Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Review: Insider by Olivia Cunning[+giveaway]

Title: Insider (Exodus End #1)

Author: Olivia Cunning

Release Date: June 30, 2015

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Toni wants to be an insider.

Logan just wants inside her.

She’s finally ready to rock...

Toni Nichols set aside her dreams to raise her little sister, but now she's reaching for the stars as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about Exodus End. She’s on tour with the rock band to immerse herself in their world, but how will she ever gain the trust of four veteran superstars who've been burned by the media before? Nobody said this was going to be easy. Then again, good things can come in hard packages.

He's always ready to roll…

Adrenaline junkie Logan Schmidt lives for the rush of playing his bass guitar before thousands of screaming fans. When he's not performing onstage or in the bedroom, he's looking for his next thrill in extreme sports. So why does a sweet, innocent journalist get his heart pumping and capture his full attention? Is Toni the real deal or just digging up dirt on his band? Logan’s eager to rock Toni’s world and roll her in the sack, but when she starts to get too close to his heart, she takes her insider look to a place he may never be willing to go.


Buddy review with Maru

Our Logan:

This one is actually from a scene in the book, so stay tuned *wink*

Our Toni

Aly: Hello Maru. What are your thoughts now, minutes after finishing the book?
Maru: Hello Aly! I really liked the book, there was some drama llama but I really missed Olivia´s books and this was a great way to get into the whole rockstart vibe again...what are yours?
Aly: I really liked it, but I was a bit disappointed as well. I expected even more bang after waiting this much :D
Maru: Hahaha...yeah, she sure made us wait a LOT for this book!
Aly: In spite this, she still writes the best rock stars ever!!!
Maru: OMG! Yes, her book are the best...the characers have real struggles and you can totally connect with them
Aly: Exactly! They also still have that... glam that you don't see in normal contemps. You FEEL that you read about rock stars. I like that she doesn't try to water them down or make them look so... normal.
Maru: Yes! Miss Cunning knows how to keep you hooked throughout the story and you always want more once the book ends
Aly: She does. What did you think of the start of the book? I liked Toni, but she was so repressed the poor woman!
Maru: I liked a lot, as you say so repressed but then I´s totally understandable why shw would exchange her v card to the sexy rocker an hour after meeting him...she jus thought, life too short right?
Aly: Yhea, I would have jumped one of them[Maaaaax or Daaaare] as well :D Logan and her are so diffrent from each other I wouldn't have thought they would work together.
Maru: But you know what they say, opposites attract [ahaha]. I think they were perfect match, she was so uptight and structured and he all I-say-everything-that-crosses-my-mind and adrenaline junky
Aly: True, but you still need to have SOMETHING in common. But as they were together I could see it: but both of them care about people and they want to see them happy, in different ways, but it's there :D I think that really made it work for them.
Maru: Their dynamic totally worked for the story...and the steamy scenes OMG...just...

Aly: Oh yes! Logan really took that teaching job seriously *cold shower needed!*
Maru: hahah yeah...I want to take on some courses with him too LOL
Aly: I told you: I would take Max or Dare up on it LOL; What did you think of her interactions with the rest of the band?
Maru: I´ll take Dare...you can take Max LOL I think that after she got some confidence in her, she did a real good job and she was so nice...who wouldn´t open up with her and spill the beans
Aly: You're leaving me the control freak, nice :)) I have a feeling he's into BDSM, so totally :D
Maru: Yeah me too...Logan did hint at it a some point of the book
Aly: True, I think she also wanted to fix their problems and emotional hurts. I can't wait for his book!
Maru: Yeah...I would love to be part of Cunning´s beta team *wishful thinking*
Aly: *sigh* We could always stalk her :D
Maru: Yessss (evil laughter)
Aly: Anyway, the plot: did it work for you?
Maru: Yes, I LOVED it...totally worth the wait! I can´wait to know more about the other band members...did it work for you?
Aly: It did, I think she chose an interesting way to start the series. I did think it was slow paced at times... they had too much sex, damn it :)) I also loved that we had cameos from the Sinners.
Maru: hahahah yeah...they were at it almost all the time...Toni was making up for lost time!
Aly: LOL
Maru: Did you bookmark any fave quotes?
Aly: Yep, at the end when they got over the spat, let me find it...
“How can you even consider having babies with some other man? Don’t you know that means you’ll have to have sex with someone else?”
Toni chuckled. “Relax, Logan. I don’t want another man’s babies. I don’t want any babies right now. But someday I’d like to have half a dozen curly-haired, blue-eyed baby Logans and Loganettes.” She anticipated him turning away and running for freedom since they hadn’t talked about their distant future. But he didn’t run. He didn’t even take a step back. He cupped her face between shaking hands and held her gaze for an intense moment.
“You want to have my babies?” he croaked.
“Someday,” she said, wrapping her arms around his back and tugging him closer. “But not any time soon. I’ve heard the little buggers really interrupt a couple’s sex life, and I still have a lot to learn.”

I was: awwww and laughing at the same time :))
how about you?
Maru: Yeah! Let me find them :)
"Just like that. Now stop thinking so much and feel me"
Aly: Good one, she did have a tendency to over-think stuff
Maru: "A sweet lamb left to fend for herself in a den of wolves. Whatever will we do with you?"
"What do you mean?"
"I´ll see you insde"

And my favorite scene was when they skydive
Aly: It was amazing! I wouldn't have done it btw :D
Maru: I would...it's in my bucket list and it wouldn´t hurt if I´m strapped to a hot rocker while doing it LOL
Aly: Before we finish, I wanna ask: Could you live as they live while touring? With all that promo and the way they had their menus controlled and the work out and everything?
Maru: I would at least give it a shot...it could be fun but also tiring...but yeah. What about you? Would you endure it?
Aly: I don't think I could. The lack of privacy and that much control lost *shudders*
Maru: that a con...but it could be fun too
Aly: For a week, maybe 2. Not that much time.
Maru: I would totally try it for more time :D
Aly: LOL Any last thoughts?
Maru: Yeah....I want book 2 now!!
Aly: You have to survive till 2016. I hope Olivia takes pity on us though
Maru: I´ll just have to re-read all her other books to get me through that
Aly: And what a fun time you'll have
Maru: It was so fun to buddy read and review with you Aly! We should do this more often!

Aly 4*
Maru 4.5*

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock 'n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction -- first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. 

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