Racer by Katy Evans – Review!

Racer by Katy Evans  released on Thursday – have you read it yet?! Well if you haven’t, and you need some more convincing (because guys you’re missing out), here’s my review!

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Racer by Katy Evans

Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!

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SYNOPSIS

A bad boy with something to prove.

A woman with a mission.

The race of their lives.

The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…

but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

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Excerpt

I’m still reeling. While people approach him, he cuts a path straight to me, his gaze penetrating and target-like; making me want to bolt.

His lips do that little upward tilt they do that seems so sexy, and for a second, I feel like I’m lightheaded.

I gulp, and then feel mad at myself for acting like some idiot as fucking devil-Racer Tate reaches me, throws himself into a seat next to me, and turns to look at me expectantly with the most gorgeous grin on his face.

I don’t know what to say.

This guy has left me sort of speechless.

“So … ” I say, staring in the distance at his beat-up mustang, then at him.

“So … ” he says too, in his deep voice, his smile a little more wicked than it was two seconds ago. He glances at my mouth.

Oh god.

Why am I licking my lips?

It only made his eyes narrow and darken.

        I open my mouth to speak, failing to find words. He smells like sweat and soap and shampoo, and I feel my traitorous nipples push up to my top again. Why do they do that when he’s around?

“This is illegal,” I state.

His voice is husky from exertion, and his eyes glint with laughter. “That’s why it’s fun.”

I look away from his eyes, trying to focus and clear my head. He leans over and peers into my face, his face shadowed by the moonlight and his jaw now carrying a little scruff. “Are we in agreement?” he presses.

“No.” I glare and shake my head, meeting his cocky gaze. “You’re reckless, Racer.”

“So are you, Alana.”

“It’s just … Lana.”

His brows fly up in surprise. “And a bit of a liar too.”

I purse my lips, still glaring as my gaze goes back to his car. Girls are rubbing against it as if it were him, and I find it disgusting. Why are women always acting so slutty around race car drivers and bad boys?

“You crashed your car,” I say flippantly.

“You crashed my car,” he contradicts, amused.

I laugh, then scowl in his direction. “You crashed it more. I can’t believe you were making such a fuss about me crashing into you when it was just a little kiss—”

He leans in to peck my lips—fast but firmly. “That’s a kiss.”

I lose my breath.

My eyes wide.

He eases back, lips smiling as he comes to his feet and stretches his hand out to take me by the elbow and help me to my feet.

“Let’s get out of here.” He starts walking, leading the way.

“And go where?”

“Anywhere I can get my hands on you.”

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REVIEW

Remington Tate has to be one of my favourite book boyfriends of all time, so when I heard that Katy was releasing a book about his son…let’s just say that I freaked out. A lot. Racer is all grown up but he still has that one dimple, don’t worry (what is it about dimples?) He’s just like his Dad and has battled with his BP for the last few years, but unlike Remy, cars are his passion. The speed, the adrenaline. It’s all he lives for, even if he has to race illegally. That is until he bumps into the girl who will change everything….or rather, she bumped into him. Literally.

Lana and her family are desperate. Their formula 1 team is failing, without a decent driver they have nothing. Determined to bring some hope back to her family, Lana flies home in search of the next big driver on the circuit. But after a gruelling flight and next no food on top of her growing worry the last thing she needed was to crash into someone else’s car. Or for said someone to not leave her alone, even if he is the most attractive man she’s ever seen.

He thinks he’s the best driver in the world and she has a car ready and waiting. Can they revive her team and manage to keep their hands off each other?

I absolutely adored this book, just as I knew I would! I loved the characters, especially Racer. Remy has always had a special place in my book loving heart and now Racer is definitely joining him! My favourite read in a while for sure – I highly recommend!!

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About the KATY

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

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Twitter @authorkatyevans

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Racer by Katy Evans

It’s finally here!!! It’s Racer by Katy Evan’s release day!! I am a die-hard fan of the REAL series so this is something pretty blooming special people let me tell you! And its out today, so what are you waiting for?! GET YOUR COPY NOW!

Stay tuned for my review, coming soon….

Racer by Katy Evans
 September 28th, 2017
Contemporary Romance

Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!

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SYNOPSIS

A bad boy with something to prove.

A woman with a mission.

The race of their lives.

The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…

but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

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About the Author

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy

Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

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Commander In Chief by Katy Evans – Review!

It’s live! Book 2 in the White House series is here be sure to get your copy now!

 

 

Synopsis:
The sizzling second installment of the White House series,
by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States
of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in
history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost
my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

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Review

After reading and loving book 1 in this series I couldn’t wait until CIC! So Matt is the new president of the United States and Charlotte could not be more miserable. They worked so hard to put Matt in the White House but now he’s there their affair has had to come to an end. Running off to Europe to escape, Charlotte thought she may be able to forget and move on but if anything she longs for Matt more. Now back home she didn’t count on Matt waiting for her when she returned, let alone fighting for her to remain by his side. Matt is now one of the most powerful men in the world, a man that wants her to face it all with him – can Matt and Charlotte face the public and find some peace amidst the chaos?  I absolutely loved this book! I can’t get enough of Charlotte and Matt and I really enjoyed reading their story! Can’t wait for more from Katy Evans!
Buy Links:
Mr. President, Book 1

About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street
Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling
lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times
bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages
across the world.

Connect with the Author:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Twitter @authorkatyevans

Commander In Chief by Katy Evans

Its LIVE! Get your copy now! Review to come next week….

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Synopsis

The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

We fell in love during the campaign.

The stakes were high.

Reputations could have been ruined.

Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.

Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.

And its not my vote he is after.

He wants it all.

My heart. My body. My soul.

He wants me by his side.

In the White House.

Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.

I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

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Excerpt

He looks devilishly handsome.

His hair is combed back and oh, how I love every chiseled inch of his face. He’s the first to move, prying his hands from his pockets, eyes flaring, inhaling visibly—his inhale stretching the fabric of that black tux.

Disbelief and a punch of longing to have all of this man, his love and his name and his babies, hits me as he approaches. I’m gazing at him walk to me down the hall of the White House residence, both of us ready to attend a social dinner. My first public event with him.

I need a moment, or a thousand moments, to adjust to this new role.

Matt continues advancing—with every step his eyes drinking me in, his lips curling in a seductive, appreciative smile.

“You ready?” He stretches out his hand.

I nod and look at that hand—the hand I’ve held so many times, and that held me. I slide my fingers down the length of his, and he grips them and leads me down the staircase with him.

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About the Author

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans

Twitter @authorkatyevans

LEGEND (REAL #6) by Katy Evans – Cover!

Today we get our first look at the next book in the amazing REAL series – LEGEND! I for one absolutely love this series – I mean Remington Tate!  – so I can’t wait to read Mav & Reese’s Story! And just look at the cover! I think we’re in for a treat ladies…

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LEGEND 
(Real series #6)
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Can love really conquer all? – Book 6 in Katy Evan’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.

 
 

Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he’s known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He’s got a personal score to settle with the Underground’s one and only Remington “Riptide” Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town–and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she’s none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who’s supposed to root against him and a girl he’s supposed to stay away from.

But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.

Legend (REAL #6) Releases 2/9 – Pre-order Your Copy NOW!

Kindle  |  Amazon PB  |  iBooks  |  Barnes and Noble  |  BAM  |  IndieBound   |  Kobo  |  Google Play

 

See how it all began & meet Remington Tate Here….

REAL (Book #1)

MINE (BOOK #2)

REMY (BOOK #3)

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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. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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Remy (#3 The REAL Series) by Katy Evans

So I’m sad to say that this is the last book in the REAL series so far – at least its the end of Brooke and Remy’s story – and it’s their whole story, from REAL to MINE, all from Remy’s perspective…of course there are a couple of extra scenes and some new ones from 4 months after we left them at the end of MINE, but we get to hear the whole story again with a whole new perspective and come to understand the events that unfold more through another character’s eyes. Here’s the blurb…

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REMY by Katy Evans

New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans expands upon the intense love story begun in Real–this time from Remington “Riptide” Tate’s point of view in an engrossing novella length.

Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

 

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I’d firstly like to thank Katy Evans for writing Brooke and Remy’s story from Remy’s POV! Usually I’m quite wary about reading the same story from a different character’s perspective as it can sometimes be quite samey and not as exciting as you know what to expect. But as Remy is such a complex character, mainly due to his bipolar, and with the addition of new scenes we either knew occurred but only heard about or completely new ones we haven’t read about before, REMY was still a fast-paced and enthralling read much like its precursors, REAL and MINE.

The majority of the book focuses on the events from the first book, describing what Remy felt like when he first saw Brooke and what he was thinking as she slowly broke down all his walls and let her in. After every chapter or so, there’s a chapter set in the present, which is 4 months after Brooke and Remy had baby Racer and got married. It’s set on the day Remy gets to marry Brooke properly with the church, flowers and white dress – everything Brooke has ever wanted and what Remy wants her to have with him. In these chapters Remy is getting ready to go the church, reminiscing about how they met and how they got to this point- the chapters from the past are his flashbacks as he remembers where it all began. I really liked how the book was interspersed with these chapters from the present – I felt they kept the book moving and your interest still captured. Though I still would have probably enjoyed a book entirely set in the past all from Remy’s POV, with the addition of the new present day chapters it added something different to the story so as you read it again it came across as a fresh new read with parts you still didn’t know about and were desperate to hear. Personally I just wanted to read more about their baby boy, Racer – he’s so cute!! I love how he only has one dimple and not two like Remy, because as Brooke puts it, he’s only half Remy’s.

Clamping my jaw, I pat Racer’s head and he grins at me. He has one dimple, not two. Brooke says it’s because he’s only half mine. I contest he’s all mine, and so is she.

I found it great to hear the story told by Remy, both when he was black and blue. Not knowing all that much about Bipolar, I found hearing about how he felt, what he thought, when he was black a really interesting read. Hearing about how even though he knew Brooke needed him and he needed to get up and train or fight, but sometimes he was stuck in such a depressed state he couldn’t bring himself to move from the bed, to do anything, how there was no escape from his dark thoughts, made you connect more with Remy’s character – seeing his vulnerabilities and how his mind worked added a new level to each scene you read about. I read once that to write a good book you should “flaw your heroes” which I think Katy Evans has done very successfully – Remy is a strong fighter most of the time but he battles daily with his mind, his own dark thoughts. I know not everyone likes to read about a flawed hero/male lead and prefers the perfect all-American guy but, what I can say, I’m a sucker for the vulnerable but strong ones!

In the previous books you don’t fully grasp Remy’s insecurities and his reasoning when it came to taking things slowly with Brooke. In REMY, you can feel his pain, confusion, hurt – his emotions are palpable and your heart breaks along with him as you read his story. Even now, when I re-read the first two books I see them in a new light because of Remy’s POV in this book and you can’t help but fall in love with Remy even more…if that’s even possible!

If I’m honest I could probably write pages on how amazing these books are, especially REMY, but really the books speak for themselves. Katy Evans is such an amazing author, I can’t wait for the next book in the series ROGUE which is Mel’s story, something that’s hinted about in REMY as she turns up to the wedding with her new mystery man…But until then I shall just have to get my Remy-Fix by re-reading all three books over again!

If you’re looking for a new series for your Summer Reading list I completely and utterly recommend The REAL Series – it’s heart felt, enthralling, passionate and so much more than you average love story. And if you’ve read the first 2 books but not REMY yet, you must read it! Katy Evans described Remy’s bipolar so well in the previous books but its not until REMY that you really appreciate everything he goes through and I guarantee that afterwards, Remington Tate will be one of your favourite book boyfriends, he’s certainly mine.

To read REMY by Katy Evans for yourself head over to:

Amazon.co.uk (UK) or Amazon.com (USA)

And to read more reviews and about Katy Evans check out her Goodreads page

Katy’s new book ROGUE book #4 in The REAL Series hits the shelves July 29th – to read more about it check out Katy’s website.

There will be hundreds of days in my life that I won’t remember.

But this is one day that I will never forget.

Today I marry my wife. Brooke “Little Firecracker” Dumas.

I promised her a church wedding. And a church wedding is what she’ll get.

MINE (#2 The REAL Series) by Katy Evans

After reviewing the first amazing book in the REAL series I thought it only fair to review the second book too – plus it means I can gush some more about how awesome it is! I still get a book hangover from it even after re-reading it so many times!

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MINE by Katy Evans

I will do anything to make her MINE.” –Remington Tate

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

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In this the second book in the series we find Brooke once again travelling with Underground fighter Remington ‘Riptide’ Tate as he starts the next fighting season in a bid to take back the title.

At the end of the last book Brooke had run back home after Remy allowed Benny the Black Scorpion to beat him to a bloody pulp to win the title, which landed Remy in hospital. Brooke, not knowing the truth, left him because she thought he allowed Scorpion to hurt him on purpose, that he was suicidal because of her, so thinking he would be better off without her and not wanting to watch him kill himself, she left him a letter telling him she loved him but couldn’t watch him do this and left him in his hospital bed. A month later Remy came back to her with her sister Nora who had been in Scorpion’s clutches. As it turns out Remy had given up the championship title in order to free Nora and get her back to Brooke.  Remy gives Brooke 3 days to come back to him – to take her job back for the next season – which of course she does. And this is where we find ourselves at the beginning of book 2 – two months on from the day Brooke came back into Remy’s life.

Now we’re on book 2 of the series I can finally talk about Remy’s bipolar! In MINE Brooke finally understands Remy in terms of his moods and actions – him being black or blue. It really explores more aspects of his bipolar and how it affects their daily lives – how Brooke thinks and acts slightly differently to adapt to his ways. I really loved this storyline, it really adds another dimension to the series – it’s not just another alpha male love story. This book also explores Brooke’s feelings after she left Remy and Remy’s insecurities about her leaving him again, that he’s not good enough for her.

There’s not a lot about the second book I can talk about without revealing lots of spoilers but the story revolves around them and their life as a couple in the new season and the difficulties they face. With Scorpion watching their every move and trying to provoke Remy by threatening Brooke, their lives were already quite stressful. But then something happens with Brooke which means she has to return home once again for another 2 months before she can travel with Remy again. After promising herself and Remy that she would never leave him again, this forced separation hits them both hard.

It also revisits the storyline with Remy’s parents and we learn more about what his life was like with them and the devastating consequences they caused him back then as a child and now as an adult – his parents are just so horrible, still can’t get over how horrendous they were! There are a couple of really quite emotional and intense scenes which focus on how bad Remy’s bipolar can get and what Remy is willing to do for Brooke. This is another reason why I love the bipolar storyline – it creates these really touching and gripping scenes which pull you in and you can’t put down.

I want him more than any one of these screaming women wants him.

I want every fragmented part of him. I want his body. His mind. His heart. His beautiful soul.

He says he’s mine, but I know that there’s a part of Remington Tate nobody will ever have.

I am his, but he is untamable and unconquerable.

The only one who can defeat Remington Tate is himself.

Much like the previous book there are some rather steamy scenes – it’s passionate, intense, obsessive and gripping. So definitely a book for the adults! Katy Evans manages to maintain this level of emotion and intensity throughout the book, caused by their problems and Remy’s bipolar, yet she keeps it light-hearted with some truly hilarious moments. I loved the complexity of their story and the characters – the brotherly relationship between Pete, Riley and Remy, Mel’s (sort-of) relationship with Riley, how Brooke and Remy use music to express their feelings (some of those scenes just make you melt!) and also the reason why Brooke had to go home for 2 months, I really liked how this affected their relationship. I also can’t not gush about how adorable and amazing Remy is once again – he’s this amazingly strong fighter on the outside, fighting to protect those he loves but inside he’s constantly fighting himself, to stay blue, to stop doubting himself and Brooke’s love for him. It doesn’t hurt that he’s just so HOT either! Yum.

If you read the first book and loved it as much as I did, then you definitely need to read MINE – it’s soul-shaking, emotional, steamy and grips you until the very end. There are twists and turns, highs and lows – their love will be tested to the limit. You get to know Remy more as a character, understand him and his feelings. Brooke faces new challenges and you get to watch her come to terms with her new life with Remy and his condition. This book is absolutely brilliant, I loved every minute of it – I cried, laughed and got so involved with their story I had a major book hangover afterwards! Definitely one for your summer reading list!

To read MINE by Katy Evans yourself check out:

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Or take a look at some of the other reviews on Goodreads.

To find out more about Katy Evans’ and her books take a look at her website.

Real (The REAL Series) by Katy Evans

There aren’t many book series that I can safely say kept me hooked until the very end. Usually  the first is brilliant, the second is no where near as good and the third either pulls it back or is a complete flop. But, Katy Evans’ debut series REAL does no such thing – it’s intense, passionate, gripping and so damn HOT you practically combust!

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REAL by Katy Evans

An indie phenomenon and New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a heartwrenching New Adult series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can’t fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter.

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?

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I warn you now these books will have you fan-girling after the first page…why? Two. Words.

Remington. Tate.

Remington “Riptide” Tate

Remington F**king Riptide Tate

Remy. Riptide. RIP.

Oh. Holy. Yum. Your other book boyfriends will pale in comparison to this one man – trust me.

But you can’t have an incredible man without a pretty awesome girl for him to chase…

Brooke Dumas has just graduated from her masters degree  and is now searching for a job as a sport rehab specialist. She once had Olympic dreams as a sprinter but after a serious injury her dreams were shattered and she was laughed away from the track. Fast-forward to 2 weeks after graduation and Brooke finds herself sat in an Underground Fighting Arena with her best friend Mel. Melanie has been telling her how amazing these Underground fighters are and how they’re such “sexy beasts”. But there is one fighter in particular who takes “sexy beast” to a whole new level and it’s him Mel has dragged Brooke to see. As she looks around she sees women everyone in various stages of undress, wearing red with Riptide painted on their practically naked bodies.  Brooke has never felt so out of place in her sophisticated shirt and black pants, but then she forgets everything and realises what all the fuss is about…

She sees him. Remington ‘Riptide’ Tate, the Underground’s bad boy and favourite fighter. Dressed in a red robe he’s the hottest thing Brooke has ever seen…that’s until he takes the robe off. Piercing blue eyes, dimples, dark rumpled hair and ripped muscles are all Brooke can see as he surveys the fans all screaming at him in the crowd – including Mel.

“Remy! Remy!” Mel shouts hysterically at my side, hands cupped to her mouth. “You’re so fucking hot, Remy!”

Thoroughly amused Remy turns in their direction and spots Brooke, cocking an eyebrow at her, he winks and then turns to his opponent with a grin. The fight starts and Brooke watches as he pummels his opponent – her pulse goes haywire, her skin flushes and butterflies fill her stomach as she watches him, and when he turns to fix her with a hot stare after the fight, she’s completely lost. As he starts the next fight, she makes her way to the bathroom to calm down, when she hears an almighty crash and a commotion behind her. Someone grabs her arm and turns her around, her face level with a sweaty male chest – and the glowing blue eyes of Remington Tate. He asks for her name and when it’s clear she’s too shocked to answer, Mel (whose caught up with them by now) tells him her name and her number.

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.

“Brooke,” he growls softly, meaningfully, against my lips, as he draws back with a smile. “I’m Remington.”

After this intense meeting Brooke runs home, only to be sent tickets to his next show a few days later with her 3 closest friends. When the fight is finished they’re taken upstairs to Remy’s suite where Brooke thinks she’s about to agree to a one night stand, but instead Remy offers her a job as his rehab specialist for the next 3 months of the season. After some negotiating she agrees and the next day finds herself on a private jet with the rest of his team jetting off to his next fight. From here the story continues, their relationship growing as they move from city to city for Remy’s fights and his secrets and past are revealed.

Now if you’re thinking this is just another alpha male smutty story then you are SO wrong!! I can’t tell you why otherwise I’d be revealing a massive part of the storyline but Remy isn’t your typical alpha male, there are reasons for his actions and behaviour. And I have to say I absolutely love it! I love the complexity of Remy’s character, how he won’t sleep with Brooke until she knows him because he wants to be her REAL, not just “another fuck”. And I’m glad that Brooke stuck with him until he eventually admitted his baggage to her and finally made her understand why he’s the way he is. For Remy he’s so used to people only wanting him for his fame and money, not even his parents wanted him until he hit the big time, for him to finally find Brooke who only wants him for him, it’s understandable he’s obsessive with her.

Now I know I said the book wasn’t you’re typical smutty tale but it does have some rather naughty scenes and a whole lot of sexual tension so this is definitely a book for the adults! But if you want more from a book than just the smexy stuff then you still won’t be disappointed. Brooke is a strong female lead but is still completely relatable and down to earth and Remy may be obsessive and difficult sometimes but he can be gentle and protective, and some of the things he says to Brooke just make you melt! And the other characters in the book are brilliant too and really add to the story, especially Remy’s team who have been the only family Remy has ever known.

I can’t tell you how much I love this series enough, it’s an all-consuming story with two lovable but complex characters which takes you on an emotional journey that’s still able to make you laugh. I cried like a baby, laughed out loud and stayed up until the early hours to finish this book and have since read it over and over again. If you haven’t read the series, READ IT NOW! I can’t say too  much more without spoilers so you’ll have to read my review of book 2 for more. As for Katy Evans, after a series like this I can’t wait to read more from her, if you can write such an exciting and popular debut series such as this then just imagine what she’s capable of next…

To read Real by Katy Evans for yourself go to:

Amazon.co.uk (UK) or Amazon.com (USA)

And for more from Katy visit Goodreads or her Website