{Review} Wait by A.L. Jackson (with Excerpt and Giveaway)

Wait A.L. Jackson Blog Tour

The Bleeding Stars series is one of our favorites of all time, so we couldn’t wait to jump on the tour for Austin’s story in Wait. We’ve got an excerpt to share with you today, along with our thoughts on the book and a giveaway. But first, here’s the 411 on Wait, the fourth book in the Bleeding Stars Series by A.L. Jackson:

***About the Book***

{Review} Wait by A.L. Jackson (with Excerpt and Giveaway)Wait by A.L. Jackson
Also by this author: Come to Me Quietly, Come to Me Softly, Come to Me Recklessly
Series: Bleeding Stars #4
Published by Self-Published on August 21, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Love After Loss, New Adult, Second Chance Romance
Character(s): Reclusive Heroes, Rockstars/Musicians
Pages: 365
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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 have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too.
The night I sent her running, I thought I’d never see her again.
Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.

Austin Stone is dangerous.
He broke my heart and I refused to give him the chance to do it again.

It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him.

Our desire is overpowering.
Our need unrelenting.

She is my hope.
He is my weakness.
We should have known a passion this intense would burn us right into the ground.

Wait by AL Jackson Teaser


“Shit,” I hissed, bracing myself against the spray of the icy shards pelting from the shower head.

I sucked in a breath, released it between clenched teeth, and forced myself fully under it.

Head dropped and chest heaving as rivers of ice-cold water slicked down my shoulders and back.

But it did nothing to lessen the need. Gave me no sanity or pacification.

Because all I could think about was the girl on the other side of the door.

My girl.

In my bed.

Wearing just her panties and my shirt.

An angel I wanted to dirty.

I always had.

Love was messy like that.

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All of my restraint scattered. I gripped my cock. Squeezed the base. My mouth dropped open at the pressure of my hand against my rigid length.

A fool thinking it might be enough.


God, I was a bastard, but there was nothing I could do before I was giving in, leaning forward and bracketing my forearm above my head to hold my weight.

Water pounded down on my head and back while I pounded my fist against my dick.

Trying to keep silent when all I wanted was to moan, teeth digging into my bottom lip as I pictured the girl spread out for me.

My breaths were coming short.

Panted and hard.

I gave into imagining the sounds she would make when I finally got to bury myself in her body.

A soft, soft gasp.

I slowed, trying to convince myself that throaty sound was all in my mind.

Just another part of this fantasy.

Until I heard the small thump against the wall.


I mashed my eyes closed, like it might hide me.

Conceal the depravity of my actions after I’d just been comforting her hours before.

Heart thrashing, I turned and moved far enough to peek out the small section where the fabric shower curtain hadn’t been drawn fully closed.

It was just a little sliver that left me exposed.

But it was enough. When I peered out, I was looking right at my girl pressed up against the wall.

She stared right back at me.

And I wanted to be horrified, my mind scrambling to conjure every weak apology I could summon. Ready to fucking grovel to keep her from turning and running once again.

Because that’s exactly what I expected her to do.

But her expression…her expression clutched me in the center of the chest and sent what little brain function I had left stampeding south.

Red, lush lips were parted, her hand pressed to her hollow of her throat, pupils dilated so big that her hooded, cerulean eyes appeared black. Needy breaths were coming at me from that sweet mouth like a goddamned freight train.

Desire swelled in the confines of the too-tight room.


She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together.


My hand shot to the shower wall to steady myself. “Warning you, Edie, you need to get out of here. Right now.”

***About A.L. Jackson***

Author A.L. JacksonA.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 installments, WAIT and STAY, coming in 2016.

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.

Find A.L. Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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***Our Thoughts***

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This is the way I feel every time I’m trying to write the review for this book. It has me all jumbled up inside. I kind of don’t understand how I can love a book so much.

I’ve been waiting for Austin’s story since the beginning of this series. He’s Sebastian’s little brother and we knew that whatever his past held, it would be intense. I wasn’t prepared for this, though. And that’s one of the things that I love the most about it. I didn’t think I could feel as much emotion as I did with Baz and Shae, but God. Edie and Austin slayed me. I don’t even know what I can tell you about the book without giving everything away because when I think about what to say here, I just clutch my chest. It’s that emotional.

wait belong teaser

Edie is Ash’s little sister (and this reminds me, please please say we get a book about Ash, too,because I’m dying for his story!). She and Austin were best friends and fell in love. Four years ago, all of that shattered when Austin accidentally told a secret that he promised to keep, and they haven’t seen each other since then. Now they’re back in each other’s lives, broken and needing each other.

Wait Break My Heart Teaser

Wait is swoonworthy and intense and raw and real. It’s so emotional and beautiful. The way Jackson strings words together astounds me. Though this is the fourth book in the series, it can absolutely be read as a standalone. But I recommend that you read them all because they’re amazing. No matter which couple you start with, you’ll definitely be changed after reading the Bleeding Stars series.

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Overall: 5


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