Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Try Me" By: Olivia Cunning Review

"Try Me"

By: Olivia Cunning

Synopsis from Goodreads:
     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.
My Thoughts:
      “Try Me” is Olivia Cunning's newest novella and the start of a new series! I was pretty impressed with Olivia's other rock band “The Sinners” and their respective books “Backstage Pass” and “Rock Hard” so it was a pretty safe bet I had to try her new rockers. “Try Me” was an intense, fun story that I enjoyed immensely but felt it was way, way too short.
      Melanie isn't the rock fan, her best friend is. She doesn't even know the band members of Sole Regret when she's standing in front of the stage and they are singing their hearts out in front of her. Yet when she is forced backstage by her slightly wild friend, she is drawn to the quiet, semi-boring guy in the corner with the ball cap. Little does she know he is actually the drummer of the band and definitely not quiet or boring.
      Melanie reminded me of myself, which I think is the magic in her character. She's quiet and non-showy, willing to go out with her friends but not wanting to be the center of attention. Gabe, our unassuming drummer, was an enchanting mix of serious and mysterious. On one hand he liked being one of the least known members of the band, wears demure clothes, and isn't showing off constantly. However, he still has a little bad boy in him; wearing a Mohawk and loving tattoos. The two characters complemented themselves wonderfully and I found myself lost in the words.
      Truly the only negative thing that I have to say is the length bothered me. The ending seemed abrupt and when I did come ot the ending, I had trouble identifying it as the ending. I flipped forward on my Nook thinking something was wrong with the file. I guess that's the mark of a great story, wanting more, but it was a little pet peeve. If you love rock stars, strong independent heroines, or just want a fast romance that will leave you still wanting for more, definitely check this one out!

Book Details
Publisher: Olivia Cunning, Self Published
ISBN: 2940014631808
# of Pages: 85
Date of Publication: June 26, 2012


  1. love that book cover. but then again that tag line: with sole regret. oohhh.
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  2. I read the book already and really enjoyed it. But a few more pages would have been nice.
    I'm definitely interested in reading more about Sole Regret.

  3. Ha..i think this is the same complaint we all have with novellas they are too short...this sounds yummy. At first i thought it was two guys on the cover ..hahaha