The Back-Up Series, (Back-Up, Front & Center, and Encore)

The Back-Up Series, (Back-Up, Front & Center, and Encore)

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by A.M. Madden

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Leila Marino's biggest dream is to become a rock star. A lucky opportunity has her auditioning with an up & coming rock band named Devil's Lair. The band hires Leila as their back-up singer, signing her up for months in the studio and touring on the road with the sexy bunch.

Jack is the quintessential rock walking orgasm. Jack Lair


Leila Marino's biggest dream is to become a rock star. A lucky opportunity has her auditioning with an up & coming rock band named Devil's Lair. The band hires Leila as their back-up singer, signing her up for months in the studio and touring on the road with the sexy bunch.

Jack is the quintessential rock walking orgasm. Jack Lair is the lead singer of Devil's Lair and his dreams are becoming reality as his band climbs the ladder of success. He's living the perfect life, and enjoying every minute of it. With a steady stream of sexual conquests that satisfies his raging libido, he thinks he has all he needs in life...until Leila enters it.

The Back-Up Series takes you on their journey, along with their band mates and friends. This is a true love story, rock star style.

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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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The Back-Up Series, (Back-Up, Front & Center, and Encore) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I applaud the author for trying to self publish, but there are pages of drivel in this book that bored me. It has some thoughtful conflict hurried in pages of explanation and weak dialogue. I wanted to like this series, but I had to quit 1/2way through book 3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series.I read the first book and couldnt wait to read others.I was so happy to get the box set even though i read the first already it was worth it.I loved the charecters the ups,downs that everybody went thru.It wad nice to read story where they stuck with it so fiercley.Loved the ending very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this rock band series. Great chaacter's with alot of depth (especially Trey's story) . Would love this series to continue.
EShuey More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It's a rock star romance( which is one of my favs to read ). Jack Lair is a bad boy, sexy rock god, a Leila is a small town girl who ends up becoming a back up singer for Jack's band. I read all three books in three days, I couldn't put it down. The story line is great and kept my interest, the characters were down to earth and realistic. I loved the emotional journey the author took me on. I can't wait to read Trey's story next!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldve done without the 3rd book I enjoyed the first 2 immensely! I loved the twists, turns, and undeniable attraction. The crazy ex, the fired band mate, all led to a great story line. The 3rd book, I enjoyed the birth of their children, but I disliked loris whining, and all of the other points of giew. It distracted from the root of the whole series. Im glad for a happy ending. Not really interested reading more though.
KOL79 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this series. Jack and Leila together and throw in all the others and I could not stop reading. Must read series that you do not want to pass up reading 
chellethompson More than 1 year ago
Back-UP Back-up pulled me in from very first page!! Absolutely love this series. You can truly feel the attraction between these two from beginning. I was so pulled in I read the book in one day. I went through every emotion with the characters. Highly, highly recommended for any one who lives a swoon worthy rock star. Jack Lair is amazing. Front & Center Jack and Leila truly can face anything together and they are perfect together. I could not put this book down. I love that both characters are strong and determined. I cannot wait for the next book Encore. This series is a MUST read. Encore 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.
Iowa_Gal More than 1 year ago
In book 1, Back Up, it is the story of lead singer/woman lover Jack Lair and Leila Marino who has always wanted to be a rock star. When the two first meet its attraction at full force. Throughout the story the two struggle to keep it a "friends" only situation. I don't give spoilers away, but let me tell you this book keeps you wanting more. The characters are well written and each have their own interesting story. This book is great and I can not wait to read the rest of the series. Front and Center book 2 in the Back Up Series starts off where Back Up leaves us. This book is filled with challenges for Jack and Lelia. Their relationship is for sure put to the test. With an angry ex band mate, an ex pregnant girlfriend, and the trashy tabloids with their rumors Jack and Lelia struggle to keep it all together. Will the challenges keep them together or tear them apart forever? That's where you need to read to find out! This book is jammed packed with emotion, suspense, and HOT, HOT, HOT bedroom and not bedroom scenes. Can't wait to read more of this series!!! Encore is the third book in The Back Up Series. It continues right where book two, Front and Center leaves off. The three books in this series flow flawlessly and keeps the readers attention from beginning to end. The characters are all like family with one another, you get to read and feel how the characters emotions are, and you fall in love with each character. These characters are amazing. I really like how A.M. Madden gives you glimpse/chapters of most of the characters and in their own relationships and what is going on around them, while always focusing on Jack and Leila. The characters all have their own struggles and everyday situations but they all intertwine with all the other characters because they are so close. This series is an amazing one. I can not wait for book four, Backstage, with Trey.
Megsandherbooks More than 1 year ago
Back-Up (5 Star Review) Lila was a singer, and a damn good one. She had always dreamed of being a professional rock star but hadn't gotten there yet. Then the night came she was handed the opportunity of a life time to audition with one of her favorite bands, it didn't hurt that the lead singer Jack was sex on legs. Jack is the poster boy for the typical rock star with a steady stream of ladies in his bed and his band finally reaching their goal of stardom his life is complete. Can the good girl with a crush and a rock god with a man whore's past be just friends? When a single glance can ignite a fire that could potentially destroy all you have worked so hard to build what are your options? Had I not known prior to picking up this novel that it was A.M. Madden's debut novel I would have never believed it in a million years. Exceptionally well-written this story flowed so smoothly that once I was sucked in I could not believe how much time had passed in real life while I was so engrossed in it! I got frustrated, I laughed out loud to the point I thought my husband was ready to sign on the dotted line to have me committed and yes I cried. I FELT with the characters…the joy, the anxiety, the hurt…the love. Truthful, realistic, and touching I could not get enough!  Front and Center (5 Star Review) I received an ARC of this book for an honest review, no compensation was received on my part for it either.  After reading Back-Up I didn't think it possible to love Jack and Leila any more…boy was I wrong.  Jack and Leila…*swoon* they are just so perfect together! The growth demonstrated in both characters was wonderful…minus Jack's one mess up, though that still has me on edge because something just doesn't sit right with me and that situation even though it is resolved. Leila and her sneaky information attaining ways had me royally pissed off…but cheering her once the truth came out. I hated Jessa in the first book…and even more in this one…but by the end I just felt sorry for her even if I did still detest her.  I loved how A.M. expanded on the other characters in Front and Center. You really got to see a whole new side of Trey especially and I can't wait to find out his story. The budding relationships between some of the other characters of the series will have you cheering…and for me a little dumbfounded too. The way that all the characters interact with their snarky banter, humor, and loyalty will have you laughing your ass off and wanting to slap some of them upside their heads.  Encore (5 Star Review) What a wonderful end to Jack and Leila's story….5 stars from me on this one!!!  Jack and Leila….OMFG…the most perfect couple ever!!! I have fallen for them more and more with each installment of this series…completely imperfect they are perfect for each other. With all the struggles and bumps in the road they have faced they have come through stronger than ever…though bumps and bruises are a part of life no matter how happy you are.  I was so excited to get more interaction from the other characters in this book. I f'n love the hell out of Lori!!! The no nonsense, kick-ass, take no prisoner woman actually finds herself questioning decisions she has made…but you will have to read it to see what I am talking about. With the multiple POV's in this book you truly get an inside look at just about everyone's relationships and I could not be happier about it.  Trey (yes he get's his very own paragraph)…*sigh*…he intrigued me from the first book with his quirky one-liners, dirty sense of humor, and constant bantering. Mr. "I have no friends and am just a closed off, unfeeling, man whore" tore my heart right out of my chest. By the end of this book I just wanted to gather him up in my arms and hug him. Though you get a much better insight into Trey as his walls start crumbling down it's a tease that makes you want more. I love reading how Leila wears Trey down and how his demeanor changes around her.  I have to say this entire series has blown me away! A.M. Madden has done an amazing job of bringing her characters to life in believable real life situations complete with an emotional roller coaster that will leave you utterly breathless.