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Posted March 6, 2014
Ripped a Five Star Must Read
I got so involved in this book I couldn't put it down, I instantly connected with Lyv and through her Ten,
two lost souls who had become friends, throw in a guy who looks like a Greek god, Alexander and you have
the right mixture for a heart stirring book.
Going through with Lyv made me cry, smile and get angry but it made me feel which is truly the sign of a
great book, I must admit that although I liked Alexander he just never seemed to be right or mature enough,
once again an indication of how well written this was. Ten on the other hand had me from the beginning, his
caring and thoughtfulness and his love touched me.
The mothers are portrayed beautifully and we hate them with a vengeance, Oliver and Andrew were friends
as we got to know them.
To get lost in a book, to connect and become part of their story is a gift that authors give the readers and it
is certainly present in this book, I cannot wait for more of this series, it ended on a happily for now rather
than a HEA. So I will impatiently wait for the next instalment, I only hope it's not too far away.
I received a free copy for an honest review
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Posted March 28, 2014
I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
Lyv is a seventeen year old just trying to make it day by day. Living with an alcoholic mother who is verbally abusive and a father who just doesn't care is a nightmare. Her only light in this dark tunnel is her best friend Ten. Growing up they have been each other's rocks. The only one they could each depend on. Ten and Lyv find themselves in a club one night where they both see a guy that they are both instantly attracted to. Luckily for Lyv, Alexander has eyes for only her. Lyv leaves the club that night disappointed and worried that she'll never see Alexander again. He however has other plans and with the help of his cop brother manages to track her down. When Alexander leaves for his tour Lyv discovers that she's pregnant. Her mother realizes it as well and takes action. How will Lyv deal with the consequences? And will the two men in her life stand by her?
This story had some really sad moments. How a mother could act towards her child the way Lyv's did is beyond me. I absolutely adored Ten for always being what Lyv needed. Alexander was hit or miss for me. Maybe if the story included more about him, his life etc. But I did enjoy the storyline and I'm looking forward to reading the next one Jaded.
Posted March 27, 2014
Loved the emotions I felt while reading this book!
Lyv and Ten have grown up together, offering one another support, friendship and the love that each of them crave but have never received from their families. When Lyv meets Alexander, Ten is happy that Lyv has found someone that loves her and makes her happy. Lyv knows that Alexander’s music is going to take him from her, but they cherish the time they have together before he has to leave on tour. When Lyv learns she is pregnant and both Alexander and Ten, who is studying abroad for a semester, are not available to help, she must forge ahead with all that is thrown at her…and let me tell you there is a lot thrown at her!
I really enjoyed this book and was drawn into the relationship that Lyv and Ten shared. It’s not often in life that you meet someone who you know will be there for you no matter what, and the depth of Lyv and Ten’s relationship was portrayed in such a way that you could feel the bond that existed between them. I was so thrilled for Lyv when she met Alexander – she was finally able to see her true beauty through his eyes, which helped her begin to heal some of the scars that had been created by the abuse she suffered at home from her mother. Lyv was a very strong character and it was wonderful watching her find her strength and see her self-worth.
I don’t want to say too much more about the book since anything more will be a spoiler, but I loved the emotions that I felt while reading Lyv’s story and the depth of the characters. I especially loved Ten and just how much he truly loved Lyv and wanted nothing more than for her to be happy – he was definitely swoon-worthy! The other thing about this book that I enjoyed was that it took place in the past – the book starts in 1978. This definitely impacted the plot and storyline, and it was refreshing to read a story where cell phones and computers were not a factor!
Although this book isn’t a cliffhanger, there are several things that are left open that will hopefully be brought to closure in the next book in this series. This was a great read that had me hooked from the first chapter and kept me turning pages all night!
Posted March 7, 2014
I received a copy of Ripped from the author in exchange for my honest review.
I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the main character Lyv. So much drama in her life and yet somehow she manages to push through and keep going. It’s sad but very inspirational. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys inspiring stories about teens trying to cope with an addicted parent and not many friends. I think you will enjoy this book as much, if not more, as I did because my favorite genre is fantasy. Regardless of your preference in genres I can tell you from experience that this book will keep you interested from start to finish.