ARC review: Trip by T. Torrest

Welcome to my tour stop for Trip by T. Torrest! I’m so excited to be part of this tour and to share this excerpt and my review with you. And don’t forget to enter the 🚨 RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY! 🚨

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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.

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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!

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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!

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✨ Amazon: Trip releases on March 15, 2018.

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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 ttorrest@optonline.net.

Are you there, God? It’s me, Layla. I know I just jerked off some guy who is not even my boyfriend in the bathroom of this crappy, brown house. But if you could find a way to kill me quickly and painlessly within the next ten seconds, I promise to never touch another penis again. Well, I’ll be dead, so, I guess I promise not to whore it up in heaven. Which, of course is where you’ll be sending me, right? I mean I’d hate to think you’d deny me an eternity behind your pearly gates just because of one impetuous handjob. Thank you. Sincerely, Layla Warren. Amen.

Remember When | T. Torrest

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Okay so I just caught the look you shot me over your shoulder and you need to know that I can’t even breathe right now. 

This book. I laughed. I cried. It took me right back to high school in all the best ways. I can’t wait to read the next two books!

Layla is a senior at a small New Jersey high school. Everybody knows everything about everybody else until Terrance C. Wilmington III, better known as Trip, is introduced as the new guy. Layla and Trip click immediately, but while Layla quickly develops a crush on Trip, it seems that Trip’s feelings are purely platonic. As Layla and Trip begin spending more and more time together, Trip drops hints that he might be interested in something more than friendship – but misunderstandings keep them apart.

But, if you can believe it, there is actually a plot outside of the relationship between Trip and Layla. They have distinct personalities. They have friends. They worry about what they’re doing after high school. They have parents who worry about them. They even have hobbies! This is so rare in a New Adult novel that I just want to find Torrest and give her a huge hug. THANK YOU FOR WRITING A REALISTIC BOOK!

I can’t wait to get books two and three and devour them over a weekend. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the free copy.

Final rating: 

I always liked to read…I consumed books. Two or three entire novels over a weekend. Bleary eyed and exhausted, bypassing sleep in order to just finish one more chapter, and then break down and read just one more after that.

Remember When| T. Torrest

Remember When | T. Torrest

Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don’t know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

Expect a review by the end of the day tomorrow!  I had a lot of fun reading this one.