March 22, 2016

Review - Where Lightning Strikes by AL Jackson

A Bleeding Stars Novel Book 3
By: AL Jackson
Release Day March 22

Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape.
For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her. Until Lyrik West walked through her door.
He’s the lead guitarist for Sunder and everything she can never have. The dark and beautiful rock star becomes everything she craves.
Lyrik’s life has been devoted to his band and that success has cost him. Bitter, hard, and filled with regret, he refuses to lose himself again, but from the moment he sees her, he wants one night with Tamar King.
The gorgeous bartender is more than he bargained for. Their attraction is consuming. Their desire overpowering. With one touch, they ignite.
But is it worth the cost of getting burned?
She’s a gorgeous nightmare and he’s a wicked dream…
WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES, a Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.
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Anna's Review

5 brilliant and electric stars !!!


a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. 

That's how I felt reading this book. Electric sparks flying everywhere between Lyrik and Tamar. The feelings were so vivid and intense. You'll feel light and airy one moment reading as these two fall in love. Then you'll be gutted and your heart will be bleeding due to the forces they're trying to fight the inevitable. My heart bottomed out and went BOOMcountless times. I loved this sexy, beautiful story ! 


" I sought safety from the storm in the walls I built up around myself. Behind the facade of this hardened exterior - tattoos and makeup and dyed hair - that had become my home. No longer were they just a mask. They had become me. "

She was hard and soft. Tattooed and clean. Vixen and angel. Dirty and pure. 


" He stood out like a fiery bolt of electricity. A streak of light and a blanket of dark. So destructive and compelling it was impossible to look away, the boy poised to strike and set you aflame. "

Loneliness was a bitch. But loneliness was safe. And there was nothing safe about Lyrik West. 

When these two characters collide it was thrilling and you can literally feel the air trembling and the ground shaking. Like a lightning strike. Gahhhhh !!!! Tamar was very guarded and was determined to never be vulnerable again. Lyrik was the typical rock star man whore who vowed never to love again. 

Piece by piece their walls start breaking down and it was such an emotional and exhilarating journey. The sexy pushes and sweet pulls and the full steam ahead yes's and the halting hell no's.... 
I couldn't wait for them to spontaneously combust together !!!! You will get to know them in books one and two of this series. But in this book you will fall head over heels in love with them both individually and then together. Especially the way Blue never expects for more than he is willing to give to her. Then Lyrik fighting his want to give her it all. But his own personal hell keeps him trapped. 

" If my heart was mine to give, I'd give it to you. "

" You might have given up on yourselves. Just don't give up on each other.

"You sing my soul." 

I have loved every book in this series and I cannot wait for more. Another amazing 5 star read ! I love when my heart goes BOOM! and I can't wait to go Through The Storm with the next novel ! 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 
Guest reviewer for Reading is Sexy Book Blog 


Bright lights blinded from above and gleamed against the stark white floor. I hurtled down the narrow hall, desperate for escape.
With every pounding step, I felt the separation grow. A chasm rending and ripping until I felt myself splitting in two.
Gasping for breath, I stumbled out of the building and into the vacancy of the deep, deep night. Wind gusted, tumbling along the surface of the ground, a stir of agitation at my feet.
Above, the storm raged. Clouds dark and heavy and ominous.
Lightning struck. A crackle of energy shocked through the air. Wrapping me in coils of white-hot agony.
For a moment, I gave into it and let myself feel. I lifted my face to the tormented sky, hands gripping my hair as I screamed.
Screamed in anguish.
Screamed in regret.
Screamed loud enough I would never forget.
A crack of thunder opened the sky.
Rain poured.
My hands fisted at my sides, and I buried the memory of the way he’d felt in my arms, the memory of his face, in the deepest part of me, sealed it off and cemented my heart.
My spirit grasped and wove with the promise I had made him.
I will never fall in love again.
Not ever again.
Not after tonight.

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