- File Size: 1159 KB
- Print Length: 240 pages
- Publisher: Anne Mercier; 1 edition (April 29, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 29, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071924BXD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"What tugged on my heartstrings was the emotion Anne put into it, and the way she gave us more of an insight into why these two broken souls are the way they are." - Stacey Johnston, Books and Boys Book Blog
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(should be read in order)
- Falling Down (Rockstar Book 1)
- Blush (Rockstar Book 2)
- A Very Xander Christmas (Rockstar Book 3)
- Amplify (Rockstar Book 4)
- Interlude (Rockstar Book 5)
- Ballad (Rockstar Book 6)
- Lullabye (Rockstar Book 7)
- A Very Xander Christmas 2 (Rockstar Book 8)
- Kadence (Rockstar Book 9)
- A Very Xander Christmas 3 (Rockstar Book 10)
- Duet (Rockstar Book 11)
- Xander: Part 1, The Beginning (Rockstar Book 12)
- A Very Rockstar Holiday Season (Rockstar Book 13)
- Xander: Part 2, The Present (Rockstar Book 14)
- Pulse (Rockstar Book 15)
- Refrain (Rockstar Book 16)
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First of all – there is abuse in this story which was frankly difficult to read – I think it was more graphic than the author felt it was based on the warning.
Secondly – this is Xander’s book (this is Book 9 of the Rockstar series), so we’ve loved his character from the beginning. And yes – you really need to read this series from the beginning to really understand these characters.
Third – We find out what has caused Xander and Tera to be apart since it’s been clear that she is the love of his life. Now the first time they were apart – it was completely Xander being a dumba**!! The next time they were apart – it was completely understandable, but Tera’s sacrifice for Xander wasn’t. To be fair – I like him a little less now.
This was a highly anticipated story for the series and while I don’t think it disappoints for fans of the series – it didn’t give me the warm, heartfelt feeling I was expecting. It will be interesting to see what Book 2 brings.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
This is not a standalone...You really MUST read the whole RockStar series, and there are several questions from those previous books answered in
this one. While there are some really difficult parts of this book to read, (and I suggest you have a box of tissues handy), I thought Ms. Mercier handled this difficult subject matter perfectly .....I’m sure no one “liked” reading them, but they are real life, and real RockStars fan will appreciate this information as it gave us some of the badly needed answers to our unanswered Xander and Tera questions...❤️🌼🔥💔
Xander has always been one of my favorite characters in the RockStars series, but he has also been somewhat of a mystery...He was sweet, sexy, charming and we would get bits and pieces of someone named Tera, who was VERY important to him, yet he continued living the typical rock star lifestyle, but..some piece to the puzzle was just missing.......❤️🌼🔥💔
Reading Xander1 IS that missing piece, and it has made me ready for Xander2 more than ever, because Xander1 is about the past, and Xander2 is the present, and I can’t wait to see if after everything that has happened if Xander and Tera’s relationship will, or even can, survive....As a bonus, we get a front row seat to the actual beginning of the boys becoming the famous band, Falling Down....❤️🌼🔥💔
While this book may have made some like Xander less...I, actually, like him more, because I understand now.....Bravo, Anne Mercier...❤️🌼🔥💔
This book runs the gamut of emotions from happy, sad, laughing, crying, hurt and anger. Queue....tissues. Many, many tissues.
Good, no excellent, read. You won’t be disappointed.
Top international reviews
This story took us all the way back to the Falling Down boys when they were 8 years old. It shows how they are introduced to a young girl & her twin brother, Tera & Linc. They are both infolded into the group of friends with open arms!!
We watch the band & the relationships within it at different ages. It concentrates mainly on Xander & Tera. They first notice each other as more than just friends at age 12. They are each other's first kiss 💕 They have a deep bond, that's very clear, but Xander is afraid he's not good enough for her so pushes her away!!
As we know from the book before this one, they do end up together, sort of!!! Until I read 'Xander' I just couldn't fathom how or why Tera wouldn't be with Xan all the time ... now I totally get it & it's heartbreaking. The reason they're not together may cause *triggers* for some readers. It's brutal, heartrending & life changing for all involved, especially Tera!!😭💔
This book is a wonderful read. I hope Lucy & co give Tera their friendship, support & love, she deserves it so much 💗 I recommend this book highly, it's a real tear jerker in parts but you also get so many fabulous glimpses into all the FD boys growing up. It's clear their paths & personalities were set early on. Age and life has only cemented & hardened these traits!!! I really enjoyed this fascinating, witty, steamy, heartbreaking read!!
Debbie, 1970, UK
It was towards the end of (A very Xander Christmas 3) when Tera finally came to Xander, you could tell it was a huge moment for both of them, that much was obvious. We knew very little about Tera but it was just enough to get us wanting to know more..
Xander (Rockstar Book 9) gave us Xander and Tera's story...the opening scene alone is enough to capture your attention with the beautiful friendships that are formed between all the boys and Tera and let's not forget Linc.. Dr Mac welcomed everybody with open arms and always treated and supported everyone equally.
You really start to appreciate Xander and a Tera's relationship and so does everyone else, there's no bitterness apart from a couple of bullies at school but they are soon dealt with even Carter who Tera dates for a while understands the special bond between the two of them, he ended up being a great support and a genuine friend to Tera...I wonder where he is now?
As this fabulous storyline continues so does the intrigue between Xander and Tera and as we try our hardest to work out what happened between them both, after all we know the spent time apart but why?
As sweet and endearing as this story is, nothing can prepare you for the dreadful turn of events that are about to happen to Tera... to say it's shocking is an understatement and it completely takes you by surprise in the most detailed way.
It's only now that you start to piece together and understand Xander and Tera's relationship, it all makes sense now but oh dear talk about heartbreaking, listening to Xander and Tera's POV plays with your emotions on every level.
Patience and timing is everything and Xander and Tera knew all about that.. the ending was beautiful...he'd wait forever...she came!!
I loved how the ending tied in with Xander and his thoughts it matched the ending of his last Christmas book.!
I hope it's not the end??
Thank you Anne Mercier.
I have waited 2 years for Xander Mackenzie's book, was it worth the wait? Hell yeah! Would it have waited longer? Hell yeah!! (Though massive thank you to Anne for not making me wait another 2 years 😂) Xander's story continues on in part 2 - the present some time in June I believe. Anne Mercier is and always has been a 1click author for me, from her very first book, Xander has just reinforced that tenfold
Xander and Tera together was just magical. The things they had to go through right from the beginning and all the way through were just heartbreaking.
I am so excited to find out how the rest of their story goes.
Thankyou Anne for your amazing words and for this book! I absolutely loved it!
This story is very emotional it explains why Tera is the way she is and the same with Xander.
You've made me laugh, cry and fall a little harder for Xander.
I can't wait to read more about this special couple.
Well done Anne Mericer you've out done yourself with this book.
They have both sacrificed for each other not wanting to hold the other back from achieving their dream but they never stopped loving each other that is true love.