The fifth story in the new adult series that began with the New York Times bestseller REAL.
New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release: 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.
Sandy B's Review
Oh to be young and desperately in love is a beautiful thing. Then it all goes wrong and a trail of tears and pain is left in its wake. Pandora and Makenna are everything to each other – until circumstances drive a wedge between them. Then Makenna leaves town without any explanation, taking Pandora’s heart with him and leaving her soul shattered in a million pieces. Years later, Makenna is a huge rock star of God-like proportions. Pandora hate for him is even bigger than his stardom. Hearing that Kenna is coming back to town to perform, Pandora decides to attend his show with her friend Melanie and put on a show of her own.
It seems that showering a superstar with tomatoes in the middle of a show is not the smartest idea. Before long Pandora and Melanie are dragged off and being threatened with arrest, fines and a host of other things. Oh God –what the hell was Pandora thinking when she conceived of this crazy idea?! Not the brightest idea she’s ever had. Now the man that she’s wanted to forget is standing in front of her in red hot, sexy as all get out, mad as hell, living glorious color! Before you know it, Pandora is made an offer she can’t refuse. Join the documentary being filmed on the Crack Bikini (yes, that’s the name of the band), make nice with the lead singer and get a big cash payout.
There is always an angle, right? Pandora has her reasons for needing this money, Kenna is keeping secrets too and the dirt bag manager – well – he’s just thinking about his own bottom line. Anyone within 2 feet of Pandora and Kenna can feel the heat between these two. The groupies, especially, they want Pandora gone! Pandora wants to despise him, but she wants him so bad that she can’t think when she’s around him. Kenna can plainly “see” that she doth protest too much but he wants her just as bad. Before long these two are into some seriously hot (Sweet Baby Jesus I need a cold shower) sex. Katy Evans certainly knows her way around a sex scene, without making it feel like contrived crap. There is deep emotion here. You feel for these two and wonder if they can move forward and leave the past behind. Can they ever trust each other again? I was rooting for them big time. Then Katy Evans hit me with a surprise that I didn’t see coming. Hook, line and sinker – dang – my love of this story moved to another level.
I could tell you more, but I won’t, because this LOVE should be experienced first-hand.
"The kind of hatred that’s only born of an intense, out-of-this-world love that went woefully wrong.”
That sentence sums it up nicely. I highly suggest that you pick up Ripped. Get to know Kenna and Pandora. You can thank me later.
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…