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.
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
Did not read the print version, however, I am always up for the audio version of a book with an incredible narrator vs. the narrator in my head when I am reading. This book was so very different from other sensual, sexual & dramatic romances I've had the privilege to listen to over the years. This one was truly "REAL". Katy Evans wrote such that I could feel Remington's anguish, torment especially during his manic phases and Brooke's naiveté regarding bi-polarism and her desperation to protect and "do something" for this man.
There's nothing I have read that compares to this book. My emotions were all over the map when listening to REAL but most especially during the tumultuous times of sorrow, anguish, heartbreak, heroism and regret.
There were virtually no scenes in this book that made me giddy or happy, but a few that made me sigh with relief or gasp and hold my breath. I guess I would have to say that there were no favorite scenes as I equate favorite with pleasurable, but would have to say instead that the scene that was most memorable and gripping was (without any spoilers) Remi's last fight with Scorpion.
Yes, but very difficult.
There are two more books in this series, but due to the extreme emotions this one pulled from me I'll have to wait awhile and listen to something light in between.Thank you Ms. Evans for this book. I realize this was only a glimpse into what one experiences when bi-polar and not on meds, but your portrayal gives me a hint that you either did your research and/or you have a close relationship with or an intense interest in this disease.
IF YOU DONT READ THIS BOOK IT WOULD BE YOUR LOSS!! THIS AUTHOR KEEPS IT TO REAL LIFE. THE ALPHA MALE REMY MEETS THE STRONG INDEPENTANT WOMAN BROOKE.
THERE ARE MANY MEMORABLE MOMENTS THROUGH OUT THIS BOOK. BROOKE AND HER FRIEND ARE WATCHING AN UNDERGROUND FIGHT. REMY "RIPETIDE" TATE STEP INTO THE RING EVERY WOMEN IN THE PLACE IS SCREAMING FOR HIM. HE CIRCLE AROUND SMILING AT HIS FANS, UNTIL HE NOTICES HER, HE IS STARING AT HER. THEN HE WINKS AT HER AND THE FIGHT STARTS....HIS IS FACE ANOTHER FIGHTER, HE LOOKS FOR HER, SHE IS LEAVING, BELL RING AND HE KNOCK THE GUY OUT, JUMPS OUT OF THE RING AND CHASES HER.....
I DID LISTEN TO IT IN ALL ONE SITTING AND EVEN STARTED "MINE" THAT SAME NIGHT, I DIDNT WANT TO PUT EITHER DOWN, BUT A GIRLS HAS TO SLEEP SOME BEFORE WORK..LOL..
THIS BOOK MADE ME LAUGH, CRY AND FALL IN LOVE WITH REMY AND BROOKE...THE NEXT BOOK "MINE" CONTINUE RIGHT WHERE THIS LEFT OFF...HOT HOT HOT!! DONT MISS OUT ON THESE BOOKS!!
I thought loved the Fifty series, and others in this genre. That means I am "over the moon", " enthralled, enchanted, you get my meaning? This story, and props to the performance, kept me up all night to finish it! I could literally feel what Remy and this Little Firecracker, were going thru. This review could go on and on, but you should stop readi f this and BUY THIS BOOK.
I ended up buying the ebook version after I had listened to the majority of the audible version. I like to listen to books on the train to work so my preference is based around my lifestyle rather than a preference between one version over the other. However I would not have bought the print version had I not liked the audio book as much as I did.
I enjoyed the characters. Spoiler alert.... I enjoyed the fact that he wasn't perfect.
The introduction of mental heath issues is new to me in these types of stories and it was a refreshing change from the norm 'dominant' personalities just because they are so hot / rich / intelligent... though there is still that aspect in the book as well...
'Real' has infinitly more shades than 50.
Heck yes! I have listened to it three times already.
I think that Real stands alone. I haven't read anything like it.
I absolutely love Remy. He is so sexy and strong and delicious. I would fight for him too!
Will do anything for books!
Okay, prepare to NOT SLEEP until this one is done. I LOVE this book!!! well written, lots of love, lots of drama, a little heartbreak and oh so much!!! I can't wait to listen to mine. The narration was great.
So wonderful, this will be a re-listen I'm quite sure! I am so pumped up right now I can't even tell you how much I love this one!
I don't even know what to say to describe how much I love this book. I listened to it in one day. It held my attention that much. Remy, YUM! The relationship between Remy and Brooke was so well written, I was captivated, entranced, enthralled. His love for her, WOW! There was a time I wanted to crawl into the book and slap the crap out of Brooke but in the end it made so much sense. The way this is written is just amazing. Honestly, I'm at a loss for words. You won't regret buying this. I'm on my third listen already. It is one of my all time favorites.
Real isn't just a love story, it's a "love story"! Wow and I do mean wow. Just get the book. , Expect some sleepless nights. I could not stop listening. Here comes more sleepless nights, I am about to start "Mine" and have "Remy" preordered. Brook and Remy forever.
I loved this book, loved the writing, characters and everything about it!!! Can wait for the res of the series to come out!! Be sure to look for MINE, REMY, RIPPED and RAW!! coming soon to kindle and hopefully soon to audible! I have made my request.
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