Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Spotlight: Mine (Real #2) by Katy Evans

Real Series
By:  Katy Evans
Release Date:  November 5, 2013
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content:  18 & Up

Book Summary:

“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate
In the international bestseller Real, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes…and now he can’t live without her.
Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when Remington needs her the most, Brooke makes a discovery that forces her away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls Mine.

Real Series:

To Read the Book Spotlight on Real, Click HERE

My Thoughts:

Mine, by Katy Evans, was passionate, erotic, intense, sexual, and utterly consuming!  Wow!  I just loved the continuation of Remy and Brooke's addictive, raw, powerful, and passionate love story.  I was a little worried that this sequel would not be able to live up to Real.  I am relieved and excited to say, that it was an amazing sequel that I devoured in record time.  I just can't get enough of Remy.  Talk about a hot, powerful, sexual, and swoon-worthy alpha male!  Remy beautifully represents all of the reasons why Alpha Males are such a turn on!

Mine was told from Brooke's point of view, and continues right were Real left off.  Remy and Brooke are back together, and these two are hotter and heavier  than ever! However, being back together, they are facing many challenges.  For one, Remy is insecure that Brooke will leave him again, and Brooke is insecure that she is not enough for Remy.  She gets jealous of all his groupies constantly throwing themselves at him.  Remy is dedicated and determined to make his dream come true, of being the underground Fighting Champion.  He is working out harder then ever, eating right, and treating his body well.  Brooke is right beside him every day, cheering him on, and encouraging him.  These two have the most intense, passionate, erotic, and steamy love scenes.  Ms. Evans is the mistress of seduction when it comes to the written word.  

Unfortunately, Scorpion is up to no good again, and trying to get into Remy's head.  Remy hires body guards to protect Brooke, and is out for blood when it comes to this psychotic fighter.  On top of that, unforeseen circumstances force Remy and Brooke to be apart.  Broke is a mess because she can't stand to be without Remy.  She feels insecure and worries a lot about Remy being without her.  Remy misses Brooke so much, and text messaging, skyping, and phone sex just seem to torture him more.  Remy and Brooke get tested time and time again.  These two couldn't seem to catch a break!  Whether it was other people (like Scorpian or Remy's parents causing problems,) dealing with Remy's bi-polarism, false assumptions, learning how to trust one another, trying to eliminate self-doubt and insecurity, or just the everyday reality's of life. However, these trials made Brooke and Remy's love for one another stronger.  There relationship solidified, and Remy got to learn what unconditional love felt like.  He also learned self worth, and that he deserved someone as amazing as Brooke, and the happiness that being with her gave him.

Mine was fresh and exciting the whole way through.  There were many plot twists that kept the story alive, and had me hooked!. It was wonderful to have all the fun and interesting secondary characters from Real, return in Mine.  We get Coach Lupe, Pete, Riley, Diane (Remy's chef and surrogate mother), Melanie (Brooke's best friend), Nora (Brooke's sister), and even Brooke's good friend's Kyle, and Pandora.  We also get to know Brooke's parents, and meet a new minor character, Jo, one of Brooke's bodyguards.  I loved how Remy and Brooke created their own family with the friends and loyal people they surrounded themselves with.  The ending of this story was absolutely beautiful and heartfelt.  I swooned, sighed, and my heart completely melted.  It was absolutely perfect, and I think fans of the Real Series will love it!    

My Rating:

Riiiiiiiiiptide for the Win, and Mine for the knockout!!!  5 Sexy-Alpha-Male, Intense, Protective, Loyal, Sexually-Erotic, Madly-in-Love Stars!  Trust me ladies, you want more Remy!  Mine was just as amazing as Real was!  You will not be disappointed!  Mine will just wet your appetite for even more Remy!  Run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore to get this little gem!  Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down until you have finished it!  This is a series you want for your library, and trust me when I say you will love the continuation of Remy and Brooke's beautiful love story about unconditional love, tremendous passion, loyalty, family, and most of all the beauty of hope for a bright future!

My Favorite Quotes:

"I've been loved, and I have loved.  I'm in love, and I will be forever changed by this love, by this man."


"And I want him like my next breath.  I want him more than anyone of these screaming women wants him.  I want every fragmented part of him.  I want his body.  His mind.  His heart.  His beautiful soul."


"I promise, you have my heart, and you have me.  There's just no song on this earth, and no playlist big enough, to tell him that I truly love him.  I love him when his eyes are black, and when his eyes are blue, and although I know--deep down--that he doesn't believe I'm here to stay--one day, I swear one day I will make him believe me."


"I've been through hell, and I'm back in heaven, and suddenly I know that's the way my life will be:  after the dark, I will always, always find my light--which is him."


"Now I know that he is really mine.  These fingers have been mine from the moment they touched me.  This face.  These lips.  This huge, kind, protective, possessive, and forgiving heart.  He's been mine since I've been his, and knowing that makes me feel like I'm being pieced apart, then put back together new and whole and happy."


Book Teaser:
Courtesy of Ms. Evans Website

Guest Post
By: Katy Evans

The top 10 Ingredients that make up Remy....let's see now. We have a little bit of each;

1. Protectiveness
2. Possessiveness
3. A fierce and untamable spirit
4. A gentle heart
5. A hidden vulnerability
6. A host of demons 
7. Perseverance, determination, and drive - he is a fighter in every sense of the word, after all!
8. An unwavering trust in his own instincts
9. A cocky boy 
10. As well as  primal man . . .

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About the Author:

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now 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…


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  1. What an awesome review!! I CANNOT wait to get my own copy of Mine... I loved Real and am excited for more... that Alpha Male is hawt!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. I can't believe I haven't started this series. It's so awesome when a sequel surpasses expectations. I'm so glad you loved Mine, Lindy. Great review!

  3. Thanks for the post, I liked reading your thoughts on Mine. I like how Katy wrote about life with Bi-Polar and the struggles that are daily. Add to that being a serious competitor and being in the public eye while trying to have a relationship with someone make the obstacles seem enormous at times. This makes for great storytelling and Katy is doing a fabulous job! I am very excited to read Mine! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Really excited to read Mine. I loved Real. Your review made me want to read Real all over again to get ready for Mine. Great Review! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  5. I thought Real was beyond fabulous. I have really high expectations for Mine and your review gives me faith that my hope will not be in vain.

  6. They do seem to have a lot against them, but they have a lot going for them too. I can't wait to read this one for myself. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for the giveaway opportunity.

  7. Great review! I read Real and loved it! Can't wait to read Mine and Remy.

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway!!! :D

  8. Thank you for the amazing Giveaway !!


  9. Great review! I loved Real and I can't wait to finally read Mine!! I love Remy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I enjoyed Real and would love to read book 2. Thanks for the review, and fingers crossed for the giveaway! :-)

  11. Awesome interview. I love this series and looking forward to reading "Mine". Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Mine". Happy Halloween!

  12. This sounds really good! Intense and enthralling! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Real was one of many favorites this year, and I am so looking forward to reading Mine. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  14. I have not had the chance to stare Real yet but I really hope to soon Thank you for the amazing giveaway.

  15. YAY!!! So excited for Mine! With Real, there were a few who didn't exactly fall in love with the story. But so far, with Mine, everyone seems to be head over heels! I can hardly wait for the release day!

  16. I want more REMY!!! I cannot wait to read MINE!!! Thank you for the chance!

  17. Awesome review I really want to read this book it sounds awesome and thanks for the giveaway

  18. Great review! I am counting the days until release day!

  19. Great review! I am counting the days until release day!

  20. Thank you for the review and giveaway. I loved Real and I know I will love Mine! Can't wait to read it!

  21. Awesome review! I listened to the Audiobook..I love it. I loved Real, I loved Mine and I loved Real even more..there's something about getting into Remy's head..great series and I can't wait for more!


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