From a NYT and USA Today best-selling 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.
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.
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.
©2016 A.L. Jackson (P)2016 A.L. Jackson
"5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars." (Bookalicious Babes Blog)
"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, even after the words have ended." (Molly McAdams, NYT best-selling author)
Austin's story is full of heartbreak but strength I loved it !! The characters and storyline as expected for this excellent series. Waiting baited breath for the next instalment😀
"THIS IS NO ORDINARY SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE"
I know I need to find words to describe this listen but words like fantastic, brilliant, well written, hypnotic, heartbreakingly beautiful and riveting just aren't enough and won't begin to cover the emotional journey that Edie and Austin travelled before they got their wonderful HEA ending.
The story is told in the present but also their broken pasts are slowly unearthed with thought provoking Chapters revealing what haunts Edie and Austin and what drama tore these two devoted friends apart for 4 long and lonely years. It must have been Fate that put them in the same place at the same time... but it would be up to them to seek forgiveness, to forgive, to trust and to let love back into their lives. However, the past, together with the shocking secrets that had been so tightly kept, were going to resurface again, be revealed and someone was going to make the same devastating mistake all over again.
A.L. Jackson has such a way with words that her Chapters are deep, emotional, poetic, heartfelt, raw, painful, beautiful, haunting and very moving works of art. I've loved this series so far... but this fourth book took my breath away because Edie and Austin's stories were so well described, tragic, intense, sweet and moving. My heart broke time and time again for these two damaged soul mates as they struggled to find themselves from the wreckage of their lives... and to help each other heal and become whole again.
Worth a credit? A story where I craved every Chapter and every word, dual POV's and some great narration which brought this book, and it's characters, to life and made this, for me, a 10 star listen.... so, YES very creditworthy. If you're a romance lover then let A.L. Jackson sweep you off your feet with this moving and very powerful story of broken characters, broken promises, broken hearts, love.... and the beauty of second chances.
"Emotionally Packed, Gripping and Poetic!"
Wow! A.L. Jackson skillfully writes a beautiful story about two damaged souls. The plot was well thought out and written, and keeps the listener in suspense, while the scenes alternate between the present and past. It's been years since Edie and Austin have seen each other. They both ran from their past for different reasons. Their reunion is rocky, but as they start to rekindle the flame, we are taken back to their past through a series of flashbacks. When their darkest moments are revealed, it will break your heart, but by the end, their love will piece it back together.
Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber's performance was OUTSTANDING! They did a great job on all the different characters, and emotions.
Between the beautiful poetic heart breaking romance, and flawless narration, there's no mystery why this audio is currently a best seller on Audible. Well worth a credit, but I took advantage of my KU and added whispersync.
"Series just gets better with every book!"
Another great book in this series!!! AL Jackson is an amazing author, she tells us such great stories and this one is at the top of the list for me! I loved the story line, the characters, the drama and the romance! This book has it all! Austin & Edie are so completely broken, I loved that they find a way with each other. Both of their stories are so heartbreaking and now I completely understand why they are both such damaged people. I started this book out thinking about Austin and his past with drugs so I was expecting a completely different plot and I have to say this one blew me away. The epilogue...oh the epilogue... Yep I may have cried a little because it was beautiful. I can't wait for the next Sunder Boy <3
The narration was great!! Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt were perfect for these characters, they
"keeps you on the edge of your seat"
loved Edie and Austins story. it kept on the edge of my sest and book hangover.
"Not so stand alone"
I bought the book cause it piqued my interest and it did mention it was a stand alone book. Well it's not so stand alone. It's so vague and the characters are so melodramatic it's hard to continue. There's so dialogue to the reader what the characters are referring to and I feel there is a fantasy sci fi element but I'm not sure and after 7 or so chapters I give up. There had got go be fill ins for readers who haven't read the other series books if you're going to label this a stand alone book. From what I've read Austin was mentioned in other books so a way of summarizing his story previously mentioned would have been helpful. But the characters are very melodramatic that I can't continue. If the plot was a little more revealing of try but the combo or vagueness and melodramatics are giving me plenty of reason to not finish.
"Did my eyes roll back into the right position yet?"
I loved the narrators both, I am not sure about the author.
Where to start, the repetitions in this book are out of this world. How often can one say "this beautiful boy" or how often can someone "bite their bottom lip" or "lick their bottom lip" and the list goes on and on and on. Without all of the repetitions this would have been a short story for crying out loud.
The chemistry between the two is really good and I think the author caught that aspect of the book perfectly, but other than that there is no way on God's green earth these people exist and aren't locked up in some mental facility due to all of the angst they are dealing with. Also a 27 year old calling himself old or to call 21 year old children adults is just a joke. If there hadn't been the aspect of sex, this would have been a teenage angst ridden YA novel. I am not sure I will be reading any more by this author. I am glad I only paid $1.99 for this.
"Another perfect book!"
I've binged on this series!!!! I highly anticipated Austin's story from the very beginning and I was not let down at all!
Zachary's narration was amazing and truly brought his character to life!
Andi, once again was fantastic with her narration!
AL Jackson is the queen of angst-driven novels and WAIT is a MUST READ! This series is by far my favorite of hers. Five stars and yet another addition to my Top Favorite 2016 Books List!
"Be prepared to cry"
Okay I didn't actually cry but I came close. Austen and Edie's story is so full of love and pain that in both moments makes you want to cry. Didn't want to stop listening at first but then came the horror but I stuck it out. You're left wondering a lot throughout the book but all questions are answered by the end. Fairly good though I predicted most of it. There was one shocker. Performance was alright. The voices were fine except "Edie" saying Austen's parts really sucked. It just sounded really creepy the way she said everything. An actual performance would have been better. Also, the voice actor for Austen kept saying Baz wrong. I didn't even read the other book but it's pretty obviously wrong. I liked the descriptiveness of everything but sometimes the analogies were just waaaaay too much and found myself wanting to skip forward but I didn't. Or I ended up daydreaming about other stuff because the book got so off track. And the repetitive words was getting really annoying. But overall, it's good. Kinda short. If you do read it I suggest you look up the song Right here by Staind because the book really reminded me of that song.
An amazing story of love and support, of letting go and finding oneself, of finding each other in the hurt and darkness of life to create love. I love it.
Author drags out the story line unnecessarily. Also writes every description and emotion like a high school poem. Painful.
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