Sunday, 14 April 2013

Real by Katy Evans

When I usually review a book I always review straight after reading it so I remember everything and what I'm feeling straight after reading it so I can give the most honest review I can.

With this book I have had to sleep on it, it rendered me speechless. Even now after 10 hours have passed I'm numb.

Part of the excerpt :
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.

Meet the Author

Katy Evans had a pet cougar while growing up; a big, fanged cat which later needed to be sent to the zoo for playfully trying to attach itself to Katy's jugular. From then on, she grew up with much safer companions like books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches "The End." Which, is hopefully, only the beginning...

To find more about her, look her up on her website, Twitter, or Facebook, I'm sure she'd love to hear from you!

Debut book
This is the Debut book from Katy Evans and what a book to debut with.  The danger of coming out with a debut book is that it hasn't been writing properly and is poor in everyway. NOT the case with this book. Katy writes like she's done it her whole life.

 This book had me hooked from the excerpt . And also my first book about a boxer. So our story begins with Brooke and her friend Melanie going to watch an underground boxing match, which Mel has dragged Brook along to. So she hasn't got high expectations. When they are at the ringside and they announce Remington Riptide Tate.

"A shiver runs along my spine as the crowd goes crazy over the name alone"

This is even before Brooke has seen Remington. When Remington comes out to the ring Melanie dares Brooke to "look at him and tell me you wouldn't do anything for that man" so when Brooke first sees Remington's face
"his face is suddenly before me, illuminated by the lights, and I just stare like an idiot from my place. My God" There are so many quotes I could use, but I wont spoil it. When Melanie shouts how hot Remy is he turns and winks at Brooke. Then Remy takes on Hammer in his first round he has Brooke melting in her seat. Then when he wins that round and turns and stares straight at Brooke she feels taken right there. As Remy takes on his second fighter Brooke stands to go to the toilet and as she walks away Remy k'os the man quickly and jumps out the ring and runs after Brooke. This is the start to their relationship.  Remington is possessive and sweet and would do any thing for Brooke. There relationship is tested, I especially like the comments about the lion and OMG, OMG is all I can say.

I loved this whole book, everything about it, the story, the character's, the pace, the setting. It drew me in like an addict and had me hook, line and sinker. There is so much I can say about the story to give you an insight but I wont because you need to read it with a fresh mind with no spoilers.

This is an  phenomenal must  read, its made me numb and fried from reading it. My favourite quote from the book that can explain how I felt when I had finished reading it is:
" Something rushes through me as if this is the first sip of water I've had in weeks, and every pore in me is dehydrated"

This book has plenty of move moments in it and I would give it 5/5 for movie moments( which is for me when your watching a film and it gets to the exciting part that grips you and you either have to go for a walk around the block or leave the room then come back, when I read a really good book and I get like this, for me the author has hit everything right about the story)

The only advice I will give about this book is this

1) Be prepared to forego all normal duties.
2) Make sure you have blinkers and earbuds, so you cant see or hear anyone.
3) Preferably lock yourself in a room which has a big lock.
4) You need a huge DO NOT DISTURB sign.

To the author Katy Evans, thank you for an amazing read I can't wait for Mine(Raw & Ripped#2)