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Liner Notes, A Lair Novel

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  68 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Madden comes a STAND-ALONE rock star spin-off novel from The Back-Up Series.

She's my, gorgeous, older, feisty agent... and I have no business wanting her.

Who could have predicted you'd walk into my life?
Ruined me in the best and worst of ways. . . changed me forever?
But how can I compete with the frivolous gifts and exotic destinatio
Published June 25th 2019
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Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I have been along on the Devil’s Lair wild ride since book one in the amazing The Back-Up series. I’ve ridden the highs and lows, loved every minute, and am so happy to see Lori finally get her happily ever after.

Lori has been through the wringer personally and professionally. She’s getting a fresh start with becoming Cannon’s agent and she’s determined not to make the same mistakes again. But there’s just something about Cannon, something beyond his model good looks and sexy body. His voice, h
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't say enough about this book. There's something to be said about a romance that makes you want to fall in love either for the first time or all over again.

Lori Banzini is a strong woman. She's starting a new career and is determined to be successful. Not a stranger to the world of rock stars she discovers a new talent, Cannon Davis. His smooth voice is as captivating as his looks. But, Lori doesn't want to mix business with pleasure.

Cannon Davis is an up and coming rock star with a beauti
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been with Devil’s Lair since the very beginning, witnessing each member of the band find their better half even as they struggled both personally and professionally. And in Liner Notes, a spin-off of A.M. Madden’s exceedingly popular Back-Up series, Madden takes readers back into the world of musicians as Lori Banzini works to make Cannon Davis the next big rockstar, which is completely doable because he has the looks, the demeanor, and the musical abilities to make it big.

While Madden has
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A love story with great characters, a lot of heat and some heart felt moments perfectly sums up Liner Notes. Vibrant Lori, a girl with a past filled with hurt, is looking to start over and live smarter. Cannon Davis, a star about to explode, is a young man who is sensitive yet determined. These two collide, the attraction is immediate with one wanting to explore where it will lead (Cannon) and the other fighting it because she is afraid to repeat her mistakes. The push and pull between them make ...more
The Book Fairy Reviews
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The saying that you have to fight for what you want, Yeah that sums up this beautiful romance between Cannon and Lori. They both have to fight for their dreams. For Cannon, it the dream of sharing his art with the world and for his other half to be along for the ride. For Lori, the dream is to be accepted and loved for who she is, and for others to see her as... well just her. But first she has to accept herself as the person she is not someone others will approve of. That my friends is the crux ...more
Jessica Fay
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Why am I not surprised that AM Madden has done it again!! I cannot begin to explain how amazing it has been to read AMs books over the last several years. She was my first ever Indie Author and I instantly fell in love with her Back-Up series! It's been surreal to watch her writing style change over the years.

I am over the moon excited about Cannon Davis!!! Holy Moly! He has without a doubt become my favorite in this series!! And boy does Lori give him a run for his money!
Being her first big tim
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
4.5 I just finished Liner Notes (A Lair Novel) by A.M. Madden, and I’m having one of those
HOW DID I NOT READ THE BACK-UP series moments? Facepalm. I love rock romances and A.M. Maddens other books, and for some stupid reason, I didn’t read this series yet. I’m shaking my head as I write this. Cannon and Lori’s story was excellent. Some of the central characters from The Back-Up series and their stories were incorporated into Liner Notes. I think a few spoilery instances needed to be disclosed t
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Liner Notes, A Lair Novel by A.M. Madden is the story of Cannon Davis and Lori Banzini.
Lori is working to start fresh after some bad relationships and working towards a new career. This leads her to find a new talent Cannon, a young up and coming musician/signer. Of course they are immediately attracted to each other, but Lori feels she has learned her lesson in that dating field. Of course Cannon has other ideals and wants to prove what they can have.
Enjoyed their story.
Gail Stroker
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! A.M. Madden has done it again with such an amazing book and characters. I was totally blown away by this story... It was so GOOD I already want to read it again! Cannon is beyond words the man you want to fall in love with. He & Lori have an immediate connection that Cannon won't let go but Lori continues & continues to fight it. She's his agent and he's an up and coming rock star so she refuses to let their relationship go beyond business since she doesn't want to ruin his or her c ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even if you haven't read any of The Backup series, this book is a must read just because. The characters are real, the situations are real and the feelings are real. 2 people who needed each other without knowing it.
Diane Yoz
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A definite must read Love Story!

I love it! What a great love story definitely solidifies the saying  "nothing that comes easy is worth having".

I love Cannon and Lori and I kept rooting for these two to get together. The connection they have is scorching and they way Cannon handles Lori had me swooning 😍.
All heroes should be like Cannon...a good sweet guy who's a possessive alpha.  In Liner Notes Lori is trying to be more reserved but the racy dynamic Lori comes out quite a bit and those are som
Lorie Tudor
Mar 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
I would read anything AM Madden writes !
She is one of the best authors I have read !
Can't wait for this one!♡♡
B. C. Booklover
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lori Banzini has chased a few bad boy rockstars in her life so far and caught two. She lost them both. Knowing that she might get burned was a strong possibility but loving them was too hard to resist. I've wanted to see her find her true happiness and soulmate through every book in the Back Up Series. At one point, thought she really had but, sadly, neither relationship was meant to last.

Lori's past mistakes have effected her in such a profound way that she left the her beloved Jersey roots and
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
🎼🎶💖 Slow burning until it’s as hot as hell. 💖🎶🎼

Once again AM Madden has me all excited about the Devils Lair rock band and their friends. Liner Notes is a stand-a-lone book within this world, and it is so great to catch up with the rockers and their stories that I fell in love with when I first got my Kindle App.

Once again we meet Jack Lair and his band, along with his wife Leila, the original back up singer for Devils Lair. This time they are the secondary characters, and it is Leila’s best fri
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars

Lori Banzini needed a change in her life and she thought moving from the east coast to the west coast was just the change she needed. After having two unsuccessful rockstar romances under belt, she is determined to not have another and to heed the warning from her new boss, Jen Baxter to not mix business with pleasure. The one thing she didn’t count on...Cannon Davis.

I have traveled along this journey that has been the Back-Up series since I first discovered AM Madden and it quickly beca
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
Liner Notes is another fantastic story to come from the very talented A.M. Madden.

Lori Banzini is a good woman, hard worker, faithful and loving towards those she holds dear, Lori's only fault is choosing the wrong guys to fall in love with, causing her hurt and with no desire to enter into a new relationship. Cannon Davis is a good guy, with extraordinary talent as a composer and singer, he's also Lori's new protege. Will Cannon with his good looks and sweet personality be the man Lori needs to
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Devil's Lair are my very favorite rockers, with Jack Lair leading the way for my favorite, so any book with Lair in it is automatically going to get a 5 star rating, because frankly, the brilliant A.M. Madden has already EARNED IT a long time back with Back-Up. Now she's written a sexy new rocker named Cannon, who is just coming on the scene with Lori Banzini, Leila Lair's best friend, becoming his agent. Now they have some chemistry, but there's some complications, mainly Lori herself. See, ...more
Jenny Brightman Harris
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book with the understanding that I would leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we learn what has happened to Lori Banzini and we get Cannon Davis's story. Lori is trying to get over the mistakes in her past and has sworn off of bad boy rockers. She is now an agent for LRV Media (this is the same company that signed Devil's Lair & Cliffhangers). She is being told by the head of the company to get in and sign Cannon Davis before anyone else does. Lori thinks this wi
Christina Spicer
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was great and full of the angst, humor, love and heartbreak of a Madden book. I love her talent and her way to spin a story! I truly love her ability to include my favorite of her characters in these novels. I love the glimpses of past characters in her books.

I really like Lori and Cannon in this book. The chemistry from the first meeting was amazing. I enjoyed the interactions between them both. The anticipation was killing me! I will not ruin anyone’s chance to read this book with an
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

Oh my gosh! I am so exited to tell you about Lori's book. She totally deserves to have a sweet sweet man as her HEA. I really thought A.M. (the author) would continue to put Lori through the ringer but let me tell you. She struggled enough with her inner thoughts in this novel to not get the HEA she deserved.

Update on Lori - she's moved from NJ to LA and is working for one of the biggest record labels in the industry. She'll be signing her fir
Serena Worker
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lori’s job was to get Cannon with LRV Media before he hit the big time. She wasn’t worried about Cannon, but whether she could make him what he should be, she learnt the hard way don’t mix business with pleasure, and her weakness was sexy, alpha, rock stars like Cannon.
Cannon knew he was in trouble when he saw Lori, he wasn’t sure what was drawing him to her, but it was instant. Although Lori seemed unaffected by him explaining about the label, he was too distracted, his dream could be coming t
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Definition of liner notes according to the Miriam Webster Dictionary: comments or explanatory notes about a recording printed on the jacket or an insert.

I am going to make this review in liner note form:

I would like to thank the author for writing such a great story. Told in dual POV, this story flows like a well written song.

While it is a Lair Novel f/ characters we've met in the past (this story revolves around Lori and Cannon who have chemistry and push pull about them that is a pleasure to
Trish Sutherland
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading Liner Notes was like coming home!
I love Lori and Cannon’s story and the way it flowed through the pages. A.M. Madden has this ability to draw me in to the book and sucker punch me in the gut with all the emotions she writes with and the wonderful characters she brings to life. Having some of our old favourites in this book is like the icing on the cake.

We first met Lori through the Back Up Series and have watched her grow right through to Liner Notes. Finding herself and what she needs
Nicky Price
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cannon Davis is a down to earth musician all he wants to do is play his music simple as that.

That is until he receives a phone call from an agent Lori Banzini, yes he has heard it all before but will she be any different, when Lori hears Cannon play she knows she needs to sign him asap but what she didn't expect is the man himself his laid back hot as hell and one talented musician.

The attraction between the two of them is there from the start Cannon has no shame in making his feelings know. But
Andrea Thompson
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
What happens when you pair an up and coming Rockstar with a manager who has fallen for and lost two previous loves a lot like him? This slow burn romance was everything I hoped it would be!

Cannon and Lori are both dealing with issues (who isn't) that have them battling themselves as much as their taboo attraction to one another. Trying to stay professional is all Lori wants to do, but the pull Cannon has on her proves too much any number of times no matter how they both fight it.

This was a reall
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have given up trying to chose a favorite A M Madden book! With each new book she writes I fall in love all over again. This book was no different. Lori and Cannon ahhhh those two are fire !!! With each and every page turn my heart was with them, willing them to follow their hearts. I felt them , I felt their struggles . I felt their passion . A M Madden knows how to make you feel like you are in the room , you are with them. She writes relatable , sexy and strong characters . I can see Lori st ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cannon is a nice guy that just wants to sing. He doesn't want the glamour, attention or glory that comes with being a rock star. He has a new agent, named Lori and boy is she hot!! He may or may not be interested in her, but he's gonna get a run for his money with her!!

Lori has a new client to make a star out of. She's been warned by Jen because of her past mistakes with past relationships, so no matter what she can't develop any feelings for this guy. And............then she meets the one and o
Amy Rangel
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Liner Notes by A.M Madden

4 Stars -- This was a delicious Rock star love story. We follow the couple through the struggles of living a life in entertainment. Lori has to walk a fine line being Cannon’s agent, she fights with her true feelings and Cannon can see the fight she gives. The chemistry between the two was instant and from the beginning Lori was very professional through and through, it’s no wonder Cannon would fall in love with her strength. Cannon with his smooth and sweet talking, how
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful love story for the "Lair Family of Friends"! We were first introduced to Lori in the Back Up series. She is now about to become the agent for Cannon, a musician on the brink of stardom. Cannon is young and inexperienced but he has a heart of gold and talent beyond belief. He also has eyes for Lori. Lori has been down this road before and gotten burned in the process. She is resigned to not mix business and relationships. The battle lines have been drawn and who will win out in t ...more
Fay (Funkybooklover78) Moore
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A.M. Madden's romance debut is The Back-Up Series, consisting of Back-Up, Front & Center, and Encore.

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.