Unforgettable, rock star steamy suspense. A Stone in the Sea by AL Jackson kicks off the Bleeding Stars Series about a rock band named Sunder. A Stone in the Sea and Drowning to Breathe, the first two books in the series, released in 2015. At this point, it’s an oldie, but Sebastian and Shea stayed with me and I just love the whole damn series.
Large parts of the series takes place in Tybee Island, Georgia and some in Los Angeles, California. The roots of the story belong to Nashville, Tennessee.
Single Mom Shea rocks smoldering chemistry with Sebastian “Baz”. They fall in love slowly and as they do, the story evolves into a bit of a page turning mystery and suspense. It’s a dual POV duet, which I personally love.
A Stone in the Sea ends with a big cliffhanger, so plan to continue reading Drowning to Breathe. The second book continues their story. More surprises, more page turning suspense and the characters both evolve and grow. You get to watch these two battle past demons, fall into each other, and transition into more mature, adult versions of themselves post rock star fame.
The remaining four books then cover the stories of each of the bandmates. So, like any good series, you still get to run into Sebastian and Shea. By the end of the series, all sorts of secrets and trials from the past are revealed and worked through. Any of these later four books could be read as standalones, but the stories do build on each other, so I’d recommend reading in order.