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Where Lightning Strikes

(Bleeding Stars #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  6,108 ratings  ·  744 reviews
Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape.

For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No
ebook, 426 pages
Published March 22nd 2016 by A.L Jackson Books Inc. (first published March 1st 2016)
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Karen Mc
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where Lightning Strikes is an intense, intoxicating, and incredible story of epic love, the kind that strikes hard and fast like lightning, scorching the soul and crashing through the heart while emotions pour like a rain storm. This is not a typical rock star romance. This is a tale that’s full of feels. Like a kiss takes the breath, Where Lightning Strikes steals the feels. They are no longer yours. You. Are. Owned. By. This. Story.

Oh did Where Lightning Strikes strike me like a sucker punch:
A.L. Jackson
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: one-of-mine
Okay's always a weird thing rating my own books. But I do it here. Often after everything has been edited and formatted and ready to go and I've spent some time away from the characters who've lived inside my head for the better part of a year. Lyrik & Tamar quite literally consumed me. I spent time walking around in a daze as I thought about them, as their story grew within my mind and they became bigger and bigger pieces of my heart. I truly fell in love with them. With their stories ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars


Totally loving this series!

Lyric and Tamar haven't seen each other in seven months. Their best friends are getting married, bringing Lyric back to Savannah, Georgia. Tamar is not ready for his return. For that matter, she will never be ready. He is a force to be reckoned with and her defenses against his dominating presence are weakening.

This is a push/pull relationship to the nth degree! A love/hate relationship. A we're getting ready to go "Boom!" relationship
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it

I don't know why I waited so long to read anything from this author, but clearly I'm a bit insane. I started with this book because the blurb caught my attention more than the others, but I wasn't lost with the secondary characters at all, so it was fine to read as a standalone.

A.L Jackson's writing was almost poetic in a way, with word after word sucking me into this story until I was trapped for the rest of Lyrik and Tamar's journey. And it wasn't an easy one, not with both of them having toug
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

Such a beautiful and intoxicating story! A.L. Jackson blew me away with her beautiful writing and her unique characters. Her writing is poetic and lyrical, once you’ve read this book you won’t be able to stop yourself from wanting more and more. Where Lightning Strikes is intense, emotional and sweet.


Lyrik and Tamar are such different characters. Lyrik is the lead guitarist, and is known to be a manwhore, but when you get to know him better, you see him for the broken man he really is.
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
2.5 stars

This is one of those instances where the book gets better the further along you go. The problem is it takes way too long to get to the good stuff.

Tamar and Lyrik are a volatile, damaged pair. She’s a fiery bartender, living life on the run from a dangerous past. Lyrik is a hardened, womanizing lead guitarist of a popular rock band who is coping with his own private pain. Lyrik is determined to do whatever it takes to get in Tamar’s pants, while she is insistent on keeping her distance a
Olga therebelreader

I just expected more from the story than what I got. The up and down between the h and the H was great! Overall, the book had me feeling warm and fuzzies, with a bit of sadness. It was a really nice and sweet story. I am giving it only 3.5 stars because there was something missing for me and some part of it around 50-70% was a bit boring. I, also, felt like the overall plotline was a bit predictable.

In short:
Hero 4/5 | Heroine 4/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 3/5 | Writing Style 3/5 |
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Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Where Lightning Strikes is a beautifully written, heartbreakingly, real life story of love, suffering and forgiveness. The words flow off the pages like lyrical madness that sucked me in from the very beginning. As I stare at this screen and attempt to put all the feels into words, I don’t know that I will be able to do this book justice.

From the very beginning, my heart took up residence in my throat and stayed. My eyes were on the verge of leaking and the feels were off the charts. Feels that
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 brilliant and electric stars !!!


a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.

That's how I felt reading this book. Electric sparks flying everywhere between Lyrik and Tamar. The feelings were so vivid and intense. You'll feel light and airy one moment reading as these two fall in love. Then you'll be gutted and your heart will be bleeding due to the forces they're trying to fight th
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 photo fbf90d93f205d2a3ff9a96bbccaeb0_zpscph9o9cf.gif “Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the dense air? The crackling energy that bristles across your skin and shakes you to your bones? It’s as if nitrogen and oxygen have come alive. As if every element in the air is combustible. Explosive. ”

An intoxicating spellbinding read that will electrify and sing to your soul!!! A.L. Jackson will consume readers with her l
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
★★★★4 Stars★★★★

"Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins?

Tamar King has been in hiding for the past four years. Finally at a point where she's comfortable in her new life,she starts to let her guard down a little. Swearing off men entirely,she HATES her attraction to bad boy rock star Lyrik West. Knowing that he's nothing but trouble,Tamar fights their attraction at all costs until one day they both decide to just
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-books, romance
Whew! That was close. I was really worried that Lyrik would edge Sebastian out as my favorite Sunder rocker. Although I enjoyed this book a lot, Baz is still my fave. Where Lightning Strikes is a bit darker than the first two books in the series, but no less enjoyable.

Here's the breakdown: Lyrik and Tamar have been dancing around each other since the Sunder band members took up residence in Savannah. They're both wounded souls who refuse to get attached, so they never pursued a relationship.
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★A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel★
★Release date: March 22nd 2016★

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Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ooookaaaayy!! This was amazing.

My favorite of the series. I was always picking up the hints from the previous books that Tamar and Lyrik would have their moment. What a fucking moment it was. More than a moment. More than forever. If there is any two beings that are meant to be one in this world, it is Tamar And Lyrik. She felt his pull before they ever even met. Before she even knew who he was. The songs of his soul called her name. Simply fate that they would find each other. Written long bef
Chris- Bookaddict
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Lyrik & Tamar's story so damn much.... so much compassion, love, heartache, suffering, forgiveness.... ...more
2 stars

Not a fan of this one. This is not what I've come to expect from Ms. Jackson :(
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 amazing "You sing my soul" 🌟🌟🌟🌟!!
Aug 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-but-not-read
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Where Lightning Strikes by AL Jackson
4.5 stars!!

“Sometimes fear shouts so loudly it drowns out everything else.”

Once again AL Jackson totally captivated me with her poetical and lyrical prose and totally submersed me into Lyrik and Tamar’s story. A story of two broken people that had the potential to heal one and another. A gravitational pull, side glances and a love to hate relationship all encapsulated into a story of putting the past to rest and living for the now. These two have
Wow, so good.

Where Lightning Strikes is the third book of the Bleeding Stars series. Oh lord, this thing has been amazing! I have completely devoured book 2 and 3 AND I can't wait for book 4! I don't know what it is about this series or author, but the feels man. So many freaking feelings. I wasn't prepared at all.

In it, you will meet Lyrik and Tamar. Interesting names for interesting people. Tamar is a spunky bartender who is currently escaping from a painful past. Then there's Lyrik who is th
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, arc, 2016
**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**


"Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes?"

We met Tamar and Lyrik in A Stone in the Sea. This book is their story. The moment Tamar met Lyrik she started acting differently. In the previous books we got to see Tamar as a tough girl who didn't need anything or anyone, especially from guys. Lyrik had been trying to get with her for about a year but was unsuccessful. In the last couple of years Tamar has build a wall around her a
Heather Pollock
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, rocker
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Where Lightning Strikes
by A.L. Jackson


Warning if you suffer from a heart condition. Be forewarned that you may have heart palpitations! Due to the excessive heart clenching ride that you are about to experience!
Also, you should at times carry a box of tissues with you! Do to excessive crying that will accrue during this book!

“Where Lightning Strik
Pam Nelson
5 Where Lighting Strikes Stars

Ok I am putting it out there… The first 2 books in the series were just ok for me. But this book hot damn! I loved it. I mean yes! Finally we get the band/brothers feel, and friends.

I think that’s what I was waiting for with the other two books. We get a little bit of it but not like this book this book they were an integrate part of the story. And I loveeeed that.

We get Tamar’s pain and anguish right away but we also know there is something going on with Lyric we
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This is the third book in the Bleeding Stars series, and OMG, my poor heart!!! This is a chemistry-filled, angsty (yet swoony) love story between two incredibly damaged people - both of them hiding their true selves, and the source of all of their pain - but they find something amazing together. It’s heartbreaking and raw, but wow, it’s a beautiful story.

Tamar King has been through hell. She’s on the run from her real life and for four years she has been hiding out in Savannah, slinging d
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Kindred Spirits are two people that make a special connection by sharing a bond that has joined them by the means of an experience that has drawn them together on a higher level of consciousness. This connection can be from the same experience at the same time or two separate experiences similar in nature. -

This is how I think of Lyrik & Tamar. Individually they have been through experiences that have shaped their behavior, thoughts, decisions and lives. It is this that seem
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have found my new favorite book by this author and a new all time favorite. I loved this story so much. It was an emotional read about two broken people but it was such a beautiful story of how they made each other whole again!! "You sing my soul"....ahhh I will never forget this story!! I'll be sad when I finish this series!!!
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great story! LOVED Tamar and her courage to overcome her horrendous past. Lyric - although we finally understand the reasons for his atrocious behavior to Tamar at the end of the book - never clicked. He was so hot and cold to the extreme. I think it would have worked better had we known more about what drove his actions earlier in the story.
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5, You sing my soul, Stars!!

"Like an aurora of dancing, captivating lights that turned out to be nothing but a black hole. Consuming life and light. Those near-black eyes caught mine, almost stopping me in my tracks as they glimmered with that same dark mischief, as if any moment he would strike. Reach out and take me in his grips. Devour and destroy and desolate."

"There were some wounds that went too deep they could never be erased. But God, I wanted him to try. To erase some of this acute lone
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

I loved it.
It was way too long though. Way too much poetic thinkings and blaahs.
And the worst thing is Lyric never starting a sentence with the word a sentence is supposed to begin - like I or something like that...HORRIBLE ... But still - it was a very sexy and moving rockstar romance! I cried a lot. But it should've been 80 pages shorter! I can't wait for Ash's book, but Austin is next. I hope I'll have time for him soon!


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Grab her latest stand-alone, FALLING INTO YOU, free with Kind

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Bleeding Stars (6 books)
  • A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars, #1)
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