Review // A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

July 11, 2022

A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

"I'm going to break you, Shea."
I knew it.
Felt it in my gut.
"You already have."

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A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

Bleeding Stars #1
Release - February 21, 2015
Genre - Rockstar Romance / single mom
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook purchase from Amazon
Length - 302 pages
Publisher - Indie

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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 Two Cents

3 "Can't Walk Away" stars

One look was all it took for the lives of Shae and Sebastian to be changed forever.

His rocker lifestyle doesn't really have room for a single mom, but he finds it near impossible to walk away. And I loved the tension the author created with this indecision! Especially because Shae has no clue who he really is. She sees the real him, the one the fans never get to meet.

There was very little drama and what was there was pretty vague... until it wasn't. There were a ton of metaphors and similies and poetic prose. The writing... I'm kind of a fan!

All I know is that Baz may go to jail and/or be sued for a physical altercation with some douche named Jennings and that it all has to do with his baby brother and a dead bandmate. I'm hoping for more details with the next book.

Things were pretty tame for the most part and then BOOM, we're hit with an emotionally explosive cliffhanger. It seems Sebastian wasn't the only one keeping secrets.

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.

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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  1. I have been reading to read this author but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I am glad that this one worked well for you though and the premise sounds intriguing. But man do I not like cliffhangers unless I know beforehand haha These authors like to torture us I swear!!

    Great review!

    1. She writes really well :)
      I was okay with the cliffy because I've already got the next book downloaded lol.
      Thanks Renee! XO

  2. I read this book years ago, but I didn't ever continue the series. I'm going to be curious to read your review for the next book. I can't remember why I didn't go further.

    1. There was no way I was going to leave the story like this. I have to know how it ends so I've got the book already.
      The author writes really well, kind of a bit too flowery and poetic, but it still works. Maybe you'll get back to her one day!

  3. Oh wow- I love an ending like that. :) Hope the next one is even better!


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