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Posted October 22, 2012
Olivia Cunning knows the rock star lifestyle and conveys it perfectly, both the highs and lows. Along with her Sinners on Tour series of full-length stories comes this short story series, One Night with Sole Regret. This is the second installment and a bit of a disappointment compared to the first. What could have been a highly emotional story dealing with heavy issues ends up being one sex scene after another. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy steamy reads but not at the expense of character development.
In Tempt Me, substance abuse counselor Madison has fallen hot and heavy for recovering addict/rock star Adam. Now while this seems a conflict of interest to me, it isn't a problem for her. And to find enjoyment in this story it's best not to think too deeply about this fact. Adam has completely changed Madison from her quiet studious self to a sex crazed nympho who looks forward to their rendezvous whenever Sole Regret's in town. At first this seems to be all they have binding them but she wants a commitment that she's scared to ask for for fear he'll leave. Realizing how important she is to his health makes her fight for something more serious and long-lasting. I admired her finally telling him her true feelings but wish she would've done her clinical job more wholeheartedly.
Adam's path to total sobriety is perilous with the occasional slip that he's embarrassed to admit to Madison for fear of disappointing her. He wants to be sober for HER but has yet to realize it needs to be for HIM. I wish this issue had been dealt with more since it would've left a more powerful impression on me and gave the story a greater purpose. While Adam is totally sexy and great in bed, that seemed to be the be all end all to him as we never got to truly see into his soul.
Tempt Me is a decadent treat of one sexual fantasy after another. If you're looking for something more then you'll be disappointed. I'm still invested in this series as I'm intrigued with the other members of the band and look forward to finding out more about them. This series isn't up to the standards of her Sinners on Tour series but it helps pass the time until another Sinners installment releases.
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Posted January 27, 2013
Posted November 15, 2013
so I almost didn't read this one based on others reviews but I'm glad I continued with the order of the series. this wasn't as bad as others say. yes, anal, but that's their kink. not any different than the others with their orgy fests, no biggie there.. I did however not care for the abrupt ending. I started the series thinking each one was about one night with that member, but instead it's more of a serialized set that you have to keep reading to know what's next. I do love Olivia's writing. this is different than the sinners series but only in the sense that you have a smaller picture and not the whole story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted February 14, 2013
Another wonderful story by Olivia Cunning. I love that we know that Madison is in love with Adam from the beginning. Most of us have never dated a rock star, but have been in a relationship where we didn't know how the other felt. It had me invested right from the start. They know each other well enough that they can sense when something is wrong but know not to push. So far the first two books show how two band members want to be in a "normal" relationship and still be rock stars at night. Really enjoyed the little insights we get from Melanie & Gabe from the first book. Just like the end of Try Me, I want to see where Adam & Madi's story goes & of course I want to know if they go to the sex club :) and yes the sex once again, is HOT!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2013
When I finished this book my first thought was once again I was left feeling I had just read a half completed book, but when I read the authors note at the end of this book , that both couples from book one and two were going to each have another book lets just say I breathed in a sigh of relief, so now that I know this I will be eagerly awaiting for more books in this series :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 23, 2013
Adam is totally my kind of guy..the story was well written and it makes you believe that all it takes is for someone to love you and accept you with all your flaws....Madi was exactly wat he needed cant wait to find out Shades storyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 21, 2013
Posted January 18, 2013
Loved this one even more than Try Me...can't wait for the next one! Still a little too short for my taste, but I'll take it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted September 30, 2012
The story was hot but ended very suddenly. It felt like it ended in wat should have been thhe climb to theclimax of the story line. The SINNERS series is much better writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2012
In the second installment of the Sole Regret Series, we meet Adam and Madison. I was intrigued by Adam in the first book and felt like he had a deep story. Well, I was right. Adam is more than just a kick-ass guitarist and Madison knows the secrets to his soul.
Adam has a dark past and a complicated family life. Becoming famous made his life even more challenging. That's how he met Madison. Every time he gets to Dallas, she's the only person he has eyes for. The thing is, more often than not lately, she's ALL he thinks about. This rocker may be ready to have a steady life with one gal and Madison is the perfect girl for him.
Madison is centered and focused. I think she is a great match for Adam. Despite the fact that she has to stand by and watch women fall all over Adam, she'd love nothing more than to be his one and only. But, she won't sit around and wait forever. She wants a future with him and if she has to, she'll walk away. I loved her confidence and determination.
Now for the smexy. It's no secret that I think OC is the Queen of Erotica. She never ceases to amazes me with her sexy scenes. While Adam and Madison weren't the most "creative", they were still hot and I have a feeling we may see them try some kinkier smexy in the future.
I'm really loving getting to know these guys. Gabe remains to be my favorite at this point, but that could always change. I'm VERY excited for Jacob's book. I feel like we will learn a lot about him. I also want to know why he and Adam have such a strained relationship. Owen and Kellen's books will be a treat too. Can't wait to hear more about Owen's "jewelry"! WOOT
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Posted September 21, 2012
This is only half a story, I thought there was something wrong with my Nook book. So many threads left hanging, there's no resolution. What about his father? What is the fight with Shade over? What about his smoking pot backslide? What about the sex club for heaven's sake! This can't even be described as a novella because even though short a novella has resolution. Less pages devoted to sex scenes and more to the storylines started by the author would have worked better.
Posted September 18, 2012
Olivia Cunning sure does know how to create rock stars who are absolutely down and dirty. In Tempt Me, she gives us lead guitarist Adam's story. While we spend most of the 118 pages getting a birds eye view at just how Adam expresses his appreciation of girlfriend Madison, it's those brief glimpses of his vulnerability and uncertainty as he deals with his feeling for Madison, his addiction, the animosity with Shade and his addict father that make you love Adam and want more to his story.
Madison was an interesting woman. She's this sweet, caring chemical dependency counselor who apparently is sex fiend when she gets with a certain rock star. There was such contrast to both sides of her that you had to wonder sometime if it was the same woman. She would go from being worried someone could see her through the tinted glass of a limo to being all set to have public sex. And as a counselor, I would have expected a much stronger reaction to some of the things she discovered instead of the blase "I'll trust you to deal with it" attitude she had.
My only disappointment with the story was how certain story lines were left hanging. There is obviously something that happened between Shade and Adam that has caused this huge rift. But we didn't get any back story about the two of them, even as we found Adam contemplating what to do. Same thing with Adam and Madi. The storyline goes down the path of them setting a date to go to a sex club and then Madi's running out the door for work. Wait...what happens in New Orleans? I'm hoping in the next Adam and Madison novella (the author has stated at the end of this book it's coming) that we get some kind of closure to the items left open in this one.
Still a solid read and one that shouldn't be passed up.
Posted September 17, 2012