Blog Tour + Review: Trip by T. Torrest

Posted March 16, 2018 by Jennifer D in 5 Star Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour + Review: Trip by T. TorrestTRIP by T. Torrest
on March 13th 2018
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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.

***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's the first book in an ongoing series, but most people believe it can be read as a standalone.

It is highly recommended--but not required--that you read Remember When prior to reading TRIP. (Remember When is FREE everywhere!)

Blog Tour + Review: Trip by T. Torrest

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My Thoughts….

Sigh… young love.  This is what I think of after reading Trip!  I first fell in Love with Layla and Trip many years ago while reading the Remember When series.  I just fell in love with their story and when T. Torrest announce she was writing Trip’s book I was so excited!!  This is not your normal alternate point of view book!!  It’s like reading a whole other book!!  Bravo to T. Torrest for doing it right!!  So many times we read the other person’s point of view and it’s just a re-write of the story we already knew.  I didn’t get this with Trip.  Sure it took me back to when I reading Remember When but she gives us so much to their story.  I just loved it!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVED it!!  You can read this book as a standalone and you don’t need to read the other books in the series to follow.  This book is told in Trip’s point of view only.

After moving from state to state, Trip and his family land in Norman New Jersey where he will finish his senior year of high school. Being in the hotel industry, Trip’s family has moved to constantly and no place every felt like home.  Everything changed in New Jersey.  Trip was able to make friends quickly and it was like he finally found a place he could call home.  There is even a girl that will change everything.

His relationship with Layla was never an easy one.  Bad timing always seemed to be their theme.   Because I know the full story I loved seeing the other side of the coin.  From reading Remember When I knew Layla’s story and reading Trip just gave a whole new dimension to the story.   I loved getting to know Trip better and see the struggles he went through. It looked like he had a perfect life going up but looks can be deceiving and when you get past the top layer, there is so much more to Trip than his good looks and charm.

I loved reading this story and just fell in love with Trip and Layla all over again! This series will take you back in time and growing up in the 80s myself it transported back to when life was less complicated. When Duran Duran ruled the airwaves and big hair was in!  This was another huge 5 star read for me and one I would highly recommend!! You cannot go wrong with any book from T. Torrest! She just has a gift and if you’ve not discovered it, you need to!!

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  Cooper saved me from having to come up with the right way to respond when he perked up to ask, “Hey, where is Layla anyway?”

“I don’t know,” Lisa said. “Probably decided to go to the art room, if I had to guess. She was all freaked out about some project or something.”

  Cooper shook his head. “Second week of school and she’s already gunning for extra credit?”

  Lisa chuckled and answered, “Probably.” Then she turned to me to add, “Layla’s the friend I was talking about. You’ll meet her soon enough. It’s not like this school’s so big that you wouldn’t run into her on your own eventually, but… Oh! And you should know, nobody calls it Saint Nicetius. It’s the only Catholic school in town, so we call it Saint Norman’s. Kind of an inside joke. But don’t let the nuns hear you calling it that. They’ll beat you with a ruler and make you attend morning mass every day for a month. It’s probably just a rumor but I wouldn’t take any chances. So… tell me about Indiana! I’ve never been there.”

Holy hell but that girl could talk. Not in an annoying way, though. She was pretty entertaining. She kinda cracked me up. I swallowed my mouthful of burger to say, “There’s not much to tell.”

“Yeah, but like, are there farms and stuff?”

“Yes, lots of them. But not in the city.” When she looked at me quizzically, I elaborated, “We lived in Indianapolis.”



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About T. Torrest

T. Torrest is a fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. 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

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