Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: The Rocker Who Betrays Me (The Rocker #11) by Terri Anne Browning

 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***

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Zander was the last person who was single from the OtherWorld and Demon's wings and it was time to get his story. Unlike most of the couples who met each other not long before they hooked up, Zander and Annabelle have a history that began seventeen years ago. I can't really blame Zander or Annabelle for their separation. The circumstances weren't ideal and things needed to be gone they way they did. If Zander had picked up the phone things would have been different and I think that he would have regretted the decision to go home which could lead to a bad break up between them.

I must admit that I didn't have the best opinion about Zander. I didn't dislike him exactly, I just didn't have a good picture of him in my mind. He was one of the best men in the series though. Once he found out the truth, he stepped up and took responsibility and he tried to do something that would please Annabelle and show her how much devoted he was to her and that he wanted to work things out.

The story is sort of separated in two parts. The first part was happening seventeen years ago and we see a very young Annabelle and Zander falling in love with each other and also the beginning of the OtherWorld we know. The second part is happening in present time and we see how they try to live their lives once a secret from the past is revealed (which I guessed correctly).

In the end the statement "Don't miss the final book in the Rocker... series" broke my heart. I hope it will be a great epilogue to the stories about all the couples whom we have met and loved and that we will see more of Annabelle and Zander They still haven't found out who shot Brie and tried to kidnap Mia and I am really worried because I end up thinking that even in the last book we won't find out who did it. I also wanted to learn why 14 is the number that Zander's OCD is about (forgive me about the phrasing, but I didn't know how to describe it).

I got teared up while reading this book and as the author warned in the beginning the story might get very emotional for the readers, so when you read the book, keep some tissues close to you.

Also Available

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.


Author Bio

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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