SPOTLIGHT REVIEW – Ripped by Cassia Leo

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Adam Parker, sexy surfer with a heart of gold, is back to tell his story in RIPPED, a spin-off novel from the New York Timesbestselling Shattered Hearts series.

Adam has had his heart ripped out before. But there’s nothing he and Lindsay haven’t been able to overcome. Nothing that could tear them apart… until now.

After seven years of competing, Adam is at the top of his game in the surf world. But troubles at home have forced him to consider retiring earlier than expected.

With the possibility of a final competition in his future, the pressure is on Adam to perform; to leave on a high note. Long hours practicing at the beach only causes more turmoil between him and Lindsay. Until finally, the stress reaches a boiling point and someone gets burned.

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Ripped is the long awaited story of Adam Parker, the beloved surfer with the corny jokes that captured my heart in the Shattered Hearts Series. It’s no secret that I was a #teamadam girl and so this story holds a special place in my heart.

Maturity looked good Adam. He was the same boy I fell in love with only he was a man in every sense. Adam was a doting husband and father and I did not think it would be possible to love him more – but Cassia proved me wrong. Adam struggled with finding the balance between his career and his family, something I can certainly identify with as a wife, mother and full-time employee. But his determination to do right by his family made me fall more in love.

I enjoyed getting to know more about Lindsay and seeing her interact with Adam and the children. I might still harbor a little resentment towards her because of her past choices, but ultimately I believe she made Adam happy. I needed him to love and be loved but I also needed him to find peace and my heart is full because I finally have the closure I needed for one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends.

I was so thrilled Cassia decided to publish Adam’s story for her fans. I am pretty sure I smiled through most of the book – even a couple of scenes that had my heart racing with anticipation of what would come. While I am thrilled with the story, I am sad to say goodbye to my beloved Adam.

Overall Rating 4.5 Stars

*I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Five novels from the New York Times bestselling Shattered Hearts series available in Kindle Unlimited for a limited time.

The Shattered Hearts series is a steamy and tender rock star romance spanning an epic 25 years and 1,589 pages.

After eight years of being tossed from one foster home to another, Claire arrives at the home of Jackie Knight and her son, hot, tattooed guitarist Chris Knight. Chris becomes Claire’s first friend and first love. But Chris’s dreams of musical stardom soon tear them apart, until fate brings them back together in an explosive reunion. Secrets are revealed that leave them shattered. Can they pick up the pieces before it’s too late?

WARNING: Due to strong language, drug reference, and steamy love scenes, this series is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

This set includes:
– Forever Ours (197 pages)
– Relentless (262 pages)
– Pieces of You (372 pages)
– Bring Me Home (389 pages)
– Chasing Abby (372 pages)

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading – sometimes both.

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