Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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..
WOW~ THis book hit hot on a few different levels!
I'm a sucker for Rock stars! And ones that are romantic are my favorites :)
I loved this!
The book starts off with Myran at her work convention - she's a professor at the Kansas University - she's there in her business suit along with all the other business people in the hotel.. when she's headed up to her room, she notices a group of 5 guys sitting at a table.. correction, one guy is laying ON the table.. A little too much beer - but they were all really hot! That's when she first recognized him.. Master Sinclair, lead guitar and her idle of the Sinner's Band - the HOTTEST Rock band EVER!!
Then she noticed the rest of the band. but Brian was the one she kept her eyes on... normally she would have been too shy to talk to them, but they were all drunk, so she took a chance.
The guys looked at her as she approached the table. She was in her stuffy business suit headed for a table with 5 guys with tattoos, piercings and strange haircuts. Defiantly out of place. But when She told them she knew who they were, they let her in their booth to sit down. Brian had a little too much to drink, so he excused himself while he went to the bathroom.
Sed, the lead singer explained that Brian just got out of a relationship with his girlfriend. He was a romantic at heart and fell in love too hard and too fast, and always with a girl who couldn't stay committed.
She felt bad for Brian, but also her heart sang a little more for him.
She got in with the group, teasing and playful flirting. When Sed started hitting on her, she politely brushed him off. Brian was the one she wanted to get to know. The guys invited her to come to their concert the next night - told her to go to the back to get back stage passes. She was REALLY Excited!
When Brian got back from the bathroom, he sat on the opposite side of her. and Eric (the drummer) boxed her in.
After a little while, she excused herself so she could go back to her room.
When she climbed over the table and rolled onto Brian's and Trey's lap, she whispered to Brian to come up to her room so she could give something to help with his "condition"
Stumbling into the elevator, his friends taking bets on if he can even find her room let a lone keep from passing out, he finally makes it to her room.
The night of the concert, Myran was ecstatic! When she made her way to the "party room" before the show, each guy gave her a hug and and greeted her like they were best friends.
After the show, Brian asked her to ride on the bus with the guys to the next city before she went home. She let one of the roadies drive her car and got the chance to hang out with Brian a little longer.
When Myran got home , she went right to work. She didn't give Brian her number. it was best to stop it all right away. She knew she couldn't love anyone again after what her ex-husband had done to her. So she told Brian it was better this way.
Only it wasn't... a month later, Brian was still getting drunk and playing like crap. He couldn't compose anything new, and was in a total funk. That's when Trey told him to just man up and call her. After Brian agreed, Trey gave Brian her number.
When Brian called, Myran was excited to hear from him. She didn't realize how much she missed him.
When he asked her to fly out for the weekend to see the concert and spend some time with him, she jumped at the chance. She knew it was a bad idea, but she did it anyways.
Grabbing her mail off the desk, she ran to the airport with just what she had on.
When she was on the plane, she read through her mail. She got the Grant that she applied for. She was going to pick a band to go on tour with over the summer and study their groupies. She wasn't sure if she wanted to talk to the Sinner's about it or not. She didn't know if she could handle Brian for the whole summer and not get him or her emotionally attached..
Great story - it was really a touch and go towards the end. Right up until the last few pages - it had me on the edge of my seat.
Excited to read Rock Hard next - the 2nd book to the Sinner's on Tour :)
Anyone want sex with a side of sex? if your answer is yes, read this book! theres plenty of it and then some! ;)
I enjoyed this book I think only cuz of the side characters. I seriously fell in love with Sed *swoon* yeah i know, i sound like a groupie but i dont care ;) and Trey, he can lick me like a lollipop ;) Jace can tie me up and tie me down and Eric, he can watch it all!
Brian and Myrna their sexual chemistry sizzled but they seriously lacked outside of the bedroom. Brian had it bad for her but she didnt seem to return the love. Maybe if the author had revealed more about Myrna's past with Jeremy instead of just having the flash backs of her inner monolog calling herself a whore I would have understood her more. For someone who had a Doctorate in Human Sexuality she didnt understand her own.
I'm def moving on in this series! I cant wait to read about Sed!!!
Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
An ultimatum can break your heart....
Every night lead singer, Sed Lionheart whips thousands of women into a frenzy with his voice alone. But the stage is the only place Sed feels any passion since he lost Jessica...
If you’re not willing to break all the rules...
It shattered her heart, but law student Jessica broke off her engagement to Sed, determined to be successful on her own terms. But no other man can ever hold a candle to Sed...
Then a chance meeting and tortuously close quarters lead to uncontrollable flares of passion and rediscovery of their unique penchant for public encounters. Now, in addition to the risk of mutual heartbreak every time they get together, they’re in danger of truly scandalous public exposure...(
The only peeve I have about this book is why didn't we get to see the loser's part of the bet! ARGH~
I'm guessing we'll find out in the next book (In NOVEMBER!) And I can't wait to read about the next one - i'm hoping it's Jace's and Angie's story :) But maybe someone new will come in for Trey - poor guy was so sad when Brian got married -
Speaking of - ok the book starts off with Brian and Myran getting married in Vegas - Well we're starting off the day before when the guys take Brian to a club for his bachelor's party -
But let's rewind a couple chapters and star off with meeting Jessica. Jessica and Sed were engaged before the band made it big. The band was pour and traveling in a regular broken down van, but they were happy. That is until Jessica got a partial scholarship at the University to go to law school. something she has wanted to do since she was a little girl. But with the band not making much money, Sed couldn't afford to help her. she had told him she was planning on working and getting the money herself but Sed wasn't hearing it. He always believed he had to take care of the people he loved, and if he couldn't, well she wouldn't be able to go. So he forbid her to go to collage - and she left him...
Now it's 2 years later, Jessica is on her 2nd year at law school, and things are not going well. She is getting A's in all her classes, but one.. the professor hates her. She failed her final grade, even though she KNEW it was an A paper. When she went up to talk to the professor about her paper, all she told Jessica was that she didn't follow the directions and she wasn't going to change things.
When she cried to her roommate Beth about what happened, she found out that Beth's cousin worked as a stripper and made excellent money. Jessica needed a job, she couldn't even pay her rent let alone the money to make up for the rest of her tuition after the summer. She was desperate, but was she THAT desperate?
Yes, because she took the job. and although she hated it, it paid the bills.
So now we're back to Brian's bachelor party. You can see where this is going - because it happens the exact way as you're probably thinking.
They see the girls on stage dancing. But the one with her face covered up is the one that draws the guys to. Sed recognizes her eyes, and goes ballistic. He pulls her off the stage and wraps her in his coat. The bouncers come and grab Set by the throat, and the guys realize what's going on and help Sed out. Bam bam bam fights break out - When Jes recognizes Sed, she tells the bouncer to let go of him, and for Sed to leave her alone. Sed realizes that she needs the money, so he leaves an envelope stacked with a couple thousand dollars for her just before he tries to jump into the fight, but the guys have it taken care of, and the run off before the police get there.
Jessica gets fired, and the band looks like crap for the wedding. whoops. Myran is pissed :)
Jes goes to the concert to return the money and tell Sed he's an ass - but the security wont let her in. Just as she was about to leave the envelope with the guard, Myran recognized Jessica from the picture Sed was looking at. And Myran brings Jes to the bus to wait for Sed. When Jessica tells Myran she's out of a job, and her home, Myran decides to take matters in her own hand and offers her a job as her assistant for the summer. Using the $10,000 that she got for the grant to pay for herself while touring with the band, she offered it to Jes. A lot of money she could really use.. so she decided to take the job.
Sed... He can't get Jessica out of his mind. she was the only girl who could ever satisfy his needs so headed back to the bus with 2 or 3 groupies, he stops when he see's Jes. Myran told Sed to be nice to Jes while she's on her honeymoon because she's working for her and not him. So she stays.
sed was pissed, so he excuses himself to go enjoy himself with his groupies.
They get a little vocal, then Jessica storms into the room and pulls one of them off of Sed and yells at the girls to get out.
Well if she was going to be stuck with Sed, she knew they'd end up in bed together eventually, why not make a game out of it ...
Sed is excited to have Jes back in his arms, but Jessica doesn't want to stay and cuddle. At least she's not going to let herself, no matter what..
Ok - so now you get where this part of the story is going, but it doesn't stop there.. One of our favorite guitarists got hurt a lot worse during the fight with the bouncers, and ends up in the hospital!! The tour gets put on hold and Sed starts freaking out! Life gets out of control again!
Loved this - Jessica's attitude kind of bugged me a little bit though. She really couldn't make up her mind. She loves him, she hates him, ,she loves him again. She hates his controlling, she loves that he controls, she can't be around such a controlling guy. lol
It isn't too bad though - it works really well with the whole Guys will never understand how a girl really thinks, which is pretty much true :)
Great story - I think my favorite part was when Eric, Sed and Jace got together to create songs for the new album. Eric is freakin' AWESOME! I can't believe how freakin cool that was :)
And I can't wait for Jace's story - Not sure if he'll stick with Angie, but I'm really curious about what he does when he disappears so much :)
SO that's my review - Looking forward to the next book coming out :)
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