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Catch Me When I Fall

(Falling Stars #2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  2,505 ratings  ·  427 reviews
From New York Times best-selling author A.L. Jackson, an exquisite new romance available in audio-first!

Sometimes trying to catch a star will light your whole world on fire....

Emily’s entire existence is wrapped up in touring with her up-and-coming country rock band Carolina George and trying to build them into a music legend. Her passionate night with a gorgeous, tattooed
Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published May 28th 2020 (first published February 18th 2020)
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May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE FEELS!!! OMG THE FEELS!!! Once again A.L. Jackson delivers a stellar story that will wrap you up in so many emotions that you just cannot function after putting the book down! I have been intrigued by Emily and Royce and my mind is literally blown. I felt every raw emotion these two felt through the story. You have Royce who is a darker alpha who can brood with the best of them. You have Emily who wants what is best for her band but things get so twisted for her. My jaw dropped with the endi ...more
chan ☆
not the worst thing i’ve ever read but had a few tropes i hate and REALLY melodramatic writing
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

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This is the first AL Jackson book I’ve read in years, and I’m so glad I picked it up. It was just the kind of book I needed. The kind that tugged on my heartstrings and had just the right amount of angsty drama. I love a good rock-star romance, and I especially love when the heroine is the musician.

Emily is the lead singer of her country rock band and they’re about to get their big break. Her life has been in shambles lately and she’s trying to move past it, but it’s hard. When Royc
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
How can I possibly describe what I felt after reading this book?

"It was like there was a void inside of me where nothing lived. Nothing breathed. And one minute of you, and there was a flicker of life. A spark. "

Catch Me When I Fall is a hauntingly beautiful story that will leave you breathless from the angst, speechless from the drama and gasping from the jaw-dropping moments that unfold. Amy is such a master with words that she delivers this powerful story as vivid images, captivating your at
A.L. Jackson
Mar 13, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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This was my first A.L. Jackson book. I can't say I disliked it but I didn't particularly love it. I enjoyed Royce and Emily's connection despite it being super insta without any real getting to know each other. This definitely worked for me. I also love this subgenre so that's definitely in this story's favor.

One thing I really don't like is if characters obsess over something only they are privy to. There are hints at something they did and it's so bad that it will blow up in their face but wha
Mar 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well this is different. Usually miss Jackson is a dramatic, poetic writer. I still remember Pieces of Us, one of her fine work. In Catch Me When I Fall, she change her signature writing. I find I wish she writes it with her signature writing.

The whole book is not bad. It still romantic swoony story. There is so many plots that enhance the story. Especially Royce's past. His past is the backbone of the story. But you have to be very patience because the secret reveal toward the end.

Overall I do
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

"I touch you, and you won't ever forget it. I'll wreck you, beautiful. Looks to me like your heart is banged enough."

Catch Me When I Fall was a great book, and my favorite thing was the progression of Emily and Royce's relationship. Most of AL Jackson's book start of in a bit of an insta-love/lust way, which I normally don't like, but I always enjoy how the author handles it in her books. So I didn't really mind it in this case. Emily is the lead
Apr 28, 2020 marked it as nope  ·  review of another edition
If ARCs are rating it low I can only imagine the mess. Passing. Honestly, I have been avoiding this author’s book for a long time. I’ll keep my good work. Lol
Karen Mc
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing

How does AL Jackson steal my breath, take my tears, hug my heart, and stamp all over my soul with every book she brings to life? In the seven years I’ve read this insanely creative and brilliant story maker’s words, I can’t help but declare that AL Jackson’s writing is on its own level. Her prose stands on its own pedestal. Like all of AL Jackson’s soul-slashing stories, Catch Me When I Fall is a potent blend of poetry and lyrical prose with beauty, brokenness, and passion woven with a paralleli
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This story sucked me and played with every single one of my emotions. Royce and Emily both had so much story to tell and they were both hurt in the past, a hurt that was still haunting them and made my heart hurt for them also. I loved getting to see how they came together with some crazy explosive chemistry despite everything that was holding them back.

This story was actually pretty suspenseful and we were left in the dark when it came to these characters' pasts w
Katie | Katieskindleaddictions
✨Review Catch Me When I Fall (Falling Stars, #2) by A.L. Jackson✨

“𝙄 𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙩. 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡. 𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝”

Amy strikes again with yet another fabulous, angsty, beautiful, rockstar romance. Amy can elicit such raw emotions in all her books you truly feel as though you’re living the lives of these characters. 𝗔𝗺𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱. 𝗛𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰, 𝗺𝗲𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹. Once again.. I had no idea whe
Erin Lewis
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star Review Catch Me When I Fall (Falling Stars #1) by A.L. Jackson


Where do you start? Firstly A.L. Jackson tore my heart out, ripped it to shreds then put it back together again. I was fully invested in Emily and Royce’s story from the first to the last chapter.

Narrated by Virginia Rose and Jason Clarke who did a stellar job in bringing across all the passion and drama across, they certainly did justice to the storyline. They clearly had different voices for the characters and t
A.L. Jackson can do no wrong when it comes to a rockstar romance. She pulled it all out for Royce and Emily’s story. Royce is everything you want in a broody alpha and so much more. Emily is the perfect southern girl trying to make it in the music world while holding onto some pretty serious secrets. So many things happened in this book with an explosive ending that was so surprising. There are still some questions I have and I hope we learn more about the other members in Carolina George soon!
Angie Reed
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you find yourself at your lowest sometime it’s just a spark that brings you hope. Emily is that spark for Royce. Royce has a plan and he must following through with it to bring freedom to those that he loves! Willing to risk it all for love. So good! Read it or listen to it! I love the narrators so perfect!!
First off, I was not ready for this, didn't have enough tissue handy, my full review & more on my REVIEW BLOG -> CLICK HERE
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An emotional story that not only captivated me, but took me into a world of music, corruption, and romance.

A dimly lit bar highlights an undeniable attraction that two people can only hope won't light them up from the inside.

━Emily is in agony, yet her band-the people closest to her-are blind to the pain she's in. She needs a distraction, anything to numb her mind.
❝Wrought with danger.
The man written in peril.
And there I was, wanting to wade deeper, reach out and dip in my fingers, pull a litt
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4.2 / 5 stars

I was so excited for this book. I loved the first one in the series so much so I could not wait to get my hands on this one. I gotta be honest though, it took me a while to ge into in the beginning but I think it was completely my fault... I was just in a very weird mood and could not read much at a time. Because from the very beginning these two share such a visible connection, one that threatens to jump off the pages.

Both these characters have been so terrilby hurt and th
Kelli Jo
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is so hard for me to accurately put into words how mindblown I am with every new release AL Jackson puts out. She has a way of telling a story that hits you right from the start like a bolt of lightning. Her characters are so expertly developed that you actually "feel" what they feel and experience. Reading her work is like a balm to my soul. This new release is no different. I fell hard for badboy, Royce in the Prologue and am currently still obsessing over him. He is all the things a girl w ...more
Passion 4 Books
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read and enjoyed so many A.L. Jackson books, but I think that this one just might earn the top spot of my Jackson pile!

While this is book 2 of the Falling Stars series, I believe it can be read it as a stand alone, but I'd recommend that you start with Kiss the Stars because it's so good and some of the characters spill over into Catch Me When I Fall. Not only that but characters from the Bleeding Heart series make an appearance as well. Both these series' characters are bonded by their lo
Anne OK
A little disappointed with the second installment in Jackson's "Falling Stars" series. Royce was a man of many secrets and Emily had a few of her own, along with a debilitating fear factor. At times the story felt a bit jumbled up and overrun with the heavy angst factor. I really would have appreciated a little more depth in the foundation of this story. The relationship between this couple was steamy -- but I never really felt the emotions rise to the top while spending time with them. Too much ...more
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Catch Me When I Fall is the second book in A.L. Jackson's Falling Stars Series. Royce and Emily's novel can be read as a standalone.

All Emily wants to do is sing her soul out and leave her heart on the stage. That's what she was born to do. Or so that's what she thought a few months back when her life imploded and her greatest fears came to the surface. Now all she wants to do is fade into the dark and the only way to do that is to give up her dream.

Royce is out for vengeance. He won't be satis
Tanaka The Bibliophile
Ever since I have read A.L. Jackson’s books, I have been a sucker for her heart throbbing romances that touch every part of my heart. Her soulful voice, echoing in the pages of her fabolous books. Her fantastic characters that always grip my heart tightly and make me fall in love with them. Every single book of hers that I read, always takes a part of my soul. Whether it's ripping my soul or setting it on fire with amazing romances, A.L. Jackson makes me fall forever in love with her books, taki ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Emily Ramsey is caught up in the pressure of celebrity, haunted by events that cause her daily fear and anxiety, especially as she is being encouraged to sign with a music label. She is hesitant to continue with music, after what happened to her, but has a lot of people depending on her who she doesn’t want to let down.

Royce Reilly has been tasked by his stepfather to convince Carolina George to sign to their label. He has even more on the line than signing the band though, and when Emi
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
“I touch you, and you won’t ever forget it. I’ll wreck you, beautiful.”

“I was going to regret this. But sometimes one moment was more important than a thousand others. Unforgettable. Impossible.”

“A crazed frenzy was taking me over. I was losing it, I was sure, lost to the waves of dark, perilous waters that rose higher and higher. I’d been treading them for so long. I knew it was only a matter of time before they finally took me under and I drowned.”

“You make me feel like I can spread my wings.
Mikasha Reads
***** 5 falling stars *****

“You can't catch a falling star without getting burned.”

CATCH ME WHEN I FALL is the story of two beautifully broken and wonderfully written characters that when come together, create the most epic love story!

It revolves around Emily and Royce.

Emily is the lead singer of her country rock band 'Carolina George'. She is brave, caring, loving and lovable. Her band is about to get their big break. However her life is in shambles.
As she's trying to get her life back togethe
My very first A.L. Jackson book and I died a little inside it was that good!
Good heavens what rock have I been living under that this was my first book???
Doesn’t matter, because It will not be my last - I’m absolutely hooked.
The mark of a truly fantastic and gifted writer is when they take you out of your comfort zone and make you glad that they did. I am not a fan of rockstar romances and I tend to avoid angst filled reads (because books are my escape from reality) but this book, is both tho
K.  Ramjohn
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Catch Me When I Fall is the second book in the Falling Stars series. and I loved it. As we delve into the lives of this up and coming country rock band and the talent scout looking to sign them, it soon becomes apparent that things aren't as they seem. The story was intense and gripping and will have you hooked from start to finish. Royce and Emily together were amazing and I loved the progression of their relationship in this book. The secondary characters provided balance and support and added ...more
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
4.5 stars!
Royce and Emily's story was everything! I love a good rockstar romance but this was so much more. Emily is the lead singer of Carolina George a rising country band. Royce is the executive tasked to get the band to sign with his company. Both are hiding their pasts and struggling to fight their connection. This was a great read I loved all of the characters and Jackson's lyrical writing style.
Kimberly 🌸

Heartbreaking, but of course Amy delivers on the swoon. But you will feel everything in this book. It’s written so well that your heart breaks, and that touch of suspense is what I LOVE!

Royce and Emily has an instant connection, which I normally don’t care for, but not here. Their passion was like gasoline on a fire.

Man, I want to tell you everything but I can’t ruin it for you. All you need to know is this is a must read. I loved it 1,000 times.
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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 out her latest friends-to-lovers romance, BENEATH THE S

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