Book Review: The Rocker That Needs Me by Terri Anne Browning

The Rocker That Needs Me (The Rocker #3)
by Terri Anne Browning
Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Source - Ebook - Owned
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The Demon…
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 to ever 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 that helps him conquer his ghosts. If he would just let me in, let me closer, I think I could help him…

3rd book in The Rocker series. This is the one I was most looking forward too. 

Drake & Lana's story........

Drake's past has left him with guilt, self loathing, alcoholism, and nightmares that leave him with night sweats and make him throw up in the morning. All of the band members suspect what happened, his brother Shane & Emmie knows exactly what happened, but can Drake overcome his past in order to have a future with Lana.

Lana is 17 years old when she meets Drake. She falls for the rocker very fast. They both insist they are just friends, mainly because Drake is 31 and refuses to touch Lana in any way that would be looked upon as inappropriate even if she is willing. 

Drake struggles with the past & is fighting with his deep feelings for Lana. Trying to escape he drinks more and more. The only time he drinks less is when Lana is around, he feels like he can breathe with her next to him.

***SPOILER ALERT*** (Do not read further if you have not finished this book)

One night Drake drinks way to much & Lana tries to comfort him. Things get pretty intense between the 2 of them and the next morning Drake remembers none of it. Lana lies to him to spare him the pain of not remembering their first kiss and tells him nothing happened.

The next day while in Vegas Lana is upset to hear Drake on the other side of the wall having sex with some groupie. She tries to drown out the sounds of the man she loves giving another woman pleasure. This becomes too much for Lana and she makes a very hard and dramatic decision. She must leave Drake. Her 2 college choices give her a way to stay next to him and a way to run from him and give her space. Lana needs space.

Now Drake is left asking why..... Why would you go so far from me my Angel? When she tells him it is too much for her to deny her feelings for him and watch him whore around with other woman he realizes that he has messed up again and now may lose his Angel forever.

While in college Lana has been able to avoid Drake. She has not spoken to him since the day she told him about her feelings and reasons for leaving having to do with the sounds from the other room. Drake tries to get his crap together so that he can be the man that deserves a girl like Lana and checks into REHAB. Shane keeps her updated on Drake and his progress with rehab. 

Drakes road to recovery and sobriety is a rough road. This particular path also makes him confront his past. With the support of Shane they try to do that together. Shane and Drake become closer and this is good for their relationship.

Lana makes some new friends and is very happy. She only thinks of Drake about every 5 minutes. As Lana struggles with her emotions, Drake & Shane move to the city for a T.V. show. Now Lana must face Drake head on. The confrontation is not horrible and she realizes she will always love this man. 

Drake does his best to win Lana back and then he messes up again but as soon as he learns the truth of the night of their first kiss he is destroyed by the pain he has caused Lana. Lana becomes hospitalized and is in critical condition after this confrontation. Drake will not leave her bedside.

Of course in the end it will all work out for the best we just don't know if the best is for them to be together or apart.

Another great installment from Terri Anne Browning. I read that there will be 2 more in this series the next to come will be Shane's story followed by Axton's story. Looking forward to them.

Rating: 3 Stars

Happy Reading!


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