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Friday, September 27, 2013

One Night with Sole Regret Series Review by Olivia Cunning

Share Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #0.5)
Book Description:
Please note: This erotic novelette was originally released in an anthology entitled A Very Naughty Xmas. If you have already purchased the anthology, there is no new content in this stand-alone novelette.

A prequel to One Night with Sole Regret
After a benefit concert, Lindsey longs to spend an amazing Christmas Eve with her favorite band, Sole Regret, to thank them for their generosity. Even though she followed their tour bus up a slick mountain pass during a blizzard, she never expected to spend an entire snowy night with two generous rock stars who love to share their gifts. Trapped on a tour bus with her best friend, a rock band, and the bus driver, what can these naughty ladies possibly do to keep warm? Perhaps a better question is what won't they do?

Contains a whole lot of kinky antics. Sensitive readers, beware.

Melinda’s Review:
A friend gifted me this book for my birthday. I read the first three sole regrets but it has been a while and I decided to do a re-read of the books in order for our blog. This is the prequel and is a quick read.
It's Christmas Eve and 2 fans, Lindsey and Vanessa, follow the bands bus after a concert when they get stuck in a blizzard. The guys invite the ladies on the bus with them after they accidently pelt Lindsey with snowballs. The things that happen on the bus still have me blushing. I won't lie I was a little uncomfortable reading some of the things but I still liked the book.
Owen was funny and sweet, u can tell he really cares for all the band members and is still a kid at heart. Owen and Kellen are some kind of wonderful with the ropes. This is a great introduction to each band member and a little glimpse at their driver too. I give this book a 4 star rating.

 Try Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #1)

Book Description:

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.

By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a
complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock star, but as the sexiest man she’s ever encountered. Strangely attracted to his hidden tattoos and body piercing, she wonders what it would be like to spend a night with a bad boy.

Gabe is more than willing to show sweet Melanie there’s more to him than meets the eye. All she has to do is try him. Will they only share a single night of passion? Or will their hearts entangle as quickly as their bodies?

Try Me is the first erotic novella in Olivia Cunning’s One Night with Sole Regret series.

Contains explicit sex, graphic language, and a hot rock star with a naughty and inventive mind.

Melinda’s Review:
I purchased this book a while back and read it. My friend recently bought me the rest of the set as a birthday gift. I read the first three sole regrets but it has been a while and I decided to do a re- read of the books in order for our blog. Boy am I glad I decided to do this because I remembered some things but there were so many other things I had forgotten about.
Melanie goes to the concert with her friend who is a total fan girl with a plan to meet the band. Melanie has no interest in meeting the tattooed band members. So when she finds one normal guy amongst all the tattooed ones that seems to want to talk to her she is relieved. She has no idea that he is the drummer, Gabe, who under his ball cap has a Mohawk and tattoos on his head. Gabe is intrigued that Mel doesn't know who he is or infatuated with the band. He also loves the fact she turned Shade down.
There was some crazy sex due to Gabe's inventive mind in this book. I loved Gave because there is so much more to him than just being the drummer in the band. Melanie has a heart of gold and worries about her best friend and wants to protect her no matter how uncomfortable she is.
Keep in mind this is a novella so things move fast. At the end I found myself wanting more and kept trying to turn the page to find it. As in most novellas I read I wished this was longer and was able to see more and Melanie and Gabe. They make such a great couple bringing out things hidden deep within each other. I give this book a 4 star rating.

Tempt Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #2)
Book Description:
For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

One more night…

For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She needs a commitment and knows that won’t fit into Adam’s rock-star lifestyle. Madison will take one more hot-and-heavy night with the sexy musician before she cuts
all ties with him for good. Even if she must break her own heart to do it.

To tempt him…

Life isn’t all bright lights and fan adulation for the lead guitarist for Sole Regret. Madison has seen Adam at his worst and still managed to bring out the best in him. Her cleverly concealed naughty side also brings out the beast in him. He’s never met a more tempting woman in his life.

Madison has no problem tempting Adam into her bed, but can she tempt his heart into taking a chance on love?

Tempt Me is the second novella in Olivia Cunning’s Sole Regret series. This 39,000 word erotic romance novella contains explicit sexual situations, including some rough backdoor lovin’, hair-pulling, spanking, and whole lotta dirty talk.

Melinda’s Review:
I purchased this book along with Try Me and Take me a while back. My friend recently bought me the rest of the set as a birthday gift. I read the first three sole regrets but it has been a while and I decided to do a re-read of the books in order for our blog.
Adam has been hooking up with his counselor, Madison, in Dallas for almost a year now. He won't admit his feelings for her. He sees her as sweet innocent and doesn't want to expose her to the press and fans. Madison is anything but shy when it is just her and Adam. She loves to "Tempt" him into doing things her way even though he really wants to treat her another way.
Adam has dark demons that he is trying to overcome and it seems Madison is the only one that believes in him. Adam has this tough guy persona nothing bothers him and him and Shade have some hate thing boiling that you’re not sure why or how it came about. Then you get a peek at the inside and he is totally not that guy when he is alone with Madison, he is a caring and loving, shows his emotions. I just love when you get to see all sides.
I enjoyed this book you get to see more personality out of the Adam and even Shade. I cannot wait to read more of the guys. Oh and in the acknowledgments Olivia Cunning states Gabe and Melanie, from Try Me, and Adam and Madison will both get another novella --this makes me happy. I want to see how these relationships grow and end up. I give this book a 4.5 star rating.

Take Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #3)

Book Description:
She is one woman he should never touch...

Sole Regret's enigmatic vocalist, Jacob "Shade" Silverton, is a consummate womanizer, but even he knows better than to get involved with one special woman from his past. Mixing friendship and pleasure can only lead to a broken heart, and he's suffered enough heartache to swear off relationships for a lifetime.

He is one man she has always desired...

Amanda Lange knows all about Shade's naughty reputation, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to dive into the gorgeous rock star's arms and his bed. She convinces herself that one night of passion won't complicate their friendship, but can she convince him of that?

They're both playing with fire.

Neither of them realized how far one kiss would take them. As the flames of their passion ignite with the intensity of an inferno, will either of them escape the experience without being burned or will both be branded fool enough to take a chance on a
relationship that was marked for ruin before it even began?
Melinda’s Review:
I purchased this book along with Try Me and Tempt Me a while back. My friend recently bought me the rest of the set as a birthday gift. I read the first three sole regrets but it has been a while and I decided to do a re-read of the books in order for our blog. I realized how much I forgot when I read this book.
I do have to say Shade/Jacob is my favorite so far. Shade is pissed at Adam for making them late getting to Austin and making him miss Julie's, his 4 year old daughters, birthday party. Then when they pull in he sees his car is missing-- talk about having a bad day. Owen offers to drop Shade off at his ex-wife's house so he can see his daughter. Needless to say his ex is not happy to see him and starts a fight and puts him down in front of their daughter, but in the end he does get to see Julie. Wow the side we get to see of Shade with Julie had me choking up. When his ex makes him leave her older sister, Amanda, offers to take him home.
Amanda has had feelings for Jacob but doesn't want to let anyone know especially him. Jacob doesn't want to get involved in a relationship with anyone let alone his ex-wife's sister, but man is he drawn to her. Shade tries to be the bad ass, I don't give a shit guy, but when he gets around his 4 year old daughter he turns into the best loving caring sappy Daddy. It was so touching to see him interact with Julie and sing "Angel" and "I don't want to miss a thing" --or the baby song as Julie calls it.
Shade's bedroom wow I could not imagine what that would be like. That was nothing like I have ever read about before. I will say it was not your average bed and dresser with a tv setup. You'll just have to read it yourself to find out what I'm talking about cause I'm not tell u anything more than Wozers.
You finally get the inside scope on why Shade is so irritated at Adam and its a biggie. Lets just say if I were a guy I would be ticked too. I am loving these books one of the reasons is because Olivia cunning doesn't wrap each book up in a nice neat package with a HEA, there is still some uncertainty and unknown at the end of each book just like in real life.  Lets face it, it is just One Night with Sole Regret not a life time.  I give this book a 5 star rating.

Touch Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #4)
Book Description:
Book 4 in the One Night with Sole Regret serial series

He went there looking for a sure bet…
Sole Regret’s bassist, Owen Mitchell, is convinced that romance is for chumps. He’s only looking for a good time, and when he spots an attractive, older woman emitting men-suck vibes at a brand new sex club, he’s sure he’s found it.

She went there hoping to get over her ex-husband…
Successful business woman, Caitlyn Hanson, is still infuriated and hurt over her ex-husband’s affair with a much younger woman. She’s only looking to
scrub his claim from her body by offering it to the first attractive man who shows her interest, and the young, hot stud, who just sat down at her table, will do quite nicely.

They never meant to get personal…
Caitlyn knows she’s not supposed to get attached to Owen just because he gives her body pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, but it’s her first one-night-stand and she can’t seem to keep her heart out of the equation. For once, Owen finds himself in the same conundrum. He likes Caitlyn too much to keep his heart at a safe distance, but will a mistake from Owen’s past drive her away forever?
Melinda’s Review:
My friend gifted me this book for my birthday. I just love this series the books get better and better as I keep reading. There is so much more to these guys than their bas ass rocker attitudes. I am so enjoying getting to know them.
Owen and Kellen are off to the sex club. Owen spots Caitlyn who is giving off the "men-suck vibe". Caitlyn is visiting the club because she is pissed her ex-Husband for cheated on her with his 19 yr old student and wants to have sex with someone. Owen tries to get her to let Kellen tie her up so he can have his way with her. However, she has other ideas she gets Owen to agree to let Kellen tie him up and let her have her way with him.
Although they agree not to get to know anything personal about each other they find themselves breaking that rule. Kellen tells Caitlyn a secret about Owen that he is none too happy that Kellen let out. I was very surprised to find out how kind, caring, and sensitive Owen really is. He seems to be the playboy where nothing bothers him and doesn't care about anything and it is so the opposite with him.
Owen has all these rules about women and to find out it is to protect his heart made me want to jump in the book and hug the guy. Some of my favorite scenes: first one was the video chat between Owen and his brother I loved that he is so close to his family.  Second is when Owen tells Caitlyn what's truly sexy about a woman—all I can say is well done Owen well done. Third is when Owen takes her on the bus to go to the next concert and Kellen and Gabe give him a hard time about breaking all his "stupid" rules as Gabe calls them.
At the end there is something that is going to change someone's life drastically, we are just not sure who's yet…talk about a "WHAT!!!!" I am so ready to start reading the next book...that's right Kellen is up he is the last to find someone after the loss of his one and only. I so want him to be happy. I have to give this book a 5 star rating.

 Tie Me (One Night with Sole Regret, #5)
Book Description:
His heart is tied to his past…
When Sole Regret’s rhythm guitarist, Kellen Jamison, vowed to be faithful to his fiancĂ©e and love her forever, he meant it. He never expected to lose her to cancer so early in life. He’s certain he’ll never love again, but destiny has another plan for him.

Her heart is tied to her work…
Grammy-winning classical composer and piano virtuoso, Dawn O’Reilly, is overwhelmed with music-writing deadlines, a fickle muse, and high-expectations. She doesn’t have time
to find love, but chance seeks to interfere with her carefully devised plans.

They’re bound to become entangled...
From the instant Kellen hears Dawn’s latest musical composition, his spirits rise. The stirring melody and the remarkable woman responsible for its creation are impossible to resist. His attraction is undeniable; her passion unquenchable. Kellen teaches Dawn there’s freedom in bondage, while her sensuality drives him to unleash his tightly controlled self-restraint. Will the ropes Kellen uses to secure Dawn’s body be the force that binds them together or ultimately sever
all ties between them?

Melinda’s Review:
My friend gifted me this book for my birthday. I am a little sad that this is the last book I have to read for One Night with Sole Regret. Now I have to wait like everyone else to read more and I need more one night with these guys is just not enough. I've said it before and I'll say it again there is just so much more to these guys than what they try to let everyone think.
Kellen was raised by his alcoholic mom and never knew his dad. He was fortunate in Jr. High to meet his best friend Owen whose mom and family took kellen in as a segregate family member. Kellen fell head over heels for Sara who was taken from him by cancer 5 years ago. He cannot and will not let her go. I really do not like this woman because of the things she made him promise her on her death bed things she had no right to ask of him.
The night he decides to let her go he hears beautiful piano music. This is when he meets the talented Grammy winning Dawn and after spending some time and the night tying her up he is able to think of someone other than Sara. However, when the sun wakes him up he realizes the promises he broke to Sara and bolts only leaving a "Dear Dawn" letter.
Want to know how it ends? I'm not going to say; you’re going to have to read it yourself I've already sad enough. Oh yeah and the life changing event in Touch Me it’s still here in Tie Me and will probable still be here in Tell Me if I'm guessing right.
I love that Kellen was finally able to let go even if for just a few hours and was happy. There is a whole different side to him when he lets his guard down and is playfully. I love that the stubborn Dawn was the one to help him let his guard down. These two fit perfectly even though it was just one night. He was able to help her and she helped him. Like I said before one night is not enough so now I get to wait for Tell Me to have another night with sole regret. Let the waiting begin. I give this book a 4.5 star rating.

Tell Me ({More Than} One Night with Sole Regret, #6)

Book Description:
Book Six in the One Night with Sole Regret series.

This novel is over 65,000 words long and includes an extra night, because one night with Force just isn't enough.

He had planned a perfect weekend for her…
Gabriel “Force” Banner has been unable to get a certain sexy accountant out of his head. Sole Regret’s inventive drummer has created big plans to keep sweet Melanie entertained all weekend long. Unfortunately, Melanie arrives for their rendezvous with a bit of baggage that just might ruin their fun.

She didn’t mean to make things difficult…
Melanie wouldn’t blame Gabe if he left her at the airport with her bit of baggage, but he’s determined to make their limited time together work. When they leave behind the bustle of New Orleans and the rock ‘n’ roll scene to visit his serene oasis outside of Austin, Texas, their romantic weekend seems to be back on track. But life has a way of butting in at the worst possible times.

Can they learn how to support each other in the face of adversity or will reality destroy their budding relationship before it even takes flight?

Other novellas in the serial series:
Try Me
Tempt Me
Take Me
Touch Me
Tie Me
and the prequel novelette: Share Me

Melinda’s Review:

Can I tell you I was so ready to have another night with Force!  I just love how his mind works and those inventions OMG.  We get to see another side of him on this weekend get away with Melanie.  Never would have guessed any of the things about him that he showed Melanie at his home.  I mean from the type of home he lived in to the things he liked to do.  

Melanie still feels the need to take care of Nikki and this cause some tension between her and Gabe and the band in a way.  Gabe having things in his past he can kind of understand her need to protect Nikki but it still gets to him.  Gabe also has things in his past that come out to haunt him.  It was nice to see how much they were able to get to know one another on their weekend.

I don’t want to say too much and give anything away so if you want to know what went on, who Melanie meets, what inventions Gabe introduces her too, or what other surprises there are in this book you will have to read them for yourself.  There were parts in this book were I had to hold back the tears and found myself holding my breath telling myself keep reading.  

My two favorite quotes are from Gabe:

“Being rejected for what you are on the outside is easy,” he said. “It’s when you’re rejected for what you are on the inside that really hurts.”

“I think a man can love many women in his life, until he finds his one and only. Then it’s game over. He’s stuck loving her, and no one else, for the rest of his life.”

I am so ready to read about Adam’s weekend with Madison at La Petite Mort, then on to Jacob and Amanda weekend, followed by Owen and Caitlyn, then Kellen and Dawn’s weekend. I love how Olivia Cunning set the series up with seeing one night each with the guys on the road and now living the same weekend with each couple.  It is great that we get little snippets into each of the band members and then into each couple none of the stories are wrapped up in a neat little bow at the end.  I like the feeling that I might be able to see more of them in the future.   
About the author;
Olivia Cunning


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Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction -- first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Growing up as the daughter of a career soldier, she's lived all over the country and overseas. She recently moved to Galveston, Texas.

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