Read on June 18, 2013
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4.25 Super Steamy Stars. Nobody does hot and sexy rock stars like Olivia.
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If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know that Olivia Cunning is one of my favorites. She is in a class all her own when it comes to hot, sexy, kinky, rock star sex. In fact, she set the bar, and all other rock star books, to me, are held up to Olivia's writing. First there was the Sinners on Tour Series. Anytime anyone asks me for a recommendation for a really sexy book with a great story, that is my number one recommendation. (See my list, Top Picks: Books with Hot Sex and Great Stories on my blog). Then, lucky us, Olivia came out with another sexy Rock God series...One Night with Sole Regret Series. These sexy novellas all revolve around one hot night with a different member of the band Sole Regret. But it's not just sex, there is connection in each sexual exploit.
Tie Me is the Fifth in the series and the one I have been waiting for! Oh, tortured Kellen. Kellen is the cuff wearing rhythm guitarist who is into Shibari (the japanese art of rope bondage), and LOVES to give oral. But he also is still completely in love with his late fiancé, Sara, who passed away from cancer 5 years prior. On her death bed, Sara made Kellen promise he would never have sex with anyone else, and for 5 long years, he has stayed loyal, in his own way.
“I won’t forget you, Sara. I meant it when I said forever.”
Kellen is visiting the beach house he rented with Sara when they were happy. He can't bring himself to go inside, so he tortures himself outside. He is trying to free himself of her hold a little bit by throwing his leather cuff into the ocean. But the stormy sea just washes it right up again. Then, during this stormy night, he hears a piano song, and is drawn to it like a moth to a flame.
"The piano melody built-an inspiring crescendo-soaring higher. Higher. Drawing him out of his darkness. Clearing his thoughts. Freeing his heart. Washing him with elation."
When Dawn, the Grammy award winning composer rented a beach house to compose her next piece, the last thing she expected to see is a shirtless hunk in a storm coming towards her home.
“You’re Neptune, right?…Lord of the sea who washed up on the beach during the storm? Do you perform miracles? Because I could use a couple of them tonight.”
She invites him in, and there is an immediate attraction between them. One Kellen feels instantly guilty about. He is still trying to be loyal to Sara. She is also the first woman he has been attracted to that was musical like himself. As they got to know each other and worked on the song together, the attraction grew.
"Would she allow him to sample her fluids with his tongue? Permit him to breathe the musk of her arousal while he treated her pussy to the same deep, plundering kisses he craved from her mouth? He wanted to hear his name gasped, moaned, screamed as she came over and over again at the insistence of his tongue, his lips, his teeth"
Whew, it's getting hot in here! Kellen can do that. He performs oral because Sara didn't like it, so he didn't feel like he was betraying her. He also felt that Shibari helped him keep control.
"Do you have any rope? Something soft that won't damage your skin"
"Not on the bed, on the piano".
But he just expected to to tie her and eat her...he wouldn't go further.
"You can't rub against me like that and expect me to keep my promise to Sara"
But Kellen knows she is different. She is the first woman who he was attracted to that didn't look like Sara. It was Dawn he wanted. But he is still so haunted by his promise to Sara.
I won't go past this point, but I do want to talk a little about the relationship with Owen, Kellen's BFF since childhood. There has been some mutual hand-jobbing between the two guys, and they were both having some confusion over it. The friendship between them is awesome, and Kellen is concerned that he used his friend to get him off because he wouldn't let a woman.
“He saved me a thousand times over.”
We also see more of Lindsay and the pregnancy issue, which is carrying through from book to book.
-As always, Olivia Cunning can write some good sex!
-Kellen is the most loyal, sensitive, yet seriously hot guy ever.
-I love the sensitive, tortured Kellen, and I'm so glad he is finally finding someone.
-Dawn was a great character as well.
-I love the shibari scenes.
-I love how they bonded over music.
-This was by far the most emotional of the series.
-While Kellen grew a lot in this story, it didn't happen in one night.
-I hated Sara. Yes, I hated a dead woman, and I feel guilty! But she has been torturing Kellen from beyond with a promise he should never have to keep.
-It all wrapped up a little quick, I'd like to see a part two to this so we can see how much more Kellen grows.
-I'm not a big fan of the Lindsay storyline.
Rating 4.25 Stars, 5 Heat
Tie Me is my favorite of the Sole Regret series so far, I think. This one was about grief, promises and healing, as well as the awesome sex Olivia is famous for. I am hoping there will be another in the series, but for now, the next book is about Gabe again, in Tell Me.
“I won’t forget you, Sara. I meant it when I said forever. I’m so sorry, honey. I just can’t…I can’t center my life around you anymore. But I won’t forget. I’ll never forget.”
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