Real : Real

  • by Katy Evans
  • Narrated by Charlotte Penfield
  • Series: Real
  • 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An indie phenomenon and a New York Times and USA Today best seller, the first in a heartwrenching new adult series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can't fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter - 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. He's the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I'm drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he's near, I need to remind myself that I am strong - but he is stronger. And now it's my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents...
But the one he's most threatening to now, is me. I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations... If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?


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One thing I do have to say is that this book is intense!  I was so absorbed in this book, that when it came to the end I wanted to start back at the beginning! When listening to this book, be prepared. Cold showers, panty changes, or other forms of...stress relievers may be needed. We're talking sexual frustration here. Don't get me wrong, these two were sizzling! It just seemed something or someone just kept getting in the way. Hell, Remington himself got in the way but he had his own reasons for that. Reasons that made perfect sense once explained later. Not that it made the sexual tension any less torture! The book starts out with Brooke being dragged to an underground fight one night with her best friends Melanie. Brooke isn’t the type of girl that usually goes to these types of things. She is a recent college grad and focusing on career in sports medicine/therapy. Brooke spent most of her life training for the Olympics, until she hurt her knee. Now she is just interested in helping other athletes. While watching the last fight, she see’s someone that gets her attention. Remington. He notices her right away in the cheering crowd. He knows right away she's special and wants her. Brooke receives tickets for another fight to see Remington. She starts talking herself into having a one night stand with him, because let's face it, she wants him. But he actually has a different offer all together, and next thing Brooke knows she's on the road with him. Remington “Riptide” Tate is the king of the underground boxing circuit. He’s beautiful, strong and easily the best piece of eye candy any woman will find. Brooke & Remy are inseparable. The longer together, the more the sexual tension between them builds... and builds... and builds... It makes you ready to combust, along with Brooke! The sexual tension in this book was un-freaking-believable! Eventually we got some major SMEXY scenes... Seriously! On the gym mats, shower, bed, anywhere and everywhere. Remy cannot get enough. The reason I love the character of Remington "Riptide" Tate was because of his animal magnetism, his possesiveness, loyalty, agression, vulnerability, and most important he was "Real!" The intensity of this man is off the charts!!  Katy Evans has created a very well written, seductive and passionate love story. Nothing in the story was roses and perfection. The road to HEA was a complete struggle with heartache and pain. The only thing I didn’t like was that it had to end. I’m very anxious for more and can hardly wait for audible to release the next book!
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- Jordy ♡♡♡♡ "I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality...."

Can we say "clenched"???

I can't understand all the rave reviews for this book (on Audible and other book review websites). There are so many problems with it. I will just name a few here. The narrator was absolutely AWFUL. I will never buy another book narrated by her. The author's treatment of Remi's decision not to take medication for his bipolar disorder is very disturbing. He didn't want to poison his body with toxins, but apparently he didn't think it was a big deal to wreak havoc on his team members' lives, destroy property and be unpredictably violent when he was "speedy". Nice trade-off, huh? Interesting side note - apparently Brooke (who is portrayed as being practically virginal) didn't have a problem poisoning her own body with a birth control implant. What's the underlying message there? And parents can just abandon their minor child to a psychiatric hospital w/o any legal action taken against them? Really??? Also, no explanation was ever given for the postcards coming in from all over the world to Brooke's parents from her sister Nora. That really bugged me. And seriously - Nora does a month in rehab for cocaine addiction and comes out all picture perfect! Sooooo "realistic", huh? Exactly how much money does a boxer make in the underground circuit? Seems to me that Remi was living very large (not to mention all the bills he had to pay for trashed hotel rooms and other property damage). Since I'm not familiar with the underground boxing circuit, my only frame of reference is professional boxing. Champs in that sport can make a lot of money, but the author never addressed this issue as far as the underground boxing circuit is concerned. Another thing that really made me want to scream - Remi wakes up from a coma and Brooke immediately starts ranting at him. The guy has a tube down his throat and can't even respond to her angry tirade. Did anyone else want to throttle her at that point? I could go on.....but I will wind it up with these last two comments. The word "clenched" was so overused that I hope I never hear it again ANYWHERE. And being inside Brooke's head for hours on end almost made me develop a mental health problem.
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- Twitterpated "Phoenix, AZ, USA"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio