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Monday, August 29, 2016


Wait by A.L. Jackson

Release Date: August 23rd 2016
Genres: Romance, New Adult

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.


“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.

My girl.

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.”

My Review:

Wait is a story about healing old wounds and starting a new beginning at life and love...

I have not read any of the other books in the Bleeding Stars series, but after reading Wait, I'm definitely going to pick them up. At the beginning of the book we get to meet Austin Stone when he is about to go onstage to perform. Right in the middle of his song he sees the girl that he has always loved, yet what they've both went through separated them until fate brought them back again. Now he needs to figure out what happened to Edie Evans after they've gone their separate ways and figure out how to win her back. It has been years since he last saw her, but his own demons have gotten the best of him over the years and his loss has prevented him from been able to move forward. Wanting to stay away from his family while he recovered from his past, he starts a career of his own using what he knows best, singing. 

While his brother and his band are famous singers, and living the life of their dreams in Hollywood, Austin is not ready for that type of fame, and that's what he keeps telling himself. Yet his good looks and mysterious personality is what keep girls coming to him. But there is one girl that he has always had feelings for, but helping her move on from her past has gotten harder than he thought. Meanwhile, Edie Evans has been struggling to move on from her past for the past couple of years, ever since a traumatic experienced changed her life, she has been trying to start new ever since she ran away from home. No one knows what truly happened to her expect for the boy that once stood by her side all those years ago, but wanting to protect him she had to let him go. Now that they've been brought together, she doesn't know if they could ever have a relationship between hurting one another in the end. 

I enjoyed reading Wait, the writing in the book was unique, and so were the characters. Though we slowly find out what truly happened to the characters, it still managed to keep me intrigued. The plot has a lot of twist and turns that will definitely keep you reading non stop. As far as the characters go, they are both damaged souls that once they're together they are able to help each other move on. Austin is not only good looking, but he also is sweet and caring. His love for Edie is what had me rooting for them until the very end. Overall, if you're looking for a good romance story filled with a few rock stars and music in general, than I would highly recommend reading this book. :)

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***

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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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