Front & Center (Book 2 of The Back-up Series)

Front & Center (Book 2 of The Back-up Series)

4.8 62
by A.M. Madden
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Warning: This book is meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language, and graphic sexual content.

Jack was a rock star on the way to fame. Leila was following her dream and joining his band as a back-up singer. An insane attraction sparked between them that they couldn't deny. Attraction quickly led to so much more. They ignored all the

Overview

Warning: This book is meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language, and graphic sexual content.

Jack was a rock star on the way to fame. Leila was following her dream and joining his band as a back-up singer. An insane attraction sparked between them that they couldn't deny. Attraction quickly led to so much more. They ignored all the warnings and fell in love.

When the couple embark on their tour, they couldn't be more excited to travel the country hand in hand on the way to stardom. The road ahead is filled with miles and miles of possibilities. Along with their band, Devil's Lair, they feel nothing could stop them.

An angry ex-band-mate, a pregnant ex-girlfriend, and never-ending Internet gossip all attempt to wreak havoc on their developing relationship. New love does not mix well with stress, pressure and guilt. Together they face each and every challenge, stubbornly fighting for what they have. Will their determination be enough?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148155997
Publisher:
A.M. Madden
Publication date:
02/13/2014
Series:
The Back-up Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
175,116
File size:
488 KB

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.
www.ammadden.com
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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Front & Center (Book 2 of The Back-up Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
Front & Center, book #2 of the Back-Up series was simply amazing. Jack and Leila, are quickly becoming inseparable. They have started their tour, their fans are growing, along with the haters. The band is doing great, on their way to fame, and it seems like nothing can knock them down. Enter a crazy ex-band member and a pregnant ex-girlfriend, add that to a lot of nasty internet talk and it looks like Jack, Leila and the guys are in for a tough time. Although it is hard for Jack to tell Leila about his pregnant ex, he does, because he promised to always tell her the truth. This book was full of happy and sad times, fun, laughter, sadness, and crying. I absolutely love Hunter and his fruit loops!! There was a section in this book where I wanted to strangle Leila, for something that she did, but I soon understood why she did it, but it still did not make it any easier to read. Jack, is truly changed, and I don't think he would ever make it if something were to happen to Leila. I also, loved the fact that A.M. Madden, wrote these books in a dual POV. I also love that the author let all the other characters in the book, shine through and have a big part in the book, they were not just in the background, they were all finding their mates and moving on with their lives too. Truly, a great series that I know I will re-read and enjoy all over again!!
AnneR24 More than 1 year ago
As with many high profile relationships, someone or something tries to ruin it. Grrr. Jack and Leila don't deserve what they've got on their plate right now, but their love is strong and they've totally got this. Jack and his CCDS smile is so sexy. I love their honesty with one another, that they don't hold back and when they try, they call each other out on it. That's what makes their relationship so strong and unbreakable. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next because I love Jack and Leila's HEA
Nicki0415 More than 1 year ago
5 Ahmazing stars!!!If you have not read back up go read that First. Front and center picks up right where it ended with that huge bomb that was dropped. This book Is seriously way hotter than the first if that was even possible. I did not think I could love jack and Leila more but I did. They go through so much while on tour and through their relationship that my heartbroken for them at times
alexnkenzie More than 1 year ago
Picks right back up where book one left off. And you fall more in love with Jack and Leila's story. In this book you go in more depths with the characters, something happen through out that will take you on a roller coaster ride. Can't wait for the next book!
Jessica62404 More than 1 year ago
Wow what a book this is the 2nd in the series and I would definitely recommend reading the first one before this one.This was a long book over 400 pages I can't believe I read it so quickly it was a page turner. There was so much happening in this book I keep getting worried and anxious for Jack and Leila. I love all the hot as Hades love scenes and their was a lot but I also just sighed every time they were together, they always have to be touching and are so drawn to each other .Leila I so want to be her best friend ,I absolutely adored her character. Jack ,he grew up so much and I found him so much more hotter.I am definitely a Dragon Lair's groupie. This is definitely a re-read for me and a must read for any rocker fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sequel to Back Up. It is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Jack & Leila. Enjoyed how they overcame obstacles to their relationship. However, the whole story would have benefited and been just as entertaining with a little less sexual escapades. Sometimes too much is just too much. Thus four stars instead of five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A.M. Madden writing is like your living in the moment! Highly revommend this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katiewantsmore More than 1 year ago
Book # 2 does not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love stories about love and bands then this is a must read. Jack is hot it takes you for a ride and you start hoping for things. Thank you a m madden
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dsperling71 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this follow up to Back-up! All the drama from Jack's past coming back to haunt him and Leila, their newfound success & their continuing love story make for a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an awesome follow up to Back up. Jack and Leila's story continues in this story. There are a lot of twists and turns that happen in this book. I love a book that brings out all kinds of feelings, and this was one of them! Sadness, angry, happiness. There are a few things that happened that I did not see coming, but that is what makes a book that much better! Another great read!~aharp277
RachelBoundbybooks More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read Back-Up book 1, please stop and read that book first. It's so great to once again be surrounded by the wonderful characters that AM Madden has dreamt up and brought to life for our pleasure. If its possible, the chemistry between Jack and Leila has gotten hotter! And for a part of a chapter I even thought that yeah, Hunter could be mine! And Trey, he actually talks and you see glimpses of his personality, not just the hot, dark rocker persona! YUMMO I loved the drama with Jessa and Danny. It was perfectly executed. Am Madden didn't just continually come across with the same drama scenes over and over, it actually evolved instead of just revisiting the same conversation over and over. I love all the description and passion that goes into this whole series. The writing seems effortless and flows so smoothly. I love the way AM Madden tells he story. The hotness factor is really there, along with all the compassion and love the characters feel for one another. If you haven't read Back-Up yet, get it, read it, and then make sure to put Front & Center at the top of your TBR! "Jack, just kiss me." She pants breathily I lower my head, closing the distance, I swear I felt a tingle from the connection. So strong is my draw to her. So powerful, that after all the kisses we've shared, and all the caresses I've bestowed, and all the times I've sunk deep into her proclaiming my love, it still always feels like the first time. SIGH****** LOVE******
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read. Loved jake and leigh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must read Back Up before reading Front and Centre.  This is the continuation  of Jack and Leila's story and it does not disappoint. I could not put this book down. I've become do invested in the characters and love that we are getting an insight into their friends, families and even the nasty past that sometimes comes back to bite them. This book had twists I was expecting, excitement and don't forget the hot and steamy relationship between Jack and Leila! This book is a must have. I can't wait for the Encore 
Miz_CJ More than 1 year ago
If you have not read Back-Up, then go back, one-click it, and do so; even with an excellent reflection/introduction that reminds the reader of the previous events, you will want all the juicy details you missed by skipping the first of this series. Once you are done riding the roller-coaster of the beginning of Jack and Leila’s story come back to Front & Center to experience the thrill ride their lives become in the midst of their exploding fame. Jealousies and imagined slights, vengeful plots, and worse surround the young lovers as they are immersed in their new world, that of fame, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and living together for months in the confines of a tour bus. All the threats perceived at the end of Back-Up swirl around Jack and Leila, threatening to tear them and their happiness apart at the seams. As the worry and danger to Jack grows Leila takes a step no one would imagine, one that is as shocking as it is smart, but is it enough? Jack fears losing Leila more than he fears for his own safety and that soon becomes apparent as well as he plunges into self-destructive behaviors that force Leila to reconsider her plan to keep him safe. Your heart will ache with them and you will fear it will not be enough. Is their love strong enough to survive or will all be lost and the young couple torn apart forever? I will not spoil the end of this second five-star thrill ride read full of love, intrigue, and despair but I cannot wait to see where the story will go next in Encore.
MsKittyKat More than 1 year ago
When I was done with Back-Up, I couldn't wait for the book 2. I was given an ARC of Front & Center and I could not put it down.  A.M. Madden has become one of my favorite authors. This book is more romantic than the first but of course I love them both.  The continuation to JACK and LEILA's  story... There's a lot of ups and downs like Jack getting his girlfriend pregnant, from what the  ex-girlfriend says. Jack has become a victim because of his past indiscretion before Leila but who deserves a heartache like this?  These are my favorite quotes... "She came into my life and flipped it upside down.  She completely altered who I am as a person.  She wreaked havoc in my world. And I love her." The writing just felt so real and it was very emotional. The sex was hot and steamy(fanning myself). I am looking forward to book 3, 4, and many more.
booklover2836 More than 1 year ago
The story of Jack and Leila Continues.. I loved this book just as much as Back Up! It was so hot! The tension build up before their relationship began was addicting and torturous. Thie all consuming relationship takes over every aspect of their lives. What better pplace to live it out but on a tour bus. Not so great for the rest of Devil's Lair.Their interactions with their bandmates provides humor in the situation. This book is a wild ride of emotions. One click and enjoy! A.Connors
Bealovesbooks More than 1 year ago
The story of Jack and Leila continues on the second book of the Back-Up series. And I love Jack even more than I did before. GOD!! That man!! I absolutely loved the first book of this series, and A.M. Madden's writing. I love how the characters developed from book 1 to book 2. The story flows smoothly and once I started it I couldn't put it down. This book picks up right were book 1 left off. That bomb sure rocks their world, but I love how well they handle the situations that were thrown in their path. The story is packed with all kinds of emotions and sometimes I felt like screaming and throwing my kindle against the wall, so many feelingssss!!! But they were so many moments that I was smiling like a fool with so much happiness. And of course with all of them packed up in a tour bus they were many funny moments, pranks, twerking, and so much more. Oh yeah then there are the steamy scenes, holy hell those two were at it like rabbits. So freaking hot!! I love the chemistry they share, those two were meant to be together and the relationship they have is so beautiful. Have I mentioned I love this man?? “You have been a royal pain in the ass.” Holding my face with both his hands, he kisses my lips softly. “But you are my royal pain in the ass." Jack This was funny. (Evan and Leila on the phone) "He quietly chuckles into the phone. “What?” “It seems the Marinos wore out the Lairs.” He announces. “Evan, T.M.I.” LOL I can't wait for what's to come for this group. If you haven't read this series do yourself a favor and grab book 1 and 2, book 3 will be out soon.
Ssulser More than 1 year ago
This book has it all!! Rock Stars, Crazy drama all the time I could not put the book down!!! Highly would recommend this series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG if this is only the 2nd book what will the 3nd one be like.. FLOVE this book... I love how A.M. Madden wrote both characters sides of the story.. You actually see how much they love each other.. That a Love will conquer all..threw Thick and thin.. With all the drama.. Highly recommended!!