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)
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"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
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Emotional and raw and so good"
I really liked this book! The story was great and the narrators were awesome! This is an epic love story about two souls who are so deeply tormented by events in their pasts it is a miracle they are able to finally heal and be together. It was such an emotional journey and I loved every minute of it!
"Not As Goof As Others by A.L."
The book was very slow, not as good as others by this author. The others in the series I loved, this one dragged on and on.
"Total book hangover"
Again, A. L. Jackson leaves me with a book hangover! This tortured soul story had me enthralled before I even started it. We have previously met Austin in the earlier books of the Bleeding Hearts Series, and could not help but feel for this young man. We knew a little of his back story, but this novel has brought it all to us. So as we get to know Austin, we also get to know Ash's little sister Edie who is a tortured as Austin. Together, their journey to finding their happiness and learning to forgive themselves for past mistakes has you cheering for their happy ending. A. L. Jackson has a way of drawing you into her stories, making you feel like you are experiencing the raw emotions of each character. I felt happy, sad(even a few tears!), anger, frustration, name it and this story had the feeling emulate through me.
This audiobook was narrated by Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber, two seasoned narrators. You could not have had a better team emoting the points of view of each character. The two brought the story to the forefront and made you experience it to it's completion.
"A heartbreaking, bittersweet and perfect LV story"
Heartbreaking, bittersweet engaging
The tormented inner struggle of the male broken hero.
The first time they made love...
A lot of them... I can't name one. I had a good cry so many times...
The male narrator/performer did a remarkable job in this sory. His Performance was outstanding! Kudos to Zachary Webber. He is one of the best narrator out there. And this author, A. L. Jackson, writes perfectly.
"Too angsty. Edy had too weak of a character."
Edy and Austin ' angst was way too much for me. The narration was pretty good but I had a hard time relating to characters so torchered. I've been through my share of angst, but I don't think I've ever let it consume my entire life like these 2 do.
"Good writing and narration!"
Angst, Love, Fate
Loved when They both opened up to each other fully. There was so much emotion throughout this book.
I've listened to many books by these narrators.
They were a great duo to narrate this story!
This story has lots of twists and turns. It was an ugly cry kind of book.
Enjoyed this one. AL Jackson's writing is very poetic and beautiful.
This series is really wonderful. I dread reaching the end of each story & can't wait for the next
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