The fifth story in the new adult series that began with the New York Times bestseller REAL.
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real Series #5
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: December 9th. 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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.
One thing that really pulled me in to the story was the hidden little past that we didn’t know about Pandora pre-hand. This is where the HOT rocker Mackenna Jones comes in to the picture. Mackenna and Pandora have known each other since they were kids, and they fell into a lusty love-filled teenage romance that changed them forever. There were things in both of their lives at the time that they couldn’t control, conflict of interest between their parents being the main issue. Promises were made, and hearts were broken and this is what softened me to Pandora.
Pandora is as cold as ice, and it’s really hard to understand her. But slowly I completely got her. I even felt bad for her at times because it seemed like nobody really cared about what her issue was with the exception of Mackenna. Mackenna is in this hugely successful band, and they just happen to be shooting a documentary style movie when Pandora comes back in his life to seek her vengeance. This part was actually quite comical and somewhat immature, but totally worth it!
Since the cameras were rolling when Pandora decided to make her presence known, she gets thrust in to Mackenna’s world and ends up completely involved in this movie that she had no desire to be a part of. All the while acting as tough as ever to prove to Mackenna that she’s not going to give in to him. This is why I love Mackenna Jones, you can tell that there is this underlying need to fulfill a promise that he made so many years before. And there are so many clues that Pandora is so oblivious to that it made me shake my head, that girl is so stubborn! But there is one thing I can say about Pandora, she is not whiney and she doesn’t take crap from anyone. And by the end of the story I wanted to hug her and say I KNEW IT, I totally love her now. LOVE her.
As the story progresses Mackenna and Pandora become closer and oddly farther apart at the same time. This is mostly because of Pandora’s unwillingness to oblige Mackenna, HA! I had some major laugh out loud moments with both of these characters, the chemistry was off the charts and the banter was this perfect mix of sexy-sarcastic and sometimes sweet. I really loved it and I was pleasantly surprised with my change of heart towards Pandora, and the steamy scenes are WOAAAHHH. Katy really stepped it up with this one guys. Like a lot.
Of course I would recommend this to everyone! When an Author can take a character like Pandora and make her turn from cold to warm that is amazing to me. Don’t get me wrong she’s still the same snarky, quick-witted hothead, but Mackenna pulls this side out of her that I just adored. It was wonderful, I hope everyone loves it like I did.
By Katy Evans
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
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