Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: Real by Katy Evans

Real (Real #1)
by Kathy Evans


A fallen boxer.

A woman with a broken dream.

A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?


The truth is that everyone and their mother have read this book already and the opinions are quiet varied.
Here is mine: 



It's good. It has some drama that completes the romance. There are family stuff (yes, I used the academic term "stuff"), competition schemes and also Remy's condition and his different ways.

The scorpion event was a little predictable but well... no complaints.  I loved the book.


The writing is fine. Flows easily.

At the beginning I wasn't very sure due to some corny and silly phrases like for example:

" - 'Brooke Dumas.' 
He just fu**ed my name in front of me"

WTF???? IMHO that's nothing someone would say EVER! And other thing I found silly was a point when they are making love and she says: 

"He impaled me 10 times"

Seriously??? She was counting??? I don't think she could count if she was having a good time lol. 

Anyway, moving on... the book has sex scenes but mostly they are well written and not tacky.
Katy Evans built so much tension between them that I just wanted to step into the pages and slap them so they'd do something about it.

I love the way the author gives a refreshing touch to the story by using music all through it. Maybe I'm biased because "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls is one of my favorite songs ever. But nonetheless, I believe it enhances the connection between Brooke and Remy and I found it beyond cute.

“You tie me up in knots. I want to play you a thousand different songs so you can get a clue of what... I feel inside me...” 

And that epilogue in Remy's POV... awesome!


If I search for the words "sexy" and "intense" in the dictionary, I'm positive I will find Remington Tate's picture next to them. 

He drips sexuality. Yes, Ladies! He is hot, intense, loyal and above all, he is just innocent as a kid with fears and insecurities and a huge heart.  
He is far from perfect but those imperfections make him real.

Brooke is just an amazing main character. She is strong, never afraid of fighting for what she wants or thinks it's right and she loves deeply.

The supporting characters are well developed. I especially liked Mel and Pete. 

What else?

  • Their love is not flawless, it has ups and downs obviously, but not even for a second you an conceive the idea of them not being together. They just fit.
  • The cover is sexy. 
  • I've already have "Mine" waiting in my bookcase.


My Rating:

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  1. Very cool review! Clear&Honest and piqued my interest in the book! Thanks for sharing and sound like a great read:O)



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