Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Back Up List by Miriam Brady & Amber Best *Review* *****

The Back-Up List has only ever been a joke- that's it. Madison Grey has a celebrity crush list of possible replacement husbands ready with the off-chance her husband might inexplicably vanish. Clearly, Madison was not prepared for- A. her husband's untimely death and B. Calvin Hunt, rock god and top man on her Back-Up List to begin crushing on her. Talk about your cruel cosmic ironies. It has only been six months since her entire family was killed in a tragic accident and he's looking to her for a hook-up! Really? Calvin Hunt, rock icon, is living the dream of any womanizing man-whore- that is until he spots the first unavailable woman he's ever met. What the hell? Is she gay? He's busily seducing her with concert tickets and exotic getaways, all while he's touring. There are plenty of obstacles he'll have to overcome to be with her and he'll need all the help he can get from his stoic bodyguard, his nosy Oprah-channeling brother and even Madison's bizarrely quirky friends who are all fighting to cross his name off of Madison's Back-Up List.

                  ~RANDIS REVIEW~ FIVE STARS~

The back-Up List by Miriam Brady & Amber Best was a truly great story.

Madison “Maddy” Grey is a remarkably strong woman who goes through something horrible beyond words when her family is taken from her after a tragic accident.

Maddy and her friends have “back-up” lists. You know, those lists of guys they can be with if for some reason they find themselves single again. What Maddy doesn’t count on is meeting on of those guys now that she’s unexpectedly single again.

Calvin “Cal” Hunt is Rock Star extraordinaire and just so happens to be #1 on Maddie’s list. Cal knew he was missing something in life, but it wasn’t until he met Maddy and her friends at one of his concerts that he figured out what it was…love.

But is his reputation as a philandering “bad boy” going to get in the way of showing Maddy that he can be a good guy underneath it all? And can Maddy really move on from the tragedy that happened to her and let herself have a chance at happiness with her #1 back-up?

-I added this first part to my blog as a synopsis but I didn't post it on amazon because well...they

already had one lol-

This story had a little bit of everything. It was funny and romantic, it was tragic and sad, and there was some drama and some suspense thrown in as well.

It hooked me from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down. In fact I read it all in one night because it was just too good to stop. And now I’m looking forward to reading the next in this series.

The whole story was so well written. The characters are well rounded and have back story and seem like whole people. Often you will read a story and only know what’s happening in that story, and nothing else about the character, but not with this one. These are people with histories and that shows.

The secondary characters are wonderful, they aren’t just thrown in there to add a little bulk to the story, they are important. Not only to the story but to the main characters as people.

I highly recommend this book, it was a very enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more from these wonderful authors.

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