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Review | Outsider by Olivia Cunning

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Title: Outsider

Author: Olivia Cunning

Series: Exodus End Book 2

Release: September 27th 2016

Format: E-book

Goodreads Synopsis:

Reagan Elliot should be living her dream…

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

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First I would like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy for review.

Right off the bat I would like to clarify that I was told that this could be read as a standalone, however the three main characters (Reagan, Trey, and Ethan) are already a decent way into their relationship and you are kind of just thrown into it. That being said I DO NOT recommend reading this without first reading their first book Double Time. I started Outsider without doing this and I was simply confused and felt like I was missing out on important information, therefore I decided to go back are read Double Time before proceeding.

I am also going to warn you that these books have a fair share of mature content. As well as handling a MMF relationship. So if that isn’t your cup of tea I don’t recommend this book.

So there is my warning for that now we can get into the book itself. As I stated Outsider finds Reagan, Trey and Ethan already in love and in a three-way committed relationship. They are back out on tour with the bands Exodus End (Reagan’s band) and Sinners (Trey’s band). Our lovely three have made it past committing to a polyamorous  relationship, and now they are struggling with the complications of it all. Two out of the three are celebrities so in Outsider the big problem they are facing is dealing with the press. They are struggling with the decision on whether not to “out” their relationship knowing full well the world doesn’t always see things the way they do. Along with the continuous struggle of trying to keep three very different people happy within the relationship, our three lovlies are struggling to find their way through this mess.

I really enjoyed this book. I have only read a few MMF books but I love to experience how different authors approach the subject. I think that Olivia Cunning really hit the ground running with this one. This book is especially steamy and you don’t only see the threesome together in bed, there are plenty of scenes that involve only two of the three, whichever way it may go. In comparison to Double Time, I think this book delved into the hardships of this kind of relationship a little bit more. The POV switches between the three main characters so we get to see what their internal struggles are with the problems that are arising as well, and I think this was a nice touch by Cunning. As unrealistic as some of the books dealing with polyamorous  relationships may be, and don’t get me wrong this book had some unrealistic moments as well, this book hits on some good topics… coming out to your family, acceptance of yourself, dealing with others negative thoughts of you. I think that Cunning did well with all of these elements. That she put all of these subjects into this book and shifted the focus away from the physical relationship a little bit was a wise choice. It always makes the story a little bit more relatable what elements you can connect with are included, yes even in a romance novel.

Okay so let just talk about the sex scenes for just a moment…Can I get a HOT DAMN

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Yeah Cunning knows how to write a smokin’ hot scene!

Overall this really just was a pretty good book! I do highly recommend both Outsider and Double Time by Cunning, and I will for sure be checking out her other books!

Overall Rating: 4/5

 

 

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kaytlyn-1

 

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