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Stand: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    Jonella A. Moore 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    Kimberly McFadden Philadelphia, PA 07-20-17
    Kimberly McFadden Philadelphia, PA 07-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    Tricia 07-06-17
    Tricia 07-06-17
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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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    Robin 06-30-17
    Robin 06-30-17
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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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    christina 10-01-17
    christina 10-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "such a great story"

    I loved it! lots of twist and turns but what an epic love story! I'm sorry the series is over.

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    Amazon Customer 10-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love, love, love AL Jackson!!!"

    Loved this series!!!! Love the characters, I cannot get enough of these Rock n roll family!! Sad the series is over!

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    Amazon Customer 09-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing series!!!"

    Amazing series!!! read them in order it will make the books much more enjoyable. although you don't have to.

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    Tara 09-13-17
    Tara 09-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst Book I have EVER listened to on audible"
    What disappointed you about Stand?

    There was really no plot, the book dragged on and on, the male lead was the most boring individual I've ever encountered. The story was boring. I could go on but I just want to put this book in my past and never look back.


    What could A.L. Jackson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Everything! You could see where this book was going from the beginning. There was no wondering what was going to happen or if they characters were going to be together. One chapter them weren't together and the next chapter they were in love.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


    What character would you cut from Stand?

    Avril


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    Christine Kieran 09-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Refreshing"

    This is the 2nd book by this author I have listened to. I thought it would be a typical romance novel but I was wrong. The first book was the story of Ash and Willow which their storyline continues in the background. I like how this author incorporates the romance, the sexual tension build up, the sex scenes, and yet has plot twists and mystery you don't see coming and to top It off the narrators are awesome! They sound the part and Zachary Webber has the best voice so much so I did a search for all his narrations. I have to say the one draw back was my first book was Stay with Willow and Ash and had the same narrators which took me aback at first since I didn't like Zee to have the same voice as his band mate Ash. It was weird at first but then I got over it since I like the voice so much. Lol

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    "Awesome story"

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

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