My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great book! Good performance in an audio book format. I enjoyed it!
More about Remy is never enough!
I love how Katy Evans describes everything! The way someone touches, someones hurts, someone laughs, different cries.
I enjoyed her writing, I understood her well, sometimes too well. I’ve imagined two Remys, one dark and one light, two different persons mixing together in my head, sometimes blending into the better man!
At the end I could see him clearly and understand.
Mine is the sequel to Real. I liked Real but Mine was hard to listen/read. It’s a continuation of the first book, entertaining yes, with Remington Tate all over the place, but chapter after chapter some of the sex/love scenes were not that important for me anymore…
I had to have a break from the audio book because I only heard and felt Brooke’s perspective… I felt her emotions, trust and jealousy issues. I was going crazy too! 🙂
We can’t never take anything for granted… Was Remington aware or he never thought about that? I get it, I do! He wanted her to know the “real” man…She get’s it! But does he?
Brooke was young, beautiful starting a career and every man would love to keep her! Didn’t they try? The men? No one? She could leave him because of misunderstandings, overheard talks, things that were so important to be said, but weren’t out in the open? She could, couldn’t she? She tried so hard for him, left everything for him!
She was so blind, loved him so much! But Remy was so hard to reach! Always quiet, she had to pull it out from him, hurting each other?
I know there’s love, that’s final, OK. But when in love, we share our deepest feelings and thoughts. (I think we should!) We want to breathe one another… Belong, become one! So why we leave things unsaid for the love sake?! Why do we want to spare the other one, who will fight for us no matter what, if we don’t know? Are you saved from pain, who bleeds the most?
The one thing I like more about Brooke this time was the way she handled Remy’s illness.
I don’t want to spoil the fun! You have to read it!
The secondary story or plot was not that interesting for me… at times I just felt: whatever…
The end was predictable, like I said, I understood where this story was going, pretty quick! Don’t think I didn’t like it though. 🙂
I liked the fighter blue and black swings and the power and perseverance in him! Refreshing side, a different look on love. I’ll keep it high in my shelf and I can’t wait to listen to the next book: Remy from Sebastian York’s voice! 🙂
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
At last!… We can now get deep with Remington Tate’s version of that sweet story that goes back and forth between his past and his currently state. I thought it was going to be deep, but…
I feel a little disappointed that some parts of the story I was so curious about, will never be told.
Remy being “black”, I just hoped he (or the author) could remember more of it… When Brooke left him I wanted to know more about his struggle to stay focus and get her back. The hospital times and the brain seizures he had to endure to get “blue”.
Some of the events were neglected by the author, rushing things to happen…
Other than that, most of the things I already knew…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Good, not awesome like Real. Review later.
(I have a cold and my eyes burn )
I got better, so…
I like sex in a story if there’s something important towards the development of the relationship.
First impression of this story, well… I felt that the sex situation was just a little too much.
Greyson was dark but cool, he had his reasons. I like him.
Melanie, was hard for me to connect, she had a collection of one night stands and was acting like crazy!
I felt the sex situation was just a little too much.
Sex on call, Melanie was all in. Finding the right guy doesn’t mean you have to taste them all… only Greyson would stop her? Hmm. First time he hurts her, she runs off to another f… buddy…
The most exciting part happened at the end and I wanted to learn more but it was that short and the ending, well another sex scene… It was supposed to be the best, but I didn’t feel the need for.
Ready for Ripped and hope it’s better.
Next to read:
Although I’ve read Katy’s other series, I think I’ll post in another time!