Book Review: Double Time (Sinners on Tour #5) by Olivia Cunning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Double Time is the last book in the Sinners On Tour series, and I read it second (after Wicked Beat). I don’t recommend doing that unless you don’t mind some major plot spoilers, and you definitely don’t want to start with Double Time if you’ve never read any Sinners books because you’ll miss out on the history between Trey and a lot of the other band members and their wives. Trey Mills, the sex god rhythm guitarist for Sinners, is bi-sexual and has “helped” his band mates hook up with all their ladies. He’s also been in love with his best friend most of his life…
Unfortunately for him, said best friend is married to his soulmate with a baby on the way, so Double Time is as much about Trey letting go of Brian as it is about finding his own new love(s). I’m a sucker for a good menage, and this book has plenty of *ahem* satisfying sex scenes… some of them fairly inventive and not always what you expect. The power balance between the trio is very fluid, with each of them taking the dominant role as the mood strikes, sometimes even mid-encounter. I really liked that and I think it’s perfect for Trey’s personality. His partners are good matches for him too, especially Reagan. She’s adorable her enthusiasm and wit are catching. She helps bring out more of Trey’s fun side rather than the dry sarcastic, almost angsty, side we got to see in Wicked Beat. I loved that this story incorporated a band even more popular than Sinners and gave us a peek into what goes on behind their stage, and Trey’s brother Dare absolutely needs his own book!
My biggest complaint about the story overall is the character development of Ethan. I felt like the intention was for him to come across as alpha strong yet sensitive, with some room to grow. What I felt mostly came through, until the very end, was that he was pushy and insensitive with a brash personality. He falls in love with Trey fairly quickly and without much interaction between them to support it. I also didn’t like the way Reagan treated him for most of the book and felt there should have been more of a reckoning for her to see him as an equal. Other than that, this was fab and now I’m off to read Jace’s story! How’s that for reading completely out of order?! =P