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by Katy Evans

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HOT. SEXY. POWERFUL. PAINFUL. REAL. The scorching international bestseller that strips away everything you’ve ever believed about passion . . . .

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

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HOT. SEXY. POWERFUL. PAINFUL. REAL. The scorching international bestseller that strips away everything you’ve ever believed about passion . . . .

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 like an illusion?

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Christina Lauren
"A rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment, REAL is a visceral and addicting debut."
Library Journal
★ 09/01/2015
While at an underground boxing match, Brooke encounters Remington Tate. He is instantly smitten with her and hires her as a sports therapist to keep his perfectly sculpted body in working order. The sexual tension mounts and will soon be tested to the limits. Is it just lust, or is it real love? (LJ 8/13)

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Gallery Books
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REAL Series, #1
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5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Real 4.6 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 651 reviews.
purpinkrose More than 1 year ago
Ok when I usually review a book I always review straight after reading it so I remember everything and what I'm feeling straight after reading it so I can give the most honest review I can. With this book I have had to sleep on it, it rendered me speechless. Even now after 10 hours have passed I'm numb. The excerpt : 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. Had me hooked from that. So our story begins with Brooke and her friend Melanie going to watch an underground boxing match. When they are at the ringside and they announce Remington Riptide Tate. "A shiver runs along my spine as the crowd goes crazy over the name alone" This is even before Brooke has seen Remington. When Melanie dares Brooke to "look at him and tell me you wouldn't do anything for that man" When Brooke first sees Remington's face "his face is suddenly before me, illuminated by the lights, and I just stare like an idiot from my place. My God" There are so many quotes I could use. when Melanie shouts how hot Remy is he turns and winks at Brooke. When Remy takes on Hammer in his first round he has Brooke melting in his seat. Then when he wins that round and turns and stares straight at Brooke she feels taken right there. As Remy takes on his second fighter Brooke stands to go to the toilet Remy k'os the man quickly and jumps out the ring and runs after Brooke. This is the start to their relationship, and omg is all I can say. I loved this whole book, everything about it, the story, the character's, the pace, the setting. It drew me in like an addict and had me hook, line and sinker. There is so much I can say about the story to give you an insight but I wont because you need to read it with a fresh mind with no spoilers. This is an amazing read, its made me numb and fried from reading it. My favourite quote from the book that can explain how I felt when I had read it is: " Something rushes through me as if this is the first sip of water I've had in weeks, and every pore in me is dehydrated" This book has plenty of move moments in it and I would give it 5/5 for movie moments( which is for me when your watching a film and it gets to the exciting part that grips you and you either have to go for a walk around the block or leave the room then come back, when I read a really good book and I get like this, for me the author has hit everything right about the story) The only advice I will give about this book is this 1) Be prepared to forego all normal duties. 2) Make sure you have blinkers and earbuds, so cant see or hear anyone. 3) Preferably lock yourself in a room which has a lock. 4) You need a huge DO NOT DISTURB sign. To the author Katy Evans, thank you for an amazing read I can't wait for Mine(Raw & Ripped#2)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first review for a book but one I must make. I found the characters in this story very real. I fell in love with Remington Tate. Such a wonderful story line and the sex scenes made me so hot under the collar I swear I could have smoked a cig after each scene and I don't smoke. So worth reading. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
sweetace More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!!! I've already read this book twice!! I seriously love Remy, he's one of my new BBF's!! I love the intensity between he and Brooke, it's hot and sincere. They're two broken people who manage to find hapiness together despite his mental illness and her broken past. The lengths that Remy goes to to make Brooke happy is mond blowing. I can't wait for the next book. Seriously people, if you haven't read this one, you missing out. READ IT NOW!!! Great job Katy Evans!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I have never had so much trouble rating a book before. On the one hand, I loved how fiercely Remy wanted Brooke. The alpha and possessiveness was definitely hot. The scenting and licking didn't bother me at all like some of the other reviewers. In fact, I found it downright sexy. However, I had many other issues with this book. First, I couldn't stand how the hero barely spoke. How can you fall for someone that doesn't talk to you? It was beyond frustrating that the hero kept putting Brooke off without telling her why. And would you really want to be with someone who has slept with that many prostitutes? 4 times a day? Really? Gross. Also, I felt more research on 'bipolar' was in order. Why not try the medication until the dose is correct instead of these days of black outs? Not remembering anything. Makes no sense. Apparently the author is writing 2 more books about this couple a la 50 shades BUT you do get a "happy for now" ending (no cliffhanger). And as a bonus the hero actually has several pages of dialogue in the last chapter. Yay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you finally a book with a plot, backbone, finding REAL love, with a mix of good hot sex scenes. This books story is really unique, which I find refreshing being that in 3 years I have read over 400 romance books. It was a little frustrating at the begining with Remy putting Brooke off, but then wow when you find out the why of it. Loved Remy and his caveman ways at times. Every girl likes doses of that at times. Loved that neither characters were sniffling idiots. Plus the other characters were fun to. Looking forward to the sequel. Keep up the great writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an experience. I'd read some reviews warning about delicious sexual tension, to savor it, and to just let the book take me away. I did. And it was the most amazing experience I have ever had with a book! It was like falling in love for the first time, and I will now always be in love with Remington Tate! The hero was kick ass, no blushing virgin, strong and she owned up to what she wanted. These two are meant to be! Intense and delicious awareness every moment they are together. This author wowed me from page one to the end and I can't wait for the next story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it, Also love Too Crazy To Live Too Beautiful To Die def recommend great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book was amazing! The story wasn't rushed and is a beautiful romance! I can not wait to continue reading the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ummmm.... ok I don't even know where to start. Perhaps its best to just start off by saying this book was sooooooo damn good. Remington Tate is the sexiest leading man that I've witnessed in a book in quite some time. His romance with Brooke is absolutely addictive. If you're a reader looking for a book with a lot of sex scenes this may not do it for you becuz the characters take a while before things actually go all the way, but the build up of their relationship is so intense and raw. Remy has a savage side to him that I love. And its great to have a leading lady who isn't scared of her own shadow and embraces her sexuality like we've been exposed to a lot lately in all of this erotic novels. (Fifty Shades of Grey amongst others! Haha sorry I had to mention that) The characters are unique and it feels like this story hasn't been told before. its original and its a delight to experience that. When the sex actually does start it is well worth the wait. I'm still on fire. Im excited for the next two books in this trilogy. I need more REAL!! (You have to read the book to under this reference)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the sequel!
LovetoRead7 More than 1 year ago
Love Remy! Love how strong the two characters are, those who don't like the scenting that Remy does hasn't smelled the fantastic pheromones a man can have. I really loved everything about this book, cant wait for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So now I get all the hype around this book!!! The best part of this book was the intensity and depth of the story! I loved that both characters had a past and how they used music to communicate. I was frustrated in the beginning of the book with all the back and forth of their relationship. However it made them getting together all the more intense!!! I love this the story so much because it hit so many emotions and how the punches just kept coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I love Brooke and Remy! I love how it didn't leave you hanging but has a second part coming out. So please hurry?!?! Def worth the money and you won't be able to put it down. One of my now favorite books and I read 3-5 a week!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Remy is sooooo hot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the BEST book I have ever read!( and I have read a lot)!! Remy is one of the hottest book boys ever! And Brooke, I love her too! Its nice to see a stronge and beautiful main character! Cannot wait for the next one!! ( don't worry no cliff hanger here)!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We get it, he`s hot! But do you need to remind us every other page. Only finished reading this because I paid for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love my sexy man romances
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW. that about sums it up. this book has intensity, drama, and tons and tons of hotness. I absolutely loved the relationship between Brooke and Remy! This will prove to be a great series if this first book is any indication. i can't wait to read the sequal!!!! You will be hooked from just the first chapter. Prepare yourself for a major book hangover with this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book with high expectations but was very dissapointed. I just kept waiting for something exciting to happen, but it never came. I didnt feel the chemistry between the two characters at all and kept an eye on the page number waiting for the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, I really liked the book, but then things became annoying. Its like I kept reading the same thing over and over!! "Oh Remy makes my sex clench soooo much!" UGH!! I got tired of hearing about it all the time. Seriously. We get he's hit! This book had so much lust that I gagged with it. And what was with the scenting and "male-claims-mate" thing? Yes, he's a guy with uber high libido, but shiiiit! And the whole nora thing was annoying. I liked Remy, honestly. He was real tome, but Brooke was just a horny and always getting wet. Did she have a vagina problem? Jeez!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It captured my heart and made me so happy. Remy is such a complicated, beautiful man who deserves love. Brooke has a great heart and needs Remy. A beautiful must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really don't understant the high ratings on this one. Poor character development.
TexasGirl3 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this story about Remy and Brooke! Definitely reccommend the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, wow, and more wow. This book is freaking fantastic and like no other. Smoking-hot, passionate, heart-wrenching love, described with a style and words so powerful that I had to go back and reread some paragraphs again. Explosive, really. Cannot recommended it enough.