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This was a really good story. I liked both Jessica and Sed and rooted for them to get back together from the moment they broke up. This was a very good addition to the series and gives more attention to the other characters and showing the band dynamic.
Jessica is a law student and currently works as an exotic dancer for extra cash to cover what the financial aid and scholarships don't cover. She is beautiful and men are always fawning over her but she has no interest in them and just wished they'd leave her alone. The only man she wants is Sed. They were engaged 2 years before but when she got in to law school he demanded that she give up her dream of being a lawyer and just be there for him and whatever he wants. Jessica was heartbroken by Sed's lack of caring about what she wanted and decided to leave, hoping until the end that Sed would stop her but he didn't.
Sed is the lead singer of Sinners, a very popular rock band. He lives the rock lifestyle and basically sleeps with tons of girls…usually more than one at a time. This seems to be mostly because he can’t rouse enough interest in messing with most girls unless he makes things interesting with multiples. The one girl he's never had that issue with (and who he still loves) is Jessica but they broke up 2 years before. Sed didn't believe Jessica when she threatened to leave him...too caught up in his own overblown sense of worth to even think it was possible she could leave him. Sed couldn't accept that he was responsible for Jessica leaving but he never got over her and still misses her.
Brian and Myrna (from book #1, Backstage Pass) are getting married and the story begins just as Sed and the band are getting ready to head out for Brian’s bachelor party. Brian’s actually not too hot on being there but the guys are determined to have a last night of fun with Brian before he’s married. They find a table but things quickly go to hell when Sed recognizes the dancer as Jessica. Sed freaks, throwing his coat over her and trying to pull her off the stage and away from the other men’s gazes. He demands to know why she’s working there and isn't happy when she tells him she works there for money for school. For some reason Sed gets pissed at Jessica for not coming to him for money for school but I don’t see why she’d ever go to him for money since he demanded that she give up law school for him. In his anger, Sed goes a little overboard and pisses Jessica off and she stalks off. Because of the ruckus at the strip club, Jessica gets fired and also gets kicked out of her apartment because she didn't have any money to pay rent. Jessica goes to yell at Sed for ruining her life again but runs in to Myrna and they talk. Myrna talks to Jessica and when she finds out that Jessica is homeless and out of work, she offers Jessica a job as her assistant for her research project. Jessica isn't thrilled about having to deal with Sed but agrees because she’s desperate. Sed is shocked to find her there and also not thrilled about her being on the tour.
Despite their mutual enmity, it doesn't take long before their attraction (and jealousy) spikes, driving them in to each other’s arms. The sex is great but Jessica is still hurt and angry about the past and doesn't think Sed respects or cares about her. She tries to hate him but I think what she hated more was that she still wanted him and couldn't hate him. Sed realizes just how much he’s missed Jessica and he doesn't care if she hates him, he wants her back in his life anyways and he’ll work on improving her feelings towards him. They agree to a purely sexual relationship for the 2 months that Jessica is supposed to be working for Myrna (although Sed does plan to convince Jessica to like him and want to be with him again). The problem is that the rest of the band pretty much hates Jessica because of how hurt Sed was after they split and she doesn't understand why she’s so hated. It seems like they blame her for Sed acting like a jerk after they split up but this wasn't fair because Sed's actions should be on him and not her. It also doesn't seem like everyone knows the reason why Jessica left Sed (him wanting her to give up on law school and not caring about her wants and dreams) so it's not always easy for Jessica. She tried to keep Sed at a distance but as she spends more time with him and sees him dealing with his band mates and the issues that confront them, she starts to realize maybe he's not such a bad guy after all. It takes some time for them to work past their problems and there are outside issues that need to be taken care of as well, keeping Sed and Jessica quite busy and mired in some sticky drama. As things improve between them, Jessica starts being more supportive of Sed and they become a pretty good team which helps them deal with the issues confronting them. Their path to happiness isn't smooth but they do get their well deserved HEA in the end.
I really enjoyed this story. Jessica was a pretty good heroine and she wasn't perfect but I had no real complaints about her and liked her. Sed could be a bit of a jerk at times (esp about their earlier breakup) but he has a sweet heart and while tough on people, usually has their best interest in mind. They made a great couple once they got together and I loved how the story ended (so sweet!). I'm looking forward to reading more in the series. I'd recommend this story. Thumbs up! :D
yes, because this series is good as a whole. all the guys in the band are good characters and they each deserve a book. also, this book was entertaining, just not my favorite.
made Jessica not so mercurial. she was always exploding on Sed athat got on my nerve. i also would have Sed not take so much blame for the catastrophes in the book. they weren't all his fault.
she brings the characters to life. their emotions, expressions, everything. it's more than words.
of course. and buy it =D
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Book two in the Sinners On Tour series ramps up the heat as readers watch another band member fall in love. Uniquely its own story but still bringing back all the same secondary characters, Rock Hard is hot but also all about the love. Maybe its just me but there really is nothing like a rock star falling in love.
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I enjoy book two in the series but not a much as the book one. In book two Sinner lead singer Sedric Lionheart wins back the love of is life Jessica who broke is hear years ago. This book is hot, sexy, sinful and steamy.
The narration was good kept me listening.
I really enjoy this series. The narrator does a great job with the voices and they stay consistent from volume to volume. Even the mens' voices are consistent, so you immediately recognize who is "talking" before the narration tells you. Great characters, good story lines and steamy sex - who can ask for more?
Her voices are really good, especially the mens' voices - and they are consistent, so you can recognize each one immediately.
I loved the rock star story line with the fascinating characters introduced through out the series. It incorporated intense sex with a decent story line.
Hmmm.... this would give to much away. The entire romance between the lead characters is eye opening and intense!
She did a fantastic job with this book. Her voice is perfect for Sed, raspy and deep! Justine was able to differentiate between all the characters flawlessly.
Yes and no. Considering its intensity, I needed breaks to regroup and continue. However, the story line made me want to continue.
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The story itself is perfect - so hot, fully of emotion and does have a plot to it, I promise! I love Sed and Jessica's story...I loved it the first time I read it and listening to it only made me love it more.
In Las Vegas at the Bellagio Fountains and on top of the Eiffel Tower ;-) Can't say anything else without giving it all away, but trust me...it's very memorable!
So hard to pick a favorite...Vegas was fun, but the ending was probably my favorite - can't get specific without spoilers, but they both have the same idea and it's cute and heartwarming and SO them.
Rock Hard will rock your face off! Too cheesey? Compelling and sexy love story about the hard rocker and the girl that stole his heart.
This series is one of the best series I have ever read/listened to/had the pleasure of allowing into my brain. The Sinners are just...wonderful. If you love rock stars, have pension for romance stories, can't get enough hot-n-steamy love scenes and can stand a little bit of angst - look no further!
Cunning seemed to have written this book with no depth of the characters. The story-line was pretty weak.
O'keef's characters were not narrated distinctly enough.
A real story-line showing the depth of each character.
I haven't read her other Sinners books. I hope they're better than this one.
I just finished the Rock Hard: Sinners on Tour Book 2 and could not wait to tell everyone how good it was. It was even better than Book 1, if that's even possible. It had a lot of hot, romantic scenes and a very good story to follow. I couldn't stop listening to the book, I took it with me everywhere. I would highly recommend this book if you want something to keep you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait to start the next book in this series.
Another great story by Olivia Cunning!!! She is fast becoming one of my most favorite authors. Love the rock band members and how each book is specifically about one of the band members. Loved it!!!