on December 9th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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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 (Rogue), 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’re caught by security, and her ex himself is summoned, Pandora is not prepared for the feelings that seeing him again—beautiful and in the flesh—awaken in her. She’s also wholly unprepared for the conditions his manager sets in order for her and Melanie to be released; especially since these conditions only allow Melanie to return home, while at the same time, they put Pandora in perilously close contact with her ex again. The torturous physical closeness between them 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.
“People choose to fall in love because it makes them feel good. Love makes them feel protected, safe. Not me. I choose hate.”
Pandora is open and she is flowing… everywhere. We have wondered about her from the beginning and Ripped gives us the juicy details. Pain and suffering shadow Pan’s life causing her to carry her shell 100% of the time. “Black hair, black boots, a bad attitude, that’s her — Pandora Stone is a freaking man-eater and she’s out for my blood.” Only one man was able to grab her heart, Mackenna. Both blinded by their own pain each are existing, not living.
The comical reintroduction of these will have you laughing. Past love really is a rotten tomato. The chemistry can’t be denied. They may not want to but sometimes you can’t abandon love. One impulsive act will have them tied together for the remainder of Mackenna’s tour.
“There are people who have an effect on your life. And then there are people who become your life.”
I am loving some Mackenna. He is a hot Rock God. Seeing the demise of a teenage love affair through his eyes allows you to see a softer side of this razor sharp rocker. Pan and Mackenna travel the country as they both relearn one another. Their minds may say hate but their hearts have a different plan altogether. Katy has turned over the boxing gloves for a mic and it looks good on her. It’s a great switch up and breaths new blood into the Real Series.