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Rock Hard

(Sinners on Tour #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  38,919 ratings  ·  1,931 reviews
An ultimatum can break your heart....

Every night lead singer, Sed Lionheart whips thousands of women into a frenzy with his voice alone. But the stage is the only place Sed feels any passion since he lost Jessica...

If you’re not willing to break all the rules...

It shattered her heart, but law student Jessica broke off her engagement to Sed, determined to be successful o
Paperback, 429 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published April 2011)
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Rachel They remind me of Avenged Sevenfold too. There are lots of similarities so it's safe to assume they're the inspiration for Sinners.
Natalie Conrad A band can be quite poor when they start out, until they make it big. A friend of mine does sound for a band on tour and he gets paid by the…moreA band can be quite poor when they start out, until they make it big. A friend of mine does sound for a band on tour and he gets paid by the management team so he makes more than the actual band members. They tour for 3-4 months on end and live in a pigsty tour bus also. Sometimes a band is not truly discovered by a bigger audience until their 3rd album. As long a a record label is still making money, they would not drop the band if they believe in the long run they have star potential. Hope this helps!

Doing some research on Avenged Sevenfold (who I think inspired the Sinners). They recorded their first album in 1999, but they won their first "new artist" award in 2006, 7 years later.

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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Rock Hard has a more serious tone than Backstage Pass. It focuses primarily on the relationships between the characters too, but don't worry, there is still a ton of steam in this one! I loved it just as much as the first, and I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be my favorite rock star romance series in 2018!

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In case you didn't know, Rock Hard is Sed's book. I LOVE him so much! I knew he was just a misunderstood soul from the moment we were introduced to him in the first installmen
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Update- I actually changed my rating to 2 stars. For some reason, 1 star seems a bit too rough for me. I mean, I did finish it so that has to be worth at least two stars!

I loved Backstage Pass. Ok, so I know it is not some literary masterpiece, it was an erotica novel with a cute "feel good" side story to it. Because of my love for book 1, I actually purchased book 2.

I cannot tell you how disappointed I am with book 2. It was plain horrible. I hardly ever give one star two stars. I usually can f
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R

ORGASM #4 Top notch scene in this book! Wooooo BABY! I happen to be sitting on the floor on my comfy rug,then literally rolled on the floor and laughed my butt off, ahahaha....but then couldn't help myself, I was in total bliss. Can someone wake me up? Cause I didn't want that scene to end..or...rather I didn't want the book to end,what-so-EVER!

This novel was so wicked! Truthfully? I loved the first novel to this series Back Stage Pass but I rendered
3 stars – Erotic Contemporary Romance

Thoughts before reading:


Thoughts after reading:

I read this for one main reason...SEX SED! And it he mostly delivered. Overall, I didn't enjoy Rock Hard quite as much as Backstage Pass, but it's a smokin' hot, entertaining read. I'm still a Sinners groupie.

(view spoiler)
Mimi Smith
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r
2 stars

Confidential file.

Subjects: Jessica Who Gives a Damn and Sed Lionheart

Jessica: suspected schizophrenia and a severe case of reappearing bitchiness.
Prognosis: no cure. Terminal.

Sed: confirmed occasional jerkiness and a constant loss of IQ points when in contact with Jessica.
Prognosis: too grim for words.

The funny thing? I kind of feel like seeing a shrink after reading this book, too. All that head banging can't be good for my psyche. Can anyone please tell me what the HELL happened to
In our last book, we learned that Sed, the lead singer, was pining after his lost love, Jessica. So, of course it was exciting to meet this magical girl. She must be some sort of sweet angel from heaven, right?

Um.... not exactly:

The real song that Sed wrote for her...

Jessica is a law student who is so beautiful that her life sucks. Yes, beauty doesn't help in this world... Anyway, she doesn't get why all the girls hate her and all the men want her. It's so hard to be beautiful. And, she's so tir
Lo Bookfrantic
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-steamy

Jessica kind of annoyed me a little... OK a lot 🙄🤔😂... Sed wasn't that better either but overall I enjoyed it lol

Time to read Sed 's story... And because the series is based on Avenged Sevenfold and this is the lead singer so I'll be pretending this is my baby M. Shadows the entire time while I read 😂😆😆😆

Feb 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhhhh, Olivia Cunning, thank you, Sed has left me quite satisfied. Ok…I’m in love with an overbearing, pompous ass, who just happens to have a hard exterior, everywhere…and is soft and mushy on the inside. Like a hard-filled candy…you suck on it until finally you reach that creamy delicious center, and then really get to taste the candy and see how good it is. Now I’m just being naughty. Oh poor Sed, so unappreciated. We get to see him for who he really is. His approach to a situation isn’t al ...more

I fell in love with this amazingly fun and sexy group of men known as the rock band SINNERS almost instantly when reading
Backstage Pass and I can honestly say their stories just get better and better!!! OK, I know we were all supposed to believe that Sed was a complete and total A-hole, but I never believed it! I knew there was pain, and a woman, behind his jerk off act, and boy was I right!!

Sed and Jessica may have had a rough go of it in the beginning put their
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone with a libido
Recommended to ♥ Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness by: dessreads


I just finished Rock Hard, the second book in the Sinners on Tour series and I think I loved it even more than Backstage Pass. I thought I would find myself comparing the two stories but both Sed and Brian are such different characters that in the end it wasn’t even a comparison.

This is the offical photo of Sed, used on the Sinners web site -


After a freak encounter Sed runs into his ex fiancée, Jessica and both are not happy about seeing each other.
4.25 Stars!

Another Hit for me...Sed & Jessica!
Formerly engaged to Sed, Jessica finds
Herself needing a job to further her education, Myrna offers her an opportunity she can't refuse, going on tour with the Sinners, entering Data from Myrna's interviews, however her
Sexual Attraction to Sed is as strong as ever...can she resist him? Or has fate stepped in to bring these 2 back to each other...Sed has 3 months to win her back and prove that they belong together! But real love isn't always easy,
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 ROCK STARS!!!!!!

Rock N Roll

Sed is the lead singer of the Sinners, a famous rock band. He is impulsive, arrogant, and intense. Sedric Lionhart definitely qualified as an asshole. Sed has been in love with Jessica even after she left him/he pushed her away. No woman can compete with her. He wallows in his love for her. She is the one that got away.

Just looking at her hurt. When he couldn’t see her, it hurt. When he thought about her, it hurt. When he tried not to think about her, it hurt.

My Sed:


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Sedric Lionheart - Lead Vocals-
picture taken from Sinners website.

Hot – Sexy – Romantic

Let me start by saying that the romance I didn’t feel in Book #1 was certainly felt here. There is no doubt of the love between sexy hot lead singer Sedric Lionheart and Jessica Chase. And while I had a hard time rating the first, this one is an easy 5 stars for both romance and hot, steamy luvin’!

We were given a glimpse of Sed and his playboy activities in BSPass and it appeared he was hard, sel
3 to 3 1/2 stars

I didn't enjoy Rock Hard as much as I did the first book Backstage Pass. However, I still had a blast reading this book. Especially, the last few chapters. The ending was fun and funny and fantastic!

July, 2013 re-read ...

This is Sedric ”Sed” Lionheart, the lead singer of the band called "Sinners"

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This book is about Sed (in case you missed it, see pic above), the lead singer of the band called "Sinners" ...

Why are you still looking at this review when you should be downloading "Rock Hard"? Is the pic above not displaying properly??

Or do you need a few more reasons why you have to pick up Olivia Cunning's "Rock Hard", which is a book about Sedric Lionheart, the lead singer of the band calle
Book two of Sinners on Tour placed focus on Lead Singer Sed and his old flame Jessica - Their up and down love story was only acceptable if you consider that they both have huge egos and it must be really difficult for an ego to date itself.

Angst aside, the book was still as steamy as book one in the series Backstage Pass (While Brian & Myrna had a thing for sexual experimentation, Sed & Jess have a thing for (view spoiler)
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-books

4 Lead Singing Stars

Sometimes you just need that steamy read to get you going.

I liked Rock Hard more than Backstage Pass and I think it’s because I found Sed and Jessica’s storyline adorable. Sed is the lead singer who is notorious for having multiple girls at the same time. Jessica and Sed are each other’s first love. At the time Jessica was aspiring to go to Law school and Sed wasn’t the famous rocker he is now. Because Sed didn’t want Jessica to leave him to go to Law school, he refused to
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Sed...he's alpha, he's an ass, he's sexy, he's sweet....he's an ass...I didn't want to like him, but I love HIM!!!! Jessica doesn't take his crap and stands up to him, but she is so into not being taken care of by a man that she doesn't realize he is not trying to rule her life, he's just trying to show her how he feels. For all Sed's ASSlike ways this book takes you through all the emotions he and Jess go through trying to figure out their relationship. I wanted to cry with Jess at one point, a ...more
Riverina Romantics
Holey, holey moley. How sexy are the Sinners??? You all know what i'm talking about. Whilst reading this book I stalked the Sinners website often....well a little more then often, but nothing that would be considered unhealth (I hope).

I am in love with them all - but Jace's sexy picture just won't stop flashing in my mind (Olivia if u make Jace's love interest someone called Jodie, I swear I will love u forever).

This story was very similar to Backstage Pass, so anyone that loved the first instal
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
The more I read this series, the more I abso-freaking-lutely LOVE it!!! This was such a great follow-up to Backstage Pass and it left me completely wanting more and depressed because I'll probably have to wait awhile to get it :/ Damn this reading addiction of mine! I'll definitely be sitting in the front row pre-ordering the next one, that way it will deliver to my Kindle with a quickness!

Sed - He was written so perfectly! Ladies, how often do we come across a male who, more often than not, s
Mar 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I admit it, I enjoy a good erotica now and then. The problem with that is that it's hard to find a GOOD erotica. Most are bad, some are just okay and the percentage of erotica that's actually good is extremely small. In most cases, the characters are thin and the plot is almost nonexistent. I've been asked why I don't just give up on the genre altogether and this author, this book, is the perfect reason why.

I admit it, I discovered this author about a week ago. When I read Backstage Pass, I was
Elizabeth (Liz)
I think I'm a rarity when it comes to this second book in the Sinners series. I actually like this book better than the first, Backstage Pass. Not by much, mind you. But, there it is. I've read reviews of people I really respect that say they have a real issue with the hero in this book, the lead singer Sedrick Lionheart. I love him:). He's big and hot and.....just makes me sigh. I'm not at all crazy about the heroine in this book, but even with that.....I don't know, Sed just did it for me. Plu ...more
The rock-n-roll lifestyle...tour bus orgies, fanatical groupies willing to do anything to please, big egos, sexy and possessive men who like to experiment and get it on non-stop and lots of hot bandmates, Rock Hard has it all. I loved the book from beginning to end and I am so glad I took the chance on it after not being thrilled with the first book in the series. The whole rock and roll theme is so appealing, I love to imagine how they exist on the wild side. Olivia Cunning portrayed it beautif ...more
Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
If you thought that Backstage Pass was hot, Rock Hard totally trumps that and is SMOKIN' hot. Ever since Olivia Cunning's debut, she has been an auto-buy author for me because of her steamy scenes, angst, and just thoroughly made characters. As a whole, this series is a must read for erotica and even contemporary romance fans that has plenty of spice in it. We all thought that Sed Lionheart was a complete douchebag because of his personality in the last book right? But in actuality, there was a ...more
Cherrie Lynn
Dec 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Olivia Cunning is a rock star and she has another hit on her hands.
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Mar 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: deesreads
Shelves: read-in-2011
Need I say more?!!

Probably not, but here's what I think.

This book is focused on Sed, Sinner's lead singer. The rude, jerk, asshole of band mate but really just misunderderstood. Well, no, he can be a jerk but oh sooo hot! He can have any girl he wanted and at times, 2-4 girls at the same time. But really for 2 years he's been saving his heart for Jessica, his ex-fiancè.
Jessica now 3rd year Law Student crosses paths with Sed and well, let just say thier reunion is worth reading
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
I missed Brian & Myr in this book.. Barely there :(
Backstage Pass was wayh better than this book, Like the whole Brian writing music while doing her, Eric full on hitting on her, the MFM scene.. And how Myr was with them.. All that was a 100 times better than this book.. But I liked this book too! Showed an amazing side of Sed! :D
Can't wait for the next book! Its going to be mad <3

I really didn't like Jess.. She's fucking weird.. wayh wayh wayh to weird!.. :\

“Did you piss your pants, Eric
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kellie Maddox-Ward by: Karla
“Tears run down as I think of the days we’ve had,
And the memories will last forever,
But you and I have died and gone our separate ways.
You are the one.
You are the wrong one.
Breaking the mould.
Going your own way.
– An Epic of Wasted Time- Avenged Sevenfold.

We know that Jessica broke Sed’s heart from the last book.

We don’t know why, or how…

Until now…

We jump straight to Jessica and Sed’s break up from the first page of this book.

We find out the reason and what happened… It def wasn’
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided by publisher

Why I Read this Book: This series is my new guilty pleasure. I’m new to the world of Contemporary Erotic Romance so I was a bit wary at first. But after reading Backstage Pass, I’m hooked! Rock Hard is the 2nd book in the Sinners series and it’s Sed’s (the lead singer of the Sinners) story.

What I Liked: It feels like I’m reading an autobiography of a real-life rock band. It’s scary how real these characters feel. This is the type of book that I enjoy reading beca
This series is just so good way have I left it so long I m slapping myself rite now

This book is sed's an Jessica's an it's good an very hot I m delighted I got 2 find out more about Jessica after findin out stuff in the first book so I could wait 2 get stuck in
Sed is 1 hot S.O.B he is sexy hot headed argumentative an thinks he knows everything but that's what makes him just great I was dying 2 know what would happen when he seen Jessica again an God did things blow up but I just knew that he s
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Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, 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, romanti ...more

Other books in the series

Sinners on Tour (7 books)
  • Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1)
  • Hot Ticket (Sinners on Tour, #3)
  • Wicked Beat (Sinners on Tour, #4)
  • Double Time (Sinners on Tour, #5)
  • Sinners at the Altar (Sinners on Tour, #6)
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Tomorrow was my second chance to make things right but it never came. I’m sorry I never treasured the time we had for those regrets I take the blame. You gave everything you had. I took without giving back.” Sed paused in his song, feeling ridiculous for singing it to her while they made love.

“Baby, you realize this song is about Trey’s dead dog, don’t you?”
“I love those dimples."
He hated the damn things, but if they made her happy, he'd be sure to smile like a dipshit more often.”
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