Friday, October 19, 2012

FRISKY FALL SATURDAYS, #21 ~ DOUBLE TIME (SINNERS ON TOUR #3) by OLIVIA CUNNING


Summer is over, but just because the temperature is dropping, doesn't mean we have to stop reading scorching hot books! Frisky Fall Saturdays is our new weekly post created by The Autumn Review, The Bookish Babe, Hackaroo's Reviews, and Sim-Sational-Books. Feel free to join in. (let us know so we can add a link to your post) As those leaves start piling up in the yard, ignore them and pick up a sexy book!

**The books featured on FRISKY FALL SATURDAYS are for adults. If you are under 18 years of age, or do not like smexy books, please stop here. **

Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #3)Series: Sinners on Tour #3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date:
Format: eARC
Pages: 384
Source: Received from publisher via NetGalley.
Olivia Cunning delivers the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and a wicked sense of humor in this menage story featuring the hottest guy in the Sinners band.

Trey Mills, the notoriously sexy Sinners rhythm guitarist, gives up his bisexual lifestyle and is swept into a hot, heady romance with Reagan Elliot, a female rock star sensation. But when Trey encounters Reagan's sexy bisexual roommate, Ethan Conner, he can no longer deny who he is or what he wants. Reagan heartily agrees to a solution that opens up a hot new world of sexual experience--and love--with the two men she wants the most.


Holy Flaming Panties!! I totally expected Double Time to be hot hot hot, but I was not prepared for a panty-melting inferno.

So...Trey Mills. We all love him, yes? How can you not? Trey is sweet, naughty, sexy, persuasive. He's Mr. Cuddles. Trey has been in love with his best friend Brian for years. With the exception of two times in high school, Brian has never returned his love. Sure, they are as close as two friends can be, more like brothers, but Brian has Myrna now. And it's time for Trey to move on. But his heart has been pummeled, and Trey has decided that he's swearing off men. He's shutting that part of his sexual identity down. It doesn't take Trey long to find the right woman to make a go of it with, but will a woman be enough for Trey?

Guitarist Reagan is instantly taken with Trey, but she's no man's pushover or easy conquest. Reagan demands Trey's respect and faithfulness. Reagan is a tomboy, funny, badass. She is confident but accessible. She's the kind of woman men love to hang out with, and get it on with because she is sexy as hell. She is fearless with her guitar and even more fearless when it comes to taking a chance on Trey.

Reagan had her heart broken by Ethan, when she found him with another man. But Ethan is also into women, and he still loves Reagan. He's always there to keep other guys away, but when she brings Trey home, Ethan is tempted. He can see that Trey is into him, despite the fact that he's with Reagan. When the need becomes too much, Trey, Reagan and Ethan embark on an emotional and sexual journey and set their own rules for love and commitment.

Okay, kids. You know what time it is. Time for the steam. But before I get us all hot and bothered, let me tell you a few things:
  • If you do not like to read about threesomes, this book is probably not for you.
  • If you do not like to read m/m or m/m/f love scenes, this book in definitely not for you.

I'm not trying to discourage anyone from reading Double Time, this is a favorite series, but I get tired of people choosing an erotica book to read, then saying "There was too much sex in that book." Or "I hate reading about threesomes and gay sex." Just save yourself the time and the aneurysm that this will cause because this book HAS THREESOMES AND M/M/F SEX! Besides, the blurb is pretty specific on what's going to happen in Double Time. Got it? Good.

Now, let me tell you who should read this book:
  • You do like to read about these sexual situations or they simply don't bother you. 
  • You loved the first two books in the series.
  • YOU LOVE TREY. 
  • You just so happen to love a very good story.

If you fit any of the criteria a listed above, then awesome. Climb aboard the Sinners Train because Double Time is undoubtedly a book you will love.

But I will give you a warning, should you decide to read Double Time. I've included a checklist of items you need before embarking:
  • A snack and drinks. You will need to stay nourished and fully hydrated.
  • An ice bath to jump into when your undies burst out in flames.
  • A willing body to help you out if your situation gets out of control.
  • Batteries, if said willing body is unable to lend a hand.

You may be laughing, but I am Dead. Serious. If and only if you have the items listed above, then you may proceed.

I know I kind of went off the rails with my lists, but in all honesty, Double Time is an intense, beautiful book. Sure, it's totally risque, but the story itself packs a heavy emotional punch. There's a lot to deal with. Trey's feeling for Brian, Trey's feelings for Reagan, him finding a way to be in a committed relationship and be true to himself. It was an eye-opening story, and poses a lot of questions to the issue of love, sexuality and commitment.

Double Time was also a nice warm-up for the upcoming Exodus End series. Exodus End is the band that has been in the other Sinners' books, with it's lead singer being Trey's brother Dare. I'm already in love with Dare, and the other band members seem great. And naturally you have the other member of Sinners: Jace, Sed, Brian and Eric. They're as awesome as usual and I can't wait to read Eric's and Jace's stories.

Olivia Cunning never disappoints me. Her books get me steamed up, and touch my heart. Her guys are wicked, sexy, and fun. Her girls are always strong and loving. Double Time is no exception. It's a story I will turn to again and again. (Because you can never have too much Trey.)


** Trey is a popular character in the series. For reasons that I do understand, the publisher decided to publish the series out of sequence. The fact that this book was intended to be the last in the Sinners on Tour series means that there are things/events mentioned in this book that are a spoilers for the last two books. The spoilers didn't change my feelings for Double Time, but it does cause a bit of confusion.**



Favorite Quotes:

"Twelve years of sex without love. Twelve years of love without sex. And now that Trey had given up on Brian ever loving him or making love to him, he just felt hollow. Empty. Desolate." (eARC, 4%)


"How would she survive being in a band with this many luscious and talented men without her panties spontaneously combusting?" (eARC, 8%)


" 'So typically you're a responsible person?' Trey asked.
'  I'm wearing nothing but my panties in a hot tub with a pair of rock star brothers - one of them naked. Does that sound responsible to you?' " (eARC, 14%)


"Given time, maybe as little as ten seconds, I think I could love you, Trey Mills. How does that make you feel?" (eARC, 27%)

"F*cking A, Trey rocked her world. And Ethan made it spin." (eARC, 82%)

"She's a tough chick. She'll be fine. Don't be her crutch. Be her champion." (eARC, 82%)




When I think of the Sinners, I imagine Avenged Sevenfold. I have a special fondness (to put it mildly!!) for Zacky V., the rhythm guitarist. He's left-handed, like Trey. Squeee!!



You can preorder Double Time at: 

10 comments:

  1. We ARE #soulmates. #FACT I love you. "You may be laughing, but I am Dead. Serious. If and only if you have the items listed above, then you may proceed." Well said my friend. Well said.

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  2. O...oOOO This sounds good! Will definitely check out this series on GR :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  3. OMG you should have had a warning to not be drinking coffee while reading this review! I almost spit my coffee at your opening sentence. This series sounds really awesome! I will have to get to it sometime.

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  4. Whoa, whoa, whoa. There are people who don't like smexy books? What is this tomfoolery?

    Your checklist is epic, by the way. EPIC.

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  5. ooh sizzling cover. Awesome list girl.

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  6. I'm going crazy waiting for this book to come out! I'm so excited and now I'm even more so! I love Trey, his story and Eric's are the two I'm dying to read. They're my favorites! I also did not realize she was going to write a series for Exodus End. When is Olivia expecting to start that series?

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  7. I love this review!! Especially this- "An ice bath to jump into when your undies burst out in flames".
    Too funny!! U rock! I guess I'm gonna have to break out new undies after reading this one!! <3 it!!

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  8. OH you are killing me here!!!!!!!
    I love Trey and want to read his book so badly but I want to read them in the order Cunnings meant for them to be in so I think I'm going to wait on this sexy sinner in order to read them in order.
    I agree with your rant in the review though that people need to be serious about picking up real erotica. I'm not talking about that fake shit in the Fifty series that is more like mommy porn, I'm talking about love, passion, lust, and dirty hot sex that happens between females between males between a male and female. People really need to stop saying they read erotica if they are not ready to join the truly naughty side of the industry. People need to learn what books are really erotica and what are just regular romance with a little bit more steam than normal....see now I'm ranting!!

    Anyway awesome review!

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  9. An ice bath and willing body to help out?!! or batteries if that doesn't work out?!! You're review has me totally cracking up. Goodness, Andrea! I'm a little scared to read this, to be quite honest. Good lord that cover, lol!! ;)

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