I thought I had everything I needed in life. More money than I would ever spend in my lifetime. A successful band that traveled all around the world. Girls throwing themselves at me on a daily basis. A kind of pseudo family in the Demon's Wings guys and Emmie. And then she fell into my life. The second my eyes landed on the blonde bombshell with her sassy mouth and those hot piercings and tats, I knew that I'd finally found someone I wanted for life.
I fell hard for a Rock God. When it was over, I was left shattered. But I was stronger than anyone - especially my mother - gave me credit for. I picked myself up and worked my ass off to get through nursing school, putting the rest of my life on hold to finally fulfill my dreams.
When tragedy strikes, Dallas and Axton are thrown together again. Dallas is along for the ride as OtherWorld goes on a three month tour. Will Axton finally be able to convince her that his feelings go deeper than he first let her see? Or will Dallas be left wondering if Axton Cage was just The Rocker Who Wants Me?
Terri Anne Browning Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams - at least that is what people tell me. To me, those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old, protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug-addicted rages. When they made it big, they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died, they took over as my guardians.
In the six years since that happened, I have watched over the four men who mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rocker's life. It isn't always pretty. At times it can be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one-night stands. Ugh!
Taking care of them doesn't bother me, though. I mean it's not like I'm in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is not smart.
Okay, so I'm not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I'm dealing. I've been able to keep it my little secret for years now.
I'm not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I'm suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me.
When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again.
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I had big dreams of how I wanted my life. Becoming a rock star was all I wanted. It would solve so many of my problems. With the money that I would make, I was going to take care of my mom - get her out of the hellhole we had been living in all my life. Having your dreams come true isn't something that many people get to accomplish in life. I did, and I loved it...for about a minute.
It's funny how when you think you have everything you could possible ever want, your dreams change. Mine did without my even realizing it. Then I opened my eyes and saw that everything I ever wanted was standing in front of me.
From the first day I set eyes on Emmie, she became a part of me. The guys and I spent years watching over her, caring for her, loving her. Then, without my realizing it, my love for her changed. I found myself aching for her, wanting her in a way that a guy like me had no right to want her. My love and need for Emmie became an all-consuming ache that I was helpless to fight against.
Would she ever open those big, green eyes and see me as anything but a friend?
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I was the fun-loving, easygoing, different-girl - okay, different girls every night - Demon. One look into a pair of violet eyes and all of that changed. She doesn't even realize how beautiful she is, and that makes me want her even more. Realizing that she is just as damaged as I am breaks my heart. Harper is a part of me, my other half. If only she would open her incredible eyes and see how I feel....
I knew that I wasn't Shane Stevenson's type. Hot rockers don't go for plain girls like me. Years of my mother telling me just how unbeautiful I am has assured me of that. I have nothing to offer a guy who is so used to hot girls drooling over him. So why is he always there when I turn around? And why does it feel like little needles piercing my heart at the mere thought of him with someone else?
Terri Anne Browning Layla has had a hard life. On her own at a young age, always having to do what needed to be done just to survive. Now she has two other people depending on her, and she needs a job fast before they get evicted. A job interview introduces her to Jesse Thornton, the delicious drummer for Demon's Wings. He reminds her of all the mistakes of her past but is also her hope for the future.
Jesse has never let anyone in. The only real family he has ever had are his band brothers and Emmie - the only woman he has ever loved. But then Layla comes into his life, and he would do just about anything to get one taste. Can he move past his own insecurities and allow this woman into his heart?
Terri Anne Browning How do you say no when your roommate wins an all-inclusive rock experience and begs you to go along?
But Amara was starting to see that maybe she should have.
Everything that could have possibly gone wrong, has. Until I run right into what feels like a brick wall.
Of course, the brick wall has a name, too.
I knew the name, even if it was a newer one to the rock world. He’s the bassist for Tainted Knights, the band who was making huge splashes in the music world. Their newest hit was all over the radio and currently on repeat on my playlist…and I just spit my margarita all over him.
With a wink and a smile, he should have gotten on stage and let me go on with my life, if a little starstruck over the delicious rocker. He should never have looked back, and I shouldn’t have begged for more.
But I did.
And now, my heartbreak might just be the end of me.
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I've been fighting my own demons for most of my life. The alcohol seems to numb the pain, but it never makes the nightmares go away. All I want in life is a little peace. When I met my angel, it felt like I found it, but there is so much standing between us. Why does she have to be so young?
The demon's angel...
Meeting Drake was the best thing ever to happen to me. I found my friend, my soul mate. But he lets my age stand between us. There is something that haunts him, and I selfishly want to be the one who helps him conquer his ghosts. If he would just let me in, let me closer, I think I could help him.
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The marines took me from a Tennessee farm as a boy and turned me into a hard man. Between the things I'd seen during my tour of duty and the things I'd done during my years as a member of OtherWorld, nothing could faze me. Nothing.
Except for her.
She's everything that is good in the world. At least my world. Everything I've ever done has been for her - always for her. I feel as if I need her to breathe, to feel alive. But I can't have Marissa. She's too innocent, too damn perfect. And me? I'm not good enough for that girl. She deserves better, someone who would spend his life cherishing her. Not breaking her heart.
Between my brother and Wroth Niall, I've been protected from the world for most of my life. You would think I'm still a little girl the way they treat me. But I'm not made out of glass. It would take a lot to break this girl. Because if a childhood cancer didn't kick my butt, nothing would. Right?
All I've ever wanted is for him to look at me: really look at me and see that I'm not a fragile piece of porcelain that will break if he touches me. What I get is a lot more...but nowhere close to enough. I touched heaven - at least heaven for me - and now I don't know how to go back to what Wroth and I had before. I can't go back to the life I was living before my short time with Wroth. It would destroy me to stay that close when I know that I'm not what he really wants. So when my brother asks me to go on tour with him yet again, I decide to jump on that tour bus without a backward glance.
Terri Anne Browning From USA Today best-selling author Terri Anne Browning's The Rocker comes a new adult series, The Lucy & Harris Novella Series.
So yeah, my dad is a rock star; he's the drummer for Demon's Wings. Big whoop. Honestly, the fame that comes with having a famous dad is not all that you think it might be. It sucks. You have no privacy. Oh yeah, and don't let me forget about the lunatics that want to do who-knows-what to you just to get famous. When I leave the house every morning I feel like my life isn't my own. Between the paparazzi, the fans, my bodyguard, and everything else, I feel like I'm part of the freak show in the circus most days. It wasn't always like this, though. I didn't always feel like this. Once upon a time I had a best friend who helped me deal with this life that we both belonged to.
So yeah, my dad is a rock star; he's the drummer for OtherWorld. And Lucy was and always will be the only girl to ever know the real me. She was my best friend, my voice of reason. My sanity. Maybe she outgrew me. But I will never outgrow her. It's been years since I've seen her, and I miss her so damn bad. All I want is a chance to get back what we've lost, to have my best friend in my life again. I wasn't counting on how grown-up my friend might have gotten, how beautiful she is now. The more time I spend with this new Lucy, I have to wonder if I really want that old friendship back...or if I want much, much more.
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A bet. Yes, I made a bet with my best friend - my now ex-best friend. It had been a stupid, heat-of-the-moment kind of thing. I'd just wanted to get her out of my system and move on. Instead I've lived to regret it ever since. I lost the girl I loved, a girl who possessed my very soul. Now I can't even get close to Natalie. She thinks all she ever meant to me was just the means to the end of a stupid, stupid game. For a bet!
In the span of one night I'd gone from thinking I had a future with the man I loved to shattered at his feet. I can't get over it. The pain is too strong, too destructive as it festers more and more inside of me. And then my friend came up with the perfect revenge for both our broken hearts. "I bet you..." Those three little words gave me a reason to ball my pain up and throw it back in Devlin Cutter's face. I would let him back in, let him think he had a chance with me once again. And then I would walk away, leaving him broken and bleeding at my feet as he once had left me. This time he would be the one shattered.