Rock Hard, by Olivia Cunning

22 Aug

Format: Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published: February 14, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Back cover blurb:

Erotic romance is one of the bestselling subgenres in the romance category. Olivia Cunning delivers the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and a wicked sense of humor.

This second in the Sinners on Tour series features lead singer Sedric Lionheart who became a playboy after his fiancee, Jessica, broke his heart. Forced on a summer tour together for two entire months, but stubbornly desperate to stay apart, they find a million steamy reasons why they had that lovin’ feeling in the first place.


My review:

About a third of the way through this book, I renamed Jessica Chase in my mind as Jessica Chafes. Surely no women could handle the amount of battering her bits received in this book!

Maybe it was because I read this too soon after the first book, or maybe it was just that I didn’t like Jessica very much, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as Backstage Pass. Yes, there was a bit more plot in this sequel, but I found the two main characters’ mood swings annoying and there wasn’t enough Brian or Eric for my liking. There was some Trey – my favourite band member – but I found myself more intrigued by his brother, Dare. I hope Cunning writes more for him in the future books.

I was also amazed that it took until Chapter 28 of the second book in the series before any mention was made of the band having a manager, some dude named Jerry. Shouldn’t he be on tour with them? He and their publicity person should certainly have made appearances when Brian in the first book and the boys in this sequel got injured and had to cancel concerts. Where were the press conferences? Nah, that just didn’t ring true.

However, I did enjoy the sweet ending, probably because of the hilarious bet, and I’ll be reading the other books in the series because I love Trey and Eric, and Jace is such an enigma. As long as they keep Jessica to a minimum.


My rating: 3/5


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