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Review: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

Title: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning
The Sinners on Tour Book Three
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Imprint: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, BDSM
Length: 400 pages
Book Rating: B+

Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley


He needs her to mask his pain…

When Jace walked through the doors of Aggie’s dungeon, the last thing he expected was to find self-forgiveness and the love of a remarkable woman. But when a terrible accident sidelines Jace during the band’s tour, the burdensome chains of his past wrap ferociously around his heart.

She needs him to forgive himself…

Determined to crack through Jace’s armored shell, Aggie must go beyond her usual methods to mend his heart to love again.

The Review:

Fans of Olivia Cunning’s Sinners on Tour series are going to fall in love with tortured bassist Jace Seymour. Tantalizing glimpses of Jace in the previous installments have given little away about this shy, reclusive band member but in Hot Ticket, we finally learn about his tragic past and why he craves the release that only pain can give him.

Jace meets Mistress V (aka Aggie) at Brian’s bachelor party and there is an instantaneous attraction between him and the sexy Dominatrix. Jace is desperate for the physical pain that quiets his emotional torment while Aggie relishes the rush of power that she gets from dominating her clients. What should be nothing but a business transaction quickly crosses over into personal territory when Aggie breaks all of her rules with this very wounded and closed off rocker.

My heart positively ached for Jace. His back story is so complex and multi-layered that it takes almost the whole novel to reveal the tragedies that haunt him. Jace is so emotionally scarred from his childhood that he refuses to let anyone past his defenses. His insecurities keep him from letting his band members get to know him and even after three years with Sinners, Jace still feels like he is a temporary member. The reasons behind his desire for pain go beyond sexual gratification and this is what makes Hot Ticket so different from other novels in the BDSM genre.

For as complicated as Jace’s story is, Aggie’s is surprisingly simple. The reason behind her need to dominate men is a little unexpected, but believable. Her childhood was dysfunctional and her mother still exasperates her, but overall, Aggie is a strong heroine. She does not let Jace push her away and while she is sometimes a little smothering, her heart is always in the right place.

The sex between Jace and Aggie is raw, gritty and extremely carnal. The first scene between them is harsh and Aggie briefly loses control when Jace refuses to submit to her. This is just one of the reasons Hot Ticket is so unique. While Aggie is a domme, Jace is not a submissive. Jace feels like he deserves pain and he is confused by the pleasure he derives from receiving it. The BDSM element is nicely balanced by highly sensual lovemaking and since Ms. Cunning does not hesitate to push the sexual envelope, there are also some scenes between Jace, Aggie and Eric.

Hot Ticket is my favorite book in the Sinners on Tour series. Jace and Aggie are a perfect fit and I love how accepting they both are of one another. This intense story will break your heart but you will love every minute of it.

Olivia Cunning is a master at revealing just enough of each of the characters to leave her readers chomping at the bit for the next story and I am dying to know what makes Eric Sticks, the Sinners’ drummer, tick.

Read my review of Double Time HERE.


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Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

Title: Double Time by Olivia Cunning
Sinners on Tour Series, Book Five
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, M/F, M/M, Ménage M/M/F
Length: 416 pages
Book Rating: B

Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley


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.

The Review:

Double Time, Olivia Cunning’s latest installment in her wildly popular The Sinners on Tour series, is scorching HOT. The chemistry between Trey Mills and Regan Elliot is absolutely sizzling. But the heat goes through the roof when Ethan Conner provides some much needed man on man action for Trey. And the novel becomes positively scorching when Trey, Regan and Ethan decide to experiment with a seriously smokin’ three-way.

Trey Mills has been in love with best friend and fellow band mate Brian Sinclair for a very, very long time. With Brian now happily married, Trey knows it is time to move on. After deciding that his relationships with men make his life too complicated, Trey is only going to date women in the future. And luckily for Trey, he meets Regan Elliot, the woman who is about to rock his world, within hours of making that fateful decision. But as Trey soon discovers it is impossible to deny his sexual needs when his unexpected desire for Ethan Conner proves to be virtually impossible to resist.

Trey Mills is an über sexy rocker whose sex appeal is off the charts. He has no problem attracting men or women, and he is always ready to have sex whenever and wherever possible. But he is using sex to fill an emotional void and while it is satisfying, he feels a little empty afterward. Trey is surprised but pleased to discover the connection he finds with Reagan. For the first time in his life, he is fulfilled both emotionally and sexually by one woman. That is until he meets Reagan’s roommate and former lover Ethan Conner. The sparks fly between the two men, but Trey is committed to Reagan and he ignores his attraction. At least until it becomes apparent that he cannot be fully satisfied without a man in his bed.

Reagan Elliot gets the chance of a lifetime when she is selected as a guitarist for Trey’s brother’s heavy metal band Exodus End. An instant attraction to Trey at her audition leads to a fun-filled day that culminates in seriously smokin’ hot sex. Touring with The Sinners provides Reagan not only the opportunity to experience life on the road, but also the chance to spend more time with Trey. Their relationship flourishes and their passion burns hotter than ever.

The first half of Double Time is devoted to Reagan and Trey’s relationship while on tour with The Sinners. It is not until they return home that the story expands to include Ethan. Reagan’s relationship with Ethan ended when she discovered him cheating on her with another man. Despite their break up, they remain close friends and roommates, and when Reagan needs a bodyguard, Exodus End hires him to protect her.

Ethan is intensely attracted Trey, and with his finely tuned bisexual radar, he quickly spots Trey’s interest in him. When Ethan decides to act on his attraction, Trey realizes that as much as he cares for Reagan, he needs more than sex with her to be completely satisfied. Rather than lose him, Reagan pushes Trey and Ethan to explore their desires and to her surprise, she discovers how much the thought of the two of them together turns her on. And when Trey and Ethan decide to entice her into a threesome, Reagan is stunned by her eagerness to experiment with these two deliciously sexy men.

I really liked Trey and Reagan. They are perfect for one another both in bed and out. Reagan’s sexual confidence is refreshing and I loved how she connected with Trey emotionally as well as sexually. Trey has been my favorite character from the beginning of the series and I was eager to see him get Brian out of his system and find happiness. Even though I understood his reasons for doing so, I did not like how he felt like he had to hide his bisexuality from Reagan. But what I really disliked was how Ethan disrespected Reagan when he made a move for Trey. Yes, it was the catalyst to bring Trey, Reagan and Ethan together, but I thought that could have been achieved in a less harsh manner. It made it difficult for me to like Ethan and I was pretty surprised at how easily Reagan forgave him.

All in all, I greatly enjoyed Double Time. The writing is superb, the sex scenes are erotic, detailed and frequent, and the characters are well-developed, and for the most part, likable. There is a bit of a suspense element to the story when Reagan begins getting threatening messages from a stalker.

With Double Time, Olivia Cunning delivers yet another lust filled, incendiary romance with sex so blistering hot your e-reader is in danger of spontaneously combusting. Fans of The Sinners on Tour series will be delighted with Trey’s happily ever after as he, Regan and Ethan defy tradition with their unconventional relationship.

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Saturday Series Spotlight: Olivia Cunning’s The Sinners on Tour & Contest

Title: Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
The Sinners on Tour Book One
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 384 pages


Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance…

For him, life is all music and no play…

When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius…

She’s the one to call the tune...

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on…

Then the two lovers’ wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory…and sin…

Title: Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
The Sinners on Tour Book Two
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 436 pages


Sinners’ lead singer, Sed, had his heart shredded when Jessica left him to pursue her dreams,so when she dances her way back into his life, he’s not sure he’s ready for her brand of pain, or pleasure, again. When she convinces Sed to engage in a benefits with benefits relationship, things seem to be going his way, until one of his fans catches their explicit public display of affection on film and posts it all over the internet. Will Jessica ever trust Sed again? And has Sed become the man of Jessica’s dreams or is he just posing to get what he wants?

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