Review: Real

Real
Real by Katy Evans
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4,5* Yep!

RipTide!RipTide!

It’s a tide all right, be ready for a storm of emotions and some serious sexual frustration throughout 57% of this audio book!
But it was all goooood!

With a kiss, it all begins, for Brooke and Remy.

Brooke Dumas was a rising star that lost her dreams at Olympics trials with a serious damage knee. She can’t run anymore, broken, she still tries to survive it all searching for another dream, at least something to make her feel better, something to get her back on her feet again! She decides to get her Masters degree in Sports Rehabilitation.

After graduation she’s looking for a job as a rehab specialist, something she’s good at and probably would go on with her life, a little bit happier. Two weeks had past and she’s already tense because she’s got no answers yet, but she needs to find work soon.

Her best friend Melanie wants her to feel better and have some fun, so she drags Brook to an underground fight. She’s not that excited to go but then again it’s a good way, an opportunity to pass out cards and get her name out. She needs this job too much! What she wasn’t expecting at all was, Remington Tate’s tide!

Remington “Riptide” Tate is so hot and sexy, plus he is the best underground fighter they say, our fighter hero, heading to win the championship. Women lose their minds over him and all try to get his attention. But as he lays eyes on Brooke, they feel a deep connection, he has to have her and makes that happen, starting with that stolen kiss.

After that and with Melanie’s help they meet again and she’s ready to feel something, she’s so attracted to him, she’s tempted to have an one-night stand! But Remy hires Brooke instead! What? He asks her to work as his sports rehab specialist, with a three month contract.

She can’t believe it! Perhaps she misunderstood their connection, she’s been “out of order” 🙂 for so long… But she accepts it! She can’t think straight in his presence, but he makes no moves towards her, he keeps staring, not a man of many words, apparently he’s only interested in her special stretching abilities after training and after fights. Poor Brooke, just touching him is torture!

Riptide can have all the girls he wants but after meeting Brooke he turns all of them away. She knows he’s attracted to her too but he still doesn’t want to touch her.

Remy is a very complicated man, unpredictable, doesn’t talk much, but when he does… Oh my! So much more interesting and deep!(I loved the way he talked through music!) He has a dark side that keeps him a mystery, he’s afraid Brooke would run away, until she knows who he really is, he just can’t, can’t! She feels it, he has a broken side and he has trouble dealing with.

He has a bipolar disorder, refuses to take medication due to the effect it can have on his training. What effect? (I don’t know much about this, but I’m ok with it!) He has highs, very highs speedy times or he goes a very low depressed state, goes deep black and loses track of time. He can be extremely violent and has been sedated to get through this awful moments. That’s a shame! What effect he’s trying to escape?

As their friendly zone relationship grows, all about kissing and no sex, Brooke believes he wouldn’t hurt her and keeps trying to support him no matter what. She wants him desperately, sex is all she can think of now, every touch is fire and he feels the same, but refuses to go all the way, he will hurt her!

He’s resolved, Brooke needs to know the “real” him first and once he has her completely, he’ll never let her go.

And then BAM Fi-na-lly! Love scenes were great!

Later, much later in the book, Brook sees someone familiar in a dangerous place at a match and she is shocked, but does anything about it for a while… A little predictable that this last twist happened just for Remy to take some action to show all his demons, this leads to Brooke leaving… I thought she was stronger!

This book is written in Brooke’s point of view but we can go into Remy’s head from time to time and I loved every part of it!

Intense writing, best feelings ever!

Enjoy!

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