Review ~ Real by Katy Evans

Title: Real
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real, Raw & Ripped #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: April 8th 2013


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?
I picked up Real as I wanted to dive into a light read that I was hoping to enjoy, and I not only enjoyed it but I fell into a fabulous story that kept me wanting more! It’s not just a romance story, but one that changes the lives of two determined characters for the better. It’s emotional, with highs and lows and all the fuzzy bits that I love in-between!!

Remington Tate!! Just writing the name has me all hot and bothered! He is the alpha male of all males! Women everywhere want him and when he steps into the fighters ring he is a man mountain of perfection. He is unstoppable and always wins! Brooke has overcome a lot to be where she is today. Her dreams were torn from her when she had a career ending injury. But she still managed to get back on her feet and start all over. She is not one to back down and get all alpha girlish as well, and it was so awesome!

The chemistry between Brooke and Remington is electrifying! From the very first fight that she goes to and locks her eyes with his, is just scorching. And the way he wins for her, swoon! But like everything, he has his secrets and his past is something that he wants to take his time to reveal to her. And by the time I knew everything I was in love with him just like Brooke! He may be hot tempered but once you are past those walls you can see the fragile man underneath.

By the time I was half way through the book I was frustrated and a bit wound up like Brooke. Remington is trying his damnedest to be worthy of her and once we understands his reasons I loved him even more. Around her, he is like a gentle giant and treats Brooke like she is fragile, he is so sweet!!

The pace of the book was fantastic and the story was well written. 98% of the book is from Brooke’s POV and seeing Remy through her eyes was amazing. Getting to know him with her was fantastic, and before long he had a hold of her heart! The emotion that both of these characters have is beautiful and I love them both! The sex scenes are sizzling and the way Remy uses music to express himself was so sweet! I floated away with the story and found it so hard to put down. I’m excited to get more of Remy… Hopefully soon!!

I received a copy of this book from the Publisher, Gallery Books, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This is the kind of story I always enjoy, Naomi. Romance, but with some actual character changement as well - I am usually hooked from the get-go.
    Great review :) Have a wonderful day.

  2. I think I would like the chemistry between Brooke and Remington too. I think I need this one! Great review.

  3. Oh, the chemistry between those two was definitely electrify!! I did enjoy this book, not as much as I was hoping, but it was still a really good read :) I'm glad you really enjoyed it!! :)

    Amazing review!!

  4. This one sounds good! I love heroes who are fighters, something about them throwing punches gets me every time :) Great review!

  5. Ooo and this one would kinda count as one of my sports challenge reads! I've got a lot of friends who really enjoyed this one. Glad you had such a good time with it!

  6. Thanks Lexxie! I thought this was a pretty good read. The characters have flaws that take time to surface. I loved Remy, and can't wait to read more about him!!

  7. Brooke and Remy are amazing! The way their relationship builds is slow and steady, considering Remy is usually pretty quick to pick up girls!

  8. I understand what you mean!! There was something missing that I can't quite put my finger on!! Almost a 5 star read.... but I love Remy, so close!! Thanks Megan *wink*

  9. Tell me about it!! What about when he gets into the ring and HAS to make eye contact with you before he starts the match.... made my heart melt every time!!

  10. And another NA to add to the ANNA pile I'm making for sure!! lol

  11. The emotional romance sounds amazing, adding to tbr

  12. Okay, you've convinced me, I have to read this book!!! Like now!! Everything you've said about makes it seem like a book I'm sure to love :D.
    Great review Naomi :D

  13. It is a great read and I am keen for more.... November will be here soon enough!!

  14. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesMarch 10, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Great review. I'm so glad you liked it. I loved this book, it blew my mind and I want a piece of Remy just like everyone does. But not only that, I want to help him, make him better ahh swoon! He's more interesting because of his secret, what he's hiding is a big deal & it's one of the many reasons I like him.

  15. Bwahahaha!! Me too! He can lick and suck where ever he likes on me too!! I love all his flaws and how possessive he is! Thanks for stopping by Itara!


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