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REVIEW: Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning


Erotic romance is one of the bestselling subgenres in the romance category. Olivia Cunning delivers the perfect blend of steamy sex, heartwarming romance, and a wicked sense of humor.
This second in the Sinners on Tour series features lead singer Sedric Lionheart who became a playboy after his fiancee, Jessica, broke his heart. Forced on a summer tour together for two entire months, but stubbornly desperate to stay apart, they find a million steamy reasons why they had that lovin' feeling in the first place.

About the Author

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, Olivia Cunning attended her first Styx concert at age six and instantly fell in love with live music. She discovered her second love, romantic fiction, as a teen-first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. She currently lives in Nebraska.


  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781402245770
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402245770


The second book in the Sinners on Tour series delivers just as strongly as the first book, Backstage Pass.  Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance that is way above average.  I can't decide whether I am reading the story to get to the good parts or reading through the good parts to get to the story.  This story concentrates on Sedric Lionhart, the lead singer of the Sinners and his love, Jessica.  I was annoyed with Jessica at first since she seemed so young and immature.  She knows what she wants, but doesn't quite know how to get there.  At the end, I was cheering for her and loved the intelligence and maturity she develops.

Sed  on the other hand is a jerk, but as the lead singer, he can pretty much pick and choose any girl he wants.   He drove Jessica away at first by being so controlling with her.  It takes him several years to win her back while she sorts out her life and starts law school.  Their reuniting is just full of fireworks.   Sed himself, grows as a person, which for a rock star is a pretty big deal since most of them seem to be stuck in childhood.  I can't wait for the third book in the series!  I wonder if it will be about Jace, Eric or Trey.


  1. I'm really glad you loved it. She is a great writer.

  2. Thanks for the review. I have heard a lot of good things about this book.

  3. Wow, that cover is steamy. I might just have to try these.

  4. Hi, Mary. Love this blog and the book sounds fantastic. Definitely an author I need to check out.

    Kaylea Cross


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