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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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    BluBumbleB 12-30-13
    BluBumbleB 12-30-13 Member Since 2017

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "INTENSE, RAW, ABSOLUTLELY FANTASTIC!!"

    I loved everything about this book--narration, storyline, characters (lead & supporting), EVERYTHING. It's intense, sexually charged, emotional, heartbreaking, and worth every penny and second you spend listening to it. I love an alpha male/strong heroine type of story, but this one paints the alpha and love interest as challenged and scarred by life circumstances that have broken them down inside; but they find themselves and literally save each other through love and acceptance. In terms of intensity, there was a lot of 'build up' to when they finally get together. When it finally happens--YOWZA!!--it's EXPLOSIVE, but so delicious! I've already purchased the other two books and can't wait to see what happens next with these colorful characters. Definitely credit worthy, but it is reasonably priced so you could purchase it out right. Happy listening, you won't be disappointed.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy ♡♡♡♡ 09-05-13 Member Since 2016

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "5 SERIOUSLY SMOKING HOT INTENSE STARS!!! "

    One thing I do have to say is that this book is intense!  I was so absorbed in this book, that when it came to the end I wanted to start back at the beginning! When listening to this book, be prepared. Cold showers, panty changes, or other forms of...stress relievers may be needed. We're talking sexual frustration here. Don't get me wrong, these two were sizzling! It just seemed something or someone just kept getting in the way. Hell, Remington himself got in the way but he had his own reasons for that. Reasons that made perfect sense once explained later. Not that it made the sexual tension any less torture! The book starts out with Brooke being dragged to an underground fight one night with her best friends Melanie. Brooke isn’t the type of girl that usually goes to these types of things. She is a recent college grad and focusing on career in sports medicine/therapy. Brooke spent most of her life training for the Olympics, until she hurt her knee. Now she is just interested in helping other athletes. While watching the last fight, she see’s someone that gets her attention. Remington. He notices her right away in the cheering crowd. He knows right away she's special and wants her. Brooke receives tickets for another fight to see Remington. She starts talking herself into having a one night stand with him, because let's face it, she wants him. But he actually has a different offer all together, and next thing Brooke knows she's on the road with him. Remington “Riptide” Tate is the king of the underground boxing circuit. He’s beautiful, strong and easily the best piece of eye candy any woman will find. Brooke & Remy are inseparable. The longer together, the more the sexual tension between them builds... and builds... and builds... It makes you ready to combust, along with Brooke! The sexual tension in this book was un-freaking-believable! Eventually we got some major SMEXY scenes... Seriously! On the gym mats, shower, bed, anywhere and everywhere. Remy cannot get enough. The reason I love the character of Remington "Riptide" Tate was because of his animal magnetism, his possesiveness, loyalty, agression, vulnerability, and most important he was "Real!" The intensity of this man is off the charts!!  Katy Evans has created a very well written, seductive and passionate love story. Nothing in the story was roses and perfection. The road to HEA was a complete struggle with heartache and pain. The only thing I didn’t like was that it had to end. I’m very anxious for more and can hardly wait for audible to release the next book!

    49 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 03-17-14
    Christina 03-17-14
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    "Captivating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author and narrators did a great job at making me want to climb inside the story!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 09-13-13
    Angela 09-13-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow. WOW!"

    Hoooollllyyy..... One of THE BEST books I've read (and there have been over 100) so far, this year. Prepare to *sweat* through this one. 9-)

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Mom in FL Largo, FL, United States 11-26-15
    Mom in FL Largo, FL, United States 11-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Ugh narrator"

    Since I listened, there's no way for me to know (without actually reading it) whether this is one of those poorly written books with lots of errors (like subject/verb agreement), or if the narrator just changed a few words here and there to make it wrong, but it was bugging me. Besides that, much of the time, her voice was just so monotone. The story itself was pretty predictable, and I don't plan to continue the series after this one. It was on my TBR for a really long time, so I guess I'm glad I know now, but I didn't get out of this what many others apparently have. No biggie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Hanson Eau Claire, WI 10-23-15
    Lori Hanson Eau Claire, WI 10-23-15 Member Since 2012

    Civil War Nut LH

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    "It was good, but . . ."
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    First, yes, this book was interesting and had it's steamy scenes. But it dragged in spots and the narrator was a little monotone as other reviewers have stated. There was good chemistry between the hero and heroine, but I expected more interaction between the two. It seemed like they spent a lot of time apart. Also, like another reviewer, I was really annoyed with the heroine for yelling at Remington when he was in the hospital and had just woken from a coma. Were I in her shoes, I would have stuck around to hear what he had to say for himself. As for the rest of the books in the series, I'm torn. The writing was good enough that I'd read more by this author, but I sort of want to leave well enough alone. The book had my HEA and I'm not sure I can take more angst between these two!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Josephs 10-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "good book"

    I wish Remington's voice was a little more deep or hard. Since he is a fighter and a very complicated person.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Junebug Chicago, IL 09-17-15
    Junebug Chicago, IL 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narrator sounded like a late-night chat call girl."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Real to be better than the print version?

    The story was great, but the narrator ruined a lot of it for me. She sounded like one of those late-night call-girl ads...for the entire book! Sure, the slow, sultry, seductive voice works for the sexy parts, but she couldn't work up a normal-sounding and pacing voice for the rest of the story. I enjoyed other Katy Evans books, but this one was a lot less enjoyable due to the poor voice acting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    She could've used a normal, professional tone, and a less sticky pace for the non-sexual parts of the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 09-20-13
    Sandra 09-20-13

    Medical professional who loves the escape of Romantic Adventure/suspense fiction and a country life.

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    "Starts interesting - becomes tedious days of want"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    people who have never been in a real relationship and are happy with the fantasy.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Katy Evans again?

    no


    What does Charlotte Penfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    she reads well, however she is all one note, calm, and a bit lethargic.


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

    Many scenes describing how beautiful he and his big erection are.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed. Initially very happy that finally the girl has it happening. A career starting, her own history and accomplishments. And then.....another book where she is living for him, and the world begins and ends with whether or not he wants her.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lucina Round Corner, Australia 09-12-13
    Lucina Round Corner, Australia 09-12-13 Member Since 2013

    I do not just want to read books; i wish i could climb in and live there.

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    "I loved this book!"
    Where does Real rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10 <3


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Real?

    I don't want to be your adventure I want to be your REAL!


    Which character – as performed by Charlotte Penfield – was your favorite?

    Remy!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Real made my heart hurt want to burst and then feel so good!


    Any additional comments?

    REAL is now in my top 10 reads and I have already re - read and listened its just such a beautiful read. Remy is so lovable !!!!!! Thankyou to Katy can't wait for MINE...

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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  • Yara
    Germany
    3/19/14
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    "Romance it not dead..."
    What made the experience of listening to Real the most enjoyable?

    The narration as well as the story are nice and hence it is a great book for relaxing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peter - the brother like figure that is realistic and funny


    Which character – as performed by Charlotte Penfield – was your favourite?

    I think she was able to get every character a great own voice and personality


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zacharoula
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    11/17/13
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    "One of the REALest books ever. FULL of emotions"

    I cannot begin to describe how intense this book really is. It got me going from the very first chapter. You know when a book is REAL when it gets you all emotional, gets you fidgeting in your seat, talking to the characters, crying and laughing.

    The narrator is one of the best I have heard. Such a clear voice getting you in the storyline with just the right fluctuation of her voice. I will be looking to listen to more books with this narrator. Really loved her.

    The books itself is a jewel. Very sentimental, it describes so well the feeling of the main character and gets you to feel for her and all the drama that is going with her. I will for sure buy ALL the books from the series because now I am seriously hooked.

    Thank you Katy Evans for wrenching your soul out in this book.
    Thank you Charlotte Penfield for bringing it to life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • B.N
    7/3/17
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    "Great boom."

    I love this book. Unfortunately, the audio version is staticy and gets annoying. The narrator is okay, but could be better, more lively.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • haley
    2/12/16
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    "battery operatedr"

    love.the.story but.sorry to.say narrator. is.moreï like a robot no emotion at.all and.no effert to make.remmys voice different
    over all boring.no emotion such a shame as.the.story is.very good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Kelly May
    8/3/15
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    "Just wow"

    Love, love, love this I was gripped from the beginning! Beautiful and sexy with romance can't wait for the next x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mogster
    London
    7/6/15
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    "Smouldering"
    Would you listen to Real again? Why?

    I already have! This is a great book. From the outset I was invested in the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My heart beat throughout because Katy Evans managed to capture the longing and anticipation between the two main characters .


    What about Charlotte Penfield’s performance did you like?

    I loved the excitement that she managed to create around the ring. Her voices were good throughout.<br/>


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    He is the bomb.


    Any additional comments?

    Based on the cover I would not have touched the book but it is very good and I would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    5/10/15
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    "Great ... Love and lust"

    So great!
    I loved the fact that they just knew their feelings... Yes there where complications but not the mistaken assumptions that som writers fall on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vicki
    5/8/15
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    "REMY"
    If you could sum up Real in three words, what would they be?

    hot,intense,sexy


    What did you like best about this story?

    Remy just wants to impress


    What about Charlotte Penfield’s performance did you like?

    shes not the best she seemed a little slow on the reading


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    mma fighter does good


    Any additional comments?

    loved the book glad i read it before listening to it though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lorretta Husbands
    4/17/15
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    "5* ALL THE WAY!!! AMAZING DOES NOT COVER IT"
    What did you like most about Real?

    OMG it brought this book and finish it all in the same day, it was so gripping, I was hooked from the first chapter. I have never felt more emotionally involved with character before!!! RIPTIDE!!!!!!!


    What other book might you compare Real to, and why?

    No other book i can think of compares to the emotional rollcoaster will take while listening to Real!!!


    What about Charlotte Penfield’s performance did you like?

    Excellent performance from Charlotte. The depth of emotion that she reads with you can't help but feel for the characters. She id fast become more new favorite narrator.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    An extreme emotional reaction yes!!! I could not help but cry and the turmoil that that characters go through. AT time you just want to yell out loud at them.


    Any additional comments?

    Katy Evans is an amazing outher and i will be downloading every novel in the series without a doubt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    4/19/14
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    "Enjoyable listen"
    Would you listen to Real again? Why?

    Yes already on 2nd airing


    Any additional comments?

    Sound quality at first was very hissy but it did improve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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