Review: REAL (Real, Raw, & Ripped #1) by Katy Evans


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?

REAL – April 9 2013

Book #1 of The Real, Raw & Ripped Series

Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance – recommended for ages 18 and up.


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Abby’s Review 5 amazing stars

This book is easily one of the best fighter bad boy books that I have ever read.  Remington is so fricken sexy.  I could not even think of a man alive that embodies his strength and fierceness that Remy has.

I have been wanting a sexy read that grips at my heart and keeps me up late, this is so that book.  I think Remy is going to hit 2013’s list of best BBF.  He is easily so Sexy, I want to scream his name… Remy RemyRemy

Brooke is so fierce, I love her.  She kicks butt.  Some things that she did had me giddy as hell. I was sitting up in bed making these squeal noises, slamming my hand over my mouth so I wouldn’t wake up my husband.

Katy Evans writing was so much fun.  Her pace was amazing.  I was captivated after the first page and could not put this down.  This is one I am going to shout about.  Read This ONE!!!





Dawn’s Review 5+ stars!

Pulsing. Fighting. Licking. Soothing. Loving. Fucking. Owning. Believing. Kissing.

OH.MY.GAWD!!!!! This was the hottest book I’ve read in a long time! Sensual. Sexy. Intense. Primal.  I felt OWNED by it. OWNED. I think I’m still recovering hours after reading it! Make sure you give yourself time to read this in one sitting because you’re not going to want to put it down.

So let’s start by talking about Remington ‘Remy’ Tate. He is a freaking animal; the hottest, most intense fighter I’ve had on my e-reader in, well, NEVER! (And he’s not leaving any time soon!) Dark hair, blue eyes, body made for fighting and for s-e-x. I could practically feel his charisma oozing from the pages! Whew! Give me a moment…He makes your girly parts say ‘yeow!’

And we have Brooke Dumas. Gorgeous ex-track superstar who hasn’t felt anything close to what she feels with Remy. EVER. He speaks to a primal side of her that she didn’t even know existed. She is his everything. Within the space of moments, Remy’s and Brooke’s lives become completely intertwined.

“His chest heaves as he watches me across the room now, his eyes brilliantly blue as he clenches his hands at his sides and waits for me to speak, the t-shirt still in his grip, dangling at his side.

Suddenly all I know is that this man has god-like proportions in my mind, but now I realize he’s also human and imperfect, and with every aching, quaking inch of my body, I want him all the more. So much I want to drown if he denies me tonight.”

It’s not an easy relationship. They both struggle with expressing their feelings with words. But they have this beautiful way of communicating through music. I could just see them sharing songs with one another. *swoon* And there are dark moments…without spoiling it for you, let me just say that those dark parts are integral to the story even if they are not easy to read. Several times, I held my breath and my heart shattered.

And the moments of such intense sweetness, such beauty and love enraptured me. One thing I loved about Brooke and Remy is that they felt like partners. He may have strength and power and be the epitome of alpha male, but she had just as much power in the relationship.

“He’s so protective and so unexpectedly giving that I just want to crawl into his big, lean body and curl myself in a ball and live inside his big gentle heart, because that’s the only place I’m interested in living in.”   

Like Brooke and Remy being wrapped up in one another, their story became my world for the hours that I was part of it. And I’m still reeling from it. Katy Evans has an unbelievable way with words and I believe I’ll be nursing this book hangover for a while. Absolutely cannot wait for more of Brooke and Remy.




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5 Responses

  1. Kim Perry says:

    I absolutely loved Remy and Brooke!! I’ve recommended Real to a number of people already. Can’t wait for more Remy and Brooke! Great reviews!

  2. Great review!! I need to read this book. I own it and haven’t read it yet.

  3. HædíHó says:

    I just have to ask, who is the hunk with the tattoos who´s covering his junk ?? 😉

  1. November 12, 2013

    […] you fell in love with Brooke and Remy in Real, then this is the perfect follow-up.  This has a perfect blend of sweetness, sexiness, pain and […]

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