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Real | [Katy Evans]

Real

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.
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Publisher's Summary

An indie phenomenon and a New York Times and USA Today best seller, 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?

©2013 Katy Evans (P)2013 Simon and Schuster Audio

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    Krklatham florence, ms, United States 09-23-13
    Krklatham florence, ms, United States 09-23-13
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    "Real!!!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This was a AWESOME book.... I had read the book and liked it SOOOO much I bought the audio!!!! 6 stars


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly COLUMBUS, OH, United States 11-20-13
    Kelly COLUMBUS, OH, United States 11-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Is this for Real???"
    What disappointed you about Real?

    The author sexualized and romanticized a psychological disorder... I just couldn't get into that. I mean, he had to be tranquilized on the regular. Seriously?! That's not hot. And the possessive ownership thing. I kept expecting him to grunt and pee on her.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Katy Evans again?

    Absolutely! Great potential just strange character development.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story moved quickly and didn't lag... great steamy scenes but the leading man just killed it for me.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-09-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 10-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I just couldn't connect"

    Take this review with a grain of salt...I think I am burnt out on damaged men books. I listened to about 85% of this book and just stopped because, well because it was getting ridiculous. Then I found out this is book 1 of THREE about the same people, so yes, this is a trilogy and I just can't invest any more time in this book that I don't want to finish anyway.

    The lead character of Remy was a spoiled brat, that was the best way to phrase it in my opinion. Has he been through some stuff to get that way, yes, do I care....not so much!

    Brooke is the lead female character...she wants to save him, to fix him, to help him....blah blah...and of course he gets to treat her bad in the process and all is forgiven because at least he is trying this time...so that counts for everything right?

    UGH, so over this story line. But hey if you like The Mighty Storm then give this one a try, I had the same problems with that book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 09-27-13
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Narrator kept me this book"

    The beginning of this story was really good. I enjoyed all the characters, the timing was for me a little off. It became bogged down. I think things would have happened a little quicker than written. The writer does a good job of engaging your curiosity about what exactly is going on with RIP. After we find out I didn't care for the way it went. It is exciting and in some ways tragic with many of todays issues. I appreciated the modern quality. It required a stretch of the imagination too far, seemed like it became a YA book. Their romance is not something I could find believable but I guess there is someone for everyone in writing. The narrator was superb I think I would stop before it was over if it hadn't been for her.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SQLStitcher Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States 09-15-13
    SQLStitcher Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2010

    When it comes to books, I don't think fiction always as to be fiction, especially in the grip of a gifted writer.

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    "Entertaining, but unREAListic!"

    I dug the story line, and based on the reviews was excited to begin. While I wasn't exactly looking for a deep-dive into the bi-polar condition, I anticipated the author would display a bit more subject matter knowledge. I found I wasn't able to engage to the extent I needed to be able to in order fully enjoy the story. While hot and packed with drama, I wanted more in respect to character relationship development. I never completely understood many of the characters actions, or the feelings that drove them to react to situations in the way that they did. While this story was ok, it just didn't quite do it for me. If I'm being honest, I almost didn't care enough to complete the last couple of chapters. That said, Charlotte Penfield knows her craft, and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another narration from her.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lynda Northridge, CA, United States 09-07-13
    Lynda Northridge, CA, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Romanticizing mental illness?"

    This story is well written but the mental illness addressed in this story, is whitewashed way too much and as someone who has dealt with this type of illness, it's no small thing when the one suffering rejects taking medication and I found it hard to get past that! But if you don't have my baggage, you'll probably enjoy this story and I will look for more from this author.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-18-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 11-18-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "I Wanted To Love This Book"

    Maybe I just expected too much because of the reviews. To sum up how I feel right now I will say this........
    STOP with the FEELINGS already! So I read only one bad review about this book and in summary it basically said they wanted more substance to the relationship and it was all really about sex.......so my first thought was "sign me up" Reviews like that are EXACTLY why I buy books (so sluty of me I know) However, what that reader really meant to say was less feelings and MORE talking! I don't understand why authors write a book from 1st person POV yet the main character pretty much narrates the entire book and lets us know a MILLION times every time she takes a deep breath, has a shiver, goose bumps, she is wet ect.
    Nobody in this books talks. Any time any character in this book asked a question the author wrote 5-6 paragraphs about the main character's feelings towards him and what her answer will be.
    Why I still gave this book 3 stars because the main character did have a good sense of humor and when the book got steamy (finally at 55%) it really got steamy! It was also a well written book for people who like Narrative books and LOTS and LOTS of feeling. The plot was also really good!
    I still think it's worth reading if you can get past the things I have listed. I never want to steer anyone away from buying a book, its just one person's opinion. I will listen the next book in the series. The Narrator did a good job with the delivery of the story.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Katy, TX, United States 08-07-14
    Jessica Katy, TX, United States 08-07-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not that Great"

    Purchased this read due to its great reviews, and much hype, but Real just didn't do it for me. The narration didn't match up to the storyline either. This book to me just didn't have anything to pull me into it, it is to similar the same fighter romance books out there but the story seems to be missing something. Just didn't meet my expectations.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    This Girl 1837 04-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    What disappointed you about Real?

    I love the story. I actually read it first when it first came out. I decided to buy the audio because I wanted to listen to it at work instead. Now I'm only about 15% in and I'm disappointed on the narrator. She is so monotone. Which sucks because I bought mine to listen to next and I don't think I'll enjoy it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm glad I read the book first because if I had to only rate this based on the audio. I would be really disappointed.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charlotte Penfield?

    I don't really know many narrators but I would say maybe the narrator from thoughtless or even the one from between the lines. They did better with different characters and emotions.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Real?

    None


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-29-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Foreplay on tape...."

    This listen was a little immature for my taste. Part one was all about the foreplay and part two the sex. I did not enjoy the narrator, she added to the immaturity of the story. Now Book 2, I see, is from Remy's point of view and narrated by Sebastion York, this may be more my style so I just may give it a chance.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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