Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: Encore by: A.M. Madden

Title:  Encore
Series:  The Back-Up Series #3
Author:  A.M. Madden
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  June 12, 2014
Review Source:  Sinful Thoughts


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You’ve read Back-up, you’ve read Front & Center, and you want an encore?

Jack and Leila have had to deal with some devious nonsense in their lives. But now, life is real good. Find out what they’ve been up to. Travel into the future with Jack, Leila and all their friends. Put to rest your questions of “What happened to…”  If you are looking for heartbreak, angst or drama, look elsewhere. Encore is meant to produce a long and breathy sigh. I hope you enjoyed the journey of these amazing people half as much as I enjoyed creating it. Happy Reading!

"Fate had you walking into that studio two years ago. I had no idea what love was, what love was capable of doing. It suffocates and debilitates and strips you raw, and I would do it all over again. You rocked my world to the core, you’ve altered every cell in my body, and you have secured my destiny."
OMG…I think we need to come up with more than FIVE bars!!! For this book I would have gone much higher. Actually, for this series I’d have gone much higher. For an author to hit it out of the park on her first try is truly amazing and it goes without saying (although I’m gonna still say it) A.M. Madden…..YOUR A GENIUS!!!!!!!! 

We pick up in Jack & Lelia’s life almost where we left off. They have gotten married and are on their honeymoon. And boy…what a honeymoon it is!!! HOT! HOT! HOT! But it’s soon time to head to the real world (Lelia’s feelings on this are too funny & cute).

I’m sorta at a loss here because the story takes off right from the beginning and as much as I want to talk about everything (I’m really dying here) I can’t put spoilers on here!!! But literally from chapter one….it’s sooooooo good!!!! 

I can’t believe Jack! He’s so good. So hot. Such a rocker manly man. But he’s sweet too and protective and did I say HOT?? He loves Lelia so much and to read this third book and see how he’s transformed but still is the same character….seriously amazing writing! In Encore, Jack is there for Lelia in a way that is going to make you swoon!!!! I would cry happy swoon tears during parts. 

I’m telling you now if you are reading this review and don’t buy all three books right now you are doing yourself a serious disservice!!! It’s that good. You can go back here on BOBB and see how many times I’ve said that. I think like 3 out of more than 80 post. This series is definitely in my top 10 all time favorites, including Crossfire, 50 Shades & This Man. Yes…it’s that good. 

What makes this series that good. The characters for one. Matt & Lori, Hunter - Oh God he’s so funny! Trey is in his one world in this book. There’s weddings and babies and hit songs and success and new houses. OMG I could go on forever! I’m not getting in specifics. The writing definitely makes his series a huge hit in my book. One of the best things about the writing is there isn’t breaking up and fighting and all the drama that’s in a lot of books. It’s hard core but romantic. It’s sassy but sweet. The characters are so easy to love…even the misunderstood ones, ahem, Trey. You love them even  if they are crazy and mysterious. 

There’s not as much about the story on this review as I’d like but just know that it’s amazing starting with chapter 1. I searched to see if she’s writing any more for this series or starting something new and I couldn’t find anything. PLEASE….I’m gonna need more A.M. Madden books!!!!

A.M. Madden's debut novel Back-up is the first of three in The Back-Up Series. Book 2, Front & Center is also available on Amazon. Book 3, Encore will be released June 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. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.



A.M. Madden 20 Fun Facts

1.   I am equal parts Jersey girl, Italian and hopeless romantic.

2.   I’ve been a romance novel junkie since teenage years. Forever, by fellow Jersey girl Judy Blume, was the first book I re-read over and over.

3.   I’m OCD. If I love one book in a series more than the others, I still have to read all three consecutively.

4.   I’m the only Italian I know who despises peppers.

5.   I’ve seen Springsteen in concert over 50 times.

6.   My top 3 book boyfriends are Jack Lair, Christian Grey, and Kellan Kyle.

7.   My celebrity crush has been George Clooney for years, but Jamie Dornan dethroned him. I am literally counting the day until FSOG is in theaters.

8.   My favorite movie is The Notebook. I predict FSOG will dethrone that.

9.   I have two teenage sons who are very supportive, but want no part of my books.

10. My favorite sport is baseball, and my favorite team is the Yankees.

11. I stalked Yankee shortstop Bucky Dent as a pre-teen when he moved to hometown.

12. My dream is to take my husband and boys to Italy one day.

13. One of the most exciting moments since becoming an author was when R.K. Lilley started following me on Twitter.

14. My greatest accomplishments are my boys.

15. I’m a great cook but an awful baker.

16. Technology hates me.

17. I am always thrilled whenever I see dolphins at the Jersey shore.

18. My drink of choice is a Moscato Wine with frozen grapes.

19. I wish I could sing.

20. If I could have dinner with any 3 celebrities dead or alive, I would choose Bruce Springsteen, Ellen DeGeneres, and Elvis Presely.

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