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Drowning to Breathe Audiobook

Drowning to Breathe: Bleeding Stars Series #2

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Publisher's Summary

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about 10 miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he'd caused, not find more of it. The moment he met Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweetness and innocence something that went deeper. Darker. Their relationship was built on secrets, their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending. Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he's come to love to protect Shea and his family.

©2015 A. L. Jackson Books, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor

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    Liz Jackson 01-28-16
    Liz Jackson 01-28-16
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    "I Really wanted to love this book"

    Even with all of the mixed reviews and me not liking the 1st book, I still wanted to give this book a chance. This certainly wasn't the worst book but it wasn't one of my favorites. I struggled during some of the parts to refrain from fast forwarding because some parts would drone on and on uneccesarily. Other parts were really good and interesting. It was just a constant 'peak and valley' of a book that struggled to maintain my attention as I struggled to get through it so that I could move on to the next book in my list.

    Even Sebastian Yorks' narration couldn't save this book and that's saying alot, he makes even some of the worst books better just by the sound of his voice.

    Overall this isn't a terrible book by any means and if you liked the 1st book or just want to give this book a chance, absolutely take the plunge. However if you are on the fence like I was, don't waste your money or a credit on this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael Phoenix, AZ USA 11-27-16
    Rachael Phoenix, AZ USA 11-27-16
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    "Great sequel!"

    I HAD to pick this book up after the ending on book one.. RIGHT AWAY.. That ending.. wicked and heart breaking.

    The first story was great, but this one.. this one by far passed it! I didn't think it would, but the more the story unfolded, the more I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.

    There is love and sex, which was the sweet part of the story... and then there is the rest.. There is time when my stomach twisted because of the horrible things that we were finding out and the things that were happening! This poor couple and the sweet little girl that gets caught in the middle....

    I will say that the words being repeated THREE times ALL the time got to be a bit much, but I will COMPLETELY applaud the narrators for making it as bearable as possible, but it was distracting and annoying at times through both books. However, the other aspects of the book were so great I can't mark down on the rating because of it.

    Again Andi Arndt and Sebastian York did a FANTASTIC job with this story and I really have gotten to the point where I will pick up almost any book they do together because they add so much to the story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-10-15

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    "Terrible"
    What would have made Drowning to Breathe better?

    The narrators were incredible, which is why I bought both this and the previous book in the series. An editor would have been beneficial to remove the constant repetition contained in the internal dialogue.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A . L. Jackson again?

    Not likely.


    Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, both are incredible.


    What character would you cut from Drowning to Breathe?

    It's hard to consider which character if any should be cut. It was a disastrous mess, altogether.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 12-08-15
    Andrea 12-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful fish to their love story"

    I love these characters the readers bring Baz and Shay to life. This a beautifully poetic story. I read lots of books in this genera but this quiet simple story touched my heart.
    Let's also give major kudos to Sebastian York his voice makes Baz that much sexier.
    Thank you A.L. Jackson for this gift in storytelling it was light, dark, heavy, soft and sang with delicate thoughtful poetry. I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-25-16
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 01-25-16 Member Since 2017

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "A RIVETTING ROLLER-COASTER ROCKER ROMANCE"

    Before I started this second part of Sebastian and Shea's love story, I went back and listened to book 1 A Stone In The Sea again.... and I'm so so glad I did because it's been months (and lots of books) since I listened to it and I'd forgotten so much of the intricacies to the backstory in this riveting and totally addictive Duet. There is a lot of drama and angst in this second part to their sizzling romance - as well as passion, pain, heartache, tension, sex, secrets and revelations.

    The handsome and sexy Rock sensation that is Sebastian (Baz) has so many toxic hang-ups, conflicts and demons rattling around in his head which build up and drives him to take action..... in the name of love and revenge. Shea, who has past and present demons of her own, has to step in to uncover the truths hidden in her past..... to save her soul-mate, to save herself and to secure a HEA future for all.

    There are twists and surprises as well as a tender, obsessive and all consuming romance between two very likeable characters and the storyline has other interesting characters weaving throughout this well written love story. Dual POV's and the narrators brought the whole thing to life so each scene could be easily imagined and each character could be easily visualized as the chapters deliciously unravelled.

    Worth a credit? Yes, very enjoyable, very entertaining and very creditworthy...... and you lucky listeners won't have to wait months, as so many of us did, after the torturous cliffhanger at the end of book 1. Book 3 in this series will be a standalone, will be about Lyrik (another member of Sunder) and will be added to my iPhone just as soon as it's released on Audible..... hopefully quickly followed by all the rest.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Gardner 12-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVE IT!"

    great series. suspence, sweet love, hit sex and a really good story. A must read, but read STONE IN THE SEA a super great 1st book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 01-27-17
    Leesa 01-27-17 Member Since 2016

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Lovely Story"

    This was well written. I love it when a book moves me into emotions and this one did not disappoint. Well worth the credit.

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    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-26-17
    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 01-26-17 Member Since 2010

    A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook- and I always have an opinion to share.

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    "Second Book Better than the First"

    There was no question that I'd listen to this book after the cliffhanger in book one. And thankfully, this book was much better. Despite the ebb and flow of the action, pacing was off, the story was entertaining. There was so much getting in the way for this couple but in the end, there was love. Narrators Arndt and York did a great job and made this an even better experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Talbot Levittown NY 01-23-17
    Theresa Talbot Levittown NY 01-23-17
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    "My Two Pennies"

    Book 1 was great BUT book 2 is just so much more. We get deep into the past of Shea and it's heartbreaking but absolutely necessary to learn what happened to her when she was younger. Baz is such a passionate man, the way he steps up to protect and defend his family and loved ones is nothing short of beautiful and heartwarming. Loved the path the story took and was such a wonderful conclusion to these two. This is a must read after reading A Stone In The Sea, you'll want to jump right in.

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    Jonella A. Moore 01-09-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Sigh..."

    AL Jackson has become one of my favorite authors. This conclusion to A Stone In The Sea was just meltingly perfect. True love conquers the most forbidding problems and Shae & Bas finally get their happy future. Truly lovely ending and I hope she writes stories for Ash, Zee and Austin.

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    "Awesome read"

    Wow another great instalment of this series, loved the storyline and the characters. Looking forward to the next book. Would highly recommend this author

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  • Patricia
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    "Brilliant"

    This book and its predecessor are brilliant. Love both voices. Sad when it was over. Great story.

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  • haley
    12/23/15
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    "disappointed "

    loved loved 1st book been waiting for 2nd book for ages...this book is a disappointment never known a book to yaba yaba so much pointless useless chatter pointless information I was forced to.forward alot of this book to get to the action a big let down naraters saved this book to be honest any other narater.and it would have been.removed.. such a shame.nothing like book 1 what happend? maybe a different wrighter... style of book 1 and 2 are world's apart...Sorry I could not rant how great this book is like I did with.book 1.

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