Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1) by Olivia Cunning

backstage pass

Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance…

For him, life is all music and no play…

When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius…

She’s the one to call the tune…

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on…

Then the two lovers’ wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory…and sin…

Brian “Master” Sinclair is a guitarist with the world famous Sinners rock bank. While nursing his freshly broken heart with liquid libations (getting drunk) in a hotel bar with his fellow band mates Myrna Evans, Human Sexuality Psychologist, happens to see him. Myrna is in town to speak at a conference. She stops to speak to the group, one thing leads to another, Brian and Myrna start having sex. Later Myrna gets a grant to travel with the band while interviewing the band’s groupies.

The way Myrna’s personality changed from lecturing professor to band groupie was jarring, making it hard for me to sympathize with her. I liked Brian a lot but felt annoyed by him at the same time. The sex was hot but it was often interrupted by Myrna’s angst over her own sexuality. Myrna was abused by her ex-husband and she still hears his abusive words in her mind. It was rather awkward to have Myrna and Brian engaging in hot sweaty monkey sex and then it switch to Myrna calling herself a whore and then back again to hot sex. There was a lot of heavy handed foreshadowing and a lot of WTF moments.

ETA: I was just discussing this book in a group and the phrase “slut shaming” was used. That is exactly Myrna’s internal monologue. It bothered me quite a bit. Every time I think about this book, the first thing I remember is the slut shaming and how much it bothered me. So I decided to drop the rating from 2 stars to 1.


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