Thursday, August 22, 2013

REAL by Katy Evans

REAL  by Katy Evans
Advanced Reading Copy
To Be Published: September 3rd, 2013, Gallery Books 

My rating: 4.5 of 5


This really isn't Brooke's thing, sitting ringside at an underground fight, and when the man the crowd had been cheering for enters the ring and locks eyes with her, she is suddenly overwhelmed. His presence in the ring is electric, but when she finds him standing behind her in the hallway later, every cell in her body senses him.

"Your name," he growls, panting, his eyes wild on mine.

"Uh, Brooke."

His lips curl and he meets my gaze.  "Brooke Dumas."  
He just fucked my name right in front of me. And right in front of Mel.

"Brooke," he growls softly, meaningfully, against my lips, as he draws back with a smile. 
"I'm Remington."

After an injury ended her own athletic career, Brooke was hoping to make a new start in sports rehabilitation and when Remington 'Riptide' Tate offers her an opportunity, she can't turn it down.
Travelling with the man for the next two months and being in close proximity to him is going to be a challenge, but feels almost as necessary as breathing.

Remy needed her from the moment he saw her, there was something........... He found a way to keep her close and now he has to find a way to keep her. There is so much she needs to know, but he doesn't want to scare her off. He isn't good with words anyway, he tries to tell her with music and hopes that she listens to what he is trying to say.


Phew!! That was a hell of a story!! My second time reading it and it was better this time around!!

Katy Evans has a quality of writing that leaves you breathless, both in the way she is able to translate raw emotion into words, as well as create a sexual and sensual tension in the story that initiates a physical response in the reader. In other words, heart palpitations, hot flashes, tears rolling, skin name it, I 'suffered' it!

Aside from that, she brings forward a condition that is often misunderstood and sheds a little light, it is an issue close to my heart.

The story is of an almost obsessive, all-encompassing need between the two main characters. It goes beyond what we would consider a 'normal' relationship. These two need to be under each other's skin and in each other's mind at all times........touching, breathing, seeing, feeling, licking. Very primal and animalistic, but at the same time so pure and honest. Nothing exists but emotion, in its most basic form and in all its carnality, it is quite beautiful. Every protective instinct seems awakened for both, and they are fierce in their need to care for the other, almost as if social rules, guidelines and expectations have no room inside their connection. It is that overwhelming.

An emotionally highly charged, raw, seductive and super sensual story.

**ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Gallery Books in return for an honest review"

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