29 March 2011

Review: Rock Hard - Olivia Cunning

Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning
published April 1, 2011
very hot erotic romance
#2 in the Sinners on tour series
bought my copy

When Sed, the lead singer of the rock band Sinners, was left two years ago by his fiancee Jessica he and his world changed drastically. In the last 24 months he did everything to forget Jessica but even having sex with different groupies every night can't make him forget the women he loves. When they meet again and Jessica accompanies the band on their tour they can't stay away from each other for long. But will they this time be able to work out their differences or is the only thing left between them amazing sex?

After reading the first book in the Sinners on tour - series a few months back I was excited but also a bit nervous to read "Rock Hard". I was excited to learn more of the Sinners and nervous about how I would like reading about the hero Sed because he was an asshole in "Backstage Pass". My worries were absolutly unfounded because I pretty much loved everything about this book and especially the main characters Sed and Jessica were fantastic.
I loved reading about their relationship and once Jessica was back in Sed's life you could see his true nature and feelings. I was fascinated by his sweet side and by how deeply he felt for Jessica. Sed is a man who shows his love by taking care of others and that didn't always fit to Jessica's need to be independent. However once they understood these aspects of the other's nature they had a chance for a lasting relationship.

The sex scenes between Sed and Jessica are amazingly hot and they worked perfectly for me. Both are very open-minded when it comes to having sex. They enjoy it in public places and are not shy about showing their bodies. The chemistry between Sed and Jessica was over the top and their sex scenes varied from kinky to sweet and were always super sexy. I also enjoyed that both were strong characters and I could understand why Jessica shied away from trusting Sed again. There were also some issues at Jessica's university (she studies law) and I loved that in the end she decided to fight back against the injustices and I admired how she wouldn't let a teacher destroy her future. A part of the book I enjoyed especially is the end because it was funny and sweet. And both Jessica and Sed did something to show the other their feelings and that made me happy.

I also loved reading about the interactions of the Sinners band members. To read about their fights, their respect and feelings for each other (platonic and not so platonic) was fantastic. How Sed was there for his band members, especially Trey, was awesome and after finishing "Rock Hard" I had a lot of respect for him and for what he did. And I enjoyed that Olivia Cunning gave the reader some more info on every band member and also on Brian and Myrna (the hero & heroine from Backstage Pass). I like that she cares about all of her characters and doesn't forget them once their book is finished.
I'm already super excited to read the next book in the series and I'm sure that I will love Jace's story because I have a soft spot for him (ok, I have a soft spot for all Sinners). In my opinion Olivia Cunning has written a perfect erotic romance and I can't wait to read more by her.

I like the cover and especially the colours however wished that there would have been a reference to the band on it.

final appraisal
"Rock Hard" is one of the best erotic romances I'ver ever read. The story is interesting, the sex scenes are amazingly hot and the characters are very likable and awesome. I was suprised by how much I enjoyed reading about the hero Sed and his relationship with Jessica. I can't wait to read more of the Sinners and to get to know the guys and their ladies better. 
I would recommend this book to all readers who enjoy sexy erotic romances with fascinating and strong characters. 

Sinners on tour
1. Backstage Pass
2. Rock Hard
to be continued


  1. Oh, Sabrina, another one for my wishlist! I so love sexy rockstars in my books! Must. Have. It. *sigh*
    Last week Orchidee had a fab review for "Backstage Pass" and now you again with the next one! Come on, girls, when shall I read all those books? ;-)

  2. Evi: We do our best to drown you in books :) I liked Backstage Pass however think that Rock Hard is even better.

    I know the must have feeling when it comes to books. Right now there are 50 books in my TBR pile and about 300 !!! on my wishlist.

  3. I just started this last night and didn't want to put it down. Just amazing!

  4. Today I started reading the first part of the Sinners on tour series and I love rockstars!

  5. Sounds absolutely amazing. I was planning on reading Backstage Pass and didn't have the time so far. Will hopefully squeeze it into my TBR for the vacation.

    Great review!

  6. I have sure heard that it's a good series, so who knows, maybe one day




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