TITLE: KISS THE STARS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 5TH, 2020
A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .
A single mother.
An up-and-coming drummer with a sordid past.
Their paths never should have crossed.
But when a senseless crime rocks Mia West’s entire world, she agrees to spend the summer hiding out at her rock-star brother’s mansion in Savannah until the storm blows over.
What she never expected was the gorgeous, brooding drummer living in the guest house.
His darkness a lure.
His gaze a trap.
She knows better than to go after what will hurt her most.
Leif Godwin has two focuses in his life: his band, Carolina George, and seeking retribution for what was stolen from him.
Mia was never supposed to be a part of the equation.
Her eyes an appeal.
Her body a temptation.
Touching her is nothing but a sin.
But will loving her destroy them all . . .
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kiss the Stars is a spin-off from the Bleeding Stars series but is a complete standalone so don’t worry about jumping in and experiencing the awesomeness that is Leif Godwin!
Mia West is the younger sister of rockstar, Lyrik [Where Lightning Strikes (Bleeding Stars Book 3)]. When trouble finds her, Mia takes her two adorable kids to stay with her brother in Savannah. Lyrik’s band is in need of a temporary drummer for the summer so they call on Leif to join the Sunder band. With Mia and Leif now living in the same house, their attraction becomes irresistible. But deadly secrets stand in the way of their happy ending.
In all honesty, I teetered between 4 and 5 stars at the beginning because the story is written in a way where I found the rhythm of the words a bit hard to connect with. But once I found my groove, I became mesmerized with all of the characters and their relationships. So in the end, I rated it 4.5 stars.
Having said that…
Oh, be still my beating heart! Leif is the perfect embodiment of the brooding, bad boy rocker! He’s full of terrible secrets and overwhelming guilt…makes any woman with a set of ovaries want to heal and love him! There’s just something about the dark edginess of a man that just grabs a hold of me and won’t let go. And of course, A.L. Jackson managed to bring me ALL the feels in this story. But where Leif brought the darkness, Mia ushered in the light. She was the antithesis, the balm that gave Leif comfort. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a “sweet” romance. It’s passionate, fiery. Together, Mia and Leif explode with tumultuous emotion and I was totally invested in their story! This one has it all…suspense and mystery, give and take, fear and beauty, riveting characters and sweet moments.
I’m hoping this will be the start of a new storyline because I’d love to read about Leif’s other bandmates! Told from dual POVs with a delightfully happy ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Grab her latest stand-alone, KISS THE STARS, available now!
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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