ARC Review: Olivia Cunning – Double Time

Sinners on Tour Series:

Book 5:

Double Time: Trey Mills, Reagan Elliot and Ethan Conner

Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #3)

Release Date: November 6, 2012

Order on Amazon: Olivia Cunning – Double Time: (The Sinners on Tour)

Summary:

From Goodreads.com

Olivia Cunning delivers the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and a wicked sense of humor in this menage story featuring the hottest guy in the Sinners band.

Trey Mills, the notoriously sexy Sinners rhythm guitarist, gives up his bisexual lifestyle and is swept into a hot, heady romance with Reagan Elliot, a female rock star sensation. But when Trey encounters Reagan’s sexy bisexual roommate, Ethan Conner, he can no longer deny who he is or what he wants. Reagan heartily agrees to a solution that opens up a hot new world of sexual experience–and love–with the two men she wants the most

Review:

Man do I love this series. It is one of my favorite series in existence! It blends two of my favorite loves, reading and rock n roll! I have always had a weakness for musician’s in real life, but they make such awful boyfriends I had to long ago swear off of them. So with the Sinners I can indulge in my musicians without actually dating one. LOL

So I am going to get my two negatives of this book/series out of the way so I can gush the rest of the review. First thing… What in the world was the publisher thinking when they released these books out of order?! This is technically the fifth book and final book of the series but it is being released third. There are little tidbits on this book that you would not have been small spoilers if the books had been released in order. Now granted the tidbits aren’t that big but spoilers they still are especially when it comes to Eric’s lady love. We’ve been waiting over a year for the Sinners I think that we could have managed a few more months so that we could have gotten them as they were supposed to have been read. So even though I LOVED this book I do encourage readers to wait to read the books in order if at all possible. I know waiting will really suck, but Jace’s book comes out approximately 3 months after this book (February). It would be rough but if you can manage it, I recommend it.

Second, now I liked Ethan, I really did, he’s hot sexy and an alpha male. Totally smexy! I loved the interaction between him and Reagan, but when it came to his interaction and reaction to Trey it felt rushed. It was like from lust to love in 0.2 seconds. Trey and Ethan had no history like Ethan and Reagan did, so the love comes too quickly. We meet Ethan fairly early in the book where he has basically one interaction with Trey and it’s quick. Then we don’t have any Trey and Ethan interaction again until over 50% of the way through the book. I wish they had more time together interacting, I kept thinking when is Ethan going to pop up again??

So that being said, I still LOVED the book! Olivia Cunning is one of the best in my lowly opinion of weaving a story around all of the smexy passionate love scenes. A lot of Erotica is a lot of sex with a weak plot and/or little character development. This is not the case with this book. The plot is strong, the emotional connection is there and the characters are well developed. We know who they are as characters. Trey we came to love early in the series, I think he quickly captured everyone’s hearts. His love for fellow band mate Brain is well known and heartbreaking. There is little worse than loving someone with everything you are but them not returning the feeling. You feel for Trey, you really do. He had loved Brain for over 10 years and always hoped that Brain would return the feelings but Trey can finally no longer pretend. This ongoing plot line comes to a head in this book. Trey is still struggling with his feeling for Brain when he meets Reagan. I think Olivia Cunning picking a woman for Trey to fall for first was a smart decision. I don’t think it would have been nearly as believable if it had been a male who Trey had fallen for with lingering feelings for Brian. With the exception of Brain, Trey has never had any sort of emotional connection to any of his lovers. He never even wanted any sort of emotional connection with a lover until Reagan. She demands his attention, respect and demands more from him then any past lover. He’s putty in her hands! Even though he his putty in her very talented hands he can’t get everything he needs from her. He tries and struggles with his need for men, he cares enough about Reagan that he really does try. You can feel how badly he wants her and how badly he wishes he could turn that part of himself off. But, alas it is not to be, especially when Reagans roommate is so incredibly sexy, bi-sexual and hitting on Trey at every opportunity.

Music is Reagan’s life and when she enters the Exodus End competition she didn’t know it was going to change her whole life. Reagan is chosen to be the new rhythm guitarist for Exodus End, it is there that she meets Trey. They immediately find an easy banter between them. Reagan gives Trey as much shit as he gives her and it becomes a very easy going and quick connection. Reagan ended up being a great heroine for Trey; she is actually a lot like him only in female form. Olivia Cunning does not shy away from letting Reagan feel, Reagan actually has a bit of emotional turmoil, mostly feelings of not being good enough as a guitarist for Exodus End. She goes from being a nobody with no band to being a guitarist in one of the most well-known bands in the world. It’s a lot and she doesn’t always take it in stride which I felt to be realistic and gave Reagan more depth as a character. Despite, her close connection to Trey, it is Ethan she finds herself turning to a lot for emotional support. As her ex-boyfriend and roommate she is used to leaning on him for emotional support and he has always provided it. There is a bit of tension with Trey, because she does still turn to Ethan and Trey wants to be that emotional support. Reagan does want to turn to Trey but the feelings are new and Ethan has always been there for her, even after she caught him in the shower with someone else, a male at that. Convinced Ethan is gay she closes her romantic love for him off, but when she comes up with her plan for Ethan and Trey she never expected those feelings to is still be alive. Turning to a solution that she never in a million years thought she would be ok with, she at first has mixed emotions but those quickly change, when two gorgeous men are bent on seduction.

Since his betrayal of Reagan, Ethan has been doing whatever he could to still remain in her life. He knows how bad he messed up but having a Reagan as a friend is better than having no Reagan. He has been scaring off all of her potential boyfriends to keep her to himself. When she brings home Trey Mills, he is floored. Never has he felt instant lust for a male before. Ethan is torn. On one hand he wants to scare Trey off from Reagan, because she is his! On the other, Ethan wants a taste of Trey. Ethan recognizes Trey for what he is a bi-sexual male, just like Ethan is. The temptation of Trey is almost more than Ethan can bare. As previously mentioned, Ethan isn’t in this book nearly as much as Reagan and Trey but he is still a force of presence. He is free with his emotions. We always know exactly how Ethan is feeling, no holding back. His fiercely protective and has a big heart. He loves quick and he loves big. His love for Reagan is never a questions but when he comes to care for Trey so quickly it is a force to contend with. Trey never had a chance against Ethan. Ethan gives Trey all that he needs from a male even without Trey really realizing what Ethan is giving him. Ethan demands and he takes and eventually gets what he wants. Reagan and Trey as his!

I recommend this series to every romance and erotica lover! It may be considered erotica but this series at the heart of it is for the romanticals! There is plenty of romance to love to be had, but Olivia Cunning never skimps on a love scene, there is no holding back. Ms. Cunning can sure write a damn book! And she is definitely on my auto-buy list!

Rating: 4.5 Romanticals

Amanda Sig Red

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