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Encore (Book 3 of The Back-Up Series)

Encore (Book 3 of The Back-Up Series)

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by A.M. Madden

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You've read Back-up, you've read Front & Center, and you want an encore?
Jack and Leila have had to deal with some devious nonsense in their lives. But now, life is real good.
Find out what they've been up to. Travel into the future with Jack, Leila and all their friends. Put to rest your questions of "What happened to..."

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You've read Back-up, you've read Front & Center, and you want an encore?
Jack and Leila have had to deal with some devious nonsense in their lives. But now, life is real good.
Find out what they've been up to. Travel into the future with Jack, Leila and all their friends. Put to rest your questions of "What happened to..."

If you are looking for heartbreak, angst or drama, look elsewhere. Encore is meant to produce a long and breathy sigh.

I hope you enjoyed the journey of these amazing people half as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Happy Reading!

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A.M. Madden
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Back-Up Series , #3
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Meet the Author

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.
"It's all about the HEA."

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She also writes the True Heroes Series for Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.'s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil's Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

A.M. Madden, Independent Romance Author.
Copyright © A.M. Madden, Author, All rights reserved.

A.M. Madden is a Goodreads Author and can be contacted on Facebook, twitter, or at am.

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Encore (Book 3 of The Back-up Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
BethHurley2014 More than 1 year ago
This was a very emotional book for me to read because it's the last of Jack & Leila's romance. I love the Back-Up Series. The book was so amazing just like I knew it would be. A.M. Madden is an amazing author and I love her books. I can't wait to read more of her books. This story wasn't just about Jack & Leila it took you into the lives of the band Cliffhangers and there romances. It also had in the lives of Devils Lair and there romances. Which is what this book so amazing. This book made you feel like you was there for everyone of the characters. I don't know how she does it. It made me feel like I was on tour with them all. I am so in love with Devils Lair and the Cliffhangers I wish they really had concerts because I would try my best to be at everyone of them if they did. I'm very happy for Jack & Leila. I can't believe how much there lives changed in this book. I can't really explain much about this book because if I do I will want to spoil everything for you and I don't want to do that. This book is my favorite of the Back-Up Series so much was in this book. If you haven't read the Back-Up Series you need to read it now because you are missing out on an amazing love story. Jack & Leila are the perfect coupe and I am so glad A.M. Madden has brought this amazing series to us. I love everything about this series. A.M. Madden you are an amazing author. Also all the other couples in this book are perfect for each other even though at first I really thought Lori and Trey should have been together I learned that her and Matt are better together. I really hope that Trey can find his happy ever after. Hunter is my favorite from Devils Lair and I really wish he would have fell in love with a girl named Beth instead of Mandi but I guess I can let that go..hahaha....Anyway everyone really needs to read this series. It's an amazing series and it will bring out so many emotions in you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an ENCORE!! I'm gonna be honest, it took me awhile to get into this one because of Leila's whinyness(if that's a word), but once I got passed that, it was laughter, fun, drama, and falling in love with the characters once again. Jack & Leila are absolutely magnificent in Encore! I want more of Trey!! Amazing conclusion, and perfect ENCORE! Review by Jodi of Butterflies, Books & Dreams
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, A.M. Madden did it again. This book was truly PHENOMENAL. A perfect wrap of Jack and Leila’s story. A.M. Madden really pulls you in to the story. I felt all the emotions with the characters every step of the way. Let me tell you, it was an emotional rollercoaster!!! I laughed, cried, swooned, got mad, cried some more, and got all hot and bothered. Encore picks up right where book 2 leaves off and takes you through a journey to where all questions are answered. Well maybe one is still left… There are multiple POVs in this book and you get to see into some of the other couples in the book. Let me just say that there are some HOT STEAMY scenes. I mean change your panties HOT!! Trey’s one-liners had me laughing. Gotta love some Trey and there is defiantly some Trey in this book. I cannot say enough about this book, this series, and A.M. Madden. She is an amazing author and I CANNOT wait to see what she has in store for us in the future. ~chellethompson~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack Lair is back in all of his glory with his lovely new wife, Leila. What could happen next to this couple after the last 2 books you ask...baby makes three right? You will fall in love with where this story goes and what all happens with our favorite. You will find out more with the Lori/Matt/Trey triangle and wait to see what happens to the one she does not pick. I promise you will not be disappointed in this story and won't be able to stand it waiting for the next one to finally get in our hands. Thank you AM Madden for the journey you have taken me on for this book and I look forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Stars of AH-MA-ZING This is the 3rd installment in the Back Up trilogy and AM Madden does not disappoint. The story picks up exactly where Front & Center left us. Jack and Leila are extremely happy together. You can tell how much they truly love one another and how Jack would do absolutely ANYTHING for his one love. Devil’s Lair, together with Cliffhangers, is about to embark on its second tour. All of their lives are changing for the better. I loved how we were given a glimpse into each of the band members lives, allowing you to get to know them more personally. Of course, Jack is as hot as ever! He’s very protective of Leila (and very Alpha) but for a very good reason (can’t say---no spoilers). There are very touching moments for the main couple. There were a few scary moments and I actually LOL’d at some of the things Leila said when she was under ‘house arrest’. Leila loves Jack even more than before I think (Was that even possible?). You can almost feel the love these two have for one another radiating off the pages. You also get more background into Evan and Lori’s relationship. I can honestly say, I thought Evan was the sweetest ever in this book. Trey……..well let’s just say, some people never change! (Boy am I glad!) I hope he gets his own book! There is definitely a story to Trey Taylor!! This story was told in different POV’s and I love that! I like getting inside the characters head, and heart, and feeling what they feel. Lots of steamy scenes and moments that made you feel like sighing, but with very minimal angst. This book was the perfect ending to an amazing series and I personally can not wait to see what AM had for us ahead!
JJWade More than 1 year ago
A.m. Madden has captured my heart with this amazing story!  This is the third book in her Back Up series and in this novel she continues to demonstrate her growth as a writer! (You do need to read the first two books, Back Up and Front and Center before enjoying this story.) This book picks up where book two left off, focusing on the beautiful story of Jack Lair and the love of his life, Leila Marino. The back story tells the fascinating tale of the rise of a rock band, Devil's Lair, to celebrity status and the effects that has on the band members. What makes this series truly unique and twice as entertaining is that A.m. not only tells the story of the members of Devil's Lair, but she refuses to leave behind Leila's first band, the Cliffhangers, so readers are treated to a double dose of hot rockers and their antics! In Encore, Jack and Leila have so many game changing life events happening to them and around them that the story has a riveting pace, which keeps the reader totally engaged. There is no predictable storyline here to put you into a comma! Ms Madden has a real gift for placing her readers right into a scene so they can get the full effect of the emotions of the characters. During one particular scene in the story, I was so touched by the strength of the emotions of the characters that I had to completely redo my makeup after reading it! (They were happy tears.) There were many times I laughed right out loud at the banter between the band members. A.m. can write some funny stuff. She can also write some pretty steamy sex scenes that fit seamlessly into the story and don't feel like they were  added just for the effect. Lastly, with regard to the writing, I have great respect for any author who can change the POV between characters and still enable readers to sense the individuality of each character. A.m. demonstrates that skill brilliantly, switching the POV for each chapter, allowing several of the characters to present their own perspectives. So, the storyline is fabulous, and the writing skills are top-notch, but the real strength of this series is the characters. Jack is the typical rocker, man-whore until Leila puts a lock around his heart and soul. Then he becomes the guy you just have to love without reservation. Loving, devoted, protective of what is his. This book is a home run for Jack!  He's everything he should be and more! A true heart-melter! Leila has always shown her strength and determination. What I love most about her in this book is that when she gets whiny, she knows it and owns it, and many ladies will certainly understand what makes her temperamental. I believe her mood swings make her appear more realistic!  Trey is my next favorite. You know he's got a secret, and thankfully he will soon have his own book to reveal it. Leila is the only one who gets close to getting into Trey's head, so I'm sure the right woman will get him to open up and bury his demons. Between the two bands and their significant others, family, and business managers, there a is a whole cast of different personalities to support the main characters and add interest to the story!   I highly recommend this book and this series!!  Five shiny stars and an A+ to A.m. Madden. You rock!!                 JWade
JillianT More than 1 year ago
So not so long ago, a talented and amazing lady introduced us to Back Up. Did we fall in love? Absolutely!!! Then she let that talent morph her story into even more with Front and Center,and we fell in love that much more. Now you better buckle up because holy hell will A.M. Blow your head back this time!!! Encore is so much more than you could have expected it would be. I was prepared...or so I thought....emotions all over. You will be shocked and shocked some more. Happy cry and laugh until you cry as only our Devil's Lair boys can make us do. Falling in love further with Jack and Leila, but also getting a more personal connection to other characters that took a back seat for awhile. I have finished and my emotions are so all over the place right now with one being so so proud of our amazing author; as well as sad to be done and waiting....to so happy and excited for the ending I received. A.M. You rock lady....truly...truly you do! I cannot wait for more!!  I closed my kindle and immediately had a hang over. Fall in love again and again with Encore!!! Bet you didn't think you could love them anymore than you already do.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a phenomenal way to end the Back-Up series. I love that the events in this book are told in multiple points of view. In hindsight, I'm not sure there is any other way to tell them. While the majority of the book revolves around Jack and Leila's HEA, the reader is given insight into the lives of the other Devil's Lair members and their proteges, the Cliffhangers. Relationships are defined, and in some cases, redefined and fortified. Each character is well developed and his or her motivations are clearly put forth. The road to HEA is not always smooth, not even for the Lairs. Together there is nothing they cannot overcome. Together Jack and Leila can tackle anything, which only makes them stronger. Their friendships are cemented with the rise of their success and their families bond over the pair. Couples are joined, families created, relationships are tested, all of the things roll into a great ending for the series. Ms. Madden's writing is tight, her characters are well developed and the sex scenes are sizzling. Who could ask for more? I for one hope we have not seen the end of these characters. Trey definitely needs to tell his story.  Now the question is-how long before we hear it.~~KHrdlicka
GwennyS More than 1 year ago
AMAZING Encore of a great series!!! How do I review this book without giving anything away?? Let me start by saying, I'm a huge A.M. fan, and loved the previous two books. Encore, was better than both of them put together. This book shows the growth as an author so well. The multiple POVs, were great. It was a surprise to see what others besides Jack and Leila were thinking. The perfect encore for this series! So many loose ends are tied up, and several characters get to share the spotlight. Job well done, I got so much more than I expected Don't get me wrong, Back Up and Front & Center are awesome books, but Encore is so much more!!! I won't go into detail, but definitely read all three books, it is so worth it. I look forward to more from A.M. in the future, hopefully we'll see more of Devil's Lair and the Cliffhangers, I can't wait to see what the future holds for certain characters.......I must say I'm intrigued by Trey, he's more complex than I thought.
Kyra_Meadows More than 1 year ago
The perfect ending to a series The perfect ending to a series but yet I feel like it's also the perfect beginning for Trey Taylor's story. This book closed all the stories for  me and has made me really excited to read Trey's story. It's a feel good book with real life events and makes you feel like you really get to know each character in depth because AM did a great job in having the chapters focus on the different characters.I feel like I've lost a group of friends :( Really recommend this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicole-Author Groupies **This is part of a series and the first two books need to be read before reading this book** What an amazing ending to a phenomenal series!!! I was already a huge fan of Jack Lair and who would have thought he could have gotten any better, but he does!! Prepare to heavily swoon, get all hot and bothered, and shed a tear at his sweet acts because Jack is a man of many talents!! This book starts off on Jack and Leila’s honeymoon and then spans the next few years. We not only get Jack and Leila’s POV but we also get inside of Evan and Lori’s heads too. I loved getting to know the others characters a little more. Evan…ah who knew he had such a romantic side to him. Lizzy is a very lucky girl. Lori, you have to love Lori!! She’s feisty, thinks like a man, and tells it like it is, but we also get to see a different side to her, and Im so happy with how things turn out for her. This book ties everything together and we get to see where both the members of Devils’s Lair and Cliffhangers end up in their lives. There is a lot of success and love in the future for them. The only one who doesn’t get his happily ever after is TREY, but the cherry on top is TREY IS GETTING HIS OWN BOOK!!! I seriously cannot wait. There is a lot we don’t know about him and I can’t wait to get into his head. This is one of my favorite rocker series and I love AM Madden, she is now one of my go to authors. This is definitely going to be in my top reads list of 2014. If you are a fan of the Back-Up series you are going to love this book and if you haven’t started the series yet what are you waiting for go one click now! Seriously you won’t regret it…HOT ROCKER…EQUALLY HOT BACK-UP SINGER…EPIC ROMANCE…AMAZING SECONDARY CHARACTERS
dainer81 More than 1 year ago
I thought the first two in the Back Up series were great but with Encore, AM knocks it out of the stadium (like my lil rock star pun??) This is my fav of the series, there are soo many fantabolous moments, especially between Jack and Leila - they are still hopelessly in love and Devil's Lair are still the amazeball rockers that they were in the beginning. This one didn't have the drama of the first two but its story is still just as powerful. Its sad to say goodbye to Jack, Leila, Hunter, Scott and Trey but sens as their characters are shared amongst some of my favourite authors, I am sure they will pop up from time to time. I cannot wait to read more from A.M 
Kimberly_Kaye More than 1 year ago
First off I have to say I am sad to see this series end!?!? Yes those ?? are supposed to be there. Lol! I loved it. Encore was a fanfreakingtastic climax to the first two books in the Back-Up Series! A.M. wrote this book in multiple POV's so I got an insight to every single band member and the other important characters in this book. I laughed my ass off. I cried happy tears. I cried ugly tears. My heart pounded with anticipation of what was to come next. And it melted at all the tender and hot moments! Very HOT moments! Change your panty kind of hot moments! Jack and Leila's love story is one most of us strive for. You can feel their deep connection through this whole book. I have to say though in this story Trey was my favorite. She writes him perfectly. He's a mystery. And he's shut off. He's hilariously sarcastically funny! He's filthy. And deep down I know there's a tender side ready to show itself! My kind of dude. At the end everyone's story is complete. You aren't left guessing where their lives are or ended up. All except one...
Bealovesbooks More than 1 year ago
I have no words to describe how perfect this book is. I've been sitting here, typing and retyping, and deleting and typing again. This book is the perfect conclusion to this series!!  A.M Madden has outdone herself. Is beautifully written, the characters we love so much have grown up, and we get to see what happens after Front & Center and so much more. We get a peek into their future, and its pure perfection!! This is sort of a very long epilogue?! This is not me complaining by any means, it's just for you to get an idea of what you'll get. As an avid reader, sometimes when I'm done with a book, even a series, I wonder what the future of my favorite characters will hold, that's what we get with Encore. This book is what book lovers dreams are made of, at least it is in my case.  We get the story from four different POVs and I have to say, it was a genius move. Not only do we get into Jack and Leila's head but we also get to see what's on Evan's and Lori's. We get a front row ticket to their relationships and what they are doing professionally. I love, love Evan, he is so damn sweet!! Lori, is completely cray cray, and she is so much fun, but I have to admit I felt like slapping her a few times. The rest of the band, well bands, I loved as always, their antics and banter keep you LOLing through the book.  Then we have Jack and Leila, man, I love those two and I'm going to miss them so damn much!! Their love story is one I will never forget, the love they have for each other is just beyond words. I love seeing how their relationship developed through the years and their ups and downs. I love how they face things together and even when they fight you can feel their love for one another. I have no words to describe the perfection that is Jack Lair, swoony is not enough, that man just melts my heart. I can't describe it, there are no words for it.  These two were not the only ones melting my heart. Some of the other couples in the book and new couples, have you swooning and some melting other things *cough* panties *cough*. There are some very steamy scenes that had me fanning myself and running for cold water. There are some surprises that will make you cry and laugh. And let me just take a minute to say how much I love Trey, I  CAN NOT wait to read his story!!  I cried, I laughed, I swooned, I got mad, and then cried some more. The tears were mostly happy tears, the tender moments shared between Jack and Leila and other characters had me crying like a baby with a huge smile, while the tears were freely running down my face. I can't recommend this series enough and if you have already met this awesome group of people, do yourself a favor and buy this book, you will absolutely love it, promise!! I can't wait for what's to come from A.M, I just know is going to be awesome!! 
Jamie_Carollo More than 1 year ago
Wow. Let me first just commend A.M. Madden on how she wrote this one! Usually I have a hard time following books that are told from multiple point of views - I tend to get confused as to who is saying what, etc. BUT - she ROCKED it! I thoroughly enjoyed the way that this one was written. Not only did we get Jack and Leila's POV but we got to read from other band members POV as well - brilliant! A.M. Madden has written a series that will stick with me for a long time. Not because of the sexy scenes (which oh my GOD there were some sexy scenes), or the hot rocker guys (again - omg hot rocker guys), but because of the pure talent that she has in pulling you in and making you a part of the Lair world. I'm sad that the series is over - its almost as if I've come to love the characters as if they were a part of my life, lame I know, but true! We've been with them from the beginning and there couldn't have been a happier ending. In Encore, not only do we follow Jack and Leila as they finish telling their story but we also get the chance to learn more about the fellow band mates loves lives as well. It's not easy writing this one without giving anything away so I will just say that the Back-Up series is a MUST read. Yes, it's sexy, which everyone loves, but there is such a beautiful and sweet story underneath it all. Jack - oh my gosh Jack - he's the epitome of a book boyfriend. He's a hot rocker, sure, but he's got this sweet side that will make you melt. As for the other Lair members, well they're a handful for sure (lol), there is never a dull moment. Thank you A.M. for creating such an amazing series. I know that I will read anything and everything by this author for many years to come - I won't even need to read the synopsis! I give this one 10stars but since I can't do that - I'll go with 5!
tiffanyreed More than 1 year ago
5 amazing stars  For starters I couldn't wait to read this ! I knew before I read it it would be 5 super amazing stars!! I've laughed and cried (which is a first for me ) getting to know everyone in the story was a big plus for me. A.m. Madden has struck me awe again. I would recommend this Series to anyone and not afraid to pick up anything she writes without hesitation of even reading the synopses. I'm a critic when it comes to books, though I've been lucky enough to find several I liked a lot but this series threw me over the top !
Lerrington More than 1 year ago
Once again A.M.Madden has rocked my socks off.  Encore is the perfect ending to the amazing Back-Up series.  The story continues with the  lives of Devils Lair and The Cliffhangers.   Jack and Leila are finally married and have not lost one ounce of spark or need for each other in this book.  I love the banter between her and the band members along with her need for Jack just to breathe.  The love they have is a once in a lifetime gift that they never seem to forget.  The conclusion of their love story is just as beautiful as when they met and fell in love.  I love me some Jack Lair.  The band's popularity has grown exponentially and they are now going to start their own tour with The Cliffhangers as their opening act.  All the members except one, Trey, are finding their happily ever after.  Leila is convinced that there is some love in Trey, but his walls are so thick and high that only Leila can seem to bring them down some.  Looking forward to more of Trey in a future book.  A.M Madden has become one of my favorite authors because of her ability to make you fall in love with each of the characters and their story.  Throughout this series, I have found myself laughing, crying and screaming with the rest of her fans.  
RebeccaLyn More than 1 year ago
Wow I don't know where to start. This is an amazing series. This book is an awesome conclusion to the series. Leila and Jack are amazing together. I'm always more and more astonished with what Jack does for Leila every time I turn the page. Their little surprise is amazing also. Evan and Lizzy are so great together also. I'm super happy for them and can't imagine a better couple. I'm glad hunter went for the plunge. Tyler still needs some work but I think Tara can handle him. Lori and Matt have been through the ups and downs together but need to be together. They center each other. Barb and Anthony are wonderful supportive parents also. This is truly a family that loves one another, even if some are not related by blood but by choice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Encore is the continuation of the Back Up series. It is the last installment from this series. This book is the last of Jack and Leila’s story. A.M. Madden does an excellent job of finishing up the story and tying all the characters up. We also learn that the awesome character of Trey Taylor will be getting his own book. The progression of the story flows well, and there is an unexpected twist as well. This is a five star read, and once I started it I couldn’t put it down!! A must read for all rock star book lovers!! Heather R.Allen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given this copy for an HONEST review!! OK, what can I say but OMG!! A.M. is has written a masterpiece in this series, and Encore was the coup de grace!! She is such an amazing author! This was the PERFECT ending to this unbelievable series! I want to say THANK YOU to A.M. for creating this wonderful world for us to lose ourselves in! I can not wait to see what else will come from this amazing author!! THIS SERIES IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!! Tess Booklover Quarles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok first off I wish I could give this book and series more than just 5stars!! It deserves 100 stars,One of the best series I have ever read!!!The is the perfect ending to Jack and Leila,or hopefully just the beginning because I want more of them and the whole group. A.M. knows how to bring these characters to life and have you falling in love with them!!!I She will be one of the authors who I will read no matter what,if you haven't read these books yet what is wrong with you! Lol I highly recommend you get on it now! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book! Jack and Leila are such a great couple and I thoroughly enjoyed the continuation of their story. Amazing book, amazing characters. Highly recommend all three books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A.M.Madden has done it again! Encore is quite an encore. It's impossible to say a lot without spoiling the story for future readers. There are happy times, sad times, party times, what's going on times! I loved Encore and look forward to reading Trey's story and hearing all about the kids! From one Jersey girl to another - You go girl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where do you begin with this book?! Cant write to much without giving anything away! AM Madden sealed the coffin with this book! It was an amazing ending to the Liela And Jack Story! Through everything that was thrown in their path they pulled through it and had the HEA most people want in books. I would go back and re read this series at least one more time if not more cuz i loved it so much! The best part about the ending was AM Madden lead it into Treys Story which is coming soon yay!!.... Cant wait for that one! Its sad to have Jack and Lielas story come to an end but they had an amazing end to their story!!
ChristineMichelle More than 1 year ago
Oh Jack and Leila, I’m going to miss you both. I LOVED this book! In Encore we get to find out what is going on with Jack, Leila, Devil’s Lair and Cliffhangers. You get to read from various points of view and I loved that. To read how they each felt and what emotions they were going through was perfect. And besides Jack and Leila, I loved reading about Lori and Matt. Oh and Trey, but who wouldn’t. Jack and Leila had me smiling, crying and so happy for them. I really felt like I was in the story with them. They had the perfect ending to their story. There were definite twists in there that I didn’t see coming, but I’m sure glad they happened. All in all, I loved every ending to every character in the book. And Trey, sigh, I think I love him most. But I’m not giving anything away in this review. You're going to have to read it for yourself. This is one series you are going to want to read from beginning to end. You will not be disappointed. A.M. does an amazing job bringing you along for the ride and making you never want it to end.