Rock Hard (Sinners on Tour Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview


Top Reads of 2010 Awards

Love Romance Passion * Alpha Reader

Fiction Vixen * Loves Romances * smexy Books



Top Sex Scenes of 2010 Awards

Good Books, Good Coffee, Good Life * Smokin' Hot Books



Trapped together on the Sinners tour bus for the summer, Sed and Jessica will rediscover the millions of steamy reasons they never should have called it quits in the first place...


Praise for Backstage Pass:



"Olivia Cunning's erotic romance debut is phenomenal."

-Love Romance Passion



"A sizzling mix of sex, love, and rock 'n' roll...The characters are irresistible. Can't wait for the second book!"

-DforDarla's Definite Reads, 5 Stars



"These guys are so sensual, sexual, and yummy. This series...will give readers another wild ride..."

-Night Owl Romance, 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, Olivia Cunning attended her first Styx concert at age six and instantly fell in love with live music. She discovered her second love, romantic fiction, as a teen-first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. She currently lives in Nebraska.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[Fans] will love the characters and enjoy their scorching love scenes and passionate fights." —-Romantic Times
Romance Junkies
A fast-paced book with a group of men who are larger than life and perfect characters for a romance book.
Fresh Fiction
Sizzling Sex, drugs, and Rock-n-Roll... Absolutely Perfect!
Night Owl Romance
A full, well rounded romance... another dazzling story of Sinners, love, sex, and rock and roll!
BookLoons.com
Hot, steamy, humorous ...
RT Book Reviews
Readers will love the characters and enjoy their scorching love scenes and passionate fights. 4 Stars
Night Owl Reviews
The sex is incredible and the love is even better. Each rocker has a piece of my heart and I can't wait to see where they end up next. A Night Owl Reviewer Top Pick
Seriously Reviewed
Hot men, rocking music and explosive sex? What could be better?
My Overstuffed Bookshelf
Olivia Cunning pleases me with her stories while teasing me with sexy characters!
Leslie's Psyche
A seductive look at the life of a rock star and the woman who took a chance on loving him.
A Buckeye Girl Reads
I just can't seem to get these Rockers out of my system. I can't wait to read each band members book.
Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Compelling characters with great story lines and hot sexy descriptive sex scenes!
Michelle's Book Blog
Rock Hard is a really good read.
Fiction Vixen
More uninhibited, rock and roll good times from the crazy, sexy rock gods.
Sizzling Hot Books
Olivia does a wonderful job at bringing the characters alive.
That's What I'm Talking About
An incredibly sexy read with a well-earned happy ending.
Lovin' Me Some Romance
A genius at writing sex. Cunning pushes boundaries.
Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
An erotic romance that is rockin' with action and a plot line that keeps you on your toes.
About Happy Books
Olivia Cunning has written a perfect erotic romance... amazingly hot.
Dark Divas Reviews
Wicked, naughty, arousing, and you'll be craving the next page of this book as if you were living it for yourself!
Book Lover's Inc.
Emotionally touching, funny, and curl your toes hot! Rock Hard was a non-stop thoroughly enjoyable read.
Book Obsessed
These men are strong, sexy rockers who are solid, caring men when it comes to their women.
Hanging with Bells
Nothing in this story was predictable and for that I was hooked. Cunning delivers plot excitement throughout the entire story.
Marie LOVES Books
The hot scenes were hott and the emotional scenes really pulled at your heart.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402245794
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Sinners on Tour Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 16,903
  • File size: 825 KB

Meet the Author

Raised on hard rock music, award-winning author Olivia Cunning has been known to travel over a thousand miles to see a favorite band in concert. She lives in Galveston, Texas where she enjoys sitting on the beach with her feet in the surf and penning naughty books about rock stars.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    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 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.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    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 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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    The only reason why I gave it 3 stars as opposed to 1 is because

    The only reason why I gave it 3 stars as opposed to 1 is because of Sed's band mates. They made the time I wasted worth it.

    There's something unlikeable about Jessica's character. She rubbed me the wrong made, her constant screaming/nagging. I only made it halfway through the book before I put it down.

    Backstage Pass was AWESOME! Hopefully, the third installment of Sinners will be better. Of course it will, because Jessica will not be the leading lady.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    Must Read!!

    Olivia Cunning has done it again with her second installment of her Sinners on Tour series! Her first novel, Backstage Pass covered the story of Myrna and the lead guitarist, Brian. Steamy, hot, sex with an excellent story line. Rock Hard is the story of Jessica and the lead singer, Sed. These two will frustrate you and leave you rooting for them at the same time. Again, this is an erotic romance with an excellent story line. Jessica has a brain and knows what she wants. Sed is a protector who wants to take care of Jessica. Sed is completely swoon worthy! Who doesn't fantasize about a rock star?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    This was my least favorite of the series, but still definitely w

    This was my least favorite of the series, but still definitely worth the read. Sed grows on you but Jessica can get annoying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    After stumbling upon Backstage Pass and reading it into the wee

    After stumbling upon Backstage Pass and reading it into the wee hours of the morning, I quickly bought Rock Hard which is Sed's  story. I really  wanted to love Sed and Jessica's story but one thing held me back and that was Jessica. What an annoying twit, I'm all for independent women making their own way in the world but at the detriment to my dignity and career thats where i draw the line. Sed is an alpha male all the way who believes in taking care of all of those around him especially his woman.  Although I didn't agree with his highhandedness in the beginning I understood where he was coming from. In my opinion Jessica was a petulant brat who was never willing to compromise and was too damn prideful. There were many instances where Sed cold have called her on it but he never did, if it had been her I'm sure she would have. Maybe I'm being too hard on her because she was young considering that she was in college but she was so annoying.  In addition she was too flippy floppy for my tastes, one minute she wanted to drop out of law school and be a nurse and the the next minute she realized that law was her passion. Another problem I had was the treatment  Jessica received from the faculty and other students, which was totally unbelievable and could not happen in any institution of higher learning. As a result of this I didn't love this book as much as Backstage Pass, I just hope that the next book in the series is better. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    GREAT continuation of Sinners on Tour series. Hot, hot, hot! Loo

    GREAT continuation of Sinners on Tour series. Hot, hot, hot! Looking forward to #3. Read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    Olivia Cunning has penned another fabulous story with the Sinners on tour, this time starring lead singer Sedric Lionheart. I cannot get enough of these sexy bad boys of rock and metal!

    Rock Hard was an emotional roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs that will keep readers glued to the pages and giving you one hell of a ride. Jessica and Sed have major history and it has affected each of their lives drastically, turning them into the people they are today. Misunderstandings, assumptions, lack of trust; you name it and this couple goes through it. Both are very strong characters and as such tend to clash, a lot. But one thing they've never had a problem with.smoking hot sex. Sed and Jessica's passion is palpable in each scene together and Olivia Cunning delivers up an absolute feast in this area!
    However, I just could not like Jessica, no matter how hard I tried! Loved Sed, even though he is domineering, he has a good heart behind it. Jessica just seemed cold and it took her a long time to even thaw out in the slightest. By the end I just accepted that she wasn't going to be a favorite character but I still enjoyed Rock Hard immensely despite that. Several twists and subplots add to the swift moving story line that is both gritty and realistic. Some heart breaking (Trey!) and others humorous rounding it out well.

    What truly grabs you in this series though is the group dynamic, the five guys in this band and their interactions and growth together. Each one of these guys, whether you're a Brian groupie *me, me*, a Sed fan, Jace lover, or Eric and Trey follower, will capture your heart and never let go!
    I am simply dying for the next novel in this series and Trey's book cannot come fast enough. I'm a Brian groupie all the way but Trey just tugs on my heart strings! If you haven't read this amazing rock star series yet then I recommend you start at the begging with Backstage Pass and do it soon, because these are keepers that you'll want to read again and again!

    I ? Sinners!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    Outstanding read!  I thought Backstage Pass was wonderful, but R

    Outstanding read!  I thought Backstage Pass was wonderful, but Rock Hard actually went a step further on the wonderfulness scale.  (By the way, I tend to read series out of order - sorry if you're irritated by this).  I have Wicked Beat in my stack to read this summer.  I'm looking forward to it.
    Rock Hard is the lead singer's love story.  Sed Lionheart is sexy sexy sexy.  His girl, Jessica, is even sexier.  The sex scenes in this story are creative, athletic, and hot!  I especially enjoyed these characters' flaws.  She's independent to a fault, which makes the fact that Sed is so typically male in that he want to fix her problems a wide open door for serious conflict.  So fun.  He's a hard-headed alpha male, too, which makes him real and believable.
    This story works on so many levels.  Olivia Cunning clearly works hard at her craft and at creating dynamic characters we can fall in love with.  The result is an effortless read and a book you just can't put down.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

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    I can't say it enough Rock is sooooooo....HOT!!!! Sed got move t

    I can't say it enough Rock is sooooooo....HOT!!!! Sed got move that makes daddy's across the nation want to sigh up for classes of protection of their little girls. Jessica had a man's man. A man that wants to do make all things right for her. She did not realize it for what it was. And Sed did not see Jessica for the strong independent woman she is. They learn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Fantastic series

    I get alittle ticked when authors break up a book into a series but in this case there is no other way to go. You could just by one and not the rest but you will find yourself wondering about the other main characters you read about. There is a lot of hardcore sex but it is mixed in with a well written story line.

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  • Posted August 10, 2013

    i like all the sinners but in my list Sed is not in the first 3

    i like all the sinners but in my list Sed is not in the first 3 lol and sorry for those that believe other things, like i said for me!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    The BEST of Sinners series

    After thoroughly loving every Sinners book, I must honestly admit Sed and Jessica's story was the BEST!!!! How could you not fall in love with them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    OMG LOVED IT

    ANOTHER GET HIT! Loved this story about Sed and Jessica. Wonderful love story about tough love. I was happy to see this book continued with Brian and Myran.

    Great book. Just loved it. Will read all the Sinners book. Looking forward to book three now.

    OMG LOVED IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    I really loved this series, however this was my least favorite o

    I really loved this series, however this was my least favorite of the entire series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    HOT..HOT..HOT!!!

    I love these books. Getting ready to get the 3rd in the series. The author writes in such a way that the hotness and whit of the characters flow like honey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Too Hot To Read Alone!

    Read this with your other half close by - Wink, Wink. The Sinners on Tour Series is full of 'hot' situations and fun. I enjoyed reading the series. Can't wait for the last book.
    Wendy

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

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    Another Smokin' Hot Sinners Book!!

    ABSOLUTELY FREAKIN' FABULOUS!!!!

    I fell in love with this amazingly fun and sexy group of men known as the rock band SINNERS almost instantly when reading
    Backstage Pass and I can honestly say their stories just get better and better!!! OK, I know we were all supposed to believe that Sed was a complete and total A-hole, but I never believed it! I knew there was pain, and a woman, behind his jerk off act, and boy was I right!!

    Sed and Jessica may have had a rough go of it in the beginning put their love and passion EXPLODES off the pages! But IMO, the rest of the band plays as much a part in this story as the main characters. The interaction between the band members is amazing, emotional and sometimes makes me laugh right out loud! Each one of the band members is so uniquely interesting that I cannot wait for each individual story! I thought Trey would be my favorite story to get to but after learning a little more about each of them in this book, I am kind of excited to get Jace's story too!!

    An incredibly hot and sexy rock band, smokin' hot sex that makes you squirm in your seat and a HEA - What more could you ask for??

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Although I didn't care or Sed all that much in the last book fe

    Although I didn't care or Sed all that much in the last book fell in love with him in this one. He really is the backbone of the Sinners. Jessica's attitude got to me until I found out why she was that way. Ended up loving them both and their penchant for playing in public. LOL Highly erotic read and I enjoyed it very much. Just bought the remaining two books and hope she goes to Dare's band next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

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    Loved it!

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