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Review WICKED BEAT by OLIVIA CUNNING @sourcebookscasa @oliviacunning

Book Description

August 6, 2013 The Sinners on Tour

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.

About the Author
Raised on hard rock music, award-winning author Olivia Cunning has been known to travel over a thousand miles to see a favorite band in concert. She lives in Galveston, Texas where she enjoys sitting on the beach with her feet in the surf and penning naughty books about rock stars.



Eric, finally we get to Eric, the drummer in The Sinners and this story is the one that seems filled with the most pain, not physical but lots of mental pain in both main characters.  Rebekah's brother, long-time sound man, David, has been injured in a tour bus accident and can no longer do sound, so he recruits his little sister who has just completed school and seems to have a gift for finding the right mix.

She is such a sweet person and does everything she can to please her extreme Christian mother but going on the road with a rock band has earned her contempt and disdain.  Ok, that was putting it mildly, since her mother pretty much says Reb will burn in hell.  She also has a deep, dark secret with her health since she is a recent cancer survivor and must face the fact that she can no longer have children which is  pretty much a deal breaker with most guys.

Drummers are at the top of my list when it comes to musicians since they have the smallest egos.  They also have the most hang ups and Eric has issues in spades.  Mostly, he is quick on the trigger and can't seem to keep a girlfriend because of this.  It could also be that he doesn't try, well, at least until he meets Reb.  These two have an instant connection but both hold back because of their issues.  It isn't until Reb takes the initiative and forced Eric to face his fears.

Sigh, even though this book wasn't at the top of my chart in the series, it is still a wonderful edition and completes it. I will be sad to let these guys go.  Overall, I wish the middle of the story had been moved to the beginning since I didn't connect with Reb until then.  Everything clicked at that point and I got my HEA at the end.

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  1. I really need to get it in gear and read this series. So many friends seem to love it. I'm so a fan of drummers too. Yum!

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    herding cats & burning soup

  2. While this one was not my favorite book like you it is sad to see the series end but man it was fun to see Eric finally fall in love and to totally finally find a woman who thought she wanted Trey end up picking "Sticks" instead!

    Sinners books may be finished but the fun these crazy bad boys of rock have given fans will stick with us forever, plus we can always reread our favorite parts! :-)


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