Back-Up (Book 1 of The Back-Up Series)

Back-Up (Book 1 of The Back-Up Series)

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 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.Jack is not prepared for the sudden pull he feels towards Leila, and struggles daily to deny his attraction is anything more. Leila finds falling for her new boss is constant torment. Both convince themselves friendship is their only option.An intimate moment causes their willpower to collapse, and their erotic love affair to begin. Finding love was a bonus that neither Jack nor Leila anticipated. As they begin their tour together professionally and personally, life couldn't be any better for the couple. Until a mistake from Jack's past threatens their new relationship, and their perfect future together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615857275
Publisher: A.M Madden
Publication date: 07/25/2013
Series: Back-Up Series , #1
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 320,982
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

A.M. Madden's debut novel Back-up is the first in a series of three. Book two, Front & Center and book three, Encore are both scheduled for release in early 2014.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally.

A self proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. Using every free moment of her time while raising teen-age boys, A.M. Madden plans to continue writing and hopes for it to become a second career.

A.M. Madden can be contacted on Facebook, twitter, or at

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Back-Up 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Ssulser More than 1 year ago
Loved this story I can not wait for the next book to see where this leads them! Get this book now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a sucker for a rock star especially a hot, sultry, irresistible lead singer. Jack Lair of Devil’s Lair is just that. Add in a rock goddess and this book and I were a match made in heaven. With the additional tension that comes with being in the same band and not wanting to jeopardize a budding career, Back-Up was enticing, engaging, and intoxicating. The first thing that really caught and held my attention was the dual point of view. I really enjoy a dual perspective especially when the man actually thinks and acts like a man. Jack, the manwhore, had plenty of testosterone and seeing things from his viewpoint really helped me to understand and connect with him as well as his feelings for Leila. “I can’t stop thinking about you. Since my party, you have consumed my thoughts. You have taken over my life.” Jack is a character that is easy to love. He is sexy and seductive and definitely susceptible to thinking with the wrong head, but he is also incredibly sweet and charming with a heart of gold. Leila is great. She is cute and shy and very real I just wished she had more confidence in herself and especially her talent. The sexual tension and chemistry between these two was sizzling. I really enjoy a slow build in a relationship and even though these two had an immediate draw to one another it takes a bit of time and a few steamy kisses before either realizes or admits their feelings. “I enjoy being with her. This realization no longer scares me. What scares me more is being apart.” I immensely enjoyed all of the other characters in the book as well especially Leila and Jack’s best friends Evan and Hunter. Trey and Lori were fun and amusing, Jennifer is the perfect antagonist who still has lots of potential for trouble, and even Matt seemed to have a redeeming quality or two. Rock star lover like myself or not, I would definitely recommend Back-Up. It is the real, human side of growing stardom and is truly just a great love story with a rock star bonus. Not to mention a few surprising twists that leave you thirsting for Front and Center the next installment in the story.
BlushingReader More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars/Sizzling Heat Back Up by A.M Madden wasn't the typical rocker story I was expecting, instead of jumping into a band on tour the reader gets to peak behind the workings of Devil's Lair and follow the guys as they prepare for the tour and rehearse with a new back ground vocalist.  This was interesting, you never get to see how a band comes together with a new addition before a tour and I like that different "take" on a rocker romance. Leila and Jack were two very talented singers and their chemistry was off the charts!  A.M. Madden did a wonderful job letting us get to know these characters and letting the characters get to know each other.  Back Up is a story that has a great cast of characters, you get to know about Leila's bandmates and friends and then the boys of Devil's Lair.  I will admit it took a bit for me to understand who was who and keep all these characters straight, but once I had it sorted it was nice to see how all the characters interacted and related to each other. Back Up was a good start to a new series even though it tended to drag in pacing at points (I think there might have been too many life changing things happening to the characters all at once).  I knew this was a series going in so I wasn't surprised that we didn't get a complete/finished story, but I was surprised that the series is going to follow just Jack and Leila, with all the characters I was hoping for a series that focused on a different bandmate in each book (like The Black Falcon series).  Regardless, A.M. Madden definitely gave Jack and Leila a lot to handle in their upcoming tour! If you are a fan of rocker romances without all the mind numbing, angst/fighting/crazy drama then Back Up would be a great series to pick up! Front & Center (book 2 in the series) will be released on February 18, 2014!
Iowa_Gal More than 1 year ago
I bought the box set of The Back Up Series, but I wanted to be sure that I also wrote a review for each individual book in the series as well.   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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so it's not Olivia Cunning, but it's real people that I could identify with. I liked the whole series, but I LOVED the last book that takes the reader into their day to day lives after the drama is over. This writer is going places!
AnneR24 More than 1 year ago
I'm in love with Jack Lair. I won't even bother trying to deny it. He's sexy and amazing and if he and Leila weren't so perfect for one another, I'd try my damnedest to steal him from her. But, alas, they are amazing together, perfect. They complement one another and support one another even when things aren't perfect. Hunter, Scott, Trey, Evan, Matt, Lori and the rest of the gang make this the perfect beginning to what's sure to be an amazing series.
Nicki0415 More than 1 year ago
OMG I can not even begin to say how much I loved this book. I love me some rock stars but Jack really did take the cake for me on this series. Devils Lair is a band that is just beginning to make it big and they are looking to make their sound more unique so in comes Lelia their new back up singer the sexy girl from jersey who completely throws jacks world off kilter. She's the perfect addition to the band. What I love about this book is there's not huge amount of back and forth drama or insta love. They build a friendship and progress from there. I love the background characters from Leila's old band the cliffhangers as well. they make lots of appearances. :) you will laugh cry and literally want to throw your kindle by the end of the book and go straight for the next (if it's not broken)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is not to love about a hot rock start book!? I loved loved loved Jack Lair! Leila is so sweet in this book. She is the perfect match for Jack. I defiantly suggest this read if you love the bad boy rocker! ~aharp277
alexnkenzie More than 1 year ago
 loved this series and I absolutely love Jack Lair. I love books about rock stars and romance. Amazing job!!!
RachelBoundbybooks More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a good Rocker Romance? Well, if you haven't taken one for a spin yet, let this be your first. A.M. Madden most definitely hits all the right notes! Back-up is an super great 5 star read! All of her characters, main and secondary, are so well written that you can easily see them as your friends. The story flows so smoothly you don't realize how long you've been sitting there ignoring everything around you as you flip page after page after page..time just flies! I love her writing's a little snippet: As I drive my humiliated ass back to Hoboken, I try to analyze what the hell happened in that studio. I'm almost afraid to hope for this job. Let's fast forward and assume I get hired...the what? Can I survive being in his presence daily, when I couldn't even make it through a twenty-minute audition? What am I saying? Of course I want this job. Plus, I don't even know this man. He probably is a complete jackass. As I try to convince myself that Jack is indeed a jackass, a tiny voice in the back of my demented brain says, "You'd better hope so." I love the way the chapters switch from Leilas POV to Jacks POV... I usually don't like all the switching, but AM Madden does it're not ever confused on who is doing the "thinking"! And did I mention this HOT SEXY ROCKER? well how can you have a hot, sexy rocker with no sex? duh, you can' here's a little "taste" ~Laying my hand on his chest, I can feel his heart pounding. Succumbing to the incessant urge to touch him, I run my hands over his chess, abdomen, and hips. Tracing his erection with my fingertips, he closes his eyes and moans, completely lost in my touch. I take his hand and lead him toward my bed... "I've dreamt of you...of kissing you...of tasting you." The story is flying by...I'm really into it, and then I hit a brick wall.. I so wasn't expecting that curve ball... then, I get beyond that, and then dammit...along comes a smack upside the head.. what the hell...why'd that have to happen? I am impatiently awaiting the release of Front & least it's not a long wait.
HeatherWish1 More than 1 year ago
Jack Lair is a rockstar that has it all, woman, money and fame. Most of all he has a great family. His band Devil's Lair is looking to add a new back up singer to their group. Leila a small town singer from Hoboken is noticed singing with her band by a girlfriend of one of the band members of Devil's Lair. One thing leads to another and Leila gets an interview to  sing for them. She is awestruck when she meets Jack. There's definitely chemistry there, but both want to keep it professional. This book is heartwarming, funny and a must read. I was so glad I read this book after book 2 was out. It leaves you wanting more. I immediately read book 2 Front and Center the minute I was done with Back Up.
Jessica62404 More than 1 year ago
A great start to a rocker series .Warning this is a cliffhanger.This story is about Devils Lair a rock band at the start of taking off on tour who decide to hire a back up singer insert Leila a aspiring singer and keyboard player from CliffHangers.The story is about the relationship between Jack the lead singer and Leila the new backup singer. The story started off slow for me but introduced so many characters its like a huge family .Jack and Leila's sexual tension is so strong,I love how she gets so flustered and clumsy around Jack.I really like how much Jack changed when he realized his feeling for Leila.I can't wait to see how the story plays out when they are actually on the road and all the surprises that pop up,from Jack's Ex .
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I loved this book! Jack is smoking. Leila and Jack make a cute couple.
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Katiewantsmore More than 1 year ago
LOVE, LOVE. LOVE ME SOME JACK! I'm a sucker for a hot rock star~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love stories with bands in them.this book and series is something magical I highly recommend this book. You won't be able to put this down -molly
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dsperling71 More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Rock Star Romances, this book is a must read! The sparks and angst that fly between Jack and Leila draws you in while they try to deny their inevitable feelings for each other. A.M. Madden has you fully invested in all the characters wanting to know each of their stories. Great read!
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
For a while I have been seeing post on facebook about Jack Lair, and I was like who is this guy, and what book is he in. Well, I finally found him and I am so glad that I did. He is a young rock star on his way to the top, when a little lady named Leila, brings him to his knees. Jack's group "Devil's Lair", is looking for a back-up singer. Leila, is a small town singer with a band named Cliffhangers, but her lifelong dream has been to be a rock star. When she goes to audition for the job, she is nervous, giddy, and star struck by Jack, but Jack and his band are thrown for a loop by this girls voice. She gets the job, and from the beginning the chemistry between her and Jack is off the charts. There seems to be a magnetic pull between the two, and although Jack never saw it coming, he finds himself falling hard. I loved this book and all the characters in it. The band members are like family, and treat each other as if they are. I love the fact that it is also written in both Jack and Leila's POV. It made me laugh, cry, swoon, and want to punch something, several times, but I could not help falling in love with Jack and Leila. These two are perfect for one another, but will his past come back to haunt them? Let's just say his past is a little promiscuous! Now it is time to start the second book in this series, and I am really looking forward to that.
RNreader More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed the back up series. If you are looking for a good book with a not so classic romance, this is for you. I am a true fan of a.m.maddens work and cant wait to see what else she comes up with!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book exceeded my expectations. I had high hopes for a book that combines two of my favourite things...romance  and music.  I have to admit I was hooked from the start. What isn't to love about Back Up. Leila is an kind, hot, dedicated backing vocalist for her local band with a steady gig who lands the audition of a life time.  Stepping through the door to audition for Devils Lair turns Leila into a stumbling mess when she first lay her eyes on the sexy, passionate and incredibly talented lead singer Jack Lair. Without giving too much away what starts as two people trying to ignore the sexual tension and have a professional relationship turns into a steamy, passionate, irresistible story that you won't be able to put down.