New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Releasing 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.
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I was so excited to get to read Ripped by Katy Evans. I loved Remy’s story and found Pandora to be a spitfire and hilarious character in the previous books. To get to read her story was beyond exciting. In this second chance romance, we learn what gave her her hard edge and closed off personality. We also get to meet – and fall in love with – Makenna Jones.
Pandora was faced with a death and betrayal as a teen. Her mother was closed off and selfish. It seemed Pandora lived her life to find her mother’s acceptance and approval.
Makenna Jones, who was once the popular kid in school, was faced with his own tragedy as a teen and forced to live with his uncle. Fortunately for him, he found a band, Crack Bikini. Okay, so some people are a bit disgruntled by the name, I find it funny. These were 17-year-old boys who formed a band. This name makes sense to me. The best part was that after 6 years, the band was being recognized for revolutionizing music.
Makenna’s character was fabulous! I loved reading about him as well as his POV.
“I may not have been good enough when we were seventeen,” he whispers, holding my eyes with a pair of wolfish ones that shine with an arresting intensity, “but trust me, I’m good enough now, Pink. I’m more than good enough.”
Pandora and Makenna first met in high school. After six years of not seeing the boy she fell in love with, Makenna Jones comes back to Seattle with his band to perform. Freaking out, Pandora sets out for revenge. Along with Melanie, she goes to his concert armed with eggs and tomatoes. But things didn’t go as planned….she is grabbed by security and is forced to come face to face with her punishment and the boy she hasn’t seen in six years. Her punishment is that she must tour with the band.
“I’m still trying to grasp the fact that I just signed my life away. Or more exactly, three weeks, a kiss, and a movie premier appearance away.”
Makenna, still in love with Pandora, is out to win her heart. Pandora, angry as hell at Makenna, has one thing to prove, she doesn’t need him. What follows is an emotional struggle between two people as they learn to love, accept and forgive one another and their past.
“Because I’m a man, Pink, not a foolish little boy. Because I weathered sh*t, and I still grew and made something of myself. Because I’m here now, with you, and I won’t be driven away. You cast me aside before, but I won’t let you do that again. That’s why I’m good enough now.”
**ARC kindly provided for honest review
Real (bk 1)
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Mine (bk 2)
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Remy (bk 3)
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Rogue (bk 4)
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Ripped (bk 5) 12/9
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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…
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