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)
"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.
"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
This is really a great series! awesome narrators and story! it is a Stand alone, but gives awesome insight into Austin.
"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.
"keeps you on the edge of your seat"
loved Edie and Austins story. it kept on the edge of my sest and book hangover.
"If you are into angst"
If you are into angst this is the book for you otherwise I'd skip it. I rated the other Bleeding Stars with 5 stars. Really, one can only take so much whining. I sped up the performance just to get through. I'm a fan of A L Jackson but not of this one.
I loved the story of Austin and Edie. their love for each other amazing even through all the hurt. They still found each other again. if was faith.
I'm curious to read about Ashes story. He seems lonely but yet probably full of love that special someone. Can't wait!!
"Sweet storyline loved it could not stop listening"
I do love a good love story. you will not be disappointed. it's worth the listen
Okay, let me just say; I bow down to the queen! Just read it!! Wow
"Absolutely amazing. Loved it."
Wait. When done you have to "Wait". Wait to gather you're thoughts, to process this incredible story of two people with deep scars. So deep it may keep them apart forever.
Austen's and Edie's story. Once each other's lifeline until his betrayal destroyed what they had, sending them running in different directions to escape the demons, the hurt, the pain.
When one day faith brings them back together stirring up all the old feelings. But Edie's hurt so deep Austin has to work hard to get her to forgive him for his betrayal. Finally things are the way they are supposed to be when Austin once again turns her world upside down leaving her devastated yet again. This is when things go from bad to worse, shadows from the past enter their lives and threaten to break them even further apart.
You will feel, you will feel their pain, their suffering, their every emotion, wanting nothing more than for them to find the happiness they so deserve and long for. AL Jackson's ability to make you fall in love with her characters is nothing new. It is no different than with any of her other stories. When you get to the end of a book and you have to take a moment........that is a story well told. A story that will stay with you. A five star read by far. Thank you AL Jackson.
The narrating was outstanding.
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