Ripped by Katy Evans

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.

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2 Stars

This book was not even ok for me.  I didn’t read any of the others in the series, but I don’t think that hampered my enjoyment (or lack there of) in any way as none of these characters seemed to have much connection to the other books.  The writing was fine, nor major problems there, I just felt absolutely everything was so over the top cliché and the whole thing was just trying wait too hard.  And so much of it seemed silly or hard to overlook.

The idea that she was going to throw tomatoes at a huge rock star during a major concert and she thought nothing would happen to her just made Pandora seem unintelligent.  The names threw me off too, Pandora was to on point and clearly a plot devise and McKenna was so famine for the “hot” male lead.  The music mash ups seemed like a silly concept to me and there was nothing sexy about McKenna wearing wigs, I hated that.  Further more, what kind of “rock” band has dancers on stage with them and a lead singer that does choreographed dances?  And the twins…ewwww.  But the final straw was Pandora dancing with him on stage….yep hated that.

If I could go back and do it again, I would skip this one.

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