Author: A.L. Jackson
First published May 20, 2017
433 pages, Kindle Edition
Lila Taylor has always been the responsible one, but when tragedy strikes, she must find the courage to let go and live a little. I’m Lila Taylor.
Safe. After the death of my sister, I became the one who held our family together.
But as I watch my life slip by, I realize that I’ve been holding myself back. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.
For years, I’ve denied myself happiness. Not until a chance encounter with Jackson Lockwood.
Now he’s become my greatest temptation. I knew better than to fall for him, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
His touch becomes my addiction. His embrace my sanctuary.
He needed someone to save and somehow I became his. Loving him was a risk.
But letting him go means risking everything. One look at Jackson Lockwood, and I know he’s worth the fight.
Will my fear of the unknown keep me from taking a chance or will I finally find the courage to let go and Stand…
About the Author
A.L. Jackson is a popular author known for her heartfelt contemporary romance novels. Her stories often feature male characters who have a bit of a rebellious streak.
She has several successful book series, including THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, FALLING STARS, and REDEMPTION HILLS. Her next release, PROMISE ME ALWAYS, is a single dad and fake fiancee romance that will be available on January 30th.
When A.L. Jackson isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family by the pool, having cocktails with friends, or reading a good book. She can be found on various social media platforms, including her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
She also has a newsletter and reader group for fans to join. For special updates, fans can text “aljackson” to 33222.
A.L. Jackson also creates specific playlists on Spotify that inspire her books.
A.L. Jackson is represented by Brower Literary & Management, and subrights for her books can be obtained by contacting them.
Stand by A.L. Jackson is a heart-wrenching novel that explores themes of love, loss, redemption, and second chances. A.L. Jackson is a prolific author of romance novels known for her emotional and evocative writing style.
First published in May 2017, Stand is one of Jacksons most popular and acclaimed works, which has earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Stand tells the story of two estranged lovers, Zee and Zachary, who are forced to confront their painful past when a tragedy strikes.
Zee is a strong-willed and independent woman who has risen above her troubled childhood to become a successful businesswoman. Zachary, on the other hand, is a troubled and brooding musician who has never quite gotten over Zee.
Despite their past differences, the two are drawn to each other once again, as they struggle to cope with loss and come to terms with their feelings. One of the strengths of Stand is its well-crafted characters, particularly Zee and Zachary, who are complex and multi-dimensional.
Jacksons writing is evocative and emotional, drawing the reader into the world of her characters and making us care about their struggles. The setting of the novel, a small town in Alabama, is also vividly portrayed, with rich descriptions of the scenery and the culture.
Another strength of the novel is its pacing, which is fast and gripping, with enough plot twists and surprises to keep the reader engaged. Jacksons prose is also lyrical and poetic, adding to the emotional impact of the story.
However, Stand is not without its flaws. Some readers may find the plot predictable, with a few clichd moments that detract from the overall impact of the story.
Additionally, some of the secondary characters are underdeveloped, and their motivations and actions are not always clear. Despite these minor flaws, Stand is a powerful and moving novel that is sure to resonate with readers who enjoy romance and drama.
If youre a fan of A.L. Jacksons other works, you will not be disappointed by this latest addition to her repertoire. Overall, Stand is a well-written and emotionally resonant novel that will leave you thinking long after youve turned the final page.
We would give it a 4.5 out of 5 rating, based on its engaging characters, moving plot, and beautiful prose. Stand is a must-read for fans of romance, drama, and emotional storytelling.