Monday, October 22, 2012

Review for Tempt Me by Olivia Cunning

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

One more night…

For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She needs a commitment and knows that won’t fit into Adam’s rock-star lifestyle. Madison will take one more hot-and-heavy night with the sexy musician before she cuts all ties with him for good. Even if she must break her own heart to do it.

To tempt him…

Life isn’t all bright lights and fan adulation for the lead guitarist for Sole Regret. Madison has seen Adam at his worst and still managed to bring out the best in him. Her cleverly concealed naughty side also brings out the beast in him. He’s never met a more tempting woman in his life.

Madison has no problem tempting Adam into her bed, but can she tempt his heart into taking a chance on love?


Olivia Cunning knows the rock star lifestyle and conveys it perfectly, both the highs and lows.  Along with her Sinners on Tour series of full-length stories comes this short story series, One Night with Sole Regret.  This is the second installment and a bit of a disappointment compared to the first.  What could have been a highly emotional story dealing with heavy issues ends up being one sex scene after another.  Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy steamy reads but not at the expense of character development.

In Tempt Me, substance abuse counselor Madison has fallen hot and heavy for recovering addict/rock star Adam.  Now while this seems a conflict of interest to me, it isn't a problem for her.  And to find enjoyment in this story it's best not to think too deeply about this fact.  Adam has completely changed Madison from her quiet studious self to a sex crazed nympho who looks forward to their rendezvous whenever Sole Regret's in town.  At first this seems to be all they have binding them but she wants a commitment that she's scared to ask for for fear he'll leave.  Realizing how important she is to his health makes her fight for something more serious and long-lasting.  I admired her finally telling him her true feelings but wish she would've done her clinical job more wholeheartedly.

Adam's path to total sobriety is perilous with the occasional slip that he's embarrassed to admit to Madison for fear of disappointing her.  He wants to be sober for HER but has yet to realize it needs to be for HIM.  I wish this issue had been dealt with more since it would've left a more powerful impression on me and gave the story a greater purpose.  While Adam is totally sexy and great in bed, that seemed to be the be all end all to him as we never got to truly see into his soul.

Tempt Me is a decadent treat of one sexual fantasy after another.  If you're looking for something more then you'll be disappointed.  I'm still invested in this series as I'm intrigued with the other members of the band and look forward to finding out more about them.  This series isn't up to the standards of her Sinners on Tour series but it helps pass the time until another Sinners installment releases.

My rating for this is a C+

*I purchased this book for my personal bookshelf.

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