New Release + Giveaway + Review – SHOCK JOCK by A.M. Madden

Title: Shock Jock: A Lair Novel
Author: A.M. Madden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2017

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 for the better.
I’m the SEXpert
The erotic shock jock.
The man with a plan.
Until one call on the air turns the tables on me.
A stranger suddenly has me questioning everything I thought I knew about myself.
And then an unexpected turn of events between my best friend and me only worsens my confusion.
I have all the answers, except when it comes to my own damn love life.
This man no longer has a plan.
This man is now the one needing advice.

This book is a contemporary stand alone novel from the male pov meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.

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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 was headed.

Yes, there were aspects of the story that I very much enjoyed. The humorous dialogue and the mysterious “Apple” that was featured. But that was about it. The sudden “switch” that flipped for Vaughn didn’t seem that believable to me, and it seemed like the romantic relationship between him and Haven lacked a building of desire on his end.

I guess I’m just a little let down by this story. Okay, maybe more than just a little. And maybe the anticipation and excitement was built up on my part as I LOVE the author’s Back-Up Series (#LairLover for life!), and was hoping for this book to be more along those lines. But I will say that just because I didn’t care for this story, it will in no way deter me from reading the author’s future novels. This one was just a miss for me, unfortunately.

3 Stars

~Kelly

About the Author 

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House and Ever After Romance.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

A.M. Madden, Independent Romance Author.
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