The New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a scorching series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can't fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter.
Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy. But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and REAL.
Hired to keep his perfect body working like a machine, Brooke finally has the lucrative sports therapy job she’s been dreaming of. But as she tours the dangerous underground fighting circuit with Remy and his team, Brooke’s own body becomes alive with the most primal of hungers. If what happens between Brooke and Remy is ever as light as a flirtation, it quickly becomes an erotic obsession for them both, and promises so much more.
But their white-hot lust has a dark side—and when Remy’s deepest secret comes to light and Brooke’s familial duties demand action, will the pair be able to hang on, or will everything that once seemed so real suddenly fade away li...
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Real is the first book of Katy Evan’s MMA fighters series. Real is based on this infamous couple Remington “Remy” and Brooke. It starts off with Brooke coming to a MMA fight, that her friend dragged her to. Remy is the top prize fighter, and normally she barely looks at men. She doesn’t like flings and doesn’t do relationships much. But she is fascinated by Remy, and he looks straight at her in a way she has never felt before. But she knows he is bad news, until he comes after her. Their exchange is pretty intense and she wonders if she will ever see him again. Then she is taken to his hotel room with a job offer, to be his phsyical trainer to prevent future and occurring injuries. She has recently graduated but hasn’t received any offers and so she says yes. And thus begins their powerful story.From a man who fights like crazy, arouses me like no other, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. From the man who plays me sexy music, gives me his t-shirt to sleep in, protects me as fiercely as a lion, and yet won’t take me when I’m naked and trembling in his arms…Remy and Brooke are pure chemistry together, Katy Evans knows how to write chemistry. Because its not about sex…its so much deeper than that. And seriously I felt my heart literally skip beats while reading their story and I couldn’t get enough. Remy is a complex character for sure. His parents had him committed when he was just a teenager and he suffers from a intense form of bi polar. You see how drawn he is to Brooke as is Brooke to Remy. They have their ups and down in this book, but it was such a powerfully written book. I love that their relationship builds and focuses on the real aspects. I found their romance to be intense and explosive and heart wrenching!!! They have become one of my top couples to read
I've never had such a hard time finishing a book before. Just a few pages in and I was turned off. The whole thing was ridiculous. The dialogue, which was mostly non-existent was godawful. I am most certainly positive that Remington Tate is a caveman and not in the "He's a guys, guy sense". But in the non-verbal grunting and jumping around shaking his hands in the air kind of caveman. Does he know more than six words? And don't get me started on Brooke. She was not believable as a character. She needs a constant cold shower or some medical help for her "Clenching" problem. I hate to be a hater, but I always try to be positive about the books I read in some way but the descriptions, characterizations, whatever, etc. used in this book for me, was just overdone or tying too hard to be smexy. I was just not drawn in but very turned off by it. There was just so much internal monologue with Brooke and not enough sensible dialogue. And she just came off as some horny desperate nympho, instead of a strong protagonist who persevered through some particular life struggle. I understand crushes, obsessions, and insecurities in a character but I still want them to be strong and memorable in a positive and redeemable way and just happen to find true love in the end, sadly, Brooke was just not that in my opinion.
I really wanted to love it, but I just couldn't do it. I thought it started out okay at least enough to keep me reading. But one thing is I got really tired of reading about her clenching, throbbing, tightening, spasming vagina. And her pantie washing bill must be astronomical as many times as she was wet. I get it...he's hot, like really hot, but I'm amazed she could do anything as much as her nether regions were working. The licking like a lion thing....just weird. I guess I did enjoy it enough to finish, but I doubt I'll be reading the others in the series. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.