Wednesday, September 11, 2013


So, another book review. And another fun one, to boot!

Real - Katy Evans
Real (Real, Raw & Ripped, #1)
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?

OK, so anyone who knows me knows how much I absolute adored Jamie McGuire's book Beautiful Disaster. And how could you not? It's wonderfully written, you have flawed characters you want to hate but you can't, and it's a great story. So if you liked that one, you will like this one because it's basically almost completely identical. 

Book purists are probably going to hate that it is so similar, and huge fans of this book will also hate that I'm saying this kind of like a rip off of Jamie McGuire's book, but bitches you know I'm right. Sure, there are a few differences but it's so similar I knew what was going to happen. While normally I would hate that and close the book all together and forget it, I didn't because I really liked Remington's character. And I kind of liked Brooke but just like every other girl in every other book- how do they think they can do something and not be found out?  HOW? It's predictable and it's like, "is this the best the author could do?". 

With that being said, I did enjoy the book. A lot. I liked the build up of passion, I liked how Remington's "problem" is far more believable than some of the other book character's you read in stories. And he's such a broken guy that you can't help but like him. And want to hold him and just hug him until he squeals (and more). The other things that made me cringe was how possessive he is, which I GET because of his background. Get it, doesn't mean I like it. I also don't like how sex hungry Brooke is. Like, simmer down sunshine. I get that Remy is a hot piece of ass and you're horny, but the fact he isn't banging you like a prostitute should make you feel better about yourself that he thinks more of you than that. 

So I'm basically giving it 3 stars. It is a good read, it has great sex scenes, the build up is good, overall if you are looking for a book to tide you over while you have your period, this one is a good choice. There are other sequels coming, next on in November. You know how I am, once I've started a series I have to see it though because I'm crazy and I cannot help it. So I'll obviously keep reading. 


Opus T. Penguin said...

If a man watches a movie with a sex scene in it then he is considered a pervert. However, women can read the trashiest smut they can find and they are considered "well read". Talk about a double standard. Oh well, women get the short end of the stick so often I think they deserve this win.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Ah I have this on my tbr list. I keep putting it off for some reason though. Maybe next holiday I'll pick it up :) Enjoyed the review!

Shirley said...

I read this a few months ago when I was really into contemporary romance. It's pretty good and I appreciated Remy's issue. It gave depth to what could have been a really shallow book.