Wednesday, August 24, 2016

[Review and Excerpt Tourl] Wait by A.L. Jackson

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A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel
By A.L. Jackson
Release Day – August 23

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.  Sexy.  Kind.  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.  Alluring.  Tempting.  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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Wait by A.L. Jackson was not a book that I was prepared to read. For some reason I had this vision for Austin but that is not what was delivered to me. What I got in Wait was something totally unexpected and raw. I had not clue about the journey that I was going to embark when I started Wait. When I began this book I was taken on this crazy emotional journey. I loved how this book developed and grew. 

Austin made me a little crazy in the previous books. That is totally because I didn't understand or know much about his character. Now that I KNOW him, I felt his anger, pain, and struggle. I love how A.L. Jackson made him into a character that was troubled, but she wrote him with such keen understanding and compassion that I completely fell for Austin. He just had this air about him that drew me to this broken boy, just like Edie was drawn to him.

Edie was also beautifully written, though I did have some issues with her. I thought that she got spooked and ran so easily away from things but I do understand why. She had a lot of issues with herself and I felt so incredibly angry and sad for her. The things that she deals with in this book are intense. But as Edie and Austin were drawn together I felt my love grow for Edie because of the way she was around Austin. I felt that connection between these two and they were definitely better together. Edie and Austin are meant to be. 

I went into Wait expecting so much and I finished with more emotions than I planned to experience. A.L. Jackson really knows how to write these beautiful broken boys and give them a story of wonder. I am so ready to read more of these beautiful characters in her next book.


“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.”
About A.L. Jackson

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 or text “jackson” to 96000 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
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