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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 seven 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
Each member of Sunder, both new and old, has had demons to endure and fight through in order to revel in life’s lightness instead of the darkness that constantly threatens to seduce and destroy him. For most of them, their struggles and their triumphs were fought in the limelight due to the band’s success, but Zee Kennedy’s battle is a silent one; it’s one that doesn’t allow him to live for himself as much as he does for his brother’s legacy and for a promise he refuses to go back on because it’s the only way he can obtain what’s become most important to him.
The quietest ones seem to carry the heaviest burdens, punishing them in unspoken ways and allowing guilt to bend them to its will. And, as A.L. Jackson tells Zee’s story, slowly revealing his shame…his sacrifices…his obligation, readers gather Zee’s backstory and the reasons behind his isolated lifestyle and they wish that Zee could see the bigger picture…the better path to walk in order to keep his vow while also basking in a light so pure that he can’t help but be drawn to it and fall to its innocence and beauty.
Alexis Kensington understands what it feels like to be bound to a sibling – to put herself in danger, risking everything in order to ensure the other part of her soul is safe and protected, even if it’s from herself. In the midst of fighting her sister’s darkness, Alexis finds her own protector…a man who doesn’t think he’s worthy of someone like Alexis but can’t walk away as much as he knows he should.
Stars deserve to shine…to glimmer…to be so bright that it’s impossible to allow even a shadow of darkness, and Alexis is that angelic force for Zee, and in return, she shows him that what’s important in life doesn’t have to come with strings, at least not the kind that keeps him beholden to anyone who manipulates and threatens to destroy any piece of his brother’s legacy.
Jackson’s writing is as lyrical as the songs that shot Sunder to fame, and just as the words to every one of their songs provide profound lessons on living and loving, so too do the sentences and paragraphs that Jackson crafts, providing her readers with multifaceted characters and plot lines that illustrate the fact that life is filled with both dark and light moments, and it’s up to each of us to determine what’s most important in our lives and what we’re willing to sacrifice and endure in order to honor promises made and to turn wishes and dreams into our foundation for living.
The Sunder family comes through, once again, for one of their own, and as Zee’s truths are revealed, and he finally takes a stand for who and what he wants, readers truly understand that “scattered wishes and shattered dreams” are never truly lost when there’s always lightness near and a star willing to keep its shine regardless of what it faces.
4.5 Poison Apples
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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, 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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