Review ~ Mine by Katy Evans

Mine (Real, #2)Title: Mine 
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real, Raw & Ripped #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: November 5th 2013

He's mine, and I'm his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful,
imperfect, and real...

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Riptide" Tate as vital as the air he breathes... and now he can't live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.
It has been a while since I read Real, the first book in this series, so I thought it was about time I picked up Mine and dive back into the world of Underground fighting. Mine was a big turning point in Brooke and Remy’s relationship as they deal with a whole new set of challenges. It was intense, conflicting at times and a riveting read.

In the beginning, I was a bit annoyed with Brooke; she was going out of her way to confront Remy and acted a bit childish. I just wanted to yell at her and tell her to snap out of it, but things started to click and I was thinking… hmmm, I wonder?? From the blurb you see that they spend time apart and they both struggled with being separated, but it is understandable why they were. I think it strengthens their relationship a bit more and it was electrifying when they reunited!! There is no denying that Remy’s eyes are only for Brooke and he shows her that in EVERY possible way.

What I LOVED about this book is the world building every time we go to a fight. Katy Evans sure knows how to build the scene: with the crowd and groupies all yelling out Remy’s name, the announcer bringing in the contenders and building the atmosphere so high that I was chanting along with the crowd!! I felt like I was sitting alongside Brooke and watching this fighting God strut into the ring and performing just for me… sigh! Pow, pow, pow!! So exciting!

Remy’s mood swings are another big part of this story and how all the people around him deal with it. It is an eye opener for anyone who has or hasn’t dealt with depression. Remy’s high’s are so incredibly high that he would be bouncing around and ready to go or taking Brooke numerous times, but when he is low, he is completely cut off from the world. When he is in these fazes Brooke learns what life for him was like when she left him in Real and she soon regrets leaving him like that.

As a whole, I really did enjoy Mine. There were plenty of fight scenes, saucy moments and the characters grew into better people. Their whole lives have shifted for the better and I was happy with how the book tied up. We go through the whole fighting season sharing all their happy, sad and difficult times. I’m excited to see what Remy (book 3) has in store next!!

I won this book from the fabulous guys at The Racy Hearts (Simon & Schuster Australia)

Other reviews in this series

Real (Real, Raw & Ripped #1)


  1. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesMarch 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    I loved this series! I read all three books and I was so amazed, everything was great and I loved Remy, he was so strong and a beautiful person. I wanted to be there for him to help him overcome his lows & cheer for him on his highs. It was a really unique story that I won't forget. I'm so glad you liked it.

  2. I really need to get on it and read these. There really should be a way to add extra just for reading hours into the day. lol

  3. The world builind and fights sound great and I think that I would like the transformation of Brooke

  4. I love this series too. I have read some conflicting reviews, but Remy is just a massive Alpha male and he doesn't even shift!! I will never forget it either and I am positive I will read the series again one day!!

  5. Haha!! Yes, I want more hours for reading myself!! It has been a fun series, intense at times, but I loved it!

  6. I love the fights!! They're an awesome part of the book. But Remy is definitely my fav character!!

  7. Great review!! I do love good fight books, but sadly, I never continued this series... Maybe one day! :D

  8. Yeah one day... you either loved or hated this one I think! Thanks Magen!

  9. I have finished Remy..... And I do love him!! It is my fav book from the series for sure!

  10. ugh! I want to get in on this series SO BAD!! But I haven't had the chance! I love your review, you've done a fantastic job making me want it even more!!

  11. I haven't read the Falling for You series yet..... soon I hope!!

  12. Oh goodie!! It has been an awesome ride! I love it and cannot wait for more. Katy Evans is awesome!!

  13. Fantastic Review Naomi! I loved Mine too, and I can't wait for you to Read Remy!!!! It's awesome! I love how Remy shows her her loves her in EVERY way!!!! LOL Talk about major SWOON!!! I agree with you on how the fighting scenes come to life and Remy's mood swings and depression are a huge part of the book!!! Now rime to ready Remy!!!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  14. Itara @ My Midnight FantasiesMay 23, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I've already re-read it once. I love Remy! I love his personality, and his flaws only make him more desirable to me. Each month I have this itch to re-read something, sometimes it's one book other times it's a whole series. Last month it was the Falling for you series by Abbi Glines. I love Rush!


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