Bleeding Stars Book Six; Standalone
From NYT & USA Today Bestselling 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?
Jackson takes readers into the heart of Sunder with Zee’s story in Stand, the final book in the Bleeding Stars series. Zee and his story really do encompass the entire band and their history because of his joining into the group due to a very instrumental and sad moment. Told in both flashback and present viewpoints, Zee’s story is carefully laid out for the reader to experience and see everything from the beginning of the band to the pivotal moments in Zee’s life. And while Zee has been a background character in the prior books, his presence has always felt larger than life so one couldn’t imagine the excitement of this reader when it came to getting his story.
Two characters both embroiled in their own personal conflict, Alexis and Zee seek comfort and escapism with one another. Zee is a man not fully living while Alexis’ mantra (“No fear. Just life.”) gives her the drive she needs to continue forward. What they teach one another is something you can’t help but take away from this novel. The romanticism and sweetness standout brightly, giving it a warm, comforting feel. Sexual tension is always something that Jackson writes so well, and it really shines here in giving them resistance, a forbidden-like magnetism.
It’s truly sad to say goodbye to these men who’ve shown us their love stories, but it has been such a great ride. Zee is the literal icing on top of the cake, the glue that has always been holding things together. To see him find the kind of woman that Alexis embodies gives this reader a happy heart. His big, brooding self against her small, gentle softness created a brilliant base for Jackson to build on. It’s easy to experience the instinctual basis for their connection and it explodes from there. Stand was wonderfully sweet and full of delicious sexual tension, but most of all it gave justice to a character we’ve been waiting for and the best happy beginnings to a great cast of characters.
Where Lightning Strikes, Wait, and Stay are standalones; A Stone in the Sea and Drowning to Breathe are a continuing story and must be read in order.
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
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, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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