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Kiss the Stars

(Falling Stars #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  3,956 ratings  ·  543 reviews
A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .

A single mother.
An up-and-coming drummer with a sordid past.
Their paths never should have crossed.
But when a senseless crime rocks Mia West’s entire world, she agrees to spend the summer hiding out at her rock-star brother’s mansion in Savannah until the storm blows over.
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Paperback, 390 pages
Published February 19th 2020 by A.L. Jackson Books
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Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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UNBELIEVABLE STORY! Honestly I love Amy's books but she, she there done and outdid herself...CHECK OUT MY FULL REVIEW & TEASER & MORE on my BLOG -> C L I C K - H E R E
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Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How do you come back from something so tragic that shatters such a deep place in your soul? How do you find that love you thought you would never get again? Between Mia and Lief, these two have such a tragic and emotional past that they find each other in the darkest place. What I loved about this book is the whole connection that these two have. It was magnetic. Poetic even. While the passion in this story is sizzling, I think what drew me in was the whole concept behind why Mia and Lief are th ...more
A.L. Jackson
Jan 23, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

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Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of rock star trope
Shelves: ku, rock-star
Finally a good read!!
Solid 4 stars. Intense, angsty, and gritty.

My highlights were:
✔ The story ARC, loved that we could have a glimpse in Leif's past every now and then.
✔ Characterization, both MC's very well done. Specially Leif, so tormented and haunted by his past.
✔ The touches added by all kids, they were adorable.

Dilek VT
I didn’t know that this book was a spin-off from the "Bleeding Stars" series. I would have started with the series if I had known. Still, I can say that it can be read as a stand-alone, you just don’t know any of the tons of characters parading around. If I had read their books, I am sure it would have been awesome to meet them again in a different book.


That said, let’s move on to talk about "Kiss The Stars". This is the painful love story between an
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I don't even know where to start with this review because there were just so many things that I loved about the story. The characters were amazing and had me so intrigued, the suspense of not know what had happened in Lief's past to make him think he wasn't good enough for Mia, the amazing connection between the band and their family. It was all so good and had me captivated and then sad once the book was over. I didn't want to leave these characters and I hope I'll
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We all remember Lyric and his band Sunder from the Bleeding Stars → A Stone in the Sea series!

This book is about his sister Mia. A single mom with a bit of a sad and mysterious past.

She's now moving into Lyric's house in Savannah for the summer - to get away from bad people/things? in Los Angeles!

And who is living on the other side of the pool? Leif. The drummer of the up and coming country band Carolina George. He's staying for the summer too - because Lyric's band needs him on drums for the ne
A.L. Jackson
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: one-of-mine
Ahhh my loves!!!! I am so thrilled to bring you KISS THE STARS!!!!! It's raw and gritty and soo swoony! I feel so hard in love with Leif and Mia. I can't wait for you to get to experience them!!!

A little history!!

Kiss the Stars is a Falling-Stars stand-alone novel!! The Falling Stars series follows the band, Carolina George, and each of the members will have THEIR OWN STORY. They will each be stand-alones but interwoven!

And yes, this is a Bleeding Stars series spin-off! Nope, you don't have t
Leticia (jerseygirl)
"But sometimes you had to wander lost before you found out where you belonged."
I bought this book because of its title. "Kiss the Stars" drew me in. I had never read anything else by A.L. Jackson, but now that this is over... I need to have all her books. But I need to take my time reading them, because if they're all like this... damn, what an emotional ride. I'm not sure I was ready for this, but now I want more.

"The man lost. A wanderer who raged as he searched through the earth for where he
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
You are the light I stopped believing existed.”

Whoa. I wasn't expecting this book at all. It took me completely by surprise. In all honesty, rockstar romance isn't really my thing any more. It's just not the story I tend to gravitate towards. But being the huge fan of AL Jackson that I am, I decided to take a chance on this one, and I'm so glad I did. Because it wasn't the typical rockstar romance at all. This story featured some of the characters from her other rockstar roman
Apr 13, 2020 rated it liked it
See, I can not like this book more than 3 stars. I really want to like it more. Do not get me wrong, I like Miss Jackson's signature writing style. Some of her other books, her writing works fine. But not with this series.

What is wrong with this book is the plot is not as dramatic as her writing style. The plot is simple and with over the top dramatic words, the plot became anticlimax. Leif is not as dark and twisted with his past. He is more like lost hero who needs some guidance. Some part he
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it


Kiss the Stars is everything readers have come to expect from A.L. Jackson - swoony, broken hero, beautiful prose, and an element of danger.

Leif is your pretty typical Jackson hero who is weighed down by past mistakes and sees himself as unworthy of love and the heroine. Similarly, the heroine is looking for love after some kind of damage from her past. Through their relationship they find redemption and love.

Both of the characters are likable, they h
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Reading this book was a lot like bumping into an ex. It looked really good standing there after I hadn't seen it for a while. It sounded good, made me nostalgic for what I once loved. It briefly reminded me of what initially attracted me to it in the first place, had me longing for another taste. But unfortunately it didn't take me long to remember why we broke up. 

For the most part, I had once enjoyed the books surrounding the guys from Sunder. They were sexy and romantic and often angsty. They
Karen Mc

”If I let myself fall, would you be there to catch me? Just for a little while?”

GAH! I’ve been mourning the loss of the Bleeding Stars—MY TOP SERIES EVER—for almost three years. Three years of wishing and silently pleading that AL Jackson would return to her rock star writing roots and give me more of my favorite Sunder family! Then IT happened: My author rock star made my dreams come true with KISS THE STARS, another epic, emotion-bleeding rocker romance full of fire and feels, the
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
How do you put into words a story that pulls all the emotion from you? This book was more than just that, it was so much more than words on a page, I felt every word and it was brilliant images playing out. A.L. Jackson is a master at creating magic with her words and with this heart-wrenching, gripping, all-consuming read you will absolutely FEEL EVERYTHING! Leif and Mia's story is a powerful, emotional page-turner about loss, vengeance, forgiveness and discovering that no matter what everyone ...more
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
If AL Jackson wrote it, I’ll read it! I’m a sucker for her signature brand of romance!
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4.5/ 5 stars

I was beyond excited for this series to begin... I think the Bleeding Stars was one of the first series I ever read that was rock star romance and I completely fell in love with the trope, A. L. Jackson's characters and words. So I was immensely happy when she announced this spin-off series, I was so excited to be back in this world and see some of the Bleeding Stars characters again and guys you get so much of them in this book. It's amazing!

Kiss the Stars is the story of Ly
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"He was hotter than a thousand blazing suns. Yet somehow colder than the darkest hell. A falling star."

Kiss the Stars is the first book in the Falling Stars series. It features Mia West, who is the sister of rock-star Lyrik from the book Where Lightning Strikes, and Leif Godwin who is the drummer for the country band Carolina George. Mia is a single mother of two: Penny is eleven and Greyson is two years old. When a senseless crime rocks Mia West’
Siobhan Davis
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, author-provided
Kiss the Stars is an emotional, heart-wrenching read with tons of angsty deliciousness and swoon-worthy, steamy romance, written in A.L. Jackson's beautifully poetic prose. This story consumed me from start to finish and I never wanted it to end. ...more
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“We were swaying, swept up in this unstoppable dance that I never saw coming.”

“You are the true definition of it, Mia. Beauty. You stole my breath the first time I saw you. You are the creator of it. I won’t taint that.”

“Kissing you feels like kissing the stars.”

5 Soul Searing Stars!!

I feel like I’m always saying this when I read an A.L. Jackson book, but man, does she ever have a way with her words. The lyrical flow and power of her words just slay me.

Leif and Mia captured my heart from the mom
Kris (frantic4romantic)
This is one of those situations where I think the cover does the book zero justice. You look at this cover and what do you think? Sex sex sex... and more sex.

While this book had the wanting and longing and some of that token romance novel steam, there was so much more. So much. This story was deep and heart wrenching. It was two people coming away from pain that found each other when it felt like there wasn’t much left for them. I loved the depth of the characters and the plot. This book went be
Top read of 2020!! I was so sad to see the Sunder world end but wow did Amy not disappoint with this whole new world bringing back all of your favorite Sunder boys and their leading ladies and their families!! Oh god, I swooned seeing all the guys being daddies. But back to the amazingness of Kiss The Stars...You know that moment when you read a book and it’s so amazing you wish you could forget it just to read it again? That’s this book!! It sings to my soul. I am speechless after reading this ...more
Wendy LeGrand
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A.L. Jackson is back with another gorgeous rock star and the woman who brings him to his knees!

Kiss the Stars is the first book in the new Falling Stars series, focusing on the band Carolina George. You may be familiar with this band, since they've popped up in multiple other books. If you're not, that's okay, their time has come to finally shine in the spotlight, literally and figuratively.

Leif Godwin is the drummer for Carolina George, a man with a whole slew of demons in his past that he's
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3-3.5 ⭐'s

What was the reason you read the book? Because it was supposed to be angsty, of course!

And was it? Not really. He always thinks he's a bad guy so there's a lot of push and pull until things escalate towards the end.

What's it about? Leif's a drummer for a country rock band and comes to help out her brother's band while they're recording an album. He has a shady past.

Mia's an artist and her best friend was murdered at their gallery in LA. They all go to Savannah to record
Beeg Panda
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Mar 15, 2020 added it
No rating. Only got 3 chapters in.

Writing is very self flagellating and lofty. Characters were acting/talking like they only know what human interaction was from watching Lifetime movies.

I think this authors writing just isnt for me. Theres alot of useless staccato sentences and she uses it on every page. Sample of this flowery crap:

"Stuck in a quicksand I could feel pulling me under.
His eyes traced me.

Mar 10, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 27, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mia West needs a break from the stress that her life has become, with an unspecified threat hanging over her head in LA, it makes sense to spend the summer in South Carolina with her brother, Lyrik. Her children need the security that comes with being at Lyrik’s house, as well as the distraction of cousins to bring back normalcy.

Sunder, Lyrik’s band, has big plans for the summer, but being down a drummer for the upcoming album has them looking to Leif, the drummer for Carolina George and an acq
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first thing that comes to mind is "Kiss The Stars". That would be a nice title. I can't wait for this! ...more
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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. Check our her latest friends-to-lovers romance, BENEATH THE S

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