Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

Posted November 15, 2012 by B. in 4 stars, Erotic Romance, Rating A Tags: , , , ,

Double Time
Author: Olivia Cunning 
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Sinners On Tour #5 (Book #3)
ISBN: #978-1402271519
Genre: Erotic Romance, M/F/M
Format(s): Paperback (416 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/ NetGalley
About the book:
On the rebound from the tumult of his bisexual lifestyle, notorious 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.
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.
When Reagan’s ex, Ethan Conner, 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.
What B is talking about:
A free spirit among other free spirits, Reagan is a good candidate to be metal band Exodus End’s, fill-in rhythm guitarist. Ms. Cunning has given her a fun mix of competent musicianship and the flighty enthusiasm of a die-hard fan given the chance to walk alongside her idols. She is clever, impulsive, and sensual, but once she’s committed her heart to someone, she exhibits a warm fragility that I found very likable.
Ethan, Reagan’s ex-boyfriend and new bodyguard, is another good character, his jealousy and devotion never too imposing or overdone. He’s very different from Trey without their personalities resulting in an implausible match. On the contrary, they are deliciously complimentary characters, and the m/m fan in me was absolutely delighted by their scenes together.
I absolutely loved Trey, though. He’s protective, sweet, and vulnerable, yet has a playful sarcastic streak and tired, but hopeful, eagerness about him as well. He approaches every situation with open sincerity, rather than cold-hearted cynicism, and, despite his rock-star status, is honest and uncertain. While he’s definitely enjoyed all the perks of his celebrity in the past, he’s capable of remarkable devotion. Add to that the fact that he’s sexy as hell, and he’s irresistible.
Double Time unquestionably falls into the HOT category. As an erotic romance, it delivers well and often, the sex scenes between the three main characters certainly being worth an additional read through or two. These three fit very well together, once they allow themselves to explore all the possibilities, and there’s a sweetness to their interactions that makes all the naughty goodness even better.
While Double Time is still mostly about the relationship between Trey, Reagan, and Ethan, it is a more suspenseful tale than I expected. This secondary plot could have easily detracted from the main story, but it didn’t. Given Trey’s former, groupie-filled promiscuity, I assumed the culprit would have been any number of disappointed and possibly psychotic fans of Trey’s, but both the motive and the perpetrator were a surprise.
Although I’ve enjoyed all the Sinners on Tour novels I’ve had the pleasure to read so far, Double Time is my favorite. All the characters, secondary included, were a pleasure to read, and I was hooked from the first page. While it’s a thoroughly enjoyable story on its own, I recommend reading the other stories in the series first, as the relationships between some of the characters is quite complicated at times. I really enjoyed Ms. Cunning’s storytelling in this book, and will definitely be following along with the Sinners’ adventures to the series’ conclusion.
Bs Rating:
Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)
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