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Review: Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning ((The Sinners on Tour)

 
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Positives


This book is such good fun. It will make you laugh, get hot & bothered and touch your heart at the same time.

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Not a one!


Bottom Line

The underlining message of this book is that although people have experienced hardships or tragedies with their health in life can still find love again and have a second chance. If you love a HEA. pick up Wicked BEat Today!

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Posted July 5, 2013 by Nightstand Novels

 
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Wicked Beat

By Olivia Cunning

 

 

 

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*Genre: *Erotic: Contemporary Romance

* Published: August 6, 2013

*Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

*ISBN: 1402245866

*Language: English

*Page Count: 417 pages

*Series: The Sinners On Tour Book #5

*Reviewed by: charrev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Blurb


Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch.


Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.


For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.


From the moment he lays eyes on Sinners’ new front of house soundboard operator, drummer Eric Sticks knows he has to make Rebekah his. Unfortunately, she’s too busy trying to seduce guitarist Trey Mills to pay him much attention. Rebekah never planned to fall for the tall, goofy drummer with the weird sense of humor and a heart the size of the galaxy. But Eric makes her laugh and his constant attention makes her feel sexy and irresistible–exactly what she needs after the things her last lover said to her. A woman who gives as much as she takes, Rebekah makes Eric feel like a total stud–exactly what he needs after surviving a decade of watching the incredibly talented members of Sinners from the wings.

 

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I genuinely loved this book. I’ve always liked Eric( from Book 1) way back when I first read “Backstage Pass” and the part when he came in Myrna’s hair when her and Brian were having sex in the bathtub. Hilariously unforgettable. He always came across as the goofy, kinky and fun drummer of the Sinners. It was refreshing to delve a bit deeper into his past. Him growing up without any family, being sent to foster home after foster home and never being adopted touched my heart. At his core, he is such a sweetheart & I think a sensitive soul. He’s very talented, humble and doesn’t give himself enough credit for his success, generosity and
kindheartedness. I love him more than ever after finishing Wicked Beat!

Rebekah, I liked her character a lot. My heart immediately went out to her having just gone through cancer and now in remission. You can tell how she longed for a family of her own and to see how it effected her whenever someone mentioned anything related to children was heartbreaking. Her & Eric’s relationship definitely moved a bit fast. I think it wasn’t even a week before they said they loved each other, but it still came across very believable. I think they’re perfect for one another and complete each other in such a way that they know just what each other needs. Eric has a bit of low self esteem at times and can be known to be a minute man. Ha! Rebekah also has low self esteem initially when it comes to her body because of her crappy ex boyfriend Isaac. Btw, I’ll get to Isaac in a few because I have some words for him but I think they meshed well together and helped build up each other in areas that they were weak… becoming stronger together. She did get on my nerves a bit at first. I felt like she was pretty much lusting after the whole band, especially Trey. I wanted her to focus more on Eric(which she eventually did) but there were times where she felt a bit wishy washy. Like that moment when they’re all asleep on the bus in their bunks & she and Eric start giving each other a naughty peep show and then Trey wakes up and she goes into the back bedroom with Trey and they start on a show of their own ;) I thought that was a bit rude towards Eric at first. But as the book goes on you truly begin to realize her heart is with Eric.

And now….Isaac. Ugh! Him along with Rebekah’s mother got on my last nerves. Her mother even more so. But I’ll start with Isaac first. I thought he was a kiss up, manipulative, sneaky, selfish & a coward. I was a bit shocked when Trey came on to him and well everything fell into place.. then it all made sense. I still thought what he did to Rebekah, then and in the past, was wrong. Making her feel as if something was wrong with her body after her cancer and then using her to cover up the fact that he’s gay so he can further his own career. No matter what the circumstances, using someone is wrong and I didn’t like that. I think Rebekah was way too good of a friend to him…better than he deserved. And her mother! I thought she was rude, controlling, overbearing and downright cruel. The cruelest comment she said I thought was telling Rebekah that God was punishing her for making bad decisions by giving her cancer. How cruel is that?! That is one of the meanest things to say. Even more so to your own daughter. You should be loving and supporting her, not making her feel bad about her life or her health. Also how she always looked down on The Sinners acting as if Rock & Roll is evil devil music and treating them like they’re trash that was beneath her. She treated Eric so cruelly from the get go, even before she even met him. I couldn’t stand the lady the entire time. Even when she apologizes towards the end, and then its revealed that she has a mental illness, I still just felt over it and done with her.

The sex in Wicked Beat was so hot! Eric has always been a bit of a voyeur so that’s incorporated in the story a lot. And the role playing was fun. They’d get so into it and they’re both goofy so the dialogue was always hilarious and sexy at the same time.

I’ve been reading Olivia’s Sinners series since “BackStage Pass”, Book 1 with Brian “Master Sinclaire” and I loved it! I’m definitely going to miss this series! Not sure if there will be more Sinners books after Trey’s story but I’ve enjoyed them all. I love the sinners. They are such fun, bad ass, sweet and just down to earth sexy guys that you just can’t help but love annd they get under your skin. I’ve always loved the group interaction on tour and them teasing and “pranking” each other. They’re like their own kind of family in a way. Such good fun…So much so that you want to go live on The Sinners Bus for a while. I will never forget this series and I look forward to more amazing books from Olivia Cunning.


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