Review: In Flight (Up in the Air #1) by R. K. Lilley

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Title:  In Flight
Author:  R. K. Lilley
Publisher/Year:  R. K. Lilley 1/18/13
Length:  308 Pages
Series: Up In the Air #1

Overview

When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter. The normally unruffled Bianca can’t seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.

Bianca is accustomed to dealing with supermodels and movie stars in her job as a first class flight attendant, but James Cavendish puts them all to shame in the looks department. If only it were just his looks that she found so irresistible about the intimidating man, Bianca could have ignored his attentions. But what tempts her like never before is the dominant pull he seems to have over her from the moment they meet, and the promise of pleasure, and pain, that she reads in his eyes.

My Thoughts

I was turned onto this story/series by a group that i belong to on WordPress and i have to say that i’m glad that i checked it out.  We were quickly taken into a world that’s typical of Erotica, where the leading male is quite powerful and impressive at such a young age, and the female lead is typically from the complete other end of the spectrum.

so here is where we meet Bianca who is a flight attendant based out of Las Vegas and she has the pleasure of working First Class.  Her past quickly comes up in this story as she we learn that she met her best friend and co-worked Stephan while they were both living on the streets and homeless.  We’re quickly told that her parents are both dead and that Stephan ran away from his mormon family because his preferences don’t jive with their beliefs.  all for the better for these 2 since they are quite a great pair/duo and consider the other to be family.

We then meet James Cavendish who is a billionaire hotel owner among other things and he’s found himself on a few of Bee’s flights.  Some by accident, some not so much.

On one of those flights, we see the chemistry start to fly between them, and it’s taken up a notch when James propositions her on a layover that they have in NYC….and when she doesn’t agree to the meeting, he finds a way to find her (through Stephan).  This makes us really want to like him because he’s making sure that her closet confidant is on his side, and that’s bodes well for him for about a week.

Throughout that week, we see that Bianca hands over her virginity to a sexy well practiced powerful man, and he introduces her to the BDSM lifestyle.  He tries to lavish her with gifts which she’s clearly not so comfortable accepting, but that’s to be expected as well.

What i really liked about this is that we know that James has his own haunted past and it takes us most of the story to get to the bottom of it, and it’s a nice relief which makes you want to adore him even more.  So just when things seem like they are right on track for these 2, Bee sees a woman who ‘convinces’ her that James isn’t quite honest and single, and then Bianca gets the scare of her life one night when she’s waiting for Stephan to come home.  It lands her in the hospital, and that’s where our story leaves off.

it’s also nice to see that the development of the relationship isn’t without a hitch.  that we get to see how Bianca worries about what this will mean to her in the future (post James) vs. some of the other stories that we get in this genre that don’t really think about those ramifications.  I kind of wish that we knew more about James and what he’s thinking but i’m sure that will come up in the next installments.

I’m happy that i have the next installment already on ebook so i can get right into it and see what happens.  Nothing will be easy for them, but i know that once they find their way back to each other, we’ll get some great scening, and it’ll be worthy of a few cold showers..

Review: Origin (Lux Series #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Title:  Origin
Author:  Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher/Year:  Entangled Publishing LLC, 8/27/13
Length:  400 Pages
Series: Lux Series #4

Overview

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

My Thoughts

Trust No One, and Is Love Enough?  These are 2 things that we have come to adore about this series and those same thoughts really pull us through this entire 4th installment.  When we last left these characters, everyone had gone to rescue Beth from Daedelus and had trusted Blake to get them in and out safely.  Of course we know that Blake CANNOT be trusted, and he burned them again.  Katy is now trapped inside and has been captured.  She’s going to quickly find out what Beth went through and figure out how to survive.

Daemon of course is having a hard time being on the outside since he’s now admitted that he loves Katy and that she’s his world.  He’s so adamant about getting to her that he even willingly goes against the Luxen and decides that he’d rather be with her and have to leave the community – so that’s what he does.

This story not only takes us through Katy’s journey inside Area 51, but brings Daemon along for the ride.  We learn that the Luxen and Arum aren’t the only ones out there.  Hybrids are more common than we know, and there’s an interesting twist when a Hybrid and Luxen mates.  aka….ORIGIN.

Once these 2 get one challenge behind them, they  face a world of struggle, and it’s really interesting where this story takes us.  We think that we may be over one hurdle only to get double crossed by someone that you’d never expect and then find that things are even worse than they seemed just moments ago.

The way that this 4th book ends is great since the anxiety was really built up and hedged in such a way that you really wish that the next book was available for download right now.

This installment has certainly solidified my opinion of Jennifer L Armentrout as a great contemporary/fantasy author since she’s managed to bring a perfect blend of Sci-Fi and YA Adult into this story that it seems real while giving you that fantasy edge.

Enjoy all!

Review: Share Me (One Night with Sole Regret #.5) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Share Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Vulpine Press 3/28/13
Length:  58 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #.5

Overview

A Prequel to Sole Regret
After a benefit concert, Lindsey longs for an amazing Christmas Eve with her favorite band, Sole Regret, to thank them for their generosity. Even though she followed their tour bus up a slick mountain pass in a blizzard, she never expected to spend one snowy night with two generous rock stars who love to share their gifts. Trapped on a tour bus with her best friend, a band of rowdy musicians, and their bus driver, whatever will these ladies do to keep warm? Perhaps a better question is what won’t they do?

My Thoughts

I’m kind of glad that i read this after #5 because now i know who Lindsay is and i kept wanting to see if i could figure out what was going to happen.  Lucky for me, i didn’t.  It’s nice though that Olivia Cunning decided that she was worthy of a prequel and that hopefully it means that we’ll get to see more of her because i see her for what she is – a nice girl who wanted a night of fun, and didn’t intentionally find herself in the situation that she’s in (well…sort of).

In this prequel, we find the band on christmas eve where they are doing a charity show for a little girl who’s really sick.  On the bands way to their next stop, they get stuck in a blizzard, and low and behold, a fan and her friend are in the car right behind the stranded tour bus in the hopes that they’ll get meet the guys.

Meet them is just the clean version of what happened.  This story gave us some interesting spins on friendship and where passion and sex can take you.  We not only see more of the relationship between Kelly and Owen, but we see an interesting thing here with Lindsey and her best friend Vanessa.  All nice and steamy, and well…quite a lot of active fun on a tour bus.

not much more else to say about it, but that it was a nice few chapters to read.  i guess we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for the band and Lindsey.

Review: Tie Me (One Night With Sole Regret #5) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Tie Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Vulpine Press 6/14/13
Length:  146 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #5

Overview

His heart is tied to his past…
When Sole Regret’s rhythm guitarist, Kellen Jamison, vowed to be faithful to his fiancée and love her forever, he meant it. He never expected to lose her to cancer so early in life. He’s certain he’ll never love again, but destiny has another plan for him.

Her heart is tied to her work…
Grammy-winning classical composer and piano virtuoso, Dawn O’Reilly, is overwhelmed with music-writing deadlines, a fickle muse, and high-expectations. She doesn’t have time to find love, but chance seeks to interfere with her carefully devised plans.

They’re bound to become entangled…
From the instant Kellen hears Dawn’s latest musical composition, his spirits rise. The stirring melody and the remarkable woman responsible for its creation are impossible to resist. His attraction is undeniable; her passion unquenchable. Kellen teaches Dawn there’s freedom in bondage, while her sensuality drives him to unleash his tightly controlled self-restraint. Will the ropes Kellen uses to secure Dawn’s body be the force that binds them together or ultimately sever all ties between them?

My Thoughts

in this 5th installment we meet the last member of Sole Regret – Kelly/Kellan (Cuff) on a night that seems to be quite tough for him.  From what we already learned of him, he’s still in love with/obsessed with his girlfriend who passed away and can’t seem to move on from her.  Seeing his best friend Owen find happiness with someone now makes it even harder, and being so close to Galveston where the house that he and Sara rented for a week of bliss and he then bought makes things come to a head.

So on a night between tour stops, he makes the trip in the hopes of getting rid of her ghost, getting rid of the cuff that he wears that reminds him of her, but that never works out like he expects.  the cuff finds it’s way back from the sea to him, and during that same night a storm comes ashore and he finds himself both drawn to the stormy ocean as well the music coming from the house next door.  The sound of the music draws him in and he’s surprised by what he finds.

Dawn.  this amazingly beautiful woman who is able to make this music that speaks to his soul, and he finds that he actually recognizes her.  not as being a groupie but as being a talented grammy award winning composer.  that’s another win in his book.

so where this story takes us is down the path where Kelly isn’t sure that he’s ready to let go of Sara’s ghost yet he finds that Dawn brings things out in him that he’s really desperate to follow.  What’s even nicer is that we see a side of him where he’s giving everyhting that he is to her, and she’s really trying her best to heal him without pushing too hard, or maybe just hard enough.

We get some really steamy scenes involving rope, a grand piano and lots of passion all in tune with the raging storm outside.  i think the fact that the lights have gone out adds quite a bit of anxiety and edginess to the story that you really feel like you’re right there with them.

I really want to hope for the best for Kelly and i think that Dawn is the woman to do that.  She’s not willing to give up on him even when he leaves a ‘dear dawn’ kiss off parting letter, and that’s just another example of a strong sensual woman who knows what she has, knows what she wants, and is completely willing to go for it.

Olivia Cunning has done it again, giving us just enough, and then leaving us hanging for the next installment.  I love how each band member has his own kink, and has managed to find a woman who’s their perfect compliment.

Review: Touch Me (One Night with Sole Regret #4) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Touch Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Olivia Cunning 4/19/13
Length:  134 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #4

Overview

He went there looking for a sure bet…
Sole Regret’s bassist, Owen Mitchell, is convinced that romance is for chumps. He’s only looking for a good time, and when he spots an attractive, older woman emitting men-suck vibes at a brand new sex club, he’s sure he’s found it.

She went there hoping to get over her ex-husband…
Successful business woman, Caitlyn Hanson, is still infuriated and hurt over her ex-husband’s affair with a much younger woman. She’s only looking to scrub his claim from her body by offering it to the first attractive man who shows her interest, and the young, hot stud, who just sat down at her table, will do quite nicely.

They never meant to get personal…
Caitlyn knows she’s not supposed to get attached to Owen just because he gives her body pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, but it’s her first one-night-stand and she can’t seem to keep her heart out of the equation. For once, Owen finds himself in the same conundrum. He likes Caitlyn too much to keep his heart at a safe distance, but will a mistake from Owen’s past drive her away forever?

My Thoughts

The saga continues and in a good way.  This time we get to see into the man known as Tags or Owen to his friends.  Owen has an interesting story that’s made him who he is and it’s a nice one.  He was the fat kid in school – the one that was always teased and that girls made fun of, and now he has the chance to kind of throw it in their face since he’s a smoking hot rock star with a heart of gold.

one thing that Olivia Cunning does really well which she’s done in the first few installments that we see continue here is the great ‘bromance’ pairings between guys in the band.  we saw Jacob/Adam and now we get to see more into what makes Kelly/Owen work.  It’s a nice friendship and i really can’t wait to see where she takes it.  (although i’m worrying a bit like it’s going to be like Brian/Trey from Sinner).  we’ll see

the leading lady that we get to meet here is Caitlyn who’s definitely sending out ‘men suck’ vibes from the recent demise of her marriage when her husband cheated on her and left her for a younger model (ironically very similar to how she landed him in the first place) .

In any event, Caitlyn decided to visit a sex club kind of as an ‘f-you’ to her ex and to make herself feel more sexy and attractive.  she was really just looking for some one night fun but meets Owen and her life is changed.

With the help of Kelly, Caitlyn explores her kinky side w/ Owen and we get to see that she’s not just a geek who’s successful on her own, but that she’s got all these sensual feelings that have been hiding for so long that Owen brings out.  It’s really nice too because we see deeper into Owen and really like him for the kind soul that’s there and how he translates that into how thoroughly he pleasures and consumes a woman.

and trust me, pleasure he does.  over and over and over again.  he shows Caitlyn that whatever she had before with her husband (being the only many she ever slept with) was a negative 5 on the scale of 1-10 especially since Owen knows his way around a woman and is a firm 11.

True to form in this series, we’re left on a high note when things couldn’t be going any better for the blooming couple when a groupie from concerts past show up 6 months preggo, claiming that the baby is Owens.  (or well, just about any of the band members and crew, but wants it to be Owens).  that means that there’s quite the rocky path for Owen/Caitlyn and we’ll have to wait and see what comes of it all.

good news is that i have the next installment waiting for me and i gather it’s Kelly’s story since it’s call Tie Me and his nick name is Cuff.  We also got an introduction to his ‘mad rope tying skills’ so that’ll be nice too.

 

Review: Take Me (One Night with Sole Regret #3) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Take Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Olivia Cunning 1026/12
Length:  100 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #3

Overview

She is one woman he should never touch…

Sole Regret’s enigmatic vocalist, Jacob “Shade” Silverton, is a consummate womanizer, but even he knows better than to get involved with one special woman from his past. Mixing friendship and pleasure can only lead to a broken heart, and he’s suffered enough heartache to swear off relationships for a lifetime.

He is one man she has always desired…

Amanda Lange knows all about Shade’s naughty reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to dive into the gorgeous rock star’s arms and his bed. She convinces herself that one night of passion won’t complicate their friendship, but can she convince him of that?

They’re both playing with fire.

Neither of them realized how far one kiss would take them. As the flames of their passion ignite with the intensity of an inferno, will either of them escape the experience without being burned or will both be branded fool enough to take a chance on a relationship that was marked for ruin before it even began?

My Thoughts

i love how we get these nice short stories that clearly allude to something more coming in future installments.  What’s also nice is that most of these stories only talk through little bits of what the other band mates are doing, and possibly how their stories could intertwine more in the future.

In this installment, we get to see the human side of Shade/Jacob which we haven’t gotten a look at up until now.  What we’ve seen is that he is this cocky guy who speaks his mind, makes no apologies and does what he wants.  in reality there’s so much more to him, and it’s really nice that Olivia Cunning decided to make his story what it was.

In this 3rd book, the band is on a short overnight break from their tour and are all back home for a night.  It just happens to be the night of his daughter’s birthday (yes, that was a nice shock that he has a daughter) and Jacob does what he can to make it to the party, knowing that he’s not going to be received with open arms.  (especially since julie lives his her mom…..the ex-wife that feels completely betrayed by her rocker husband.) As expected, Jacob isn’t even allowed in the house and is only grated about 10 minuets to see his daughter.

I loved that we got this side of him since he’s clearly human, and we even get to understand a bit more about why he’s called Shade – why he chooses to cover his eyse all the time, because they are just way too expressive.

So after Jacob’s 10 minutes are up with his daughter, he’s left to figure out how to get home since he doesn’t know where his car is, and Tina’s little sister Amanda comes to his rescue.  I almost saw this happening from a slightly different angle, but of course they realize that they have chemistry and this is the right time to act on it.  if only it were that easy right?

Amanda was ready to act on it since she’s been lusting after him for ever but Jacob considers her to be off limits.  It’s his own internal battle that lasts for just long enough until all walls fall down and they realize that they are just as hot and steamy for each other and take it out of their own hands.

The scenes that we get with this couple are exciting and intimate.  We get to see that Jacob really is a performer even in the privacy of his own home.  We also see that he is afraid to get hurt again and is almost unwilling to do it, but with Amanda, there’s a potential that if family things don’t get in the way, it’s ideal.  They have chemistry, they share similar ideals, and a sense of humor..

the question that we’re left with at the end of this story – is this just a one night stand or is there a chance for more?  i think that was a nice little ending since you know that all hell will break loose if anyone finds out that Amanda has betrayed her sister in this way.

Review: Tempt Me (One Night with Sole Regret #2) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Tempt Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Olivia Cunning 9/8/12
Length:  100 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #2

Overview

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

One more night…

For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She needs a commitment and knows that won’t fit into Adam’s rock-star lifestyle. Madison will take one more hot-and-heavy night with the sexy musician before she cuts all ties with him for good. Even if she must break her own heart to do it.

To tempt him…

Life isn’t all bright lights and fan adulation for the lead guitarist for Sole Regret. Madison has seen Adam at his worst and still managed to bring out the best in him. Her cleverly concealed naughty side also brings out the beast in him. He’s never met a more tempting woman in his life.

Madison has no problem tempting Adam into her bed, but can she tempt his heart into taking a chance on love?

My Thoughts

We didn’t really get to know much about Adam in the first installment of this series so it was nice that we got to see this side of him in book 2.  Olivia Cunning seems to have done it again, by taking us deep into the life of a Metal band on tour, and being endlessly surrounded by women.  Adam is our guy of choice this time and he’s got it bad for a girl that he met a year ago.

When Adam was forced into rehab, he met Madison, a drug counselor and his life was forever changed.  Her sweet innocence and loving heart is what drew him to her, yet of course he couldn’t risk letting the bandmates know about how much he cared for her (outside of being the regular Dallas booty call), and she didn’t quite know where she stood with him.

What’s nice about this story is that we get a great mix of sweet and naughty in Madi, because she comes off so naive and innocent, she blushes at everything, but once Adam gets her riled up and sweaty, she has such a ‘potty mouth’ that she can dirty talk with the best of them.  As their relationship solidifies, we learn more and more about Adam’s demons.  His past drug abuse, his awful father, and his fear of really loving someone.  We also see that there’s quite a tense thing going on between him and Shade which makes for even more heat.

This 2nd book keeps the story going with sex, anxiety, toys/kink and a romance that you hope will last.  we’ll have to keep reading to see if Adam’s past will come to haunt him and if Madi can handle what his lifestyle has in store for her.

Review: Try Me (One Night with Sole Regret #1) By Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Try Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Olivia Cunning 6/26/12
Length:  100 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #1

Overview

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.

By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock star, but as the sexiest man she’s ever encountered. Strangely attracted to his hidden tattoos and body piercing, she wonders what it would be like to spend a night with a bad boy.

Gabe is more than willing to show sweet Melanie there’s more to him than meets the eye. All she has to do is try him. Will they only share a single night of passion? Or will their hearts entangle as quickly as their bodies?

My Thoughts

I was really excited to read on Olivia’s blog that she was going to self publish a new series so that she could continue writing where she’s just plain amazing.  talking about sexy hot rockers.  This is exactly what we get in these short / quick read novella types.

We meet our leading lady Melanie who is tagging along with her best friend Nikki who she just can’t say no to.  Nikki is infatuated with rockers and rock bands and has now decided to follow the band Sole Regret to multiple tour stops in the hopes of landing a night of steamy passion with Shade their lead singer – or any of them who will give her the time of day.

Melanie isn’t at all into the scene, especially since she was traumatized when she was 13 by a bunch of bikers who had her cornered so she has this fear of anyone who looks like a biker, who has tattoos and excess piercings.  means that she’s not going to have fun at this metal show at all right?  Some how her friend gets them both backstage and Nikki immediately does what she can to attract Shade and that leaves mel to push away those advances and find herself a nice corner to hide in until Nikki’s done.  What she doesn’t realize is that her corner has an occupant

said occupant is Force the drummer of the band, but since he’s wearing a baseball cap and has his tatts covered up, Mel doesn’t realize who he is.  (not that she would have otherwise)  he introduces himself to her as Gabe and they actually start to have a real conversation.  By the time that Mel learns who he is, she’s already smitten and so attracted to him that her fears kind of fall by the wayside.

Their story then takes us back to the hotel that the band is staying at where a night of steamy passion ensues.  We get to see Mel come alive since she’s been lacking in the big O department, and we learn that Gabe is quite capable himself of being able to not only bring pleasure to his partners, but to invent and create new ways to do it.

This was a sweet story since we see a budding relationship with 2 very sexy ‘geeks’ as they like to call themselves.  The question that comes up though is that we know that they want to give it a go as being something more than a one night stand – will that happen?

We also can’t forget that Nikki did eventually link up with Shade but who knows what’s going to come from that now that it’s in the past.  we know that Shade’s not the settling down type and that nikki says she’s not.

well…onto the next installment – which i believe is ‘tempt me’

Review: Double Time (Sinners on Tour #5) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Double Time
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Sourcebooks 11/6/13
Length:  416 Pages
Series: Sinners on Tour #5

Overview

He Craves Her Music and Passion

On the rebound from the tumult of his bisexual lifestyle, notoriously sexy rock guitarist Trey Mills falls for sizzling new female guitar sensation Reagan Elliot and is swept into the hot, heady romance he never dreamed possible.

She Can’t Get Enough of His Body

Ecstatic to be on tour learning the ropes with Trey’s band, The Sinners, Reagan finds she craves Trey as much as she craves being in the spotlight.

They Both Need More…

When Reagan’s ex, Ethan Connor, enters the scene, Trey’s secret desires come back to haunt him, and pleasure and passion are taken to a whole new level of dangerous desire.

My Thoughts

i think that it’s safe to say that we were all sitting on the edge of our seat just waiting to get Trey’s story, especially with everything that’s happened to him over the course of the series and how steamy and sexual we’ve seen him be as well.  While our experience thus far with Trey has been as the bi-sexual hottie of Sinners with a crush on his Best friend Brian, there’s clearly more than meets the eye with him.

This final installment starts off with us meeting Reagan at the finals for a competition looking for a temporary sub for Exodus End’s Rhythm guitarist.  Exodus End of course being Trey’s older brother Dare’s band.  Anyhow, Reagan surprises everyone by being a chick and with her talent and attraction, she and Trey some how find themselves together quite quickly.  Backing things up just a little bit though, Trey’s not the only guy in her life.  Reagan lives with Ethan her best friend, ex-lover who now happens to be gay. (at least that’s what he’d told her).  Suffice it to say, because she’s a female and one that’s quite attractive, the band and management have decided that she needs to have her own personal security which is great for Ethan since it means that he can stay close to her.

see…we know from the onset that their history wasn’t clean – they used to date until Reagan walked in on Ethan having sex….with another guy.  she wasn’t too excited about that and ended things but they managed to keep a close friendship.  which is to ethan’s benefit of course since he’s still in love with her.

So we quickly come upon the weeks leading up to the tour and luckily Sinners and EE are on tour together.  that means that Trey has the chance to get even closer with Reagan and vise versa.  It’s such a shock to their systems because of their chemistry and how much they have in common that Trey has even told his usual fleets of adoring partners in each tour stop that they aren’t welcome, and we see in true fashion of all sinners men that he falls hard and fast.

What i love here too is that since we know Trey is bi himself, we know that his radar is pretty attuned to things.  He’s sees from right off the bat that Ethan’s not quite what he says, and he sees that there’s a flame that he’s holding onto.  Ethan of course in the hopes of breaking Trey and Reagan up so that he can be there to pick up the pieces does his darndest to seduce Trey but what he quickly finds out is that you can’t play games with Trey and that he’s usually one step ahead.

What comes from this is a lot of hot sex.  Trey/Reagan, Trey/Ethan, Trey/Reagan/Ethan….you get the picture.  Olivia Cunning figured out just how to shake things up with this finale installment by giving us one hot and steamy threesome to entertain ourselves with.

Paired with that, we get the usual under pinning of a story line where someone’s out to get Reagan, we don’t know who it is and we don’t know what it’s going to mean for Reagan’s safety.  we do know that we have 2 very hot testosterone driven men who aren’t going to let their little sex toy come to any harm.  because everyone loves everyone else, professed it and there’s chemistry spilling over everywhere.

Enjoy!  i can’t wait for the spin off series supporting Exodus End now – i think that there’s a lot there and i can’t wait to see if what we got a taste of from Sinners about Dare will hold true.

Review: Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour #4) by Olivia Cunning

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Title:  Wicked Beat
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Sourcebooks 8/6/13
Length:  416 Pages
Series: Sinners on Tour #4

Overview

How Far Out Are Your Fantasies?

When Rebekah Blake becomes the Sinners’ new soundboard operator, she has no idea that red-hot drummer Eric Sticks is the only man who can give her everything her dirty mind desires…

My Thoughts

In this 4th installment of the series, we finally get Eric Sticks story.  It was a given that he’d be next given where Jace left us off in his admission that he’s in the band all because of what impression and influence/adoration he had from Eric (unbeknownst to him of course).  We don’t really know much about Eric to be honest, except that he LOVES to watch each of the couples with their women – he’s more of a voyeur than an active participant, but it’s something that we’ve kind of grown to like about him and not really find creepy.

We also meet Reb (Rebekah) who is temporarily taking the place as the FOH (front of house) soundboard engineer for her brother Dave who has been the Sinner’s engineer for years now but is slowly trying to recover from the awful life changing accident that we experienced in Book 3 that left him in a wheelchair.  Reb is Dave’s little sister and someone that he trusts with his job and not only because of her skill but because he knows that if he can get better enough to come back, she’ll give back the job.

When we meet Reb, she has an infatuation with Trey of course since that’s what a lot of ladies seem to want, although she slowly realizes that it’s Eric that makes her laugh and her belly quiver.  which is a nice change for her given that we’ve learned that she had a hysterectomy and feels like she’s not sexy and cannot get intimate with a man (especially because her ex-boyfriend led her to believe that she didn’t feel right inside anymore afterwards).  mind you i kind of wanted to slap the guy since a hysterectomy wouldn’t make a girl feel any different while having sex.  just saying!!! you have to assume something else is going on there

So this story takes us on the journey of Reb trying to prove that she’s a great engineer and can handle the job as a girl while others want her to mess up.  We also go on the journey of Reb finding that she’s sexy and can be intimate with a guy.  It’s also great for Eric because we find that part of the reason that he’s always watching is because he’s quick to come and can’t last more than a few minutes with a girl which he finds to be embarrassing.

What i enjoyed about this story is that Olivia Cunning is quite thoughtful and creative in how she makes this situation work for both of them.  She gives us some great kink and descriptive sex scenes that show that she’s thinking from both angles yet again which is amazing.  Reb figures out a way to condition Eric to last longer while giving her what she needs w/o actual sex, that is until she realizes that maybe just maybe Eric won’t find any problems with her.

There are a few interesting and nice twists that happen in this story.  we learn a bit more about Isaac, her ex boyfriend who couldn’t have sex with Reb after her surgery.  We also get to see a bit more about Trey which is nice since I know the next installment is all about him (he’s the last single one).  we also get to see what’s next for Brian/Myrna since we know that she’s finally preggo.

I can’t wait for the next book and what’s great is that since they were released in ebook out of order, i already have it.  Enjoy the heat, and the passion that we’ve come to appreciate from these rockers and the nice bit of kink.  I was steamy myself and i really want to play dress-up after reading about Eric and Reb and what they liked!