After being approved the galley for the latest Sinners on Tour book, Wicked Beat, my series OCD wouldn’t let me get to it until I had read the previous books. So off I went to get started on the series. Thank goodness that I checked the reading order of the series through Olivia Cunning‘s website. I don’t like to read out of order and although these can be read as stand-alones I don’t enjoy spoilers.
Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1)
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: The first in a new erotic romance series, Backstage Pass is a sizzling mix of sex, love, and rock n’ roll
It’s been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band, Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he’s found his heart’s muse, he doesn’t want to live without her?
Review: Brian was adorable and sweet and everything you wouldn’t expect from a rock star. Wait, no that’s not true because he was sexy as hell and passionate and hot and did I say sexy? Anyhow, he was a whole lot of things and I loved him.
Myrna was cool, but not what I would have envisioned for Brian. What finally sold her to me was her loyalty and her honesty towards him. She made her intentions clear and never deviated from them until after her time with the band was through.
Yes, there was a lot of sex but c’mon, it was fun and passionate and in some cases shocking. I could have done without some of the scenes, but I loved Brian so much that I enjoyed seeing him in action every chance I got. There was this on time when…er, nope, not going there because I need to finish the review!
All in all, a great, little sexy read with an ultra sexy, caring man, a bit of romance a whole lot of passion.
Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour #2)
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: An ultimatum can break your heart….
Every night lead singer, Sed Lionheart whips thousands of women into a frenzy with his voice alone. But the stage is the only place Sed feels any passion since he lost Jessica…
If you’re not willing to break all the rules…
It shattered her heart, but law student Jessica broke off her engagement to Sed, determined to be successful on her own terms. But no other man can ever hold a candle to Sed…
Then a chance meeting and tortuously close quarters lead to uncontrollable flares of passion and rediscovery of their unique penchant for public encounters. Now, in addition to the risk of mutual heartbreak every time they get together, they’re in danger of truly scandalous public exposure…
Review: So after devouring Brian’s book, I was surprised to see that Sed’s story was next. I thought that since he was the lead singer, he such a player he would be amongst the last to settle down. Hmmm, maybe he should have. I don’t know. I didn’t feel that deep connection between these two. Could they fuck? Every which way imaginable. Was their connection so great that it could stand so many obstacles? Er, nope.
There were moments that sold me on it, but just as many that made me doubt it. My rating is basically for Olivia’s ability to draw me into the story even though I couldn’t stand Jessica and thought that Sed was making a mistake. She did this by including the other events that took place within the story. I got to see another side of Jace, Eric and Trey and for that alone I upped my rating to 3 stars.
All in all, a good read that shed light into some of the other band members and maintained the attitude and vibe of being on tour with the Sinners.
Hot Ticket (Sinners on Tour #3)
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: There are things in bassist Jace Seymour’s past that he is unwilling to share with anyone. To cover his guilt and anguish, he seeks dominatrix Mistress V (Aggie) to temporarily placate his inner turmoil.
Aggie doesn’t have much use for men–besides the power rush she gets when they’re begging for mercy at her feet–but Jace isn’t like her usual clients. His cool defiance and unexpected dominance in the bedroom drives her to distraction and quickly steals her heart.
When circumstances threaten Jace’s position in Sinners, Aggie must help him regain his rightful place in the band while showing him that time and love can heal all wounds.
Review: Jace, Jace, Jace. I don’t know why the quiet, strong yet vulnerable dominating type always does it for me. Every. Fucking. Time. It’s ridiculous how I love them. I know, I know, I love most of my fictional men, but not like this. *sigh* Jace.
Okay, so now that I’ve stop daydreaming about those succulent kisses and the way he took his time exploring…*cough*
So…the reason I loved this story so much was because Jace had caught my eyes in previous books and I was so curious to know more about him that I totally forgot about his sex appeal. I wanted to know him. What made him tick, what made him hot, his emotions, his thought. Hell, I’m crushing, I know. I’ll stop.
Anyway, once again Olivia Cunning delivered in the sex and chemistry department. I’m just so glad that she decided to bring on the emotions. Jace was vibrating with them. From loss to lust all through pain and pleasure, Olivia brought them all to the page for them to have the most impact on the reader. I loved it! Every whisper, every thought, every flick of the whip. It all led to Jace’s growth as a person and a took him a step away from the guilt he was carrying. Of course, thus had much to do with Aggie. She was the prefect match for Jace. Although strong-minded and independent, when she finally accepted her feelings for Jace she was NOT letting him go. Phew! It made for some good reading.
All in all, Hot Ticket was an amazing emotional journey filled with sexy as hell moments, tender moments and heartbreaking ones too. Awesomeness!
Don’t miss my review for Eric’s story, Wicked Beat, it is scheduled for later this week.