Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 Blog Tour Review 
(Real Series #5)
Katy Evans
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: December 9, 2014
~ Synopsis ~
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.

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~ Links to Buy ~
Amazon ** Barnes and Noble ** Indiebound

~ Review ~
Well another installment in the Real Series....I knew that this one was going to be good...I mean first off is Katy Evans and second...did you see that cover!  I absolutely loved this book and Kenna and Pandora's struggle to admit what they were both trying to hide under their tough exteriors.  That underneath it all they were connected regardless of the time and obstacles between them. 

When Pandora saw that Mackenna's band would be playing in Seattle a million emotions ran through her but in the end the one that won out was revenge. 

 Looking to embarrass Kenna in front of is adoring fans fanned the flames between them into a raging inferno.  Now put in a position where she must spend time with and see Kenna everyday Pandora tries hard to convince herself she wants no part of him....that he is her past and that's where he should stay, because once Pandora's box is open he would leave again.

  Kenna has plans of his own......a secret of his own.  The rockstar fell for her years before and has been unable to escape her memory even in his music.  Now face to face with his past he wants to ensure that they have a future.  

The teasing and taunting between the two is infuriating and endearing at the same time.  They both seem to feel that they don't deserve a chance at happiness.  I found myself wrapped up in this story from the first page all the way through the end.  The chemistry between the two was palpable.  Kenna's need to protect Pandora was intense.  

But will their love be enough to overcome their past and set them on a path to a future together?  Can the past mistakes be forgiven even if not forgotten? Will they decide to put themselves first and dismiss all of the outside forces?

Well, go grab your copy of RIPPED and see for yourself.  Although this is part of the Real Series it can be read as a standalone.  Not sure if Katy has more planned for this series, but these are characters I wouldn't mind catching up with again.

~ Rating ~

 A little insight into Writing RIPPED from Katy 

RIPPED – I’m so excited to be sharing with everyone RIPPED, Real series book #5! J
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. J  

  ~ 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…
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