Title: Try Me
Author: Olivia Cunning
Publication Date: June 2012
Classification: Adult Novel
Content: Mature Adult Scenes, Sex Toys
Summary from Goodreads:
For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.
Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.
By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock star, but as the sexiest man she’s ever encountered. Strangely attracted to his hidden tattoos and body piercing, she wonders what it would be like to spend a night with a bad boy.
Gabe is more than willing to show sweet Melanie there’s more to him than meets the eye. All she has to do is try him. Will they only share a single night of passion? Or will their hearts entangle as quickly as their bodies?
Try Me is the first erotic novella in Olivia Cunning’s One Night with Sole Regret series.
I really loved Backstage Pass which is the first book in Cunning’s Sinners on Tour series so I really needed to read more of her books. I decided to go with a shorter book because I didn’t have much time to read the second Sinners book so I picked up this novella.
The characters were the shinning moment of this novella for me. I really liked Melanie and that she wanted to stick to her guns. She was the type of woman who wasn’t going to let a man tell her what to do and she was responsible. She didn’t want to go out to rock concerts and drink like a teenager. She wanted better things out of life and only got dragged to the concert groupie scene because of her best friend. Gabe was also a great character, I really liked that although he is in a rock band that he was sort of distant from it. He knew when it was time to rock out and when it was time to look for more in a woman. I really enjoyed his sweet and his naughty sides.
The plot line was pretty lacking. This book was so short that there really wasn’t as much time to connect as I would have liked but I guess you get what you pay for.
Overall, I did like this novella but it didn’t wow me. I guess so far I’m into it for the characters although I would have liked a longer novella to connect with a more indepth plot. I really want to read about the rest of the band though so I will be reading the other novellas in this series but I suggest starting with Sinners on Tour first and then moving on the novella series.