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.
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.
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~ 4 Firelight Stars ~
As with any A.L. Jackson book, WAIT was emotional, gripping, heart wrenching, all consuming and filled with a lot of passion. When A.L. writes a book, her readers can feel everything she pours into it through the words on the pages.
I didn’t know what to really expect from Wait. I just knew that I loved the first three books and had to read this book as well. This book took me slightly by surprise because I didn’t realize just how broken the characters were going to be. Austin and Edie truly carried a lot of guilt. Both put up walls that were hard to break through, but these two were exactly what each other needed.
WAIT is the 4th book in the Bleeding Stars series. Each book follows the member of the rock group Sunder. (Books 1&2 are both about Sebastian) These books can be read as a standalone. There are interconnected characters but the storylines are totally separate. In WAIT we follow the path of Austin, Sebastian’s younger brother. Austin is a young man who is filled with demons from a tragic event that occurred when he was younger. Carrying around all the guilt has lead him down some bad roads and forced him to make some bad decisions. That is until he is 17 and meets Edie (Ash’s younger sister) Edie provided the light into Austin’s dark world. But Edie is not one without demons of her own. She went through a tragic event at the age of 14 and has also carried around the guilt and blame for many years. When these two meet they are like each others balm to their souls. They finally start to break down their walls and let each other in, until Austin betrays Edie, forcing her to runaway. Now 4 years later they are reunited….Can Edie and Austin find their way back to each other?? Will their souls finally be able to heal?? Read WAIT to get those answers.
As with all of these books in this series, WAIT will linger in your head well after you finish this book. I would recommend this book and this series to everyone who loves a book about a HOT rockstar and the women who know how to break down their walls. If you are a fan of A.L. Jackson’s then you already know that this book is going to be a fabulous read. And if she is new to you, I believe the Bleeding Stars series is an excellent place to begin your journey with A.L.’s fantastic writing.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together.
My hand shot to the shower wall to steady myself. “Warning you, Edie, you need to get out of here. Right now.”
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.
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