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From NYT and USA Today Best-selling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars stand-alone novel...

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he'll never regret fighting for her...

I'm Zee Kennedy.

Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.

When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I've been fighting for.

For six years, I've never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she's become my greatest temptation.

I knew better than to touch her, but now that I've had a taste, I can't get enough.

Her kiss becomes my air. Her body, my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.

One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she's worth the fight.

Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and stand...

©2017 A.L. Jackson (P)2017 A.L. Jackson

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 06-17-17

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING ON EVERY LEVEL

A.L.Jackson is a phenomenal author.. she gives you a gripping masterpiece that's full of intense feels, has wonderful multi-layered characters, gives you detailed descriptions for each and every scene, her writing is, at times, almost poetic and you can feel the zing of chemistry between the h/h. In this final book it's Sunder's sexy celibate drummer Zee whose turn it is to get a HEA.. but he's emotionally damaged by his actions seven years earlier and he can't forgive himself or lay to rest the demons that haunt him still. However, when he courageously and selflessly saves a damsel in distress, he will eventually be saved too.. but it won't be easy, it won't be without a lot of heartache, it won't be without a shocking twist.. and it won't be without finally forgiving himself. But it will definitely be worth it.

Alexis has a serious situation.. and it's becoming more and more dangerous too - her twin sister got lured into the seedy underworld of drugs so Alexis only sees her when she wants money.. whether it's to buy more drugs or for her greedy pimp Alexis doesn't know. But, every time she tries to talk her twin into getting help, unfortunately Alexis hits resistance.. her sister's in too deep and is constantly afraid - but Alexis still lovingly tries to save her. This backfires on Alexis big time one evening with dire consequences but thankfully a total stranger hears her screams, comes to her rescue, puts his own life on the line and saves her. Then he vows to always protect her but, despite their chemistry, he's determined not to bed her, won't share his secrets, can't love her or let her in. However, they have a lot more in common than that frightening evening but getting to know the man, getting to know his truths and getting to know the demons that are tormenting him is an impossible challenge.. but Alexis isn't going to give up.. not on him or her twin sister.

It's a tragic tale, an emotional and powerful plot.. and it's a beautiful love story all rolled into one very addictive and compelling book. The chemistry between both the h/h and the other band members/wives/kids really came across so well and they eventually became one big happy family in the end. The emotional struggles that Zee went through because he didn't feel worthy of Alexis were all in vain because, in the end, love and Alexis beautiful soul, saved the sinner from himself. Dual POV and wonderful narration means this book, like all the others from A.L. Jackson, was very addictive, entertaining, emotionally gripping, multi-layered and beautiful.

Worth a credit? Absolutely yes.. and it's with a heavy heart that I say adeu to all the members of Sunder and their wives.. each and every one of your Bleeding Star stories have touched my heart.

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"No Fear, Just Life"

This final book in the Bleeding Stars series was just awesome writing. I was so glad to finally see Zee get his story, which explained a lot of the missing pieces in the tapestry that the brilliant AL Jackson has created. I love that he found Alexis and that she helps bring him out of the darkness that haunted him ever since his older brother died. The love story is poignant and heartwarming. This has been one of the best audiobook series I've ever listened to, but you should listen to the books in order so that you don't lose all the pieces and get confused. The narration was perfect and the ending was too.

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  • KimMcF
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • 07-20-17

Lush, Languid and Captivating

Jackson pulls you in and you don't want it end. The prose conveys the feelings and mood of each scene in exquisite detail so you can see and feel what's going on.

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Just couldn't get into it

When I read the description for this book, it did not indicate it was apart of a series. And I don't know if you really needed to listen to the others first but I found this book confusing and just hard to get into. And it was hard to pay attention when the male reader rambled on and on.

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For younger kids

Couldn't stand the way Alexis kept calling Z a boy. Yuck. Just to juvenile. Forced myself to finish. Will return this. To much over describing everything. Silly.

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Wow

Where can I find the men of Sunder for real? I hope that there will be a follow up book.

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Excellent series

Loved this series and am missing it already! I don't feel that any of the six books was a weak link. Very engaging.

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  • EV
  • 02-14-18

YES

What every woman’s heart, soul and body sings for. This whole series, just yes, yes, yes!

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I loved this series

I felt all the love, joy and emotion in all the characters. I would listen to this again. I didn't want it to end.

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What an ending!

Heart wrenching, happy, hot..there are just too many adjectives that can be used to describe this culmination of the Bleeding Stars series. Here I thought Lyrik was my favorite, but he is nothing compared to this hero that AL Jackson has created. Zee is the outsider, the one that has taken the place of his brother after Mark overdosed. He has so many secrets, it's almost impossible to keep track of who he really is. But deep down, this tortured man is the most beautiful of the Sunder men. Alexis meets Zee under the most horrible circumstances, and immediately we see the true man that he is. And the instant connection that these to have is permanent. But will it be enough to get them through? So much has happened since the death of Mark, and so much guilt is carried by Zee. I couldn't imagine how it was going to all play out. Jackson has skillfully written a heart rendering story, with feelings of elation, sadness and of course off the charts heat and chemistry. She also brings in all the characters from the series in this book, bringing us back in the fold of this tight knit family and giving us the most incredible of endings. While it's a little sad to have it end, this series has been one of the most satisfying that I have listened to.

With the narration by Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber, it was magnificently brought to life and brought all the emotional turmoil and happiness right to my heart.

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  • Mrs D Rowland
  • 08-26-17

Awesome story

Another awesome story in this wonderfully written and narrated series. Would highly recommend series and this incredible author

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  • Sam
  • 01-25-18

Heartbreaking!

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WOWW !!! Zee’s story is full of sacrifices and secrets ! My heart broke for his regrets and self loathing ! I loved that Zee made himself Alexis’s protector from the very beginning. I really loved Alexis as a heroine - she never once gave up and trying to break through Zee’s armour. My only qualm was AL Jackson’s narrative - repetitive words, and overuse of the terms “this girl, that boy, that girl, this boy“.

Loved Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber’s narration!