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Brooke Dumas has reinvented herself after a shattered Olympic dream and is now a sports rehab specialist. Dragged to watch an underground fight by her best friend, Melanie, she never expected her life would change when she met Remington Tate "Riptide" - a famous underground fighter who has danger written all over him. Given his reputation, she's convinced he's only interested in a one night stand when he summons her backstage but he hires her as his sports rehab specialist instead. Traveling together, Brooke's physical and emotional attraction to the enigmatic Remy tests her boundaries. She wants him more than she's wanted anything in her life, but he's holding off for more than the casual sex she's ready to give him. He wants something real, but first Brooke needs to know every part of him--even the dark secret he'd prefer to keep hidden.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 23mm | 265g
  • Gallery
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1476755590
  • 9781476755595
  • 54,861

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"A rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment, REAL is a visceral and addicting debut." -- Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard series
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About Katy Evans

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after.
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96,032 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 51% (49,099)
4 28% (26,654)
3 14% (13,278)
2 5% (4,371)
1 3% (2,630)

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This is one hell of a debut novel. Katy Evans really did an amazing job in Real. It has a strong heroin, an alpha male, lots of sweet moments and even more steamy scenes. I really enjoyed Real. To be honest, ever since I read the first part of the first chapter I thought, I need THIS! The book is so raw, so emotional it just takes you in and doesn't let you go. It's been a while since I first read it and I still can get my thoughts straight to put them into words. } Brooke goes to an underground fight with her best friend and there she meets Remy. Invencible, sexy as hell, Remy. After a shocking first encounter, Remy asks Brooke to join him on his tour as part of his staff. Her Job? Make sure his body is healthy and working. Yeah, I want that job! I really like Brooke's character. She's strong, she knows what she wants and she tries to keep it proffesional. I could feel everything she was feeling through the book. From the bone deep desire to the confusion over Remy's attitude. And Remy... he's everything. He's possesive. Wild. And agressive. He's sweet. Caring. Broken. He's all that and more. He stands by what he believes and for those he loves. But he's silent. His ways of showing all that is through music and actions that no always are easier to see. Communications is not his strongest point bu he does have a lot of those! (please see all his yummy muscle if you need a more graphic description) "I'm every woman's adventure, damn you, and I don't' want to be yours. I want to be your ******* REAL. You get that?" *swoon* Real consumed me from page one. I wanted to know what happened next. I was also frustrated during most of it. I mean Why? Why is he like that? Why is he so hard? and by the time everything came together I was blown out of my mind. I think what I reallly really liked about the book is what sets it apart from the rest. There's an explanation to Remy's ways that goes beyond the troubled past. And Katy did such a good job portraying it. Real will make you feel everything, try to knock some sense into the characters, break your heart and put it back up together. I really can't get enough of Remy and I can't wait for the next book to be more
by xCynyx
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Gallery Books and Edelweiss.) 24-year-old Brooke isn't into boxing, but goes along when her best friend drags her to an underground fight. What Brooke wasn't expecting though was to immediately feel something for one of the fighters - Remington Tate. It seems that Brooke has caught Remington's eyes as well, and he offers her a job as his physio, which quickly turns into something more personal. What secret is Remy hiding though? Can they ever make a relationship work? And will either of them walk away from this relationship unharmed? This was an okay erotic romance novel, but there were things that let it down for me. Brooke initially seemed like a fairly level-headed person, but this soon changed. While she was attracted to Remy, she initially wasn't going to do anything, but the moment he showed an interest she was all for it. She then went from being someone who wasn't really all that interested in sex, to someone who was constantly hot and trying to get in Remy's pants. Considering that she was supposedly employed by him, she didn't maintain her professionalism for very long at all. I disliked Brooke most towards the end of the book though, I'm sorry, but when someone tells you that if you leave them they will probably commit suicide, you really shouldn't then wait 'til they're at their lowest point and then leave them. Especially not with such a flimsy reason as Brooke had. In my opinion her reasons for leaving were flimsy, selfish, and downright ridiculous. If she really loved Remy the way she claimed to, she wouldn't have run off at the first sign of a problem. I know they weren't married, but she really wasn't in it for better AND worse. The storyline in this book was also something that I had issues with. While the erotic scenes were decent enough, there were also parts that were unrealistic, and possibly physically impossible. I also thought that closing an entire gym to have sex in it was pretty unprofessional. Leaving that to one side though, there was also a medical condition discussed in this book that I'm pretty sure the details for where incorrect. People may not notice this unless they know someone that has the condition, but it annoyed me that the details weren't correct. People will read this and think they know something about the condition, when all they've been given is false information! I'm not happy about this. I also had an issue with a certain thing that Brooke did, that she was obviously going to get caught doing, seeing as Remy was such a celebrity that people were constantly following them and snapping pictures. This again seemed selfish and short-sighted of Brooke, and a very silly move on her part. The ending of this one was both okay and predictable, but was a happy ending at least. Overall; an okay erotic romance, but some plot points annoyed me. 6.5 out of more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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