Review: A Stone in the Sea (A Bleeding Stars Novel Book 1) by A.L. Jackson

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Synopsis:

A Stone in the Sea ~

He wanted nothing at all…

Until he found she had everything to give…

Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A.

Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.

When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers.

They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t let them up for air.

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only one who’s hiding them.

Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s past that costs them everything?

My Review: 

A.L. Jackson is one of my favorite authors, so naturally I had to read her latest release, A Stone in the Sea. I love the story line. Sebastian “Baz” Stone is one hot man but TROUBLE seems to follow him no matter where he goes! Shea Bently is extremely sweet and patient. The chemistry between them was undeniable.

Both character’s had very deep and intense thoughts. I felt like the language used in this book was from a different literary time period and doesn’t represent the present time, in which this book takes place.

“To be blinded by her light while she drowned me in her sea of dark.”

There were also a lot of chants:

“Pulling, Pulling, Pulling”
“Real, Real, Real”
“Want, Want, Want”
“Screaming, Screaming, Screaming”
“No, No, No”

These were some of the chants and thoughts that ran through the head’s of these characters. They just didn’t seem realistic. Maybe it’s just me and this is a style of writing I do not appreciate. I appreciate the down and dirty, the nitty gritty and want the narration of the actions between the characters. I can follow that easier. I think without all of the chants and the so over the top descriptive wording, lies a really great story.

I listened to the audible. Baz’s voice in the chapters where he gave his POV was so deep. However, during Shea’s POV Chapters, his voice was a bit lower and I liked it more. The voice change was really drastic. I know many audibles are like that but it also threw me off in the beginning.

Will I still read future A.L. Jackson’s future books? ABSOLUTELY! Again, she’s one of my favorite authors and even though I don’t like this book as much as her others, it doesn’t matter, she’s still a damn good writer! (You can’t please everyone all of the time, right?!)

The question also remains will I read the next book in this series? The answer is “YES.” That ending was totally unexpected and I NEED – NO, I WANT to know what happens. I was on the edge my seat begging for more!

3-star

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