Stay: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

· A.L. Jackson Books Inc.
17 reviews

About this ebook

"I grow to love the boys who make up Sunder and the women they love more and more with each member's personal story. But I have a special place in my heart for Ash and Willow and simply devoured this book and was left with a happy smile on my face and a sigh in my heart. AL Jackson at her swoony, sexy best." ~Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author 

Captivating. Sexy. And in true AL Jackson style, beautifully devastating. This is hands down her best work to date, and the best thing I've read all year." ~Molly McAdams, NYT Bestselling Author 

"You don’t have to look hard to see the beauty that bleeds into AL Jackson's words, so wondrous and so WOW. Every word that this author writes is full of feels. Every word is mesmerizing and meaningful. Every word means everything. Every word IS EVERYTHING. Stay is the newest roller coaster of a rock star romance from A.L. Jackson’s Bleeding Stars series that is pure beauty in words that break, bind, and make your heart bleed. 
★★★★★ ‘but worth 10’ soul-slaying stars 
~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

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?





17 reviews
Gabby Sotelo
January 24, 2017
Stay is my new favorite in The Bleeding Stars series!! My heart is filled with love for this book and for Willow and Ash. LOVE!!! I knew I was going to love Ash. He was always my favorite throughout the series. What I didn’t know was how much I’d love Willow too. She and Ash together have the right combination of love and passion. They’re amazing together. After reading Stay, my obsession with this series only grew. Willow finds Ash passed out and severely beaten in front of her store. She saves his life. When Ash finds an opportunity to help Willow he takes advantage and hires her to redesign his bedroom. Their attraction to each other is instant and fueled with desire. Only Willow is a forever girl and Ash refuses to fall in love. Ash knows he should stay away from Willow but instead he asks, for the 2 months it takes to finish his bedroom, to pretend to be together. She knows she’ll fall hard for him and he knows he’ll hurt her when he leaves. God! These characters are EVERYTHING! Willow. I adore her. She’s sweet and vulnerable. Her parents, her sister and her ex-fiancé have left her alone but her strength to get through all her heartache is awe inspiring. And Ash. My favorite swoony, cocky, broken Ash! I heart him so much. When I first read Drowning to Breathe, I wanted his story. You could tell there would be so much more behind his playboy ways. It’s so much better then I could have ever hoped for. I could say this a billion more times. I love this book and these characters. It is impossible to read an AL Jackson book and not feel things. AL Jackson’s writing is angsty but beautiful. She’s detailed but not where it overloads you. It’s almost poetical and lyrical. It’s perfection. Reading Stay, it is easy to shut out the world and get lost in this fantastic storyline and equally phenomenal characters. You do not have to read the other books in the series to read Stay but they’re all really really good too.
Marina M
January 27, 2017
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!!! This review was originally posted at Living In Our Own Story Book Blog. I received an ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Queen Zany
January 23, 2017
“Stay is undeniably heart stopping, breathtaking and poignant story! That will steal your soul like a thief in the night!” You will be driven into a dramatically yet, blissful and hypnotic loving rapture that will rock you to your primal core! Every word swirls with elegant romantic poetic nuance weaving and etching itself into your soul as these pages will resonate and endure with you forever! There comes a time, when you finally find it--yes you find that that one special book! You, know that kind of experience you have been looking for! These bound of pages will splinter your run-of-the-mill exceptions! These pages of romance pages bring you, to your breaking point –where there seems to have a no return, as you are set you off kilter that rattles your mind, body and soul. Then you will be left speechless and in tears—that will hold you prisoner! Keeps you captive as it creates a down cast shadow, where you find yourself buzzing! Like starving yourself of oxygen to your brain, for some sense of normalcy. That is Stay !! A.L. out did herself by bringing Ash’s story to life. I often think of her books as earth sharing. Yes in every sense of the word! She brings you to your knees as her beautifully poetic written pages unfold before you. But, it is her personal film-like visions that are intertwined in her stories that bring her visions alive. Plus if you haven't read the other books in the series. Do so ASAP! “The Bleeding Stones Series is a breathtakingly modern day, Gone with the Wind series! With a devastatingly beautiful Rocker twist!”
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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 installments, STAY and STAND, coming in 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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