Jul 29, 2013

[Adult] Mini Review: Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning

Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4)
Author: Olivia Cunning
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Number of Pages: 416

"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."
The Sinners are definitely my favorites rock stars when it comes to adult reads, but this book didn't really hit it for me. I still really enjoyed it but it wasn't as amazing as the rest. Eric is one of my second favorite band member after Jace Seymour *licks lips* and Rebekah is a great girl for him, but she was using Eric at the beginning to get to Trey. That really hurt and I wasn't even the one that was being used. Eventually it all got resolved and I really started to like the book a lot better.

I really felt for Rebekah during this book. She's a cancer survivor and she's had to face many difficult things because of that. I really admire her for being so strong even with what as happened. 

For the most part this book was very enjoyable and I do recommend it as long as you are over 18, but even though the book had a great plot the book had a lot of sex in it. I am not the greatest advocate of sex every three pages which it started to feel like after a while. Of course we want to see some steamy scenes but not so many that we get bored. Otherwise this book was amazing and I was very happy to see Eric finally get the type of girl that he deserves.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars!!

*An ARC was provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I have heard about this series but this is the only one that the blurb really makes me want to read it. Can it be read stand alone?

    1. You can, but some details make much more sense if you start from the beginning. Here's the goodreads link to the first book: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8379374-backstage-pass

      Hope that helps! :)