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Drowning to Breathe Audiobook

Drowning to Breathe: Bleeding Stars Series #2

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Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about 10 miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he'd caused, not find more of it. The moment he met Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweetness and innocence something that went deeper. Darker. Their relationship was built on secrets, their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending. Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he's come to love to protect Shea and his family.

©2015 A. L. Jackson Books, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor

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    Stef kowalski 14/08/2016
    Stef kowalski 14/08/2016
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    "Drowning to breathe"

    Oh my go please please please stop the repeating yourself three times at times in this story it seemed like this was used just because you wanted to mess with the readers minds. I found myself rolling my eyes toward chapter 13 and looking for other forms of entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Liz Jackson
    28/01/16
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    "I Really wanted to love this book"

    Even with all of the mixed reviews and me not liking the 1st book, I still wanted to give this book a chance. This certainly wasn't the worst book but it wasn't one of my favorites. I struggled during some of the parts to refrain from fast forwarding because some parts would drone on and on uneccesarily. Other parts were really good and interesting. It was just a constant 'peak and valley' of a book that struggled to maintain my attention as I struggled to get through it so that I could move on to the next book in my list.

    Even Sebastian Yorks' narration couldn't save this book and that's saying alot, he makes even some of the worst books better just by the sound of his voice.

    Overall this isn't a terrible book by any means and if you liked the 1st book or just want to give this book a chance, absolutely take the plunge. However if you are on the fence like I was, don't waste your money or a credit on this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rachael
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    27/11/16
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    "Great sequel!"

    I HAD to pick this book up after the ending on book one.. RIGHT AWAY.. That ending.. wicked and heart breaking.

    The first story was great, but this one.. this one by far passed it! I didn't think it would, but the more the story unfolded, the more I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.

    There is love and sex, which was the sweet part of the story... and then there is the rest.. There is time when my stomach twisted because of the horrible things that we were finding out and the things that were happening! This poor couple and the sweet little girl that gets caught in the middle....

    I will say that the words being repeated THREE times ALL the time got to be a bit much, but I will COMPLETELY applaud the narrators for making it as bearable as possible, but it was distracting and annoying at times through both books. However, the other aspects of the book were so great I can't mark down on the rating because of it.

    Again Andi Arndt and Sebastian York did a FANTASTIC job with this story and I really have gotten to the point where I will pick up almost any book they do together because they add so much to the story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United States
    10/12/15
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    "Terrible"
    What would have made Drowning to Breathe better?

    The narrators were incredible, which is why I bought both this and the previous book in the series. An editor would have been beneficial to remove the constant repetition contained in the internal dialogue.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A . L. Jackson again?

    Not likely.


    Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, both are incredible.


    What character would you cut from Drowning to Breathe?

    It's hard to consider which character if any should be cut. It was a disastrous mess, altogether.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jonella A. Moore
    Indiana, USA
    9/01/17
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    "Sigh..."

    AL Jackson has become one of my favorite authors. This conclusion to A Stone In The Sea was just meltingly perfect. True love conquers the most forbidding problems and Shae & Bas finally get their happy future. Truly lovely ending and I hope she writes stories for Ash, Zee and Austin.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lydia - HEA Bookshelf | MBMB
    Idaho
    19/10/16
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    "EPIC"

    Omg. This book wrecked me in the best way possible!!!!! The story was phenomenal (as always) and the narration was FANTASTIC making this true perfection.

    Loved every, single minute of this book!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    8/12/15
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    "Beautiful fish to their love story"

    I love these characters the readers bring Baz and Shay to life. This a beautifully poetic story. I read lots of books in this genera but this quiet simple story touched my heart.
    Let's also give major kudos to Sebastian York his voice makes Baz that much sexier.
    Thank you A.L. Jackson for this gift in storytelling it was light, dark, heavy, soft and sang with delicate thoughtful poetry. I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • CAROLYN
    newark, New Jersey, United States
    25/01/16
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    "A RIVETTING ROLLER-COASTER ROCKER ROMANCE"

    Before I started this second part of Sebastian and Shea's love story, I went back and listened to book 1 A Stone In The Sea again.... and I'm so so glad I did because it's been months (and lots of books) since I listened to it and I'd forgotten so much of the intricacies to the backstory in this riveting and totally addictive Duet. There is a lot of drama and angst in this second part to their sizzling romance - as well as passion, pain, heartache, tension, sex, secrets and revelations.

    The handsome and sexy Rock sensation that is Sebastian (Baz) has so many toxic hang-ups, conflicts and demons rattling around in his head which build up and drives him to take action..... in the name of love and revenge. Shea, who has past and present demons of her own, has to step in to uncover the truths hidden in her past..... to save her soul-mate, to save herself and to secure a HEA future for all.

    There are twists and surprises as well as a tender, obsessive and all consuming romance between two very likeable characters and the storyline has other interesting characters weaving throughout this well written love story. Dual POV's and the narrators brought the whole thing to life so each scene could be easily imagined and each character could be easily visualized as the chapters deliciously unravelled.

    Worth a credit? Yes, very enjoyable, very entertaining and very creditworthy...... and you lucky listeners won't have to wait months, as so many of us did, after the torturous cliffhanger at the end of book 1. Book 3 in this series will be a standalone, will be about Lyrik (another member of Sunder) and will be added to my iPhone just as soon as it's released on Audible..... hopefully quickly followed by all the rest.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia Gardner
    20/12/15
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    "LOVE IT!"

    great series. suspence, sweet love, hit sex and a really good story. A must read, but read STONE IN THE SEA a super great 1st book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia Lewis
    Petersburg nj
    12/05/17
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    "great series!"

    ok so i loved this series but, i just don't understand why you would have a male and female narrators and not have them speak their own roles. to me it doesn't make sense. so what if its from her pov. he should still speak his own role and vise versa. this is the first time listening to a book with 2 narrators and i was disappointed. don't get me wrong they did a great job. but i was hoping they would narrate their own roles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justlopinslow
    10/05/17
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    "Wow"

    Well I was hooked the first book! So beautifully written. I totally loved this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Isalovesbooks
    24/04/17
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    "AN EPIC FINALE TO AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY"
    Where does Drowning to Breathe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Is way up there with my top reads/audios. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt outdid themselves in this story, there were so many emotional parts but not once they faltered.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved this story. This is the concluding part to A Stone in the Sea which tells the story of Sebastian Stone, lead singer of Rock band Sunder and Southern belle, Shea Bentley.
    In the first book we were taken on a journey through their relationship and the trials and tribulations of making it work. Sebastian has had a rough time growing up, adapting becoming a super star, loosing family and friends and never in his wildest dreams expected to meet someone who could truly SEE HIM for the beautiful, strong and loving man he was. At the end of the first book we were torn seeing them being ripped from someone who they both love by a mutual enemy just when they were ready to embark on their happily ever after, the realisation of not knowing much about each other and secrets coming to the surface threatens to tear them apart.
    This book starts just were the first book ended and we are once again submerged on a passionate tale of love, loss, forgiveness and fighting for happiness.
    The passion between them ignites the pages of this book, love between Shea and Sebastian has no parallel and together they must once again face the horror of loosing everything which is so close to their reach. The need to protect each other transcends all boundaries and Sebastian will stop at nothing until he sees his family free of all danger.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    LOVED the whole book but if I was to pick one scene or one chapter will be VEGAS! It was almost an hour long chapter but it had so much joy and every moment spent together between the leads was an added bonus to witness.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    GOD so many, Shea's daughter and her need for a family, the natural and immediate love love she has for Sebastian. Sebastian suffering with the horrific events which involved the loss of his best friend, and ultimately seeing his brother moving on.


    Any additional comments?

    Once again Amy has left me speechless with her beautiful and masterful writing. Her words are so full of soul and emotion. This story was pure perfection and I am sadden to have finished it but ready to embark in a new journey with a new boy from Sunder. The Bleeding Stars series have now been added to my favourite reads of all time and I will cherish them in my heart forever.

    5 ROCKING STARS. Jo&Isalovebooks Blog

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs D Rowland
    29/09/16
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    "Awesome read"

    Wow another great instalment of this series, loved the storyline and the characters. Looking forward to the next book. Would highly recommend this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    17/04/16
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    "Brilliant"

    This book and its predecessor are brilliant. Love both voices. Sad when it was over. Great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • haley
    23/12/15
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    "disappointed "

    loved loved 1st book been waiting for 2nd book for ages...this book is a disappointment never known a book to yaba yaba so much pointless useless chatter pointless information I was forced to.forward alot of this book to get to the action a big let down naraters saved this book to be honest any other narater.and it would have been.removed.. such a shame.nothing like book 1 what happend? maybe a different wrighter... style of book 1 and 2 are world's apart...Sorry I could not rant how great this book is like I did with.book 1.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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