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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 ...

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Overview

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
Dragged to an underground boxing match by her BFF, reserved sports rehab specialist Brooke Dumas is shocked when superstar fighter Remington Tate picks her out of a crowd and offers her a job—as a rehab specialist! The attraction between them sizzles from the start, but Remy has a dark side, and it keeps him at bay, unwilling to claim Brooke until she knows (and accepts) who he really is. The first-person, present-tense narrative (common in YA and chick lit romances) keeps readers in the moment, while the gritty, violent boxing environment adds another unique element to this romance that delivers in unexpected ways. VERDICT Edgy, angsty, and saturated with palpable tension and incendiary sex, this tale packs an emotional wallop and is an intriguing example of the hot "new adult" romances currently hitting the shelves. (Real was released digitally last April, hitting Amazon's Top 10 list, and is the first of a five-book series subsequently picked up by Gallery.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476755595
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Series: REAL Series , #1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 76,162
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning...

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    Ok when I usually review a book I always review straight after r

    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)

    36 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Excellent

    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.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    OMG!!!!! I've already read this book twice!! I seriously love

    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!!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Love it, Also love Too Crazy To Live Too Beautiful To Die def re

    Love it, Also love Too Crazy To Live Too Beautiful To Die
    def recommend
    great read

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Was the male lead raised by wolves? That is the only way I can

    Was the male lead raised by wolves? That is the only way I can explain all of this 'scenting' nonsense going on. I don't understand how people loved this book so much. It was just bizzare all the way around. One minute Brooke is a prude, the next minute she's talking like a phone sex operator.
    Remy is grunting and sniffing the whole time. Also, this book does a great job making people with bipolar look like social outcasts. Just a hot mess.

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Ok

    ## 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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Thank you

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    This book was an experience. I'd read some reviews warning about

    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!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Hot

    Love this book. Remy is sooooo hot.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Geez

    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.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS

    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!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    Wow

    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)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Amazing

    Can't wait for the sequel!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    Love Remy! Love how strong the two characters are, those who don

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Wow!!! Amazing story!!!

    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!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Anonymous

    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!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Loved it!!

    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)!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    On my

    I love my sexy man romances

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Greatttt

    I love the books!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Move over Gideon and Christian... Remy is a new force to be reckoned with...

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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