Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Review: Ripped (Real, #5) by Katy Evans

Real, #5
by Katy Evans

December 9th, 2014

Simon & Schuster 

Publisher via NetGalley


The fifth story in the new adult series that began with the New York Times bestseller REAL.

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. 

Purchase links for Ripped:

Real Series on Goodreads

Our Reviews of Real HERE
Our Reviews of Mine HERE
Our Reviews of Remy HERE
Our Reviews of Rogue HERE

Guest Post:


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

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. :)

Opening Pandora's Box is Finding A Pure and Innocent Heart
Woo Hoo! Everyone let me introduce you to the best rockstar love story I’ve ever read! Ms. Evans delivers another astounding read! Ripped was full of heart throbbing emotions and tummy dropping discoveries. This is Pan’s story and let me tell you its like a box full of surprises just like our girl pan.

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I’ve been dying to read this for a really long time after finishing it I can say with utmost certainty there will not be a book written by Ms. Evans that I don’t read. Regardless of topic she has never disappointed and made all of her stories so different. Pan and McKenna are perfect for each other and their story completely blew me away.
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R-eserved, something about Pandora has always been kept away from everyone. Life has forced her to keep her heart hidden.
I-gnorant, Pan’s single most painful memory has come to town for a tour. Plan in toe Pan will see too it that McKenna does not leave Seattle without feeling at least a portion of the sting and humiliation she felt so many years ago.
P-lans, Pan was promised so many things but as it turned out those promises became fallacies. The pain in Pan’s heart wouldn’t let her see the full picture or realize some things didn’t quite add up. Now she is determined to fulfill her contract but McKenna is making this anything but easy.
P-an, McKenna has held a secret that he isn’t proud of but he would do anything for those he loves. He was bullied once but is determined to regain Pan’s trust. The anger he felt towards Pan was really his hearts way of fighting with him to win her back. McKenna means business he won’t let the past affect the future he wants with Pan. Even if it means tricking her McKenna plans on fulfilling all of the promises he once made.
E-nsure, Pan is so tired of all the secrets and half truths she will not continue living like this especially if she and McKenna actually have a chance. Facing him and opening up about everything will turn his world upside down. She knows how she feels so Pan will go into this with all of her cards facing up on the table.
D-estined, though young when it happened McKenna has known all along who belongs to him and now so does the world. Both made many mistakes but together they will work on building a future full of happiness and devotion.

Gah!!! That ending!! Wow.
Khol Lined
Don’t wear wing lined eyes and mascara when reading this book.

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This book gave me all of the feels. I knew Pan was a firecracker and getting into her head was absolutely everything I thought it would be. McKenna and Pan are made for each other its evident throughout the book. The connection the passion and the genuine real feelings these two share are too pure to hide. Bravo another hit in what has become one of my FAVORITE series EVER!! Every aspect of this story is off the charts good and all of my beloved characters make appearances. I can’t wait to see what’s next all I know is its guaranteed to be amazing!!!!

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My Rating
5.0 Black, Concert, Tomatoes, Movie, Contract, Tour, Closet, Secrets, Airplane, Bench, High School, Hit Song, Road Trip, Motorcycle, Rock Star, Promise Ring, Mistakes, Cousin, World Igniting Passionate Love Filled Stars!! I just LOVE this series soooooooo HARD!

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…


  1. Another series I want to get to.

  2. Can't wait to read the rest of this series. Thanks for the review!

  3. Awesome reviews I love it! I really want to read and get into Katy Evens books since I met her in an author signing last summer she was such a sweet and kind person and I really loved what she said what her books are about and the all look and sound freaking fantastic I need to check her books out soon! Thanks for the great review!

  4. Awesome review!! The Goodreads summary and review made my decision to read Ripped and all the other books in the Real Series by Katy Evans very easy!! This is a series that I haven't read yet so I am definitely looking forward to reading them!!

  5. I've read REAL, but not the rest of the series. I really need to get on this, judging from your review!


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