Title: Ripped – The Price of Loyalty
Series: Everhide Rockstar Romance Series #1
Author: Tania Joyce
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 2, 2018
From an Amazon bestselling author comes a story of friendship, music, and undying loyalty … and how hiding the truth can break more than hearts apart.
Gemma loves Hunter. Kyle loves Gemma. Hunter loves himself.
Gemma Lonsdale sings lead alongside her two best friends, Kyle McIntyre and Hunter Collins, in world-famous rock band, Everhide. Life in the public eye can be humiliating with the paparazzi tracking their every move. Having a boyfriend is not an option. But everything changes when Gemma develops feelings for one of her fellow band members.
One impetuous decision alters their lives forever. True love is hidden behind lies. Friendships are tested. Careers are at risk. What lengths will Gemma go to, to protect the band? Will more than music, loyalty and hearts be ripped apart?
Hunter and Kyle are my best friends. We are Everhide, a world-famous rock band.
Music is our life. Our friendship is unbreakable.
Kyle is my rock. My four-four common time. The one I can always rely on.
But Hunter? Hunter is something else.
He’s a playboy. Hot as hell. The one who makes me laugh.
During our last world tour, something changed. He entered my dreams—my hot dreams. They wouldn’t stop.
Now, I want him to be more than just my friend.
But I’m scared.
Scared that being with him will destroy our band. Our careers. Our friendship.
And if I hurt Kyle, I’d never be able to live with myself.
There is only one thing I love more than music, and that’s Gemma.
I never saw it coming. Gemma and Hunter?
It ripped my heart in two.
But I won’t ever stand in the way of their happiness.
I’d do anything for her. For Hunter.
My loyalty will never falter.
Even if it means hiding my true feelings.
I can do this.
I can keep my love for Gemma a secret.
I’ll never miss a beat.
One band. Three friends. Their passion for music binds them together but may also rip them apart. The angst and slow-burn love in RIPPED - The Price of Loyalty will make your pulse race and your heart ache. If you like bad girl/bad boy rock stars, sexy seduction, and heart-wrenching love stories, download RIPPED - The Price of Loyalty now.
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Ripped is a fun read about rock stars. Rock stars who have a best friend, love triangle situation happening on top of a heap of fame and papparazzi. This was the first time I read this author, and the first book in a series by this author.
Loyalty and love are the main themes in this book. Gemma, Kyle, and Hunter have been friends for years; turning their musical talent into a world class rock band. And they keep their band together despite all the struggles of fame and fortune. But could love between bandmates ruin it all? I enjoyed following the escapades of the band...some of them were fantastic escapes from my reality.
Gemma is a fun and great girl, who seems to have it all, but wants more. I liked how she tackled the struggles she faced, as well as life with two guys. Boys are a gross and interesting creature that take special woman to take care of them. :) Kyle was a fantastic friend, who supports Gemma quietly from the sidelines but wants more. Hunter is the wild, bigger than life character of the band. After spending so much time together, it seems only natural that love would bloom between the bandmates.
I liked the slow burn start of this book and unknown of how the relationships will work. While one relationship was forced and stilted, it was for a reason, and the lack of passion led it to the natural conclusion. But the next relationship was organic and built on many layers of knowledge and full of love and trust. It worked much better for the characters and gives hope for love and steamy romance.
I enjoyed this book and the plot. It was a fairly fast read, with a great amount struggles and joys. Though I'm not a rock star, I could follow their path and choices. I thought there were sections that read slow or a little rough; I felt there was perhaps too much time devoted to the relationship between Hunter and Gemma, but overall very well done.
I loved how the whole band worked together. Their loyalty is amazing and to be envied. Having good friends makes life so much more fun! It was angsty in all the right ways and kept me very entertained. I am intrigued enough to want to read the following books in the series. Everyone needs a happily ever after.
Plot = 4/5
Characters = 4/5
Heat = 4/5
Writing Style = 4/5
Overall Rating = 4/5
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PRAISE FOR RIPPED
“Freaking. Amazing. If you didn’t get it Everhide, freaking rock, and I don’t mean just musically. But this story was so. Freaking. Amazing. Tania has blown this series starter out of the water.” – Debbie
“What an amazing start to a series! … I loved the way that Tania wrote this with just the right amount of suspense to keep you hanging on, you don't want to put it down.” – Lee Ann
“Ripped is a fantastic start to this new series by Tania Joyce. It was a quick and easy read, which I devoured in one sitting.” – Meredith
Published in 2015 with Momentum Books (Pan MacMillan), Tania Joyce is an author of contemporary and new adult romance novels. Her stories thread romance, drama and passion into beautiful locations ranging from the dazzling lights and the glitter of New York, to the rural countryside of the Hunter Valley..
She’s widely traveled, has a diverse background in the corporate world and has a love for shopping, shoes and shiraz.
Tania draws on her real-life experiences and combines them with her very vivid imagination to form the foundation of her novels. She likes to write about strong-minded, career-oriented heroes and heroines that go through drama-filled hell, have steamy encounters and risk everything as they endeavor to find their happy-ever-after.
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Book Series Website: http://everhide.com
Excerpt from Ripped: http://www.everhide.com/ripped-the-price-of-loyalty/excerpt-from-ripped