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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,849 ratings  ·  237 reviews
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. Run
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 26th 2014 by Createspace (first published October 25th 2014)
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1 ½ Disappointing Stars

To say this book didn't work for me is an understatement! I know most loved this story, but it just wasn't for me.

I've looked forward to reading Trey's book. He's been such an intriguing character throughout this series and I couldn't wait to learn more about him. Unfortunately, his story completely ruined his character for me.

I struggled with, and didn't appreciate, having to read about Trey–in explicit detail–hooking up with random women throughout MOST of this book. I
Geri Reads
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
2 'not my type of romance' stars!

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Trey Taylor is the mysterious bass player for Devil's Lair. He keeps to himself and goes through women like water. He fucks them and then when things start to get serious, he'll leave them. No one really knows much about his past and as a reader, that calls out to me. I wanted to read his story. I wanted to know what made him tick.

The first half of the book was devoted to his past and his past alone. On the one hand, I liked that I got to read about his past
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 10 STARS because 5 is NOT enough!
Hero Rating ~ 5 HUGE STARS!
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Sweet STARS!
Romance Rating ~ 5 STARS
Heal Level ~ 5 BLAZING STARS!
Overall Rating ~ 5 BRILLIANT STARS!

As I've said many times, I LOVE the whole Back-Up series. I never thought that A.M. Madden could top these three books, well I was WRONG! Backstage was BRILLIANT! In my wildest dreams I never would have imagined that Trey’s back story would h
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Well. It's happened. I just turned the last page of Trey Taylor's story. And it was fanfreakingtastic!!!!

He's been such a mystery through the entire series. This is the book I've been really anticipating the most! Minus his cocky one liners and his need for sex (and who didn't love reading about that) we really knew nothing about Trey. Which I was good with for a while because I fell in LOVE with what I did know. Lol. I am telling you right now, from the very beginning of
A.D. Justice
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've loved Trey through the whole series and couldn't wait until his story was told. I had the pleasure of being a beta reader for Backstage and I was tortured slowly, one chapter at a time, while I waited for A.M. to feed me the next one! With every little detail that I learned about Trey, I wanted more and more.

A.M. doesn't disappoint with Backstage. Meet Trey Taylor, the man behind the sunglasses. The sexy rock star every woman wanted but no one could get close (except maybe Leila, but in a d
Marina (Living In Our Own Story)
Hot, intense, enchanting, intriguing, heartbreaking...

These are simply few words of the thousands that are passing through my head while trying to describe this amazing book.

I love rock star romance and The Back-up Series by A.M. Madden is one of my favorite. Up till yesterday Jack Lair was also my favorite rock star bad boy and number one BBF. Well, all that changed once I started reading Backstage. We all know Trey Taylor as the bad boy bass player who looks like he doesn't have a care in the
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"

This is the first quote that came to mind when I finished this book so I had to include it in my review. Words fail me at the moment to describe how incredibly touching, heartbreaking and powerful this story was.

We all think we know Trey from the three previous installments of the Back Up Series, but the true is, that the man hiding behind the dark sunglasses is a complete mystery to the world.
I'm not going to give
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG I FLOVE this book!!!
I fell in love with Jack & Leila's story with Back-Up, Front & Center, & Encore. We all learned the life of a rock star and being a member of the band Devil's Lair. You get to learn a little bit of each character. But BACKSTAGE is Trey's story.. We have always seen him as that guy that is dark & mysterious with a cocky smile. He hides behind his sunglasses for what reason? What is he hiding from? .. Every girl wants him & every guy wants to be him. He never gave us anythi
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had all night to sleep on my review and im still speechless. Trey is my new favorite of the Devils Lair guys.

As most of you have all ready know he has a hard shell and is tough to break open and get to know. Well we get to find out why in Backstage. The hardship that Trey has endured since a young kid that he is so strong when you hear his story. Cried a few times in this book but also laughed which is like the jokester Trey. You get the new side of Trey that your not expecting. The guys and
Lynsey A
ETA 4.29.20: So apparently Tara dies in a later book and now Trey gets another love of his life? Like what in the actual f*ck??? I literally am lost for words. Wow. I enjoyed the Back-Up series, well, the first 3 books, as you can see this one wasn't my fave, but now Tara is DEAD??? What was the ever loving point to this book??? Wow, just wow.

I'm in the minority here on this review. To quote another reviewer here, this wasn't my kind of romance. Like many others I have waited anxiously to read
Ninfa Zito-Maisano
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Since reading the Back-Up Series we've learned that Trey Taylor knows how to play the stage... especially as a back-up, front and center member of Devil’s Lair. We also know he performs outstanding encore performances. So, here we are now…where it all began. This is our ticket, our BACKSTAGE pass to the life of this INCREDIBLE, IRRESISTIBLE, and IMPOSSIBLE to read man!!!

He has the right moves and the beat that will string your heart along. He's words and actions are so heartfelt and at times hea
Rachel BookJunky Author Services
I was LUCKY enough to be a beta reader BACKSTAGE by AM MADDEN...So I gave her my input and in exchange I'm leaving my honest review.

OMG, Backstage was freaking fabulous. It is definitely my favorite of the Back Up Series by Am Madden.
Trey's story is the UNBELIEVEABLE journey from his late teen years through the present. It is angsty, emotional, sexy and SO FREAKING GOOD...and yeah...I did say SEXY, right? we all know that's what we love about Trey...his sexy factor and funny one liners.
I know Tr
Anne OK
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
Trey's story was not really what I expected -- neither loved or hated it. I just didn't find the LA element or the characters there to be of much interest. I thought it moved way too slowly through the first half with an overload of wasted time that could have been more effectively spent in NYC with the building relationship between Trey and Tara. For me, what should have been the center of Trey's story felt rushed and without enough convincing substance. There was never a feeling of being "invo ...more
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This is exactly what you didn't know you needed in this series. I am honestly speechless after reading this amazing story. A sneak into Trey will have you falling for him big time!!!
This is such an amazing series and A.M. has really just blown me away!!!
I can't say enough about this book....I didn't want to put it down.....I didn't want it to end.....
Trey Taylor is the bad boy of Devil's Lair, withdrawn, secretive. Hmmmm what has been in his life to make him this way?
You will find out :)
Marjorie Lord
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Backstage by A.M. Madden tells us the story of Trey Taylor, bassist of Devil’s Lair. I have to be careful in my review of this book because I have such a case of diarrhea of the mouth; I just want to scream the whole story.

For those of you that have loved Ms. Madden’s Back-up series as much as I have, you know that Trey has been a mystery to us. In Encore she gave us just a little bit more of Trey’s personality, and it only fueled the want and need to know his story. Believe me, Ms. Madden goes
Kat DM
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Backstage(Back-up #4)
A.M. Madden
✩★✩★✩5-Piercing Stars✩★✩★✩ ✩
ARC given by author in exchange for an honest review.

Trey Taylor didn't have a good life growing up. He didn't get the love he's supposed to receive from his parents,but he had the love and bond he had with Taylor Rappaport. She was a girl who didn't come from money, while Trey did. The love they had for each was so sweet and unforgettable.

I've always wondered what was behind the walls that Trey had put up. Why he was so mysteriously d
So this book is a major rollercoaster...

Let's start by putting a face to the main character Trey Taylor (a.k.a Andrew Glass - real life bassist)

I really REALLY LOVED (yes shouty capitals) this book!! It's my fave in the series, no doubt about it.

Trey is a super complex character and has a depth I was not expecting. I did suspect a troubled past, but not one of my gazillion theories was dead on.

After leaving his old-self behind in Utah his life turns to pretty much sex and becoming a rockstar. Li
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Holy Hell - Trey - The mysterious member of Devil's Lair that we all know and love. Well I should add - The one we all want to fork too, if I'm being honest.

By now we all have some idea of what we think went on in Trey's life to make him the guy he is today but in reality we can NEVER guess the real reason Trey is the love them and leave them type of guy.

In Backstage we get his life story, the whole thing from when he was a teenager, through his first band experience, to meeting Jack and Hunte
Jul 14, 2014 marked it as to-read
I really wish I was reading this now! That's all I wanted from the first 3 books was more Trey! Can't wait to read this.
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)

Trey Taylor first appeared in the Back-Up series (one of my favorite) where he was portrayed as the foul mouthed bass player of Devil's Lair. Closed off to the world, he became an enigma that everyone wanted to learn more about. In Backstage, we get to see behind that mask of insensitivity and complete control.

From the first sentence, his childhood life pulls at your heartstrings and you realize you will be tied to the story. Those early years full of despair, suffering, painful teenage love, an
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has been one hell of a ride. It has been an emotiona one because I am Trey Taylor's biggest fan, ever. This book broke me down and brought me to the brink of being an emotional mess.
A little about the story:
Trey Taylor was born with money. He is surrounded by people who are hypocrites and judgmental. His parents are his biggest disappointment. His mother is weak, his father is a devil in disguise. He plans to leave his past behind with the love of his life, until a tragedy strikes him
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Trey Taylor – the man behind the shades, the mysterious bass player, the man no body truly knows – finally we get his story.

I have loved Trey throughout the Back-Up series, always wanting more from him, to know more about him. I never imagined I could love him more, but after reading Backstage I have absolutely fallen in love with this man. He is truly at the top of the book boyfriend list, and I don’t know or think he can ever be knocked down.

Be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster like you
Diane Yoz
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We demanded Trey Taylor’s story and A.M Madden delivered. If you are like me and found yourself falling for Trey Taylor since book one of the Back Up series, then be prepared;you will find yourself head over heels in Love with the Bass player of Devil’s Lair.
Backstage is not your normal “rise to fame” rock star book. It is an emotional roller coaster filled with pain heartache romance acceptance and love. Backstage solves the mystery of the egocentric sexy rocker beh
Kyra Meadows
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was absolutely blown away by Trey Taylor's story. In my opinion, it is definitely the best book in the series. It was such a beautiful and unexpected story.

We all got to love and wonder about the quiet and mysterious Trey Taylor during the first three Back-up series. He was a loner but I always knew there was more to him than met the eye. In Backstage you get to know the real Trey and to be in his head and heart is an incredible and amazing experience. He has his reasons for every strange way
Karen Hrdlicka
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of A.M. Madden’s book since I read Back Up. Give me a hot, romantic, sexy rocker read by her and I’m a happy reader. However, when she adds intrigue and suspense to her stories, I am an ecstatic reader. Until reading Backstage, my favorite book by Ms. Madden was Front & Center. As of now, Trey’s story is my favorite.

Throughout the series, readers have come to know Trey as the cocky, broody, manwhore that he is. While his character has been well developed through the series, hi
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I met Trey Taylor in the Back Up series and I knew he had to have some heavy secrets. He was quiet, sarcastic and he was the dirty talking bad boy that had a different woman every night. He didn't attach himself, his friends knew virtually nothing about him and he lived his life for himself. This made me know that this would be a great story to watch unfold. I was not prepared for the emotional journey I went on. Trey doesn't have secrets, he has fricken terrible secrets. I LOVED THIS BOOK! I la ...more
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies

Trey I have been waiting to get inside that head of yours!!! Once we do get to learn why Trey is the way he is, it explains so much. I knew something traumatic had to have happened in his past BUT I was not expecting what that secret was and I loved that, I love to be shocked while reading a book.

Backstage is told in three parts the past, devils lair, and the present. Part 1 was my favorite it is extremely emotional and we got to see a side of Trey we have never scene before. I was rea
Jessica Fay
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, favorite

We first meet Trey Taylor in the Back-Up Series. He's the bass player in Devil's Lair and although we don't hear much about him in the series, you can't help but fall in love with his funny antics. We all knew he was closed off and had a dark side but what we didn't know was why!

From page 1 I was completely and utterly sucked into this story. I went from crying to laughing within a matter of a few pages, I went from being ready to throw my kindle and to hugging it closely. We see
Tracy Holowczenko
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. I think it's my favorite of the series. Trey's story is heartbreaking. He piqued my curiosity in the 3 books previous to this one. He's so aloof and detached, hiding behind those sunglasses. Even through all the crude jokes and one liners Leila new there was more to the man than meets the eye.
Treys beginning is awful and it explains why is is the way he is. I loved getting to know the real Trey.
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Trey's story will bring you to your knees. I laughed and cried and got so angry on Trey's behalf. This story is must read and brings all of the questions lingering about Trey to surface. I thought I loved Jack Lair as my ultimate BBF but Trey is right up there with him. Am Madden does a fantastic job of showing us the emotion in her writing. I swear I felt every emotion ever.
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A USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, A. M. Madden is also a Jersey girl whose addiction to romance started at twelve after reading Judy Blume’s Forever.

As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she truly believes that true love knows no bounds.

In her books, she aspires to write fun, sexy, realistic love stories that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. She creates realisti

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