by Katy Evans
ebook, Smashwords, 266 pages
Published April 8th 2013
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?
REAL – April 9 2013
Book #1 of The Real, Raw & Ripped Series
Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.
Real propelled my love for new adult/contemporary romance, again. It's more than a book filled with lust, and sex, there is a good story line underneath it all, although nothing compares to the heat that is Remington Tate!
What sent me a flame with hot lust for this book, had to be the first half. The sexual tension was so thick you could carve it with a knife, and for me, I LOVED every minute of it.
Real is the story of two people seeing each other and instantly wanting each other. Now, I know what your saying "instant love" -not for me- right? Wrong, this book was not about instant love, but instant lust! You know the type, your at the gym, in a store, whatever, and you spot "him" he catches your eye, sends your heart racing, pulse pounding, "wet" between the legs kind of feeling, PLEASE, tell me you've been there! Anywhoo, that is what we get between Brooke, and Remy.
Brooke was an Olympic competitor until an injury forces her to switch careers to Sports Rehabilitation. She decides to let herself be dragged to an underground fight with her friend, if for nothing else but to get her name out and hopefully score some potential clients. What she doesn't expect is Remington Tate! Remington is a fighter. He's RAW, RIPPED, and SMOKING HOT! The fighting arena is filled with drenching woman screaming for this stud, and as Brooke gets caught up in the moment, she loses herself with the excitement of the fight, and with the intensity that's Remington. Remy, locks gazes with her, and you can feel the intensity, and lust dripping off the pages. Right from that point, Brooke knows she wants Remy. She's instantly lit up with everything Remy. Having his "people" seek her out, she's offered a job becoming Remy's personal Sports Rehab therapist. She wants the job, but is nervous about being so close to Remy, and controlling her feelings for him.
Remy is smoldering, but he's reserved, quiet, and tends to keep himself closed off. He loves music and uses it to relax, and eventually relay's his feelings to Brooke. There is soooo much push and pull with this book. Two people who have instant chemistry, and basically fireworks explode when they are together. But, they don't jump each others bones right away, it's a slow crawl, and the build up was my favorite part of the whole book.
Within in the first half of the book we get intense feelings, the second half is filled with more emotions. As these two spend more time together, Brooke learns more about Remy, and why he's so reserved, and quiet, and why he's surrounded by so many people who are willing to protect Remy, not only from himself but keep him from losing his sh*t.
I really cannot begin to express my feelings for this book. I really loved it. It's more than a book filled with lust, and sex, there is a story line underneath it all. Remy has issues, and Brooke deals with a sister who just so happens to be sucked into the same world as Brooke, but in a bad way. As Brooke tries to find a way to save her sister, things turn really intense, and she finds herself with Remy's #1 enemy, Scorpion. He has his hold over Brooke's sister, and Brooke needs to do whatever it takes to save her. Remy finds out that Brooke consorts with the enemy and he seems to shatter, and break down, as one of the biggest fight of the year goes down between him and Scorpion he shuts down. Will he rise and become champion, or will he let himself get beat down for the love for Brooke?
|5/5 Steamy Intense Heat|
“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? If I f*ck you, I want you to belong to me. To be mine. I want you to give yourself to me—not Riptide!”
"When I take you, you'll be mine," he says, a soft promise in my ear. He slides his thumb along my jaw, then gently kisses my earlobe. "You need to be certain." His eyes are so hot that I'm on fire with the lust in them, and the word "mine" makes the empty place between my legs swell with longing. "I want you to know me first, and then, I want you to know me first, and then, I want you to let me know if you still want me to take you."
"You'll leave me the second it gets too steep, and you'll leave me with nothing-when I ant you like I've never wanted anything in my life. Your 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 shit anymore, and it's all because I want to be the "fucking" one for you and as soon as you realize what I am, all I'll be is a f*cking mistake!"