Caro’s Review: Outsider by Olivia Cunning

Posted September 28, 2016 by carolin in Book Reviews, Books, Release day / 0 Comments

Caro’s Review: Outsider by Olivia CunningOutsider by Olivia Cunning
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Published by Vulpine Press LLC on September 27th 2016
Genres: Romance
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Source: NetGalley
four-stars

Reagan Elliot should be living her dream...

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Book Review: 4 stars

four-stars

This series about the imaginary band “Exodus End” is a spin-off from Olivia Cunning’s “Sinners on Tour”-series and you should have read at least her first book featuring the main-characters, “Double Time”. This review can contain plot-related spoilers for the afore mentioned first book about Reagan, Trey and Ethan.

So much happened in “Double Time” and although I was sure they had a happy ending, I always had in mind, that a polyamorous relationship couldn’t be that easy as it was first portrayed by O. Cunning. Then I read “Insider”, the first book in this new series by her and I knew there was more to tell. “Outsider” was basically a sequel to “Double Time”, it showed the obstacles the trio had to overcome to be happy together in the end. And for everyone who wants to know it – yes, it did have a happy ending. A beautiful one at that. Granted, this series is not completed yet and I’m sure we will see more of those characters but their temporary transition into happy-couple-land was successful.

Even though I love O. Cunning’s writing, I had a hard time holding up my interest sometimes. Plus, the plot took on a few complicated details and I was a bit confused about all this trouble concerning Reagan’s PR etc. And the worst for me was, that those troubles weren’t even really solved in the end. I hope, that the villain will get his deserved punishment in the end. If he deserved it – I’m not even sure at this point. So confusing was this whole situation. But yeah, this was mostly my biggest issue with this book.

The love-story was very interesting because of the polyamory and though O. Cunning was always very keen on keeping their threesome at a balanced level, the bond between the two men in the equation, Trey and Ethan, was more present than their relationship to Reagan. She obviously took more effort into creating a fierce and loyal love between them and I felt poor Reagan was a bit left out. But I guess that is something each and every reader will interpret differently and is only my personal opinion.

The writing was amazing as always and the sex-scenes didn’t disappoint either. Although this book was really tame for O. Cunning’s standards! This time, the sex was more to affirm and uproot the love-story than just for the hell of it.

All in all, I’m really happy with how this book turned out and have huge respect for the author personally. She obviously had a lot going on in her private life and created such a great book through it all. Thank you for that, Olivia! Definitely a recommendation and a solid 4-star-read for me.

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carolin

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