Ripped The Price Of Loyalty Tania Joyce ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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. I’m not normally a fan of rock romance stories, I find them corny, out of this world and unrealistic, but Ripped was so real, life like... like I expect to find their music in the current aria charts.
Gemma, Kyle and Hunter are Everhide, rock group extraordinaire taking the world by storm. They create, love and live music. But they all hide their own secrets. The whole world loves Everhide, Gemma has dirty dreams about Hunter, Hunter loves any woman with a V, and Kyle, he loves Gemma. It’s a disaster waiting to happen, but one that is about to be played out, in an emotional roller coaster that may destroy everything they’ve worked to create.
Gemma is the sometimes level headed singer of the group, she buffers between the 2 boys who in their own right are incredibly sexy and smart. Each brings their own thing to the group, and each will take a little of your heart, as they did mine. Taking the jump to date another band member was always going to be an issue, but for Kyle, seeing his Gemma with Hunter, basically destroys him but he pulls together to keep “face” on the situation. Now this where s&*t gets real… or confusing…. Hunter and Gemma break up and she finds herself in Kyle’s arms, and finds those arms are everything she’s ever wanted. But in the media spotlight, coming out is not an option.
So on top of huge stardom, an evil mother, and the worst ever manager, Gemma finds everything piling up with no end in sight…. Destroying everything they’ve worked for is not an option, but as everything around the group starts to crumble, who will step up to protect Everhide? Kyle, Hunter and Gemma will be out through the ringer, in many ways but their closeness as not just a rock group, best friends and family. Their strength and determination will either win or fail…. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!
I was particularly taken by the lyrics written in this story, they play a huge role into the individual lives of 3 out of this world characters. Each beautifully written, with so much love and emotion. I loved Gemma, Kyle and Hunter, Ms Joyce had out done herself with this story. I can’t wait for Ruined in 2019… it seems so far away
Sometimes everything has to fall apart before it can be put back together in a new way.
Gemma, Kyle and Hunter are three loyal, devoted friends who are the three members of the mega-successful rock bank, Everhide. Kyle is in love with Gemma. Gemma has been having sexy dreams about Hunter. And when Hunter starts looking at Gemma like he'd like to learn the best way to pluck her heartstrings, let's just say life starts to get... complicated.
*SPOILER ALERT FROM HERE*
At its core, Ripped is the love story of Gemma and Kyle and the obstacles they have to overcome to find their way to each other.
There was a lot to love about this book. In particular, I like that it took a while for Gemma and Hunter to realise they weren't really as into each other as they thought. It was way more realistic than the old 'one kiss and that crush I had on you for ages simply vanished' routine I've seen so many times. Also, I loved the scattering of song lyrics that appeared throughout the book. I could almost hear the music as I read them.
The chemistry between Gemma and Kyle sizzled and that first kiss seemed to explode off the pages.
Overall, Ripped was well-written and entertaining. I enjoyed the characters, was delighted by the HEA and am looking forward to getting to know Hunter better in the next book, Ruined.
Ripped is definitely a great start to this new series! I am a sucker when it comes to rockstar books...I loved the storyline and the characters. The story was well written and flowed perfectly. Then there was that cover! Just Wow! The blurb really drew me in but when I saw that cover.
Gemma, poor Gemma; I love her personality, she is outgoing and outspoken. Kyle is the dream come true. Hunter is the playboy. Ripped is about three best friends (bandmates) who have mixed feelings. Gemma loves Hunter, Kyle loves Gemma and Hunter loves his career and sex. They are on a huge roller coaster, with so many mixed feelings between the three of them. Gemma just knew that she loved one best friend but when the sparks start flying with the other one she is confused and Is ready for that love.
Ripped is a quick read and full of angst, drama, romance and hardship. This is my first read by Tania Joyce and will not be my last. I am looking forward to book two in the series to see what Tania has in store.