Review: Tell Me (One Night with Sole Regret #6) by Olivia Cunning


Title:  Tell Me
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year:  Vulpine Press 9/16/13
Length:  200 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #6


He had planned a perfect weekend for her…
Gabriel “Force” Banner has been unable to get a certain sexy accountant out of his head. Sole Regret’s inventive drummer has created big plans to keep sweet Melanie entertained all weekend long. Unfortunately, Melanie arrives for their rendezvous with a bit of baggage that just might ruin their fun.

She didn’t mean to make things difficult…
Melanie wouldn’t blame Gabe if he left her at the airport with her bit of baggage, but he’s determined to make their limited time together work. When they leave behind the bustle of New Orleans and the rock ‘n’ roll scene to visit his serene oasis outside of Austin, Texas, their romantic weekend seems to be back on track. But life has a way of butting in at the worst possible times.

Can they learn how to support each other in the face of adversity or will reality destroy their budding relationship before it even takes flight?

My Thoughts

well, we know that all of the bandmates have managed to come off the market in the matter of a night so it’s no wonder that Gabe is feeling like he needs to see Melanie even more.  it’s only been a week but he wants her with him NOW.  When he manages to convince her to hop on a plane a bit earlier than planned, things seemed like they couldn’t get any better…and of course Nikki is there to ruffle feathers once again and get in the middle.

What we get in this 6th installment, and the first that actually reunites us with the couples that just formed, is a creatively inventive man who continues to find ways to steam up his encounters while also trying to bury his secrets.  Is Melanie the one that can bring out the darkness in him and will she even get the opportunity?  Are these guys doomed from the start because of outside forces?  that’s what we get while interspersed with some of the most unique sex toys known to man.

i think adam and madison are up next so i can’t wait to see where things go with them.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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’