Merry Menage Giveaway Hop Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

Welcome to Romancing the Book’s stop in the Merry Menage Giveaway Hop hosted by Day Dreaming, My Secret Romance and The Book Tart!

Need a new bedtime story to light your fire? Looking for something with a little heat to warm you during the cold holiday season? Feel like decking the halls naughty style? Well then, come join us as we stand under the mistletoe for this wickedly sexy giveaway hop! The more the merrier! Have no worries, we’ll help you trim your trees, deck yours halls, and spark that fire!

We’re giving away two copies of Double Time by Olivia Cunning. I have a print ARC up for grabs for our US fans, and if you’re international, I’ll get you an ebook copy. Once you’re done with our stop, hop along to the other participating blogs listed at the end of the post. Good luck!


Double Time by Olivia Cunning
Series: Sinners on Tour (# 3)
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages: 416
Source: Publisher

He Craves Her Music and Passion

On the rebound from the tumult of his bisexual lifestyle, notoriously sexy rock guitarist Trey Mills falls for sizzling new female guitar sensation Reagan Elliot and is swept into the hot, heady romance he never dreamed possible.

She Can’t Get Enough of His Body

Ecstatic to be on tour learning the ropes with Trey’s band, The Sinners, Reagan finds she craves Trey as much as she craves being in the spotlight.

They Both Need More…

When Reagan’s ex, Ethan Connor, enters the scene, Trey’s secret desires come back to haunt him, and pleasure and passion are taken to a whole new level of dangerous desire.


Review:  This was the first book that I’ve read by Olivia Cunning and it definitely won’t be the last.  I was very happy to learn that this books stands all by itself, although the couples from the prior two books do make appearances, having read their stories isn’t a must.  And I’ve always been a little curious about the rock star lifestyle, so when this book crossed my path, I knew I needed to read it.  From page one, the reader is thrown into the erotic world of rock ‘n’ roll and I for one was thrilled to go on this ride.

Trey Mills is quite the character.  He’s one of the guitarists from The Sinners.  He’s bisexual and has it bad for his best friend and band mate.  But said band mate, Brian, is married and a new father and Trey decides that he needs to let go.  So, he swears off men and then he meets Reagan (a girl, by the way) and they become inseparable and a whirlwind courtship begins.  But Trey has sexual needs that Reagan can’t fulfill and Trey tries his best not to stray.  Enter Ethan, Reagan’s ex, who is also bisexual… and oh boy, what was a erotic book up to that point, well, it bursts into flames.

I really enjoyed the sweetness, even though the sex was hot, romance between Reagan and Trey.  Both of them have had disappointing love lives in their past, but are drawn to each other.  But Reagan doesn’t know about Trey’s previous lifestyle and throughout much of the book, he’s hiding his urges and tempering his wilder cravings.  Reagan on the other hand is trying to adjust to being the new guitarist in Exodus End (Trey’s brother’s band) and the limelight that it brings… on top of being Trey’s girlfriend.  Watching these two get past all their issues and actually blossom was fun… and when they brought Ethan in, well, pass me a daiquiri and fan.

Once I got reading, I didn’t want to stop.  Yes, I think the book would have been enhanced by having read the prior books.  But, I was able to keep up and really didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything but a little backstory regarding Trey’s band mates.  However, all I needed to know was given to me in this story and I was more than pleased with the result.  And I think the only thing that really drug the story down was Trey’s well, obsession with Brian.  I was tired of it relatively quickly and wanted it resolved sooner rather than later.  But that was really more a minor irritation and didn’t take away from the overall enjoyment of the story.

Fair warning there is m/m action from the first page.  So, if that’s not your thing, I wouldn’t suggest this book.




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14 thoughts on “Merry Menage Giveaway Hop Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

  1. pc says:

    Sounds like a wonderful read! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway chance!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. Christine Sheets says:

    Thanks for an awesome blog hop and giveaway. I have Double Time on my TBR list, and looking forward to reading it.. Best wishes and Merry Christmas

    Christine S
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  3. Renee B says:

    Happy Holidays. I am recommending Blackmailed by Annemarie McKenna and the Leashed series by Jet Mykles. Two of my favorites. The leashed series has 4 books in it so far with more to come. All of them are great stories. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. Carla says:

    I adore Olivia Cunning’s voice. I just kind of grabs you and doesn’t let go until you need a glass of wine to unwind.

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