OUTSIDER: Alternate Lifestyles, Love and Acceptance


Exodus End World Tour series #2
Author Olivia Cunning
Narrated by Joe Arden, Mackenzie Cartwright
Publication date Nov 29, 2016
Running time 18 hrs 28 min

I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.



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?

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My Take Oblong Shaped

Raven, Trey and Ethan feature in the second book in this spin-off series.   I really liked the book where this polyamorous trio got together as I thought it was a sensitive exploration of bisexuality and fidelity.   But the gang is all here including a pair from, INSIDER, the first story in the spin-off, Exodus End’s drummer and a new media writer, Toni Nicholson. 

This story explores the limitless quality of love, commitment and how societal approbation and family acceptance could affect a polyamorous relationship. And it includes trying to be in such a relationship when you haven’t even come out as bisexual. This particular instance includes making assumptions of  how family will react. It also addresses self-acceptance and sharing between Ethan and Trey.

Media influence, first broached in INSIDER. is a story line continues from OUTSIDER.

There’s  the usual sheet, couch, bus and other kinds of action in the story probably more than certain orifices could actually bear. In one case Cunning addresses certain acts and their feasibility.

The sex is quite graphic, but loving: if you don’t like reading or listening to blisteringly hot stuff then all of Cunning’s rock erotic is probably off-limits. But this is a must read set of series for rock erotica fans.

It also has a lot of other storylines: label and management versus the band(s), getting Toni and Logan back together.  It introduces relationships that are outside the performers as well.

I enjoyed revisiting the trio’s relationships and the familiarity of the style and format. There are  a lot of bands and band members around and while Cunning does make the book readable as a single, I think you need some backstory. Check out her website for the full range of the series.

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AUTHOR: http://oliviacunning.com/
PUBLISHER: https://tantor.com/outsider-olivia-cunning.html