Title: Ripped,  Real series- book 5
Author: Katy Evans
Published: 12-9-14, Gallery Books
Genre: NA

       5 ++ Hearts


A ripped rock star with attitude. An ex-girlfriend with a reckless plan.

Pandora assumed getting her heartbroken by her bad boy ex could only happen once--until Mackenna Jones comes back to town for the biggest concert of his career. They say girls are getting pregnant just thinking about the Crack Bikini tour and it's destined to be a huge hit.

Oh, it'll be a hit alright--when Pandora comes out swinging. She and her friend Melanie are determined to humiliate him onstage. But when they're caught by security and her ex is summoned, Mackenna decides not to press charges if she'll join him on tour and follow certain conditions--rules designed to give him the upper hand and keep her in close contact with him once again. Soon, the passion they once shared is reignited, and no matter how much Pandora wants to hate him, her hard exterior starts to crack. 
 And worse: Mackenna knows it, too. But he hasn't uncovered all her secrets...


If you are familiar with this series, you know it all started with REAL and Remington Tate.  Remington in all his alpha MMA hotness.  Licking, dominating, music loving, broken- Remy. He has been on the top of book boyfriend lists since 2013; won many awards that were well deserved.  I adore Remy, but I am telling you---Mckenna Jones is going to take all those titles away from our Remy!  Mckenna is a rockstar god and he knows it! Dark hair and steely grey/blue wolf eyes. His ego fills the room and he is used to getting whatever he wants.  He has matured since he left Pandora as a teen and grown in confidence.  

“Don’t, Kenna,” I say when he uses his thumb to open my lips. He stands dangerously close—his height, his breadth, his size, his do-me-now-woman sex appeal intimidating the hell out of me.
He grins wickedly and strokes a hand over my hip.
“Why not?”
 “Because it’s not going to happen,” I say breathlessly.

“Yeah, it will.” His smirk says, It definitely will.

I was not a fan of Pandora in the previous books.  She seemed too gloomy and didn't have a charming personality.   Totally changed my opinion in this book! It's refreshing to see a heroine who is broken and troubled for once, not the hero.  Pandora feels she needs to heal from her past time with Mckenna in order to move on with her life.  Things do not go as planned and she ends up spending some extended time with him and his band.  They both think they need to work each other out of their systems.  However, we all know that doesn't always work.  Both of these characters are mouthy and mean at times.  They tolerate it from each other even though sometimes the words hurt. There are also some laugh out loud scenes between the two.  The emotional journey through the book tore at me--I wanted to fix everything and get rid of the tension. The last 3 chapters and the epilogue made that trip so worth the wait.  I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did.  So glad I read it!  My only wish list for this story is that the villain (no spoilers <3 ) and Pandora didn't seem to settle themselves. I am wondering if there is more to the story? I have some thoughts!

 This is book 5 of the series but you would not have to read the others to enjoy this book.  (Seriously, you should read them so you can meet Remy!)  Purchase links below: 

Series Reading Order

Real (bk 1)

Barnes & Noble:

Mine (bk 2)

Barnes & Noble:

Remy (bk 3)

Barnes & Noble:

Rogue (bk 4)

Barnes & Noble:

Ripped (bk 5) 12/9

About the Author

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!



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