Real (Real, #1) 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?
Kelly - 4 Crowns
"I don't know if I'm bad for him, or him for me. All I know is that this is as inevitable as an incoming tsunami, and I'm just bracing for the swim of my life." - Brooke Dumas
Why oh why did I wait so long to read this?
Remy 'Riptide' Tate has knocked me flat on my arse... figuratively speaking!
I'm positively giddy.
Now this is one very fine specimen of the alpha male, ladies - one that really can fight for the woman he loves - is there anything more sexier? Okay, so the excessive clenching and scenting thing was a little overkill but so what, all is forgiven because Brooke and Remy set my book loving soul on fire! Exhilarating from start to finish, Remy will leave you squirming well after the final bell has sounded. I didn't want it to end!
Remy and Brooke: Both professional athletes who understand what it means to lose everything you have worked so hard for. Brooke lost her dream of becoming an Olympic sprinting champion the day her knee dislocated and the end of her life as she knew it got broadcasted for the world to see on youtube - she thought she would never recover. Going into sports therapy seemed like the perfect choice as it helped fulfil her dream to help those just like her.
Remy ‘Riptide’ Tate is notorious in the world of underground boxing. Originally a pro, his dream of becoming a world champion was quashed the moment he threw punches outside of the ring. His adversary, Billy ‘the scorpion’ remains a thorn in his side as the new season kicks off and with it, a chance encounter that’s about to turn his world upside down.
Brooke has never been into watching grown men pummel each-other to a bloody pulp, that is until she sees him for the first time. Remy is enthralled with the woman in the crowd who seems so completely out of her depth. His need for an introduction has him jumping the ring when he follows her after she hightails it to the bathroom... his first introduction to dialogue is a growl, followed with a bark of “Your name?” as he spins her around firmly but gently, eyeing her like a wild animal looking for his next meal. Intense much? Hell yeah! Intense, sexy and totally bad-ass, immediately I knew I was in for one hell of a ride!
With a job offer she cannot refuse, Brooke is hired to be Remy’s sports physical therapist. Stretching, massaging, and overlooking his fitness regime, Brooke is made! She’s traveling around America, staying in presidential suites in 5* hotels, the money is great and the team become like a second family. There is just one teeny tiny problem... she has it bad for her boss and its affecting her in a major way!
Yes, this book was pure sexual torture! Brooke, throughout most of it is a wanton pile of messy goo, creating enough sexual tension between them both to choke a horse, but I loved that about it. It gave this story depth.
All enticing, exhilarating and just a damn good unconventional love story between a woman making the best of what she has, and a broken man who struggles daily with who he is.
One moment Remy is on top of the world, the next he is crashing, rendering him unpredictable and highly dangerous. He is the ultimate tortured bad-boy alpha with caveman tendencies and a back story that clutches at your heart with an iron fist. But inside, he is scared of ruining the connection he has with this incredible woman... a warrior with a good heart and a healthy love for music.
I love a bad-boy, and regardless of the repetitive clenching, scenting and wet panty scenes, this book hit a nerve or two in the best possible way. Yes... I think it’s safe to say that I LOVE REMY and now I have to jump onto MINE because I need another round or two in the ring, with what I believe is my new favourite fighter.
LET THE FIGHT COMMENCE. <3
Elizabeth - 3 crowns
This book was just beyond primal... Raw.... Real!