Title: The Back-Up List
Author: Miriam Brady & Amber Best
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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.
PICK UP this book! I giggled throughout the whole thing! (Even in the parts that made me sad.) Miriam and Amber write wonderfully together. This is one hell of a story! Each character you read about will make you smile. I kept wishing, myself, that I had Madison and Kinkley as best friends! Their traditions are so unique, I’m thinking starting some that are mentioned. Definitely a fabulous read!
Madison Grey just lost her entire family in a tragic car accident. In the blink of an eye, her 4 kids and husband are gone. She’s more than struggling with the pain and constant reminder of them, while still living in the house they shared. Her 3 best friends try to help her get out and keep living, but it’s too difficult. The girls decide to distract Madison with tickets to see her favorite band, and her dreamy, rockstar crush: Calvin Hunt. What she didn’t expect was to actually meet him and for Calvin to find her absolutely mesmerizing!
Calvin Hunt’s never met a woman like Madison. She’s quiet, beautiful and something else. He decides he HAS to find out more about her, but Madison is scared to let him in her life. She begins to truly care for Calvin, but is it too soon? Jack was her only love, and the perfect husband. Is she ready to move on? Is she betraying her family’s memory by doing so? Can she ever have a relationship again knowing it could lead to marriage? Can she even BE someone’s wife again?! Dun dun DUNNN!!
Damn. As you can see this story is jam packed! Even though it deals with death (a not so easy subject), it still manages to make you smile. There are many comic reliefs that make the story flow. I really enjoyed Madison’s story about how she deals with such a tragedy. It’s tough, but being such a brave and strong girl, she tries to find happiness again.
About Miriam Brady & Amber Best:
Miriam and Amber have been friends for quite a few years now…because Amber walked up to Miriam and told her she loved her slutty boots, on a Sunday morning at church. They’ve been best friends ever since. They decided this was too funny not to write into the book somewhere. They started The Back-Up List in 2009; it has given them many hours of amusement. Writing these books has given them nearly endless laughter, which they love above all things. Some of their whacky real-life stories have been written surreptitiously into their books, although they’ll never tell you what they are. The Back-Up List is their personal joke, and yes they do have cards in their wallets (thanks Molls). They both live in Southern California with their families, and they enjoy going to Disneyland, the beach and fun GNOs.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book directly from the author or publisher I was not paid to read or review this book. All opinions are my own, and I was never influenced by anything or anyone.