Review: ‘Drowning to Breathe’ by AL Jackson has Shea dealing with the demons of her past


Format: e-book, paper back 

Format read: e-book on Kindle Unlimited 

Series: book 2 of Bleeding Stars series

Rating: 18+ for sexual content, drug references, language

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30140470-drowning-to-breathe?from_search=true

Holy rock star! That is what Sebastian is. He is all protective alpha male that makes you fall more in love with him (if that’s even possible). He is not only trying to prevent anything from happening to Shea, but that absolutely nothing comes close to happening to Kallie. 

This book focuses more on Shea’s past and some things are a little hard to read. Especially the scenes with her mother (who I absolutely hate despite the fact she tries to redeem herself) and the scenes with Martin. You probably can figure out how Kallie was conceived but to read it and then read the after effects is not something I was prepared for. It’s a big twist and it may be hard for some people to read (though it flirts more on the PG-13 side).

The love scenes with Sebastian and Shea are beyond steamy. They step it up a notch and take it to a whole new level. Especially after their 4 weeks apart and their reunion short after. The passion between Baz and Shea goes beyond just feelings and words. It lives deep inside of them and you can feel it in the way that they talk to one another and the way they treat one another.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but there was one chapter I didn’t care for. I didn’t care for the chapter with Baz’s birthday because it felt a little too reckless for me and the scene where they decide not to use protection felt one-sided and not really a mutual decision. It made me look at Baz in a new light.

The story wraps up Sebastian’s and Shea’s story, so no cliffhanger. It does hint at the next book in the series so you can figure out who the next couple is going to be. 

Rating: B

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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 installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.

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Synopsis

The danger in pretending is it becoming real…Sebastian  Stone, Sunder front  man  and  guitarist  with  a  rap  sheet  about  ten  miles  long, escaped toSavannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused. Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper. Darker.

Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past  and present collide,  Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending. Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family. Two pasts intertwined. Two lives bound. Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?


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Excerpt

Lust and love fought for dominance in his expression when he tore himself away, and he slammed my door shut and ran around to his side. I didn’t hesitate to shift in my seat, my hand going to the flat, rigid planes of his abdomen as he shifted hard, tires squealing as he took to the street. I kissedat his neck and teased at his ear, fingers toying with the waistband of his jeans, while he groaned and tried to focus on the road.

“You tryin’ to kill me, Shea?”

I gasped when the car jerked and Sebastian made a sudden, sharp turn, and then another. He screeched to a stop on a deserted side street. A fog of lust clouded my mind as I was yanked back onto his lap, my knees on either side of his legs, his needy cock grinding at the seam of my cut-off shorts as his mouth overtook mine.

Oh. God. I moaned, fingers digging into his shoulders.

I arched up and pressed my breasts to his chest. They ached with just a glimmer of the need throbbing between my thighs. Hot hands gripped the outside of my hips, forcing me back down on his dick that strained from his jeans.

I might have been on top, but he was definitely in control.

“Fuck, baby…what have you done to me…what have you done to me? Dying to be inside you. Have to feel you. Need you so bad.” “You have me.”


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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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The cover and a few teasers from the second book of the Bleeding Stars series has been released.


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The danger in pretending is it becoming real…

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused.

Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper.

Darker.

Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies.

Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending.

Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family.

Two pasts intertwined.

Two lives bound.

Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?


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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.

Connect with A.L. Jackson online:www.aljacksonauthor.com

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