When I heard Olivia Cunning was writing a new rock band series that would be self-published, I was excited. The first story intrigued me, but left me hanging. Then I snapped up this one ready for more only to feel like I read a porno book. I know it is erotic romance, but it really felt more like erotica for erotica purposes. While I am sure it wasn’t sex on every page, it felt that way. How can I say I don’t like sex scenes…well I do like a little story with my sex. Yeah, I probably would read Playboy for the articles, but also the nude women if I was into that.
You would think with a series called One Night with Sole Regret, I would have picked up on the fact that each book is literally one night. It wasn’t until the end of this book that a light bulb went off in my head as to why these stories feel so left undone. I still want more from book one and hoping it will come out.
So this book we get Adam’s story, guitarist for Sole Regret. Adam hasn’t had the easiest life, and now he is on parole for drug use. He is clean and staying that way with the help of Melanie. She counseled him into keeping sober, drug free and on the straight an narrow, but he is now back out touring with the band. The two have a hook up agreement that when he is in town, they hook up for some hot and steamy sex. But now Melanie is in love with Adam and not ready to just be the babe he bangs when he is nearby. After a year of hooks up, tonight is the last night. He either gets serious about her or she walks.
As with men, I guess, they adore playing jokes on each other and especially when one of them has a special woman in their lives. You see how much Adam is falling for Melanie, but he is keeping it secret while at the same time sleeping with other women. While I respected his feelings for Melanie, I just didn’t like that he kept “cheating” on her. She wasn’t enough even if he said his libido had been malfunctioning because of her. Then there is the fact he smoked a joint and didn’t tell her. In fact he lies to her about it and when she finds out, I felt she wimped out on giving him Hell. If he can lie to her about it, he probably will do it again.
Melanie…oh, Melanie…she is so innocent according to Adam. Pardon me here when I say she wants anal sex almost more than vaginal sex. She likes it all naughty, nasty and hard. It felt like a show most of the time when she tried to be the good girl. And she bends to what he wants. He lies, she snaps a little and forgives him. He cheats on her, that’s fine, but don’t do it again. At the end of the story, I felt like nothing was really resolved.
While this might have been more of an honest betrayal of rock stars and their women, it just fell flat for me. If they weren’t having sex, which wasn’t often, they were arguing, lying, or screwing up their lives more. So many issues were left wide open with no resolution. I can’t say I liked either of the characters as they came across as sleazy rather than sexy and steamy.
Will I continue on with the series? Probably because I am looking forward to the rest of the stories. This one just wasn’t for me. If you like lots of sex with very little resolution of the issues, then this book is right up your alley. If not, then hang around for the next book.