Review: Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning

Title:  Rock Hard
Author:  Olivia Cunning
Series:  Sinners on Tour, #2
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date:  April 1, 2011
Pages:  448

An ultimatum can break your heart....

Every night lead singer, Sed Lionheart whips thousands of women into a frenzy with his voice alone. But the stage is the only place Sed feels any passion since he lost Jessica...

If you’re not willing to break all the rules...

It shattered her heart, but law student Jessica broke off her engagement to Sed, determined to be successful on her own terms. But no other man can ever hold a candle to Sed...

Then a chance meeting and tortuously close quarters lead to uncontrollable flares of passion and rediscovery of their unique penchant for public encounters. Now, in addition to the risk of mutual heartbreak every time they get together, they’re in danger of truly scandalous public exposure...

Oh, no! Dear, god no! I absolutely freaking adored Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning. I had devoured that book and in no way would I doubt the next one would be just as awesome, but just as many of the reviews said, it was a nightmare. I was totally not expecting it either. I won't say the whole book was a total nightmare though, because Olivia Cunning is an amazing erotica romance writer and I did enjoy some of ROCK HARD to some degree.

What my nightmare consisted of was that the heroine was a complete a drama queen and total bitch. Sed had a true love before Brian's book and stuff happened. Let's just say there was an engagement and they were to be married. They meet again and sparks fly between them. Both still hold feelings for each other.

I just can't like a book where I cannot stand the heroine or hero. This case it's the heroine. She has the bitchy attitude towards Sed and it's like everything has to be her way. And she get upset at the dumbest things. I'm not going to go over every little thing, because I could probably write a book on how horrible her pissy little attitude was, but I don't like heroines that are bitches. I rarely happen upon them.

I just wish Sed could've had a different heroine. A heroine that could've appreciated him more and thought of more than just herself. Sed really deserved much better. It's too bad that his book was totally ruined for me, but I"m over it and I'm moving on! There were still moments in ROCK HARD, you know moments you love to read about, but my hate for Jessica overpowered everything. I just couldn't like this installment of Sinners on Tour as much as the first, but I still have hope for the rest of them, of course!


  1. I felt the same way about Jessica. I hated her and really wished Olivia would have given Sed a better heroine, addition worthy of his big heart. But noooooo!!! -_- at first, it’s easy to be all, “OMG Sed you big jerk” but he grows on you because he really does care, he’s just got no filter and an ego as big as Asia, but still need HOT AS SIN and I wanted the big dummy all for myself at the end. Trey is still mine though ;) lmao

  2. Yeah. This book was absolute hell for me. It’s the only one of the four out that I didn’t like. I still wish Sed would have gotten a different heroine.