Series: Bleeding Stars #5
Author: A. L. Jackson
Release Date: January 23rd, 2017
Stay is a power, heart-wrenching story that will consume you heart and soul, leaving you utterly breathless days after the last page is read. - Kelly Elliott New York Times bestselling author.
From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next sexy, gripping Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…
I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.
I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.
Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.
I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.
Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.
Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?
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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I don't think I can really express with words how I feel about this story. It is simply one of the most heartbreaking, romantic and intriguing stories I read in a long time. And it is not that much the baseline of the story. I've read a lot of books with a similar story line. It was the masterful way A.L. Jackson developed these complex characters, gave them life and told their story, that completely captivated me. From the very first sentence, I knew that I will be a crying mess by the end of the book. The only thing I didn't expect was to be a crying mess for most of it. But the heartbreak and tragedy is nicely balanced with witty dialog, funny interactions and romantic and tender moments that will make your heart swoon :)
Ash and Willow are two incredible characters. Each one of them has lived through their own brand of heartbreak that made them keep the world at arms length. But all that changes the moment their eyes lock. Warm chocolate ones clash with Caribbean blue ones and something in them changes. Neither of them can deny the pull they feel towards each other, but none of them wants to to risk the heartbreak if things don't work out. Until the moment when they simply don't have any choice and their hearts do all the talking.
Ash and Willow are polar opposites in many ways. Where he is wild and reckless, she is shy and good. But the pain they both feel and see in each other connects them in a way that nothing else can. Without realising it, they help each other heal until their world is blown into pieces and they have to fight to put it back together.
I am going to stop now and hope I gave you enough reasons to pick this book because it is simply a masterpiece that needs to be read. For me, that's one of the strongest books I've ever read and Ash and Willow have a special place in my heart. I am sure I am going to come back to it and read it again, and again, and again... it was simply that good. I will give it a thousand stars if I could. So don't waste any time and pick your copy now. I can guarantee that you won't regret it!!!