ARC review: Trip by T. Torrest

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Calling all 80s girls!

Layla Warren first introduced us to Trip Wilmington in REMEMBER WHEN… Now read his side of the story!

Trip Wiley wasn’t always a Hollywood movie star. In fact, he wasn’t always Trip Wiley. Back in 1990, he was better known as Trip Wilmington, the new kid in town. New place, new school… same old story. No big deal. It’s not like this is the first time he’s been forced to start over. But seventeen years of city living hasn’t prepared him for life in the suburbs… or for Layla Warren. Layla is smart, funny, beautiful… the kind of girl every guy dreams about. Trip should know.  He’s been falling for her since the first minute he saw her. And his life hasn’t been the same since.

Prepare to travel back to your teen years… That time in your life before the real world kicked in, that limbo between adolescence and adulthood, that trial of hanging onto the past while figuring out where the future will lie. With heart-shredding romance, steamy love scenes, and hilarious 80s references, readers of all ages will find themselves falling in love with TRIP all over again.


The excerpts start here!


  Heidi caught my eye and took that as her cue to come talk to me. “Trip,” she slithered, stepping a little too close. “I can’t believe you’re really moving! This city won’t be the same without you.”

“Yeah,” I shot back. “Thanks, but I think Indy will be exactly the same as it ever was, whether I’m here or not.”

“I hope you’ll still remember me after you leave.”

My lips curled into a lethal grin. “Now how could I ever forget the one and only Heidi Brennerman?”

“I’m Greta.”

Shit. “That’s what I meant.” She stood there scolding me with her eyes, so I quickly added, “I was only trying to say that I’ll remember your sister and you. Especially you, Greta.”

Greta didn’t seem too insulted by my screwup, however, judging by the way she leaned in and danced her fingertips along my neck. Her graduation presents pressed against my arm as she stood on her tiptoes and whispered in my ear, “Well, at the very least, my mouth would like the chance to make sure of it.”

Nice. I could get down with a little blow-and-go.

“Well, if you insist,” I teased, before leading her out the back door.

Five minutes later, I’d find myself lain out on the couch in the poolhouse, getting a going away blowjob.

Five hours after that, I’d be sitting behind the wheel of my black Ford Bronco setting out for Norman, New Jersey.

My new home.

You can find the next excerpt at New Chicks on the Blog!


It’s 1990 in Norman, New Jersey, and Trip Wilmington has just moved to town. He doesn’t expect that this move will be different than his many others, but when he walks into his first English class at St. Nicetius, he also doesn’t expect to meet Layla Warren. First, he’s struck by how beautiful she is. Then, once he gets to know her, he falls in love with her wit, her intelligence, and her personality. But Layla’s been dating someone on and off for years, and anyway, she thinks of him as just a friend, right?

Remember When (Goodreads // my review) was one of the best books that I read in 2014. I actually planned a re-read last summer, but life got in the way. Remember When is Layla’s side of the story, and it’s cute and funny and sexy and all the things that New Adult should be. Trip flips around the story of Remember When, showing us what exactly was happening in Trip’s head – and his home life – while everything went down with Layla.

I liked Trip in Remember When, but he’s something else here. Once I got into his head and started to understand him better, I just fell in love! Oh, take me back to first loves and high school crushes. It all seems so painful when it’s happening but it’s so cute to read about. Now that these characters are in my head, I want to know everything about them. Like I always say, my TBR is ten miles long, but I’m going to add the rest of this series because I need to know what happens next.

I received a free advance copy of Trip from the author in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!


✨ Amazon: Trip releases on March 15, 2018.


T. Torrest is a romance and chick-lit author from the U.S.; her alter ego writes eroticomedy under the name T. Torrid. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik’s cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She’s a pop-culture junkie, a movie aficionado, and an enthusiast of talking about herself in the third person. A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

She also really digs it when she hears from readers, and is known to use words like “dig” in a non-sarcastic way. You can find out more about her books at her website.

She also LOVES to get friend requests on goodreads and facebook and personal messages from readers via email