Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Double Time by Olivia Cunning

After falling head over heels in love with Reagan Elliot, the perfect woman for him, Sinners’ rhythm guitarist, Trey Mills, vows to give up his bisexual ways forever.  When an obsessed fan threatens Reagan, she hires her friend, Ethan, to protect her while on tour.  Falling for his girlfriend’s bodyguard,  a guy, was never on Trey's agenda.  Will he have to choose between them, or can he have the best of both worlds? description taken from here.

I love Olivia's books so naturally when I finish one of her books I run to her website to see when the next one is coming out.  I have been super excited for Trey's book, but I do have to admit to one thing... 

When I first read the plot for DOUBLE TIME, I was naturally excited for the book to come out.  But, the entire plot changed before the book was released and I am SO happy that it changed.  This book is all the more amazing because of this new plot and I think it runs with the series better than what the book was originally told to be about.

If you have read Olivia's books before (and I hope you have because they are amazing) then you know that Trey is an "equal lover" as Brian puts it. Trey likes to play both sides and both sides are equally as amazing in this book.

In the beginning of the book, the reason Trey decides to give up guys forever is because he knows he can never have Brian (which we already know about if you have read the past books).  When he meets Reagan, he naturally wants the gorgeous girl with the amazing guitar talent and he goes after her like he does with all women.  The only difference is that Trey is genuinely interested in getting to know her and not just interested in getting her in bed.  Of course, Trey's bisexual ways never truly went away and he can't stop thinking about Reagan's best friend, her bodyguard.

In case you are worried about the guy-on-guy scenes, don't be.  To be perfectly honest, they are not too many scenes and they scenes that are there are not that detailed and don't last too long.  If you are still worried about it, you can just skip the three or four pages that the scenes usually last.  Now, my mother on the other hand (she's only 38) found that there were too many guy-on-guy scenes but I personally think she is crazy.  Then again, she was never one for the bisexual material while I don't think anything of it. I loved the book and so did my mother regardless of what she thought of some of the sex scenes.

The only thing I can truly complain about is the fact that Trey's book is the 5th book in the series (if you are going in order and following Olivia's website.  And yet, the book was released two books in advance (HOT TICKET and SNARED).  The other guys' girls are mentioned in the book as well as a few things referencing to the other books which I wanted kept a secret until I had a chance to read the other books first.  

HOT TICKET comes out in February of 2013 and SNARED comes out sometime in 2013 (the exact date is released on the website yet).

I still loved the book, but I was a little disappointed at the release dates.

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**