Title: The Devil’s Lair
Series: Back-Up #4.5
Author: A.M. Madden
Release Date: December 22, 2014
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Devil’s Lair is on their first world-wide tour. Taking their antics across Europe, Asia, and Australia proves to be hilarious, exhausting, and very chaotic. Most of the time they feel completely out of their element, and they’re right. Tequila, groupies and a endless supply of condoms are replaced with…well, with a whole lot of different.
Join them on their ‘Blow Our Minds World Tour’ and accept this V.I.P. pass to a behind the scenes look at Devil’s Lair as they travel the globe wreaking rock star havoc.
The Devil’s Lair packs a powerful punch. This novella is jam-packed with emotion and delivers our favorite Back-Up series characters, all grown up. The Devil’s Lair takes us deep into the hearts of A.M. Madden’s irresistible characters, giving us a look at yet another side of this wonderful family. The entire band is living their love stories, married and moving forward with both their personal and professional lives. Seeing the boys settled really warmed my heart and had me falling in love with them all over again. The novella is told from Jack, Leila, and Hunter’s points of view and it left me desperate to hear more of Hunter’s story. A.M. has once again given us just enough of Devil’s Lair to leave us wanting more.
“She finally meets my gaze, the pain she feels etched deeply in the furrow of her brow. My wife is a fixer. A compassionate, loving, and selfless fixer, she can’t fix this.”
The storyline is a new direction for the Back-Up series. The emphasis of this novella is not on their rock star lifestyles or finding fame, but on strengthening their families and building their lives offstage. Don’t worry, we still get plenty of those hot rocker moments while we follow Devil’s Lair on their world tour, but we also get to see the raw and powerful emotions that can only come from fighting for family. A.M. blew me away with the heartache and desperation she infused this story with, while somehow managing to radiate love and sustain hope. The emotions she managed to evoke from me were intense and different from anything I’ve felt during this series so far. This chapter in the band’s story was unexpected and completely beautiful.
“I plan on ruling the earth with a Lair army.”
Novellas are tricky, in that you have to condense a lot of feeling and character development into a small number of pages while managing to move the story forward. There were a couple moments where the story seemed rushed a little bit, but ultimately A.M. took the story exactly where it needed to go. I adored the growth we get to see from Hunter in The Devil’s Lair. It was refreshing to get to know him as more than the Froot Loops eating, goofy drummer that provides comedic relief. The little pieces of his heart we got to experience, had me swooning. It is obvious that this man is a lot more complex than I imagined and we definitely need to hear more of Hunter’s story ASAP. If you’re a Lair Lover, then you definitely don’t want to miss this one. A.M. Madden touched my heart with this novella and already has me anxious for whatever comes next.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Back-Up series:
Back-Up (Back-Up #1)
Front & Center (Back-Up #2)
Encore (Back-Up #3)
Backstage (Back-Up #4)
Backstage Pass (A Back-Up Series Short Story)
The Back-Up Series Box Set (Books #1-3)
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 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.