Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Rocker Who Betrays Me ny Terri Anne Browning - Release Day Blitz

Title: The Rocker Who Betrays Me
Series: The Rocker #11
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2015


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Terri Anne Browning's The Rocker Series


I’ve always loved Zander Brockman in some shape or form. The boy who lived next door for the first seventeen years of my life has been my best friend, my confidant, my first crush, and my first love. I trusted him with my life and my heart. When he smiled at me I knew everything was going to be okay…

Until it wasn’t.


I haven’t seen that girl in seventeen years, and I’ve missed her every damn day. I knew I wasn’t good enough for her, so the night before I left with my bandbrothers for California, I stole a night with her. I lived off those memories. There hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t wanted to talk to her just one more time, but I knew she deserved a better man than me. Now, after seeing her again, I realize that I didn’t care if she should have a better man. My feelings were still as strong as they have ever been for her. I wanted to be with her…

But she hated the very sight of me.

***Contains Mature Content***


Kristine's Review:
Reviewed: October 2015.

Seventeen years ago Annabelle fell in love with her brothers friend, and neighbour Zander, for a small time, they loved each other fiercely, with enough passion to last a lifetime but when Zander was offered his dream and Annabelle moved towns, life got in the way. In the years that have passed Annabelle's life has changed dramatically, she's got a career she loves, a career she's incredibly talented at, working as a manager for stars he life is good, she still remembers every moment of her all too brief relationship with Zander but she's moved on, she's had to, Zander has led an incredibly successful life after leaving to chase his dreams, as a member of the hugely popular Other World, he's ridden the wave of rockstars and rockbands hitting the top of the charts and fading into obscurity, he's been lucky that despite the ups and downs life and stardom has thrown his way, his band is still standing strong, still playing sold out gigs, still touring and making music, his only regret was walking away from his love seventeen years ago.

When Annabelle and Zander come face to face after so many years apart after Gabriella was shot and fighting for her life in the hospital, both are left stunned, Zander might finally have the chance to speak to her after all these years, but Annabelle has moved on, for the first time in a long time Zander might actually have to truly work for something, fight for something bigger than just him and his music.

I really enjoyed this story, I've been a huge fan of Terri Anne Browning and her Rocker series, I was invested from the first time I met Emi and Nick and through every story I've been devouring her words, while I did enjoy Zander and Annabelle's story, I struggled to find that same connection I usually feel, I never really understood why he left her in the first place, his reasons never really making sense for me, I understood Annabelle's pain and anger, I got her hurt and sense of betrayal, that I felt but I never truly understood or felt it from Zander, and as a result it left me feeling disconnected at times. I wanted Annabelle to be...I don't know...angrier, madder, sadder...I wanted Zander to work harder to beg for her forgiveness, I guess at the end of it all, I just wanted more in the middle to explain why things happened the way they did.

After eleven books in this series I excited to see what's next for these rockers, I sense their stories aren't over yet, and I don't think Browning is saying good bye to them just yet.

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The Rocker Series: Demon’s Wings Collection

(includes #1-6) #1 The Rocker Who Holds Me

#2 The Rocker Who Savors Me

#3 The Rocker Who Needs Me

#4 The Rocker Who Loves Me

#5 The Rocker Who Holds Her

#6 The Rockers’ Babies

#7 The Rocker Who Wants Me

#8 The Rocker Who Cherishes Me

#9 The Rocker Who Shatters Me

#10 The Rocker Who Hates Me




As I listened, I couldn’t fight back the tears that suddenly threatened to choke me. From the first note that left Axton Cage’s mouth, I knew that there was no way OtherWorld wouldn’t go far with this guy front and center for them. He wasn’t just good; the man had a fucking gift. And it broke my heart into a million pieces. One look at OtherWorld performing with Axton singing their songs and any manager with a working brain would sign them on the spot.

Swallowing hard, I glanced at Noah. The look on his face was a mixture of amazement and gut-wrenching pain. He knew as well as I did—as well as everyone in the room—that not only was Axton going to fit with the band, but that this guy was better than even he had ever hoped to be. The pain in my heart at the knowledge that I was even closer to losing Zander than I had been just thirty minutes ago, doubled at the pain my beloved brother was going through right then.

The Aerosmith song faded easily into the Skynyrd song, “Free Bird,” and even though Axton’s vocal range changed, it only showed just how talented he really was. I lowered my gaze to the floor, hiding the tears that were so close to spilling over. I wanted so hard to hate Axton, wanted it with every fiber of my being, but I couldn’t. None of the pain I was feeling was his fault. He’d just shown up to a freaking audition, unknowingly ripping my heart from my chest with that amazing voice of his, and shattered it into a million little pieces.

I couldn’t hate him. Not when he was going to help the man I loved succeed in his goals.

Skynyrd drifted seamlessly into Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” with Wroth’s talented fingers. Glancing at Zander, watching him keep beat with the bass, seeing how much he loved being a part of this music world, I lost the battle. One tear escaped from my eyes and was quickly followed by a hundred more. I stood, keeping my face averted from everyone as I went into the bedroom and shut the door quietly behind me.

I quickly tore off my clothes as I entered the bathroom. Turning on the shower, I climbed in before the water even had time to warm. My knees gave out and I slid down in the corner of the tub, letting the cold water beat down on me as the first sob tore my heart loose from my chest. Pulling my knees up to my chest, I hid my face in my raised thighs and cried for the loss of the man who wasn’t even gone yet.


About Terri Anne Browning:

Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more fans and a lot more passion for writing. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker That Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three children, and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.


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