Friday, November 30, 2012

Dual #Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #3)Title: Double Time 
Series: Sinners on Tour #5
Author: Olivia Cunning 
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Published: November 6th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402271514
Source: ARC Courtesy of Publisher
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Reviewer: Crystal and Crystal L
Rating: 4-4.5/5

Olivia Cunning delivers the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and a wicked sense of humor in this menage story featuring the hottest guy in the Sinners band.
Trey Mills, the notoriously sexy Sinners rhythm guitarist, gives up his bisexual lifestyle and is swept into a hot, heady romance with Reagan Elliot, a female rock star sensation. But when Trey encounters Reagan's sexy bisexual roommate, Ethan Conner, he can no longer deny who he is or what he wants. Reagan heartily agrees to a solution that opens up a hot new world of sexual experience--and love--with the two men she wants the most.

Crystal Thoughts:
***NOTE: Double Time was released out of order. Trey's story is actually book #5 in the series and reads as such, so there are some spoilers for Jace (Hot Ticket) and Eric's (Wicked Beat) books. 

When it comes to sex, love and rock n' roll with sizzling bad-boy rock-stars that you'll never forget, no one tops Olivia Cunning's Sinners! 

Sinners rhythm guitarist, Trey Mills, is a whole bunch of mixed up. In love with his best friend and fellow Sinners guitarist, Brian Sinclair, Trey is about to go nuts with all the feelings he has bottled up inside for him. But Brian is newly married and expecting his first child, he loves Trey but can never be what Trey wants. When Trey hears Reagan Elliot auditioning for his brother's band, he thinks that it is someone ripping off Brian's music at first. When Trey comes face-to-face with imposter though he finds a talented hot rock starlet instead and falls hard and fast, determined to squash his bisexual feelings and be a one-woman man for her. But when he meets Reagan's sexy bisexual roommate, best friend and ex-boyfriend, Ethan Conner, all of Trey's good intentions are shot to hell. After sorting through some of her own insecurities though, Reagan agrees to make her and Trey's twosome a threesome, allowing Trey to be himself. But not everyone is happy with their new arrangement...

I cannot articulate how much I love Trey. Cute, funny, loving, sexy as all get-out...he'll definitely make you tingle in all the right places. His emotional struggle of trying to be someone he isn't for a person he cares for deeply tugged at my heart strings and I loved how even with Reagan's own insecurities and past issues, she was able to accept him how he is. They both have big hearts and when you throw Ethan into the mix their relationship hit a whole new level that really worked. Scorching hot and deeply emotional, I couldn't get enough. The story moved at a great pace and the whole Sinner's family dug themselves dipper into my heart. I am a little upset though with Brian's reaction to Trey, even if he thought it was better for Trey in the long run. The Brian we met in Backstage Pass is not the Brian I am seeing in the continuation of the series and it saddens me. I don't like it one bit. 

Okay, and now on to my rant. I am really perturbed, even though I was expecting it, that the publisher released this book out of order. Why? I mean, yes, I love Trey, I couldn't wait to read his book, but I can't wait to read Jace or Eric's book either, or hell, even Dare's book! But that doesn't mean I'm so impatient (and yes, this is coming from me of little patience) that I want to read the books out of order. Double Time is book five in the series and reads as such, therefore, Jace and Eric's stories have already happened so we get glimpses and slight spoilers of their HEA, a little spoiler about two people involved with Sinners and more. So. Frustrating. So unnecessary too and it did take away a little bit from the enjoyment of the story in general. Grrr...

But all that aside, Trey's story itself blew me away, the ménage aspect of the book was written expertly, the romance and relationships felt real and a little bit of suspense thrown had me turning the pages even faster. Double Time was a fun, exciting and incredibly hot read that I recommend to all erotic romance fans, hell, the whole series is a must-read and my favorite erotic romance series - EVVA. Period. I had a smile on my face with the last page. :)

Crystal L's Thoughts:
I love Olivia Cunning and Trey Mills. I hate reading books out of order. Makes your brain all wonky. That being said, I really liked this story. Trey is a sexy nymphomaniac, and is was interesting to read a story about a habitual player hung up in love with his very untouchable best friend finally find not just one significant other, but two, that were perfect for him. Let me also say that I love, love, loved Reagan and her poor delusional thoughts that she apparently turned boyfriends gay. Poor Trey had this CRAZY idea that he could resist the side of his bisexual half that loves men. We can't help who we are or who we love! So needless to say this was doomed for failure. He sure as hell did try and stick to it though, and reading about him sweating that out after him being such a glorified manwhore in the other books was almost fun.

This story was hot, it was fun, and the only thing that could make me happier is to read the rest of the books in the series. I'm on the way to Hot Ticket now (hell to-the-yizzah!) to read Jace's story. I give it four overflowing wine glasses of tequila instead of wine cause really, can you see the Sinners drinking wine? Hell no. But they could pour their tequila into the wine glasses! Now that sounds like a Sinners drink fest...

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