RIPPED (REAL #5)
New Adult Contemporary
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.That's alright.Let her come at me. Because I'm out for her heart and, this time, there's no way she can stop me.
......................................................................................................................For those of you who don't know, RIPPED is the fifth installment in Katy's series Real and it is a doozy!
I was first introduced to Katy Evans through REAL, the first book of the series, and while I found her plot and writing style refreshing, but I found it difficult to relate to her characters. I did NOT have any such problems with RIPPED. This book is AH-MA-ZING! It had me laughing, crying, screaming and pouting all within the first 50 pages.
Evans is in spectacular writing form. What are supposed to be her prickliest characters, grab your heart from the beginning and never let go. By the end, I knew the characters so well, I was anticipating their next moves and caught myself thinking more than once, "That is so Mackenna and Pandora."
I do have to warn my fellow readers, Mackenna's single at the end of this book, had me in tears. A majority of time when I read lyrics they sound a bit awkward in my head, but this song seemed to have a melody written between the words. Beautiful!
Two very big and wonderfully heart felt thumbs up!
By Katy Evans
RIPPED – I’m so excited to be sharing with everyone RIPPED, Real series book #5!
RIPPED began with Pandora, Brooke (Real, Mine and Remy) and Melanie’s (Rogue) goth friend. She’s such a wounded warrior and so bitter that I was completely hooked wanting to know—what happened? What made her like this? Why does she hate men so much?
And that’s how I met her man, Mackenna Jones.
He’s back in Seattle for the concert of the year, and Pandora hates him so much, she is still so stuck in the past for having loved (and lost) him when she was young, she’s determined to go pay him a visit and give him a little something to remember her by. Nothing nice, I assure you.
And that’s where RIPPED totally exploded for me. It’s one of those books where I couldn’t stop writing even for a second. It seemed like I just opened Pandora’s box of secrets and they came spilling out, one after the other. Memories, what truly happened in her eyes, in his eyes, their first kiss (sigh) and so much more. Their past is tumultuous and passionate and their present, when they reunite again, is just as passionate and rocky. They have a long way to go to their HEA but, though Pandora doesn’t feel she deserves it and has never let herself want it, Mackenna has another plan to conquer back his girl.
What I love about this couple in particular is how equal they seem—the push and the pull always kept me guessing as to who had control of the situation, sometimes Pandora had Mackenna by the pants, and plenty of others it was Mackenna who kept getting the upper hand, knowing each and every one of Pandora’s weaknesses (including that he is the main one.)
He is the boy she could never forget.
She is the girl no other girl has ever compared.
Things are about to get RIPPED during Mackenna’s concert tour when his manager thinks it brilliant to force Pandora to tag along.
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…