Thursday, August 1, 2013

Review: Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning

Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4)

Publish Date: August 6, 2013
Trade Paperback {p.399}
Genre: Erotica
Source: Publisher
Rebekah, Eric Sticks

From the moment he lays eyes on Sinners’ new front of house soundboard operator, drummer Eric Sticks knows he has to make Rebekah his. Unfortunately, she’s too busy trying to seduce guitarist Trey Mills to pay him much attention. Rebekah never planned to fall for the tall, goofy drummer with the weird sense of humor and a heart the size of the galaxy. But Eric makes her laugh and his constant attention makes her feel sexy and irresistible–exactly what she needs after the things her last lover said to her. A woman who gives as much as she takes, Rebekah makes Eric feel like a total stud–exactly what he needs after surviving a decade of watching the incredibly talented members of Sinners from the wings.

From the start I had a difficult time getting into this one, because once again it's set in the past and not present day. The previous book, Hot Ticket, also took place in a time before book 3, Double Time. I don't really care for books in a series to regress to a time before the last book took place. Don't make books 4 and 5 take place in a time before book 3 took place. It tends to bother me when I go into the next book thinking I'm going to revisit the couples I previously fell in love with to see them growing and evolving, only to find out they haven't even meet in this installment.

Rebekah bothered me from the start. With her only having eyes for Trey, which I struggled with because Trey is supposed to be with Ethan and Reagan, but then would get all upset when Eric didn't pay any attention to her. Eric on the other hand, was okay in this book, whereas in the previous books he was a complete ass. He did a total 180 in the book, because he didn't even seem like the same person. It was difficult to reconcile the two faces of Eric Sticks.

Rebekah came across a bit trashy upon first meeting. Sure, if you're into ménage, great, but Rebekah was just a user. She didn't care for Eric at all. Everything she did was designed to get Trey's attention. Eric was just a backup plan.

I couldn't finish the book because I had no interest whatsoever in the characters. Rebekah was sleaze, Trey was an ass, and Eric was a wimp. The only thing I enjoyed about this book was the cover.


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