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Real (The REAL series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Katy Evans
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,489 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An indie phenomenon and New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller, the first in a heartwrenching New Adult series about a beautiful young sports rehab specialist who can't fight her attraction to a dangerously sexy underground fighter.

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?

Editorial Reviews


"A rare mix of fevered obsession and gentle enchantment, REAL is a visceral and addicting debut."
(Christina Lauren, author of the Beautiful Bastard series)

About the Author

Katy Evans grew up with 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, she'd also love to hear from you!

Product Details

  • File Size: 935 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482335395
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (May 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CRAMM02
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,109 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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307 of 340 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RIP-freaking-tastic!!!! April 10, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I hope my husband never reads my book reviews because this one may cause some turmoil in our marriage. While we all have book boyfriends (Kellan, Gideon, Christian...) I am officially claiming Remington Tate as my book husband. I want to have little book babies with him. ( No slight to my real life babies of course!)
This book rocked my socks, my world and everything in between. While some readers have soft spots for bikers, sweet spots for rock stars, the hots for billionaires, I have a super girlie hard on for fighters/ boxers. Ms. Evans' RIP is the fighter of my book dreams. Her story is an emotional journey of angst, tenderness and panty dropping hotness. I am counting the days until Remy and Mine are out. Ms. Evans is my new book best friend. (Jeez, now I have to keep this from my besties too!)
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197 of 231 people found the following review helpful
By *TiNa*
Format:Kindle Edition
I originally posted my review on Goodreads on March 23rd but in seeing here, though plot and character issues are discussed, there seems to little complaint about the writing, so I figured I'd post here as well.

Don't be fooled by all the 5 star reviews on this book. I'm sure there's an okay story in there, somewhere, if you don't have any problem with digging through a bunch of nonsensical crap to find it. I don't want to spend my time trying to figure out what the author means, I just want to get lost in the story and the characters.

For me this book was close to unreadable. It is riddled with bad grammar, long run-on sentences (some entire paragraphs are one long sentence) misused words galore, incorrect tenses, improper sentence structure and whole sentences that make little to no sense, at all, even if you rearranged them. Along with being poorly written, there's almost no character development and the h's inner monologue is juvenile, extremely repetitive and drags on for pages at a time.

Some examples.

"Because your smile doesn't even have any place on your face anymore." lol...whut?

"I spent extra time rubbing his deltoids, the roundest, squarest part of the shoulder." Roundest and squarest? Hmmm.

"We need to stop, sometimes we hear music, turn on the TV, or eat." Uh, I think she meant listen not hear.

"He buzzes his nose into my temple." I don't even know.

"and now he's just bouncing on his calves as if waiting for the next hit to come." He's got mad skills cause that seems impossible.

"Its hard to watch you fight but to watch you suicide yourself is..." Really? REALLY?

"She shoots some sort of tranquilizer up his IUV." It's just an IV. No U needed.
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119 of 140 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to LOVE it! April 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To sum up how I feel right now I will say this........
STOP with the FEELINGS already! So I read only one bad review about this book and in summary it basically said they wanted more substance to the relationship and it was all really about my first thought was "sign me up" Reviews like that are EXACTLY why I buy books (so sluty of me I know)However, what that reader really meant to say was less feelings and MORE talking! I don't understand why authors write a book from 1st person POV yet the main character pretty much narrates the entire book and lets us know a MILLION times every time she takes a deep breath, has a shiver, goose bumps, ect. Nobody in this books talks. Any time any character in this book asked a question the author wrote 5-6 paragraphs about the main character's feelings towards what her answer will be.
Why I still gave this book 3 stars because the main character did have a good sense of humor and when the book got steamy (finally at 55%) it really got steamy! It was also a well written book for people who like Narrative books and LOTS and LOTS of feeling. The plot was also really good!
I still think it's worth reading if you can get past the things I have listed. I never want to steer anyone away from buying a book, its just one person's opinion.
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147 of 175 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to OWN this amazing book! April 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
My Thoughts:
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Heat rating: you will be blushing a LOT (I suggest a fan)!

Remington Tate. I don't think I have ever crushed on a character in a book more than I did while reading REAL! I started reading this book on a road trip with my family and found myself sneaking away with my Kindle during "family" time just so I could keep reading. This book was so addicting, I had to have more and I devoured it in just a few hours. I am not a reader who re-reads books, but I WILL be re-reading this book very soon. REAL was so good that immediately after finishing, I contacted Katy Evans begging for more and asking (ok, demanding/pleading) when she was releasing more in this series. (good news there will be more).

I am totally blown away by this book and her writing. I read a LOT of books (84 so far this year alone) and hands down REAL was one of, if not the best, books I have read. Katy Evans is a DEBUT author and knocked this book out of the park. Well done, my friend, well done. I have been gushing about this book for weeks to my husband, my friends, Katy (poor thing) and all my outlets in social media. YES, it is that good (NO, I don't gush like this over every book I read, just a handful in the last year).

Words fail me about how to explain/describe this book... but trust me, if you can only buy one book this month, buy REAL. It will not disappoint. I will try to sum up the book without giving away too much, you need to read it fresh, unspoiled. (maybe not the best book to read at work/in front of family because it is HOT and will make you blush).

The book starts when Brooke Dumas was dragged to an underground fight by her best friend, Melanie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, I read it again and again and again...
I am so happy that I did not review this book after the first time I read it. Not because it wasn't good, I just couldn't put into words how I felt when I became enamored with Remy... Read more
Published 4 hours ago by eLizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Remy is My REAL!!
Remy is black and blue and fan-freaking-tastic!!! A hot alpha male underground fighter with a secret?...count me in!! Read more
Published 16 hours ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book for what it was
WOW, this book!! Hot hot hot! There is something about a hot troubled fighter fighting for what he wants. Yeah, he has some issues who doesn't. I loved this book for what it was. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Minders
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy tense romantic
Remington is a Super hot, sexy sweet heartbreaking hero. I did not really like Brooke too much. For a smart girl she seemed pretty whiny and dumb. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Lisabug1021
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this whole series
A must read! I loved this whole series!
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Just do it!
This book is the epitome of sexual tension!
There was a point when I was blabbing about this book to my friends and the only thing I managed to repeatedly say was "I wish... Read more
Published 2 days ago by I.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I am going to have Remy withdrawal until I read the next book. A huge hunk of a fighter that finally finds the girl that becomes the center of his world.
Published 3 days ago by Susan Crane
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great!! Thank you!!
Published 4 days ago by Christina W
5.0 out of 5 stars Remy and Brooke are worth the read!
I could not put this down. I loved it! (I've read it at least 6 times...)

Remington Tate has been dealt a rough hand, but he forges on and attempts to find happiness... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lori C.
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst.
Published 7 days ago by Maureen Farrell
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More About the Author

Katy Evans is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Real series.

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


Twitter: @authorkatyevans


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