Thursday, July 24, 2014

#BooKReview: Sinners at the Altar by Olivia Cunning - 4 Wine Glasses

18490383Title: Sinners at the Altar 
Series: Sinners on Tour #6
Author: Olivia Cunning
Published: March 11th 2014
Links: Goodreads | B&N | Amazon
Source: Purchased
Reviewer: Crystal 
Rating: 4 out of 5

Even Sinners need love...
Sinners at the Altar includes four complete wedding stories, each about a different member of the rock band Sinners. These novellas are intended to be read after the Sinners on Tour series as each story is an epilogue to a different book in the series and thus riddled with major spoilers for not only individual books, but in some cases, the entire series.
When Sinners tie the knot, things don't always go as planned.

Appetite for Seduction - Epilogue to Backstage Pass
Lead guitarist Brian Sinclair may have finally won Professor Myrna Evans heart and her consent to wed, but being part of a high-maintenance band might just ruin his long-anticipated wedding day and steamy wedding night. Will the couple ever find a moment's peace or are some things more important than a night of uninhibited love-making?

Sweet Love of Mine - Epilogue to Wicked Beat
Drummer Eric Sticks is determined to marry sweet and sassy soundboard operator, Rebekah Blake, on the spur of the moment. But can he really offer the love of his life the wedding of her dreams in a small, unplanned ceremony? And can Rebekah offer Eric the one thing missing from his life that never realized he wanted?

Patience - Epilogue to Rock Hard
Lead singer Sed Lionheart never really wanted a big fancy wedding. He just wanted the girl. But his hot-tempered fiancee, Jessica Chase, has her heart set on a memorable ceremony and she is determined to persist through the aggravation to have the wedding of her dreams. The ceremony turns out to be memorable, all right, but not necessarily in the way they'd planned. Can the stressed-out couple recognize what's really important on their wedding day, or is the honeymoon over before it even begins?

November Rain - Epilogue to Hot Ticket
Professional dominatrix Aggie "Mistress V" Martin is madly in love with bassist Jace Seymour, but she's not in any real hurry to marry him. She's not really the wife "type". That all changes the moment she lays eyes on the perfect place to say "I do". With more than one obstacle in their path to wedded bliss, will these two ever make it down the aisle or will everything fall apart at the whim of others?

Crystal's Thoughts:
If you're a long-time Sinners fan like moi' then you know just how long we have been waiting for some of these stories! (Appetite for Seduction) The end of the series was bittersweet because these are characters that will stay in your heart forever. So, you will understand my excitement when Ms. Cunning was finally able to put this baby together and make fan-girl readers such as myself heart's explode with the joy of it all. 

Sinners, if you've been living under a rock for the last four years, is the sexiest, hottest, baddest, most exciting group of rock stars that you will ever meet (in a book). And kinkiest, we can't forget that. And did I mention sexy? Oh boy! *fans self* Now a warning...if you haven't read this series then you most definitely will run into spoilers with this review as Sinners at the Alter is basically an epilogue of all five books in the series. You cannot be a lover of romance and not read the Olivia Cunning's Sinners on Tour series. So, stop reading this and go grab Backstage Pass right this minute. Straight up. You won't regret it and you'll re-read it more then a few times. Promise.  

Now, getting to it. Brian "Master" Sinclair is the lead guitarist in the band Sinners. Rock star father, diva mother, sex-doctor wife and new daddy. His was the first of the Sinners' stories with Backstage Pass and I have to say, my favorite. Brian has the biggest heart and when it comes to his wife, Myrna, he is like a kid in a candy store. He wants to gorge himself on as much of her as he can and he can never get enough. In Appetite for Seduction we're treated to their wedding and what happens right afterwards, which basically fills in the gaps from the glimpses that were given in Backstage Pass and the continuing books. It is impossible to not fall even more in love with Brian and Myrna  in this sweet and sexy little story. And when I say sexy, I mean hot, sweaty, wild-fantasies sex-ay.  Gawd I have so much love for these two! 

Wicked Beat is the fourth book in the series and features Eric Sticks, Sinners drummer, and Rebekah Blake, Sinners soundboard tech. The story was an emotional roller-coaster going from heart-breaking, to blowing your drink out your nose you're laughing so hard, to heart-pounding, and oh-so-sweet.  In Sweet Love of Mine Eric puts together a surprise wedding for Rebekah that will have you sighing with a big goofy smile on your face. From Eric's upbringing, he never expected to have a family of his own but when he see's what his friends go through to help him put together Rebekah's dream wedding for them and all that Rebekah is willing to give him, he realizes that he's always had a family. They may not be blood, but they're family none the less. Sweet, cute, and you can't spell Sinners without Sexy. No, you can't. ;-P 

Rock Hard features lead singer Sed Lionheart and past sweetheart who broke his heart to bits and turned him into a dickish manwhore, Jessica Chase. They obviously worked out their differences in that story but let me tell you, it was a long, hard road to happily-ever-after for those two. In Patience Sed and Jess finally tie the knot...and did I mention that they have a penchant for public sex? No? Well, they do. And when these two get in the mood, there is nothing that is going to stop them from getting it on! Not a wedding, not rain, not even a public beach. Hehe. These two are smoking hot and despite a certain mother-in-laws bullying, they get their perfect wedding even if it didn't quite go as planned. 

November Rain is the epilogue to Jace and Aggie's story in Hot Ticket. Jace is the bassist and the quiet one of the band, and you know what they say about the quiet ones don't you? It is all true when it comes to Jace! Him and Aggie balance each other out so well and Jace just has a way of pulling on your heart strings without any effort. This story had to be the most heart-touching of the group and had my eyes watering during. But if you know Jace and Aggie, then you also know that there was some down and dirty kink action going on as well! 

Now...the only thing that was missing in Sinners at the Alter was the sexy, promiscuous, rhythm guitarist Trey's (Double Time) own little story and this was explained beforehand in an author's note. So I am anxiously looking forward to more from him in the future and the release of Insider, the first book in the Exodus End (Trey's brother's band) series! And did I mention how much I LOVE these story titles in Sinners at the Alter?! Seriously. The best titles ev-ver! Bottom-line; Sinners at the Alter is a must-read for any Sinners fan and if you aren't a Sinners fan already, pick up Backstage Pass  and it won't take you long to hop on the groupie train! Guaran-damn-teed. Choo-choo! The stories were heart-warming, comical, bawdy, entertaining, and all Sinners!

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