Type: Contemporary, Series, Book 4, Works as a stand-alone, Rock stars, Prose so poetic!
My Review: I remember reading A Stone in the Sea not that long ago - I had the day off, and I figured I would read a couple chapters before getting some chores done. And nope - I was glued to the page. The story just felt so.. deep, so emotional, I had to know what was going to happen. And Wait is exactly the same. From the very beginning, I was sucked into the gravitational field of these two characters. They were circling each other, and I couldn't step away. I'm sure my coworkers were getting really sick of all my grumbling since I couldn't keep reading after my break was over.
A.L. Jackson is one of those authors I know I love, and I add everything she writes to my TBR list. And yet every time I pick up a new book by her, I am shocked at how poetic the language is. Her writing style so accurately reflects the characters' emotions that I can't help but feel elated, scared, loved... whatever else she makes poor Edie and Austin go through. And while I love it so much, I also want to shake the author and beg her to stop torturing these poor characters! They need their happy endings, and they so deserve them.
Guys, seriously - read this series. Or at least read Wait... but really though, read the whole series. If you like your heroes tortured, if you like your rock stars with a shattered soul - look no further. A.L. Jackson delivers, every time.
Cover Lovin': I love this cover! And it fits so smoothly in with the rest of the series.
Recommendation: Wait can totally work as a stand-alone, but trust me - you'll want to read the rest of them as well. A.L. Jackson knows how to get under your skin.
Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!!! Couldn't put it down, and I already want to read it all over again. Or maybe go back to A Stone in the Sea and work my way forward.
Make sure to get your copy of Wait and the rest of the Bleeding Stars novels today!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~
Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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"Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent...5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars .” Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog
"A beautifully written story about broken hearts and unshakable longing, about second chances and third chances and a whispered hope for a happily ever after. Intensely felt on every level, Edie and Austin’s story will own you." Vilma, Vilma’s Book Blog
“Beautiful. Sexy. Dripping with tenderness. I felt the emotion in this story all the way to my toes.” Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author“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.” Molly McAdams, NYT Bestselling Author
“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. Shit. 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. Shit. 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. Alive. She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together. Motherfuck. 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. Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson - Sign up to receive her newsletter http://bit.ly/NewsFromALJackson or text “jackson” to 96000 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
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