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?
First off let me say that I LOVED reading Real by Katy Evans the first time around! Reading it again for this tour was even more amazing, all of the emotions I felt were brought right back to the surface and made me love and hurt all over again.
Let’s start by talking a little bit about the fierce, sexy, lion of a man Remington “Riptide” Tate, otherwise known as Remy. He is an athlete like no other. He trains hard EVERYDAY for hours on end. He is determined to win and he gets what he wants. Remy is an animal in every aspect of his life, the way he trains, the way he communicates, and the way he cares for those around him.
Enter Brooke Dumas…the girl that will turn Remy’s world upside down! Brooke is gorgeous and Remy notices her immediately and is drawn in. She is also an athlete, well she was an athlete when she still competed. An injury cost her everything she dreamed of. Brooke is now a Sports Rehab Specialist and will be working with Remy….upon his request of course.
From the moment these two meet there is un undeniable energy in the air.
“His lips curl and he meets my gaze. ‘Brooke Dumas.’ He’s just fucked my name right in front of me. And right in front of Mel.”
And the chase begins! Remy Googles Brooke and she does the same. They are trying to learn about the other before they meet again. When Brooke shows up for her job interview and learns the conditions of the position, as if she could refuse! I mean come on…it’s Remington fucking Tate! It is obvious in more ways than one that their relationship is beyond just being professional. Remy possesses Brooke and keeps her close and wanting more. He is a dangerous man in the ring…what could he do to her.
“I’m not even afraid that her will hurt me. I know this will hurt.”
Brooke and Remy communicate their feelings through music. They exchange iPods and play songs for each other. Here are a few that will never be the same to me again *sigh*
*Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
*I Love You by Avril Lavigne
*In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
The moodiness that Remy emits was hard to handle. He doesn’t want Brooke to know the real him just yet, he worries about scaring her off. I often wondered why she stayed….I guess if I had my own personal Remy I might understand ;) For a man of few words,who has trouble communicating his true feelings, he really says some amazing things!
“You’re not nothing to me.”
“Next time I’m on the ring, I’m going to fucking win for her, and I want all of you who hurt her tonight to bring her a red rose and tell her it’s from me!”
“I’m taking it slow for you, not me.”
And let’s not forget the communicating with no words *wink*. Wow is all I can say…W-O-W!! Remy and Brooke have this amazing chemistry…even when he is moody. His possessiveness seeps into the bedroom as do his animalistic ways.
What lengths with Remy go to to protect Brooke, what will she do to protect him as well? My heart was in my throat and my stomach was in knots. I was worried for them and anxious for how it would end. This book is a must read, especially now that we area waiting the release of the second story Mine, due out this fall!
“He wants to be my real, not my adventure.”
About the Author
Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!
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