From NYT & USA Today bestselling author comes a new Bleeding Stars stand-alone novel…
She is his strength and he is her weakness. And this time he won’t let her go.
Edie Evans is gorgeous. Sexy. Kind. She’s also the definition of off-limits. But that didn't stop me from sneaking into her room to comfort her at night. But guys like me? We destroy everything, so it should have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too. The night I sent her running, I thought I’d never see her again. Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.
Austin Stone is dangerous. Alluring. Tempting. He broke my heart and I refused to give him the chance to do it again. It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him. Our desire is overpowering. Our need unrelenting. She is my hope. He is my weakness. We should have known a passion this intense would burn us right into the ground.
✯✯5 Firelight Stars!!!✯✯
Whoa!! I have always been a fan of A.L. Jackson's. But, after reading Wait I am officially in love with her. Maybe a little bit obsessed. I had a feeling this book was going to get to me. But, I was completely unprepared. A.L. Jackson completely outdid herself!!
Austin Stone is Baz Stone's younger brother. But, since he's all grown up you'd think Baz was his twin brother. Austin walked away from his brother 4yrs ago. He left hoping to find himself and heal. The problem is Austin can't find it in himself to heal. No matter how hard he tries No matter how hard his brother tells him to live. Austin can't. Since he's left he's traveled the coast singing in bars. He may not be next to his brother and the guys of Sunder on stage singing. But, he definitely belongs there. While on stage he sees the eyes of the only girl he's ever loved. The girl who ran away years ago bc of something he did.
Edie Evans is Sunder hottie Ash's little sister. Edie loves her brother and use to follow him everywhere she possibly could. When she was 14yrs old Edie lost a part of herself she can never get back. Edie was broken and shattered. It wasn't until the night Austin crawled into her bed and just held her. It was the first time she felt whole and safe in awhile. Night after night they spent together. They started seeing the light at the ends of their dark tunnels. Until Austin betrayed her and she couldn't take it. Edie left both her brother and Austin and has never been the same. She's been living day to day. Just trying to survive and put a smile on the outside for everyone to believe. It wasn't until she saw Austin again that made her realize she wasn't really living or alive until she hears his voice.
OMG!! You gotta read this. But, I do not suggest reading this without read the first 2 books in the series A Stone In The Sea and Drowning To Breathe. It gives you the beginning of Austin's story from his older brother Sebastian's POV. You'll regret it if you don't read them first ;)
This is a total second chance romance. About two people who are broken, barely surviving, trying to fake it for everyone all while missing a huge part of themselves. They help heal each other from the inside. I can't even begin to tell you show strong they are. Together they have it all. These two are broken when they're apart. Together these two are everything but broken. It just takes them longer then necessary to get there.
I felt everything that A.L put on every page. Out of all 4 books in this beautiful series, this book had me crying the most. It legit gave me tingles. If you loved both Baz and Lyrik then hold onto something, because Austin is here.
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"Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent...5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars .” Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog
"A beautifully written story about broken hearts and unshakable longing, about second chances and third chances and a whispered hope for a happily ever after. Intensely felt on every level, Edie and Austin’s story will own you." Vilma, Vilma’s Book Blog
“Beautiful. Sexy. Dripping with tenderness. I felt the emotion in this story all the way to my toes.” Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author“6 Stars - Wait is equally devastating and beautiful! A.L. Jackson has a way of pouring words onto a page that makes you crave every piece of a story.” Molly McAdams, NYT Bestselling Author
“Shit,” I hissed, bracing myself against the spray of the icy shards pelting from the shower head. I sucked in a breath, released it between clenched teeth, and forced myself fully under it. Head dropped and chest heaving as rivers of ice-cold water slicked down my shoulders and back. But it did nothing to lessen the need. Gave me no sanity or pacification. Because all I could think about was the girl on the other side of the door. My girl. In my bed. Wearing just her panties and my shirt. An angel I wanted to dirty. I always had. Love was messy like that. All of my restraint scattered. I gripped my cock. Squeezed the base. My mouth dropped open at the pressure of my hand against my rigid length. A fool thinking it might be enough. Shit. God, I was a bastard, but there was nothing I could do before I was giving in, leaning forward and bracketing my forearm above my head to hold my weight. Water pounded down on my head and back while I pounded my fist against my dick. Trying to keep silent when all I wanted was to moan, teeth digging into my bottom lip as I pictured the girl spread out for me. My breaths were coming short. Panted and hard. I gave into imagining the sounds she would make when I finally got to bury myself in her body. A soft, soft gasp. I slowed, trying to convince myself that throaty sound was all in my mind. Just another part of this fantasy. Until I heard the small thump against the wall. Shit. I mashed my eyes closed, like it might hide me. Conceal the depravity of my actions after I’d just been comforting her hours before. Heart thrashing, I turned and moved far enough to peek out the small section where the fabric shower curtain hadn’t been drawn fully closed. It was just a little sliver that left me exposed. But it was enough. When I peered out, I was looking right at my girl pressed up against the wall. She stared right back at me. And I wanted to be horrified, my mind scrambling to conjure every weak apology I could summon. Ready to fucking grovel to keep her from turning and running once again. Because that’s exactly what I expected her to do. But her expression…her expression clutched me in the center of the chest and sent what little brain function I had left stampeding south. Red, lush lips were parted, her hand pressed to her hollow of her throat, pupils dilated so big that her hooded, cerulean eyes appeared black. Needy breaths were coming at me from that sweet mouth like a goddamned freight train. Desire swelled in the confines of the too-tight room. Alive. She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together. Motherfuck. My hand shot to the shower wall to steady myself. “Warning you, Edie, you need to get out of here. Right now.” a Rafflecopter giveaway
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, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installments, WAIT and STAY, coming in 2016. 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. Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson - Sign up to receive her newsletter http://bit.ly/NewsFromALJackson or text “jackson” to 96000 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
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