Warning: This book is meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language, and graphic sexual content.
THERE’S A NEW ROCK STAR IN TOWN AND HIS NAME IS JACK LAIR …
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 star…gorgeous…sexy…a 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.
I love a variety of genres when it comes to romance books and I tend to believe I do not have a favourite one. I’ll read a biker/MC book and I’ll enjoy it. I read a good sports star book and I like it but when it comes to Rock Star romances I am always hooked – there are few I do not devour and gobble up! Back-Up was no different!
Jack Lair is God’s Gift to Women. There is no doubt about it in his mind, his conquests’ minds and no doubts about it in Leila Marino’s mind (or mine!)
Turning towards me, a smile slowly spreads across his face revealing his…DIMPLES? Of course he has dimples! Are you freaking kidding me? My crotch clenches! How can a smile make my crotch clench?
Leila Marino is wasted as a backup singer to a small time Jersey band. She wants the big stage. She wants the big lights and sold out tours! Devil’s Lair can help her. Can she reciprocate? Can Jack keep his hands off of her? Can he survive life without her once getting to know her?
I cling to her as if I was drowning and she is my life vest. I’m afraid if I let go she’ll change her mind.
The instant connection between Leila and Jack had me excited for the prospect of a relationship between the two of them. Naturally, due to a small amount of professionalism (emphasis on a small amount!) on their part, the build up to their inevitable coming together was one big tease and immense foreplay for the reader! A kiss here and there and a whole lot of inner turmoil for the two of them led to an explosive beginning of Jackson Henry Lair and Leila Marino. It was fate, it was luck, it was destiny! Whatever it was, it was HOT! I love the dual POV for the two of them and adored reading their inner thoughts and feelings they felt they couldn’t verbalise. It was very personal to read and I felt like a complete insider to their relationship – and I loved every second of it!
The story was set out in a way that it did not feel rushed nor did you feel that any parts of it were unnecessary. You certainly get your money’s worth and then some as I was addicted to their story and found a new BB in Jack and was frantically turning page after page in desperation to finish the story and find out what happens to their relationship. The story ends just as the band are about to go on tour. Along with some pretty shocking news! *insert gasp here*
I adored Jack and Leila’s banter; their deep, emotional connection and ultimately them as a couple. No jealousy, no hatred, just pure love towards both characters. But this isn’t just a soppy, bad boy/good girl love story. Oh, no no. There were twists and turns along the way for the pair. Family problems, band problems, ex relationship problems and more. These two get it from all directions. How do they deal with them? We have to wait and find out more in the second of the series, Front & Center due out in February 2014!
I love all of the main characters. From Leila’s old bandmates Evan, Matt, Logan and Joe to her new ones in Hunter, Trey and Scott as well as her girls Lori, Alisa, Mandi, Patty and Lizzy.
A magical 4 stars out of 5 for me!
I was provided with an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase links –
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EK4LGCS
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Amazon AU – http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00EK4LGCS
Goodreads link – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18809474