He wanted nothing at all…
Until he found she had everything to give…
Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A.
Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.
When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she's helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers.
They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t let them up for air.
Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only one who’s hiding them.
Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s past that costs them everything?
✯✯5 Rock Stars!!✯✯
There are very few authors who I'd love to get into their mind. To see how they come up with their stories. Maybe see what is coming next for my favorite characters. A.L. Jackson is one of the few! I loved every book of hers so far. A Stone in the Sea is no different. This book had everything. A.L. Jackson has a way of making you feel for her characters. Sebastian and Shea were no different.
Sebastian AKA Baz to his friends and family. The only people he cares about and loves are his younger brother and his band mates. They care about him just as much and they keep on proving it. Baz and the rest of his band known to the world as Sunder are in hiding. Baz got in trouble protecting his brother. Their lawyer advised them to law low until it gets figured out. The guys are staying behind Baz and they take off to work on songs for the next album.
Shea who is working at her uncles bar Charlies. Shea has a lot to loose. She keeps her family close and her secrets closer. The last thing she needs is a man to ruin everything. Then, this guy comes into the bar and her mind is all cloudy. He scares her and yet he's the most beautiful guy she's every seen.
Both Baz & Shea keep trying to fight this attraction they have keep feeling. Baz not knowing what the heck is going on. He's never had this kind of attraction to a woman before. Baz knows he must stay away from her because in his words he's no good for her. He will break her. Shea keeps telling herself she doesn't need distractions like Baz but every night he shows up she couldn't be happier.
When Baz & Shea finally give into temptation man oh man is it hot and totally worth the wait. Their chemistry is off the charts it unreal. They really were made for each other in more ways then one. Baz knows he must tell Shea who is really is. He can tell she's not like other girls. But, he really wants her to see him for Sebastian Stone. Not as Sebastian Stone from Sunder.
They both don't know to expect from this. ESP since Baz time there wasn't never permanent. But, these two can't stay away from each other. When all their secrets are out in the open will be enough to keep them together? Or will it destroy them and everyone one else they care about.
Man, I couldn't believe what I was reading. It was so good. I loved watching Shea breakdown her own walls. She has felt closed off for so long. ESP from men. Baz made her feel alive and that is was OK to love again. Baz has never loved anybody the way he loves Shea. For the first time he sees life outside of the fame and everything that Sunder has given him. But, after everything that's happened will they get their happily ever after? I sure hope so!!
With a smile, I turned around, then froze when my sight registered the obscured figure leaning against the wall. A strangled gasp caught in my throat, and my heart took off at a sprint, blood pounding hard in my ears.
Pushing from the wall, he stepped from the shadows, his hands again stuffed deep in his pockets.
My heart rate only increased, the energy radiating from him almost as strong as the disappointment he’d left me with when he’d gone.
I pressed my hand to my chest to try to still the panic thundering against my ribs. “You scared me.”
“I’m sorry.” The words were soft. “That’s the last thing I want to do.”
But he did. I was scared of what he was capable of doing to me, the way I knew he held the power to trounce all over this hammering heart, to hold it in his hand and crush it into a million unrecognizable pieces.
“What are you doing here?” I asked on a shaky breath.
He looked to the sky and exhaled heavily, before he leveled his gaze back on me. “The same thing I’m doing every night, Shea. Thinking about you and wondering why the hell I can’t stop.”
My stomach flipped, and I gulped for air.
“What do you want from me?”
He laughed, lifted his elbows out to his sides in a helpless gesture without pulling his hands free. “Dinner?”
Nonsensical laughter shot from me. “At three in the morning?”
“Breakfast?” he amended, a coy smile pulling at his full, crooked lips.
Tingles spread across my skin, and I ran my hands up my bare arms. “I already told you I don’t have time for distractions.”
“Come on, Shea. It’s just food. Go out with me. Just tonight.”
Somehow I knew it was a lie, even though he wanted to believe it was true.
Nervously, I glanced to the back door all the while being inexplicably drawn to this man I didn’t even know. I knew I should make a break for it, run for the safety of my little world and give him no opportunity to rip it apart.
“I am hungry,” I found myself saying. After a long night of work, it was true. But it had nothing to do with the reason I was giving in.
Because I just wanted to…
I shook my head.
That was it. I just wanted. I wanted to be in his space. I wanted to understand why he had this pull on me. I wanted him.
Even though I’d never allow myself to have him.
About The Author:
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Come to Me Quietly, Come to Me Softly, Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes.
She 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 children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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