Sunny Shelly’s Review: Trey, by A.M. Madden



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They say time heals all wounds. And maybe they’re right. But what about wounds no one sees? The kind that open again and again? The kind that have you feeling like you swallowed glass?


Those are the wounds I carry. Years of heartbreak have created layer after layer of scar tissue over my whimpering heart.


Everywhere I go, I play the part of rock star, shameless with my cocky attitude and salacious smirks. I deserve an award for how well I can fake being happy.


But then everything changes in my life—again.

Turns out they were right.


After all I’ve been through, I discover my heart can mend itself after all.


Even in the wake of tragedy, the tiny fragments of my heart are fusing back together.


What’s the magic elixir? In my case it turns out to be a stunning beauty with bouncy, caramel waves, a smile that has me forgetting my name, and crystal-blue eyes just like mine.


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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars


Trey is an epic story of redemption, forgiveness, overcoming abuse, learning to love yourself and be loved, and coping with mental health. Trey is just kind of muddling through his life in the wake of his wife’s death, struggling every hour of every day with depression. But when a former fling reappears in his life, Camilla turns this fragile guy’s life upside down — and whether he will take control or spiral out of control is the question.

I thought AM Madden wrote a great story here… but it was lacking that WOW factor for me. I’m sure it’s because I haven’t read the other Lair series books, so I didn’t have that connection to wanting to see Trey find his HEA that some other reviewers had. This book is technically a stand-alone, but I felt like I was missing pieces of Trey’s backstory (specifically his breakdown after Tara’s death) that must have been in previous books. But since this story focuses on Trey’s present with Camilla, there isn’t a lot of space for his personal history when they have their own history that needs to be hammered out. And I get that. But that made the difference for me in a 3-star versus a 5-star read.

Is this book good? Yes. Did I enjoy it? Yes. It’s raw and hard to read at times, and there is so much that Trey still has to overcome in his daily struggles. But there’s a damn good HEA as this guy gets a second chance at living life.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.




A USA Today bestselling, award-winning author, A. M. Madden is also a Jersey girl whose addiction to romance started at twelve after reading Judy Blume’s Forever.

As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she truly believes that true love knows no bounds.

In her books, she aspires to write fun, sexy, realistic love stories that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. She creates realistic characters and believes there’s no better compliment than when readers feel they know the characters personally.

When not writing, she’s busy being a wife to her soul mate, and a mother to two boys who she believes are the most handsome men on earth. She loves to cook, hates to bake, and dreams about living at the beach someday.


2016 eLit Gold Medalist – Best Romance Ebook – The Shortstop

2016 IPPY Silver Medalist – Best Romance Ebook – The Shortstop

2018 Book Excellence Finalist – Finding Mr. Wrong (co-written with Joanne Schwehm).

2019 Book Excellence Finalist – Scoring Mr. Romeo (co-written with Joanne Schwehm).


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