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The fifth story in the new adult series that began with the New York Times bestseller REAL.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release: December 9, 2014
Every woman wants me--except the one I sing for.
Seattle shakes with anticipation: they call it the concert of the year. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about my band being in town.
But when you love a girl, you don't leave her with nothing but a ring and a promise. Any man with half a brain should know.
So what did I expect my girl would do when she saw me again?
Well, for starters, she loathes our music. Particularly the song I wrote about her.
When I sing it, the stadium is in an uproar. Thousands of fans scream my name like I'm a god--but yeah, not her. Crystal clear: the girl's not happy to see me.
Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that's her -- Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she's out for my blood.
Let her come at me. Because I'm out for her heart and, this time, there's no way she can stop me.
I've been such a huge fan of this series since it first came out. I've pretty much stalked the author on every social media site and been dying to read more of her books. We've met Pandora in the previous books in the series and I've always been curious about her and her story, so when I found out that she would have her own story, I was over the moon excited. I knew her book was going to be sad, but I didn't expect it to be so heartbreaking.
Pandora is a girl who doesn't trust men, and doesn't like them very much. She's had her heart broken by the one she guy loved years ago, but she's never been able to move on from that betrayal, so when said man comes into town with his band, she makes it her mission to embarrass him at his own concert. She doesn't expect to be sucked into his world and definitely not his life or be still attracted and drawn to him.
Gah, I loved this book so much. I could not put it down, even though I started reading it somewhere around two a.m. So I ended up falling asleep with my iPad plastered to my face. And then I woke up a few hours later and continued on reading. I ended up staying in bed that day just reading and giggling and fanning myself and crying a little. Pandora is one character that you can't help but love. She's one of those people who are tough and hard and behave like they don't give a flying monkey about anything, but are really nice and sweet and tender on in the inside. I loved her so much for that. She'd through a lot of hardships in her life, things that could break most people, yet she kept on surviving and didn't give up.
Then there is Mackenna. Holy hot rock stars, but that man could set panties on fire. I was totally grinning and fanning myself every time he made an appearance in the book. I might have hated him a little in the first few chapters, but he won me over fast and then I was all for team Mackenna. He's nice, he's vulnerable but he's a badass with a side of jerk. A perfect combination in my opinion, and the best kind of badboy that you love to hate but would totally steal and keep for yourself.
Ripped is told from both Pandora and Mackenna's POVs, which made the experience all the more emotional. Especially the last chapters. I could probably reread them a hundred times and still cry. I loved that surprise at the end even if it was sad and heartbreaking, but I was not expecting it and it was so shocking I had to stop for a moment and just gape at the walls before I delved right back in.
This book is a must-read. Heart-wrenching, steamy and full of surprises Ripped will have you reading until you can't keep your eyes open and there are no more words to read.
About the Author
Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…