Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Show Me the Way, Hunt Me Down, Follow Me Back, Lead Me Home, More of You, Pieces of Us
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 . . .
Kiss the Stars is a standalone in the Falling Stars series and its available in KU! A Stone in the Sea was my first AL Jackson book, and I think many readers would say the same. It was such a powerful story and its why I fell in love with Jackson’s writing.
We have all the classic Jackson characteristics in Kiss the Stars: Single mom, musician, a tie to a previous character. Mia, the single mom, has had a tough go of things and your heart will go out to her for sure. Now, Leif isn’t exactly living the high life either so they both have baggage. I think that is one characteristic of all Jackson’s characters: baggage for days. It’s not a bad thing; it does however lead to angst. I have to be in the mood for angsty, but Jackson’s stories always work for me.
Kiss the stars has mystery, laughter, and heat, all of which will appeal to long time fans of Jackson. If you are new to Jackson, you can pick up here and not miss a beat (get it? Leif is a drummer!). I’m not really a fan of ‘rockstar romance’ so that part of the story wasn’t really my favorite part, but its not bad. At times, Jackson’s writing is very flowery. I occasionally skim parts that just seem to extol a specific look or glance. I get it-they are in love and have the hots for each other. Again, I’m pretty harsh and this writing is beloved by many readers so don’t be deterred by my opinion. If you enjoy rock stars, single parents, and angst, Kiss the Stars needs to be on your TBR right now!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: rock star, single parent
- Series/Standalone: standalone
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