Book Review, Giveaway: Backstage by A.M. Madden

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Title: Backstage

Series: Back-Up #4

Author: A.M. Madden

Release Date: October 27, 2014

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance


Trey Taylor was loving life. Bass player to the world famous rock band Devil’s Lair, chicks falling to their knees at every turn, no one to be held accountable to for his actions…life rocked.

He had all he needed, food to sustain his body, sex to sustain his libido, rock to sustain his soul. For years he walked to the beat of his own drum, and made no excuses to anyone. Running and hiding can temporarily distract your fate, but it won’t derail it. Fate was coming for him, whether he liked it or not.

His past was gaining ground and threatening all the secrets he desperately tried to hide. His present was slowing him down, making him feel emotions he buried years ago. The two are about to collide. Will Trey survive the impact?


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My Rating:

4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

“I was dealt a crap hand.  I want a new deck.”

“I kept things simple.  I learned that there are only three things I need in life to survive… food to sustain my body, sex to sustain my libido, and rock to sustain my soul.  If it doesn’t fall within one of my needs, I avoid it.”

“… a knock on my door stops everyone in their tracks.  They all look as if they are playing a childhood game of freeze-tag.  Every time someone knocks, these idiots all freeze with their coffee cups midway to their mouths, or their donuts suspended right before they bite into them.”

“In my mind, I feel like I finally finished a difficult book that tore at my heart with every page.”

My Review:

I love the Back-Up series and will never tire of these characters or Ms. Madden’s engrossing tomes.  This book was considerably darker and a far heavier and more angsty story than the Jack and Leila chronicles.   Be prepared for the long haul, as Ms. Madden’s talent for story-telling and providing fully inhabited characters has caused numerous book hang-overs, and the resulting poor work performance on my part, for the duration of perusal.  There just never seemed to be a good stopping point to put it down voluntarily… I woke-up with my nearly dead kindle on my chest after passing out sometime during the night.  I lost myself so deeply in the story that I had a hard time controlling my urge to toss said kindle when the character was being a moronic prick.  This book crossed several genres including rock-star, new adult, contemporary romance, and suspense.  My favorite parts…the steamy bits of course, but what a lovely and satisfying ending – sigh.  But as always when I am reading a good book – I wanted it to go on just a little longer.

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About the Author

AM Madden

Amazon Best Selling Author ~ A.M. Madden’s debut series is The Back-Up Series Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, and Backstage are all available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In The Back-Up Series 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. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.

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