Amazon bestselling author comes a story of friendship, music, and undying loyalty
… and how hiding the truth can break more than hearts apart.
loves Hunter. Kyle loves Gemma. Hunter loves himself.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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,
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Hunter teased. “You were moaning and muttering our names in your slee-eeep.
Sounded hot. Want to tell us what you were dreaming about?”
breath hitched, and her eyes shot open. Two pairs of eyes beamed down at
her—Hunter’s azure and Kyle’s espresso. Both guys had smiles as wide as the
Brooklyn Bridge. They exchanged a quick glance, then burst out laughing.
have a wet dream, Gem? About us?” Hunter bobbed his head in a slow, rhythmic
motion and gave her a you’ve-been-so-busted kind of grin.
up Gemma’s neck. Knots clenched in her stomach.
tugging her bra back into place. Damn thing never stayed put. Not when she
barely filled an A-cup. “You wish,” she snapped, unable to look either of them
in the eye. “As if I’d ever have a dream, wet or otherwise, about you two
idiots. That would be more like a nightmare.”
lying. To herself. To Kyle and Hunter. Her two best friends in the world.
will help you wake up, if nothing else.” Kyle handed her a takeaway coffee.
“Latte, just the way you like it.”
a sip, savoring the dash of cinnamon topping. “Thanks.” But she was in more
need of a bucket of ice thrown over her right now than a hot, delicious,
need to go change your panties?” The glint in Hunter’s eyes sparkled.
threw him her most evil stare. “Don’t be ridiculous.” The guys could tease her
all they wanted. She wouldn’t let them get to her. It was just another stupid
help you if you want?” Hunter held out his hand, but she slapped it away.
elbowed Hunter in the arm. “Okay, dude. Enough.”
head, she jumped to her feet. On her way past Hunter, she rammed her shoulder
into his arm and stormed out of the dressing room.
she strode along the concrete corridor and owned it like she was live on center
stage. There was no way she’d let the guys know her whole body was on fire.
Sipping on her latte, she attempted to wash away the images that flickered
through her mind. But it was impossible. With each step, her heart thudded,
causing the ache that resided there to flare. Each breath sent a shudder
through her entire system.
to suppress it, hide it, deny it for months, but it grew stronger and stronger every
without a doubt, in love with Hunter.
a playboy. He’d never commit. She didn’t want to clock up another failed
relationship to rival her mother’s long list.
straightened her shoulders and kept putting one foot in front of the other. She
had one more show to get through, then she had two weeks’ vacation away from
the guys. Surely, time apart would put an end to her wild dreams.
dream she’d had about Hunter had been funny, the next few rattling, but after
four months of them occurring every few days, enough was enough.
be no more fantasies involving him. No more ogling. No more dreaming about his
hot body, kisses, and oh, the sex. No more concocting what-if scenarios.
Because music was all that mattered. With a new record to work on and a fully
booked schedule, she wouldn’t gamble with the dynamic bond she shared with the
guys. Their journey to fame had bound them together. She wasn’t going to fuck
that up for anyone or anything. Not even her heart.
driving her crazy.
feelings for Hunter had become an exhausting obsession. She had to find a way
to stamp them out. Because she remembered all too well what it was like to be
hurt, betrayed, and let down. First, by her father, then her ex-boyfriend, and
always, always, always, her mother.
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..
widely traveled, has a diverse background in the corporate world and has a love
for shopping, shoes and shiraz.
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