Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book Review: Real, by Katy Evans

Review by: Gwendolyn Mulholland

They're all gushing over the whole "experience" except Kyle, who's scowling as he climbs behind the wheel. " That was one weird-ass interview. in a fucking hotel room?" he protests.

"Tell me about it." My woman's pride is pricked because somewhere down the line I'd convinced myself the guy wanted to sleep with me. Instead, he offers me a job? Not bad, but totally unexpected, that's for sure.

I think I've got my sensors out of whack, and he's probably the one to blame too.

Real is the first book in the Real series by author Katy Evans. It showcases Underground Fighting Star, Remington Tate and Brooke Dumas, the woman he hires to train him. That is the premise of the book's story line but the book does delve a little deeper when Brooke finds her sister high on "Coke" when she is thought to be traveling the world. This romance story is heavy on the sexual innuendos and fantasy so if you are not looking for that sort of reading, then this is not the book for you.

Official Synopsis:
Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy. But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and REAL.

Hired to keep his perfect body working like a machine, Brooke finally has the lucrative sports therapy job she’s been dreaming of. But as she tours the dangerous underground fighting circuit with Remy and his team, Brooke’s own body becomes alive with the most primal of hungers. If what happens between Brooke and Remy is ever as light as a flirtation, it quickly becomes an erotic obsession for them both, and promises so much more.

But their white-hot lust has a dark side—and when Remy’s deepest secret comes to light and Brooke’s familial duties demand action, will the pair be able to hang on, or will everything that once seemed so real suddenly fade away like an illusion?

While everyone reads romance novels for different reasons, I did find that Real was a little too heavy on the sex for my taste. I understand when it is added to a storyline because it makes sense or adds to the story, but when it is just there to add lines I don't personally feel the need.

However, if you are reading the book for "Erotica" or because you like to read about sexual fantasies, then this will not be a problem for you. Without giving away the ending, I will say that it does not end neatly and you will need to read the next book in the series to find out what is in store for the cast of characters that we meet in Real

Overall, I give it a 3 out of 5 because some may find the book more appealing than I did. I just was not impressed by the over sexualization and the fact that I would need to endure another book to see how the story would end.

Gwendolyn Mulholland is a stay-at-home mom who loves to read, but struggles to find enough hours in the day to do so. Although her Kindle gets a lot of use, she still prefers the touch and smell of a book in her hands. She writes for Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life.


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