Monday, March 12, 2018

Blog Tour Review + Excerpt #2 + Giveaway—Trip by T. Torrest

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.
***Author's note: This is no copy/paste job. This is a brand new story that fills in the blanks during Trip and Layla's separation while still bringing all the magic moments of the two of them together.

It is highly recommended--but not required--that you read Remember When prior to reading TRIP.
READ WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR: nostalgic, steamy, angsty, sweet, funny

“And that’s what I got for taking a shot at the most beautiful girl I’d ever met in my life. Fucking maneater. I thought she was different.”

Obviously I loved and adored TRIP to pieces. When I first read the Remember When Trilogy, Trip took the number one spot for my book boyfriend. For so long it was Kellan Kyle, then bam! Trip came in and stole my heart away.
The love story between Trip and Layla is one that won’t ever get old for me. Do I think that you need to read Layla’s story first before you even read Trip’s side of things? Yes! Absolutely. I know the author says that it isn’t

mandatory to do that but it should be. 
“A possessiveness overtook me as I wrapped my arms around her, trying to brand myself onto her skin. I’d wanted her so bad for so long, and finally, she was here. She was mine.”
I’m on cloud nine and my heart is about to burst from its chest. Trip is the new boy in town—and it’s all mundane until he sees the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen in his life. His words. Layla is funny, beautiful, smart, and she just gets Trip. There’s only one problem, she’s kind of taken. Kind of. But not really. Eh, but I guess she kinda is in a way. Am I confusing you? You’ll get it if you’ve already read Layla’s story. The whole time Trip is just hiding his time until the moment he can make Layla his. 
I know romance stories wouldn’t be romance stories without it but... A lot of stuff that happened in the book could have absolutely been avoided if they just conversed. Miscommunications are a bitch—for real. The first book to me is bittersweet. I love Trip and Layla’s teenage years and watching them fall into deep soul crushing love—yet not knowing a damn thing they can do about it. 
While this may be Trip’s POV, Torrest has made the story into its own, and still having all the yummy and sexy scenes that made us fall in love in the first place. The magic is still here with Layla and Trip; I still felt those butterflies anytime the two were together. Overall, I think fans and new readers alike will devour the beautiful thing that is Trip Wilmington. 
“But don’t ever ask me to stop loving you, because I can’t. Don’t ever think I’ll be able to forget you, because I won’t.”
I chugged the last drops of Heineken and threw my arms in the air, causing the two dozen or so onlookers to hoot and holler with marked enthusiasm. I may have been the man of the hour right then, but I was pretty sure everyone in that room would forget all about me within two minutes of walking out that door. 

  It really sucked that it was time to move again. Actually, it was time to move two weeks ago, but I’d simply been postponing the road trip. My new school already started last week, but I just couldn’t bring myself to get there in time. My parents had taken a flight out to Jersey, and I was supposed to drive out in my truck the next day. Ramsey let me crash in his family’s poolhouse for that final night in town... which turned into fourteen. But tonight really and truly was my last night. If I didn’t get on the road by tomorrow, I’d never go. 

  Not that I really had anything keeping me in Indy. I was as attached to that place as I’d been to any of the cities I’d ever lived in, which is to say not at all. I’d become friendly with enough kids in each place to afford me some sort of social life while I was there, but it never made much sense to get too close to any of them. I’ve lived my entire life as an outsider looking in.

  Actually, that’s not true. I guess I was more of an insiderlooking out

  I was always accepted into the “coolest” social circles anywhere I went, but I just never felt like I was a part of things. I was normally too focused on the next move, the next city, the next group of rich kids I’d be forced to hang out with. It was always the same story no matter where I went.

  I mean, just look at this effing room. Golden boys John Ramsey and Ward Whitney, stars of the basketball team. Melissa Andresen, who, after a well-timed nose job, quickly rose the ranks of Moreland Prep royalty. Chloe Ephraim and her Rah-Rah crew. Bradley Preston and a handful of his fellow Young Republicans. A few football meatheads, some lacrosse guys, a couple of debate club weenies... and the two hot girls in the corner presently eyeing me up and whispering to each other: Heidi and Greta, The Brennerman Twins.


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 

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REMEMBER WHEN is the first book in a romantic comedy trilogy, but most people believe it can be read as a standalone.
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.
**Remember When is the first book in an NA romantic comedy trilogy, but there is NO CLIFFHANGER. It is intended for mature teen readers and immature adult ones due to some high school sex scenes, underage drinking, questionable language and 1980s flashbacks.**
You know how sometimes, your high school crush grows up to be an insanely famous movie star? Okay, probably not. But I do. ~Layla Warren
Back in high school, Trip Wiley’s fanbase only encompassed the denizens of the nothing little suburb of Norman, New Jersey.
Ten years later, all that is about to change.
In the summer of 2000, Layla Warren is enjoying her career as a journalist in New York City (well, sort of), while Trip spends most of his time grabbing Hollywood by the balls. In the days before what will turn out to be his skyrocketing fame, they’ll find themselves confronted with some life-altering choices.
Remember When 2 is the second story in an NA romance trilogy. It will bring you back to that exuberant and riotous time of life in your twenties when you struggled to figure out your place in the world and the person you were meant to be…
…and the person you were meant to be with.
**Intended for ages 18+ due to some questionable language and sex.**

“I’d spent too long in limbo. It was time to put The California Plan back into effect."
~Layla Warren
I’ve been in love with Trip Wiley since I was sixteen years old.
Yep. That Trip Wiley.
Academy award-winning actor, known philanthropist, People’s Sexiest Man Alive two years
It’s not like I’m some delusional stalker-fan. It just so happens that he was my high school sweetheart back in 1991.
In the years since, he’s simply been The One That Got Away.
We just can’t seem to get on the same page at the same time.
Our timing may have sucked, but the feelings had already been confirmed. Years ago.
At least his were.
He doesn’t know that I had chosen to love him back.
I need to fix that.
And I need to do it now.
Remember When 3 is the third and final book in the Remember Trilogy.
It’s a story about taking chances and following your heart…
and knowing that sometimes, you just have to learn when to let go.
**Intended for ages 18+ due to some questionable language and graphic sex.**
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