Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Remy by Katy Evans ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway
Book Title: Remy
Author: Katy Evans
Date of Publication: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books
Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.
Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17830559-remy?ac=1
We go toe-to-toe. I feint and Hammer swings, opening his side. So I jab his ribs, feel the satisfying punch race up my arm, and we bounce apart. Hammer is stupid in the head. He falls for all my feints and never covers right. I ram him hard enough to make him bounce on the ropes and drop to his knees. He shakes his head and hops to his feet after a moment. I love this. My heart pumps slowly. My every muscle knows where to move, what to do, where to send my power—right from my center, up my chest, shoulder, down the length of my arms, to the tips of my fucking knuckles that hit with the force of a charging bull.
I take him down, and then I do the same with the next foe. And the next.
A powerful energy takes over me as I fight, and I fight knowing that Brooke Dumas watches me. If there’s anything in my head other than winning, it’s that I want her to think inside that lovely round head of hers that she has never, ever, seen a man like me.
By the time the tenth guy falls, sweat coats my chest, and as the ringmaster raises my arm, I’m anxious to see the look in her eyes. I want to see that she liked it, that she—like everyone else in this room—thinks I’m the shit. Our eyes lock, my gut goes hard and twisted and wild with desire, and I smile at her as I try to catch my breath.
When the ringmaster releases my arm, I cross the ring, jump over the cord, and land in the aisle, watching her part her lips in shock as I come over.
People go crazy when I go outside the ring, and they’re losing their shit right now.
The whole room screams with their applause and cheers. And I know they all can see where my gaze rests and where I’m headed.
“Kiss his heart out, woman!”
“You don’t deserve him, you bitch!”
“You go, girl!”
I smile down at this woman who has stolen my thoughts, and as I wonder if she wants me to, she looks pleadingly up at me, almost begging me not to kiss her here. My blood simmers as I remember her lips on mine, but it won’t be happening again.
Not until you’re ready, Brooke Dumas.
I bend to her and scent her hair, whispering at her temple, “Sit tight. I’ll send someone over for you.”
I back off before I lose it, and climbing up into the ring, I steal one last look at her. My chest does all kinds of strange things when our eyes lock.
“Riptide, people!” the announcer screams.
The yells feed me. I suck them in with a smile, full of pride and satisfaction. I can see in every one of these people’s eyes that I’m the man. But I want to see it in her eyes. That. I’m. The Man.
The man who wants to be hers.
You know I love Remy and his caveman, alpha male, crazy tendencies....I love Remy hardcore. There was no doubt this book started off strong for me, I loved being in Remy's head, then it just became a bit repetitive and a little too much. Remy's POV could've been blended with Real and Mine for a better effect. Now don't take this the wrong way, because I really, really adore REAL and MINE, there are no words to describe how EPIC those books are. I definitely recommend this series, I just felt there was too much past and not enough present. 3.5 stars
"She's given me love in ways no one in my life ever has. I had never known someone could love me until she loved me."
Remy is basically a retelling of major scenes in Real and Mine through Remy's POV. The majority of the time is spent in Real, although we do get glimpses of Brooke and Remy in the present. I loved reading Remy's thoughts on the first time he meet Brooke and actual seeing how he felt about her, it explained a lot about his actions and how he needed Brooke.
I love Remy and Brooke as a couple, I love seeing how Brooke was the first person to show Remy love and how he expressed his love for her through music. I love Remy's protective nature and the glimpses of the present we got.
While I understand that Remy has mental issues....it still dumbfounded me how he could say such sweet, sweet things one minute and then do something crazy the next. My examples, the whole scenting thing became too much, the use of the word "mate" as sex, and the whole reference to a lion....I get this makes him seem more primal but ummmm no. Then the use of the "f" word.....I have no problem with this but this; "I taste her ear. I fuck it." ummmm double no.
My favorite quote:
"You're mine.My obsession. My dreams. My hope. My heart," he whispers. "
The series is really epic. Even with my issues I had with Remy, I will definitely be reading the rest of this series......actually, I really can't wait to see more of the other characters.
*Reviewed by Brandi
About Katy Evans
Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!
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