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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Lyv wants a life far removed from her dysfunctional family and the diner they own, especially now that Ten, her best friend and lifeline to normality, is spending a semester in Europe.
What she gets is an absent rock-star baby daddy and one helluva choice to make - unless it's ripped from her first.

Alternate Cover Edition: B00ITZD5IM
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by Lady O Publishing LLC (first published February 10th 2014)
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Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read the blurb on this one and still couldn't figure out what to expect other than a gal had a huge choice between the guy who was her best friend from childhood and the bad boy rocker that swept her off her feet. But it is part of the Red Hot Lovers box set I am slowly making my way through and I'm determined to read each story by new to me authors. I dove right in and enjoyed that feeling of not knowing what to expect until I was already reading. And...I couldn't stop reading. I ended up fin ...more
Tanya Vought
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I read this book in the RED HOT LOVERS ANTHOLOGY.

Lyv had a hard childhood. Her mother is horrific and not a parent figure at all. She only has her best friend, Ten and he's one she can rely on. But when she meets Xander things change, but is it a good thing?

You will love and enjoy both men she has in her life. Both are protective and truly want her...... who/what will she choose?

This story was saddening, happy and hopeful. My heart hurt for the characters. There were times I wished they could h
Got to page 16 and was like. "I'm out!"

The story is weak and there is no build up of any kind. It's very much an 'insta-love' thing going on.
The girl is annoying and the writing seems "green."

Really upset that I wasted my money on it.
Kimberly Seers
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to thank you for letting me read this bood. I loved Ten Lyv's best friend and someone who really loves her. I dont want to give away to much but I highly recommend this book. ...more
Kathleen Williams

I really liked Lyv and Ten story I just wish there was much more to their story.
I hope I see more of these characters.
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
When it came time for me to write this review I was not sure what to write. I just could not get my thoughts to sound right in the written word and I agonized over this for sometime. You may think that I was having problems because the story was bad, but this was not the case. I think it was just a case of believing that I could not write a review that would be able to this book justice. Well I eventually got over my angst and wrote my review. Here are my thoughts on Ripped by Olivia Rigal.

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Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Lyv is a teenager from the wrong side of the tracks, dealing with an overbearing mother who looks for any excuse to make her daughter’s life a living hell. Despite her age, Lyv possesses a maturity to know what she wants out of life and is determined to find her place in the world. When the unthinkable happens and she finds herself wrenched from those few people she loves and trusts, she must put her life back together an
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, ...more
Monica Cullip
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Olivia Rigal

I was gifted this story in exchange for an honest review by We Love Kink.

This story will pull on your heart strings as Lyv grows up and learns some really hard lessons. The first part takes place in 1978 and gives some background story for Lyv and her best friend Ten. He was from a rich family in the Hamptons and Lyv’s mom always lets her hang out with him because of his familial connections. Other than that her mother is very strict. These two are best friends, more like sibli
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved, loved, LOVED this story! The way that Lyv's love story developed was phenomenal. She is torn between two lovers, Ten and Alex who, strangely enough, start out as friends. The three become involved in passionate relationships that leave them hurting, but are able to find comfort and love in the end. Lyv is such a strong and resilient character as she works towards independence, finding herself and choosing her perfect match. Wow, just... wow. The family dynamics that influenced Alex, Ten ...more
Mary Mooney
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received and ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. Lyv is living in hell except when she is with Ten, he is her best friend and they help each other stay grounded. Lyv is still in high school and Ten is in college and when they can, they are always together. Her mother is happy with her spending time with Ten, his family is very wealthy. Ten takes her to a club and she sees the Greek god by the dance floor and she freezes. He looks a lot like Ten but the eyes are ...more
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lyv has had a terrible childhood at the hands of her alcoholic and cruel mother. She can't wait until she graduates high school, and can get away from her and start to live life on her terms. Her only respite is Ten, the boy that has been her friend from childhood, until the night she meets Alexander, an up-and-coming rocker, who sweeps Lyv off her feet.

This book was a strange one for me. It did not always flow smoothly, and it often felt like this was a translation from another language into En
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Luv find themselves in a club one night where they both see a guy that they are both instantly attracted to. Luckil
C Joy
I didn't receive a complimentary copy, but I got it for almost free at Amazon ($0.99) and it was worth more. Read the first sample chapter and I decided I'm gonna like this book, it did not disappoint.

I pegged this genre for historical since this was set in the late 70s to early 80s but still tagged it as contemporary 'cause I understand historical is in the regency/medieval times.

We have Lyv, a plus size heroine who has trash for a mom, and treasure for a best friend. This story ran for a span
Melissa Ogletree
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This one ripped me open...pun intended. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, different then most books i read in both how it flowed and the writing style I found myself lost in story and unable to put it down. Lyv is a young girl in a horrible situation, her mother is the devil incarnate and blames her for everything wrong in her own life. Young, sweet, and a little naive she falls for the soulful rock star and ends up left with a surprise. Now faced with decisions to make she needs to find her way t ...more
Jenny Harris
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I must first start this book out by saying this book does end in a cliffhanger per se. In this book we meet a young Olivia, me met a more grown up Olivia in Jaded but this is how Oliver's parents met. In this book we find out how bad Olivia's life at home was and how her best friend Ten had his own struggles at home but how they depended on one another to be the life line they needed. During one Christmas Ten takes Olivia to a club and it is the first time she hears Alexander sing. However befor ...more
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read! I really hope there is more to this story. While the story didn't end on a cliffhanger, I feel that it's not finished. There seems to be more that needs to be said. I don't think these characters are finished. While I enjoyed the story very much, it didn't go how I expected it to. Or at least not how I personally wanted it to go. I loved Lyv, Ten, and Alexander. I felt bad for Alexander and I felt like there was more to his character than what was revealed. I was conflicted with how ...more
Charlie Torres
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read this story as a part of the Crazy about Curves anthology. It is the story of Lyv and her relationships with Ten and Xander. I found the storyline an emotional rollercoaster. At times I felt so bad for Lyn and what she had to endure at the hands of her mother. But at other times I wanted to slap her outside the head like a good friend would do and say 'really'? At moments it did feel as my heart had been ripped out, just like Lyv's. While at times she lets circumstances get her down, Lyv i ...more
Sarah Boniface-Zeeb
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story is very emotional. I was on the verge of tears the whole time I read. I did cry in a few spots. My heart hurts for Lyv, she was dealt a bad hand in life with a practically none existent father and hateful mother whom was nicknamed The Bitch. Lyv was mistreated by her every time they were around each other. Ten, her best friend was her protector and does what he can to make her happy. He is an amazing man. One day he brings Alexander a about to hit big rock star they met at a club home ...more
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book I was dragged in by the story from the very beginning in fact I couldn't put it down and finished it in a few hours I will say that it does have a bit of a cliffehanger ending and can't wait for the conclusion of the story.

When we meet Lyv she's a curvy 17 year old who lives at home and works in her parents diner. Life's not been good to Lyv she is mentally abused and from oth
Apr 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
I read to chapter 5 and DNF.

I am afraid to say that I was think "juvenile" right from the first chapter. I thought perhaps it was the main female character's character (she was in high school) but I think it was the writing style, unfortunately.

I did not like the heroine. She was vapid.

In the first five chapters we discover said heroine hates her family, she has an uber rich male bestie that she hangs out with. Said bestie is gorgeous but gay BUT they meet his "twin" at a show and he isn't gay.
Pasqualina DiVito
I received this book from author for honest review. Lyv has a horrible life except when she is with Ten her best friend. She works at the diner and still goes to high school while he is in college. She has self esteem problems because of her mother tearing her down.His family is very wealthy and doesn't really like them spending time together. They go to a club which she meets the guy of her dreams . He truly loves her and they get very close. There is tons of twist and turns in this book that y ...more
Toni Michelle-Editor
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
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I did not really get the point of this book. In my opinion it did not live up to the description, or maybe the description was a little misleading. It takes place in the late 70's early 80's. There are huge chunks of time not accounted for. It ends with "to be continued". The first half was not as bad or weird as the second half. I did not understand how Lyv could let what happened to her baby just be and not report it to the authorities. That whole situation was very odd. Ten and Lyv's relation ...more
All Lvy wants is to get out from her abuse of mother after school.Her BFF Ten helps her always..Ten brings his friend Alex to meet her one day..Ten n Alex are too much alike in tastes.When Alex n Lvy meet,sparks fly - he shows her love,compassion n care.But being a upcoming rockstar,Alex flies out for tour..leaving Lvy alone and pregnant.

The book has too much ...pregnancy.She gets pregnant like three times...what the?N the first two by Alex and he leaves her both times and then there's Ten..i un
Apr 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
The whole thing was just really odd. The parents, the bi-sexuality, the two guys basically being twins down to driving the same motorcycle, the time it was set in (why 79-83???), the story-line, all the dumb, unnecessary add on (what the heck did the ending with her parents add to the story?), just everything was odd.

It should NOT have taken me two days to read but I just didn't care at all for the people or the story. Only reason I finished it is because I'm trying not to just delete crap book
Don't really get the point of this story. It's got some interesting parts but it skips around a lot. Large chunks of time are missing and it just scratches the surface of the characters. Plus it takes place in the late 70s which I wasn't expecting at all. Im not really explaining this right. But the book wasn't what I was expecting. ...more
Beth Jones
3 stars
received a copy for a review.
Ripped has potential to be a great story but I kept wanting more. I didn't feel like I was getting enough from the dialog and the characters. I loved the time period, the setting, I loved the characters potential, and I could relate to Lvy but I felt I was short changed. :(
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book had many parts to it that made it intriguing a lot of cool characters I loved Ten he was awesome and I was rooting for him and Lyv from the start but we had to go through many twists to get there in the end it was a lovely HEA and I'd love to read more about this couple and there family!!! ...more
Kathy Harrington
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
It wasn't great but it wasn't awful either. I know this is going to sound really dumb, but this takes place in the late 70's early 80's. I would have been just younger than her and...I dunno but I think birth control pills were around. It just makes Lyv seem really gullible. ...more
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The story she tells stand alone.
However her characters often meet so you can run into them again in several stories.

Some of her books can be found in French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

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