Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review: Real by Katy Evans

Real by Katy Evans
Series: Real #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books (May 28, 2013)
Pages: 321
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought

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?

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
Thoughts: Wow! Why did it take me so long to read Real. Have you ever read a book you were so torn over your thoughts. That is what Real has done to me. I loved it but at the same time I had issues with it.
What I Loved:
Remy is what kept me swiping my kindle for more. I could not put it down. I needed to know how everything played out even though I knew what he was keeping from Brooke. He caught my attention right from the meet in the hotel. After that I just wanted to know more about him. Loved the sweet moments together with Brooke. Best part and what makes Remy a swoon worthy hero is he would do anything for her.
Loved that even though Brooke had no idea what was going on with Remy and was told many times to back off or leave him alone she did not. She fought hard and stood her ground and wanted to take care of him. I felt so bad for her when it came to her sister Nora. I was also nervous because I knew things were not going to go well on one of her decisions she made relating to her sister.
Fight scenes were a big part of the plot and were done perfectly. Loved Nora her sister plot line too. The last half the book was intense and bit emotional
What did not work for me:
Being in Brookes head. She was at times annoying. The repetitiveness use of words from her. All she ever thought about was how hot Remy is or how she was about to burst down below.
Since I was not a fan being in Brookes mind I did not like the 1st POV. Maybe I would of like it better if dual 1st POV.  I really wanted to feel what Remy was feeling. I wanted to experience all his ups and downs.
Overall Thoughts:
I wonder if I read this years ago if my thoughts would of been different as many things that bother me with this book would of not back then. Times past and my taste in what I like and dislike have changed. Many great reviews for Real and I totally understand how easily to fall in love with Remy and Brooke. Days after reading I still think about Real. I want more Remy but do not know if I could handle being in Brookes head again.


  1. I find myself wondering the same thing about books. Back when I started to get into reading, I devoured everything. Now, I find things that annoy me all the time. Sorry to hear the heroine bothered you. It's never fun being stuck in someones head that you can't stand.

  2. Since I started blogging, I do find that some things bother me more now than they would have before. It is so annoying to be in a first person POV for a character that has issues. I much prefer the dual 1st.

    1. I am more of 3rd person POV. I can handle 1st POV as long as I like the character because it does suck if do not. I rather have dual 1st POV over 1st person as long as not repetitive. Annoying when both characters go over the same scene.

  3. I am sorry to hear you didn't like Brooke's POV, I LOVED this book here though. It has such a swoony feel to the romance that I loved.

  4. I hate when that happens and everybody loved this book. I did love the love the swoony feel of the romance.

  5. I hate when the POV feels like it is the same thing over and over. That annoys me to no end about a book. Sorry this wasn't that great.


  6. This one was mediocre for me, too. Didn't take me too long but I had issues especially with her medical stuff.

    1. This was such a hit for so many I wish it was the same for me.


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