Holy Flaming Panties!! I totally expected Double Time to be hot hot hot, but I was not prepared for a panty-melting inferno.
So...Trey Mills. We all love him, yes? How can you not? Trey is sweet, naughty, sexy, persuasive. He's Mr. Cuddles. Trey has been in love with his best friend Brian for years. With the exception of two times in high school, Brian has never returned his love. Sure, they are as close as two friends can be, more like brothers, but Brian has Myrna now. And it's time for Trey to move on. But his heart has been pummeled, and Trey has decided that he's swearing off men. He's shutting that part of his sexual identity down. It doesn't take Trey long to find the right woman to make a go of it with, but will a woman be enough for Trey?
Guitarist Reagan is instantly taken with Trey, but she's no man's pushover or easy conquest. Reagan demands Trey's respect and faithfulness. Reagan is a tomboy, funny, badass. She is confident but accessible. She's the kind of woman men love to hang out with, and get it on with because she is sexy as hell. She is fearless with her guitar and even more fearless when it comes to taking a chance on Trey.
Reagan had her heart broken by Ethan, when she found him with another man. But Ethan is also into women, and he still loves Reagan. He's always there to keep other guys away, but when she brings Trey home, Ethan is tempted. He can see that Trey is into him, despite the fact that he's with Reagan. When the need becomes too much, Trey, Reagan and Ethan embark on an emotional and sexual journey and set their own rules for love and commitment.
Okay, kids. You know what time it is. Time for the steam. But before I get us all hot and bothered, let me tell you a few things:
If you do not like to read about threesomes, this book is probably not for you.
If you do not like to read m/m or m/m/f love scenes, this book in definitely not for you.
I'm not trying to discourage anyone from reading Double Time, this is a favorite series, but I get tired of people choosing an erotica book to read, then saying "There was too much sex in that book." Or "I hate reading about threesomes and gay sex." Just save yourself the time and the aneurysm that this will cause because this book HAS THREESOMES AND M/M/F SEX! Besides, the blurb is pretty specific on what's going to happen in Double Time. Got it? Good.
Now, let me tell you who should read this book:
You do like to read about these sexual situations or they simply don't bother you.
You loved the first two books in the series.
YOU LOVE TREY. You just so happen to love a very good story.
If you fit any of the criteria a listed above, then awesome. Climb aboard the Sinners Train because Double Time is undoubtedly a book you will love.
But I will give you a warning, should you decide to read Double Time. I've included a checklist of items you need before embarking:
A snack and drinks. You will need to stay nourished and fully hydrated.
An ice bath to jump into when your undies burst out in flames.
A willing body to help you out if your situation gets out of control.
Batteries, if said willing body is unable to lend a hand.
You may be laughing, but I am Dead. Serious. If and only if you have the items listed above, then you may proceed.
I know I kind of went off the rails with my lists, but in all honesty, Double Time is an intense, beautiful book. Sure, it's totally risque, but the story itself packs a heavy emotional punch. There's a lot to deal with. Trey's feeling for Brian, Trey's feelings for Reagan, him finding a way to be in a committed relationship and be true to himself. It was an eye-opening story, and poses a lot of questions to the issue of love, sexuality and commitment.
Double Time was also a nice warm-up for the upcoming Exodus End series. Exodus End is the band that has been in the other Sinners' books, with it's lead singer being Trey's brother Dare. I'm already in love with Dare, and the other band members seem great. And naturally you have the other member of Sinners: Jace, Sed, Brian and Eric. They're as awesome as usual and I can't wait to read Eric's and Jace's stories.
Olivia Cunning never disappoints me. Her books get me steamed up, and touch my heart. Her guys are wicked, sexy, and fun. Her girls are always strong and loving. Double Time is no exception. It's a story I will turn to again and again. (Because you can never have too much Trey.)
** Trey is a popular character in the series. For reasons that I do understand, the publisher decided to publish the series out of sequence. The fact that this book was intended to be the last in the Sinners on Tour series means that there are things/events mentioned in this book that are a spoilers for the last two books. The spoilers didn't change my feelings for Double Time, but it does cause a bit of confusion.**show more
by Craig Reid