A Lair Novel
Author: A.M. Madden
Genre: Contemporary Rock Star Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2019
From USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Madden comes a stand-alone rock star romance.
She’s my, gorgeous, older, feisty agent… and I have no business wanting her.
Who could have predicted you’d walk into my life?
Ruined me in the best and worst of ways. . . changed me forever?
But how can I compete with the frivolous gifts and exotic destinations he dangles in your face?
I shouldn’t even have the balls to try.
All I can give you are words, notes, and melodies.
Like the songs recorded on this album, some of which were created because of you.
You already have my heart.
Does he have yours?
He may be perfect on paper.
Cookie-cutter. Clean. Neat. Stable.
I’m anything but those things.
With me, you’ll get messy and dirty.
The ride will be tumultuous and chaotic.
But I can guarantee you one thing:
Our life together would be epic.
I’ve been with Devil’s Lair since the very beginning, witnessing each member of the band find their better half even as they struggled both personally and professionally. And in Liner Notes, a spin-off of A.M. Madden’s exceedingly popular Back-Up series, Madden takes readers back into the world of musicians as Lori Banzini works to make Cannon Davis the next big rockstar, which is completely doable because he has the looks, the demeanor, and the musical abilities to make it big.
While Madden has definitely put Lori through the ringer, the Lori readers meet in Liner Notes is a woman who’s determined to live smarter, to not repeat the same bad habits as before, and as an agent for LRV Media, she needs to prove herself to the company as well as herself, and signing Connor Davis as her client is the first step in starting over and proving that she can be better than the woman she was before.
Cannon is absolutely an alpha male, but he’s not an asshole; in fact, he’s quite the opposite, which is why I adored him. He refuses to not dream big, both personally and professionally, and that shines through in the story in how he approaches his music and the passion he has for what he does as well as how he refuses to accept any and all reasons why he and his agent should be so much more. Winning Lori’s heart is just as important to Cannon as becoming a successful musician, and it’s his unending determination to have it all that drives him forward, that prompts him to tear down all of Lori’s walls and prove to her how good they could be as a couple.
What I liked best about how A.M. Madden crafted Lori and Cannon’s relationship is that she didn’t rush anything between them. Even though it’s clear that they are attracted to each other, Lori is all about not mixing business with pleasure, which means she fights tooth and nail to keep herself in check because she doesn’t want to make the same mistakes she has in the past. So while I would consider Liner Notes a bit of a slow burn, it needs to happen in the timeframe it does. There has to be a build-up, the back and forth, the push and pull. It wouldn’t be true to the woman Lori hopes to become if she gave into her desire for Cannon immediately, especially because she’s his agent, and first and foremost, her focus should be on his career, not on getting him into bed.
Liner Notes is another great story by A.M. Madden. She definitely knows how to write rocker romances, and I can’t wait for her next one!
4.5 Poison Apples
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. She has also won the 2018 Book Excellence Finalist Award for her co-written book with Joanne Schwhem called Finding Mr. Wrong.
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 is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House and Entangled Publishing.
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.
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