Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review: "Backstage Pass"

"Backstage Pass" 
by Olivia Cunning

Series: Sinners on Tour #1

Genre: Erotica - Contemporary
Pages: 384

ISBN: 9781402244421

Author's website: www.oliviacunning.com

Source: Sourcebooks, Inc. in exchange for honest review

Released: October 1, 2010

Goodreads Blurb: 
The first in a new erotic romance series, Backstage Pass is a sizzling mix of sex, love, and rock n' roll It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band, Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

My Review:
This is Olivia Cunnings debut novel and her first in the Sinners on Tour series. "Backstage Pass" is well written and I think Olivia has a lot of potential for the future. I was excited to read this novel because of the rock band idea. I've read a lot of books in my life but I can't recall reading any that centered around a rock band. Olivia does a great job building her characters and you'll grow to love them all. The members in the band are all very different except that their all drop dead gorgeous and super sexy. Olivia also knows how to write a very hot and steamy novel. This book will be a real treat for our die hard erotica fans.

Myrna is a psychology perfessor  that specializes in human sexuality and happens to be a rock 'n' roll fan. Myrna had some trouble her a ex husband in the past that keeps her from dating, and the word love is out of the question. Then we have Brian who wears his heart on his sleeve and falls in love very easily. Which you wouldn't expect from a famous lead guitarist in a band name Sinners. Brian also has a special way of writing music and it happens to be during sex. Right from the beginning Brian and Myrna are attracted to each other and start having hot, fabulous sex. 

There were a few things that bothered me in this book but are totally based on my opinion. First, there wasn't a lot of sexual tension in this book. They go at it right from the beginning. Although some erotica fans would have no problem with this I just felt like they could have taken it a little slower to build the excitement. I also felt like the book didn't have any major conflict or action. I kept waiting for her to get kidnapped or something. So about half way through the book I got a little bored but then it picked up again at the end.

I would highly recommended this book to fans of erotica. It is full of hot, steamy sex of all types. If your not into all types of kinky sex this book isn't for you. There are very explicit sex scenes including one m/f/m scene. Because of the two issues I had I will be giving "Backstage Pass" a 3 star rating. I know that there are some readers out there who are going to love this book so don't let my opinions totally sway your decision to read this book.    

Olivia will be here on Oct. 11th for her Blog Tour. So come back and check it out. 

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Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Oh, m/f/m one of my favorites. Nice reivew. I can't wait to read this one.

Paperback Writer said...

This sounds interesting. I love to read things including music.... It is my other love, besides books. I myself am an avid concert goer. I've been to over 300 concerts in my life and had several bands incounters myself. So I am excited to get my hands on this book!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Danielle, you did a great job with your review. I loved this book. I'd gladly donate my body for music composition if it was Brian doing the composing, lololol!

I will make sure to stop by on the 11th!

Tricia said...

I'll keep this one in mind but like you I do like some sort of conflict or action to move the story along.

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