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Wait: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From a NYT and USA Today best-selling 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.

©2016 A.L. Jackson (P)2016 A.L. Jackson

What the Critics Say

"5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars." (Bookalicious Babes Blog)

"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, even after the words have ended." (Molly McAdams, NYT best-selling author)

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    Cyndi Marie Michigan 09-14-16
    Cyndi Marie Michigan 09-14-16 Member Since 2016

    Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.

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    "Series just gets better with every book!"

    Another great book in this series!!! AL Jackson is an amazing author, she tells us such great stories and this one is at the top of the list for me! I loved the story line, the characters, the drama and the romance! This book has it all! Austin & Edie are so completely broken, I loved that they find a way with each other. Both of their stories are so heartbreaking and now I completely understand why they are both such damaged people. I started this book out thinking about Austin and his past with drugs so I was expecting a completely different plot and I have to say this one blew me away. The epilogue...oh the epilogue... Yep I may have cried a little because it was beautiful. I can't wait for the next Sunder Boy <3

    The narration was great!! Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt were perfect for these characters, they

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-06-16
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 09-06-16 Member Since 2016

    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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    "THIS IS NO ORDINARY SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE"

    I know I need to find words to describe this listen but words like fantastic, brilliant, well written, hypnotic, heartbreakingly beautiful and riveting just aren't enough and won't begin to cover the emotional journey that Edie and Austin travelled before they got their wonderful HEA ending.

    The story is told in the present but also their broken pasts are slowly unearthed with thought provoking Chapters revealing what haunts Edie and Austin and what drama tore these two devoted friends apart for 4 long and lonely years. It must have been Fate that put them in the same place at the same time... but it would be up to them to seek forgiveness, to forgive, to trust and to let love back into their lives. However, the past, together with the shocking secrets that had been so tightly kept, were going to resurface again, be revealed and someone was going to make the same devastating mistake all over again.

    A.L. Jackson has such a way with words that her Chapters are deep, emotional, poetic, heartfelt, raw, painful, beautiful, haunting and very moving works of art. I've loved this series so far... but this fourth book took my breath away because Edie and Austin's stories were so well described, tragic, intense, sweet and moving. My heart broke time and time again for these two damaged soul mates as they struggled to find themselves from the wreckage of their lives... and to help each other heal and become whole again.

    Worth a credit? A story where I craved every Chapter and every word, dual POV's and some great narration which brought this book, and it's characters, to life and made this, for me, a 10 star listen.... so, YES very creditworthy. If you're a romance lover then let A.L. Jackson sweep you off your feet with this moving and very powerful story of broken characters, broken promises, broken hearts, love.... and the beauty of second chances.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 09-11-16
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 09-11-16 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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    "Emotionally Packed, Gripping and Poetic!"

    Wow! A.L. Jackson skillfully writes a beautiful story about two damaged souls. The plot was well thought out and written, and keeps the listener in suspense, while the scenes alternate between the present and past. It's been years since Edie and Austin have seen each other. They both ran from their past for different reasons. Their reunion is rocky, but as they start to rekindle the flame, we are taken back to their past through a series of flashbacks. When their darkest moments are revealed, it will break your heart, but by the end, their love will piece it back together.

    Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber's performance was OUTSTANDING! They did a great job on all the different characters, and emotions.

    Between the beautiful poetic heart breaking romance, and flawless narration, there's no mystery why this audio is currently a best seller on Audible. Well worth a credit, but I took advantage of my KU and added whispersync.

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    Irene M. Timm 09-15-16 Member Since 2016

    My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))

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    "Too much melodrama"

    Yes, too much melodrama, not enough substance. You can only hear so much declaiming of "Woe is me". It's a fine balance to present the depth of a characters angst without going overboard. A good story also has more action - activity to balance that angst and bring it out in stages. I can understand the depth of Austin's tortured soul because of the direct effect of his actions in his brother's death. Having been excruciatingly shy as a young girl-woman, I can feel for Edie. I understand that she would feel humiliation, but not the level of victimhood she wallows in. I bought the kindle with audio & listened many times, but can't say I liked the story enough to recommend. Male narration was a little too wooden.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 09-06-16
    Maggie SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 09-06-16 Member Since 2007
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    "great series!"

    This is really a great series! awesome narrators and story! it is a Stand alone, but gives awesome insight into Austin.

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    lisatom 09-01-16
    lisatom 09-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "keeps you on the edge of your seat"

    loved Edie and Austins story. it kept on the edge of my sest and book hangover.

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    Amazon Customer 09-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!!"

    I loved the story of Austin and Edie. their love for each other amazing even through all the hurt. They still found each other again. if was faith.

    I'm curious to read about Ashes story. He seems lonely but yet probably full of love that special someone. Can't wait!!

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    Amy Eisenhardt 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eh. Next."

    Way too melodramatic! Liked Webber's voice, very blushworthy while listening. Arndt is one of my favorites. The story, however, was a disappointment. I expected so much depth to Austin's story. Unfortunately, it was filled with "the stars aligned, the world moved and I saw a shooting star at the exact moment " without much insight into the characters. Kind of bummed! :(

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    kim magee 09-21-16
    kim magee 09-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    What a snoozer! So disappointed 😞 a waste of money imho. Just not for me I guess.

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    chicago 09-21-16
    chicago 09-21-16
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    "Sweet storyline loved it could not stop listening"

    I do love a good love story. you will not be disappointed. it's worth the listen

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    This series is really wonderful. I dread reaching the end of each story & can't wait for the next

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