Sunday, 22 February 2015
Review: Ripped by Katy Evans
Series: Real Series (book 5)
Publication Date: 9th December 2014
The fifth book in the New York Times new adult series that began with Real. When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both.
Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie, thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he's back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig. But when they are caught by security, and her ex himself is summoned, he decides not to press charges if she'll follow certain conditions. Pandora likes none of his rules, or that he's in charge of her, especially since they seem designed to make sure she's in close contact with him again. But the closeness reignites the passion they once shared, and soon no matter how much she wants to hate him, it's clear she's still hung up on him. And worse: he knows it too.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was quite looking forward to this book, which was hard to explain, as I wasn't really a fan of Pandora in past books, and I knew next to nothing about the rocker who broke her heart, but I was really looking forward to finding out about her, more about him and generally getting answers to my questions about the pair.
So, I would say that I was intrigued when I started reading and that I became completely engrossed in under a chapter. It was addictive, enthralling, sexy, angry, sexy, funny, sexy, heart-breaking and, did I mention sexy?
Kenna and Pandora had a complex history and a shit ton of baggage. Watching them unpack, clean house and move forward was immensely enjoyable. My heart broke for them but I was glad that in the end they had each other at least.
For Real fans, you see Brooke and Remy. You catch up with Mel and Grayson and you meet the entertaining and curiosity piquing, Jaz and Lex. Possible subjects for subsequent books? Hmmm...
I'd say the only negative of this book was that the language was a bit repetitive at times, but meh. When it's good it's good and this book has a whole load more good than anything bad so, two thumbs up from me.