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Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I have to start by admitting, I didn't care much for Sed before

I have to start by admitting, I didn't care much for Sed before this book. In BACKSTAGE PASS, Sed is an arrogant, mostly off-putting, girlfriend-stealing man whore. The dude was known for getting it on with three to four girls at a time for crying out loud. But very rar...
I have to start by admitting, I didn't care much for Sed before this book. In BACKSTAGE PASS, Sed is an arrogant, mostly off-putting, girlfriend-stealing man whore. The dude was known for getting it on with three to four girls at a time for crying out loud. But very rarely a contemplative, regretful side of Sed peeked through. The hint was definitely there that Sed had a story to tell. That hint is what made me excited to read ROCK HARD.

In this story, fate or circumstance pushes Sed and his former fiance, Jessica, back together. When they are forced to share close quarters, their attraction takes over and old (sexual) habits resurface. Sed wants to protect Jessica, be the alpha male and provider. Because of his blunt nature, though, he comes off as a condescending, controlling asshat. Jessica has issues, namely Sed. His controlling nature drives her crazy, enough so to make her leave him two years prior to this story. When he unexpectantly and violently re-enters her life, she wants to make him pay, to break his heart. In an effort to make that happen, she plans to use Sed's body (who can blame her?), toy with his heart, then dump his arrogant ass all over again. But, like any good romance, that plan goes down in flames when Jess realizes that Sed has changed, that he truly loves her and she never stopped loving him.

Besides Jess and Sed, the band, Sinners, is featured more in this book, as a unit. I loved that. I felt like I was behind the scenes, witnessing the magic. There is also a great deal of foreshadowing about Trey, Jace and Eric for the future books in the series. I have to admit, SINNERS ON TOUR has given me a much bigger appreciation for rock stars. I've always dug musicians, but now I really dig them. *wink*

So...I know why you're really here, for the S-E-X. Lemme tell you, there is plenty of the boning in ROCK HARD. And I do mean plenty. The kink isn't as prevalent as in BACKSTAGE PASS. Sed and Jess are a little more sedate in their tastes, but definitely not in their enthusiasm. With the amount of action these two get, I think they're basically sexual machines. They can get it on anytime, anywhere. They have insatiable appetities and they really enjoy sex in public places. And wow, homegirl's got technique! Besides having fun reading the story, I feel like I'm learning, y'all! Seriously, my mind is cataloging all of the tips I've gathered reading this series.

ROCK HARD was a highly enjoyable read for me. After the wonderful BACKSTAGE PASS, led by the most-adorable couple, Brian and Myrna, I didn't know if ROCK HARD would cut it for me. Sed and Jessica are definitely a change. Sed isn't as openly lovable as Brian. Jessica isn't the level-headed, calm person that Myrna is. I can identify with that. As a highly emotional and sometimes melodramatic chick, I like to be represented every now and then. They both make dumb choices, overreact. They're not perfect, but they are real. I fell hard for them, rooted for their happy ending. And, now that I think about it, I focused more on their relationship than the sex. Weird. Either I found the plotline to be super strong or I am becoming immune to the smexy times. *shudders* I'll go with option A. And now, the wait is on for Trey's book, DOUBLE TIME, which I have on preorder, but doesn't release until November. Somebody hold me.

posted by Andreat78 on June 24, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This is billed as erotic romance. I wouldn't describe it that wa

This is billed as erotic romance. I wouldn't describe it that way at all. I did not read the other book first. In fact, I had never heard of this author prior to buying this book. I probably won't be buying the next book. This is soft-core porn with a plot, and there's...
This is billed as erotic romance. I wouldn't describe it that way at all. I did not read the other book first. In fact, I had never heard of this author prior to buying this book. I probably won't be buying the next book. This is soft-core porn with a plot, and there's nothing wrong with that, if that's what you're looking for.

There's no romance, or at least none that jumped out at me and said, "Hey! I'm romantic!" There was nothing satisfying about Sed and Jessica's relationship and its forward motion (they got back together, that's all the resolution there was). To me, it wasn't erotic so much as sexually explicit. The two are not always interchangeable. There were shining moments in the plot that gave me hope for more, but in the end those moments just led to more hot sex.

If you want to read a book that'll get you geared up and in the mood, by all means, this is the book for you. Exhibitionism, voyeurism, sex in public places, frank language, group sex, sex with drugs, BDSM. Once I let go of my expectations and read it as is, I was delighted. If I'd continued to think this was some kind of erotic romance novel, I would have been deeply disappointed.

posted by lanalucy on November 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    yankeeX

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    highly recommended

    loved all 3 of the "Sinners on Tour" series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Loved!!

    I loved this book! I liked that you got to hear about the rest of the Sinners and Sed and Jessica. Sed and Jessica were so explosive together! I loved how the rest of the guys were supportive of each other. I highly recommend this book!!

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

    Love this series! Another solid Sinners installment from Olivia

    Love this series!

    Another solid Sinners installment from Olivia Cunnings!   Sed was not my favorite before this book, but I am definitely a fan of his now.  Super hot book, loved it!  Can't wait for more.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Good Book!

    This bood was good, not great! I liked the 1st one a little better. There was actually too much sex!! Not enough story. I would rather have read more about their story than so much sex.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Got to love when the "hard ass" from book #1 shows his

    Got to love when the "hard ass" from book #1 shows his soft side in book #2. Great read full of fun banter and sex.

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    Okay, so like many other people, I wasn't Sed's biggest fan in t

    Okay, so like many other people, I wasn't Sed's biggest fan in the first one, but oh, how I absolutely adore the man now!  Rock Hard was every bit as good as Backstage Pass, with scorching sex scenes and the band's dynamic further developed and explained.  This book just about tore me up, and I think that the author did an absolutely marvelous job of showing how the characters interactions strengthen them, who needs who and in what capacity. I love Trey, even more so than before, which I didn't think was even remotely possible.  The relationship between Sed and Jessica has its frustrating moments, but I swear I know some people just like them and at times I was nodding my head like, yup, exactly.  Super loved it!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Olivia Cunning is such a great author because I really don't kno

    Olivia Cunning is such a great author because I really don't know how I was able to love Sed when Sed seems so unlovable. I love the premise of this story that Jessica was the one that got away. That they had history and how they meet up again and reconnect. This book has the typical steamy, naughty, sizzling chemistry I now know of Olivia's books. Great love scenes - page burning scenes. I can read about any rockstars that Olivia writes about! I can't wait for all the band members books to come out.

    And HANDS DOWN she has the best websites. Yes it's plural. Check out her blogs and Sinners have their own fictional website!!! It's soooooooooo much fun and Olivia knows just want we need...and that is more and she feeds our need for more with lots of extras on her sites! I devour anything Sinners and she has plenty!!! I LOVE IT! Olivia is THE BEST! She understands a reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Awesome.....

    I could not put this book down......

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

    Just when you thought the story couldn't get any better.... It's

    Just when you thought the story couldn't get any better.... It's awesome.... This story has made me wish I was a Rock Band groupie.... The Character's personalities are so strong and brought to life in such a way that I almost believe they are real.... Totally loved Rock Hard.... and have started reading Double Time.... Geez and I'm hooked again... fantastic story.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

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    Enjoying this series

    Really enjoying this series. Well written. Caution...sexually explicit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    HOT!!!!!

    Lots of steamy scenes, many in public places. This book gives a different view of Sed then you get in Backstage Pass. You get to see what a caring person he really is. Looking forward to Trey's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Good but not fave

    I've read all of Olivia's rock band eroticas and this just wasn't my fave for the same reason other reviewers mentioned - Jessica's character is really hard to take - I kinda felt for her in the beginning but quickly found her behavior annoying and found myself skipping through parts toward the end because my heart broke for Sed. I hope Olivia doesn't write similar female leads in forthcoming books. That said, I can't wait for Trey's story and more from the Sole Regret series - i loved Gabe and Melanie's story and want to read more on them for sure :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Loved

    I love rock music and felt like I was living vicariously through these characters. The passion is obvious, but so is the love even if they are tio stubborn to admit it through most of the book. I pre-ordered the third book just to find out what going on wuth Brian and Sed in their relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    HOT!!!

    Great hot read!!! Looking forward to the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Love it!

    I really like this series. Very hot and steamy :-) However, I could not stand Jessica. I wanted to smack her for most of the book. I didn't start liking her until the last couple of chapters. I love the guys though. Can't wait to see what's next!

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    Posted May 20, 2012

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    Posted March 18, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Get series

    These books are amazing!!! Can't wait to the third one!!!!

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  • Posted January 23, 2012

    Convinced to Read More

    We'll I kept getting interrupted so I finally stay up way to late last night o finish up the book. The beginning seemed to be so much a sex story where two people care about each other but seem to be at such cross purposes. At first it was hard to get into the story but I'm glad I stuck it out. I was unprepared for the depth of emotion the story brought out. There were so many big issues that had to be dealt with. Wow, even the minor character you wanted to hate with all your guts ended up drawing sympathy from me. The story really draws you in and you feel like you are investing in the lives of both Sed and Jess.

    Originally, I figured I'd just read the two freebies in the series I had received. This book as convinced me but the rest of the series on my wish list.

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