REVIEW – WAIT (Bleeding Stars, #4) by A.L. Jackson

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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.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”That first night you came to me I was so lost. I was terrified to live, Austin. Terrified to feel. But you broke through all those barriers. You made me remember what it felt like to hope. What it felt like to believe.”


This is the fourth installment of the Bleeding Stars series and each book can be read as a standalone. The series revolves around the lives of each member of the band called SUNDER. I have never read anything by A.L. Jackson but I’ve always wanted to and since WAIT is a second chance romance with a Rock Star I just had to give this one a try. I really struggled with this book. I had been reading it for three nights and honestly for the first 60%, I was so disconnected and unhappy with the story, I almost gave up. I even contemplated skipping to the last two chapters and putting this behind me. Something told me to proceed on and I am so grateful that I listened to that little voice in my head. From the 60% mark and on, WAIT became an entirely different book for me and my enjoyment of it increased ten times over!! I actually am looking forward to the next book!!

Austin Stone and Edie Evans are the younger siblings to a couple of the members of the rock band, SUNDER. They were romantically involved a few years back but when Austin accidently reveals a secret that he swore to keep for Edie, she is so disillusioned that she ends up leaving town. Edie was the only one who was able to bring light into Austin’s life and without her, there is nothing to keep him from sliding back into the horrible depths of depression and guilt. Early on we learn what Edie’s secret is and are only given bits and pieces of what is haunting Austin. I was trying so hard to figure out what could possibly be tormenting him because for more than half of the story it was a struggle for me to feel anything for Austin. What I hypothesized barely even scratched the surface!!


When the haunting and painful pasts of both Austin and Edie are finally revealed, I started to connect with these characters and this story. My heart opened up wide to the both of them and it was from that moment on that their actions made perfect sense to me. I also fell in love with the author’s lyrical writing style. It felt like the story was being told to us through a beautiful song.

WAIT is definitely a slow building story of love, loss, and second chances. I promise that once the story picks up, it will be virtually impossible to put down. You will be rooting for these characters to finally have their HEA!!


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