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(Bleeding Stars #4)

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From NYT & USA Today bestselling 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.
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
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published August 21st 2016 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc.
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Karen Mc
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“The truth is, I gave my heart away a long time ago. My whole heart. And I never really got it back.” ~Sweet Home Alabama

Have you ever read a story that has stolen your soul? Has a book broken your heart, hitting it so hard, that even after it’s mended, its pieces are still stuck in the story? I gave my heart to Wait where it still remains long after I turned the last page. I gave my soul to this story—as if I had a choice—for it to be sucked in like a song, dragging me in, pulling me under, lik
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”That first night you came to me I was so lost. I was terrified to live, Austin. Terrified to feel. But you broke through all those barriers. You made me remember what it felt like to hope. What it felt like to believe.”

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This is the fourth installment of the Bleeding Stars series and each book can be read as a standalone. The series revolves around the lives of each member of the band called SUNDER. I have never read anything by A.L.
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

Beautiful, Yet Tormented Austin Gets His Second Chance!

Three years, Austin. Three years gone. I gave my life to you, and then I gave you the space you asked for. Now I need you. It's time."

I have been on a wonderful journey with the boys of the rock band "Sunder" and anxiously awaited reading Austin's story. The boy who always wears a hoodie to try to hide his guilt, his fears, his misery. He is the younger brother of the band's lead singer, Sebastian Stone, who was introduced in
A.L. Jackson
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: one-of-mine
I'm super excited to bring you WAIT! ...more
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
After starting this series with A Stone in the Sea, I couldn't wait to get Austin's story most. The lost, troubled, beautiful boy. But he ain't no boy anymore though in this story.

This story is full of sadness, pasts full of horrific events, heartbreaking circumstances. It's a story of two lost souls, about a love so strong it can overcome and heal anything and anyone.

Austin has lived with losing his other half of his soul, his twin brother in a tragic accident. He's carried the blame on him
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

****4 Stars****

“I wished upon every damned star in the sky for a second chance. For something I could do to truly make it right when I’d done her so fucking wrong. To be good enough for this girl who was so obviously created for me.”


“Wait” is the first book I have read by A. L. Jackson and I really enjoyed it. “Wait” is book four in the “Bleeding Stars” series but can be read as a standalone. I found it to be very well written and quite emotional. It is a story about love, loss and unimagina
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

"He's been my safety.
My haven.

A.L. Jackson delivers one of the most intense, poetic, beautiful, emotional and sweet stories I have ever read! I was emotional while I was reading it aching for both characters needing to see them happy. From the very first moment I felt connected to the characters.8


"But you gotta know I've never wanted anything..anyone..the way I want you."

I was excited and anxious for Austin's story not sure what to expected but OMG it was everything. I loved him
Molly McAdams
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will admit, for the first time in my reading relationship with AL Jackson, I was a little apprehensive about the story I knew she planned to write ... because I knew who it was about. I knew I didn't much care for the hero she had in mind...

He wasn't someone who had been awful and needed to redeem himself, I had just never cared for him and was more than happy to never have to see him again. Not that that would stop me from reading something of AL's.

And then she threw him in my face by writing
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it
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Wait is a second chance romance featuring a hot musician and a broken woman. Austin and Edie were the best of friends when they were younger and shared everything with each other. But when Austin betrayed her trust Edie ran and the two remained separated for years. Now Austin has also left home and a chance encounter brings these two together once again when they end up in the same town. But Austin broke her trust once and Edie isn't sure she can give him that a
Wil Loves Books!
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Sadly I didn't like this one at all. You know I love my second chances, and Take This Regret is one of my favorites ever, but not Wait. First I started and stopped too many times, for some reason I couldn't deal with the writing style even though I've read and loved some of this author's books before. There was so much inner dialogue and some much purple prose. And Edie, I just couldn't connect with her one bit, not that I didn't feel sorry for her hard life, I just couldn't connect with her and ...more
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“I’ll wait. I've been waiting for you forever.”

With every new A.L. Jackson novel that I read, I become more and more accustomed to surrendering all control over my own heart to the sheer power of her sublime prose—letting myself just float on the gentle waves of her words, towards the crest of an angsty swell or the calm, quiet horizon of hope—her every sentence capable of evoking an emotion. And this book stands as further proof that her prose remains ever-changing, ever-transformin
3.75/5 stars

Wait Video Review:

It's no secret I love my NA books, so when the publicity manager of A.L. Jackson got in contact with me asking if I was interested in reading and reviewing this book I, of course, said yes. Now this is the fourth book apart of the Bleeding Stars series which is an NA companion series. Sadly, I haven't read the others or any other book by A.L. Jackson BUT after finishing Wait. I now want to read her other works since I had suc
3 stars

To me, this is one of those books that are pretty good while reading it, but next week I won't be able to tell you what it was about. That's how I've felt with the whole Bleeding Stars series. And I can't pinpoint what my problem is. But I just can't seem to really connect with the characters.

There is no doubt that this is a talented author. I've always been a fan of her work. The storyline is heartbreaking and the characters are passionate, well fleshed out and quite likeable.

Maybe it wa
J. Grayland
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the continuation of the romances for the boy's from the band Sunder and this one follows lead singer Sebastian's little brother Austin who has always carried the guilt of the death of his twin brother Julien when they were kids then he collides with Eadie, his childhood love who carries her own scars some that were unintentionally inflicted by Austin himself. Can they find each other again and heal the pain? Can they have a future together?. I would have to admit it was a little slow in ...more
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Wait (Bleeding Stars #4) by AL Jackson
3.5 stars!!!

“All the years we lost still belonged to you.”

AL Jackson always delivers an emotional read and this was no different. As usual AL Jackson’s writing style was stunning, beautiful poetic prose that totally consumes you with every word you read, that draws you into the characters and the situations that they find themselves in. Two broken characters that had both had more than their fair share of hurt and it seemed that life wasn’t done
Lea ★
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of second chance romance
ARC kindly provided by InkSlingerPR in exchange for my honest review.

Wow! Just wow! I'm speechless...
I think I'm broken after reading this. Can someone please fix me?
A.L. Jackson is an amazing storyteller and this was an amazing emotional journey from the beginning to the end. I was hooked from the prologue.
It took me a few days to read it because I had to process some of the parts of the book.
I kept thinking about it during the day, and that is always a good sign.
Her writing style is so m
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
4.5 stars

‘In the instant that you love someone, in the second that the hammer hits, reality runs up your spine and the pieces finally fit’ – The One by Elton John

That song was playing in my head when I was reading this story. Austin and Edie are two people whose lives are a jigsaw with missing pieces, pieces that need to be found so that they can fit back together in the life they were meant to have together.

Austin has been carrying guilt and regret around with him since he was 8 years old. A tr
1-Click Addict Support Group
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Please note: We had two reviewers read this book, and their opinions differed a little. Our star rating is a approximate average of the two, so read on to see what they had to say. That's books, right?!

I'm still trying to get my emotions in check after reading Austin and Edie's story. They had me going from crying to laughing, then on to begging, hoping they would be able to find their happiness. I'll be honest, when I read the prologue I knew this was going to be an emotional read, and I re
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

"She is his strength and he is her weakness.
This time he wont let her go."

Wait by A.L Jackson is one of the most intense, emotional and beautiful story I have ever read. It held too much power and emotion that I was lost in the story devouring every word and savoring every moment. Words per words..lines per lines shows evidence how the story will grab you and pull you right into the book gripping your heart and making you feel every pain they went through. It is far one
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
AL Jackson is notorious for her emotion-laden storylines, her descriptive prose, her captivating characterization. Her stories are heavy with inner monologue and vivid imagery, demanding the reader be swept away by every crackle of attraction, held captive by every ounce of heartbreak. Jackson's immersive storylines consistently grip me from early on and Wait is no exception. This standalone novel in the Bleeding Stars series is an unpredictable shock to the senses. AL Jackson delivers an unputd ...more
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘I trusted this broken boy. So I whispered my secret. Offered it to him. To hold it. Protect it. Until the day he crushed it in his own hands.’

This was my very first book by A.L. Jackson (I know, I know I completely read this book out of order but trust me this can completely be read as a standalone.) I do not usually read a lot of books in a series, especially one I have been wanting to read, out of order but I simply did not have the time to read the others before this one but I will tell
Okay, I love this author. One of
my all time fav series is her "Take
This Regret".

This book was boring. I mean I
was about to fall asleep boring. The
writing was just so flowery. The
flowery detail just went on and on
and on. I really didn't even remotely
connect to the characters until about
33% of the book, and at that point,
I did not even care about them.

Austin was a complex character, but
I just didn't get enough of him. Edie
was cast in such mystery, and her
story was worded with such fluff,
that I ju
4 stars!

AL Jackson has once again reduced me to a blubbering mess only to put me back together, falling in mad love along the way. This is a story of love, loss, tragedy, grief and healing, and mostly, it’s an achingly beautiful love story and OMG, the feels!

Austin Stone is the younger brother of Sebastian (Baz), lead singer of rock band, Sunder and hero of the first two books of this series. From the series so far we know that Austin has been through hell and is struggling to cope with his real
Perfection...that is definitely one word used to describe this beautiful, haunting, and compelling story that simply consumes the reader from the beginning...AL Jackson brings her exquisite dialogue to these deeply damaged and broken characters, Austin and Edie, leading the reader on a heartbreaking journey that is filled with despair, hope, and love...all of this beauty is brought forth in the forum of rock and roll in only the way AL Jackson can bring this genre to life...stories that shine fo ...more
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing


If I could, I would rate this book 5 MILLION CROWNS. It has absolutely everything I love in a great romance novel: flawed and broken characters, redemption story line with some suspense, chemistry that is off the charts, and phenomenal writing. It is the epitome of excellence!

The boys of Sunder have stolen my heart, and I don’t want it back! Each of them is complex and broken in some way, paying a self-inflicted penance for some atrocity he feels he h
Heather Pollock
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rocker, favorites
#review #Wait #bleedingstarsseries ‏@aljacksonauthor

QueenZany 5 Star Review
by A.L Jackson

How do I write this review without ripping out a piece of my soul out?
I have no fucking clue!
I'm still a well of guttural emotions!
My heart feels as though it has been ripped out with “Wait,”
lord knows I’ve gone through multiple variations of this review.

“Wait” A beautiful symphony of musical words, depth, heart, broken, fractured, and a storm of betrayal!
Yet, seductive and life-changing all at the sam
Richelle Robinson
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've been a big fan of Jackson since When We Collide. I've been hearing good things about this series and had to check it out! Austin and Edie have endured so much heartbreak as teenagers. It seems only right they would find each other. They were together until a misunderstanding tears them apart. They spend several years just going through the motions. One night they are reunited and they pick back up where they left off. During this time they learn things about each other and are able to break ...more
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, august-2016
{*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*}

First time reading anything from this author and I was not disappointed.
Poetic and emotional, Wait is a book about second chances in love. I absolutely loved the way the author brought her characters back together.
Austin and Edie are two lost souls, trying to find themselves. Edie is hiding a big secret that has forced her away from her only family, her brother.
Austin is the one person she trusted but he betrayed that trust. When t
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

Just like the last books - I loved it. But only because it's a rockstar romance and because the characters are adorable. The stories are moving, sexy, funny, sad, cute - but the writing is horrible. And by that I mean the waaaayyyy too poetic and too long pages. With way too much redundant and unnecessary stuff. And the most horrible thing is that the guys are not starting their sentences with words a sentence is supposed to start with. That sounds sooo cheap and ridiculous and PLEASE FOR THE LO
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
So sweet...
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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, FALLING STARS, and REDEMPTION HILLS novels. Keep an eye out for her upcoming second-cha

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