Saturday, 5 January 2013

Mini Reviews: Backstage Pass & Rock Hard

Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1)Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour, #2)

Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning
Published: October 1st 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Series: Sinners on Tour #1
Page Count: 378
Synopsis: 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 behaviour sparks the whole band to new heights of glory... and sin...

Review: I hope you're super aware that I wasn't even going to bother reviewing Backstage Pass 'cause I wasn't sure how to tackle it and because I guess erotica doesn't live on this blog usually, so if you don't want to read about this then hop on elsewhere. I should start with why I even bothered picking this book up out of all possible choices, why this one? This review is one reason, another reason is I've seen it pop up all over the place on all types of blogs and every one of my friends on GR has given it 5 stars (okay there is one four star review) so I was like woah okay this is going to be some awesome shit right there. 
For cereal now. Okay I don't really know what I was expecting when I picked this up I just kind of started reading it like "Yeah I'm too prude for this and probably wont get past the first chapter" but its weird because in those first what 5 chapters or so you get to know the characters so well you're just like oh man I need to know what happens, does Myrna leave him? does she stay forever? does she get over her past? okay I just realised now that I'm probably one of the few people who was that involved with the rest of the story because from what I can tell with no previous experience with so many sex scenes in one book, it was written well. Any way what I'm trying to say is as always I got super attached to the characters and just had to know what happened and I hadn't read a book so quickly in ages. ~flails~ I don't know what else to type, it was good no doubt about it but I don't think I'll delve back into this genre other to finish the series cause I have to know more about these characters. I really didn't like Sed though so I hope that isn't an issue for the sequel. Now I must sleep.
4 / 5 stars
Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
Published: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Series: Sinners on Tour #2
Page Count: 378
Synopsis: 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...

Review: I didn't think I'd start this one so soon knowing it was based around Sed and how he gives nothing more but "Hey, I'm a giant dick" vibes, luckily though 9% of the way through whilst I still got these vibes from him, it was explained in a lot more detail as to why he was this way and honestly it made sense and I ended up feeling a little sorry for him cause whilst he is a dick, Jessica is just a giant bat-shit-crazy-I'm-going-to-manipulate-your-feelings kind of bitch and she wound me up non-stop. As you can probably tell I didn't really enjoy this book as the first, I felt there were too many similarities present to the first book (band member being hurt and the couple figuring out whether they are even a couple or not) and that all their problems could have be solved so easily if they just sat down and spoke, or even shouted out, their problems and then we could have avoided a lot of the drama that Jess set out to cause. Of course though things do get sorted out and the ending is rather sweet but it was all a bit too much and distracted from everything else that was going on. I'm not going to stop the series though just cause this one was a downer for me though if someone could tell me which is the actual third book that would be a help and I'll probably get to it a little quicker.
3 / 5 stars

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  1. I'm saving this series for this year, tame it easy on blogging and focusing more on reading. Glad to see you read something out of your comfort zone.

    1. I think it was harder to review than to read x) I was literally flailing about for a good two weeks trying to figure out what to say. But thanks c:


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