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Shock Jock

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  410 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Shock Jock

I’m Vaughn Lair.
You might have heard of my rock star cousin, Jack.
I’m on the radio for entirely different reasons.
My voice may not cause women to swoon through music and lyrics…it’s the content of my syndicated radio show that has them desperate to talk to me.
I’m a sex therapist who doles out great advice.
My doctorate gives me license to hold nothing back.
My li
Paperback, 363 pages
Published November 7th 2017 by A.M. Madden
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Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: A.M.Madden Fans, Romance
3.5 For Once He's Shocked Stars
* * *1/2 Spoiler Free
This has a smart and interesting concept. Take a Radio Talk Guy with the flavor of Howard Stern and a very best female friend who has been there from the beginning of his career.
They both were friends from college. The trust level and real bond never wavered. Now this Radio Star has the opportunity to really make to the top in NYC. He leaves Los Angeles and the main rock in his life, Haven, his best pal and personal assistant goes with him.

Mindy Lou's Book Review
Narrator Review: Tor Thom & Charley Ongel
Distinguishable between characters: 4 Stars
Impersonating opposite sex: n/a - all female parts were done with female narrator and the same with the male parts/male narrator.
Accents: 4 Stars - very small Russian part.
Overall enjoyment of Performance: 4 Stars.
Recommend audible version: Yes.

Story Review:
This was good, but not great. I went into this one blind and I didn't know who the heroine was until almost half the book was over. The first half just
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Only a shrink could help a shrink."

The author's Back-Up series is one of my all-time favorites in the rockstar romance genre. Learning that there was a new Lair in town was very exciting to me and I couldn't wait to read Shock Jock. Now that I've had the pleasure, let's just say I'm still a #LairLover and I have book boyfriend(s).

Vaughn is the sexy voice over the radio that just so happens to have the body to match. You never know when you're listening to the radio, right? But when Vaughn is
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
When I first came across Shock Jock, I fell in love with the synopsis. I was really intrigued by it and loved the fact that this story was told from the male point of view. There is nothing I love more than getting to see a romance through the eyes of a man and I think this author did a wonderful job staying in the male point of view.

When I started reading this book, I was absolutely hooked. I loved Vaughn and his radio show. I loved his attitude and the advice that he would give to his callers.
Beneath The Covers Blog
So I'm going to be brutally honest here, as I think all reviews should be that way...

I couldn't connect with this story.

As much as I LOVE A.M. Madden's books, and I was highly anticipating this sexy new Lair's story, I just had a hard time fully enjoying this book. There were a couple things that just didn't sit well with me, but the major factor was that I was completely losing interest in the first 40-45% of the book. I found it to be slow moving and had no real focal point to where the story
Three Chicks
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

“There’s a reason actions speak louder than words, because sometimes words get us into trouble. They’re misunderstood, assumed, or they simply aren’t enough to properly communicate with.”

Sex Therapist Vaughn Lair’s star is on the rise; already known for his famous radio talk show he’s about to go even bigger. He packs his bags and moves from Sunny California to Ice Cold NYC. Not only does his star get bigger but his life keeps considerably more complicated.

Vaughn’s new
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Shock Jock is my first foray into the world of the Lair's and I can honestly say it has now made me desperate to meet the rest of the extended family. 

Vaughn is a trained psychologist, specialising in sex therapy. His hottie mchotterson good looks and panty-melting voice make him a natural for media work, however, the censorship laws for public radio have created more than a few problems for Vaughn leading him to take the opportunity to join a satellite radio station in New York. Even if this me
I can’t tell you how excited I was to read this book! I have been a Lair lover for a long time. Jack Lair that is! I fell head over heels with Jack Lair and his band in the Back-Up series. I had no idea I would lose my heart to Vaughn Lair too!

What a great ride! This is told in the male point of view and I laughed my ass off. He is so knowledgeable and so good at his job, but he is also a clueless man! I loved it! He is the total package; smart, sexy, gorgeous, and vulnerable. I loved his relati
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's a new Lair in town, and his name is Vaughn. Let me just say, I LOVED this book. Vaughn is one of my favorite book boyfriends. Some of you might recognize the name, "Lair" from A.M. Madden's Backup Series. However, this Lair is my favorite...and that says a lot since his cousin Jack is super swoony.

"You're on the air with Vaughn, how can I get you off?" <----Um...let me count the ways!

Vaughn hosts a sex talk radio show. He gives advice to his callers and listens to what they have to s
Diane Yoskowitz
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Amazing! The Best!  I am #LairLover X2 now!

Vaughn Lair (Jack Lair - the rockstar's cousin) is Smart Sexy and Brazen.   He's a sex therapist who has his own radio show and nothing is off limits to this Shock Jock. I was so lost in the story. I needed to see who could bring this cocky shrink to his knees.
The romance was passionate and hot and Vaughn definitely found his prefect match. There are swoonworthy moments and some turmoil in this relationship, the perfect blend to keep you glued to
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
It's a known fact that AM Madden's Back Up series is one of my all time favorites and I was thrilled to get to revisit some of my favorite characters in Shock Jock. But, oh man, did I adore Vaughn Lair all on his dirty-talking, sexy AF own.

I knew I would be engrossed in reading Shock Jock, so I had to plan a span of time to ignore the world and read. I finally had that chance yesterday and the roof could have blown off my house and I wouldn't have cared as long as my kindle remained in my hand.
Vaughn Lair aka The Shock Jock is one of my newest book boyfriends. Can I just say I want to be his, his, wait, I just want to “be” around him.

The bantering between him and Haven was hilarious! I loved Haven, I loved how she felt real and how she “lived” in her head, because, I mean really, don’t we all do that???

This story was perfect! Can I have more of Vaughn???? Pretty please??????

Reviewed by: Dana D.
Sandy S
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 7, 2017

Shock Jock

I’m Vaughn Lair.
You might have heard of my rock star cousin, Jack.
I’m on the radio for entirely different reasons.
My voice may not cause women to swoon through music and lyrics…it’s the content of my syndicated radio show that has them desperate to talk to me.
I’m a sex therapist who doles out great advice.
My doctorate gives me license to hold nothing back.
My listeners have crowned me the King of Romance.
I change relationships f
Nov 16, 2017 rated it liked it
3 Stars

I expected this book to be flirty, fun, steamy, and maybe a little bit angsty (given the synopsis), and that's pretty much what it was. But I confess, I was a bit disappointed.

Friends to lovers stories are one of my all-time favourites, so it doesn’t usually take a heck of a lot to please me when it comes to the genre. But damn, these two really made things drag.


The friendship between BFF’s Vaughn and Haven was solid (as a rock). These two had each other’s back, knew all ther
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The ‘King of Romance’ The ‘SEXpert’ The ‘Erotic Shock Jock’ ‘The Man with a Plan’

These monikers all apply to Vaughn Lair and illustrate how much his listeners/fans love his radio show, seeking his guidance and male perspective when it comes to love, sex, and relationships.

But it’s clear after one unexpected ‘On Air’ phone call that Vaughn might not know how to take his own advice, which puts him into a rather uncomfortable position - one where the teacher must become the student and hopefully l
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

What can I say? I was totally engrossed and read this book from front to back without stopping, not even for sleeping...ha ha! This story was light hearted, sinfully sexy and I didn't want it to end.

Sex therapist Vaughn Lair. Yes, some of you will recognise that last name, especially most followers of the author. He is the complete package, tall, dark, sexy and a voice that will make you melt like chocolate on a hot day. The perfect voice for rad
Kim BookJunkie
**Review of the audiobook which I received free in exchange for my honest review**

STORY: 3 stars
OVERALL: 2.5 stars

SHOCK JOCK is is a sexy, sweet, basic friends to lovers story. The characters are likable but we don’t know a lot about their histories or backstories. The book is easy read and I enjoyed the portions where the main character worked as a sex therapist radio host but there isn’t any depth to it and aside from one small twist, it’s blatantly predictable.

Linda Rea
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love A.M.Maddens books and this one is perfect! Vaughn Lair cousin of Jack Lair is famous all on his own having a very successful radio show based on sex therapy and he is about to make a change by going to satellite radio. His assistant Haven who keeps his life beyond organized put his name out there but the side effect is moving to New York. Vaughn hates New York but the chance to have a show with no filters he can’t pass this chance up but Haven forces him to see the bright side of eve ...more
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
I laughed, swooned, and fell in love with another Lair!! It was so fun reading the male POV, even if he was a cocky dirty minded shrink. The beginning was a little slow moving but once the story really took off I couldn’t put it down. I love a good friends to lovers romance with some fun twists added in!

I loved getting some of our favorite Devil’s Lair members make an appearance. I’ve missed them!! This was a fun romance with a sassy female and a dirty, tell it like it is male. I love them toget
Debbie Collins
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is another Lair in town and his name is Vaughn. No he doesn't have a rock band like his cousin Jack, but he does have a huge audience as a radio sex therapist. Haven is his best friend and personal assistant, she is the glue that holds Vaughn together, he would be lost without her. This is a best friend to lovers kind of book, and I know that you will not only swoon over Vaughn, but will also be rooting for him and Haven.
This is a flirty, fun, hot, and sexy read with just the right amount
Steph's Romance Book Talk
What to say about Vaughn Lair...

This book surprised the shit out of me!! I thought I was getting a book about a music dj but that is not what I got. What I got was a super sexy talk radio personality that moves from regulated radio to pay radio. Vaughn is a sex therapist with a very special talent. He has a best friend that is super sassy, funny, and takes care of him. This is Vaughn's journey of taking his own advise. I enjoyed the ride and will be reading the series that this book is a spin-of
Karrie Mellott Puskas
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Move over Jack Lair! There’s a new hot Lair in town....Vaughn!

Omg this book is just so much more than I could expect! I didn’t expect to find Vaughn hotter than Jack! Yes ladies! I love Jack but damn Vaughn is WOWSA!!!

Haven and Vaughn’s story is unique. I love that they’ve been friends for years first! I love how their relationship develops into more!

You don’t want to miss this book!!!
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Vaughn Lair aka The Shock Jock is one of my newest book boyfriends. Can I just say I want to be his, his, wait, I just want to “be” around him.

The bantering between him and Haven was hilarious! I loved Haven, I loved how she felt real and how she “lived” in her head, because, I mean really, don’t we all do that???

This story was perfect! Can I have more of Vaughn???? Pretty please??????

One click is a must!!!!!
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
From Chapter one oh Vaughn it’s immediate chemistry you’re just drawn in. Haven oh you’ll adore her. I love a friend to lover and this just give it to you good . What is better than a hot male sex therapist on air shock jock but he’s respectful and this ladies is such a turn on (I usually love an asshole?) . I found myself girl crushing on Haven his best friend and assistant . Life changes and forced hands these two have some reality checks no spoilers go read ! LOVED IT.
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I listened to this book on audio! Loved it!! Pulled me in right away. Amazing characters!! If you get the chance to listen on audio, the narrators were awesome!!
Kelly Emery (Beneath The Covers Blog)
Full review can be found at Beneath The Covers Blog -->

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.*
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
A bit of a yawn.

I read it because I liked Jack
Jenny Brightman Harris
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this book with the understanding I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

IN this book we meet Vaughn Lair and Haven Castell. In this book Vaughn is a licensed therapist that does a radio show. His show has been picked up by talk radio which will get the sensors off his back but he has to move from L.A. to New York. The only thing he is taking with him is his best friend and personal assistant Haven. They have known each other for years since she walked in on him and her college ro
Wit & Wonder Books
** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **

“You’re on with Vaughn. How can I get you off?”

A.M. Madden, USA Today Bestselling romance author of The Back-Up series, brings us her newest release, Shock Jock. A romance told from the male perspective by a character whose profession is all about being physically intimate.

Vaughn Lair is a local radio personality and sex therapist who has just been offered his dream job in satellite radio. Without the restrictive censorship of public radio,
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!

In the mood for a friends to lovers romance? Then Shock Jock by AM Madden is for you! I purposely didn’t read the blurb on this one, it’s AM Madden so I’m going to be reading it either way. It was kind of fun not knowing what I was getting in to. I was making guesses from the get go as to what would happen. Some were way off and some were spot on and I was STILL shocked when things happened!

Vaughn Lair (yes that’s right Lair….for you AM Madden fans you know what that means!!) has a “S
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