Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real #5
Release Date: December 9, 2014
My Rating: 5+ Stars!
My Rating: 5+ Stars!
Pandora assumed getting her heartbroken by her bad boy ex could only happen once--until Mackenna Jones comes back to town for the biggest concert of his career. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about the Crack Bikini tour and it's destined to be a huge hit.
Oh, it'll be a hit alright--when Pandora comes out swinging. She and her friend Melanie are determined to humiliate him onstage. But when they're caught by security and her ex is summoned, Mackenna decides not to press charges if she'll join him on tour and follow certain conditions--rules designed to give him the upper hand and keep her in close contact with him once again. Soon, the passion they once shared is reignited, and no matter how much Pandora wants to hate him, her hard exterior starts to crack.
And worse: Mackenna knows it, too. But he hasn't uncovered all her secrets...
Katy Evans has the adorable, and endearing ability to mix sorrow, elation, erotica, and heart-wrenching love into books that you can consider me obsessed with. She has not written a book that I have not devoured. Ripped was no exception. I call it an "all the feels" book. I truly went through such a a wide range of emotions while reading Mackenna and Pandora's story. And one of the true reasons why I get a bigger affect with these character than others is because of the dual POV. By seeing the world and experiencing it through Kenna's and Pandora's eyes it was like I was living their life, or was just a very, very close bystander.
Of course this book played on one of my weaknesses as a reader - second chances with heartache. Pandora and Kenna had two very different views for the same devastating break up. It left both of them in tatters. Yet, years later when they're supposedly moved on with their lives and play by the "out of sight, out of mind" rule, they still run rampant in each other's memories. And as the truths become more visible, the holes dig a little deeper. But it's like cleaning a room, or stitching an open wound - it's going to get worse before it gets better. However, once all of the defenses are broken down, I have to say Kenna and Pandora completely won my heart. They are literally the best versions on themselves when they're together. They have a love that people yearn for and it leaps off the pages and gives you the ultimate warm-fuzzies. And what every romance reader wants to know about - the sex - fear not, it's downright scorching. As much passion as they put into their fighting they return it ten-fold between the sheets.
This addition to the Real series is in a way mind blowing. I can't ever get enough, I'm wowed at every turn, and I never want to put any of these books down. I'm convinced Ms. Evans has put subliminal messages in her books to enrapture me the way they do. This is hands down one of my top favorites of the year AND will make the golden re-read shelf. I simply cannot wait to see what else is in store for us from this author. Please go pick up a copy of Ripped today, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Please note this CAN be read as a standalone in the series!
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for and honest review*
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OTHER BOOKS IN THE REAL SERIES
BOOK #1 - REAL
BOOK #2 - MINE
BOOK #3 - REMY
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