Jan 25

Stay by A.L. Jackson Review


5 Smooches

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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?


“Oh, and you totally need to drop the whole ‘Mr. Evans’ thing. It’s Ash, baby. Ash.”

A.L. Jackson is a master at crafting stories you want to read with words that blow you away. From the very beginning of the story I was drawn in to this clearly messed up man, who found himself in enough trouble to be laying moments from death on the side of the street. Then like an angel Willow appears saving him. Soon they have a friendship with it bordering on inappropriate and before they know it they have gone too far to come out unscathed.

‘He would wreck me. I knew it. I welcomed it all the same.’

Going into this story I partially expected it to be light and fun because that is the persona that Ash portrays but soon found that it was much deeper and darker than I expected. With twists that I never saw coming and a deep emotional storyline it was hard to put down and had me eager to pick it back up. I love how easy and hard Ash and Willows love was. Falling was easy but admitting it to themselves and each other was harder than moving mountains. Stay was complex and unique and proved once again that A.L. Jackson is an author you can count on.