Real  - Katy Evans

I know a book is going to be good when I stay up way too late to find out what else is going to happen to the hero and heroine. This was one of those books that had me hooked from the first couple of pages. The alpha hero is Remington Tate, a boxer fighting in the underground circuit. Remy has suffered throughout his life from loss, anguish, and sorrow.

Brooke Dumas has suffered from a painful loss of her dream to go to the Olympics and the humiliation of her loss being watched over and over again. Brooke has a once in a life time opportunity to work with Remy as a sports rehab therapist.

The one constant in Remy's life is his ability to fight and compete in the ring. He is as intense in the ring as he is with those he considers his. Remy comes off as a gritty, tortured hero but he has a vulnerability that Brooke is not able to resist.

Remington is the typical alpha male that struggles with making an emotional connection to the heroine and finds a way through music. Those scenes had to be the sweetest scenes I have read in awhile. The sexual tension in this book is off the charts. But I was ready for them to move on to something more by the third or fourth encounter. Loved the supporting characters and cannot wait to read more about them. I thought the antagonist was evil and creepy enough but also he was a bit on the weird side.

I struggled a bit at the beginning with all of the dialogue but was able to overcome that and enjoy the read. I think it helped make the story more dramatic and intense for me. I will be reading the series!!

ARC provided thru Netgalley- Thank you