Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MINE by Katy Evans

MINE by Katy Evans
ARC Review
Published: November 5, 2013, Gallery Books

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️

After their two long months of separation, Brooke Dumas cannot contain her happiness sitting ringside as her man starts his new season in the Underground fighting circuit. She loves him, loves being the one his eyes seek out, the one to work his sore and stiff body until he can relax after a fight. But every now and then, when she hears his name come off the lips of the hordes of groupies shouting, she still feels that streak of uncertainty.

Remington "Remy" Tate, is overwhelming in his need of her. Both in the ring and out, he wants the assurance of her presence, whether by touch or by eye contact, he needs the connection with Brooke.
She is what keeps him grounded and he will do anything to keep her with him. But when circumstances force him to leave her behind for a few months, their new-found happiness is threatened by their separation and the enveloping darkness that threatens to consume Remy whenever Brooke is not around.

With threats from his old nemesis and the ultimate fight still ahead, Remy needs to keep his focus clear and Brooke wants to make sure this time nothing stands in his way. Trying her best to be strong for her man and fighting for his mental well-being and his ultimate victory, Brooke risks losing that which is the ultimate gift between two people....


Thank you, Katy!! For another dose of my scrumptious and animalistic Remy. I needed that 'fix'!!! 

God, I love every sniffing, scenting, tasting, licking inch of that damaged man!  So child-like in many, many ways and yet so masculine and protective, but really too vulnerable to be a complete Alpha. He looks it, he can sound it, and he can act like it, but when it comes down to it he is a damaged, uncertain and vulnerable soul in the body of a strong, all-male animal. In my books, or Katy's books......not a bad thing, not a bad thing at all!!

Brooke really lives and breathes Remy in this book, her entire identity is swallowed up by what she can be to him, for him. I love that she loves so deeply and completely, and I hope that with this new development in her life, she will find a broader focus than just Remy, but I miss the goal oriented and focused young woman from the beginning. Part of me feels she has been absorbed and I don't really know how to feel about that.......... Not that I would think a hair on her head would ever be harmed, but she needs her own identity beside this all-encompassing man.

What an amazing unique in her depictions of mental illness and its pitfalls, and yet so eerily acurate, some of it is very recognizable. I love you, Katy, for the simple daring fact of putting a man with a devastating mental illness forward as the hero of your stories and showing the dark AND the light sides, without skipping over the hard parts. REAL, as your books are.

There is no way to read MINE without having read REAL, you would miss out on so much context, so much character development, you'd be lost. Please take the time to read REAL first, I promise you it is worth it!! 

What is it about grunting apes of men, that makes some (or maybe all?) of us quiver a little inside?? What is so attractive about the animal........ Does it make us feel small? Protected? Treasured? Or do we feel like we've conquered something wild, something that the attraction? 
Not sure...... I just know it works for me!! All of it!!

✨Violently raw, intensely sexual and hauntingly tender.✨

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