregnancy end in the death of the child, causing heartache for everyone. Then the main couple splits up, so each of A.L. Jackson's romances are really second chance romances. Well, except the A Stone in the Sea, so far. I'm a little over these theme right now. But this one is probably the one I liked most, but it wasn't as well written as her other stories, so I couldn't give it a higher rating. I liked the intensity between Daniel and Melanie and I adore how realistic Ms. Jackson writes about hard issues like a loss of a child or domestic abuse. Definitely worth reading!
CoffeeGoddessTK More than 1 year ago
The love between Melanie and Daniel is a living thing. From the moment that they meet, their love is a magnetic force, a pull, that even over the course of loss and time, cannot be dimmed. Nobody writes a story quite like A.L Jackson. Her prose is poetic, evocative, and emotional, painting a vivid picture with every word. I always know that I will be taken on a journey filled with angst and passion, and PULLED does not disappoint. Daniel and Melanie may have been young when they first experienced the love that would blossom between them, but their feelings are no less real. They share a true connection that joins them irrevocably. When tragedy strikes, even long years and great distance cannot keep them from the constant thought of each other. And when Fate brings them together again, they find that that force that ties them to each other has not lessened a bit. As with all of A.L. books, I could not put this one down. Her signature style of alternating points of view really bring the characters to life, and give them depth, and the story, and the beautiful way that it is written, had me hooked from the first page, and drew me in completely. The strong presence of family, and all of the accompanying ups and downs, also really add to the story for me. PULLED gets 4.5 heartbreaking angsty stars. Add this one to your TBR and enjoy. *** ARC provided for an honest review. ***
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
FABULOUS READ! This story touched me on so many levels. It's about true love, the story you never want to happen and how the young couple copes and moves on. Daniel and Melanie meet in high school. They were drawn to each other instantly and were nearly inseparable until he went to college. In the wake of a tragic event, her mother relocates Melanie to another state. Once Melanie turns 18, she returns to her true love. She leaves the home they would have shared as a result of a lie by another. She is broken as a result and ends up in a marriage with a man that is neither satisfying or rewarding. She is (in essence) a shell of her former self and continues on as such for nine years. Daniel also attempts to return to Melanie, but it's too late as she is already married and is in yet another state. He has no relationships since that day - only occasional one night stands - for nine long years. Fate intervenes and they find themselves in the same state and thrust together at an unexpected dinner meeting. Seeing each other awakens each others souls and they both feel like they are living again. The difficult times are far from over as they work to overcome their pasts so that they can be together again.  I had a very difficult time putting this book down to even go to the bathroom. It made me smile, laugh, tear up and restored my faith in people. I highly recommend this read to everyone. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Stacy_H More than 1 year ago
Pulled by A.L. Jackson  Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: Adult Release Date: February 21st 2011 Length: 355 pages Format:Kindle Source: Purchased Review Date: September 2014 Steam Rating: 3/5 STARS Overall Rating: 5 STARS Review: A.L. Jackson is my all-time favorite Author for a reason. She is simply brilliant. I reread very few books because so many new ones come out everyday that I’m anxious to experience. But I have reread A.L. Jackson’s novels on numerous occasions. She is just that good… Pulled was one of the first books I read by this Author that made me adore her work. Melanie and Daniel’s story is an emotional journey of intense, passionate, fierce love that will stay with you forever. You will FEEL everything, all their heartache, tragedy, and loss. But also immense joy and incomparable love. This is no light and fluffy read, it’s a soul deep, intensely complex love story.  I know that there is said to be a slight “paranormal” element to it, but really there isn’t. It’s just a “magnetism” or “energy” they feel that draws them to each other--hence the title Pulled. I would describe it more like chemistry, or like they are “soul mates” that cannot feel whole unless they are together. So if your not into Paranormal, don’t let that deter you from reading this one.  Daniel and Melanie meet when they are in high school. Fall madly, deeply, and irrevocably in love, and then tragedy strikes. And they are torn apart. For nine long years… During these years apart they are both horribly miserable, heartbroken, and hollow inside. They are broken people, just going through the motions of everyday life. Melanie has married an abusive pr1¢k she doesn’t love, and Daniel had had nothing but infrequent one night stands. They both blame themselves for the breakup, and because of that they feel destined to live this way. It is obvious they will never love anyone else but each other. “It’s like we share the same soul, and when we’re apart, each half is looking for the other.” Fate brings them face to face again but can they overcome their tragic past? Can they forgive themselves and each other? There is just so much in their path to happiness.  I will tell you I was sobbing happy and sad tears during their heartfelt journey. I love this couple, and I was thrilled to experience their story again.  Overall, Pulled is a MUST READ for all lovers of Romance. A classic. If you haven’t read A.L. Jackson I highly suggest you do. There is simply no other Author I have come across that can evoke such powerful, beautiful emotions with each Novel she writes.  His palm came to rest on my chest, his fingers splayed out over my heart. It thrummed in devotion against his hand. “I heard this calling out for me every day.” Review by StacyHgg Books Unhinged
Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
I had just had a DNF on the previous book I was reading so, I thought nothing better than a A.L. Jackson book to break me out of that mood. My goal was just to read a chapter or two but of course once again I ended up not being able to put it down. A.L. Jackson has written another gut wrenching story about star crossed soul mates. Right from the beginning I was hooked to find out what was the real story of why Melanie and Daniel weren't together. Once we start to get into the momentum of the story I was just waiting to find them reconnect because you anticipate it coming while waiting for the reaction and outcome of this reunion. Melanie and Daniel have an undeniable great love at an early age and suffer a huge loss. With teenage angst and drama comes a huge misinterpretation on both parties causing NINE years of heart break. Both are inflicting different forms of self punishment but once they meet again it was like the connection was never broken. Fate has intervened again for these two making what is right for this couple, but not all is unicorns and sunshine. These two have to deal with their consequences to their past choices. Even though their moral compass may be questioned at times you're routing for them to find their HEA. Great story! A.L. Jackson has such a knack for reeling you in and capturing your heart with her emotional heart wrenching stories.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
3-1/2 Stars. The story has some really heartfelt moments, deeply-flawed characters, and a moving story. The author grabbed me early on, hinting at secrets and lies that I was dying to learn. But I feel like I got the answers to all of them too soon. At first, the backstory unfolded at a good pace, and I only learned what I needed to know in order to understand what was happening. But then they all sort of exploded at once. I would have liked them to have been doled out a little slower and maybe not learned the last one until closer to the end. I think my biggest issue with the story is that it seemed to take forever to get to the climax. I get what the author was trying to do — show us some long-awaited sweet moments between Melanie and Daniel, but I think the story would have been just as good, maybe even better, without so many of them. All of that said, I did really enjoy the story. Plot I’m not typically a fan of love-at-first sight, but A.L. Jackson made me believe it with Melanie and Daniel. I pulled for them as circumstances beyond their control pulled them apart for nine years. I was a little bothered by the heavy psychic elements, the way the two could always feel each other. This is more common in paranormal books and felt out of place in a contemporary romance. But I could easily ignore this aspect of the story. Where the plot really shines is the conflict between Melanie and her husband, Nicolas, Danial and Vanessa, the pharmaceutical rep he knocks up, and between a teenage Melanie and her parents shown through flashback. The ending was a little disappointing. I thought it wrapped up neater than it needed to. It would have felt more authentic with a little more messiness in the mix. Characters I felt like I connected with Melanie and Daniel more when they were teens. Once they’d grown, I sort of lost sight of who they are. And maybe that’s because we jump ahead nine years. I was disappointed that we never got to learn more about Nicholas and what drove him to be so controlling, but that wasn’t critical to the story. I was just interested. I like to know what drives the bad guys. There were times Melanie came across as too perfect. Even when she made mistakes, it was always with the best intentions. I found Daniel to be the most interesting character. He screwed up time and again, and yet he never stopped trying. His character development is definitely the most dramatic. Bottom Line Pulled is a contemporary romance with an interesting twist. The emotional heartbreak the characters endure doesn’t destroy them, but instead inspires them. I like that they don’t wallow in the time they lost but look forward to embracing their future. Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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One of the best love stories known to man :)
Avid-Reader25 More than 1 year ago
This is officially my favorite book so far! The love that Melanie and Daniel share is so intense it will steal your breathe. The tragedy that set in motion the series of events that tore them apart broke my heart. I kept having to put my nook down and walk away to clear my emotions so I could read some more. From the beginning Nicholas gave me the creeps and it killed me when Melanie put herself in that situation. Thankfully Daniel and Melanie were brought back together. It was a long road for them, and even toward the end they still had surprises to deal with. This will be one of the books I find myself reading several times. A.L. Jackson you are an amazing writer!
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What a great story about hope,redemeptation,forgiveness,lost,life & most of all love!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a book hangover after reading this story! I couldn't get the characters out of my mind! Very good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Couldn't put it down.
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You will be pulled into the story line so deeply you won't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story. Easy fast reading.