BY KATY EVANS
A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
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?
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I have just been run over a gigantic truck full of emotions that are still weighing down me. I have been pulled in every direction possible. Real has ruined forever. WOW. There are no words that can describe how fabulous this book is. Before you read any further, you MUST drop EVERYTHING and read REAL. This book is breathtakingly amazing, heartstoppingly fantastic, a book that will change you FOREVER.
Oh my goodness! Remy… Remy… Remy… Remy. Sigh. That man stole my heart, I don’t want it back but man my chest is empty. I need something to pull me over; one good thing is that the sequel MINE is coming out in 2013, so it’s not a year of waiting. Remington “Remy” aka Ripetide Tate is uber deliciously hot alpha male. He is amazing! He is my book husband! (Yes, I called it!!) Remy has a dark past and secrets that will unveil and each nitty gritty dark secret will make you fall in love with him, over and over again. If its possible to love him more than you did before that is what Remington does to you. He is fire, you get too close and you will be scorched through. You know the saying actions tells better than words, anyone can give you the words you need to hear but your actions is what really is you. Remington doesn’t tell much but his actions speak much louder than his words. What he went through was so bad; I wouldn’t wish it on any one. The more I got to know him the more my heart broke for him. He definitely is a fighter and has been fighting all his life.
Brooke had her fair share of problems to fight, things changed, what she planned didn’t happen, was it for the best? She meets Remy and her life changes; will it be for the good or not? Find out when you read REAL. She also is a fighter, they are similar is many ways.
They would give songs to each other from their playlist and play it to the other and it speaks what they feel, since Remy is closed off, the song he chooses for to listen tells her exactly what he wanted to say to her. When he plays her songs my heart melts, when Brooke chooses Avril Lavigne “I Love You” for my heart aches, soars and smiles for Remy.
Remy’s song to Brooke
“And I’d give up forever to touch you…
Cause I know that you feel me somehow…
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ve ever been and I don’t want to go home right now…”
~ Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris”
Brooke’s song to Remy.
“You’re so beautiful
But that’s not why I love you
I’m not sure you know
That the reason I love you is you
Yeah the reason I love you is all that we’ve been through
And that’s why I love you”
~Avril Lavigne “I Love You”
Katy Evans – You have a major fan here! I loved this book so much! One of the best reads I have ever read in 2013. I loved how music was mixed in it, it was so aptly used, it comes in the right time, the playlist is within the book, I listened to it while reading it and it just made it more intense. I bow down to your talented writing and will be waiting impatiently for the MINE.
I was wowed speechless after finishing REAL (still am), I seem to have lost myself within the pages of REAL and haven’t found a way out, do I want out? No, it’s a beautiful place to be, can’t wait to lose myself in MINE.
The more I think about Remy the more my heart beats faster and aches for him. Another thing I love is that I understood where Brooke is coming from you live her. She doesn’t allow you to pity her, she is strong and that’s why she deserves Remy because he needs a strong woman in his life.
Remy is not only a hardened fighter who was fighting and fighting for his right of having all what was taken from him. But a man who’s heart is breaking after everything that has happen to him, its surprising he can smile after what he is been through.
To Brooke; Remy is and how she feels about him…
I love him. He’s not just a star, he’s the whole fucking sky to me. He’s the sun and every planet in this galaxy.
That is exactly the impression he left for me too. I will never ever be the same.
He steps forward, and his damp hand slides into the nape of my neck. My pulse skitters as he lowers his dark head to set a small, dry kiss on my lips. It feels like he’s marking me. Like he’s preparing me for something monumental. That could both change and ruin my life.
The sexual tension in this book is hot! Sizzling hot. I loved the fact that before they jumped in the hot pan they made sure its real, its what they want because after being together, they will never be the same, there is no going back.
“You’ll leave me the second it gets too steep, and you’ll leave me with nothing- when I want you like I’ve never wanted anything in my life. You’re all I think about, dream about. I get high and low and it’s all about you now, it’s not even about me anymore. I can’t sleep, can’t think, can’t concentrate worth sh*t anymore and it’s all because I want to be the f*cking one for you and as soon as you realize what I am, all I’ll be is a f*cking mistake!”
Remy has been hurt by people and used he doesn’t want to be anyone mistake again so he is wary however for him he is way far gone, so is Brooke, will they get out of in unscathed? It’s doubtful.
“Why’d you want to have sex with me? To have a f*cking adventure? What was I supposed to be? Your one-night-f*cking stand? I’m every woman’s adventure, damn you, and I don’t want to be yours. I want to be your f*cking REAL. You get that?"
They are each other’s REAL they just need to find out.
MY VERDICT: 5+ Remy Sizzling Hot RIP STARS (MORE LIKE A MILLION STARS IN THE SKY TO BE HONEST BUT I CAN ONLY GIVE 5 STARS)
(ARC provided by the author for an honest review)